The problem of President Trump’s attention span has become a national issue. In fact, it’s now the subject of more widespread concern as voters consider how Trump’s habits and personality might translate to the presidency—a job that demands uncommon focus, with life in the West Wing often feeling like a control panel of perpetually blinking emergency lights.
As reported by The Washington Post, the erratic president has the attention span of a 5-year-old. The Post article notes that the president’s unwillingness to read lengthy reports may be hurting his ability to conduct foreign policy.
“I call the president the two-minute man,” a “confidant” of the president told the Post. “The president has patience for a half-page.”
“Even a single page of bullet points on the country seemed to tax the president’s attention span on the subject, said senior White House officials,” the report continues.
Trump doesn’t seem to be interested in doing his job. All he wants is a following of people who are too dumb to see past his ignorance, people who invite his racist ways and are proud of it.
Donald Trump is a child in the White House.
“It’s kind of ridiculous how they are preparing to deal with Trump,” a source told Foreign Policy in May. “It’s like they’re preparing to deal with a child — someone with a short attention span and mood who has no knowledge of NATO, no interest in in-depth policy issues, nothing. They’re freaking out.”