Beset on all sides by criticism of its budget sentence, the White House reached out for support Friday from an unlikely source.
The administration itself couldn’t have written a more favorable confirmation than the Thursday column by Alexandra Petri, entitled Trump’s budget makes perfect sense which will fix America, which begins by criticizing of the budget priorities and moves to the suggestion that teachers be replaced by F-35s wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.
For this reason the link in the White House’s 1600 everyday newsletter, which gives the administration’s take on the day’s news and is sent to anyone who signs up on the wh.gov website.
Supporters were presumably thrilled to read that:
This budget will make America a rely on, mean fighting machine with bulging, rippling muscles and not an ounce of fat. America has been feeble and soft for too long. BUT HOW WILL I save ON THIS BUDGET? you may be wondering. I AM A HUMAN CHILD, NOT A COSTLY FIGHTER JET. You may not survive, but that is because you are SOFT and WEAK, something this budget is designed to eliminate.
Press secretary couldn’t have put it better than Petri did, writing: