You hit Donald at on the head and he keeps on going, he doesn’t even know he’s been hit.
Donald Trump — the platform for the message that the world needs borders.
Just doing things became a Brennan principle.
to more value-free Hollywood.
the business of trying to control Trump
not bending to the advise but shopping for the advise they wanted
they had tolerance but no illusions
the big deal of being a president was not so apparent to him
there’s always some smart money in the middle
how smth hardly plausible can lead to smth totally incredible
He didn’t process information in any conventional way, in fact he didn’t process it at all
How long he could go on if he could command time as well as language?
It took absolute discipline not to acknowledge what anyone could see
President seemed … presidential
He just wanted to be loved
Trump in his true heart was a marshmallow
He was after all Donald Trump however much you shined him up
He simply hoped that difficult desicions would make themselves
He hopelessly personalized everything
Trump believed that one man could be bigger than the system
This lack of calculation, this inability to be political was part of his political charm. It was just his good luck.
Wow, public life doesn’t happen like this
Left brain right brain divide of the white house
Trump knew that the war was cursed, and knowing that he did not feel any need to know more
The other biggest guy in the room always had to be reduced in size
There is no executive privilege, we’ve proved that in Whatergate
Trump, the least disciplined man in politics
So, I punch you in your face and then shout oh my god we gotta take you to the hospital
Next stage of trumpism was to protect it from Trump.
Trump, in Brennan’s view, was a chapter or even a detour in a trump’s revolution which had always been about weaknesses in two major parties. …Trump is just a beginning. It’s going to be wild as shit.