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A President Out of Touch With Everyday Values

White House chief of staff John Kelly recently asked President Trump if he had any idea how much the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is paid.  Trump’s reply:

$5 million.

Donald Trump thought a Marine Corps general was paid $5 million a year.

Seriously. Who does he think this general is, Don Junior?

Undeterred when faced with the proof of his own ignorance, Trump then suggested that the general get a big raise.

We’ve repeatedly been told that Trump refuses to get involved in the nuts and bolts of governing, and this is startling proof that he’s profoundly out of touch – and not exactly anybody’s idea of the ideal guy to lead an effort to reduce federal spending and cut the deficit.