Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Malignant Narcissist in the White House
via Daily Kos:
Trump spent both Sunday and most of Monday very much not talking about John McCain. After issuing a brief condolence to the senator’s family on Saturday evening, one that included not a word about McCain himself, Trump visibly sneered when reporters tried to get a comment from Trump on Monday.
Trump’s dodging of questions (perhaps he developed a sudden and previously unknown bone spur) stood in stark contrast to both Republican and Democratic lawmakers who appeared both in the Senate chamber and television studios to praise their former colleagues.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump thought that McCain was getting too much attention. And to underline that he couldn’t stand to see anyone else being the focus of the nation,
Trump described the attention being paid to McCain as “over-the-top and more befitting a president.”
But on Monday evening, Trump was finally forced to utter one whole sentence worth of kind words, saying “We very much appreciate everything that Senator McCain has done for our country.” And that was it. Trump’s serving of crow was ultimately small, but gall makes for bitter seasoning, even on a snack.
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National Park Service employee tells me they got an email around 10am ordering flags at half staff. Around 2:30pm, email went out cancelling it and saying flag should go back to regular order. And around 5:30, another one went out saying to lower again.