The terrible, no-good day at the White House continued as Team Trump tried to pivot away from Trump’s racist “shithole” comments to the Iran sanctions. Apparently nobody from the Trump White House could figure out how to mute participants and put the call into a listen-only mode. According to CBS, it was nearly one-half hour of bungling around, and reporters began to voice their frustration:
“This White House can’t even run a f*cking conference call,” a reporter on an unmuted phone line angrily exclaimed to the entire call. “They don’t know how to mute their line.”
“It’s the illegitimate media that doesn’t know how to conduct themselves. They can’t mute their f*cking phones,” an unidentified official said. “Mute your phones.”
Another White House official repeatedly attempted to quiet the noisy line “so the people in charge” could talk.
“I think if everyone had half a brain and common sense and muted their phones, this wouldn’t be a problem,” she yelled in an apparent fit of frustration.
“Hello? Hello?,” one reporter interjected, some 15 minutes after the slated start of the call. “Has the call started?”
“This is Kim Jong Un calling for Donald Trump,” another reporter joked as tensions flared.
Remember when Donald Trump said he would only bring the best people to the White House? Top-notch team you’ve got there, Trump.