n any horror movie, the first sign of a demonic possession is when the vermin start coming out the cracks. Random spiders run across the table, roaches pour out your burger –a rat gets into the canary cage and almost massacres poor Tweety.
When the toilets start making weird demonic noises and ants make themselves comfortable in the top drawer of your desk (just underneath your favorite copies of Breitbart and the Daily Stormer), oh, that's the point you know you need to call an exorcist to clear out the entire goddamned cesspool.
Staffers at the White House, it seems, are facing this very same dilemma.
And by demonic proportions, we mean actual vermin of the animal kind.
Some people, upon hearing this declaration, have been quick to point out the White House is already infested.
Some naysayers would point to the Mueller investigation currently scourging the White House as proof that our current leadership is in bed cheek and jowl with some very unsavory people.
Mike Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI – proof! Trump retweeted videos from an actual hate group and now the British people (our closest allies) are calling for their government to cancel his upcoming trip and ban him – proof! Trump is supporting Roy Moore – an actual pedophile – in his bid for the Senate – proof! Trump keeps attacking black people and women – proof!
Some people have even taken to pointing to the fact that the "swamp" seems to be expanding further and further every day.
The seat of American democracy has never, in its entire history, been as plagued with plutocrats, oligarchs, and nepotism as it has in this very hour. Ethical watchdogs have wept bitter liberal tears as the unqualified children of privilege have taken position in the highest offices, and plutocrats run amok in the cabinet.
But no, while these naysayers bring up all these extraneous details, we're actually here to talk about actual vermin.
And by vermin, we mean cockroaches – lots and lots of them. Also, mice, and spiders, and ants, cause they’re definitely there too.