Axios' Mike Allen, a veteran of Washington, D.C. political reporting, noted on Tuesday that President Trump had made a "dumb waste of another day" on Monday with a series of errors, including making a jab about "Pocahontas" to a group of Native Americans.
In his Tuesday morning Axios AM briefing, Allen decided to "just let the reality speak for itself" in recounting Trump's very bad Monday.
At the top of Allen's list was Trump's use of the racial slur "Pocahontas" in front of a group of Navajo Code Talkers.
But the blowback from that gaffe may not have even been the worst part of the day for Trump.
Allen points out several snags:
- The President of the United States proposes a Fake News pageant: "We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite president (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!"
- Two people come to work to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (one of them carrying a shopping bag from Dunkin' Donuts).
- The legal and political fight continues into the wee hours. At 12:10 a.m., the Justice Department emailed us: "Filing in CFPB case."
- After Trump attacked CNN International, Wolf Blitzer vows: "[W]e will never bend or break."
"What a dumb waste of another day," Allen concludes. "I'm sure Day 313 will be better."