Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- Somewhere, in an alternate universe from hell, Anthony Scaramucci and Megyn Kelly are getting married in a ceremony presided over by Maxine Waters. Reince Priebus is the best man, Katie Couric is the maid of honor, and Freddie Mercury is belting out “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I’m glad I don’t live in that universe. This one is cray cray enough.
- I hadn’t heard this until this morning, but in addition to a) being hired to do a job for which he had no visible qualifications, b) alienating everyone in the West Wing of the White House during his first 24 hours on the job, c) unwittingly giving the most profane interview in the history of the New Yorker Magazine, d) displaying a level of breathtakingly rank naivete’ towards the real nature of the fake news media, e) getting Reince Priebus fired, f) having divorce papers served on him by his Trump-hating wife, and g) getting not just fired, but forcibly escorted from the White House grounds, all within a span of 11 days, The Mooch’s wife also gave birth to a healthy new baby boy last Monday. The Telegraph reports that The Mooch was not only not present for the blessed event, he chose to send his congratulations to his estranged spouse via text message. Hey, at least he didn’t do it with a Tweet.
- Speaking of adult children, what in the hell is wrong with J.K. Rowling? The author of the unending series of Harry Potter books took a shot at President Trump a few days ago when she saw a snippet of video in which it appeared that President Trump had failed to shake the hand of a 3 year-old, wheelchair-bound boy at a White House reception. Ms. Rowling – who has been a serial basher of the President on her Twitter account – wrote “How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy who only wanted to touch the President.” Of course, it wasn’t horrible or stunning at all, if only one takes the time to view the full video of the reception. The President had in fact interacted with the boy a few seconds earlier, not only taking his hand, but bending down to hug him and spend time talking with him. Within hours, literally thousands of Twitter users pointed this truth out to the Rosie O’Donnell wannabe author.
- Any normal person possessed of the most rudimentary human manners would have had a simple solution: delete the tweet and apologize to both the little boy and the President. But not the mighty J.K. Rowling, oh no. Apparently simple good manners are beneath a fantasy writer of her stature and wealth. Days went by with no word from the author, despite a building number of reports on her bad behavior in the news media. Even when the boy’s parents tweeted directly to her that she was wrong and owed them, their son and the President an apology, no response the imperious writer.
- Finally, a full day after the parents’ plea, Ms. Rowling lowered herself to issue an apology, but only to the boy. It was only after Politifact weighed in on Monday, giving Ms. Rowling’s tweet a “Pants on Fire” rating, that the fantasy queen finally deleted the offending tweet. But still no apology to the boy’s parents or the President, whom she was slandering in the first place. What a creep.
- Somewhere, in another alternate universe, The Mooch is firing J.K. Rowling and giving her Harry Potter gig to Megyn Kelly. I’m glad I don’t live there, either.
Just another day in It’s The Mooch’s World And We’re Just Living In It America.
That is all.
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