Donald Trump invited Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin to spend an afternoon with him at the White House last week.
While visiting the White House, the low-IQ trio mocked a portrait of Hillary Clinton, which drew a brilliant comment from former presidential advisor Paul Begala. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, he labeled the trio a “white trash Mount Rushmore.”
I’ll be honest: though the photo is bothersome, it’s hardly a scandal in the grand scheme of things.
No, the real scandal here is that Trump’s guests wasted four hours of the president’s—and, importantly, America’s—time.
This was a week where, for example, tensions with North Korea continued to rise. The conflict in Syria continued to worsen. Humanitarian crises were once again on the rise in Africa. American citizens were once again fearing for their health, and for the health of the environment. I could go on…
Yet, amidst these—and other—domestic and international challenges, Trump and his team refuse to do the mundane but critical job of governing.
Consider this: Of 554 critical positions in government that require confirmation by the Senate, including the heads of FEMA and the TSA, 473 remain unfilled. 473!
This number reflects staggering levels of neglect and incompetence by the president.
This is not normal.
Rather than wasting four hours with Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin, the president should have been doing—or studying to learn how to do—his job.
Wishful thinking, I know.
It’s Tuesday the 25th of April, 2017.