Category Archives: 2016 presidential campaign
Steve Bannon is back at his old job as executive chairman of Breitbart News.
Here’s a timeline of the Bannon eclipse. The last straw may have been his claim in the American Prospect that there’s no military solution to North Korea. Just as Trump was explaining to Kim that he’s locked and loaded for fire and fury.
Anthony Scaramucci (a.k.a. The Mooch) had a very bad week. A short one too.
President Trump appointed him communications director over the objections of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Mooch’s Very Bad Week
Spicer got mad and quit, sort of. Mooch fired Priebus. His wife divorced him. Harvard Law School listed him as dead. He called Priebus a f-ing paranoid schizophrenic in a New Yorker interview. And then new White House chief of staff, stand up straight shooter Marine Gen. John Kelly, fired him.
Kind of like Jack Ruby whacking Lee Harvey Oswald.
Oh, and his ex-wife gave birth.
It was a week with the makings of a country song.
Trump snubbed Jeff Sessions in a speech about MS-13 gang violence last week. Sessions was in El Salvador to actually do something about it.
In the old days battlefield communications occurred via carrier pigeon. In a postmodern update, Trump tweeted transgenders out of the military.
Carrier Pigeon 2.0
Defense secretary Mattis was “appalled” that the president tweeted his way around his own command structure.
McCain called it, “yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter.”
The military is awaiting “further guidance” before enforcing the policy.