A psychology teacher of mine once explained the literal definition of the word “responsible” as response-able. Someone who is able to make a response, as in responsible adult. Donald Trump, by his own admission, is “not responsible at all.” Yesterday, the ceremonial-only president visited the launch of the SpaceX missile, while demonstrations which started five days ago in Minneapolis have continued and spread to 74 cities. And this, while deaths from COVID-19 are averaging 30 a day, and 42 million Americans are unemployed, a sight unseen since the Great Depression.

Trump has no public appearances on his calendar for today and it was speculated that perhaps he would make an Oval Office address. His national security adviser told Jake Tapper, “So, whether he has an address from the Oval or he speaks to the press, he’s accessible and will continue to be accessible to the country and give his views on these events, which are — which are tragic for the country.” Really, ya think? But then that posture was apparently rethought, and this is what came out of the White House next.

So, what it boils down to, your *resident is unavailable for comment, as the tear gas canisters fly, police cars are set aflame, looting takes place as storefront windows are smashed. And your *resident is persona in absentia. With nothing on his calendar. So, what’s he doing, playing mini-golf in the White House basement or watching Fox News?

There may be a photo lid, but there’s not a Twitter top to go with it. Here’s Trump’s latest salvo of policy and piffle.

As explained above, Trump is not response-able. This is his best shot. This is what you get. And here were his only other comments today — so far. It’s all Antifa’s fault. Wait, give him time, he’ll bring Hillary and George Soros into this, any minute now.

Trump doesn’t have a mind, he has a limited template of responses to any given situation. To him, life is a simple zero-sum game. There’s the Enemy, fill in the blank with Obama, Hillary, Mueller, you name it, and the Enemy is always in the service of the Democrats, who are the True Enemy, and in the service of the True Enemy is the go-to Problem, which is the media. Everything that comes out of his mouth is this hyper simplistic drivel, variations on an equation that the Enemy of the moment and the True Enemy are in league and that wouldn’t matter so much but for the fact that the Problem keeps reporting facts. If only the Problem would stop talking about things that are happening and be like what Kim Jong-Un has in North Korea, everything would be fine. But they won’t, so he hates them most of all.

This is Trump’s mind. This is all there is. And if the thought that a mind like this is in the Oval Office hasn’t fried every circuit in your psyche by now, you’ll probably make it until November.

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13 Comments on "‘Photo Lid’ at White House. America’s Burning and Trump’s In His Bunker Blaming Antifa and Reporters"

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Tin woman1
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I’ll make it to Nov. and January. Just to smile again. Actually, laugh.

anastasjoy
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What even is “ANTIFA”? Basically, it’s nothing. It’s not an organized group you can “ban.” It’s more a vague idea that a handful of young men dubbed themselves and right-wingers arbitrarily assign to whoever they want to demonize at the moment, Just like I can designate people on the right as “un-American traitors,” starting with that spraint I will ever call “president,” Donald Trump. I haven’t had a good night or day. I went to bed late and woke early. U got up long enough to listen to the Pentecost service at my church online, lay down for a while… Read more »
anastasjoy
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(By “power of evil” I read “Trump.” Last week in the sermon, the dean of our cathedral was talking about how many of us don’t believe in a literal devil “with horns and an orange tail.” I thought that was odd because one doesn’t usually see the devil depicted with an “orange” tail, but the way he paused and said it, and knowing him, I think he was referring to someone else orange.)

mae
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More failing. Your photo choice explains the cluelessness of Trump beautifully. Yes, he hates America.

beadlady
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Sometimes cuss words are the only thing one has in response to 45.

Scott Jackson
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A psychopathic narcissist will destroy everything if that is what he perceives as his self interest. There will be no voluntary transition of power. Expect the unimaginable. He will declare Marshall law suspending elections to save the “country”. Hitler didn’t stop with europe. He did what people couldn’t comprehend especially if they followed a moral code. In the end, it took desperate measures from the masses. We now have a mentally ill heartless moron who has left such a trail of evil that this seems hopelessly entwined with darkness. Pray. Vote if you get the chance.

p j evans
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do you mean “martial law”? That will get the military to be against him.

Bareshark
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Sigh…this again. If you followed my man Hoarse Whisperer on Twitter, who’s a credible enough expert on narcissistic behavior to have never lost a bet on calling Trump’s next move, you’d know he’ll be doing a repeat of this in January in the event of a massive loss. Push back hard enough and he folds like cheap cardboard.

p j evans
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That’s why Himself spent most of an hour in the WH bunker today, when protestors were simply being noisy outside the fence.

CAZ
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It sure shines a bright light on the differences between trvmp and Biden to see pictures of Joe out among people while trvmp can’t think of anything decent to say to the country.

Bareshark
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And people will remember that. Most inspiring sight I saw today: video of the Sheriff of Flint, Michigan put down the helmet and baton and join the local protesters, wherever they wanted to go.

p j evans
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The mayor and police chief in Santa Cruz, CA, taking a knee like everyone else in the protest.

dana fairfield
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Anything to deflect from the actions of his “boogaloo bois.” https://www.justsecurity.org/70497/far-right-infiltrators-and-agitators-in-george-floyd-protests-indicators-of-white-supremacists/ https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-officials-investigate-protest-disinformation-possible-agents-provocateur-2020-05-31 https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/05/30/outsiders-extremists-are-among-those-fomenting-violence-in-twin-cities https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkyb9b/far-right-extremists-are-hoping-to-turn-the-george-floyd-protests-into-a-new-civil-war https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/05/27/the-boogaloo-movement-is-not-what-you-think/ Meanwhile,Trump’s National Security adviser admitted he has not read the reports. Why would he? He intends to pin the blame solely on antifa. He says he ordered the FBI to investigate antifa,when he should be ordering them to investigate all perpetrators. Ironically, Trump supporters over at the Federalist think the reports of right-wing extremist involvement is “fake news” because the MSM (which in an act of goal-post moving, they now define as NYT and CNN almost exclusively) have not reported it But wait…Turns out the… Read more »