But there was also history between the two men dating to 2016, when Ryan was slow to embrace Trump. Ryan’s reluctance was widely shared, of course, by virtually the entirety of the GOP leadership, particularly in the wake of the “Access Hollywood” tape. Former Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley (for whom my wife works), Sens. Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell, even Vice President Mike Pence, took their sweet time hopping aboard the Trump train. … [Read more...] about Why is Trump so down on Paul Ryan?
"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run," he tweeted. … [Read more...] about Trump digs in amid censure of ‘go back’ tweets about lawmakers
Trump’s rhetoric, should it continue, could further put California’s GOP incumbents in a tough spot. A statewide public survey in December found 72% of adults believed immigrants are a benefit to the state, a sentiment agreed with by a majority of Republicans. … [Read more...] about Trump’s tweets fuel outrage and a new immigration debate
Trump and Atty. Gen. William Barr have repeated their misleading summary of the report’s findings for months — “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,” in the president’s dumbed-down version — and the message has sunk in. … [Read more...] about Coming soon: Impeachment for dummies
More armor, then. Only one hulking Bradley fighting vehicle, an eyesore in camo colors, could easily be seen during the televised speech, awkwardly grrr-ing in front of the stage. Reports had it that another Bradley and two olive-drab Abrams tanks had also been laboriously dragged in, but stealthy crustaceans that they are, they were either too low or too evasive for TV cameras to pick up. (Lesson: Tanks are bad in shows because...they don’t show.) … [Read more...] about Trump circles the tanks and bores even the GOP courtiers