Looks like White House officials are resorting to the same tactic you use to lie to your mom about where you are right now to get the President off their backs so they can actually get something done.
Senator Tom Carper revealed in an interview with CNN that White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn faked a bad connection with Trump to get him off the phone during a meeting about tax reform.
While he didn’t go so far as crinkling aluminum foil into the phone, Cohn did interrupt Trump 15 minutes into a breathless rant to tell him he’s “brilliant! But we’re losing contact, and I think we’re going to lose you now, so goodbye.”
.@JohnBerman: "Are you saying Gary Cohn faked a bad connection to get the president off the phone?"@SenatorCarper: "Well, I wouldn't — I don't want to throw him under the bus, but yes." (@CNNnewsroom) pic.twitter.com/OjAJkrQD3I
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) November 22, 2017
Then Cohn hung up, and the rest of the adults got back to work.
Senator Carper makes no bones about throwing Cohn under the bus. All the better, he figures, if they can maybe get something done before the end of the legislative session on December 14.
But if they’re resorting to dodging calls from the President like a girl who doesn’t want to dump her dirtbag boyfriend over the phone but has no plans to see him soon, it doesn’t look good.