Quote of the Day:
“Press should boycott altogether. Or leave when he speaks. He has zero respect for press. Why give him this platform?”
— Beau Willimon, creator of House of Cards, on the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Deep Thoughts With Chuck Todd
“Our political discourse would improve if folks in power and in the opposition could spend even just a second in the other’s shoes.” — Chuck Todd, host, NBC’s Meet The Press.
Overheard in the newsroom…
“I should just get off Twitter. Nothing good comes out it.” — Anonymous journo.
(If you hear something funny or awful in your newsroom, please write me…at Betsy@DailyCaller.com. Anonymity guaranteed.)
Journo On Hold With Disney
“On hold with Disney again, because this is my life now. First song: Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” — Christine Rousselle, Townhall.
Two Mother Jones Journos Talk Smack About Jared And Ivanka
David Corn: “The way Jared and Ivanka transparently leak good things about themselves is truly inspiring.”
Tim Murphy: “I believe Jared and Ivanka are leaking the stories about how they leak to look good.”
“Seems like Trump might get pretty annoyed with all this #PresidentBannon stuff.” — Jon Favreau, former speechwriter to ex-President Obama.
Conservatives Square off On Trump’s Negotiating Kkills
Conservative commentator Harriet Baldwin: “We finally have an adult in charge. Not an appeaser.”
RedState Managing Editor Caleb Howe: “I just threw up a little.”
Yet ANOTHER Possible Breitbart Hire For The White House?
“My colleagues report that Bannon wants to hire Alexandra Preate, who has served as Bannon and Breitbart’s PR.” — Politico‘s Hadas Gold. See the story here.
He’s Still A Jerk But…Congratulations To Montel’s ‘Political Director’ For Staying Sober
“9 years sober today… By the grace of God and the power of the program…#Grateful” — Jonathan Franks, political director to washed up talk show host and so-called veterans activist Montel Williams.
If you want to know more…
Longtime columnist calls Trump a “baby”
“His personality is that of a big baby.” — Roger Simon, who just retired after writing a liberal column for Politico.
“The hardest working #resistance fighter is Steve Bannon’s liver.” — Lauren Duca, freelance journalist.
The Observer I
“Trump wants his staffers to look neat and orderly. Meanwhile, Bannon looks like the guy you had to step over to get in the liquor store.” — @TrumpToons.
The Observer II
“I can’t look at Steve Bannon without thinking, oh yes, Gríma Wormtongue. And Sean Spicer? He’s surely Peter Pettigrew. Yes, I am a nerd.” — George Takei, Star Trek.
Jake Tapper Dresses Down Critic
@RealityCheck923: “And Trump is wrong for pointing out the obvious? Keep trying to divide @jaketapper – Too many of us are awake – It won’t work.”
TAPPER: “I quoted the interview excerpt. Everything else is the voices in your head.”
Here’s what Tapper tweeted…
Florida State Attorney Says Damaging Mar-A-Lago Is Against The Law
“If anyone vandalizes Mar-a-Lago they will be treated just like anyone else that commits a crime.” — Dave Aronberg, Palm Beach State Attorney to TMZ.
The Blaze‘s Tomi Lahren Poses With Bill Maher (Who’s Apparently A Member Of A Sex Club)