New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said in a press briefing Friday that he predicated a win for Donald Trump because “the President has really good karma.”
Asked how badly the President needed a win on health care, Scaramucci said, “I predict that the President will get a win in health care, that’s my honest predication, just because I’ve seen him in operation over the last 20 plus years, ah the President has really good karma, okay. And the world turns back to him. He’s genuinely a wonderful human being and I think as members of Congress get to know him better and get comfortable with him they’re going to let him lead them.”
Scaramucci is slick, he’s loyal, he’s a better liar than Sean Spicer. But a director of communication for the White House he is not. He is not skilled.
No skilled director of communication for the President would say he would get his legislative agenda done because he has good karma.
This is the equivalent of admitting that there is no there there. There is no reason why Trump would get his health care agenda done, except allegedly good karma – a claim that is hard to believe, based on his past littered with taking advantage of poor people, not paying workers, assaulting women, and more.
Getting legislation done, however, has nothing to do with good karma. It has nothing to do with being a good person. Donald Trump sees it as a confirmation he needs, but in reality, any person who was fit to be president would understand that it is a way of passing laws that are supposed to help the people and protect our country.
If the Trump administration is counting on good karma saving them, they better hold on.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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