Here’s another simple diary with the story summarized in the title.
(The last time I did this was Wednesday with Newsweek investigation should be bombshell story of the week, but getting roundly ignored, and that musing got 36,000 Facebook shares. That diary had a poll and the large majority of the 5,000 who answered thought the mainstream media would pretty much ignore the Eichenwald Newsweek article. )
The Newsweek story is now on the back burner, but what has taken it’s place are (at least) two more Trump disasters which may lead to Kellyanne Conway grabbing a life boat and getting far enough away from Trump’s sinking ship that she doesn’t get sucked down when it goes under.
The incredible disaster for Trump ignoring what we can assume has been Conway’s advice to restrain his unhinged egomaniacal impulses has been ignored.
Of course the catastrophe for Trump this week was the birther announcement fiasco and the media finally going bare knuckle against Tump and his hapless surrogates. Now it isn’t only cage fighter Joy Reid, who just bloodied a black Trump surrogate when he tried to blame Hillary for birtherism. I don’t know about Fox but most of the media seem to have taken off the gloves too.
Following this is the comparatively minor matter of Trump suggesting that Hillary’s Secret Service detail going unarmed. This is leading to headlines like this from Huffington Post:
Donald Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton’s Bodyguards Should Stop Protecting Her
“Let’s see what happens to her.”
Add this to the out of control animal killing son:
Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday suggested the media has helped Hillary Clinton by letting her “slide” on “every lie” and said that if Republicans did the same, the media would be “warming up the gas chamber” for them. www.cbsnews.com/…
I watch a lot of MSNBC. Joy is making the Trump surrogates squirm and look like idiots as I write this. Steve Cortez just said to a round of laughter “Donald Trump is running an incredibly non-racist campaign.”
I haven’t seen Kellyanne at all in about a week. Has anybody spotted her?
Will this perfect storm be the impetus to prompt Kellyanne to lower the life boat and gun the engine and head for the horizon?
In response to the first comment that she will stay because Trump’s poll number have gone up:
Time will tell… he seems to be listening to Steve Bannon, Roger Ailes, and his sons and ignoring what I think it’s most likely Kellyanne would be advising. She may be on the outs with them. She could decide they haven’t fired her because of the bad optics, but have sidelined her completely. I’d say that if this is true, she may get angry and decide to stick it to them.