At a White House press briefing the other day, Sarah Huckabee Sanders required each reporter to state what he or she was thankful for before asking a question. The answers were varied and interesting. One said she was thankful for the First Amendment. Another was thankful for Robert Mueller and his team of investigators. Still another was thankful that President Obama had saved the nation from the Bush-Cheney recession in 2008.
Interestingly enough, in this season of thankfulness, Good Housekeeping recently published a cover article with a similar theme. The article was entitled “Trump and his Clan: What Are They Thankful For?”
What were Trump and his administration thankful for?
Donald Trump: "I am so very thankful for the poorly educated. They have really bought it all, and I couldn’t have done any of this without them."
Donald Jr: "Even if dad reverses the elephant trophy policy or not, he said I can kill elephants now and bring home their tusks. He doesn’t care."
Ivanka Trump: "Aquazzura has come out with some new shoe designs, so I’m going to be 'designing' some new shoes soon."
Jared Kushner: "I am very thankful that we’ve done a great job convincing our base that this 'Russia thing' is fake news. Of course, if I do end up going to prison, I’ll get a pardon. Isn't it incredible how Trump’s convinced everyone that he’s the 'law and order' president?"
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "I can't tell you how thankful I am that my father taught me how to lie so easily."
Mike Pence: "I am very fortunate to have two mothers, and my younger mother is always around to help me control my lust when other women are around."
Stephen Miller: "What a blessing it is that tiki-torches are now the GOP’s thousand points of light. I fit right in now."
Mitch MCconnell: "I’m thankful that in America it’s always 'too soon' to talk about gun control. And remember how people wanted congress to ban bump stocks? They’re so forgetful too. People won’t talk about bump stocks again until the next mass murder, and then that will be 'too soon.”'
Paul Ryan: "I'm grateful that so many old, white men control the house and senate -- who better to legislate the control over women's bodies?"
Jeff Sessions: "I'm thankful that I have the opportunity to reverse progress on all this civil rights mumbo jumbo."
Kellyanne Conway: "I am so thankful I have no conscience or soul. That literally allows me to say anything for money, and I have no regrets or shame."
Pictured at the left: The 2017 Thanksgiving Menu at the White House -- with delicious international entrees:
* Medallions of Hibernating Bear Cubs
* Elephant Steaks
* Trio of Endangered Species Casserole (including Western Lowland Gorilla, Black Rhinocerous, and Bernean Orangutan.
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