Page 2 and I have yet to see someone refute the claim that the President of the United States of America can't read. :|
You'd think this would be an easy claim to refute. Hasn't anyone asked him what his favorite book is? They have
, it's the Bible and when asked to share specific verses, he declined - which sounds a bit suspicious. Honestly, I don't think he's ever read the Bible. His answer could just be pandering, a way to present himself as devout.
He's sometimes in the vicinity of books, so hasn't anyone asked him about them
Funny moment: When asked about books on his desk, he showed us "Adams v Jefferson" by John Ferling. We asked if we should read it. "I wouldn't," he said.
Okay, so maybe he doesn't have a lot of time to read
. Obviously, a President doesn't have a whole lot of free time. *coughgolfingcough*
Trump’s desk is piled high with magazines, nearly all of them with himself on their covers, and each morning, he reviews a pile of printouts of news articles about himself that his secretary delivers to his desk. But there are no shelves of books in his office, no computer on his desk.
Well, that's disturbing.
Presidents have different ways of preparing to make decisions. Some read deeply, some prefer to review short memos that condense difficult issues into bite-size summaries, ideally with check-boxes at the bottom of the page. But Trump, poised to become the first major-party presidential nominee since Dwight Eisenhower who had not previously held elected office, appears to have an unusually light appetite for reading.
He said in a series of interviews that he does not need to read extensively because he reaches the right decisions “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already] had, plus the words ‘common sense,’ because I have a lot of common sense and I have a lot of business ability.”
Correction. This is the disturbing part. Being a "skimmer" is bad enough, but relying on "common sense" over knowledge is downright disastrous in a position of power.