I know that insane news out of America has become predictably ho-hum, but really, this week has been stunning. For an overview see: Donald Trump’s manic, fantastical and utterly disastrous week, and White House week of chaos ends in open warfare.
The antics new White House communications director are a standout train wreck. Must read: Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon, and dishonourable mention: The 35 most eye-popping quotes from Anthony Scaramucci’s CNN interview.
Of more practical significance, last night saw the final implosion of the Republican’s insane hatred of “Obamacare”. They couldn’t replace it. They couldn’t replace it again (and again). Then they couldn’t repeal it. Then they couldn’t even “skinny” repeal bits of it. Seven years of political posturing shown up for the madness that it was. There is now a real risk that the Republican administration will break healthcare deliberately and burn their own people out of spite. That’s the level of right-wing politics in America.
How much worse will it get?
— The Economist, Once (@EconomistOnce) July 28, 2017
When the news gets Mooched… pic.twitter.com/3XDDc6LQ6H
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 28, 2017
The Mad King? Donald Trump and the Duty to Warn https://t.co/ZghGiJElRa
— Alastair Thompson (@althecat) July 28, 2017
Mitt Romney's warning about Trump from March 2016 has aged extremely well. This infuriated Trump, but he's proving Romney right every day: pic.twitter.com/jKaB4vovp3
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 28, 2017