George Conway Has the Most Perfectly Savage Response When People Point Out That Trump Has Failed to Fill Two Top Cabinet Posts

Michael Kovac/WireImage/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

George Conway ripped into President Donald Trump on Twitter Monday morning following the departure of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who abruptly resigned Sunday night.

This leaves the United States without Cabinet secretaries at the Departments of Defense & Homeland Security, which are being managed by "acting" heads. Trump also lacks a chief of staff. Mick Mulvaney is currently filling the role of "acting" White House chief of staff.


GQ's Julia Ioffe noted that this has occurred under the guise of a national emergency.

"According to the President, we have a national emergency at our southern border," Ioffe tweeted on Sunday. "Yet, because of the President, we do not have a Secretary of Defense or a Secretary of Homeland Security."

Conway replied: "We don't really have a president."

Conway had an even harsher response to NBC's David Gura, who made the same observation as Ioffe.

"In all seriousness, the United States currently has no Secretary of Defense and no Secretary of Homeland Security," Gura wrote.

"In all seriousness, we have no competent, functioning president," quipped Conway.

Hard to argue it.

This is one heck of a reality show.

Sigh.

We have an "acting" president, some say.

People also have questions, such as how and why Trump is getting away with bypassing the confirmation process for Cabinet posts - something Article II of the Constitution mandates.

And on top of that, why Republicans continue to enable him.

The answer is simple: judges. Trump - with the aide of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) - has been filling judicial vacancies at breakneck speed, stacking the judiciary with right-wing jurists. Last week, McConnell invoked the colloquial "nuclear option" to confirm nominees with minimal floor debate.

So long as Trump continues to tap conservative judges to the bench, we can expect Republicans to appease his erratic and unconstitutional behavior.

Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republicans often claim their party has the upper hand with voters when it comes to fiscal responsibility. When a Democrat is in office, one of the chief complaints you can count on from Republican lawmakers is that the President is ballooning the deficit, or sending the federal debt skyward.

This hasn't quite been the case when it's a Republican President occupying the White House.

Keep reading...
NBC News

Contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination debated in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday ahead of the state's primary in the most confrontational debate yet.

Present on the debate stage for the first time was billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a late entry to the campaign whose advertising blitz helped contribute to his rise in the polls, despite having yet to appear on a primary ballot.

Keep reading...
Leon Neal/Getty Images

President Donald Trump's constant trips to his own golf properties around the globe has been a matter of some controversy since he took office in 2017.

A constant critic of President Barack Obama's golf outings—which unlike Trump Obama did not personally profit from—the 45th POTUS claimed he would be too busy working to ever play golf.

Keep reading...
KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images // SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

President Donald Trump raised eyebrows this week when he commuted the sentences of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, resulting in his release from prison.

Blagojevich infamously attempted to sell the vacant Senate seat left open by the election of President Barack Obama to President of the United States. Recorded calls showed Blagojevich saying he wouldn't give the seat away "for nothing."

Keep reading...
Fox News

It's been 11 and a half months since the last White House press briefing, which used to be a daily occurrence.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham hasn't given a single daily press briefing since assuming her post in March of last year, yet she's appeared on Fox News to lie for President Donald Trump numerous times.

Tuesday was one of those times.

Keep reading...
CNN

Far-Right radio host Rush Limbaugh received widespread backlash earlier this month after laughing at the idea of gay South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Presidential contender Pete Buttigieg kissing his husband on a debate stage next to "Mr. Man," President Donald Trump.

Despite the backlash, Limbaugh recently revealed that Trump himself called and told him not to apologize for his words about Buttigieg, leaving some to question whether Trump was sincere when he said recently that he wouldn't have a problem with a gay President.

Keep reading...