Today’s dispatch from a marriage that sounds like a whole lot of fun comes from the New York Times, which published an account on Tuesday night of President Trump bitching out a bunch of White House aides when he saw his wife’s TV on board Air Force One was tuned to CNN.
According to internal email obtained by the paper, Trump caused “a bit of a stir” aboard the plane on a recent overseas trip, raging at staffers for violating an apparent rule that all trips must begin with TVs tuned to Fox News. At the end of the email chain, officials reportedly confirmed that going forward, all of the plane’s TVs would be set on the channel populated by just really awful people.
The story also contained, amid discussion of technology I see no use for, a reminder that the Trumps really do not like to occupy spaces together (emphasis added):
The email, an internal exchange between officials in the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency last Thursday, also called for the ordering of two additional televisions to support Beam, a TiVo-like streaming device, to make sure the president and first lady could both watch TV in their separate hotel rooms when they travel.
Personally, I love the idea of Melania watching CNN in secret. Or maybe we should take this as YET ANOTHER sign that the first lady is not who she appears to be.
Update, 12:38 pm: After that report was published, a spokeswoman for the first lady told CNN on Wednesday that Melania watches “any channel she wants” on TV. OK then!!!