From the "cannot make this shit up" files

From the "cannot make this shit up" files

by digby

That's a beautiful old growth tree up there. Naturally, his people stole it from a public park:
The chief of staff to Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson issued a public apology Sunday for his responsibility in having a cedar tree cut down at Public Safety Memorial Park Friday and transported to Ladd-Peebles Stadium as a prop during President-elect Donald Trump's rally on Saturday. 
Colby Cooper, who has been Stimpson's chief of staff since 2013, said he became "overzealous" in making sure "every detail was covered and the expectations" of Trump's team were exceeded ahead of Saturday's televised rally.
Here's what the jerk who did it said:
Yesterday's visit by President-Elect Trump to the City of Mobile was an incredible opportunity to showcase our City and offer a great event to those attending. 
In preparing for this event, I worked closely with the advance team. In an effort to make sure every detail was covered and the expectations of the President-Elect's team were exceeded, I became overzealous. 
I now know there are citizens who are upset and offended that a tree from a City park was used as part of the decorations for the event. I accept full responsibility for having this done. 
For this, I sincerely apologize. Going forward, I will be more sensitive to the spectrum of concerns regarding trees." 
- Colby Cooper, Chief of Staff, City of Mobile

That little event sums up so many of Trump's supporters. They are cheapskates who take anything they want without regard to their fellow citizens, all in the name of venerating their leader. And when someone objects they respond with juvenile commentary worthy of a snotty tween.

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