'It's burning people out': Trump aides whine about 'viciousness' of private citizens cursing them out in public https://t.co/uH8zIay4hb
— Raw Story (@RawStory) July 9, 2018
Forces that normalized Trump shocked that public isn't going along. https://t.co/4jkEjuLWGo
— Schooley (@Rschooley) July 9, 2018
The professional Trumplodytes are crappy, soulless little homunculi whose closest approach to honest emotion is sharing tales of their social martyrdom with each other — and the more gullible among the Media Village Idiots:
…For as long as the White House has existed, its star occupants have inspired a voluble mix of demonstrations, insults and satire. On occasion, protesters have besieged the homes of presidential underlings such as Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s political strategist, who once looked out his living room window to find several hundred protesters on his lawn.
Yet what distinguishes the Trump era’s turbulence is the sheer number of his deputies — many of them largely anonymous before his inauguration — who have become the focus of planned and sometimes spontaneous public fury.
“Better be better!” a stranger shouted at Stephen Miller, a senior Trump adviser and the architect of his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, as he walked through Dupont Circle a few months ago. Miller’s visage subsequently appeared on “Wanted” posters someone placed on lampposts ringing his CityCenterDC apartment building.
One night, after Miller ordered $80 of takeout sushi from a restaurant near his apartment, a bartender followed him into the street and shouted, “Stephen!” When Miller turned around, the bartender raised both middle fingers and cursed at him, according to an account Miller has shared with White House colleagues.
Outraged, Miller threw the sushi away, afraid that someone in the restaurant had spit in or otherwise tampered with his food, he later told colleagues.
On Saturday, as Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s former strategist, browsed at an antiquarian bookstore in Richmond, a woman in the shop called him a “piece of trash.” The woman left after Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books, told her he would call the police…
Why was Steve Bannon in a bookshop? Kindling run?
— N. S. Beranek (@NSBeranek) July 8, 2018
… A week ago, a Sidwell Friends teacher interrupted her lunch at Teaism in Penn Quarter to tell Scott Pruitt — eating with an aide a few feet away — that he should resign as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
By Thursday morning, nearly half a million viewers had clicked on a video of the confrontation that the teacher, Kristin Mink, had posted on Facebook. By late Thursday afternoon, Pruitt quit.
“I would say it’s burning people out,” said Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former communications director. “I just think there’s so much meanness, it’s causing some level of, ‘What do I need this for?’ And I think it’s a recruiting speed bump for the administration. To be part of it, you’ve got to deal with the incoming of some of this viciousness.”…
Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican who spent 13 years in Congress, said Washington has always been a hotbed of dissent. What has changed, he said, is that aggressive tactics “are becoming more normalized.”
“We’re in a situation where bad behavior is being rewarded,” he said. “There are no filters. I don’t know where it ends.”…
Gosh, it’s almost like the guy currently squatting in the Oval Office actively encouraged people to be aggressively stupid and ugly — just like him!
Until a Trump staffer gets mocked for their disability on national TV or held in an airport cell because of their ethnicity or becomes the target of a racist conspiracy theory I think reporters can shelve the sushi sob stories.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) July 9, 2018
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) July 9, 2018
The image of small-ball nazi Stephen Miller indignantly tossing $80 of uneaten sushi on the way back to the million dollar apartment his parents pay for will sustain me for weeks. https://t.co/wX8l70GQKh pic.twitter.com/jvoCO0ysSF
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) July 9, 2018
At least he'd have a friend then.
— ?iwb? (@edwinmundt) July 9, 2018
My experience at restaurants: I ordered take out at a Greek restaurant. When I arrived, the owner saw me & threw in a free baklava (one of my favorite desserts). He said he appreciated what I was doing. I guess that's what happens when one opposes ripping kids away from parents.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 9, 2018
and yeah, Stephen Miller's such a pathetic troll shitbag he's probably deliberately going to Mexican/Japanese/Indian/etc joints in HOPES of getting yelled at cuz it's the only way he can ever feel feelings.
Still, don't miss the opportunity, cuss his Slenderman ass TF out.
— zeddy (@Zeddary) July 9, 2018
Counterpoint: (keep an eye on this guy… )
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) July 9, 2018