President Trump: I Did Not Call Bob Costa of The Washington Post. I Called Him *Back*

The president tries hair-splitting.

A play in three acts:

So: Robert Costa of The Washington Post called President Trump for comment on a story. The president called him back. Costa noted this. The president then claimed he had not called Costa but was returning his call because he thinks there is some functional difference, or because he was just spoiling for a fight with the “Fake News,” or because his brain is basically an empty can of beans floating in a campground vault toilet. It’s hard to say.


Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.