Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said that he thought the Trump administration had become “a little chaotic” after relating an incident that happened with President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway on the show Wednesday. He was speaking with Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union.
“Kellyanne Conway was going to be sitting in that seat earlier tonight,” Carlson related to Schlapp, “we had booked her, at their request by the way, we don’t often have people from the administration on but they said we wanna send over Kellyanne Conway. Great.”
“Um, and then not long before air,” he continued, “they cancelled it, for reasons which weren’t exactly clear. Now I think a lot of the descriptions in the press about what’s going on at the White House are false, or they’re animated by the hate the press has for Trump, which is totally real.”
“But it does seem a little chaotic over there, I have to be honest with you,” he admitted.
“Yeah,” Schlapp agreed.
“Is it as chaotic as it seems?” he asked.
“I was over there today,” Schlapp answered, “it was like, whenever you get like inside the bubble, it gets so much more tranquil. People are just like doing their jobs, nobody’s running around.”
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“I think if you take a step from their daily jobs,” Schlapp continued, “this is a lot on a White House staff. I mean this is more breaking news around an administration than we’ve seen in I dunno if we’ve ever seen it before. And I think that comes with a certain amount of stress on these folks.”
Carlson went on to press Schlapp on why no one was editing Trump’s “profoundly counter-productive” tweets or trying to keep him from putting out messages that could damage him politically or legally. Schlapp responded that Trump believes he is his best spokesman, and he wants to be his own voice.
If Schlapp is correct, the Trump administration has much to fret over, as the deputy attorney general just named a special counsel to administer the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.