December 26, 2018

Dear Mr. VP,

The day before Christmas, an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy died at a U.S. detention center.

This is not a hot take, I’m sure. But how are these optics not more problematic for you – a brown refugee boy dying because no one would give him refuge and instead locked him up in a detention center? The night before Christmas? Is your head literally stuck in sand?

D

Jakelin: December 16, 2018

Dear Mr. VP,

Her name was Jakelin Caal Maquin. She was seven, and she was fleeing an impoverished village in Guatemala. She in Border Patrol custody when she died.

Jakelin

When the head of CBP spoke to Congress last week, he said he didn’t bring it up because he didn’t want to “politicize” her death.

Now, of course, all bets are off and it’s politics everywhere, the general line being “Yeah, tough shit. Don’t bring your kids to this country.”

How very pro life!

D

December 9, 2018

Dear Mr. VP,

Nick Ayers – gone?!

Word on the street is he turned down the Chief of Staff job — it was offered, he said no. And not only did he say no to the job, he decided to leave altogether.

So that’s interesting. Does he really want to spend more time with his young kids? Is it really that he can’t wait to run a Trump SuperPAC? Or does he think he should get off the sinking ship now that Individual One is seeming closer and closer to self-destruction?

Stay tuned tomorrow for another episode of As D.C. Turns.

D