The United States is in the midst of a pandemic, an economic collapse, social unrest after a white police officer murdered a black man in Minneapolis, and social media controversy after Twitter buried Donald Trump’s violent tweet last night. So what did Trump focus on during his press conference today? Would you believe China?
That’s right, with everything going on, Trump held a press conference in the White House Rose Garden – and made everyone wait nearly an hour for it to finally start – just so he could stumble through some prepared text about how awful he thinks China is. After Trump finished his scripted rant, he refused to take any questions and promptly left the stage.
It’s clear that Donald Trump has no idea how to address what’s going on in America right now, and he’s afraid to even take any questions on any of it. Instead he tried to use this anti-China narrative to distract everyone from the mess that he’s made of America. But at a time when Americans are desperate for leadership he couldn’t have made himself look any less presidential in the process, meaning the press conference was a disaster for him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report