Monday, July 31, 2017
How will Trump top last week? Just wait.
Monday morning. Yawns all around, coffee for most, and a general blinking at the week ahead.
Before we plunge in, let's quickly review last week, shall we?
On Monday, President Donald Trump met with "victims of Obamacare." That evening he delivered a rambling, vindictive speech at the Boy Scout National Jamboree so politically aggrieved that the Scouts were later forced to apologize.
Tuesday, Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Wednesday, Trump attempted to abruptly expel thousands of transgendered service members from the military.
Which brought us, gasping, to midweek. On Thursday, the New Yorker shared the obscenity-laced tirade of his new communications director, slurring Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, who was then fired, replaced by a retired general on Friday, the same day the president urged police to brutalize suspects they are arresting.
Miss anything? Oh yeah, the seven-year effort of Republicans to repeal Obamacare cratered. Again.
Miss anything else? Investigation into what degree Trump is in thrall to Russia — whether through collusion, corruption, or just because Putin knows how ruinous a Trump presidency will be — made its clockwork progress forward.
Miss anything else? No doubt, but we must move on. Which is the whole trouble....
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