DHS Sec John Kelly tells me administration is thinking abt making people who want 2 come to US hand over cell phones & internet passwords.
— Rachel Martin (@rachelnpr) February 8, 2017
Speaking of handing over one’s phone to a higher authority… Now that Kremlinology has become another Russian import we could’ve done just as well without (THANKS, REPUBS!), there’s a story going around that yesterday’s breaking-news Trump-tweet decrying Nordstrom’s cruel abuse of poor little Princess Ivanka wasn’t even written by the guy whose name appeared on the header. If true, then Ivanka and/or (more likely, IMO) son-in-law Jared Kushner is responsible for letting the world know that his wife is “a great person — always pushing [Daddy] to do the right thing”…
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) February 8, 2017
According to White House schedule, this tweet was sent 20 minutes into his daily intelligence briefing. https://t.co/BoilJ6cV6L
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) February 8, 2017
@BillWeirCNN It wasn't sent by him. You really need to look at metadata.
— Ari Herzog (@ariherzog) February 8, 2017
It is creepily apt if this was sent by Ivanka. And it makes sense it'd be her, since it's about protecting the value of her brand.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) February 8, 2017
— (((Will Cubbison))) (@wccubbison) February 8, 2017
… which, I guess: Happy early V-Day, honey! (And the cynics say romance is dead.)
On the one hand: Good to know, if true, that Daddy Dearest wasn’t distracted during his security briefing by worries about his kids’ business opportunities. On the other hand: If this were any other country in the world, what would the Very Serious Pundits say about a president with this much power allowing his (inexperienced, incompetent) offspring to make official statements in his name, with or without his permission in advance?