Tag Archives: Trump Administration

Poetic Justice

Brutal, Venal Rascals

They did it today with no small element of venality,
Though they did it with more intent than mere rascality.
They wrested the web
Away from us plebs,
And turned us all into victims of net brutality.

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Omarosa Will Wait to Tell All

“I’m not going to expand on it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals, but when I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, quite a story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

— Outgoing White House aide Omarosa Manigault, telling ABC News that she observed things in the White House during her tenure that made her uncomfortable and that upset her.

Enumerati

Nepotism Watch: 20 Families Got Jobs in the Trump Administration

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“A Daily Beast examination of public records reveals that there are at least 20 families, joined by either blood or marriage, in which multiple members hold some federal post or appointment. They include the families of some of Trump’s most prominent campaign supporters and agency officials, including one cabinet officer. The posts range from senior White House staff to more ceremonial and advisory positions.”

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Flake Says Trump Administration ‘Dangerous to Our Democracy’

“We must stop pretending that the degradation of politics in our executive branch are normal, they’re not normal… it’s reckless, outrageous, and undignified… it’s dangerous to our democracy.”

— Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), in a speech announcing he will not run for re-election.

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Trump’s Coming Staffing Crisis

“The biggest threat to the Trump presidency, the markets and our ability to deal with future crises is the coming staff exodus. We cannot stress enough how many essential staff and officials want out — if not this quarter, then soon after the new year.”

Mike Allen

Enumerati

13 Federal Agencies Buck Trump Administration on Climate Change

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A draft report by scientists for 13 federal agencies found the average temperature in the U.S. has risen rapidly since 1980 and that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. It contradicts the Trump administration’s rhetoric on the issue, reports the New York Times.

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Taibbi: Administration a Series of ‘Spasmodic Trump Failures’

“Some see in all these maneuverings an effort to purge GOP loyalists like Spicer and Priebus. Others see a Nixonian lunge to hire thugs in a crisis. This to me is all overthinking things. There is no strategy. This White House is just a succession of spasmodic Trump failures, with a growing line of people taking the fall for each of them. You can fall with honor, or without, entertainingly or not. But if you join this White House, fall you will. It’s only a matter of time.”

Matt Taibbi

Enumerati

Majority Says White House in Chaos

60%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 60% of Americans say the Trump administration is running somewhat or very chaotically, compared to only 33% who say it is running well. The survey was conducted entirely prior to the ouster of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, and was already in the field when Reince Priebus left the chief of staff position.

Poetic Justice

Too Much ‘Mooch’

So ends the White House career of Anthony Scaramucci,
A communicator who couldn’t keep his mouth shut, could he?
Gone is the polish and the pomade,
Gone are the expletive-laced tirades.
O, misguided little “Mooch,” we hardly knew ye!

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GOP Congressman Doesn’t Care What Trump Administration Does

“I don’t even pay any attention to what is going on with the administration because I don’t care. They’re a distraction. The family is a distraction, the president is a distraction. At first, it was ‘Well yeah, this is the guy we elected. He’ll learn, he’ll learn.’ And you just don’t see that happening.”

— Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), quoted by Politico.