Sounds like they were psychic. https://t.co/8095Fjx2H4
— Dennis DiClaudio (@dennisdiclaudio) November 19, 2019
Stephanie Grisham may be a worse person than Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) November 20, 2019
“Lord, make my enemies ridiculous”…
but really it was totally uncalled for for Obama's outgoing chief of staff to put saran wrap on all the toilets. Steve Bannon nearly suffocated.
— Gator MaClunkey (@Zeddary) November 19, 2019
Jon Chait at NYMag: Suuure, Jan…
… Then there are the notes. Trump loves promoting the narrative that President Obama left “a mess” for him to clean up, and engineered deep state conspiracies to undermine him starting in 2016. Trump has floated the most bizarre conspiracy theories about Obama sabotage, including the claim that Obama tapped his phones. Trump would be extremely happy to circulate photos of any such “you will fail” notes, and any aid who produced such a note would have instantly become Trump’s momentary favorite. Yet nobody has produced any evidence of these notes, even though they were supposedly left throughout the building…
Backlash, per the Washington Post:
… Grisham made the initial allegation during an interview with the John Fredericks radio show after the host asked her why the Trump White House had failed to fully staff the administration with loyalists from its earliest days.
Grisham responded by alleging that the administration faced an uphill battle from the very beginning, including open disdain from Obama aides who left behind hostile messages as they departed their offices…
In response to Obama aides pushing back on her allegations, Grisham issued a statement softening her initial claims and calling the controversy “silly.”
“I’m not sure where their offices were, and certainly wasn’t implying every office had that issue,” Grisham said. “I was talking specifically (and honestly) about our experience in the lower press office — nowhere else. I don’t know why everyone is so sensitive!”…
Can’t You People take a joke?
Old enough to remember when the Bush administration lied about the outgoing Clinton folks removing all the W keys from the keyboards https://t.co/J182BQWAxn
— ric flair drippini (@jesseltaylor) November 19, 2019
Even YAF alumni Jon Karl wasn’t falling for this particular okie-doke:
I was in the West Wing on the evening of January 20, 2017, talking to several incoming Trump officials as they moved into their offices. I saw no offices "filled with Obama books" and nobody mentioned "you will fail" notes. Here are photos I took at the WH that night pic.twitter.com/TUZhbO6QbN
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) November 19, 2019
TBH, had I worked in the Obama White House, I probably would've left a really nasty note for my Trump admin successor, which is just one of the many reasons why I never would've been hired by the Obama White House.
— Daily Trix (@DailyTrix) November 20, 2019
This is false. I left my successor a note that said “if you want advice you can talk to my fist” and then i punched a series holes in the wall that spelled out “JCPOA 4 LYFE BITCH” but then again i quit in 2013 https://t.co/1snZQV2Pby
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) November 19, 2019