Twice he errs, thrice he errs,

Seth breaks down White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s latest round of nonsense. (Video)


Twice he errs, thrice he errs,
Spicer gets icier.
Journalists, dicier
press to the max.

Sean shouts nonsensical,
oft indefensible
and reprehensible
fantasy facts.

© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode


As faith in our government shrinks (2-link limerick chain)

“This weekend marked Pres. Trump’s 8th week visiting a Trump property, but on the trail he said as President he’d never want to leave the White House.”

Trump’s 13th golf course visit in 65 days
(video) #insidepolitics, CNN


As faith in our government shrinks
And hope for our destiny sinks,
That brazen-faced thief,
Our crackpot-in-chief,
Spends another day out on the links.

© 2017 Colleen Anderson

Yet another day out on the links,
while ole Bannon is serving up drinks
for a toast to the heist,
that poor Spicer has spiced
with a litany of clueless high jinks.

© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode


On the White House Correspondents Dinner

“The black-tie dinner, which raises money for journalism scholarships, takes place every spring and is usually attended by the president, journalists, celebrities and Washington insiders. The last president to miss the dinner was Ronald Reagan, who sat out because he was he recovering from an assassination attempt in 1981, although he still delivered remarks by phone.

Several news organizations had already withdrawn from the April 29 event in protest of Trump’s treatment of the media.”



Most presidents agree to join the roasting
but Forty-five won’t have his ego bashed
by journalists dissecting all his boasting
and fabricated facts that Spicer stashed
to cover any questions thrown his way–
A bully dishes dirt but will not play.

© Lily Beth Baker, 2017