JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, a federal judge has struck down Alabama's insane anti-abortion law that allowed lawyers to represent fetuses. Yes, that was a real thing.

Meanwhile, a British prankster apparently tricked Anthony Scaramucci into thinking he was arguing with Reince Priebus on the internet.

Finally, here's a curious anecdote from the AP's profile of Trump's latest chief of staff and former DHS secretary John Kelly and current defense secretary James Mattis:

Mattis and Kelly also agreed in the earliest weeks of Trump's presidency that one of them should remain in the United States at all times to keep tabs on the orders rapidly emerging from the White House, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the administration's internal dynamics.

It's hard to know what to believe here, but if it's true that they formed this pact, it appears they were legitimately worried that Trump may issue illegal orders or stage an anti-democratic coup of some sort.

If that's the case, why agree to serve in his administration? Well, maybe to stop him. It would be harder to stop him from the outside. Like I said, it's hard to know what to believe. More often than not, they look like enablers.

The Joint Chief's very public decision last week to tell Trump to stuff his anti-transgender tweets seemed to me like an indication that they've had just about enough of him. That's not normal, but neither is Trump.

  • 1933john

    People are saying that Tony was found sucking
    his own cock in the Bill & Monica bathroom.

  • Aynwrong

    We’re living through the real life version of It Can’t Happen Here. Fascism by way googly eyed incompetence.

    As Badgerite just implied Trump may have created a reality in which the generals from Seven Days in May have to protect America from the freaken POTUS instead of the other way around.

  • Badgerite

    Holy Seven Days in May. God save the Republic from the clown dictator with the orange face.

    • Aynwrong

      Sweet Manchurian Candidate that’s an awesome turn of phrase. Well played.

      • Badgerite

        Hold my beer. “To the Batmobile, Robin.”

        • Aynwrong
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