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.”
According to the President, we have a national emergency at our southern border.
Yet, because of the President, we do not have a Secretary of Defense or a Secretary of Homeland Security.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) April 7, 2019
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, the United States currently has no Secretary of Defense and no Secretary of Homeland Security. https://t.co/EJpRYIT5qI
— David Gura (@davidgura) April 7, 2019
“In all seriousness, we have no competent, functioning president,” quipped Conway.
In all seriousness, we have no competent, functioning president. https://t.co/UzpkRxF5nO
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 8, 2019
Hard to argue it.
@TeamPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @realDonaldTrump Mr. Conway is correct. For the first time in US history we really do not have a president. We have no leader. The democratic congress & the American public are what is holding the line against a madman who wants to be king. @JoeBiden
— INTJ Female (@Smlygrl87) April 8, 2019
Yes sir. This man is a danger to not only us, but the rest of the world as well.
— Joe Luther (@Joe_Luther) April 8, 2019
Yeah, we haven’t since 1/19/2017. Hopefully that all changes sooner rather than later✌️
— janell (@jkhk62) April 8, 2019
No VA secretary and incompetent Secys at Housing, Energy, Educatikn, or Interior. And no real Chief of Staff either. So all in all, it’s a crapshoot government.
— Gals Point (@Galspoint) April 8, 2019
This is one heck of a reality show.