This is what incompetent indifference looks like when mixed with narcissistic mania. In spite of a Category 5 hurricane barreling to the barrier islands of Florida, and yet another mass-shooting in Texas leaving seven dead, so far, Donald Trump is tweeting about The Apprentice, ratings, and #Debra Messing? I have not forgotten that when it was announced that I was going to do The Apprentice, and when it then became a big hit, helping NBC’s failed lineup greatly, @DebraMessing came up to me at an Upfront & profusely thanked me, even calling me “Sir.” How times have changed! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019 That is “the most powerful man in the world,” our “Commander in Chief,” in charge, during a weekend of chaos and tragedy. He skipped out on a trip to Poland to mark the beginning of World War II, a solemn occasion, to “monitor” the hurricane, and yet: Trump was supposed to be in Poland this weekend. He said he canceled the trip to monitor Hurricane Dorian. He just choppered from Camp David to his golf course in VA. — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 31, 2019 This is an affront to everyone who ever dared to hope that a sitting president would – by definition – need be a serious person. What set Trump off about Debra Messing? I looked through her Twitter feed and near as I can tell it was either this: Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know. https://t.co/YV4UoxrPHI — Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 31, 2019 Or it could be related to Messing’s tweet urging Trump to focus on the mass-shooting epidemic in our nation. Two simple tweets urging – rather politely, considering social media – the president to focus upon presidential-level issues. Whatever it might be, the amazing point remains, this is what the president of this nation is doing this morning. Instead of focusing exclusively on an impending disaster, or the aftermath of one in Texas, Trump is golfing, and abusing Americans, publicly, for doing nothing more than issuing a challenge to act presidential. How odd that one wonders if we aren’t better off when “the president” is occupied by golf and troll-tweeting? I suppose that is the optimist’s view. The only thing that could be worse would be if Trump took his job seriously and set about to enact more “serious” policy in line with what furthers Trump personally. I hope that y’all are utilizing your weekend to a better end. Love your family, and keep some thoughts with our friends in Florida, and the suffering about to be bestowed on the people of the Bahamas. **** Peace, y’all Jason firstname.lastname@example.org, and now follow me again on Twitter: @MiciakZoom
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