This is one of the weirdest days of my life—just slightly behind that time I astral projected to another timeline where Trump was a middling car salesman in Des Moines and Fred “Rerun” Berry was president. (Rerun is a revered and beloved leader, by the way—with or without the beret.)
And the more I read, the weirder it focking gets.
The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman has another dispatch from Daftsville, and it’s yet another doozy.
As the violent mob incited by President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, some West Wing staffers panicked that they were possibly becoming participants in a coup to overthrow the government. “What do I do? Resign?” one nervous White House staffer asked a friend on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after news broke that a woman had been shot and killed inside the Capitol. The West Wing staffer told the friend that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone was urging White House officials not to speak to Trump or enable his coup attempt in any way, so they could reduce the chance they could be prosecuted for treason under the Sedition Act. “They’re being told to stay away from Trump,” the friend said. The White House declined to comment.
If only that were the weirdest excerpt. Oh, no, Sally Draper. Not even close.