By and large, President Donald Trump has failed the people of the United States. After his failures to lead the U.S. to any kind of effective and safe resolution amidst the Coronavirus pandemic — which, just to be clear, is still a threat — he’s now moved on to failing to offer any kind of systematic leadership amidst the unrest sparked by rampant police brutality in the United States. Instead, he’s stuck to ranting with vague threats. This Monday morning, Hillary Clinton pointed out the contrast between Trump’s failures and what the U.S. could have without him in the White House.
She shared a side-by-side photo comparison, which depicted a rainbow of lights outside the White House after the nationwide legalization of gay marriage while then-President Barack Obama was in office and compared the sight to the lights off at the White House this past Sunday while fierce protests raged outside.
Trump spoke to Putin today. Then he got on a call and told governors to get tougher and dominate the streets. Probably just a coincidence.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 1, 2020
Clinton poignantly captioned the photos:
‘Elections matter. http://Vote.org’
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2020
On Sunday evening, around the time that the exterior lights at the White House were turned off, Trump was reportedly briefly taken to a bunker on the White House grounds that has previously been used by officials like then-Vice President Dick Cheney on the occasion of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Protests outside the White House have unfolded for days on end at this point, and on Sunday, a number of fires were set in the city — and where was Trump? He was sticking to his hideaway in the White House, without any systematically effective plan or even apparent ambition to make one.
"he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together." now there's a reelection platform.
— chris smith (@chrissmithnymag) May 31, 2020
Reporter Philip Rucker, who’s with The Washington Post, reported:
‘Trump and advisers calculated that he shouldn’t speak to the nation because he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together.’
Remember — this reported lack of motivation to encourage unity is referring to the president of the United States. What a sorry excuse for a president.
Trump and advisers calculated that he shouldn’t speak to the nation because he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together. So he let his tweets speak for themselves. https://t.co/JjcIC8oxiD
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 31, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response to Hillary below: