by Gordon Lawrence
(I am seated against the wall in the Trump Tower meeting room on the 26th floor)
"MIke, thanks for meeting with us.
There are some things that you need to understand before we offer you the position of Vice President."
"Thanks Donald. I appreciate the opportunity to wrap this up and get to work to elect you."
"First, we see you as the COO.
As Chief Operating Officer, you are responsible for all of the day to day decisions involved in running the government.
I'm the CEO. I decide on wars, and I sign laws and I make all of the CEO decisions.
After the election, you will work with Congress and the White House staff every day.
I'll work with you.
Of course, there will be times when I meet with Congress but that will be rare.
That's your job."
"Second, based on this arrangement, I'll be living in Trump Tower. You will be living in the White House.
When I stay in Washington, I'll stay at Ivanka's new project, Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave.
I can walk to meet you at the White House."
"Third, I'll have a TV show taped at 6:30 and shown live at 8:00 pm Monday through Friday.
I'll tell the citizens who is doing their job to help us get our goals accomplished.
And I'll tell them who is blocking us. And I'll tell them who to call to complain.
Now for my show, I'll need your input. Donnie or Eric will be in touch during the day.
So Mike, what do you think?"
"Donald, it's a great plan. I have nothing to add at this time.
However we will have a lot of work to do to get on the same page.
And I need your word that when I need to speak with you, that you will be available immediately.
"Mike, I guarantee you that we will be on the same page.
Sooner than you think.
And yes, when you call, I answer.
Just be sure that it is a matter that needs the CEO's attention."
Donnie, Eric, Ivanka, Paul: anything to add?"
(silence, heads shaking no)
OK, Mike, anything else?"
"No Sir. Let's get to work."
"Right. Paul, take some time to cover our schedule for the next week."