We’re old enough to remember slow news days, but there’s something really strange going on with the White House press corps lately.
Playboy’s White House reporter and CNN analyst Brian Karem, who’s been known to console the occasional particularly woke kid whom Trump hates, noted some clouds over the White House Tuesday.
Storm clouds over the White House . Metaphorically and in reality pic.twitter.com/Cc9rDIYAjH
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) May 22, 2018
Journalism dies in darkness https://t.co/xTBbeFESpT
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) May 22, 2018
wow that is very clever
you must be a writerhttps://t.co/ysXmkfTOgR
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 22, 2018
However, more reporters had their eyes on the ground, keeping track of a growing sinkhole outside the press briefing room:
Sinkhole Appears on White House Lawn https://t.co/Cbd6zrQi0U
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) May 22, 2018
CBS reports that the sinkhole has been “confirmed by groundskeepers.”
This week I’ve been observing a sinkhole on the @WhiteHouse North Lawn, just outside the press briefing room, growing larger by the day. pic.twitter.com/BsFUtxFqpB
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 22, 2018
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 22, 2018
Even CNN’s Jim Acosta managed to work a sly dig at the Trump administration into his tweet about the sinkhole. “Swampy weather,” get it?
Perhaps due to the swampy weather in DC lately. ? There’s a sinkhole in the North Lawn of the White House. ? @MarkWalzCNN pic.twitter.com/m5AeDRDsvn
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 22, 2018
Yes, that’s a photograph of a videographer shooting footage of the sinkhole — very meta.
Perhaps the most bizarre update from the White House press corps today came from the Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti, who noted that a bag of wet socks he spotted in the White House briefing room last Thursday was still hanging around. Speaking of metaphors …
SPOTTED in the White House briefing room. A bag of wet socks pic.twitter.com/uyN3O8mrSn
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 17, 2018
UPDATE: The bag of wet socks are STILL in the White House briefing room pic.twitter.com/gPAVMhUIah
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 22, 2018
— Eric (@oldnewstandard) May 22, 2018
Look I don't like Jim Acosta either but that's still not a nice thing to call him ? https://t.co/xpEbmMdwep
— Andrew S. (@shoutingboy) May 22, 2018
CC: @JimAcosta https://t.co/91uGGbHaJA
— Deebs ????? (@DeebsFTL) May 22, 2018
Gotta love the Press Corps good at reporting and updating us on the issues https://t.co/ySQ2XVhEuv
— SQUIRE KNIGHT (@Kenneth07252074) May 22, 2018
I trust that bag of wet socks more than I do #CNN. https://t.co/f2zFOHsisi
— Redfield Qld Bean (@Log_Hugger) May 22, 2018
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) May 22, 2018
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