If you are of the opinion that Comrade Stupid is nuts then you must read Olivia Nuzzi’s instant classic for New York Magazine, “My Private Oval Office Press Conference With Donald Trump, Mike Pence, John Kelly, and Mike Pompeo”
I’m not going to excerpt it—it’s too long and taking fair-use bits doesn’t do it justice. Nuzzi lets the tape roll, with no interjections; it’s like being there, but being there as a fly on the wall. She captures the diversions, the constant stream of people into the room, the clamoring from toadies and minions to laugh at his not-funny jokes. And more importantly, you get to see his ham-fisted attempt to manipulate the news, and how he stages surprise, walk-on guest stars to talk to her about how great he is and how much they like working with/for him.
The highest levels of the West Wing came together for a nationally important and significant purpose – to keep @Olivianuzzi from writing negative things about John Kelly’s relationship with Trump. And in this way, little has changed since last year. https://t.co/tUzCAaPaiL
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 10, 2018
(Hat tip: Scissorhead D-Cap)