“The Swamp did not freeze over. Light dusting of snow in DC. We can now go back to focusing on spying home-appliances & Trump-Russia ties.”
All joking aside…well, not all joking:
Maybe we should all get rid of our kitchen appliances cuz according to kellyanne Conway everything is used to spy on US .😂😃😁😀😅 pic.twitter.com/LSOKnpiili
— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) March 13, 2017
But it’s not all fun and games. There is the little matter of how we’re supposed to take Donald Trump’s utterances.
From the very beginning, his various surrogates and spokespersons have been trying to explain his words away and it has become literally impossible to tell when he means what he says or is only just saying it.
Because air quotes. Trump used them during the campaign. Sean Spicer is using them now and telling us Trump’s use of quotation marks are air quotes. Because “wiretapping” is different from wiretapping.
Guantanamo prosecutor Col. Morris Davis offers a solution: emoticons.
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) March 14, 2017
That’s one possibility. However, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) had an alternative approachto this nonsense:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 14, 2017
And George Takei agreed, which is enough for most of us:
In honor of Sean Spicer's latest idiocy, whenever I talk about his boss I'm just going to refer to him with air quotes, too: the "President"
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 13, 2017
The people have spoken. The Trump administration is a joke. And that, my fellow Americans, is no “joke.” Unfortunately, as Joy Reid said, it’s a joke that is “Neither funny nor acceptable.”