CNN’s Jeff Zeleny says the president isn’t showing enough “emotion” and “empathy” over Hurricane Harvey – but, "Dilbert" Cartoonist Scott Adams has the solution: a new cabinet position: “Secretary of Tears.”
On Tuesday, CNN White House Correspondent Zeleny bashed President Donald Trump for not displaying enough emotional distress over Harvey:
“Very little in terms of empathy from this president. Very little in terms of emotion or talking directly to the people of Texas. He’s been talking about the businesses, talking about the response and his crowd.”
Since emotional empathy isn’t Trump’s strong suit, he needs someone – like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) - to fill the void - Adams suggests in a commentary video:
“He’s got that strong guy vibe, and it’s just incompatible with the whole Beta Male, let me cry with you, sort of thing.
“So, he needs a cabinet position – somebody who’s a famous crier: Chuck Schumer, for example, he might want to fill that job for a while. Van Jones, another crier.” “I think that the president should replace (Steve) Bannon with, maybe, Van Jones.”
“You want to get a guy who’s going to cry, turn on the tears, make the country feel good, and provide that moral leadership that people want. Because, if there’s anything that we’ve learned, words aren’t enough. What matters is timing.”
Adams says Trump should “reach across party lines” and fill the position with someone like entertainer Kathy Griffin, who turned on the tears over the backlash to her “beheaded Trump” photo:
“Ana Navarro: she’d be good, too. I think the president should reach across party lines and create that cabinet position, Secretary of Tears, so that the country can get the empathy that they want, and deserve.
“Kathy Griffin: she’d be perfect.”
What’s more, the new Secretary of Tears would be available at all times to provide immediate empathy whenever tragedy strikes:
“If you had a cabinet position for a designated crier, then 24 hours a day, he could just be on-call."
Watch CNN's Zeleny criticize Trump's lack of "empathy" and "emotion." Scott Adams' suggested solution is below: