With the New York Times citing a White House aide, saying that the Drumpf spent Saturday frustrated and angry, obsessively watching videos of him bashing President Obama’s leadership during the 2013 shutdown. Other sources are saying that he is absolutely livid because he hasn’t been able to leave for Merde-A-Lago, where he had planned on marking the first anniversary of his inauguration with a celebratory fundraiser at his resort.
With tickets starting at $100,000 a pair, enough money to pay for dinner and a photograph with the president, or for just a few thousand dollars more ($250,000) a couple could participate in a roundtable with his orangeness. This event was hosted by Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, and the casino mogul Steve Wynn, the RNC’s now deposed finance chairman and reportedly to benefit his presidential campaign and the RNC.
Just in case you were wondering, McDaniel’s maiden name, Romney, was nowhere to be found anywhere on the written invitations that were sent out, since the Drumpf has such testy relations with her uncle Mitt Romney. And since he was unable to travel to Florida this weekend to attend his own fundraiser, he sent his sons, Uday and Qusay … ahem Donald Jr. and Eric to represent him.
While this administration is attempting to portray his inability to attend this fundraiser as some kind of noble sacrifice since he’s voluntarily forgoing a hard earned weekend of schmoozing and golfing to take care of the “peoples business” in Washington, the fact that Congress has done nothing over the weekend to keep the government open, makes that claim hard to swallow.
There's also speculation that another reason he’s staying in Washington, is to avoid any public back lash over the optics of attending a lavish party just after the Government has been shutdown. Although it must be said in all fairness, since when has the Drumpf ever given a rat’s ass about any appearances of impropriety.
Perhaps a better explanation can be found in his well know unwillingness to pay for anything when he can get some other chumps to pay for it, like his traveling on the taxpayer’s dime for his many golfing vacations.
And since this weekend gala was in fact a fundraiser, and federal law clearly prohibits him from using government resources like Air Force One for that purpose, perhaps a more pressing reason was that the Drumpf and his family would have to pay for their flight down to Florida out of their own pockets.
But just in case there was any doubt about this administrations and his families cluelessness about appearances, Eric Drumpf went on Fox News shortly before filling in for his father at his fundraiser to defend the Administrations policies. Saying “I think it's a good thing for us,” expecting people to believe that the public would blame Democrats for the paralysis in Washington, and for the forced furlough of hundreds of thousands of federal employees.
Apparently convinced that the American people are goldfish swimming in a bowl of amnesia, totally oblivious to the possibility that they far more likely to recognize that Congressional Republicans took both the 8.9 million children enrolled in CHIP program and the 690,000 DACA enrollees hostage, then had the nerve to tell Congressional Democrats that they have to choose between them.
Or that Congressional Democrats have rightly chosen not to negotiate with kidnappers And are more likely to blame the Republican controlled Congress and White House for failing to reach a deal to fund the government.
Meanwhile the Drumpf’s notion of being a leader consists of sending out clueless tweets like this: “Democrats are holding our Military hostage over their desire to have unchecked illegal immigration. Can’t let that happen!”
To changing the White House phone message to: “Thank you for calling the White House. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today, because Congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate. Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down. In the meantime, you can leave a comment for the president at www.whitehouse.gov/contact. We look forward to taking your calls as soon as the government reopens.”
Along with campaign … I mean propaganda ads like this: