Did he think people wouldn’t notice? “[I]t’s one thing for a real estate developer to exaggerate the number of floors in his new building or the number of apartments that have been sold. It’s another thing for the president to be less than truthful about the deployment of aircraft carriers. That kind of hyperbole damages American credibility and will cause states such as North Korea to doubt whether the president means it when he issues warnings in the future.”
Perhaps she noticed poll numbers saying that it was inappropriate for her to be in the administration. “Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday that her book tour is cancelled, citing ethic concerns. . . . Instead of a book signings tour and on-air interviews, Trump said she plans to donate her advance and all royalties from the book to charity.” Now she just needs to sell her businesses.
Did he notice that it had become a state? “Sessions dismisses Hawaii judge in travel ban case as ‘sitting on an island in the Pacific.’ ”
The GOP is on notice that Trumpcare 2.0 would be very unpopular: “Only 36 percent of American voters say Republicans in Congress should try again to repeal and replace Obamacare, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, while 60 percent say the Republicans should ‘move on.’ Voters disapprove 65 – 29 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care and say 54 – 22 percent that he is handling health care worse than former President Barack Obama. Another 19 percent say he is handling it about the same as President Obama.” Ouch.
You’ll notice White House aides much more cautious than the president. “[A] senior White House official would only say that ‘progress has been made’ and that Republican leadership and the Trump White House were ‘close to’ getting the votes needed to get this over the congressional finish line. This has been the standard line for weeks—months that have produced no concrete, solid evidence that the ball had been moved or ‘progress’ made.”
Women who were harassed should notice how much the alleged harassers are getting. “Bill O’Reilly is leaving Fox News with a payout of up to $25 million, the equivalent of one year of his salary, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. For 21st Century Fox, the network’s parent company, payouts related to sexual harassment allegations at Fox News now total more than $85 million. The vast majority of that — up to $65 million in exit packages — is being paid to the men who were ousted from the network because of the harassment allegations.”
Have you noticed how many Russian journalists die unexpectedly? “A prominent Russian journalist known for articles criticizing Russia’s government and President Vladimir Putin has died at a hospital in St. Petersburg after being severely beaten by unknown assailants.”