Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

Maybe Trump was right about the White House being a "dump":

Everyone who works in the White House West Wing, including the Oval Office occupant himself, must clear out by the end of the week so that the government can replace a balky, 27-year-old heating and cooling system. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Thursday that West Wing staff needs to vacate the premises in August while workers are replacing the building’s HVAC system.

“The president’s going to continue to work and we all need to be relocated out of the West Wing due to these renovations that should have taken place before,” she said. “They either need to be repaired or replaced and it’s not something that can go on while we’re still occupying the West Wing.”

I was in the West Wing a couple of months ago, very near the Oval Office, and while I wouldn't call it a "dump," it's surprisingly smaller, more cramped and less elegant than you might expect. It's almost as if the federal government has outgrown its initial boundaries, or something.

If you read the full story at the link, be warned: the vast majority of this AP piece is devoted to slamming Trump, this time for taking a vacation -- a vacation in fact forced by the necessity of the repairs.

They never stop, they never sleep, they never quit.