Tuesday's HOT MIC
DO NOT CONGRATULATE.
For his phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump had a few brief notes from staff. The top of those notes read, "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," but that's exactly what Trump did... He also did not rebuke Putin for the poisoning on British soil.
If this Washington Post story is true, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will have a particularly excruciating job to perform tomorrow. Trump has made numerous faux pas, and it seems he has a problem following directions and abiding by the rules of decent behavior. This is why I couldn't support him, even after he took the Republican nomination.
I keep hoping that Trump will prove me wrong, and his anti-regulation push, his statements on religious freedom, his nominating Neil Gorsuch, and other things have helped me warm to him. Even so, at the end of the day, Trump is Trump, and episodes like this confirm his impulsiveness.