Trump branded ‘bunker boy’ for ‘hiding in the basement’ and turning off White House lights: ‘Total lack of leadership’
President Donald Trump (MSNBC)

Over the past week the nation has seen protests in more than 75 cities against the horrific police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed, handcuffed Black man who was not resisting arrest. Over the weekend the nation, desperate for presidential leadership, saw none, as reports at both The New York Times and the Washington Post detailed .

Sunday night, what the nation saw was a White House, always illuminated at night, with the lights turned off as news reports broke that President Donald Trump had been scurried into the "underground bunker used in the past during terrorist attacks” on Friday.

Trump's decision to not address the nation as protests gripped the American public and countless videos of police brutally attacking peaceful protestors flooded social media, stunned many. In fact, aside from vitriolic tweets, the President was largely silent.

On social media many quickly started calling the President of the United States "bunker boy," while mocking him for, as some put it, "hiding in the basement" and turning off the lights.