Despite the look on his face in the photo, don’t rest easy if you think the third in line to the presidency has been really been giving the slouching Trump more than fleeting pause.
He be may showing a momentary flash of uneasiness actually being next to someone physically much more imposing, who also knows infinitely more about governing than he does.
Hell, Ryan knows more about governing than Trump’s entire team except for Pence, creepizod Tea Partier, and way out there Christian conservative that he is.
Unfortunately, once out of Ryan’s presence Trump will try to assert the power of the presidency and show that despite his small hands, and Ryans YUUUGE hands and imposing biceps, he is the big enchilada.
Ryan will be the biggest check on Trump’s most dangerous exclusions into Bannon-land. He will be able to develop working relationships with sensible Republicans and with Democrats. I can see him sitting down with Chuck “Take No Prisoners” Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and hammering out deals to avoid Trump’s taking the country into total Aramageddon lava from the sky level chaos. There will however be Perfect Storm chaos at home and abroad because of Trump.
Meanwhile, back to the photo: Pence has what can only be called a shit-eating grin on his face.
I really believe he knows it is only a matter of time before the wreckage of the demolition derby I described this morning (see picture) will need someone who knows how to run a government to order in the tow trucks.
Prence is likely to have a hard time with the egotistical and privileged personalities involved in Trump’s inner circle; but I expect he will secretly develop alliances in the Senate with both Republicans and Democrats.
At least Pence won’t be in a position to force pregnant woman who have miscarriages to provide funerals for the discharged fetal tissue like he did in Indiana.
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