Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Here, Play With This

The revised Muslim travel ban has been signed, pushed along by the White House staff in order to distract Trump from his temper tantrum over his fantasy that there was a black man listening in on his phone calls.

Trouble for Trump continued to spiral over the weekend. Early Saturday, he surprised his staff by firing off four tweets accusing Obama of a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap his Trump Tower phones in the run-up to last fall’s election. Trump cited no evidence, and Obama’s spokesman denied any such wiretap was ordered.

That night at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had dinner with Sessions, Bannon, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly and White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, among others. They tried to put Trump in a better mood by going over their implementation plans for the travel ban, according to a White House official.

So this is how we’re going to conduct the nation’s business: find a shiny object to play with — in this case a lawsuit-baiting bagful of xenophobia — in order to prevent Trump from carrying on like a three-year-old with a stinky diaper.