Please tell me those are Trump family indictments in the sack. pic.twitter.com/I5kBU8NT5i
— Schooley (@Rschooley) December 20, 2018
Happy Shortest Day, y’all! It *is* a Friday, so we can still hope. Actual lede, per the Washington Post…
… With a fluffy red cap and a bulging bag slung over his shoulder, Obama delivered presents (and more than a few gasps) to the young patients at Children’s National hospital in Northwest Washington on Wednesday.
First on Obama’s list was a group of patients 4 and up who were making snowflakes in one of the hospital’s playrooms. After the excitement died down, the former president handed out jigsaw puzzles (which were his grandmother’s favorite, he told the crowd), Hot Wheels sets, remote-control cars, and glittery nail polish, among other goodies collected by Obama and his staffers. Hey, the guy knows his audience…
Before leaving, Obama thanked the staff for working during the holidays and recorded a video message to be played on the hospital’s internal TV system for those he wasn’t able to visit during the trip.
Only a handful of the Children’s National staff knew that the president was coming to town, but word spread quickly during the 90-minute visit. By the time he was headed for the door, a crowd had gathered at a nearby nursing station. The group of doctors, residents and nurses cheered for Obama before busting into an impromptu rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”…
Elsewhere in DC…
Trump’s week so far: caved on Wall, Foundation shut down, Flynn conspiracy collapses; Moscow Project letter surfaces, stock mkt drops, NK says no Nuke deal, Stone indictment looms … and to change narrative he bugs out of Syria, betrays Kurds, hands huge win to Russia and Iran.
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) December 20, 2018
The government of the United States is now in almost total free fall.
The situation in 1974 was orderly and professional compared to this complete circus.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 20, 2018
Memo to GOP senators: What you are doing now will go in your obituaries.
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) December 21, 2018