Donald Trump has been suffering. No, he is not sick. The COVID-19 took away his favorite outlet — his rallies along with their tens of thousands of adoring attendees should they be spread over a period of time. Then, Donald Trump found an outlet for his daily fix. He had a two-hour live television “press briefing” every day, but that had to go when he started telling people to drink bleach. Never fear, Dudley Doright, he found his place in the sun today.
POTUS decided to go up to Congress and have lunch with his peeps — legislative Republicans on the Hill. They welcomed him with artificial smiles and pats on the back. Others deigned to touch the hem of his golden suits. He rewarded them with a video on his Twitter page.
The video was entitled. No, it did not read Welcome back to Washington, Mr. Smith like the old Jimmy Steward movie. Instead, it read:
‘Welcome back to the Capitol, Mr. President!’
Nary a facemask was in evidence. Men shook hands with Trump and affectionately touched his arm. Others lined the walls behind him like a police lineup, all hoping to get caught in the shot but not willing to get caught in POTUS’ coronavirus aura. The few brave leaned into him like lovers sharing a private secret, and he gushed:
‘THANK YOU @SenateGOP! https://t.co/wbgqxD6TPR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020’
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020
The admittedly germaphobe has grown as a result of the COVID-19. He has learned that he was more afraid of losing his cheering crowds than he was of finding cooties under his dinner plate.
That leads people to wonder, will he be there for lunch every day? What will he want to eat? More importantly, do the legislators have to eat the same food? Hint: fast food hamburgers with a side of catsup and two pickle slices and fries. All served cold enough for the fat to conceal.
Then, the commander-in-chief posted his live dining experience online:
‘LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump holds a Cabinet meeting https://t.co/6QgsRVWTgG
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 19, 2020’
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 19, 2020
Sometimes late-night pillow talk with his long-distance best bud Russian President Vladimir Putin is just not enough.
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