Awkward Airport Encounters: Trump Jr. And Mueller Edition

Going my way?

Via Politico’s Playbook we have an airport encounter that likely could only happen in Washington:

Special counsel Robert Muellerand Donald Trump Jr. were spotted both waiting for their flights this morning at the 35X gate at DCA.

Mueller is the guy with gray hair sitting down, Donald Jr. is the guy in line in the baseball cap. No word on whether they were on separate flights or the same flight.

Photo via Politico

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Comments

  1. JKB says:

    Interesting. Don Jr. doesn’t have any grandchildren

  2. Daryl and his brother Darryl says:

    Is that a MAGA camo hat…made in China by child laborers?
    Allegedly Donnie’s girlfriend got fired for showing dick pics around the offices of State TV.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kimberly-guilfoyle-misconduct-allegations-fox-news_us_5b5a6064e4b0b15aba96f4de

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  3. Stormy Dragon says:

    (sotto voce) “I can’t talk about that right now, Dad…”

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  4. CSK says:

    @JKB:

    You’ll have to clarify what you mean about DJTJr not having grandchildren. Did you mistake his rolling carry-on bag for a stroller?

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  5. Bill says:

    @JKB:

    Interesting. Don Jr. doesn’t have any grandchildren

    Trump’s oldest child is 11 or 12. Not the usual age for childbearing in this country.

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  6. gVOR08 says:

    @Daryl and his brother Darryl:

    Allegedly Donnie’s girlfriend got fired for showing dick pics around the offices of State TV.

    What a freaking clown act, the whole bunch of them.

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  7. James Pearce says:

    That watermark is all kinds of stupid.

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  8. PJ says:

    @Bill:

    Trump’s oldest child is 11 or 12. Not the usual age for childbearing in this country.

    Are you saying Donald Jr has kept his kids away from their grandfather?

  9. Kathy says:

    Caption: Suddenly, Denny Jr. finds he has urgent business elsewhere.

  10. MarkedMan says:

    @Daryl and his brother Darryl:

    Allegedly Donnie’s girlfriend got fired for showing dick pics around the offices

    If a Brooklyn Nine Nine level of comedy came out with this stuff it would be too over the top. Heck, if the Onion did it we would be wondering if it was past its prime. Think about this:
    – A senior Vice President at Fox News gets fired for helping serial sexual harassers get away with their behavior which ends up costing the network hundreds of millions of dollars
    – He is hired by the White House in a senior position (and in his first public comment both lies AND makes a complete ass of himself)
    – The President’s 40 year old son, who is himself a father of two and married, starts an affair with some Fox News hack
    – The President’s 40 year old son sends dick pix to said hack
    – The Hack shows them around the office and describes their sex life in excruciating detail to the point where she gets fired for it
    – The White House uses its press operation to try to keep the firing secret and instead claims she is leaving to join the re-elect Trump campaign
    – And because that’s not sufficient, the White House press operation starts a rumor that she is being considered as a replacement for Sarah Sanders, thereby putting Sanders on notice that Old Man Trump thinks she has reached her expiration date.

    It’s not that you can’t make this stuff up, it’s that you would be ridiculed as too over the top if you did.

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  11. Slugger says:

    Mueller channels Joe Louis, “You can run, but you can not hide.”

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  12. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @James Pearce: That was almost a lucid as JKB’s comment.

  13. James Pearce says:

    @Just nutha ignint cracker:

    That was almost a lucid as JKB’s comment.

    Maybe more lucid than you think…

    Someone takes a crooked photo of some empty seats in front of them that just happens to catch Mueller, obscured by someone’s hair, in the background, while slightly out of focus and also in the background, stands Don Jr. It’s not a well-composed image, and hey…I get it. It’s a stealth pic.

    It’s a goofy stealth pic of two dudes at the airport and Politico watermarked it.

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  14. wr says:

    @James Pearce: “It’s a goofy stealth pic of two dudes at the airport and Politico watermarked it.”

    And you think what? That they watermarked it because they thought they had a chance at first place in the Darn Purty Picture Competition down at the State Fair? Or maybe they knew it would be spread across every website in the universe, and this way everyone who sees it — including, shockingly, you — knows where it came from.

    Your inability to understand the simplest facts of contemporary life is a constant source of amazement. If you wrote in praise of Sam Rayburn and complained about the price of Doritos at theme parks you couldn’t seem any more out of touch.

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  15. James Pearce says:

    @wr:

    Your inability to understand the simplest facts of contemporary life is a constant source of amazement.

    And yet, your bad faith is as reliable as an atomic clock.

    Oh course, I understand Politico watermarked it so that when it went viral everyone would know that they’re the kind of outlet that publishes poor-quality tabloid stealth photos of dudes just going about their day.

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  16. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @James Pearce: And yet, he hit on something that has been at the back of my mind about your comment “style” (such as it is). In some of the same ways that Trump is Tyrell’s imagination, if you will, of what a rich guy sounds like, your comments seem to be trying for the snark of a hipster based on what Tyrell might imagine a hipster sounds like.

    I finally see it. Thanks, wr!

  17. James Pearce says:

    @Just nutha ignint cracker:

    your comments seem to be trying for the snark of a hipster based on what Tyrell might imagine a hipster sounds like.

    I kind of wish you guys would stop trying to figure out which little box I should fit into.

    Because I’m not going to fit.

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