Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)
I swear I do not make this stuff up. Who could? – You could never make it up – never in a million billion gazillion years.
I kid you not: The President of the United States of by-God America was asked by some doofus reporter yesterday evening if he was planning to pardon…wait for it…oh, you have to wait for this one…JOE freakin’ EXOTIC!!! Yes, this guy:
You don’t have to believe me, you only have to believe your lyin’ eyes and ears:
President Trump is asked about pardoning #TigerKing star Joe Exotic
"I'll take a look." pic.twitter.com/2lCGBJqUHa
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 8, 2020
Reporter: These ratings hits, aside from these briefings, there’s a show that’s called “Tiger King,” and the man who’s the star of this is a former zoo owner who is serving a 22-year prison sentence. He’s asking you for a pardon, saying he was unfairly convicted. Your son yesterday jokingly said he was going to advocate for it. I was wondering if you’d seen the show and if you have any thoughts on it, pardoning Joe Exotic.
Trump: Which son? [smiling] Must be Don.
Reporter: It was.
Trump: [smiling] I had a feeling it was Don. Is that what he said? I don’t know, I know nothing about it. 22 years for what? What did he do?
Reporter: He allegedly hired someone to murder an animal rights activist. He said he didn’t do that and he was, uh…
Trump: You think he didn’t do it? Are you on his side?
Reporter: Well, I…
Trump: Are you recommending a pardon?
Reporter: Ah, no, I’m not advocating anything like that…
Trump: As a reporter, you’re not allowed to do that. You’d be criticized by these…[points at Acosta] Would you recommend a pardon?
Acosta: Uh, I’m not weighing in on Tiger King…
Trump: I wouldn’t think you would, I don’t think you would. Go ahead, you have a question. [To first reporter] I’ll take a look.
Acosta: I do like Joe Exotic [well, of course he does]
Trump: [Reporter on front row holds up an image of Joe Exotic on his I-phone] Is that Joe Exotic? That’s Joe Exotic?
Acosta: Uh, let me get back to the coronavirus, Mr. President.
It’s the Greatest Show on Earth, folks. We are truly blessed to live in this day and time.
Meanwhile, in other, less entertaining news… – President Trump has a new White House Press Secretary, not that it really matters.
In case you missed it – and you can certainly be excused for doing so – Stephanie Grisham, who barely ever showed her face before the media during her brief time in the job, went back to serving as press spokesman for First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday. Stepping into the job of White House Press Secretary will now be Kayleigh McEnany, a longtime communications expert who has most recently been serving in a similar role for the Trump 2020 re-election campaign.
As polished as Ms. McEnany is as a spokesperson, you will likely not be seeing too much of her in this role, much like Ms. Grisham. This is not a criticism of either woman, both of whom are perfectly capable of handling the pack of hyenas who make up the White House press corps.
President Trump, after watching Sarah Huckabee Sanders being abused and smeared by these clowns for a year and a half, decided early last year to simply become his own spokesman, and turn the White House Press Secretary’s job into more of a role of herding the media cats.
That has been a brilliant and highly productive move. Trump has, without any question at all, since become the most accessible president in the nation’s history since making that transition, often holding multiple press availabilities each day. He been so accessible during the course of defending the nation against China’s Wuhan Virus attack that he now has the petulant creeps on MSNBC and CNN whining every day that he has become too accessible. I kid you not: The coordinated talking point among the cable TV talking heads on Tuesday and Wednesday was that “the President has hijacked these Task Force press briefings.”
Think about that: This President is now literally being accused by corrupt media personalities of “hijacking” his own damn press conferences.
That’s how good he is at dealing with these shameless nitwits. He has them so discombobulated that they are utterly incapable of hitting back in any non-hysterical way.
It’s a beautiful thing to watch. As the President himself would say, ‘it’s the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen. Many people are talking about it being such a great thing. No one’s ever seen anything like it.’ And he’d be right.
Enjoy it while you can, and work hard to make sure you get to continue enjoying it for four more years.
That is all.
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