Washington, D.C. — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announcing during the daily briefing that President Trump has invited the grassroots peace and social justice movement Code Pink to discuss their grievances. The controversial left-wing organization has made news earlier this month when two members donned KKK costumes and interrupted the confirmation hearing of attorney general pick, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions. The group also had a large presence at the recent protest in Washington D.C.
“I’m not sure why this is a surprise to any of you,” said Mr. Spicer fielding a question from National Public Radio’s Mara Liasson. “President Trump is committed to building bridges between his enemies. So he invited Medea Benjamin [Code Pink’s founder] to discuss the issues of the day. It’s not any more complicated that.”
Rumors have been swirling about the volatile nature of the 45th President since he took office last week. Politico reported that President Trump’s aides have to keep him busy for fear that his mind will wander. One person who frequently talks to Trump said aides have to push back privately against his worst impulses in the White House, like the news conference idea, and have to control information that may infuriate him. “He gets bored and likes to watch TV, this person said, so it is important to minimize that.”
Apparently during one of this boredom fits, President Trump saw the Jeff Sessions protests and instructed his chief advisor Steve Bannon, whose former publication Breitbart.com often covered Code Pink’s activity, to arrange a meeting with them. According to sources close to Medea Benjamin and Code Pink, they were reluctant at first, but then agreed.
“It’s pretty obvious that Medea doesn’t trust Trump,” said a Code Pink operative who requested anonymity. “But she’s smarter and tougher than him, so why not? She’s not going to back down. Code Pink share some things in common with Trump. Like, we’re against NATO. But on a personal note, I hope she lets that asshole have it. You know, grabs him by the proverbial dick.”
According to Mr. Spicer, no agenda has been set for the meeting, but th e get-together is scheduled for sometime in mid-February.