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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:22 PM

America Has No President

Last night, as protests convulsed Washington, D.C., the White House went dark. All the lights were off. The windows of the president’s official residence were darkened, and the floodlights outside extinguished.

The country is sick, angry, and divided, but it also finds itself leaderless. Trump has never shown any inclination or ability to soothe or console in moments of crisis. He wants the trappings of power, like showing up for a rocket launch, but he doesn’t want to get his hands dirty with the work of governing. And he continues to view himself as the president only of the minority who voted for him, not all Americans. These tendencies have converged in this moment.

Yesterday, when America needed real leadership, the office of the president stood dark—and vacant.

It is not that Trump has been silent. Far from it: His Twitter feed has been a supercharged version of its normal self. Trump has attacked Joe Biden, slurred reporters, insulted leaders on the front lines of protests, and claimed federal authority he doesn’t have. This is the sort of behavior we’d call unhinged from any other president, but the word has lost any power through its endless, justified invocation throughout his tenure. In any case, the tweeting suggests a president flailing around for a message that sticks and for a sense of control.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/america-has-no-president/ar-BB14T0cM?ocid=msn360

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:23 PM

1. It has a dictator.

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:34 PM

2. Good read.

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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:40 AM

3. Trump is a Viceroy

 

Of Putin.

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