As if we needed more evidence that Donald Trump is a third grader in the body of a 71-year-old man, a new report shows that it’s even worse than we thought.
According to the Washington Post, Republican lawmakers – one in particular – is using candy to stay on the president’s good side.
The report published Monday claims House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was told by Trump aides that his favorite color Starbursts were pink and red. Soon after learning the info, McCarthy bought a “plentiful” amount of the candy and made one of his staffers sift through them for Trump’s favorite colors – a questionable use of taxpayer dollars, no doubt.
After that, the powerful Republican delivered them in a jar to the president, making sure to include his name on the side of the container so he’d get the credit. When he received the gift, Trump was reportedly “grinning” with approval.
A detailed account of McCarthy’s sucking up via the Washington Post:
“We’re there, having a little dessert, and he offers me some,” McCarthy recalled in an interview. “Just the red and the pink. A bit later, a couple of his aides saw me with those colors and told me, ‘Those are the president’s favorites.’ ”
Days later, the No. 2 Republican in the House — known for his relentless cultivation of political alliances — bought a plentiful supply of Starbursts and asked a staffer to sort through the pile, placing only those two flavors in a jar. McCarthy made sure his name was on the side of the gift, which was delivered to a grinning Trump, according to a White House official.
McCarthy’s overture — a Washington version of rock band Van Halen’s infamous 1982 request for backstage bowls of M&M’s purged of brown candies — illustrates the lengths many top congressional Republicans have gone to build a rapport with Trump.
The Republicans have clearly given up on opening a substantive dialog with the president or pushing him to act like an adult. They don’t even pretend to care if he’s held accountable. Instead, they have devolved into a spineless party that appeases him whenever they can – even if that means ignoring his appalling behavior and treating him like a child.
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker’s past statement that the White House is an “adult daycare center” become more true each day.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.