Can you write “balls” in a headline if it refers to, you know, theoretical POTUS gonads? Is there official guidance on this? I think this is a gray area.
Anyway, many in Donald Trump’s orbit are, let’s just say, disappointed in their overlord’s capitulation to newly inaugurated de facto president Nancy Pelosi, and they’re sharing their disgruntlement with Politico.
A few choice excerpts:
“[Speaker Nancy] Pelosi ordered everything off the menu and left Trump hanging with the bill,” one Trump ally texted to the group.
“President Nancy Pelosi, she runs the country now,” said a former White House official. “We went from indefinite shutdown, to down payment, to cave — all within a span of 24 hours.”
That official said that Trump’s core supporters and former aides are “furious” and “melting down.”
Oh, this is fun. One more!
“He’s going to cave again in [three] weeks,” predicted the former campaign official. “Democrats have Trump by the balls.”
And that’s not all. Recall what Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News three weeks ago about the metaphysical certitude that Trump would never, ever cave on this issue: “He’s not going to sign a bill that doesn’t have money for the wall. … If he gives in now, that’s the end of 2019 in terms of him being an effective president. That’s probably the end of his presidency.”
And there you have it.
Meanwhile, President Pelosi continues to troll Trump like a champ:
Pelosi, asked how Trump will handle backdown on reopening government without wall money, gestures toward her office decorations: “we could plant these flowers along the border and he’d say, ‘I got my wall.’ “
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 25, 2019
Someone really needs to come up with a “bear-hugging Nancy Pelosi” emoji. Nothing else really captures my feelings about all this.
Did we send her enough roses yet? How ever many we sent, it’s not enough.
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