trump administration

Sean Spicer’s Book Tour Is Going Exactly as Well as You Expect

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is early in a publicity marathon for his new book The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President, a memoir of…
Maggie Serota / July 26, 2018

It’s Working

The patriotic Americans who have spent the last few weeks making life miserable for people like Stephen Miller and Kirstjen Nielsen can take some comfort in…
Andy Cush / July 9, 2018

Trump Staffers Complain They Can’t Get Laid in D.C.

Single Trump staffers are having a hell of time trying to find dates, according to Politico. More than 30 "millennial staffers" spoke to the magazine about being…
Maggie Serota / June 22, 2018

What Did Samantha Bee Think Was Going to Happen?

Mere hours after calling White House adviser Ivanka Trump "a feckless cunt" for tweeting a picture of herself and her toddler amid criticism that ICE is…
Maggie Serota / May 31, 2018

Melania Trump Has Disappeared Before Our Very Eyes

It's been two weeks since Melania Trump has been seen in public, after the White House said she'd undergone a procedure for a benign kidney condition.
Maggie Serota / May 25, 2018

Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert Approve of Michelle Wolf’s WHCD Routine

Did you watch Michelle Wolf's comedy routine from the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday? (It's down below if you need to catch up.) It's funny! She's funny. It's…
Anna Gaca / May 1, 2018

Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Has Been Pretending to Be a Geologist

The Trump White House has predictably been a magnet for the sort of career grifters who are either vastly unqualified for their jobs, or, in a few instances,…
Maggie Serota / April 17, 2018

Hope Hicks Was Just as Bad as the Rest of Them

New York Magazine published a profile of outgoing White House communications director Hope Hicks today, but it doesn't so much provide insight into the Trump administration's atypically…
Maggie Serota / March 19, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. Praises India’s Poor for Smiling

While on a trip to India to hawk luxury apartments, Donald Trump Jr. stopped by the CNBC TV18 studios to promote the new Trump-branded properties…
Maggie Serota / February 20, 2018

Trump Aide Rob Porter Resigns Following Domestic Violence Accusations

On Wednesday, White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned from his post after both of his former wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, accused him of…
Maggie Serota / February 7, 2018

Alexis Krauss Releases Protest Song “Our Land” to Benefit Bears Ears National Monument

Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss and the Our Land Collective have released a benefit single, "Our Land," to aid the nonprofit organization Utah Diné Bikéyah's fight to protect the portion of Bears…
Maggie Serota / January 30, 2018

This Transcript of a Disastrous White House Conference Call Makes Me Feel Insane

We have bigger things to worry about. The President of the United States called a substantial chunk of the world "shithole countries," and he won't, or can't, bring…
Anna Gaca / January 12, 2018

American Vandal’s True-Crime Satire Perfectly Captured the Stupidity of the Trump Era

At one point in Netflix's brilliantly loopy true-crime mockumentary American Vandal, the girlfriend of the suspect---a high school burnout accused of spray-painting penises on 27 cars in the…
Drew Salisbury / December 28, 2017

Eight Insane Trump Stories We Should Still Be Talking About

The news cycle in the Trump era moves quickly. This year, frankly, it moved a little too quickly. A tweet that under normal circumstances would end…
SPIN Staff / December 27, 2017

Trump Judicial Nominee Who Struggled to Answer Basic Legal Questions in Excruciating Video Withdraws

Federal Election Commission member Matthew Spencer Petersen withdrew his nomination for lifetime appointment on the US District Court for the District of Columbia after video…
Maggie Serota / December 18, 2017
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