Friday, December 23, 2016

Newt's retraction: "I made a big boo boo."

Well, in a Thursday afternoon breaking news story,  Newt seems to have gotten what he wanted:  Trump's attention.  By saying that "draining the swamp" was no longer an operative phrase in the Trump campaign, Newt was jumping up and down, pleading "I'm still here!   Remember me?"    But it didn't go well.

This was a little too close to telling the truth and exposing the lies of the Trump campaign.   So Trump did what he does best (and worst).   He sent out a tweet.

     @realTrump:   "Someone incorrectly stated that the phrase 'DRAIN THE SWAMP' was no longer being used by me.   Actually, we will always be trying to DTS."

OUCH !    That "someone" must have really hurt.   Poor Newt no longer even has a name in Trump world.   He quickly retracted, calling it "a big boo boo."    How embarrassing to offer to be the president's brain and then, rather than getting the gig, to fall further from favor.

Not that Newt is wrong about draining the swamp.    The cabinet choices look more like restocking the swamp with bigger critters, not draining it.  But Newt is singing from the wrong hymn book.    Because he's no longer an insider, if he ever was.


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