Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Oral History of the Trump Administration

I very much enjoyed the New Republic's Oral History of the Trump Administration, composed entirely of quotes from insiders. Much is mocking  but some represents a real attempt to understand what is happening in the White House.

Here's a "Republican close to the Senate leadership" on the second health care failure: Unpopular presidents pushing unpopular proposals usually fail.

Or a "Top Trump adviser": We chose to hire a lot of alphas. People in politics are insecure and will either adapt to the fact that this is an entrepreneurial White House and survive, or they won't. The cream will rise and the shit will sink.

Or a "White House official": I kind of pooh-poohed the experience stuff when I got here but this shit is hard.

1 comment:

Shadow said...

That second quote sounds like it came out of the mouth of Stephen Miller.