Kellyanne Conway

Ivanka Trump‘s fashion line was dropped by Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom’s and several websites. It has been relegated to the general racks at Marshall’s and T.J. Maxx. Dad said that’s ‘unfair’. And today Kellyanne Conway demanded of Fox News viewers that they buy Ivanka’s stuff. The Trump administration’s message is clearly “Don’t buy American”.

Update: Sean Spicer reveals that Conway – for being too obvious – has been given a spanking. Or as he phrased it, “Kellyanne has been counseled”.

Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, in a conversation with CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal, called Trump’s remarks about the judiciary, “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” Trump was pissed and whined that Blumenthal had ‘misrepresented’ Gorsuch. Gorsuch’s spokesman confirmed his complaints were real. Can Trump speak without lying?

Trump also attacked Blumenthal for his lies about his Vietnam War service. Adding that Chris Cuomo of CNN hadn’t challenged him on those lies in an interview – ignoring that Cuomo had opened the discussion by reviewing that sordid chapter. Has Trump ever done his research?

Talking about war, Trump was on the telephone with Vladimir Putin when Putin asked if Trump would be interested in extending the ‘New START’ treaty, limiting nuclear arms. Evidently confused, Trump put Putin on hold to ask his advisors what the hell that was. Informed it was an Obama negotiated treaty, he decided it must necessarily be terrible – and told Putin so. Then Trump changed the subject to his popularity.

Leaks suggest that Trump blew off the briefings and policy papers Presidents typically rely on before talking with foreign leaders. Putin must think he’s dealing with a complete moron. Especially as the moron hasn’t thought things through. If New START is not extended, nuclear caps would disappear – opening the door to an arms race. Rex Tillerson, the new Secretary of State thinks that’s nuts.

Final word: In a piece of sad irony, Sen. Orrin Hatch promotes Judge Gorsuch’s candidacy by claiming he will guard against ‘unlawful’ executive overreach. Which is something Congress – including Hatch – have shown no stomach for.

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