Category Archives: Cabinet
NBC reported that Secretary of State Tillerson called President Trump a moron. Trump called NBC “fake news”.
The Moron Thing
Tillerson strongly denied that he ever threatened to resign.
But what about the moron thing?
During a week of inspiring rescues, President Trump introduced his tax reform plan. The U.S. has the world’s highest corporate tax rate at 39%. As a result, over two trillion dollars is parked overseas in low tax countries like Ireland. Trump proposes a 15% corporate rate as ransom to rescue that cash and bring it home. Which in return will lead to growth.
Of course Democrats don’t see it that way. To them it’s all just an elitist gift to the rich. Maybe, but Kimberly Strassel points out in the WSJ that Trump is an ideal pitchman for the plan. He’s rich but he’s also seen as a populist outsider:
Mr. Trump has defined himself as the protector of America’s forgotten man, an outsider to the swamp, an America Firster. The result is that he is uniquely qualified to sell a tax plan decried as “elitist” to average Americans.
In Missouri, Mr. Trump busted up the left’s class-warfare model. He didn’t make tax reform about blue-collar workers fighting corporate America. Instead it was a question of “our workers” and “our companies” and “our country” competing against China. He noted that America’s high tax rates force companies to move overseas. He directly and correctly tied corporate rate cuts to prosperity for workers, noting that tax reform would “keep jobs in America, create jobs in America,” and lead to higher wages.
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.
President Trump gave an interview to his favorite newspaper, the NYT. He allowed that he wouldn’t have appointed Jeff Sessions Attorney General had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian allegations.
Meanwhile A.G. Sessions has been busying himself by renewing the federal asset forfeiture program.
Cover Your Asset Forfeiture Program
A little pithier mention of the property grab plan would have helped this cartoon. But I still like it.