I didn’t produce our show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday.
— Donald Trump, the "bona fide television sensation" and "former maestro of a hit reality series" who, as NYT media correspondent Jim Gutenberg reminds us, "had promised to bring some 'showbiz' to [what became the Republican convention's glitz-less] proceedings."
Again, should we be "shocked" by yet another instance of such Trumpian cluelessness? Let's put it this way. This is the same colossus of managerial indifference who informed Gov. John Kasich that as vice president he could always occupy his time by "be[ing] in charge of domestic and foreign policy."
We are further reminded of Steve Martin's "Saturday Night Live" routine of 1978, in which he explained how to be a financial success (and never pay taxes). "First — get a million dollars." Well, that's what Trump did, and he hasn't had to worry about management since. He's spent a lot of time mismanaging things, but management just isn't his style.