Just when you think that the tone and demeanour of the current White House can’t get any lower, Special Assistant to the President Kelly Sadler goes all China Syndrome on us and drops the bar firmly through the floor.
Her recent reference to Senator John McCain, cancer sufferer and decorated war veteran, that his vote was of no consequence because “he’s dying anyway” could only have come from two sources.
One is Trump’s White House.
The other is Sauron’s Mordor.
Where does this subterranean-seeking political culture emanate from? When did literally saying anything about anyone that was deemed to be “not one of us” become part of the reasonable rough and tumble of adversarial political discourse?
Of course, our Stable-Genius of a 45th President.
Regret from Trump, Kelly or any other White House entity of any note? Possibly? Maybe?
Press Secretary Sanders, when asked about Sadler’s comments, deflected by saying she would not consider a question pertaining to a leak. And the MAGA crowd did nod knowingly, throwing their remote controls at fake news CNN that dared say anything to the contrary, and Donald saw that it was good.
Whatever you do though, don’t mock Sanders eye make-up. That’s worse than terminal illness AND leakers.
Sanders was not in splendid isolation either when it came to a MAGA double-speak defence of Sadler. Mercedes Schlapp, White House aide and strategic communications director to the “on-point” Trump White House, offered up the following poke in the eye to common decency with:
“You can put this on the record…I stand with Kelly Sadler.”
Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director, also weighed in, saying that the White House staff that leaked the “he’s dying anyway” comments from Sadler should be fired.
Anthony Scaramucci thus confirming to us all that he remains, well, Anthony Scaramucci.
This is of course against the back-drop of Trump’s endless list of demeaning insults that have become the hall-mark of both his turbulent Presidential campaign and his chaotic tenure in office since inauguration.
Seemingly, as long as you’ve made your oath of fealty to the Donald the First (so he thinks) King of the MAGA-USA, everything is just tickety-boo. Say what you like.
The MAGA hordes have historically justified anything that Trump has bellowed forth as being a case of “he says it like it is.” Despite the fact that drunks in bars since the invention of alcohol have been “telling it like it is”, it’s also the most modern variant on “he was only following orders.” Moral capitulation by projection of fault or responsibility onto others.
McCain is not your author’s particular cup of political tea. However, Sadler’s awful comments are of course utterly reprehensible and without any justification.
Yet don’t expect the bar to stop sinking any time soon with Trump in the Oval Office.
Beijing will soon be directly in view.
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