Sunday, July 02, 2017

The White House is now at war with itself.

I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart.
Courtesy of McClatchy: 

Republicans are growing concerned that the staffs of Donald Trump and Mike Pence are starting to feud, the latest trouble to hit a White House that has spent months battling crisis after crisis. 

They worry that any rift could be delaying decisions, distracting aides from their already stalled legislative agenda and could lead to more infighting and leaks, problems that have plagued the White House since Inauguration Day. 

A half-dozen Republicans, including four who advised or worked for Trump’s campaign or transition and are still in contact with their former colleagues, said they think the two sides are talking less, disagreeing more and occasionally bad mouthing each others’ bosses. One said the staffs are “walled off” from each other. Several of the Republicans asked to not speak publicly because of the sensitivity of the situation. 

“There is clearly tension between the two staffs,” a former Trump adviser said. “There’s so much internet chatter. That’s going to fuel the animosity.” 

Republicans say it’s only natural that some of the president’s aides are reconsidering who they can trust as the White House continues to reel from an undisciplined president and multiple inquiries into whether Trump associates joined Russia in meddling in the presidential election. 

“The administration doesn’t know who to trust,” Republican strategist Michael Steel said. “When you’re under attack the circle tightens.” 

At the same time, Republicans say, some of the vice president’s aides say they are frustrated over Trump’s many self-inflicted wounds, some of which the conventional and even-keeled Pence is forced to try to explain away as he looks to smooth over hurt feelings with members of even his own party. 

“Trump does something and Mike Pence has to do cleanup,” Republican strategist Doug Heye said. “That can be very frustrating for staff.”

You know I've been waiting for this, because you knew it had to happen. 

Mike Pence only signed onto this three ring circus because he probably believed that the ringmaster would probably end up imploding and leaving him to run the show.

However though Trump is shooting himself in the foot almost every single day there is no sign that he will leave voluntarily, or that the Republicans in the House and Senate have the will to remove him forcibly.

That leaves Pence careening down the tracks on a runaway train that may never completely lose its grip on the tracks.

So what is Pence to do?

Continue on as the good soldier in the hope that in the end he will be rewarded?

Or does he start to sabotage from within in order to hasten the end of the Trump presidency?

Ooh, ooh, I vote for number two.

And even if Pence is not engaging in those types of behaviors I wonder how Trump will respond if he starts to believe that he is?

By the way, on a completely different topic, who do you think keeps leaking information to the media about what is happening inside the White House?


  1. Anonymous7:11 AM

    As someone said before, I'll bet dRumpf would leave in a heartbeat if he could spin the story where he comes out the winner.

    How DOES one deal with a mentally ill "leader?" Doesn't surprise me one bit that lines are being drawn, and we're only six months into this mess?

    If the livelihood of our fellow citizens weren't on the line, I would laugh. There is no defending the indefensible.

    1. Anonymous11:46 AM

      He's going down....either via impeachment, a stroke or heart attack. He will not be able to handle or survive this constant truth telling that the media/press is providing Americans, our country and the world!

      Be sure and tune into the daily evening shows on MSNBC of Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell. They are providing facts, exposing Trump lies, history, etc. Their shows are real eye openers and I try never to miss either of them.

      Same goes for the Bill Maher show every Friday night on cable - although he is taking the entire month of July off.

      Bill show is outstanding and his panels are always varied - including Dems and Repubs or Independents - writers - journalists, senators, representatives, governors, etc.

  2. Anonymous7:45 AM

    $paced Out_of his mind!
    "“This is infinity here. It could be infinity. We don’t really don’t know. But it could be. It has to be something — but it could be infinity, right?” he said and signed the order."

    1. Anonymous8:01 AM

      To Vets>“The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House. But I’M president, and they’re not.” “Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away,”

    2. Anonymous11:40 AM

      Trump is so full of shit. Crap! He even lies directly to the veterans he is addressing. Hopefully, the majority of them didn't believe his lyin' lips!

  3. Anonymous7:47 AM


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  5. Anonymous7:56 AM

    "President Trump is wrestling with challenges both at home and abroad -- but on Twitter he's wrestling with CNN.
    On Sunday morning the president's personal Twitter account, which has 33 million followers, posted a 28-second video of a WWE broadcast. The video was edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face."a version of the video appeared on a pro-Trump Reddit thread several days ago.""sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters."


  6. Anonymous8:16 AM

    " Polls showed America remained a center-right nation where conservatives outnumbered liberals by about two to one. Yet this country had decisively elected the most liberal man ever to be nominated by a major party for president." I resolved to look back to learn what Reagan did so that I could help today’s conservatives meet our rendezvous with destiny."
    "In short, it will show that Reagan was a “working-class Republican”— and that this unique philosophy was the secret to his political success."He had learned firsthand in Hollywood that some of those on the left were in fact secret Communists dedicated to overthrowing the America he loved. His long acquaintance with intelligent and decent Republicans had shown him that one could be a moral person without sharing liberal politics."<RIGHT?

  7. Anonymous8:59 AM

    In that photo, Pence looks so terrified that he might contract some disease from the touch of his boss. Funny, funny photo. Trump has no ability to relate to other people. Of course, Pence is barely human but still . . . .

    1. Anonymous9:21 AM

      Me see>
      666pence likes him a little ear 'blow', and 'pat' on the back side.

  8. Anonymous9:02 AM

    A number of people who have worked in the WH for several admins are leaking info.

  9. Anonymous9:15 AM

    nah... I say i's Kushner. He'd really like his wife backi his own bed.

  10. Who knew internecine warfare could go so smoothly in Drumpfuck's smooth running administration.

  11. Anonymous9:41 AM

    I think the leaks are coming from the Bannon wing. They've always wanted to blow up "the state". I also think Trump may be leaking now that he's been driven over the edge by a press who isn't totally rolling over...a la "The President" reality show. Who's going to save the USA?

  12. Anonymous12:05 PM

    I think there are multiple sources for the leaks including Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon.

  13. Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway and Reince. Leakers all. Biggest leaker---Trump.

    1. Anonymous6:11 PM

      I think it's the longtime civil servant staff who are appalled at what's going on. These are the folks that go unnoticed, but who are their every day doing their jobs. They are in the perfect position to listen and leak.

  14. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Leak away Trump people.


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