In case there wasn’t already enough drama in this nation now, a McClatchy writer named Anita Kumar is trying to drum up more.  She begins her most recent article — headlined “Nikki Haley is a GOP rising star. But some don’t like her stealing Trump’s spotlight” — like this:

Almost as soon as the New York Times published an explosive piece from an anonymous senior administration official describing how some top Trump aides work to prevent the president from making reckless decisions, Cabinet secretaries quickly began releasing statements denying they were the author.

But only one of them, Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations, wrote her own op-ed in response — a piece that angered some in the White House who thought it was designed to draw attention to herself, according to two outside advisers who are close to the White House..

All presidents want the spotlight to themselves, but perhaps none more so than the current one.

She goes on to detail the supposed tension that exists between Haley and the White House.  If you want to read the article, click here.  But believe me. You might need a microscope to find that supposed conflict.

Really, it’s sort of funny.  There is no actual, known friction between Haley and the White House.  But it seems the writer was desperate to invent some.  I read the whole article looking for something — anything — of substance.  There is none. 

This is a piece intended to create problems, not report on them.  This is fantasy writing, not journalism.

And it’s not what we need in this nation right now.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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