Up From the Memory Hole

Every time some new report about Trump being totally out of touch with policy matters and how his staff tries to keep him away from the levers of power, I think back to this:

Donald Trump and John Kasich’s teams are at war over whether the Republican presidential nominee ever seriously wanted the Ohio governor to join the ticket.

Multiple sources close to Kasich said Trump’s son, Donald Jr., tried to entice Kasich with a position as the most powerful vice president in history, but he turned it down. Kasich would have been in charge of all domestic and foreign policy in a Trump White House, Kasich sources said.

Sure he denied it because it makes him look seem weak and out of his depth. But he denies everything, and he is weak and out of his depth.

Trump never wanted to be President. Maybe he wanted to win the contest, but he was never up for the job. And we’ve known this the whole time.