President Donald Trump’s mastery of basic life skills has come under fire from experts, who say the president has yet to demonstrate how he can master a wide range of social and emotional skills necessary to be a productive adult.
In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Trump’s new chief of staff John Kelly, who also served as homeland security secretary, said that the president does not yet possess the “basic life skill” to manage social anxiety, stress, and anger.
“I think that he has not yet had that kind of experience,” Kelly said.
“We don’t yet have the basic life skill to manage stress.
He has not had that experience yet.”
Trump has a “very low” tolerance for social anxiety and has struggled to navigate the pressures of daily life, Kelly added.
Trump has taken to the social media to share his frustrations with people, and has been criticized for failing to communicate the seriousness of his situation, even to the media.
“You can’t take a vacation and be a great president without understanding that you have to manage your own stress,” Kelly added, calling the president’s failure to do so “troubling.”