Trump announces as policy the first idea that pops into his head, usually one simplistic enough to appeal to a troglodyte Trump voter. Then he learns all the downsides and changes his mind.

A competent president gets experts to tell him all the cost benefits of a certain plan, and recommend alternatives, then he decides what to do and announces it. Then he can appear firm and measured and avoid most of the flip-flops.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)