I called this several weeks ago.

While everyone is speculating on who Trump may choose as his running mate, we should all be in heavy prayer and meditation that it’s somebody competent.

Why?

Because that is who will be running our country, should Trump manage to get through the barrage of attacks about to be dropped on him by the Clinton machine.

In a fantasy rant with Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman, Trump advisor, Paul Manafort, got into several particulars about how Trump would win the election and how he would lead the nation, as president.

Some of the highlights of the interview include mention of Trump’s position on banning Muslims:

“’He’s already started moderating on that,’ Manafort said. ‘He operates by starting the conversation at the outer edges and then brings it back towards the middle. Within his comfort zone, he’ll soften it some more.’”

In other words, he feeds a line of BS, then bends.

As for doing the job the American people are supposedly voting for him to do:

“’Does he know enough? Yes, because he knows he has more to learn. And he is constantly doing that.’

Trump doesn’t read briefing papers, but he is a magnet for information, Manafort said. ‘He reads the newspapers, and he talks on the phone and to office visitors in a never-ending stream. You’re sitting there in his office and you realize that he is constantly picking up stuff as he goes.’”

I’m sure briefing papers and doing the job that every other president has had to do to stay on top of issues directly facing the nation is boring. It’s not WWE-sexy, or anything.

As to the veep nominee, however:

“The vice presidential pick will also be part of the process of proving he’s ready for the White House,’ Manafort said.

‘He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.’”

Basically, as with his businesses, he’ll just be the “brand” of the presidency. He’ll be the face that goes on late night talk shows, does funny skits for variety-styled television, and has only passing involvement in the presidency.

This unserious, unqualified, reality TV charlatan has no intention of actually doing the job of president. He just wants the status that comes along with the title.

Elections have consequences, and every day it seems another boxcar is added to this train wreck.