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What’s important to note is just because somebody in the federal government is aware; it doesn’t mean everyone in the federal government is aware.
I used to say that a “thing” must happen to a person on the production line three times before he raises the issue to the supervisor. The supervisor has to hear this three times before he raises it to management. Management will look into it in earnest when it hears about it three times. So the incident happens nine times before management looks into it. Before there is a solution, the “thing” may have occurred 27 times, and the person on the production line thinks management doesn’t care.
So, too, the President of the United States.
It’s important to respond when the person on the production line says, “Hey, something’s wrong here.” Some “things” may occur 27 times before action.
One other point to make, only important sh@t gets to the President. Everything on his/her desk is essential every day. The President must have the ability to correctly and accurately determine what is the MIT (Most Important Task) for the day. If approving Tweets to be sent out under his name is his MIT, his priority is flawed. When the President messes up his priorities, people die, people are hurt, and people suffer.
And all of that is on the President. It comes with the job.
The criticism and the legacy come with the job, too. And every President has deserved his criticism and his legacy. Especially this one.