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How a dotard makes the most important decisions

How a dotard makes the most important decisions

by digby

This is the stuff that still astonishes me:

A White House official involved in the vetting process tells me that President Trump's Supreme Court pick will come down to "who he feels most comfortable with in a personal setting."

The personal touch is how Trump makes most big decisions, whether it's picking top staff or deciding how to treat other world leaders. 

Even some aides recognize that may not be the best way to pick a Supreme Court justice.

But Trump is Trump. "It's not going to be an analysis of Pennsylvania politics" or some other convoluted, bank-shot logic, the official said.

Trump has said his announcement will be Monday, but aides wouldn't be surprised if he jumped the gun and appeared with his nominee in the next few days.

He makes decisions this way because he is so far in over his head he has no other way of doing it. And that is just horrifying.

And by "comfortable" it means they must kiss his hem and give some kind of assurance that he needn't fear for his own personal legal future which is paramount. He will try to assess which of these people will be the most loyal. He might just ask them outright.