OK, so I’m already breaking my vow to try not to write all the time about Trump’s awfulness, but this is irresistible. Also, I have the excuse that it’s apparently not getting the attention it deserves. Yesterday morning, our Tweeter in Chief tweeted, “Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.” And what did (former) Judge Jeanine Pirro have to say? She laid all the blame for the GOP’s health care fiasco on Paul Ryan, and announced that “he’s got to go,” a demand that she repeated in a tweet of her own. Is it conceivable that Trump didn’t know what Judge Jeanine was going to say? Hardly. (If he in fact didn’t know, we would presumably have heard about that by now.)
Pause for a moment to consider: our swaggering, truculent president, seething with anger at Paul Ryan but lacking the courage, or candor, or something, to say so directly. So he passes the dagger to a Fox News swamp creature to stab in Ryan’s back. What a classy guy.