Horror of the 2020 election continues today as the T-Rump is still holding on fast to pure, unbridled bullshit.
As he demonstrated yesterday during a quick press briefing, where after again proclaiing, “I won,” declined to take reporters questions.
Media queries, however, floated after he tried to leave, the epitome in the time of the sore-loser T-Rump:
Here was what the White House Briefing Room sounded like as President Trump and other administration officials left without taking questions.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 20, 2020
Of course, he’s not only a sore loser, but a horrible human being. A most-excellent summary of the whiner-in-chief from David Smith at the Guardian this morning, a portrait of an animal cornered — some snips:
Yet two weeks after his defeat by Joe Biden in the election, Trump has effectively gone missing in action. Day after day passes without a public sighting. He does not hold press conferences any more.
He has even stopped calling into conservative media.
For critics, it is evidence of a monumental sulk as Trump contemplates his imminent loss of power and exit from the White House.
In their view, it is also a staggering abrogation of responsibility as the coronavirus pandemic surges to new highs, infecting more than 158,000 Americans — and killing in excess of 1,100 — every day.
Amid the deafening silence, Trump’s only “proof of life” since Biden’s victory has been a handful of public events at the White House and a military cemetery, weekend outings to his golf course in Virginia and a barrage of tweets airing grievances and pushing baseless conspiracy theories that the election was stolen from him.
“I don’t think we’ve had a president since Richard Nixon who is as far in the bunker and detached from the country as Donald Trump is right now,” said Larry Jacobs, director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota.
“Donald Trump has not only suffered a catastrophic political defeat, he’s clearly also suffering from a deep emotional break. This behavior is even more erratic than usual and he has retreated. He has put himself in a form of psychological isolation. His emotional state is clearly abysmal. In the popular lexicon, he’s lost it.”
Michael Steele, a senior adviser to the anti-Trump group the Lincoln Project and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said: “It’s Trump being a little petulant boy who didn’t get his way and is not getting his way, so he doesn’t want to be out in public and he doesn’t want to play any more. He wants to take his toys and go hide somewhere or create mischief some other way.”
Trump’s recent military shake up was an attempt to distract attention from the cold truth of his defeat, Steele added. “He doesn’t want to be reminded of that. He’ll want to act and sound as if he’s in charge. Well, he isn’t. He’s the lamest of lame ducks and at this point as a country we just need to get a grip and recognize that, as other organs inside our government are trying to do, and move on.”
One question is why didn’t the founders of the US have something like the T-Rump in mind? In those far-ago times apparently, Ben Franklin, et al, couldn’t conceive of an asshole like the T-Rump:
“We [historians] pride ourselves in saying, ‘Don’t worry, this has happened before,’ or, ‘Worry, this has happened before,’ ” said Jeffrey A. Engel, the founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. “Right now, if all your historians can say is, ‘We are in entirely uncharted waters,’ I don’t even know how the rest of that sentence ends.”
“They couldn’t fathom two things: a person who had become president who was so utterly lacking in classical virtue that they would deign or dare to put their own interests above the unity of the country. And the second thing is, I think they couldn’t fathom how any president who would so vividly display disdain for the unity of the country, and mock and undermine the legitimacy of American democracy, why that person [wouldn’t have] already been impeached and removed from office.”
And so here we are…
And aptly titled, ‘Basic Shapes,‘ by caricaturist/illustrator Chong Jit Leong (found here), and displays the elemental form of a purloined sociopath — a bloated profile of flatulent bile and arrogant ignorance.