I’m sure this was all perfectly innocent, and solely for the purposes of education.
There has been a lot said today about how things broke down between President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.
We have been hit with everything from the possibility that Trump attempted to have Comey pledge loyalty to him at a private January dinner, to Trump’s Twitter threats of there potentially being taped conversations between them.
I touched on the notion of a loyalty pledge earlier.
With all of that floating around, White House press secretary Sean Spicer addressed the rumors. While he wouldn’t say if there were taped conversations or not, he did say that there had been no request for a loyalty pledge.
I’m not sure how he would know, since the dinner was private, so maybe we should wait for Comey to dispute that one.
It seems somebody else felt some kind of way about this avalanche of bad press.
The Office of Government Ethics casually deposited a tweet to their Twitter account and left it up to the imagination of those who saw it.
— U.S. OGE (@OfficeGovEthics) May 12, 2017
So was that a not-so-subtle crack at the story of Trump’s loyalty pledge?
I’m going to say “yes.”
It wouldn’t be the first time that a government office took a jab at Trump. The National Parks Service zinged him first, when they posted a picture comparing Trump’s inauguration crowd size to that of Obama’s.
This was a lot less obvious, unless you’ve seen the story. In that event you’ve seen the story, it’s like a neon sign.