New York vs. DC isn’t going so well

  • Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham warned the Republican President Donald J. Trump that “holy hell” would break lose if he tried to fire the attorney general and the special counsel looking into Russia meddling with our election
  • The military nicely sidestepped for the moment an “order” from the President to keep transgender men and woman out of the military (and maybe kick out those already serving), something President Obama approved. The military didn’t outright refuse to follow an order (which would be unheard of) but did say nothing changes until they get a direct order, not a Tweet, from the President on the issue.
  • The Boy Scouts basically apologized for the President’s campaign rally speech that wasn’t G-rated for a group that included mostly children.
  • The chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee said that if Trump fires the attorney general, the Senate will not hold hearings on a replacement this year.
  • The White House Communications director, less than a week on the job (and I’m not really sure he’s officially on board yet), went on an expletive-filled rampage with a reporter in which he called the chief of staff “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” and said the President’s top strategist can do a physical maneuver on himself that even the best Olympic gymnast couldn’t do.



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B. Jay Cooper

B. Jay Cooper


Former deputy White House press secretary (Reagan and Bush 41) and former head of communications at Republican Natl Committee. My blog: