Quote of the Day:
“Sean Spicer, the new White House press secretary, swallows multiple packs of gum each day.”
— Aaron Rutkoff, deputy managing editor, Bloomberg.com. The detail comes from a story by WaPo‘s Ben Terris.
This Weekly Standard writer is already sick of Trump
“So every foreseeable news cycle is just going to be dueling stupid because Trump said something crazy or he’s totally misrepresented. Ugh.” — Mark Hemingway, senior writer, The Weekly Standard.
TV Ellen’s exec producer opines on size of Trump’s junk…
“You know who lies about the size of crowds? Lies about the size of ratings? Lies about the size of a vote margin? A man with a tiny penis.” — Andy Lassner, executive producer, The Ellen Show.
Fox News correspondent said ‘shit’ on air
“@JamesRosenFNC snuck the word ‘shit’ past the TV censors on #TuckerCarlsonTonight so now I need to be best friends with him.” — Jonathan Yuan, communications aide, Politico.
Travel Bitches: Columnist irked by man who reclined too far on airplane
“Flight delayed by 8 hours. Guy in front of me reclined into my lap. If I have to wait any longer for this wine, someone’s gonna get hurt.” — Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist who writes Ask Amy.
Chelsea Handler: Sean Spicer is a liar
“Sean Spicer is telling about as much truth at these WH press briefings as I am when my doctor asks me how many drinks I have per week.” — Chelsea Handler, comedian, Netflix.
No doubt Trump will be crushed that Lena Dunham hates him
“Unfollowed @POTUS, followed @KamalaHarris, because women are the future of our party. #MuteMonday.” — Lena Dunham, actress, liberal activist.
CNN media reporter wishes ‘shitty’ weather for NYC
“I’m heading to Colombia in about a week but I won’t really enjoy the trip unless the weather in NYC is this shitty every day that I’m there.” — Tom Kludt.
Columnist gets threatened by liberal commentator
“Liberal commenter on my column about protester violence says he/she hopes protesters come and trash my house.” — Ellen Carmichael, former aide to ex-presidential hopeful Ben Carson.
White House Press Sec. Sean Spicer forced to spice up his wardrobe
“This is correct. Trump wasn’t impressed with how Spicer dresses. Has privately mocked his suits. Notable that he looks much sharper today.” — Jonathan Swan, Axios.
Tense chatter between two journalists
HuffPost‘s S.V. Daté: “The Trump WH today said there was a 5-minute standing ovation for him at CIA. Not sure what they were referring to.” He linked to this and this.
The Intercept‘s Washington Editor Dan Froomkin: “As pool reporter, you owe us a much clearer description of what you saw, what you heard, and how that compares with other accounts.”