However exactly the timeline unfolded, the fracas is emblematic of the White House's lack of political savvy.
Jonathan Franzen is in a fracas over his comments deploring our literary culture, Amazon, and social media.
The fracas began when one author boasted to the fashion blog Racked about Isabella's family members attending her book party.
1727, from French fracas (15c.), from Italian fracasso "uproar, crash," back-formation from fracassare "to smash, crash, break in pieces," from fra-, a shortening of Latin infra "below" + Italian cassare "to break," from Latin quassare "to shake" (see quash).