Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Just Another Day In Washington

It's Tuesday and the Trump administration is doing what it does best: Proving they can dominate the daily news cycle with scandals and resignations. On the same day the White House was informed Kellyanne Conway twice violated the Hatch Act last year, top economic aide Gary Cohn resigned. Under normal circumstances this would be significant, but we've seen the office so damaged by the reality show star that that this is almost normal. 

"I think he may have done something during the election" 

Yesterday, Sam Nunberg made the media rounds defiantly claiming, "I'm not going to cooperate" . He was referring to a subpoena in the Mueller Investigation. You don't remember Sam Nunberg? He was the Trump aide fired in the early days of the campaign for repeatedly using the word NIGGER in his past social media posts. He was hired back only to be fired again. He used his time on television to say, "Carter Page was colluding with the Russians" and Robert Mueller probably had something on Donald Trump for his activities during the campaign. All of this was huge news, but it wasn't as scandalous as The Wall Street Journal article claiming Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen was very upset he wasn't reimbursed for the $130,000 dollars he paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. Let me say that again. The conservative Wall Street Journal published an article claiming Donald Trump's lawyer was upset he hadn't been reimbursed the hush money he paid a porn star. 

This is not normal. This is not draining the swamp. This is not the "liberal media". This is an almost daily assault on institutions and decency. Donald Trump has pushed the 35% of Americans who support him (no matter what) into some untenable positions. America is on the cusp of a potential trade war that could cripple the economic gains he inherited, Mexico isn't paying for the wall, his administration's​ turnover rate is twice as high as any administration at this point into it's first term, Jared Kushner lost his security clearance, they have employed a number of domestic abusers, several campaign officials have already plead guilty to crimes they were indicted on, 19 women have credibly accused the president of sexual harassment or assault, and the president still faces the possibility of one or more of his closest friends snitching on him in order to avoid federal prison. I would say this is about as low as it gets, but I know better. I'm just going to pop some popcorn and watch the rest of the show.

* An hour after I published Stormy Daniels sued the president of the United States.

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