There's a famous comment in NFL post-game lore. In 2006, the Arizona Cardinals lost in a stunning fashion to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Afterwards at the press conference, Cardinals coach Dennis Green (who years earlier had been the head coach of Northwestern, but I digress...) was still trying to digest the bewildering loss and had an angry response to a question, furious at his team letting the Bears escape with a victory. "The Bears are who we thought they were!!" he shouted, repeating the phrase several times, more loudly on each occasion. "They are who we thought they were!!!!"
Today, I figured all I would do is just post a 40-second video. Nothing more really needs to be said about the Trump administration and its policies than this, keeping in mind that Corey Lewandowski isn't just a spokesman but was the former campaign manager for Trump. A mere 40 seconds that so-nicely coalesces everything down into a nice, simple-to-follow explanation.
They are who we thought they were.
But then, given that Lewandowski is who grabbed and pushed a female reporter during the presidential campaign, it's a case of been there, done that. He's already shown who he was, when running the Trump campaign.
One bewilderment. All over the Internet, everyone refers to his comment to Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas as "Womp, womp". While I understand that that's a sort of somewhat like the cartoon noise of a slide trombone for when things go bad, it is not what he says. Nor am I quite sure what "Womp, womp" actually is. He's making a fake baby-crying sound of crocodile tears, "Wah, wah..."
That moment of personal privilege aside, ladies and gents, meet your Trump administration. They are who we thought they are.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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