Poor baby. Fortunately he has no dog on which to test cyanide capsules.
The guy whose entire presidency is predicated on being a tough guy has been sitting in a bunker all night, in case you were wondering the extent to which Donald Trump is a small, scared man.https://t.co/t9YhHWUl4C
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 1, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.
Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican close to the White House who was not authorized to publicly discuss private matters and spoke on condition of anonymity. The account was confirmed by an administration official who also on condition of anonymity.
The abrupt decision by the agents underscored the rattled mood inside the White House, where the chants from protesters in Lafayette Park could be heard all weekend and Secret Service agents and law enforcement officers struggled to contain the crowds.
As cities burned night after night and images of violence dominated television coverage, Trump’s advisers discussed the prospect of an Oval Office address in an attempt to ease tensions. The notion was quickly scrapped for lack of policy proposals and the president’s own seeming disinterest in delivering a message of unity.x
Trump and advisers calculated that he shouldnÃ¢ÂÂt speak to the nation because he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together. So he let his tweets speak for themselves. https://t.co/JjcIC8oxiD
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 31, 2020
According to #GeorgeFloydÃ¢ÂÂs brother he couldnÃ¢ÂÂt even listen to one man on a phone call without talking over him.
— marieka heinlen (@mariekaheinlen) June 1, 2020
Most ppl can gaze upward w/ their eyes while moving their head back to see upward. Trump canÃ¢ÂÂt do either w/ his FTD. ItÃ¢ÂÂs almost like the need to look up initiated an involuntary jerk backwards. He then seemed disoriented like he jumped off a swing. He should be wearing a helmet. https://t.co/AFK78ezcY6
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) May 30, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂBut on this violent, tragic weekend for America, there was no narcissistic photo op that could obscure the reality that he is a deeply unpopular, deeply insecure politician, who is struggling, as never before, to lead his divided countryÃ¢ÂÂ by Ã¢ÂÂ¦@sbg1Ã¢ÂÂ© https://t.co/gDtogTIRTv
Ã¢ÂÂ Tom McIlroy (@TomMcIlroy) June 1, 2020
Public health experts are worried that the mass protests in the U.S. could lead to a surge of new coronavirus cases. Police using tear gas and pepper spray causes people to tear up and cough, which could increase the risk of transmission.https://t.co/vgcZ1cQ6ys
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 31, 2020