‘Get Off Your Phone’: Watch Trump Scroll Through Phone as Small Business Owner Describes Covid-19 Struggles

President Donald Trump was excoriated on social media after turning his attention to Twitter during a roundtable Thursday afternoon on the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as one attendee detailed the hardships faced by her small business due to the outbreak.

“Get off your phone and pay attention!” tweeted author Jason Cranford Teague.

The president began scrolling through his phone as a business owner described how the pandemic has affected her company’s operations, including the need for added runners and phone operators to handle social distancing requirements.

Trump’s focus instead was apparently on composing a tweeted threat to China referring to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer’s comments Wednesday to the House that it was unlikely the Chinese and U.S. economies could “decouple.”

“It was not Ambassador Lighthizer’s fault (yesterday in Committee) in that perhaps I didn’t make myself clear, but the U.S. certainly does maintain a policy option, under various conditions, of a complete decoupling from China,” said the president. “Thank you!”

An avalanche of criticism quickly followed.

“He’s not even trying to pretend at this point,” tweeted Vox journalist Aaron Rupar.

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3 Comments on "‘Get Off Your Phone’: Watch Trump Scroll Through Phone as Small Business Owner Describes Covid-19 Struggles"

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drjillinNH
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drjillinNH

Clearly, those who adore him mistook Mr. Trump for someone who gives a **ck about them, or the nation. Anyone who can still be jarred by something that insensitive, has been living under a rock for nearly four years. WELCOME BACK!

J. M.
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J. M.

Vile, Filthy, Corrupt, Murdering Bastard belongs in prison. Enablers too.

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

Nothing says “the *resident cares about your pain” like scrolling his phone while you vent. It has been obvious from the start that tRump possesses the sensitivity of a toilet seat!