President-elect Donald Trump said the first order he’ll sign as president will be to create “strong borders.”
It’s something he’s said before, but the promise gained attention Monday evening, after that portion of his Times of London interview was highlighted on social media because it included his definition of “day one.”
“…[D]ay one – which I will consider to be Monday as opposed to Friday or Saturday. Right? I mean my day one is gonna be Monday because I don’t want to be signing and get it mixed up with lots of celebration,” Trump said, according to a transcript of the interview.
Trump will be inaugurated on Friday and is expected to attend celebrations that night.
Wow, what stamina.
How much do you want to bet he doesn't spend his weekend in Washington? How much do you want to bet he spends this weekend in New York?
The obvious comparisons here are going to be to Reagan and George W. Bush. The number of "off" days that Trump takes will be dutifully reported by people like Mark Knoller and will constitute the further adventures of our darned media trying to "humanize" this man. He's not about to leave his gilded tower and he's not about to slum it in downtown Washington D.C. for very long. I wonder if someone will find an excuse for this, such as "renovating" the White House so that the long absences can be excused.
Anybody who ever complained about President Obama playing golf should just excuse themselves from the debate on day one.
Perhaps the only upside here is that the less presidentin' he does, the better it will be for the country.