Turbogoat wrote:He just can't ever give a short answer can he? There's a silence so he just has to fill it. It's where so many of his odd quotes come from.
The first line "Well I don't know. He hasn't told me that" was all he needed to say. All good, perfectly fine answer. But he just ploughs on....
No wonder his lawyers are so shit scared of him being questioned by Mueller.
especially since, from what i've read about him, the one thing Mueller does really well is silence.
It was quite telling to see FBI agents on the receiving end of the strategic silence. When both Comey and Strzok were being questioned by Congress, they'd often be given a question that they'd answer in one or two words. There'd then be an awkward silence that a less well prepared interviewee would generally feel obliged to fill, but they'd just sit and wait for Congress to move on to the next question.
It's surprising to see how susceptible Trump is to the strategic silence though, during one on one interviews or similar they can just sit back and let him fill in the silence with whatever ad lib he wants to add on to even well prepared answers. It's what's caused so many of his foot-in-mouth moments and opportunities for his haterz to snicker at ill-formed sentences and thoughts that he's simply used as filler so much of the time.
It's cheap copy, and a genuine distraction from more pressing issues, but makes for an easy headline. That's probably why none of his handlers have seen fit to coach him how to give short, succinct answers and enjoy the following silence, he makes such a good distraction from his own issues.