Unempirical: Measuring Likeliness To Buck???

So Trump’s Treasury Secretary, Cap’n Munch, said a thing which is news:

“I will say, personally, I think the gun violence — it’s a tragedy what we’ve seen yesterday, and I urge Congress to look at these issues,” Mnuchin said at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing.

Then the Washington Post reporter gave us some inside knowledge for context. What units of measurement would you use for this? 

Mnuchin is considered one of the least likely Cabinet members to buck Trump, making his comments Thursday even more distinct and unusual.

Imagine living in a world where you’ve been trained that the above is a thing that:

  1. Should be written down, 
  2. Shared with others, and
  3. Published. 

People who live in that world tell us the news! That’s fucked up, no?