Down to the last moment, hope springs eternal that Donald Trump will act presidential — or at least human. Kevin McCarthy had a 30 minute call with Trump this morning. Evidently he’s the only key Republican figure speaking to Trump these days. We know Mike Pence isn’t. We know Mitch McConnell isn’t. Trump ran the same old same old tired lines about Antifa rioting and not his “special people” and finally McCarthy just shut him down and then asked him about the welcome letter, a tradition started by George H.W. Bush — the last Republican one term president. Axios:
McCarthy would have none of it, telling the president: “It’s not Antifa, it’s MAGA. I know. I was there,” according to a White House official and another source familiar with the call.
The White House official said the call was tense and aggressive at times, with Trump ranting about election fraud and an exasperated McCarthy cutting in to say, “Stop it. It’s over. The election is over.”
McCarthy, who is facing major blowback for his role in encouraging dissent over the election outcome, went further:
He told Trump he should call Joe Biden, meet with the president-elect and follow tradition and leave a welcome letter in the Resolute Desk for his successor.
The president told him he hadn’t decided whether to do so for Biden.
So let’s speculate, shall we, about a letter from Trump to Biden?
“Deer Jo, I left you some Oreos in the bottom drawer. Ben Carson gave them to me. I put a post it on the button that you push when you want them to bring you a Diet Coke. I left you a sharpie if you want to mark up a weather calendar.
The place is pretty much a dump. The toilets aren’t gold and your arm gets sore from flushing them and I won’t even talk about the light bulbs.
Be sure to stock up on paper towels. You never know when there’s going to be another hurricane. Okay, bye,” Donald
Anybody got a better idea? Entertain us below in the comments.