Trump needlessly picks a Twitter fight with Chuck Jones, a union leader at Carrier who criticized him and his “saving” of all those jobs.
Trump selects a climate-change denier, Scott Pruitt, to head he E.P.A., a department whose very mission he disagrees with. You can’t really be surprised by this kind of thing anymore.
Sean Spicer, the spokesman for the RNC, was on PBS Newshour. Asked about the appointment, Spicer said all Trump appointees are there to advance the Trump agenda. He also asserted that Trump’s sons are hunters and therefore environmentalists, even if their views differ from the “radical left” environmentalists, apparently referring to those of us that would like clean air and water and believe government can help with this.
Also, Spicer was asked if Trump stood by his assertion that three million people had voted illegally. Spicer said, “of course he does and that’s based on several academic reports…” He’s apparently referring to some already debunked nonsense.
It goes without saying that Spicer said these and other things with a straight face (and a defensive, combative tone), and may even believe them.
Trump’s term hasn’t even started and I can’t wait for it to be over.