President Donald Trump is under fire Sunday after the White House announced he will not be seen today despite five days and nights of protests in more than 75 cities across the country and governors in at least ten states activating the National Guard.
Possibly more than at any time during his three-and-a-half year old administration Trump is taking tremendous criticism for how he has managed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and for his handling of the protests against the killing by police of George Floyd.
CNN broke the news:
Just in, via @KevinBohnCNN: "We will not see President Trump today on camera. The White House has declared a photo lid for today."— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter) 1590939491.0
Many blame Trump for fueling division and stoking the flames of division for political gain. Immediately they expressed anger, outrage, and disgust.
@brianstelter @davidmweissman @KevinBohnCNN In other words, the President of the United States - the Great Divider - is a coward.— A Worried Citizen (@A Worried Citizen) 1590939698.0
@brianstelter @KevinBohnCNN We don’t have a president.— Rose Benson (@Rose Benson) 1590939564.0
@brianstelter @KevinBohnCNN Oh, too bad. Kind of like those FDR Fireside Chats. You know, without the inspiration… https://t.co/r2gy6PTvB0— Jonathan Gaffney 🇺🇸 (@Jonathan Gaffney 🇺🇸) 1590939567.0
hitler hid in a bunker too https://t.co/8pW1oZJ1Lg— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1590939529.0
@brianstelter @KevinBohnCNN Tripling down on cowardice.— Shari Nyles (@Shari Nyles) 1590939555.0
@brianstelter @KevinBohnCNN Here it is. The coward is in hiding. That said, it is for the best that we don't hear f… https://t.co/9PZtGDrby9— Eric Slater (@Eric Slater) 1590939785.0
He has no clue what to say. The problems go beyond him but you do not get to call peaceful protestors sons of bitc… https://t.co/zrg8E2NMJg— Jeff Cerulli (@Jeff Cerulli) 1590939783.0
I'm glad he's not speaking, but also, the absolute vacuum in leadership in this country right now is terrifying. https://t.co/MzGkPHdqds— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin, Esq. (@Elizabeth C. McLaughlin, Esq.) 1590939618.0
Unfit, divisive, racist, corrupt, incompetent and a coward. We desperately need leadership but we have this piece o… https://t.co/7uMLcpogaG— Unexpectedactivist M.A. (@Unexpectedactivist M.A.) 1590940726.0
@brianstelter @KevinBohnCNN What an utter failure he is— Christine Galea (@Christine Galea) 1590939708.0
Staying in the bunker. https://t.co/4NJTmeIT4t— Ed Bott (@Ed Bott) 1590939651.0
Here it is. The coward is in hiding. That said, it is for the best that we don't hear from him at all. Hopefully he… https://t.co/Iv2XXZDgot— Eric Slater (@Eric Slater) 1590939680.0
@brianstelter @KevinBohnCNN Nation in crises and trump hides instead of leads. #VoteHimOut #VoteForYourLife— zcarr 🌊 (@zcarr 🌊) 1590939991.0
Leaderless and in crisis. https://t.co/HoSQ447Hps— Indivisible Guide (@Indivisible Guide) 1590940053.0
Our president folks. All we’re asking for is someone to lead in a time of crisis. @realDonaldTrump… https://t.co/aMWPWDxumP— Christine Lovato MD (@Christine Lovato MD) 1590939942.0
Pathetic cowardice, but anything this racist monster could say would only pour more gasoline on the flames. https://t.co/dcFqVHMkEx— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson) 1590941364.0