Building a career as a reality TV star and businessman aren’t the typical credentials for becoming President of the United States. Yet, Donald Trump got the job — and as it turns out, it’s a lot harder than he thought.
Maybe Trump never actually believed he would become president, but his campaign somehow worked. However, since taking office, he’s revealed clear signs that he definitely wants nothing to do with it. Here’s every moment that proves Trump actually hates being president.
1. Taking excessive time off from the job
Sure, every president deserves a break from their duties once in a while. Golfing has long been a presidential pastime to enjoy a little bit of time off from the demanding requirements of the job. Trump, however, takes that to a whole new level. According to NBC, in Trump’s first 404 days in office, he’s spent 130 of those vacationing at Trump properties and 99 days golfing.
His golfing habits seem less like he’s taking a break from a hard day’s work, and more like an indicator that he’s trying to waste as much time vacationing during his presidency until it’s finally over.
Next: This doesn’t point to signs of happiness.
2. Spending his days complaining about everything
If Trump was truly pouring his heart into his presidency, he probably wouldn’t feel the need to complain all the time. Whether it’s about “fake news,” Hillary Clinton, or something just doesn’t go his way, Twitter better expect to hear about it.
Twitter could absolutely be a useful tool for a president in the modern age. However, rather than use it to his advantage, Trump uses social media as an outlet to either complain or cyberbully. Whichever route he takes, it seems like a pretty clear sign that he’s feeling miserable and needs to take it out on someone.
Next: Is he trying to hurt his own agenda?
3. It seems like he’s trying to sabotage himself
With or without his use of Twitter, we’ve seen numerous instances where it truly seems like Trump is trying to sabotage his own presidency. Take, for example, his tweets attacking Senator Jeff Flake in November 2017. If Trump planned on getting his tax reform passed, Flake’s vote was crucial.
That, however, didn’t stop him from firing off some angry tweets about the senator. “Sen. Jeff Flake(y),” Trump wrote, “who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on ‘mike’ saying bad things about your favorite President.” He added, “He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is ‘toast.’”
While some might believe Trump knows exactly what he’s doing and “it’s all part of a plan,” it kind of seems like he’s setting himself up to fail.
Next: He doesn’t like the job or the people who come along with it.
4. Proclaiming his hate for everyone in the White House
Nothing says “unraveling” quite like the president proclaiming his hate for everyone in the White House. According to the Washington Examiner, two sources claimed that Trump lost his temper at longtime security guard Keith Schiller. He yelled, “I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!”
As if the constant revolving door of employment in Trump’s administration didn’t send that message clearly enough, we now have verbal confirmation of his true feelings.
Next: Not even Trump knows what his job entails.
5. His explanation of what he does all day
Trump may claim that he doesn’t watch much television, but we all know that’s a lie. According to The New York Times, “People close to him estimate that Mr. Trump spends at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that, in front of a television, sometimes with the volume muted, marinating in the no-holds-barred wars of cable news and eager to fire back.”
The president, however, insists that he doesn’t have time to watch television. Why? Because of documents. Trump explained to a reporter, “I don’t get to watch much television. Primarily because of documents. I’m reading documents. A lot. I actually read much more — I read you people much more than I watch television.”
We’re not really sure what “reading documents” means, and it doesn’t sound like Trump knows either. That, plus his up to eight hours a day of TV watching time, leads us to believe his typical work day isn’t exactly filled with much work.
Next: He’s missed numerous opportunities to step up.
6. Making minimal effort during a crisis
Over the course of Trump’s presidency, we’ve seen a number of crises during which he had the opportunity to step up and make a difference. However, from natural disasters to yet another school shooting, he seems to show minimal effort in taking care of those affected.
Following the devastation that shook Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, Trump received criticism for not doing enough to help. Even Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to call him to action, writing, “President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens.”
More recently, following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump has been meeting with survivors of the massacre. However, according to CNN’s Kevin Liptak, “President Trump and the First Lady stopped by a Studio 54-themed disco party in the ballroom at Mar-a-Lago,” immediately after visiting the Broward sheriff’s department.
Even if Trump is trying to put in effort to make appearances in the wake of tragedy, his jump from mourning with victims to attending a disco party just didn’t sit right with many citizens.
Next: Being president isn’t as easy as he expected.
7. He misses his old life
As it turns out, being president isn’t an easy job. During an interview with Reuters on his 100th day in office, Trump admitted, “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going … this is more work than in my previous life.”
He also added, “I thought it would be easier.”
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