Even in the best of times, Trump’s campaign team could be charitably described as an absolute shitshow, but on Christmas Eve, things went from bad to worse.
While their boss was busy screaming on Twitter about NBC quoting him verbatim in a way that made him look like a psychopath, the clowns he’s surrounded himself were running amok.
One of Trump’s advisors, AJ Delgado went on her own Twitter rant with a series of cryptic, hostile messages directed at her colleague Jason Miller, who had recently been named White House communications director. She seemed to suggest that Miller had been told to “gracefully resign” but wasn’t doing so. Nobody knew what to make of it.
Just hours later, Miller abruptly told the media that he had decided to spend more time with his family and would not be taking the White House gig. The “I need to spend more time with my family” excuse has long been used by politicians to exit the spotlight before a scandal comes to light. It’s practically a cliche at this point. Nobody was buying it – and Delgado’s tweets were the icing on the cake.
It must have dawned on Delgado that she had just rage-tweeted a massive leak so she did the only thing she could think of: Delete her Twitter account entirely like a panicky drug dealer flushing the stash as the cops kick in the door.
Thankfully, the internet is forever.
— Brad Adkins (@realbradadkins) December 24, 2016
So let’s take stock of things:
Trump was distracted with a personal, humiliating meltdown, so his crack team of staffers managed to air their dirty laundry on Twitter in a way that revealed the whole group as dysfunctional human garbage cans. Jason Miller, who started 2016 by repeatedly bashing Trump and supporting Trump rival Ted Cruz, got fired two days after being hired to a crucial White House post for unknown reasons and was outed by another Trump staffer who promptly deleted her Twitter account which was being used as part of Trump’s propaganda machine. Wow.
A shorter version: Trump’s Christmas Eve was a complete and total clusterfuck.
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