Reporters Mock White House During Comically Botched Teleconference: ‘Can’t Even Run a F*cking Conference Call’

Apparently, conference calls are not the Trump White House’s forte. According to CBS News, it took Trump administration officials 22 minutes to figure out how to enable the “listen only” feature during a press call on Trump’s announcement that he’d continue to waive sanctions related to the Iran nuclear deal. And reporters spent that portion of the call mocking the White House for not knowing how to mute them. “This White House can’t even run a f*cking conference call,” one reporter shouted during the call. “They don’t know how to mute their line.” One official on the call angrily shot back at the reporters, stating that the “illegitimate media” doesn’t know “how to conduct themselves,” demanding that they mute their phones. Another official said that if the reporters “had half a brain” and used mute, “this wouldn’t be a problem.” “This is Kim Jong-Un calling for Donald Trump Continue reading "Reporters Mock White House During Comically Botched Teleconference: ‘Can’t Even Run a F*cking Conference Call’"

John Kelly Banning Personal Cell Phones in New West Wing Crackdown

A ban on staffers using personal cellphones in the West Wing will be going into effect, according to an internal memo sent by chief of staff John Kelly. The new policy reveals that “all portable electronic devices” that are not issued or authorized by the White House cannot “[be] carried into or otherwise possessed” in the West Wing from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, regardless of whether they are turned off. The memo, as reported by ABC News, request that staffers leave their phones in their vehicles, in their lockers near the West Wing lobby, or at home. The procedures set in place to discipline those who don’t follow these guidelines have been leaked and includes “being indefinitely prohibited from entering the White house complex:”
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There May Be Another White House Staff Shake-Up Coming

A new report suggests another Trump administration shake-up may be coming, with big names like National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and White House Counsel Don McGahn being floated as potential officials on the way out. As reported by CNN, officials in the White House were informed that they have until the end of January to decide whether or not they plan on staying with the Trump administration through the 2018 midterms or if they wish to move on before then. The reasoning behind this deadline is to add a “sense of order to an anticipated staffing exodus.” CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, while on The Situation Room, broke down her reporting:
“The president has — we are told — said some things about his disregard with some of the actions that McGahn has made… With H.R. McMaster, he is an active duty general. He Continue reading "There May Be Another White House Staff Shake-Up Coming"

WH Spox Rejects Bannon’s Pseudo-Apology: Don’t Think There’s ‘Any Way Back for Mr. Bannon’

Steve Bannon might be trying to get back into President Trump‘s good graces, but if the White House’s latest statement is any indication, that bridge might’ve burned down for good. As the president flew to Nashville to give a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley held a press conference with reporters on Air Force One. The Trump Administration is still reeling from the firestorm caused by Bannon’s remarks to Michael Wolff, and when Gidley was asked about this on Monday, he suggested that the administration is not going to accept Bannon’s recent halfway attempt to apologize.

WH Spox Rejects Bannon’s Pseudo-Apology: Don’t Think There’s ‘Any Way Back for Mr. Bannon’

Steve Bannon might be trying to get back into President Trump‘s good graces, but if the White House’s latest statement is any indication, that bridge might’ve burned down for good. As the president flew to Nashville to give a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley held a press conference with reporters on Air Force One. The Trump Administration is still reeling from the firestorm caused by Bannon’s remarks to Michael Wolff, and when Gidley was asked about this on Monday, he suggested that the administration is not going to accept Bannon’s recent halfway attempt to apologize.

‘More Than Half a Dozen’ White House Staffers Reportedly Thinking About Leaving Over Wolff’s Book


A new report states that the explosive revelations from Michael Wolff‘s new book could cause an exodus from the White House in the next few days. Fire and Fury is still rocking the American political landscape, though it’s gone beyond the Steve Bannon/Donald Trump feud, and it’s now getting attention for what it suggests about the chaos bogging down the administration. The book alleges that many of Trump’s top advisors think the president is thoroughly unintelligent, and according to Axios’ Mike Allen, there’s quite a few people who might soon leave Trump’s side.
More than half a dozen of the more skilled White House staff are contemplating imminent departures. Many leaving are quite fearful about the next chapter of the Trump presidency.
Even though Trump has been trashing Wolff and his book over the past two days, he is not known to take criticism very well, Continue reading "‘More Than Half a Dozen’ White House Staffers Reportedly Thinking About Leaving Over Wolff’s Book"

Sarah Sanders Kicks Off Press Briefing With Video of ‘Special Guest’ Trump Bragging About Accomplishments

At today’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began the proceedings by playing a video message from President Donald Trump — in which he boasted about his accomplishments. No, really, that happened. With the White House currently playing defense and the president raging following the release of several bombshell excerpts from an upcoming tell-all book by Michael Wolff, it appeared that Trump decided that he’d use the briefing to brag about, well, himself. Prior to playing Trump’s video statement, Sanders brought up that the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 25,000 today for the first time in history, stating that it was a sign that the president’s agenda was paying off. We then got the following comments from POTUS:
“The historic tax cut I signed into law just two weeks ago before Christmas is already delivering major economic gains. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Kicks Off Press Briefing With Video of ‘Special Guest’ Trump Bragging About Accomplishments"