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Invoke the 25th! The President of the United States Cannot Say the Word 'Anonymous'

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | September 7, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | September 7, 2018 |


Look, I’m gonna give you the lowdown today on the political news. But that’s not why I’m here. I’m here for one thing, and one thing only: Donald Trump mispronouncing “anonymous.”


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Yesterday, Senator Warren suggested that it was time to invoke the 25th.

“If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment. The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President and senior officials think the President can’t do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the President — take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds … Every one of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It’s time for them to do their job.”


I’m going to read Woodward’s book, Fear, when it comes out next week, but WashPo has its review up. This paragraph sums it up:

As a profile of Trump, the book is devastating. Even the most jaded readers will be struck by numerous examples of his childishness and cruelty. He denounces his generals in such harsh language that his secretary of state cringes. He derides the suit McMaster dons for an interview as something a beer salesman would wear. He greets his national security adviser, whose briefings he finds tedious, by saying, “You again?” He imitates Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Southern accent and calls him “mentally retarded.” He tells his 79-year-old commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, that he has “lost it” and not to do any more negotiating.

Anyway, according to Axios, the White House is using the NYTimes Op-Ed to knife people they already hate — anyone Trump doesn’t like, they just cast some suspicion on him! In other words: More chaos.

After a rally last night, Trump also called the Op-Ed “virtually treason,” and then kind of baited anonymous by saying that he or she is probably a low-level staffer, although it’s highly unlikely that the NYTimes would risk the blowback it would receive if it were actually a low-level staffer. I think it’s a big fish. I still think it’s Kirstjen Nielsen, and John Kelly is her mentor, so it basically wraps both of them up in this.

Meanwhile, Giuliani basically said that the President will not answer questions from Bob Mueller, believing that Mueller won’t have the stomach to compel him to do so with a subpoena. Maybe not, but I suspect that Mueller won’t shut down the probe until the President answers questions, so if Trump wants the investigation hanging over his entire Presidency, refusing to testify is the way to do it. In the meantime, Mueller will just continue picking off folks.

Finally, I don’t know if this is actually what’s going on but it sure looks like this is actually what’s going on.

This may never get old.

And yes, you are all f—king welcome for the header photo. That was taken two days ago, by the way.