May 17, 2017 - Politics & Policy

WH picks fight with Kasich at height of Comey crisis

At 11:17pm Tuesday, while his colleagues were in full-blown crisis management mode, the White House's social media director Dan Scavino used his personal Twitter account to lash out at Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Why this matters: Scavino would never send a tweet like this without President Trump's either implicit encouragement or direct orders. It shows how Trump and his loyal aides still view themselves as scrappy counter-punchers and won't leave any insult alone. (Kasich has been the most prominent of Trump's Republican critics. He refused to endorse Trump and is currently enjoying an 'I-told-you-so' tour.)

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