In 1993, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen found time between Full House episodes to record an album called I Am the Cute One. Songs include “I Am a Kid,” “I Love to Scream,” and “No One Tells the President What to Do.” The last of those is a celebration of the truth of its title—the president can do whatever he wants, and so seven-year-old Mary-Kate and Ashley want to be president. (Sample lyrics: No one tells the President how to dress / no one bugs him if his oval office is a mess.) Watch a performance featuring the twins with a Bill Clinton lookalike here.
Here’s the most recent example of President Donald Trump demonstrating his remarkable commitment to carrying out the message of that ‘90s Olsen twins song. A New York Times report today on the relationship between Trump and chief of staff John Kelly wraps up with this little story:
Mr. Kelly, for his part, is sanguine about how little control he has over how the president chooses to spend his time. At a breakfast event last week for Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, Mr. Kelly marveled that Mr. Trump had spent a long time the day before on the phone with Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots coach, talking about the status of Tom Brady, the star quarterback, according to two people familiar with his remarks, one of whom was present.
Unfortunately, the report places this conversation before Brady awkwardly tiptoed around using Belichick’s name while discussing Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl benching (“I wish he would have played, but the coach decided not to play him”), so there will not be any forthcoming White House leak on whether Belichick viewed that as shade. Sad.