Donald Trump has always believed that it is his undisputed right to say whatever his gonads prompt him to say.
He takes great pleasure in firing people. He has no friends except Sean Hannity. Melania sleeps in a separate bed.
When he announced in June 2015 his desire to swagger into the White House on January 20, 2017, the most notable vomit that spewed from his mouth was his obvious hatred for people coming into this country by crossing from Mexico into Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or California, whether legally or illegally.
So he first tapped Gen. John Kelly to run his Department of Homeland Security, until he got tired of having Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff because Reince was too close to the so-called establishment wing of the GOP, so he asked Kelly to be his Chief of Staff. Then he had to pick someone else for DHS.
Kirstjen Nielsen had served in the Bush Two Administration and was well regarded by Republicans in Washington. When Kelly became Trump’s Chief of Staff (where he has a relationship with Trump almost as fraught as Trump’s long-soured relationship with Jeff Sessions), Kelly chose Nielsen as his Deputy.
No doubt he now regrets it, but Trump, at Kelly’s suggestion, nominated Nielsen, 46, to head the Department of Homeland Security, which, of course, includes Customs and Border Control.
Last month, Trump humiliated Nielsen publicly for not closing off the steady stream of desperate people trying to come from Central America and Mexico to the land of the free and the home of the brave. This prompted her seriously to consider leaving Trumpworld. But meanwhile, she teamed up with Sessions to frame the always compassionate GOP policy of separating young children from their parents, at the border. Sessions is very proud of this accomplishment, which he calls the Zero Tolerance policy — even though the vast majority of Americans, especially members of Sessions’ church in Mobile, have zero tolerance for the Zero Tolerance Policy.
Then things became a little easier for Trump yesterday when his first of several campaign managers, Corey Lewandowski, was on a Fox News panel with a former DNC adviser who mentioned that a ten-year old girl with Down syndrome, who crossed the border illegally with her mother, was physically separated from her mother and put in a cage.
Lewandowsi’s response? "Womp womp” (https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/corey-lewandowski-undocumented-immigrant-womp-womp/index.html).
When Trump — who does not read books, he just governs from his totally undisciplined gut after watching Fox News — saw this, he immediately told Kelly to fire Nielsen and replace her with Lewandowski. Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones was with Trump and Kelly at the time.
So associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when he would schedule Lewandowski’s confirmation hearing.
“Melissa, you keep asking me impossible questions.”
But the intrepid Smith persisted.