“However so I feel, I feel it will be, I feel it will be very, very, I feel we would have a really, very stable, we’d proceed what we’re doing, we would solidify what we have performed, and we have now different issues on our plate that we wish to get performed,” Trump instructed The New York Instances’ Peter Baker.Sure, that is the quote. And no, it is mindless. Which actually should not shock anybody paying consideration. Trump has repeatedly struggled to articulate why he desires a second time period — and what he would do with it — over these previous couple of months.Final month, in an interview with Fox Information’ Sean Hannity, Trump provided this up when requested about 4 extra years:”One of many issues that might be actually nice — the phrase expertise continues to be good, I all the time say expertise is extra vital than expertise, I’ve all the time mentioned that — however the phrase expertise is a vital phrase, a vital that means.”I by no means did this earlier than, by no means slept over in Washington. I used to be in Washington possibly 17 occasions and rapidly I am the President of the USA, the story, using down Pennsylvania Avenue with our first girl and I say that is nice however I did not know very many individuals in Washington, it wasn’t my factor. I used to be from Manhattan, from New York, and now I do know everyone. And I’ve nice folks within the administration. You make some errors, like an fool like Bolton, you do not have to drop bombs on everyone.”(Sidebar: That’s 138 phrases of not answering the query.)Then, days later, Eric Bolling, an anchor for conservative Sinclair Broadcasting, gave Trump a second likelihood. Which he did not take. Here is a part of how Trump answered Bolling’s second time period query:”We’ll make America nice once more. We have rebuilt the navy, we have now a methods to go. We have performed issues for the vets like no one’s ever seen. We are able to do much more — we did selection, as , we did accountability. What we have performed no one’s been capable of do. However we have now extra to do…”…On the finish of our first time period, it may be nice, it will have been phenomenal. We bought hit with the plague. On the finish of the second time period, it may be at a stage that no one can have ever seen a rustic. We’re doing it, whether or not it is commerce, whether or not it is navy — all made within the USA, so vital. Made within the USA. … We have to carry again our manufacturing and I introduced it again very huge, however we have now to make our personal pharmaceutical merchandise, our personal medication, prescribed drugs.”Once more, what? Trump’s solutions about his second time period are usually a recitation of what he did in his first time period — after which type of a imprecise promise to do, uh, extra of that. Or, within the phrases of Vice President Mike Pence on the Republican conference on Wednesday night time: “Make America Nice Once more. Once more.”Trump has by no means been an enormous planner — or somebody who sees long-term. This excerpt from “The Artwork of the Deal” is among the most vital passages to grasp each Trump and his way of living — and the presidency:”Most individuals are stunned by the best way I work. I play it very unfastened. I do not carry a briefcase. I strive to not schedule too many conferences. I go away my door open. You may’t be imaginative or entrepreneurial in case you’ve bought an excessive amount of construction. I desire to return to work every day and simply see what develops.”There is no such thing as a typical week in my life. I get up most mornings very early, round six, and spend the primary hour or so of every day studying the morning newspapers. I normally arrive at my workplace by 9, and I get on the cellphone. There’s not often a day with fewer than fifty calls, and infrequently it runs to over 100. In between, I’ve at the least a dozen conferences. The bulk happen on the spur of the second, and few of them last more than fifteen minutes. I not often cease for lunch. I go away my workplace by six-thirty, however I continuously make calls from dwelling till midnight, and all weekend lengthy.””I play it very unfastened.””I desire to return to work every day and simply see what develops.””I’ve at the least a dozen conferences. The bulk happen on the spur of the second, and few of them last more than fifteen minutes.”Trump is — and has all the time been — way more reactive than proactive. He is not somebody any type of blueprint he’s following or perhaps a common sense of the place he would love a day/week/month/12 months of his presidency to wind up. Issues occur. He reacts. Then he reacts to the response. It is why Trump loves Twitter a lot; he can gauge response in actual time after which reply accordingly.This method, after all, has its downsides. Largely that Trump’s first time period has felt like a relentless lurching between a panoply of points and grievances versus any type of regular try to push just a few core rules or insurance policies. So, when Trump is requested a couple of second time period, he is unable to provide you with any type of cohesive reply — descending as an alternative right into a type of laundry record of stuff he is performed (or thinks he performed) in his first 4 years.The actual reply of what a second Trump time period would appear like? Precisely like his first time period: Seat-of-the-pants decision-making, coverage being created to suit a spontaneous tweet and plenty (and plenty) of chaos.