Trump had a bunch of senators, representatives, and other people over to the White House to discuss immigration and it was all on TV. After it was all over, the chattering heads were swooning about how “presidential” he was even though he didn’t seem to understand what the hell they were talking about.
For example, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) asked for a “clean DACA bill,” which would prevent some 800,000 people from being in jeopardy of being deported. Trump said, “Sure, that’s fine.” That brought a swift response from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who wanted something completely different, to which Trump said, “Sure, that’s fine,” and then Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) chimes in with something else on a different tangent, and Trump said, “Sure, that’s fine.” At the end of the televised portion he declared, “I want whatever you all come up with,” or words to that effect.
That resulted in this from CNN’s Dana Bash:
This is the presidency that a year ago we all thought Donald Trump was capable of… Just the notion of him being in command .. This is what people who had high hopes for the Trump presidency thought it would be, meeting after meeting like this.
Oh, for Dog’s sake. Just because he didn’t stand up and throw paper towels doesn’t make him presidential. This wasn’t leadership. This was some old fart nodding and smiling through something he doesn’t understand at all because he’s more concerned about when he’s going to get his pudding.