Key Take-Aways: This will drive the News Cycle for the remainder of the week. Reince is singing like a Jay Bird. It’s a virtual guarantee that Mueller and Team vetted every word of this book. And the notes that Reince took will prove to be fatal to The IDIOT, Jared, and Ivanka.
Key Take-Aways: John Kelly is discoverying that life comes at you fast in The IDIOT’s Administration. He should have learned from EVERY other person that has out shown The IDIOT. It will hasten your exit stage left. The interviews he conducted last week, combined with the press he received from the #TrumpShutdown and being called President Kelly sealed the deal.
To add injury to insult, Ivanka has been given the job of trying to find his replacement. Ouch! Look for Kelly to be gone shortly after February 8, at the latest.
Key Take-Away: It is clear that Jared Kushner is in way over his head. It is also clear that This Family has used whatever means they can to enrich themselves. I suspect from the belief that they realize this is not going to end well for most of them. And also understanding that they never imagined the opportunity would present itself. Regardless, the clawback of the assets gained during this time, will be very interesting to follow.
All The Pieces Matter: Russiagate Breadcrumbs Galore! (Natasha Bertrand) The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released the transcript of the panel’s November interview with Glenn Simpson, the cofounder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. The House investigators’ line of questioning Read More
Key Take-Away:A celebrity does not have to be explicitly political to become a massive celebrity. But her image must subtly suggest a solution — or, at the very least, provide a salve — to the tensions in a societal moment. And in this moment, the vast majority of white women, regardless of their personal political persuasions, serve as inflammations.
The dominance of female celebrities have always, in some way, been a testament to the endurance of white supremacy. The election of Obama and the so-called “browning” of America created an anxiety that some assuaged by voting for a different kind of celebrity who promised to reverse it. For many, the lived reality of that decision is too much to bear — and certainly too much to be reminded of while consuming entertainment.
There might be a white female celebrity around the corner, just waiting to make people feel better about white women in America today. Taylor Swift might heal the world, but I doubt it: This might not be the moment when whiteness ceases to rule the celebrity industrial complex, but it could be the rupture that shows that it doesn’t have to.