George W. Bush Part II: Trump Will Delegate All Domestic, Foreign Policy To VP

George W. Bush Part II: Trump Will Delegate All Domestic, Foreign Policy To VP

Trump Wants To Be The Puppet President For VP Mike Pence

It has become painfully clear from multiple mistakes Republican Donald Trump has made along the way that he isn’t exactly sure what he is running for. There have been some definite red flags, such as Trump promising to defend Articles of the Constitution that do not exist and not knowing candidates haven’t name their cabinets prior to election day. Another piece of information came out today that indicates why he doesn’t know the details of what he’s running to be: he just wants to be the puppet president of Mike Pence.

In a New York Times article detailing Trump’s search for a vice-presidential running mate, this stunning interaction was illustrated:

[A]ccording to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer nonetheless: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?

When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.

Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?

“Making America great again” was the casual reply.

Doesn’t want foreign policy. Doesn’t want domestic policy. In other words, Donald Trump doesn’t want to do any of the actual work of being president. He’s going to leave that to Mike Pence.

Which begs tons of questions, the two most pertinent being: is Trump going to actually pursue any of the policies he’s pushing right now and what would a Pence presidency look like?

Since Trump rarely advocates one position on any issue very long, it’s impossible to know what he would pursue anyway. As for Pence, it’s no secret he’s a conservative’s conservative and would be pushing a lot of positions from the hard right wing of the Republican party. His position on women’s reproductive rights is insane, he’s willing to say the most preposterous of things for the right price, and he’s even disgustingly insulted all women in the military. And that’s just a sliver of his many terrible policy positions.

All said, what Donald Trump wants to be is George W. Bush, and he wants Mike Pence to be Dick Cheney. And all we’re hearing about this election is that we have a choice between the lesser of two evils, much like in 2000.

So, will we fall for this same act again? Will we really pass on Hillary Clinton, like we passed on Al Gore, to allow a puppet president in the White House to be manipulated by a conservative extremist behind closed doors? We are just a few months away from finding that out.

Featured image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

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