Sen. Tom Carper On How To Get Bloviating Trump Off The Phone: Tell Him He’s Brilliant And Just Hang Up

The Hill reports:

A key Democratic senator who attended Tuesday’s meeting on tax reform with Trump administration officials recounted to The Hill trying to get off the phone with President Trump.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and White House legislative affairs director Marc Short came ready to listen; the president – who joined by cell phone – less so.

Trump “was ready to talk and talk and finally…after 15 minutes,” Carper said he turned to Cohn to tell him, “We’re not going to have a real conversation here – can’t you just tell the president that he is brilliant and say we’re losing the connection and then hang up?”