JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, an NBC News investigation found that development of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama was backed by brokers and investors with direct links to drug trafficking and organized crime, including Russians.

Meanwhile, the Keystone pipeline (the original pipeline, not the XL extension) leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota yesterday. Nobody could have predicted.

Finally, former Trump aide Sam Nunberg now says he completely made up the claim that Chris Christie fetched McDonald's for his boss.

A viral story from 2016 about Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "fetching" President Donald Trump's McDonald's order was entirely made up and planted by a former Trump adviser in The New Yorker, the adviser claimed.

The former aide, Sam Nunberg, told Politico as part of a lengthy story on Christie that he invented the story to embarrass Christie.

"The sad reality is that it was believable," he said, laughing.

I think it was believable because Christie continued to stand by his man even after making up this story. The McDonald's claim was a side note compared to everything else Christie put up with it.

Heads up for next week... I don't know exactly what the schedule will look like, but I'll probably be offline between Wednesday and Friday. I'll be going to dinner with my family on Thursday, but I also really need a mental health break. I'm starting to look like Steve Bannon. I need to shave twice a day just to keep up with layers of stress.

Also, Steve Mnuchin said some really stupid shit today but I ran out of energy to say how fucking stupid it is.

Have a good weekend.

  • ninjaf

    Take the mental health break, Ashby. We’re planning to try the same. Hopefully, the lunatic toddler in the White House can let us have this week away.

  • Is there anyone working for the Trumps that isn’t a venal twelve year old in a suit?!

  • Aynwrong

    Trump is practically a parody of corruption. The Coen Brothers would have trouble accurately depicting how ridiculous all of this is.

    Of course the Keystone pipeline is leaking.

    JM, your nickname for Christie, Governor Reek, couldn’t have been more apt.