Category: Trump's cabinet

What if Dr. Samuel Johnson were President Trump's Chief of Staff?

  In looking up something else, this morning, I came upon a quotation from Dr. Samuel Johnson.  Dr. Johnson was one of the leading literary luminaries of 18th century London. He was an extraordinary conversationalist and wit whose life is immortalized in James Boswell’s biography of him. The quote I found led me to hunt... Read more »

Kelly and Bolton have a verbal slugfest: Just another day in the White House.

  “White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton engaged in an ‘explosive’ shouting match outside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.” [wsj.com]   Johns Kelly and Bolton engaged in a spat. Each cursing the other, they went tit for tat. By chance Trump... Read more »

What the Devil is wrong with Peter Navaro?

“Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to President Donald Trump, escalated the White House’s rebuke of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him weak and dishonest on Sunday.’There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the... Read more »
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Ruminations on how expediency has trumped integrity in the Republican Party

  They allowed Trump to hide years of income tax forms And break with tradition and all of its norms. So now at this hour He’s abusing his power And we’re left in the wake of his constant sh…tstorms.

On the Trump presidency: When does the camel break its back?

      We haven’t seen his tax returns; He’s lied a myriad times Of mistresses the nation learns; Has he committed high crimes?   He’s added to the Beltway swamp; He savages the rule of  law. At the bits of war he loves to chomp And nothing has been the last straw.    ... Read more »

For Nikki Haley, Trumpland is no Bedford Falls

  Our UN ambassador’s Haley Who must work for the president daily Among all the nations. This must test her patience, Like Potter tormenting George Bailey.
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Donald Trump: A life-threatening toxin in our body politic

    What did we do to deserve to be cursed With a president who is the worst of the worst? He was duly elected But now us has infected With a pernicious boil that Bob Mueller must burst.    

On the shifting positions of Trump's cabinet.

  “There is nothing permanent except change.”          Heraclitus   My team is outstanding, Trump often declares; Though so many of them have been in crosshairs. No matter how rated The team has mutated So often it seems it’s just musical chairs.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gets grounded

  Rex Tillerson’s bitten the dust; He had lost his deranged leader’s trust. So globetrotter Rex Won’t be taking more treks, Unless he still has wanderlust.  
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The White House: The National employment agency for temps

  The White House of Trump’s like a revolving door. The turnover’s  heavy, and there will be more. The changes in casting Could be everlasting, Until Mr. Trump’s on the cutting room floor.