For those looking to fulfill their worldview of a Trump White House so eager for affirmation they'll overlook where it came from, it was almost too perfect.
The White House's new email newsletter, “Your 1600 Daily,” is a round up of videos, tweets and moments from the president's week all carefully curated to give off a sense of goodwill and personality from the White House. And this makes sense: Politicians want to engage their constituents beyond speeches and news conferences, and a digital newsletter is a very #2017 way to do it.
But in Friday's newsletter, things went terribly wrong for the White House. In the “News Reports” section, they shared two articles — one of Trump praising an Irish “fight” at a White House ceremony.
And the other, this Washington Post piece written by Alexandra Petri: “Trump's budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why.”
It takes about two seconds to click on Petri's article and realize she is — umm — not seriously championing Trump's budget. As Petri, who writes a humor blog for The Post, puts it, her story was “composed almost entirely of onomatopoeic noises (PEW PEW! GRRRRRRRR!) typed out in all caps.”Phillips mentions several errors:
Remarkable? Yes. But this isn't the first time the Trump White House has made a colossal/colossally embarrassing mistake. Its press office isn't two months old, and it already has a history of some very sloppy/funny errors.