Melania Trump spoke at a youth summit in Baltimore Tuesday on the opioid crisis, which is one of her platform issues, along with #BeBest, and she was booed for the first time at a solo event. It’s not surprising, considering the rancor with which hubby Donald spoke about Baltimore and the late Elijah Cummings, who was greatly loved in his home city.
Don’t think I’ve ever heard of a First Lady being booed. But when you’re married to a Criminal who’s destroying Democracy, it comes with the territory.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 26, 2019
Vox populi is not a voice to disregard, and it is booming it’s opinion at the Trump family in quadrophonic stereo. In recent weeks, Donald Trump Jr., and Kimberly Guilfoyle were resoundingly booed off stage at UCLA and by their own followers, no less, when Junior canceled a Q&A session. Trump and Melania were booed at the World Series and the same week Trump was booed at the UFC matches.
This is a trend that is likely to continue and it’s long overdue, in fact. Maybe it will finally begin to sink into the Trump’s skulls that the ritual of a photo op from time to time on a relevant social topic is not going to met with the fawning adoration and flash bulbs that their show biz mind sets tell them is their due. Donald Trump is an elected public official and if he and his retinue can’t cut the mustard on that level, then they can expect more of the same — although I think it behooves us to invoke Obama’s words of wisdom here: “Don’t boo — VOTE!” Better advice was never given. Make the protest that matters.