“Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees, two officials said, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the president’s behalf to challenge election results in key states,” writes the Post.
But wait, there’s more! Trump’s really pissy at virtually every one of the aides that still exist at the White House for refusing to publicly defend him for launching a riotous and lethal attack on the government he’s charged with leading. Where’s the loyalty? Son-in-law Jared Kushner, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows—all just trashy disappointments to Trump. As House Democrats, and even some Republicans, pounded away at Trump’s indefensible conduct, those aides held no press conferences, issued no talking points, did no interviews on the White House grounds, and even declined to whip votes against impeachment. Gee, it’s almost as if they were shamed into silence. Or too incompetent to mount a defense. Or both. Surely only the best aides are still skulking around the West Wing at this point.
“I just think this is the logical conclusion of someone who will only accept people in his inner orbit if they are willing to completely set themselves on fire on his behalf,” one senior administration said.
Speaking of which, there is one person who’s been willing to suck back up to Trump even after Trump couldn’t be bothered to take his calls during the deadly insurrection threatening his life in real time—Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. “Enough is enough!” Graham cried immediately following the deadly attack. “Count me out.” Er … I mean, “in!”
Two peas in a pod from hell.