FLOTUS under Trump


#122

I’m fine with it. If someone had shat all over a gift from Michelle Obama while she was FLOTUS, I wouldn’t be too put out if CNN or MSNBC found out the person in question had been a jackass in the past.


#123

Yep. It’s called for - the librarian wanted the news to pay attention, and she’s reaping what she’s sown.


#124

It’s social-media-ification of what’s in and out. She probably encountered in her social media circle how “problematic” Seuss was in the last couple years and now among her peers it’s obvious that Seuss is racist and we need more diversity in children’s literature and now this conversation is over. And then out of nowhere she gets handed a bunch of Seuss by a Republican President’s trophy wife. Her comments just sound like longform tweets or something from Jezebel or TheMaryJane.

Thing is though because Seuss does have material in the past that compromises him, no compromises need to be made with Seuss today, for a certain set of progressives. The only context that matters to me is my context and to me Seuss is bad today and there are more diverse children’s writers today, so why do we need Seuss?

IE, i don’t think she’s doing this for attention in some hypocritical sense. I think that more than likely among her peer groups this is just How Things Are and now she sees her chance to Make a Statement about racist/sexism/problematic stuff in society.


#125

I like how Fox News has an entire section of their site devoted to the latest controversies. It’s literally titled “Controversies”.
-Picard Facepalm-


#126

#127

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK6ezlTUEAAubrp.jpg:large


#128

I guess all First Ladies are racists.


#129

We live in the dumbest time.


#130

First lady Melania Trump fired back at President Trump’s first wife, Ivana, after the latter claimed she was “first lady.”

“Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and The President,” the first lady’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “She loves living in Washington, DC and is honored by her role as First Lady of the United States. She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books. There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. Unfortunately only attention seeking and self-serving noise.”

Ivana Trump claimed in an interview that aired Monday on “Good Morning America” that she was “first lady.”

“I have the direct number to White House, but I no really want to call him there because Melania is there,” Ivana Trump said.

“I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that,” she continued, “because I’m basically first Trump wife. I’m first lady, OK?”


#131

How is literally everything that happens in this administration so profoundly stupid?


#132

I remember when “ex-wife drama” wasn’t a thing that happened to the highest office in the country. It seems like so long ago!


#133

Remember when the racist white supremacist right wing speculated on all the baby mama drama Obama would bring to the White House?


#134

What the…?



#135

What the shit.


#136

Well of course it’s “Milania”.


#137

Same nostrils, same mouth, heavier makeup in the 2nd pic. Seems to me it’s her.

This is a weird conspiracy theory to start…


#138

“Buy Legal Meds” indeed.


#139

Maybe she just had a couple of Presidential reminders about her role in their family that she wanted to hide behind those glasses.


#140

We should probably not devolve into the sort of conspiracy-filled hallways of such other fine establishments as Breitbart et al.


#141

I think it’s fairly clear that it’s really her. Still a weird story.