Yeates & Bertrand: Trump is So Bad at His Job Because He's Never Had a Real One

Yeates & Bertrand: Trump is So Bad at His Job Because He’s Never Had a Real One

This Week w/Yeates & Bertrand is a weekly video recap of the top stories from the past week, featuring Walter Yeates and Timothy Bertrand.

Donald Trump: CEO In Chief?

Amy Goodman, the award-winning journalist and founder of Democracy Now!, made an intellectual observation about President Trump when speaking to AJ+ in a video published several days ago:

President Trump never held an elected office, he’s the CEO of a real estate empire. He [Trump] is not used to being  countered, being challenged; and that is his weakness right now. When a judge says no to the Muslim ban, for him it’s like the janitor saying ‘no’ to a command that he has issued…

Goodman later in the video states:

The president [Donald Trump] has called the media; the enemy of the people, the enemy of the American people. Because it questions him, and so he tries to vilify. Where the media falls down is when it comes to war, as is so often the case.  When President Trump bombed the Syrian airfield, that’s when the media, which had been critical of Trump before started talking about him becoming president on that day.

 

The Discussion

During this segment of This Week, Walter and Timothy discuss the comments made by Amy Goodman and how President Trump’s background could directly influence his approach within the White House.

The gentlemen also discuss Trump’s past as a business mogul and why President Trump may have fallen into a number of scandals early on within his presidential administration. They also go into a discussion about the parallels between the current Trump and Putin ties and the Nixon Watergate scandal. Timothy proposes that it’s a possibility that the current scandal may have greater historical significance than Watergate.

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Related: Yeates & Bertrand Part 1 From This Week

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Walter Yeates is a journalist who has covered Anonymous and was embedded with Veterans Stand For when they traveled to Standing Rock. He is also an advocate for the modern day gentleman. His work has been featured on Huffington Post, Elite Daily, GirlTalkHQ, and may other sites.