“However so I believe, I believe it might be, I believe it might be very, very, I believe we would have a really, very stable, we might proceed what we’re doing, we would solidify what we have accomplished, and now we have different issues on our plate that we need to get accomplished,” Trump instructed The New York Occasions’ Peter Baker.Sure, that is the quote. And no, it is not sensible. 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 supplied this up when requested about 4 extra years:”One of many issues that shall 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 which means.”I by no means did this earlier than, by no means slept over in Washington. I used to be in Washington possibly 17 instances and unexpectedly I am the President of america, you understand 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. This is a part of how Trump answered Bolling’s second time period query:”We will make America nice once more. We have rebuilt the army, now we have a methods to go. We have accomplished issues for the vets like no one’s ever seen. We will do much more — we did alternative, as you understand, we did accountability. What we have accomplished no one’s been in a position to do. However now we have extra to do…”…On the finish of our first time period, it is going to be nice, it might have been phenomenal. We acquired hit with the plague. On the finish of the second time period, it is going to be at a stage that no one may have ever seen a rustic. We’re doing it, whether or not it is commerce, whether or not it is army — all made within the USA, so vital. Made within the USA. … We have got to deliver again our manufacturing and I introduced it again very large, however now we have to make our personal pharmaceutical merchandise, our personal medicine, pharmaceuticals.”Once more, what? Trump’s solutions about his second time period are typically a recitation of what he did in his first time period — after which form of a obscure 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 likely one of the most vital passages to grasp each Trump and his lifestyle — and the presidency:”Most individuals are shocked by the best way I work. I play it very free. I do not carry a briefcase. I attempt to not schedule too many conferences. I depart my door open. You possibly can’t be imaginative or entrepreneurial for those who’ve acquired an excessive amount of construction. I want 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 often arrive at my workplace by 9, and I get on the cellphone. There’s not often a day with fewer than fifty calls, and sometimes 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 depart my workplace by six-thirty, however I often make calls from house till midnight, and all weekend lengthy.””I play it very free.””I want 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 form of blueprint he’s following or perhaps a normal sense of the place he would really like a day/week/month/yr 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 form of regular try and push just a few core rules or insurance policies. So, when Trump is requested a few second time period, he is unable to give you any form of cohesive reply — descending as a substitute right into a form of laundry checklist of stuff he is accomplished (or thinks he accomplished) in his first 4 years.The true reply of what a second Trump time period would appear to be? Precisely like his first time period: Seat-of-the-pants decision-making, coverage being created to suit a spontaneous tweet and much (and much) of chaos.