Quote of the Day:
“Staffing rumors in this White House tend to churn for months in a reliable pattern: sources say things, WH officials deny it’s true, the issue goes dormant, sources say things again because Trump says them again, WH officials deny, Trump says them again, suddenly they’re true.”
— Maggie Haberman, NYT.
WaPo says ick to chicken feet
“I got back from France to find my mother in law and 5 y/o enjoying chicken feet. I will not be partaking.” — David Nakamura, The Washington Post.
White House reporter April Ryan finds therapy in ‘The Real’
“Thank you for the love everyone! @therealdaytime has been my therapy this week and I am coming back to DC and my job, trust and believe! See u soon! @ Warner Brothers Stage 10.” — April Ryan, White House correspondent, American Urban Radio.
FNC’s Brit Hume wants Trump to try some grace
David French, National Review: “It turns out there’s a market for grace in American politics.”
Brit Hume, FNC: “Trump should try it, just to see what happens.”
Where will Mitt Romney live in D.C.?
“New member alert! Just ran into
@MittRomney walking by himself behind the Library of Congress- he seemed excited about orientation and says he has to figure out where he’s going to live here in DC.” — Elizabeth Landers, congressional reporter/producer, CNN.
Kevin Baron, executive editor of Defense One, replied, “Any mansion he wants?”
‘Why isn’t Anderson Cooper in a windbreaker’ covering the Cali fires?
“Why do CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News not broadcast 24-7 fire coverage in the same way they do hurricanes? Why isn’t Anderson Cooper in a windbreaker walking around the remains of Paradise, CA? I think it’s East Coast bias, but please convince me otherwise. (Don’t be annoying, though!)” — Kate Arthur, chief Los Angeles correspondent, BuzzFeed News.
FIGHT: Former Sec. of State John Kerry Vs. FNC’s Greg Gutfeld
KERRY: “President @realDonaldTrump a no-show because of raindrops? Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow – & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom. Rain didn’t stop them & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president.”
GUTFELD: “U didn’t stop ISIS. you sent James Taylor. Plug your knothole, Captain Driftwood.”
KERRY: “Happy Veterans Day, Greg. I’m glad that all of us who served in uniform fought to defend your freedom to be a complete fool on Twitter. #freedomisntfree.”
GUTFELD: [Sent him James Taylor video “You’ve Got a Friend.”]
Today in Unnecessary Tweeting
“PSA: ‘cum’ is the substance. ‘come’ is the verb.” — Libby Watson, Splinter News.
Monica Lewinsky on victimhood…
“The debate over who gets to live in Victimville fascinates me, as a public person who has watched strangers discuss my own “victim” status at length on social media. The person at the epicenter of the experience doesn’t necessarily get to decide. No—society, like a Greek chorus, also has a say in this classification.” — Monica Lewinsky, former White House intern.
Porn Star Lawyer would vote for his dog over Trump
“Yeah. That’s a major problem. For the record, I never supported anyone other than Hillary in 2016. And would have voted for my Great Dane before Trump.” — Michael Avenatti, lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels.
ThinkProgress‘s Jason Linkins: “Hey @Twitter you have an account, @KellySchardeCNN that’s trying to pass as a legit reporter — the avi image is of a Sky News reporter named Tracey Spicer. Be a good lad and suspend that account, thanks.
He was referring to “Kelly Scharde” who replied to Linkins by writing this: “Hey Twitter, Jason Linkins needs to take the dildo out of his homo mouth. Be a good lad and help him.”
Looks like Twitter did nothing. The account is still up. Linkins is correct that the photo posted onto the account is that of Tracey Spicer, an author and freelance writer who is based in Sydney, Australia. She worked for Sky News from 2007 to 2015.
WSJ: Is White House COS John Kelly headed for the door? WSJ says Trump is “considering” it and “discussing possible replacements.” Here.
The Daily Caller: Man who allegedly called FNC Tucker Carlson‘s daughter a “c***” and a “whore” is on the board of a women’s group. Here.
New York Mag: This is about all I can stand to read about Trumpy Bear. Here.