Originally Posted by wojt
this, that's my biggest knock on him that he is not curious to already be very well versed in this. So what you said is imo 100% on point.
I don't know how much anyone should trust the guy, but Trump's ghostwriter from The Art of the Deal was pretty scathing about Trump's complete lack of intellectual curiosity. Like, Trump's is gleeful about the fact that he's never finished a book. Apparently he never spends more than a half hour focusing on any particular issue.
That might work if he could get good advisers, but Trump has also demonstrated that he likes to surround himself with yes-men. He came right out and said that he'd replace Generals until he found some that gave him what he wanted to hear.
The combination is really worrying for me. All the stuff about Trump being racist etc is just playing into identity politics narratives, but this is the core of who he is as a person and how he makes decisions. He's not a deep thinker, he thinks the world of himself, and doesn't have the humility to listen to other opinions. Throw in his brash and unapologetic personality, and that's a guy who really worries me when he can send in the SEALS (much less the nukes).