Maybe that’s not the best backdrop

Normal. It’s normal. Totally normal. Nothing to see here. It’s not unreasonable. Not unreasonable at all. You could even say it’s reasonable. Maybe. On a good day. Anyway it’s normal. So so normal.

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended the administration’s advance team for asking the Navy to obscure the USS John McCain during the president’s recent state visit to Japan, arguing the request was not “unreasonable.”

Appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday, Mulvaney said that “it was probably someone on the advance team” in the White House who was responsible, adding that the unidentified staffer who requested to hide the ship, named for the grandfather of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, would not be fired.

“The fact that some 23, 24-year-old person on the advance team went to that site and said, ‘oh my goodness, here’s the John McCain, we all know how the president feels about the former senator, maybe that’s not the best backdrop, can somebody look into moving it?’ That’s not an unreasonable thing,” Mulvaney said.

Whee! That was a great big jump he made there. Top marks for jumping. Yes, we all do know how Baby Donnie feels about McCain, but we do not all jump from that all the way to “So he will lose his shit if he sees the name John McCain on a ship, because he is that fucking childish, so we’d better hide it from him somehow.”

“The president’s feeling towards the former senator are well known. They are well known throughout the office, they are well known in the media, but to think you’re gonna get fired over this is silly.”

They are well known, but even then we didn’t realize he was such a spoiled petulant whiny brat that he couldn’t be trusted to see the name John McCain on a ship. Thanks for clearing that up for us, I guess.

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