Even as Donald Trump's white nationalist advisers craft botched white nationalism-inspired orders and his most controversial nominees get steamrolled through despite issues ranging from insider trading to past racist statements to hearing-room incompetence, Trump allies are pointing at the supposed true reason everything the Trump team has touched has turned into a tire fire. Why, it must be Reince Priebus' fault.
“It’s my view that Reince is the problem. I think on paper Reince looked good as the chief of staff — and Donald trusted him — but it’s pretty clear the guy is in way over his head. He’s not knowledgeable of how federal agencies work, how the communications operations work. He botched this whole immigration rollout. This should’ve been a win for Donald, not two or three weeks of negative publicity.”
Ah, now here we have an interesting development. That there would be far-right Trump buddy Christopher Ruddy, who met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Friday and held forth on the Priebus Problem today on CNN and to the Washington Post. And while we have no desire to or intention of defending, of all people, Reince Freaking Priebus, it's quite the inventive argument to suppose that the "whole immigration rollout", consisting of an incompetently written and overtly racist travel ban written by Trump's white nationalist team, would have been a great win for Trump had Reince only, ya know, not let them light all those tires on fire.
It appears Operation Ass-Covering is already well underway.