White House Rattled by McCarthy’s Spoof of Spicer

I’m signing up to the theory that Trump isn’t going to make four years. For a long time (wait, it’s only been three weeks? Feels like three years) I thought that once Trump had power he would want to keep it. But if freaking Saturday Night Live can rattle this administration (and maybe this story isn’t true but it certainly sounds plausible given Trump’s outraged tweets at previous sketches) then there’s no way they can keep this together for an entire term.

As the press secretary for a president who’s obsessed with how things play on cable TV, Sean Spicer’s real audience during his daily televised press briefings has always been an audience of one.

And the devastating “Saturday Night Live” caricature of Spicer that aired over the weekend — in which a belligerent Spicer was spoofed by a gum-chomping, super soaker-wielding Melissa McCarthy in drag — did not go over well internally at a White House in which looks matter.

More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him. And the unflattering send-up by a female comedian was not considered helpful for Spicer’s longevity in the grueling, high-profile job in which he has struggled to strike the right balance between representing an administration that considers the media the “opposition party,” and developing a functional relationship with the press.

“Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak,” added a top Trump donor.

President Trump is now speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks

Tin foil hat-in-chief:

Speaking to the U.S. Central Command on Monday, President Trump went off his prepared remarks to make a truly stunning claim: The media was intentionally covering up reports of terrorist attacks.

“You’ve seen what happened in Paris, and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening,” he said to the assembled military leaders. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.”

That MSNBC Interview Was Not the First Time Kellyanne Conway Referred to the “Bowling Green Massacre”

If we didn’t know better, we would think that she was a pathological liar with no concern for anything besides pushing whatever suits her narrative at any given moment. Wait, we do know better and that’s EXACTLY what she’s doing:

Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter on Friday to walk back her comments on MSNBC’s Hardball about a nonexistent terrorist attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky. However, this wasn’t the first time she used the words “Bowling Green massacre” in an on-the-record conversation with a reporter.

In an earlier interview with Cosmopolitan.com, she not only used this same phrase but also went a step further in describing the actions of the two Iraqi men involved in the case to which she was referring.

Disarray in the White House and Trump Didn’t Know The Details of his Putting Bannon on the NSC

This article in the NY Times about the confusion in the White House sounds about right given the mess we have seen so far. But deep inside it is this paragraph:

Mr. Priebus bristles at the perception that he occupies a diminished perch in the West Wing pecking order compared with previous chiefs. But for the moment, Mr. Bannon remains the president’s dominant adviser, despite Mr. Trump’s anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council, a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban.

This morning’s tweet from our pathetic leader:

Looks like someone is getting a bit insecure about Bannon’s place (puppet master) in the administration.

I was just talking to some people about this yesterday about how Trump, who is very sensitive to what celebrities/media, etc. say about him, is going to react to how people are portraying Bannon as the real President who puts Donald in his crib with his phone to tweet nonsense as Bannon makes policy. Trump seems to feel that he needs Bannon, but his ego is going to get the better of him at some point. How does this end?