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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"If not for those meddling kids!"



So, a couple of things.  One, why do we keep expecting Jared and Ivanka to save us from Trump?

When that failed to quell the controversy, aides, including Mr. Trump’s new chief of staff, John F. Kelly, pressed him to make another public statement. Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, urged him to take a more moderate stance, according to two people familiar with the situation. But as with so many other critical moments in Mr. Trump’s presidency, the two were on vacation, this time in Vermont.

When haven't Jared and Ivanka been on vacation when they were expected to urge Trump "to take a more moderate stance"?  She sent out a tweet denouncing racism and white supremacy, which is about as effective as she's ever been.  She allegedly tried to get Trump to stay in the Paris Accords on climate change.

So.....

And then there's Steve Bannon:

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was reportedly “thrilled” and “proud” after President Donald Trump’s comments Tuesday that not everyone who attended a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend was worthy of condemnation.

Because, of course he was.  But does anyone think that if Ivanka had been in Trump Tower that day, or Bannon had been back at Breitbart (the voice for the 'alt-right,' in Bannon's own words.  If the President needs a definition of the term, he need look no further), that Trump wouldn't still have let his id off the leash in public?

Maybe we can get rid of Bannon.  But it won't make any difference until we get rid of Trump.

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