From VANITY FAIR:
At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”
To the tune of Ramblin’ Man performed by the Allman Brothers, written by Dickey Betts:
Another Sunday, another Trump Twitter war.
This time, President Trump, who is spending the day at his golf course in Virginia, took aim at retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.
And Corker fired back.
“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” Corker wrote. “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”
Adult? In years only…
Background, left to right: Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Omarosa Manigault, Twitler, Stephen Miller, Mike Pence.
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From People (I’m not kidding, People!!) Politics:
A photo of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reacting to President Donald Trump‘s menacing United Nations address on Tuesday has gone viral.
The photo, taken by Mary Altaffer of the Associated Press, shows Trump’s homeland security secretary turned chief of staff holding his face in his hand while listening to his boss, with First Lady Melania Trump seated in front of him.
The photo quickly made the rounds on Twitter, where many shared Kelly’s apparent distress over the president’s first speech at the U.N. in which he called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “rocket man on a suicide mission” and threatened to “totally destroy” the East Asian country.
From the New York DAILY NEWS:
Trump lawyer Ty Cobb was caught dishing on the White House’s legal drama amid the Justice Department’s Russia probe while dining at a Washington D.C. steakhouse, according to a report Sunday.
[Ken Vogel,] A New York Times reporter overheard the veteran D.C. lawyer with a large handlebar mustache “casually & loudly” airing his dispute with White House counsel Don McGahn. Cobb joined the White House’s legal team in July to assist with Russia-related inquiries.
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From CBS NEWS:
President Trump’s longtime aide and head of Oval Office operations, Keith Schiller, is leaving the White House and Washington, CBS News confirms, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Schiller plans to re-locate to Florida. Financial considerations and some friction with chief of staff John Kelly are at the heart of the decision.
left to right, front: Keith Schiller, Steve Bannon back: Anthony Scaramucci, Sebastian Gorka, Jason Miller, Michael Flynn (trying to hide from Robert Mueller), Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer
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There is an excellent essay at VANITY FAIR written by SARAH ELLISON that discusses the ever-evaporating influence and power of Twitler’s daughter/wife and her husband. It’s very long, so I will just give you a smattering of amuse-bouches to whet your appetite for the entire thing.
“What is off-putting about them,” one political veteran told me, “is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.”
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From Bloomberg Politics:
Stephen Bannon said in his first public remarks since his ouster from White House role as chief strategist that he will be “going to war” for President Donald Trump, warning that he will continue to press the populist cause against the political and corporate establishment.
Kids, whatever happens, just remember that Steve Bannon didn’t ride in on his high horse; the drunken pile of offal rode in on a Rethuglican elephant! He’s one of their own, so when the
clowns Alt-right puts up their statue of their war hero, they need to get it alt-right.
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