Friday Guest Cat Blogging

Thanks To Ange for this week’s beautiful kitty:

This kitty is named Luna and was adopted in Austin, TX from the Blue Cat Café. She was a rescued after Hurricane Harvey hit in Houston and put up for adoption after being transported to Austin. The Blue Cat Café is a cat adoption café where you can have lunch and hang out with kitties that are ready to go home with you.

CIA director Pompeo considered to replace Tillerson

A lot of speculation out there at the moment. The sudden press conference earlier this week was definitely going to annoy Trump. Trump hates anybody, absolutely anybody, getting more press than himself. It probably didn’t help that Tillerson called a press conference and never refuted that he called Trump a ‘fucking moron’. But at what point does a really wealthy guy like Tillerson, who didn’t even want the job until his wife’s persuasion, just say ‘Fuck it’ and bail?

Sources tell us Trump recognizes that a Cabinet shuffle would bring bad press. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wants stability, and so is discouraging high-level departures before next year.

And yet, insiders say Trump’s relationship with Tillerson is broken beyond repair. We’re told Trump was furious that Tillerson didn’t try to blunt the story about him calling the president a “moron,” by just going out and denying it (whether or not it actually occurred).

After what Trump considered a strong trip to Vegas, he seethed when he got back and saw Tillerson’s gaffe dominating cable-news coverage. Everywhere he flipped, there was Tillerson’s face instead of his.
The relationship is so toxic, sources tell Jonathan Swan and me, that few in the White House think it can be rebuilt. There’s zero trust between the West Wing and the State Department.
NBC, which broke the “moron” story, said the chief of staff “abruptly scrapped plans to travel with … Trump on Wednesday so he could try to contain his boss’s fury.”