The intrigue, fighting, scheming and backstabbing within the Trump administration just three weeks in is starting to smell like the war of the roses.
After causing Vice President Pence to lie to the press and public about Flynn’s contact with Russia, Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn seems to be trying rather desperately to repair his relationship Pence.
“A senior administration official said Flynn and Pence spoke in person Friday morning and by phone in the evening,” the Washington Post. “National security adviser Michael Flynn spoke privately with Vice President Pence on Friday in an apparent attempt to contain the fallout from the disclosure that Flynn had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with that country’s ambassador and then allowed Pence and other White House officials to publicly deny that he had done so, an administration official said.”
So that’s awkward.
Within hours of a not even realizing that he signed an executive order appointing alt-right Leninist Steve Bannon to the National Security Council. Upon discovering what he had signed, Trump then became angry at Bannon and asked Preibus (establishment, ostensibly opposite of the “burn the state to the ground” Bannon although it’s fair to wonder now if Republicans now stand for chaos, anarchy and undermining and destruction of law and order) to fix things so that they were done as previous administrations had done them.
This begs the question, if Donald Trump is not going to reinvent the wheel as he promised his base, why are we paying him to learn one grievous and costly error at a time what has long been taken for granted as common knowledge.
This must be what “Making America Great Again” looks like, Republican style.
Don’t let anyone tell you this is all normal. It is not normal. All new administrations have issues and a big learning curve, but they weren’t trying to “disrupt the status quo” to the extent of not believing it had anything to offer. What we have here are teenage boys who think they know more than their parents.
Trump sold himself as a tough guy in charge, but he’s more of a puppet right now. The only question is whose puppet.
We are paying in many ways for Trump’s Presidency 101 class, as the people beneath him claw and fight to fill the power vacuum left by Trump’s ignorance of the job and unwillingness to learn.