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With all the hubbub about Donald “Fredo” Trump, Jr.’s meeting with a Russian government lawyer to dig up dirt on Hillary, one thing has been overlooked: most meetings, no matter how potentially scandalous, suck. If Donny, Jr. and the lawyer’s accounts are to be believed, the former was lured into the meeting under the promise of very important information, only to show up and receive nothing of value. Sound familiar? That’s at least 50% of meetings I’ve ever had. One attendee, the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who reportedly left not long into the meeting, had to make a statement in regards to this before his testimony with the Intel committee. Enclosed in his complete statement was the following:
[I]n looking for a polite way to leave and get back to my work, I actually emailed an assistant from the meeting after I had been there for ten or so minutes and wrote, ‘Can u pls call me on my cell? Need excuse to get out of meeting.’
To paraphrase this, and other, statements in regards to the meeting, Kushner said it was so boring that he faked a phone call so he could leave. That’s a classic boring meeting power move if I’ve ever seen one.
Now, I’m not trying to make a point on the meeting either way. Could be something damning, could be nothing. But if there’s any truth to Kush’s statement, one thing is for sure–the meeting was incredibly boring, like most meetings that waste working America’s time on a regular basis. According to accounts of the meeting, Manafort was playing on his phone the entire time as well. So yeah, the picture painted here is yet another boring meeting. Rich people hate stupid meetings, too, so the question is why did these guys even bother to go on their own? The fewer meetings, the better in my opinion. I only wish I had the nerve to fake more phone calls in the middle of more of them. That’s a real power move..
[via Daily Caller]