At first glance, President Obama’s evil-genius plan to tap New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg as Commerce secretary seemed like it would give Senate Democrats a filibusterproof 60-seat majority, since governor John Lynch, a Dem, would pick his replacement. But dreams of wanton taxing, forced gay marriages, and the banning of religion will probably have to wait, as signs are that Governor Lynch will choose another Republican to act as a placeholder until the 2010 elections. Looks like we have a new pooper of the party. [Fix/WP, First Read/MSNBC]
Reporter: Mr. President, any second thoughts on escalating the trade war with China?
President Trump: Yeah, sure. Why not?
Reporter: Second thoughts? Yes?
Trump: Might as well. Might as well.
Reporter: You have second thoughts about escalating the war with China?
Trump: I have second thoughts about everything.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, after Trump’s answer was widely reported: His answer has been greatly misinterpreted. President Trump responded in the affirmative — because he regrets not raising the tariffs higher.