Oh, so many things to write about. Should I write about how White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus got kicked to the curb? Or how Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly swooped in to take his place? Or maybe I should write about how big mouth White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci got his ass kicked out of his job by now-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after only ten days on the job? (Oh, but they were a wonderful ten days, weren’t they?)
Maybe I should make mention of the fact that our “president” actively attempted to deceive the public about the reason for his Don Jr.’s meeting with a Russian national?
Those are fun stories, but today I think I’ll simply make note of how remarkably unimpressed Donald Trump is with American historical institutions. While former president Barack Obama had this to-day of the presidential residence:
The inside of the White House doesn’t have the luminous quality that you might expect from TV or film; it seems well kept but worn, a big old house that one imagines might be a bit drafty on cold winter nights. Still, as I stood in the foyer and let my eyes wander down the corridors, it was impossible to forget the history that had been made there—John and Bobby Kennedy huddling over the Cuban missile crisis; FDR making last-minute changes to a radio address; Lincoln alone, pacing the halls and shouldering the weight of a nation.
Donald Trump said, “That White House is a real dump.”