There are many reasons why government here in the land of the free and the home of the brave ain’t what it should be. Ask the voters of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
As Politico’s Nancy Cook wrote yesterday, “[The] White House [staff is] left feeling rudderless as Trump hangs back in crisis: after failing to arrest and even extending the scandal over a senior aide's clearance status amid domestic abuse allegations, [Trump] took a low-key approach on the Florida shootings (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/15/trump-florida-shooting-response-415654)."
Enter associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, who always has the scoop.
On Wednesday, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida, using an AR-15 rifle. And how did Donald Trump respond? Did he say anything about how there are way too many assault weapons and other guns in the USA?
He said that Cruz was mentally ill.
When the shooting occurred, Trump told Jones, “Johanna, I am a ferocious advocate of the Second Amendment, so I knew that this would happen sometime between now and when I hand over the reins of government to Pence, but I can’t tweet anything or say anything about that Florida shooting until Wayne LaPierre tells me what to say.”
When the shooting occurred, associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman pounded on LaPierre’s office door for a full 59 minutes, demanding his response. Eventually, he came out and told Sherman, “There are over eight million of those exquisite, beautiful AR-15 style rifles in the United States, and we're not giving any of them up, no matter what you and Pelosi and Schumer say.”
Trump, who has always treated women as objects, praised former Staff Secretary Rob Porter, who was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly on February 7, obviously taking Porter’s side when he said that Porter had denied the allegations of his two ex-wives, “and I think you have to remember that.”
Cook’s article says that numerous White House staffers are looking for jobs outside the Trump Administration, but, as Jones tells us, nobody will hire them.
Now that the Senate has killed any chance of sensible immigration legislation, Trump has turned his full attention to his bogus infrastructure plan, in which a paltry two hundred billion of federal money has been offered to repair America’s massively crumbling infrastructure, with state and local governments required to pay more than eighty per cent of the actual cost, which is much, much higher than $200 billion.