Trump’s sense of the ceremonial couldn’t overcome his pettiness. Using a Laura Ingraham interview with D-Day as a backdrop, he turned a military cemetery into a prop.
It’s fairly clear that the WH is acting according to plan, and even having Chris Ruddy of NewsMax on the trip allows Individual-1 to obsess about his current worries. Ruddy is a key advisor besides being a regular golf partner but even he couldn’t stop Trump from trying to reframe a solemn occasion.
So many stunts, so much discord. Back to Ireland for a round of golf tomorrow before returning to DC.
Something so surreal, discordant but somehow perfectly fitting about Trump TV broadcasting culture war inanity and the President’s feuds against the backdrop of the graves of the American soldiers who died at Normandy.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 6, 2019
This is disgraceful. Trump lies about Mueller (a letter to correct what testimony?) & demeans the speaker of the House, using Normandy & the blood of the greatest generation as a backdrop. No American President should behave this way without condemnation from both parties. https://t.co/jbOJadJLC2
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) June 6, 2019
As @JonLemire notes: from pool’s vantage point, the president appeared to be done and ready before Macron arrived, at which point ceremony began.
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) June 6, 2019
Again, a pathologically lying embarrassment and disgrace. https://t.co/u0ikUdIkUm
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 6, 2019