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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:08 PM

Regarding Trump's trip to the bunker

For the past week, it's been fun to poke Trump about his hiding in the basement when the crowds were at the gates. As usual, Trump makes the story even worse for himself by coming up with a ridiculous story.

All he had to do was tell the truth: The Secret Service perceived a dangerous threat to the perimeter of the White House grounds. It was their call to protect the president (and his family, I guess) by escorting him to the safe facility. I believe the Secret Service has the authority to over-rule anyone in such a circumstance. All Trump had to do was tell the truth. No one would have mocked him because the Service was just doing their job, (which they do very well).

But Trump can't help himself. He has to lie to try to make himself look tough. Yet, just the opposite occurred. Trump looked like a frighted little boy who then had to puff out his chest and tell everyone how strong he is. And the walk to the church wasn't just a PR disaster, it was blasphemous since he was using a church and the Bible as political props.

All he had to do was tell the truth. But he can't.

It's because Trump is an idiot.

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Reply Regarding Trump's trip to the bunker (Original post)
PJMcK Jun 2020 OP
usajumpedtheshark Jun 2020 #1
PJMcK Jun 2020 #2
Goodheart Jun 2020 #3
PJMcK Jun 2020 #4
Disaffected Jun 2020 #5
manhattan123 Jun 2020 #6
smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #7
Generic Brad Jun 2020 #8
PJMcK Jun 2020 #9

Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:15 PM

1. Ha ha ha

Of course, they only ordered $42k worth of McDonalds for a short inspection.

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Response to usajumpedtheshark (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:18 PM

2. $42,000 worth of McDonald's... ACK!

To quote Huey Lewis, "One dollar's worth was all that I could stand! Sometimes, sometimes bad is bad."

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:22 PM

3. Their call?

I'm thinking it was the coward's demand.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:27 PM

4. Yeah, I do think it was the Secret Service that made the call

The view of the crowds from the command post in the WH could have been very concerning. I would expect them to be preemptive in the duty to protect their charges.

But it doesn't matter as to my point. Trump could have said the Service made him go to the bunker. But the idiot couldn't even tell a good lie.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:36 PM

5. The Bunkenfuehrer

don't admit to taking orders from anyone.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:58 PM

6. It's like Sharpiegate (remember that?)

All he had to do then was say, "I was relying on information from an early forecast that had the hurricane hitting Alabama. Thankfully it changed course."

No-one would have thought twice about it.

Instead he doubled down, trotted out the infamous Sharpie-altered NWS map, and THAT became a five-day story.

He lies about things that he doesn't have to lie about, things that are easily verifiable. It's some sort of weird sociopathy.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 06:44 PM

7. He is his own worst enemy.

Fortunately, that usually seems to work in our favor.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 07:00 PM

8. Maybe he's not in the bunker voluntarily

His handlers may have placed him there in a time out.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:41 PM

9. They shoulda lost the keys

Just sayin’.

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