A game show that paid tribute to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s prolific Twitter activity has come to an end amid reports of his planned exit from the Biden administration
The “Ruthless” podcast has officially pulled “Klain to Fame,” a long-running game show from the conservative “program” where co-hosts Josh Holmes and Comfortably Smug must guess which of the four selected tweets offers either over the top hype for The President Biden or the rage-filled animosity toward Republicans was not actually retweeted by Klain.
With Klain expected to leave the White House in the coming weeks, co-host Michael Duncan praised Biden’s top aide as “good for content,” but nonetheless announced that Tuesday’s “Klain to Fame” match would be the “last, last round.”
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But before the game began, a swan song to its theme song was commemorated, a parody of Irene Cara’s iconic 1980 hit, “Fame.”
“Don’t you know who I am? Remember my name- Klain! Brainworm takes forever, you’re gonna like my post- the most! I feel a forever commitment, brain shattered takes it shamelessly- Klain! Hot takes ’til eleven, save Joe Biden from blame – Klain! It’ll live forever, Ronny, remember my name – remember, remember, remember, remember,” Amanda sang “Hollywood Henn” Henneberg and his choir.
Duncan read four tweets, only one of which was not shared by Klain.
The first tweet, from Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent, read “This deserves more attention. Biden just expanded a program protecting undocumented workers from deportation if they report exploitative employers. This aligns the interests of migrants and American workers, blowing up a big MAGA argument.”
The second, from Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, read, “Biden has been thrown into the heather. Faced with a radical House of GOP, what should a Democratic president (do)? birth warrants, confirming as many judges as possible, etc.”
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The third, by David Bier of the Cato Institute, said “President Biden is finally taking action to fix the border, and Republicans are upset because they want it broken.” It was a quoting tweet in response to another post from Sargent criticizing Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The last tweet, from Klain himself (an attempt by Duncan to throw a curveball since Biden’s aide frequently retweets his own tweets) was a checklist of the “past two weeks” that included “Lowest unemployment in 50 years”, “Inflation down for six straight months”, “Today’s new jobless claims are at an all-time low”, and “Record number of Americans with health insurance” .
Holmes and Smug, this time joined by co-host John Ashbrook, deliberated over the tweet they believed was not retweeted by Klain.
Holmes concluded that Klain retweeted the first tweet since the “craziness” of this one “fits him perfectly”, the third tweet since he avoids a possible violation of the Hatch Act (which had already gotten him into trouble the last year) because he would like to target DeSantis as a potential Biden rival in 2024, as well as the latest tweet featuring economic statistics during a news cycle dominated by the Biden classified documents scandal, which means Klain didn’t retweet Rubin.
While Ashbrook agreed with Holmes, Smug guessed the third tweet. They were all wrong.
Only Sargent’s tweet was not retweeted by Klain.
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“What a match. His shirt goes up in the rafters,” reacted Smug.
“It sure is,” agreed Holmes, adding, “One of the best content providers the ‘Ruthless Variety Program’ has ever had.”
A spokesperson for the “Ruthless” podcast told Fox News Digital, “With heavy hearts, the program said goodbye to an old friend this week. We will never forget him, or the last time we saw him. seen as he waved goodbye to us and swiped the surly Twitter links to touch Harambe’s face.”
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President Biden is expected to appoint former COVID-19 czar Jeff Zients as his new chief of staff once Klain officially steps down.
Zients, a wealthy former health care executive, led the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic from January 2021 to April 2022, and has also held a number of other executive branch roles since the Obama administration.
Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.