Every day our president seems to lose a little bit more of what vacant mind he has left. Just this morning, he went on a freewheeling improvisation speech in front of FBI academy graduates, in which he invented a description of the Diversity Immigrant Visa program. He ended up sounding like a child giving a book report on a novel he’s never read.
Trump misrepresents the visa lottery: “They come in by lottery. They give us their worst people. They put ‘em in a bin, but in his hand when he’s picking ‘em is really the worst of the worst.”
There are strict eligibility requirements. It’s not a game. pic.twitter.com/OHrKUJkl1C
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 15, 2017
The United States went from an urbane, brilliant, compassionate leader in President Obama to an inane, hateful, overgrown man-child in President Trump. The former reality television personality knows little about the world, but what’s worse is that he doesn’t care to educate himself at all. He lives in a twisted fantasy world, and every day he invites the world to enter into it with him.
Sometimes it feels like the country is rudderless and that the Oval Office is completely vacant, other times it’s painfully clear that we have a monster with the attention span of a lab rat and the temperament of a petulant child stomping through the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Recently, the president’s murine son Eric Trump tweeted out an image of the president’s office in which the commander-in-chief is absent but a baby — Eric’s son Luke — is seated behind the Resolute Desk. It was a transparent attempt to be cute and humanize the Trump family as a whole, but most users saw it as a fitting metaphor for our infantile president.
Eric Trump is perhaps the dullest bulb in a family full of dolts, so it’s hardly surprising that he tweeted out an image that could so obviously and immediately be repurposed as a mockery of his father.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) December 15, 2017
Twitter users were quick to pile on. Some made the only slightly hyperbolic observation that a literal child would do a better job at running the country than Donald Trump. Others took aim at Trump’s deteriorating mental state, alluding to the fact that the president could soon be urinating and defecating in his pants much like a newborn.
Getting about as much done as his Grandfather, that's for sure.
— Derek Indeed ???? (@GenetikDerek) December 15, 2017
When he grows up you can remind him that this is where his grandfather used to sit…before he was impeached and removed from office. ????
— Evan Gelobter (@EvanGelobter) December 15, 2017
I'm sorry son, the oval office already has a 2 year old.
— Paula Evert (@pvert1990) December 15, 2017
Probably not the first time a Trump shit his pants in that chair.
— Troy Ramey (@iamtroymusic) December 15, 2017
He would actually be an improvement over the person who regularly occupies that chair.
— matt sullivan (@sullmatt) December 15, 2017
Hey, I bet he and the owner of that chair spend equal amounts of time covered in pee.
— Jason Ferrante (@JasonFerrante) December 15, 2017
Probably more competent, less harmful than his predecessor in that chair.
— BjrnTollef (@BjrnTollef) December 15, 2017
I would actually rather this baby be the president
— #judes (@judesb) December 15, 2017
Same size hands as 45 but smaller diapers.
— Albert W Dubreuil (@AWDubreuil) December 15, 2017
How sweet. A photo of your dad.
— Randy Johnson (@Ran_Jo) December 15, 2017
While it’s perhaps one of the least offensive things Trump’s vile son has done in the public eye, it’s another stark reminder of how clueless the entire family is as to how the public views them. He blithely teed up a hilarious takedown of his father, and Americans knocked it out of the park. Perhaps Donald should be a little more careful about who he lets into the Oval Office.