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An Example For The American People

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Old_Trapper70, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2014
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    And they should learn from it although a certain percentage will never learn:


    As President Donald Trump entered his second 100 days in office, he described an example of his common-sense leadership: New U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, he decreed, would not use high-tech electromagnetic catapults that only “Albert Einstein” could understand, but would go back to old-fashioned steam power.

    "So what did the Navy do with this plain-spoken directive from the commander-in-chief?

    Absolutely nothing.

    When Trump visited Norfolk, Virginia, some weeks later to commission the new supercarrier Gerald Ford, she was outfitted with high-tech electromagnetic catapults to launch planes off the deck. So will every other new carrier in that class. In fact, the Navy didn’t even bother asking for a study to explore the costs of retrofitting the Gerald Ford to use steam.

    It seemed less an act of defiance than an assumption that Trump couldn’t possibly be serious about ordering an expensive and time-consuming redesign of a major weapons system with very little background knowledge ― and in the context of a media interview.

    “They ignored it,” Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University, said with a laugh. “The United States federal government is now just shrugging at and ignoring some of his statements.”

    It’s a shrug that is becoming more common in the Trump presidency. Agency heads and lower-level bureaucrats appear to have concluded that the combination of Trump’s impulsive nature and short attention span means that the president’s sometimes random commands can – and should – be safely ignored.

    “His attention span is so short that what he said one hour, he doesn’t even remember the next hour,” Brinkley said."
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    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    South of the Haggis Munching Line

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