Twitter Explodes Over WH Official Referring to Shooting as ‘Reprieve’ from Scandals: ‘Ghoul’

A White House official thought it was a good idea to say this to a reporter:

One White House official said the shooting forced the White House to focus on critical and serious issues — like consoling the victims and trying to heal the nation — rather than getting bogged down in what they view as more trivial West Wing drama.

“For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said the White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reflect internal conversations. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled.”

That rather shocking quote is contained in a new Washington Post report about the White House seeing the shooting in part as giving them a brief respite from questions about multiple burgeoning scandals.

And a LOT of people were incensed a White House official, even anonymously, would say something like that:

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