The worst and the dullest

The worst and the dullest

by digby

Journalist Tim O'Brien points something out about the Trump operations both in business and in politics that I think should be mentioned more often:

Way back in 2015, shortly after Donald Trump announced his presidential run and the country began to learn what New Yorkers had always known about him, he reassured folks that he was a talent magnet.

"I'm going to surround myself only with the best and most serious people," he boasted to the Washington Post back then. "We want top-of-the line professionals."

And, here we are. Boris Epshteyn, Anthony Scaramucci, Sebastian Gorka, Carter Page, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Corey Lewandowski, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and others all have come and gone.

O'Brien goes on to talk specifically about Sam Nunberg and Michael Cohen, both of whom are truly 5th rate talent with very big mouths.

But I would also point out that even his allegedly most talented people like Rob Porter turn out to be psychos. Jared and Ivanka aren't exactly Mensa. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the worst press secretary in history, lying as easily as breathing and calling for people to be fired from the podium. How about K.T. McFarlane, the brilliant Fox News "analyst" he hired as a national Security Adviser and the weirdo Ezra Watkins-Cohen who conspired with Trump's equally brain dead lieutenant Devin Nunes.

They are all terrible, including Kelly and McMaster, both of whom seem to be Buck Turgidson types who are itching for some "kinetic" action, whether on the borders or with North Korea.

In fact, the most competent person in his administration is KellyAnne Conway who has sold her soul for reasons that make little sense. She was found to have violated the Hatch Act with her blatant campaigning as a white house official today but it's up to Trump whether he does anything about it. That'll happen.