So they take one person out of thousands. The White House is running like well-oiled machine.
That’s what Donald Trump told Fox News last month when asked about the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed penned by an administration official who, for all intents and purposes, claimed 1600 Penn. is being run by a man-toddler who needs constant adult supervision.
“It may be a deep state person who’s been there a long time”, Trump added.
Well, in case you were wondering whether the Trump White House is still functioning like the “well-oiled machine” that it most assuredly isn’t, it’s worth noting that on Thursday afternoon, John Kelly and John Bolton got into a “profanity-laced shouting match”
The screaming contest was first reported by Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs.
Moments later, CNN delivered some of the details. Apparently, Thursday’s raucous verbal exchange marked the culmination of weeks’ worth of tension between the two men over the recent uptick in border crossings.
“The exchange laid bare a bitter disagreement that has existed between two of President Donald Trump’s top aides for weeks now”, CNN says, adding that “Trump took Bolton’s side during the argument.”
That would appear to suggest that Bolton agrees with the idea that the U.S. should quite literally send in the military to effectively close America’s southern border, as floated by the President in a characteristically insane Thursday morning tweet.
“I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!”, Trump shrieked, before effectively threatening to pull out of “new” NAFTA:
The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA.
The tense exchange between Kelly and Bolton sparked concerns that one or both of the men could resign.
John Bolton’s mustache did not immediately respond to requests for comment…
"You need to shave that damn silly mustache."
"You can have my mustache when you tear it off my face whisker by long whisker."
"I've killed men with my bare hands, what makes you think I won't rip off your mustache?"
"Try me, John."
— Walter White (@heisenbergrpt) October 18, 2018