As Twitchy told you earlier Wednesday, every journalist in the world decided to take President Trump out of context in their tweets about him claiming that “Germany is totally controlled by Russia” — leaving out, of course, the fact that he was talking specifically about Germany’s dependence on Russian oil.
The Washington Post whipped up a piece about Trump “attacking” Germany in Brussels and made a special point about the reactions of the other members of the administration at the table … doing a Zapruder film-style analysis of the video and going so far as to consult a political science professor who is “certified in the Facial Action Coding System used by experts to break down human facial movement.”
The best part, though, is the statement White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave the Post when asked for comment on White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly “pursing his lips tightly.”
In a statement to The Post, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "[Kelly] was displeased because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese." https://t.co/azDbYtgy20
— Robert Costa (@costareports) July 11, 2018
this is an amazing White House statement https://t.co/wa4fN4xHcn
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) July 11, 2018
This is a real quote, and it's magnificent. https://t.co/d1lRaGiGUV
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) July 11, 2018
Oh man. This is so ridiculous that I enjoy imagining it being true. Kelly was so pissed about the breakfast that he was visibly upset about it. https://t.co/PsuxdZs550
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) July 11, 2018
just eat more pastries! did it many times as an ambassador. https://t.co/dpzCshtXMu
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) July 11, 2018
Anyone who has ever stayed at a Marriott is John Kelly https://t.co/7wHcWIgkys
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 11, 2018
Okay that’s hella relatable. “Continental breakfast” is just a codeword for bullshit https://t.co/G01dstZbFK
— ☁️ Chris Cloud ☁️ (@itschriscloud) July 11, 2018
Don't Make Breakfast Continental Again https://t.co/lDUulVjCk5
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 11, 2018
This wisecrack will cost Trump Wisconsin in 2020… https://t.co/slB5bLW52R
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) July 11, 2018
Is this a joke? I honestly can't tell. https://t.co/I4zxcVr8T3
— Erin Strout (@erinstrout) July 11, 2018
Yes, it’s a joke. Read The Washington Post’s piece, and when you get to Sanders’ statement at the bottom, it’s pretty clear. Guess not everyone found it as funny as we did, though.
Just to recap. The WH press secretary says the chief of staff was pursing his lips and looking away while Trump was talking because he was pouting over not having eggs or waffles? https://t.co/gKI21HBmYr
— Colby Itkowitz (@ColbyItkowitz) July 11, 2018
Glad to hear that the Very Serious chief of staff is more worried about the breakfast offerings than a President trashing one of our most important allies. https://t.co/BToPcLgFqB
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) July 11, 2018
Trump trashing alliances for no reason is not a joke and not funny. https://t.co/Y0qNidwyKu
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) July 11, 2018
I, too, treat international relations like it’s a twitter joke about breakfast. https://t.co/uVtF9Wo4Hi
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) July 11, 2018
It’s a wonder that the Trump administration doesn’t treat the press with the same respect they afford him … oh wait, he does, and they don’t care for it.
They aren't even trying to spin this one https://t.co/xaCV3kqJgu
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) July 11, 2018
Bring me back to earth, folks https://t.co/pnkmbB2oD9
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 11, 2018
Someone get these folks some breakfast so they can focus on not destroying our alliances. https://t.co/GonZfuPGTp
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) July 11, 2018
That is a TRUE Marine’s response. Yup! That is what General Kelly was upset about https://t.co/NjZTeukJtS
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) July 11, 2018
Cool it, Fonzie.
So to be clear the official White House statement, which they came up with and released to the world, is that the chief of staff was pouting over the continental breakfast.
Don’t ever tell me to be polite to these assholes in a restaurant. https://t.co/v2Wd4SuJdM
— a ship (@Dangbattleship) July 11, 2018
In all seriousness — this is an official White House statement about a potentially titanic shift in US foreign policy. https://t.co/59LIOLfHUT
— Elizabeth Saunders (@ProfSaunders) July 11, 2018
No, this is an official White House statement about a newspaper’s story based around a certified facial expression interpreter analyzing a few seconds of video. “Of course, it’s impossible to say exactly what was going through the minds of Trump’s aides,” the paper allows. But they did their best to make something up.
Well, he’s a pretty Paleo guy. I’d be displeased by carbs for breakfast. https://t.co/OUeQ5TaTd5
— Randy Barnett (@RandyEBarnett) July 11, 2018
1. Donald Trump is being taken out of context with 'Germany is totally controlled by Russia', 2. This Daily Beast fact check is wrong https://t.co/gjcJnOAa3k
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 11, 2018
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