Trump Regime

“A war room? You serious?”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

When Democrats take control of oversight in Congress and special prosecutor Robert Mueller releases his final reports, how does the Trump White House plan to handle it?

They aren't planning.

Over a dozen Trump regime sources who spoke to the Washington Post say the White House isn't making any plans at all and intends to just "wing it."

The White House is adopting what one official termed a “shrugged shoulders” strategy for the Mueller findings, calculating that most GOP base voters will believe whatever the president tells them to believe. [...]

Rather than building a war room to manage the intersecting crises as past administrations have done, the Trump White House is understaffed, stuck in a bunker mentality and largely resigned to a plan to wing it. Political and communications operatives are mostly taking their cues from the president and letting him drive the message with his spontaneous broadsides.

“A war room? You serious?” one former White House official said when asked about internal preparations. “They’ve never had one, will never have one. They don’t know how to do one.”

Trump evidently believes his voters are morons and I completely agree with that assessment, but it doesn't matter. They can believe whatever they want to believe.

A Democratic coalition that is capable of defeating Trump in 2020 does not include the red hats or people who will "believe whatever" Trump tells them to.

The coalition that delivered 40 seats to House Democrats -- people of color, college educated whites, and suburban soccer moms -- last month can only grow over the next two years as Trump bumbles and blunders from one disaster to another, and in the near future he won't have the benefit of a Congress that is completely uninterested in scrutinizing his actions.

It may be underappreciated that Trump's approval rating has hovered around 38 to 40 percent during a period in which our Republican-controlled Congress deferred to him at all times.

The Trump White House hasn't had to deal with an adversarial Congress for a single day of his time in office and Trump has still managed to turn everything he touches into shit.

President Obama had to deal with congressional Republican fuckery for the majority of his two terms in office (6 out of 8 years) and he's still one of the most admired men in the world who left office with a healthy economy, no indictments, and no legitimate scandals.

  • swift_4

    Mr. Trump, there’s a meeting in the war room.

    Cool! Who are we at war with?

  • katanahamon

    More good news for us.

  • muselet

    Rather than building a war room to manage the intersecting crises as past administrations have done, the Trump White House is understaffed, stuck in a bunker mentality and largely resigned to a plan to wing it. Political and communications operatives are mostly taking their cues from the president and letting him drive the message with his spontaneous broadsides.

    I don’t have any particular point to make about this, I just find that one of the funniest things I’ve read lately, and I’ve been re-reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

    –alopecia

  • gescove

    Wait, Obama had “…no legitimate scandals”? Why, he once gave a press conference wearing a tan suit! A Tan Suit!!

    • mnpollio

      Don’t you dare forget saluting with a coffee cup in his hand! Oh the humanity. Lindsay Graham needed to be taken to the fainting couch with the vapors!

      • Victor the Crab

        Lindsey Graham needs to be severely beaten with several pillowcases full of soap bars.

        • katanahamon

          Wait…a million pillowcases each with one bar, or one giant pillowcase with a million bars?

    • Nefercat

      And there was that time he wasn’t wearing a suit jacket in the Oval Office. And once a Marine held an umbrella for him.

      • Mojave Jo

        And don’t forget the feet on the desk. That alone nearly brought down the Union.

  • Aynwrong