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Even A Spokesman For Trump's Legal Team Is Calling Him Out On Social Media

On the average day, social media is ripe with conversation about President Donald Trump. Supporters and detractors go toe-to-toe about everything you can imagine, and the arguments tend to fall along party lines. As such, you would expect that those with ties to the president wouldn’t be dipping their toes in the water on the other side. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and we can look no further than the abundance of leaks that have come out of the White House for evidence.

Leaks are one thing, but it’s not too common to see derogatory comments about the president from someone with ties to him that actually has a name attached to it. Amazingly, we have an example of that, and it comes courtesy of a spokesperson for Trump’s legal team. As the Daily Mail shares, a number of social media posts from Mark Corallo, who is a spokesman for Trump lawyer Marc E. Kasowitz, criticize the administration.

“Of all the promises made, most important for real change is 'draining the swamp.' Get after it Mr President or you'll lose us,” he wrote.

That’s a fair statement, and one that can easily be interpreted as a Trump supporter wanting to hold the man he voted for accountable. However, Corallo’s frustration with Trump has ebbed and flowed. Rather than simply sharing those thoughts with a close confidante, Corallo felt the need to have the whole world understand how he’s feeling.

“Hey Mr President, where's all the 'winning'? Or, like the guy from AR, are you going to tell me it depends on the definition of 'winning'?” read one post.

“But is he aware that he can’t be reelected without his base? The swamp creep is a growing trend - a really bad one,” read another.

To Corallo’s credit, he was reached for comments on his social media posts, and he owned up to it without making excuses.

“I have not been shy about expressing my admiration and support for President Trump. I hold him and his family in the highest esteem both personally and professionally,” he said. “I have never been shy about expressing my opinions as a private citizen. I am not a 'yes man,' and the fact that I may have been critical of the administration on a few occasions is proof of that.”

Fair enough. Corallo calls ‘em as he sees ‘em, and he’s not shy about making his opinions known. That’s perfectly fine in most cases, but it crosses the line into being a bad look in this case. Quite simply, Corallo is somewhat attached to the Trump administration by being a spokesperson for a lawyer that represents Trump. Throwing shade at the president is the same as throwing shade at your employer.

What employee could post inflammatory remarks about an organization they work for or represent without it coming across as being in incredibly poor taste? The answer is none. Similar to aggrieved employees in that hypothetical scenario, it’s best to move on when you don’t care for the company you keep. If you have no problem cashing the check, how can you justify being opposed to something that led to you to cash that check? You can’t, and Corallo should tone down the rhetoric as long as he’s even slightly affiliated with Trump.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: The Hill Screenshot, Mark Corallo/Twitter

Corallo criticized Trump's administration on Twitter.

He's been voicing his opposition for some time.

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