For Team Trump, it Was a Long Weekend of Bitterness


After the stunning ineptness with which Republicans presented their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a bill doomed less by its promise to strip insurance from 24 million Americans for the sake of another tax cut than by Republican infighting over whether or not it was extremist enough, let’s check in to see how things are going.

What’s that? Trump asked his Twitter followers to tune in to watch a Fox News program that, it turns out, just happened to open with a six-minute long speech demanding House Speaker Paul Ryan step down for his role in the fiasco? My, that would be quite the provocative move on the part of Idiot Manchild, if it was intentional.

So here’s Sean Spicer saying it wasn’t intentional.

“He is a fan of her show plain and simple,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an email, explaining Trump’s tweet.

And if you can’t believe Sean Spicer, who can you believe?

Elsewhere, we’re learning a bit more about how Donald Trump operates. Sure, he publicly blamed the hard-right Freedom Caucus for the terrible bill’s terrible failure, but he blames the not-quite-as-hard right Republicans as well:

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