2017-03-06 10:24:31 UTC
Goodbye The Whining Donald Dr. Jekyll persona of last Tuesday night!
Welcome back The Whining Donald Mr. Hyde persona!
Or in other words...The Whining Donald's presidency bit by bit, day by day,
laughable incident by laughable incident ever so slowly but certainly just
as surely morphs before our very eyes into a most convincing circus to more
than satisfactorily replace The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey
What other US presidency entering its (possessive, not contraction) seventh
week has provided the American people with such fun filled entertainment!
Fun, fun, fun!
President Trump spent the weekend at “the winter White House,” Mar-a-Lago,
the secluded Florida castle where he is king. The sun sparkles off the
glistening lawn and warms the russet clay Spanish tiles, and the steaks are
cooked just how he likes them (well done). His daughter Ivanka and
son-in-law Jared Kushner — celebrated as calming influences on the
tempestuous president — joined him. But they were helpless to contain his
Trump was mad — steaming, raging mad.
Trump’s young presidency has existed in a perpetual state of chaos. The
issue of Russia has distracted from what was meant to be his most triumphant
moment: his address last Tuesday to a joint session of Congress. And now his
latest unfounded accusation — that Barack Obama tapped Trump’s phones during
last fall’s campaign — had been denied by the former president and doubted
by both allies and fellow Republicans.
When Trump ran into Christopher Ruddy on the golf course and later at dinner
Saturday, he vented to his friend. “This will be investigated,” Ruddy
recalled Trump telling him. “It will all come out. I will be proven right.”
“He was pissed,” said Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax, a conservative
media company. “I haven’t seen him this angry.”
Trump enters week seven of his presidency the same as the six before it:
enmeshed in controversy while struggling to make good on his campaign
promises. At a time when the White House had sought to ride the momentum
from Trump’s speech to Congress and begin advancing its agenda on Capitol
Hill, the administration finds itself beset yet again by disorder and
At the center of the turmoil is an impatient president increasingly
frustrated by his administration’s inability to erase the impression that
his campaign was engaged with Russia, to stem leaks about both national
security matters and internal discord and to implement any signature
This account of the administration’s tumultuous recent days is based on
interviews with 17 top White House officials, members of Congress and
friends of the president, many of whom requested anonymity to speak
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