RantCrush Top 5: November 30, 2016
Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:
Late Tuesday, people were speculating why former Vice President Dan Quayle would be visiting Trump Tower in Manhattan, walking side by side with Kellyanne Conway. He served during George H. W. Bush’s presidency, from 1989 to 1993. Reportedly, journalists didn’t recognize him as he walked in, until Republican Party spokesman Sean Spicer told them that it was the former VP. A bystander even took a selfie with Conway without acknowledging Quayle, who stood in the background.
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 29, 2016
After visiting Trump, Quayle told reporters that he only went to offer his well wishes in person. “Things are in good hands, he’s moving forward, and he’s going to make America great again,” Quayle said.
But his appearance had some fondly remembering the years of Bush and Quayle, when controversial events in politics were maybe a little less complicated:
remember when Dan Quayle misspelled ‘potato’ and because the American people held politicians to such high standards he never recovered?
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) November 29, 2016