CNN‘s Jim Acosta got the heart of the lack of seriousness in this White House when he went off over Trump hosting Kim Kardashian to talk about prison reform.
You only have to go to a Trump campaign rally once in your life to hear the kind of hostility that he generates on an almost daily basis. So it’s a bit much, I think, for the white house press secretary from the podium to come out here and try to shame the media and say it’s somehow our fault that Roseanne Barr put out this tweet. One question not asked of Sarah Sanders by the way was yesterday she said the president has more important things to do. Sometimes there are not more important things than the president’s grudges that he feels he has to nurse on a daily basis and that’s why he posted that tweet going after ABC. He just can’t help himself, Brooke. That was in direct contrast to what Sarah Sanders told reporters yesterday that the president had other things to do and here he comes out today and starts tweeting about Roseanne Barr.
It just gets to the lack of seriousness. Forget about the fact that Kim Kardashian is here at the white house today. And what planet that is anything resembling normal because it’s not. She shouldn’t be here talking about prison reform. It’s very nice that she is here but that’s not a serious thing to have happen here at the white house. But really that pales in comparison, that level of seriousness pales in comparison to what the president does when he weighs in on the Roseanne Barr tweet, fails to condemn the racism at the heart of her remarks and having the White House press secretary coming out here and shaming the media and blaming us for making all sorts of comments that need apologies when they themselves owe the American people plenty of apologies for things that the president has said over the years. And of course, we know past being prologue with this president, those apologies likely will not be forthcoming.
The Trump presidency is a corrupt and criminal joke on America
Kim Kardashian is not a prison reform expert. What she is a reality television celebrity who will get Trump a White House photo-op that he hopes will distract from the Russia scandal, the Michael Cohen scandal, and the fact that the wheels are coming off of his presidency.
Trump does just as much damage to the country with what he doesn’t do. This president doesn’t condemn racism. He encourages it. Trump doesn’t hold serious policy discussions. He hangs out with Kim Kardashian.
The Trump presidency is an unfunny joke that harms the country one corrupt and criminal act at a time.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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