The Other Red Meat

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, investigators now believe Chief of Staff John Kelly's phone was compromised during the transition period.

Officials have tried to determine whether Kelly signed onto an insecure wireless network there or whether a hacker, foreign government or some other outside force could have accessed the phone there.

"That's where it seems to have started," one White House official with knowledge of the review said. The official said the transition building was only one possible site for the breach. Officials have not ruled out other possibilities, such as foreign trips before Kelly joined the administration, though they have not seen evidence for that.

Meanwhile, Michigan's chief medical executive Eden Wells has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the poisoning of Flint's water supply. Still no charges for Governor Snyder.

Finally, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Trump is starting to lose white people in rural America, both educated and not educated.

The poll of more than 15,000 adults in “non-metro” areas shows that they are now as likely to disapprove of Trump as they are to approve of him.

In September, 47 percent of people in non-metro areas approved of Trump while 47 percent disapproved. That is down from Trump’s first four weeks in office, when 55 percent said they approved of the president while 39 percent disapproved.

The poll found that Trump has lost support in rural areas among men, whites and people who never went to college. He lost support with rural Republicans and rural voters who supported him on Election Day.

Trump may accomplish in one year what it took George W. Bush two terms to accomplish.

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  • Aynwrong

    Is there any particular reason that John Kelly’s phone is less of a security risk than Hillary Clinton’s E-mail server supposedly was?

    I’m skeptical of a poll that says Trump is losing his rural white base. Even if they are frustrated with the fact that Trump is a juvenile moron who won’t stay off Twitter (What the hell did they think they were voting for?!?) I have a hard time believing it would change their vote or cause them to not vote.

    • swift_4

      The poll is probably accurate. But you’re also right. He won’t lose that base. They’ll be mad at him and say they disapprove…right up until they vote for him again. They will find a reason to vote for him again, because they have left themselves no other options.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Meanwhile, Michigan’s chief medical executive Eden Wells has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the poisoning of Flint’s water supply.

    About time.

    There is only ONE thing that will stop the people who like to hide in bureaucracies (Governmental or corporate. I’m looking at you, Wells Fargo.) and dodge responsibility for their decisions from continuing to act like sociopaths: Consequences to their actions. Personal consequences.