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Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER

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Can't Mayor Bowser keep her Democrat-run city safe? Jeez...

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Our heroic, wartime President fending off the anarchist hordes invading the White House?

Nope, a couple elderly protesters show up at the WH gate and he freaks out and has the Secret Service rush him to "the bunker"....the one with a box of Stormy Daniels DVDs and the virtual reality golf machine...

And Melania and Barron? They can find their own bunker...

Loser....

13 ( +23 / -10 )

The current president of the United States is a wimpy petulant child who is simply unworthy of the lofty position he has been entrusted with. Run and hide.

15 ( +24 / -9 )

Unsurprisingly, Trump talks (or tweets) a good game, but at the end of the day, when it’s time for him to step up, he just doesn’t have it. A sad man.

21 ( +28 / -7 )

The president....if you vote for him expect nothing but hiding in his bunker. He can't fire the whole world. It's upto the American people to fire him. I pick my friends and he doesn't make the grade. Donald you are fired.

18 ( +24 / -6 )

Sad state of affairs that big man Trump has to hide in the WH bunker shaking down to his bone spurs.

He didn't have the courage to stand his ground on the lawns.

18 ( +26 / -8 )

What's wrong, Mr. President? The gravity/reality of this situation getting to be a little too big for those tiny hands?

19 ( +24 / -5 )

Can't Mayor Bowser keep her Democrat-run city safe? Jeez...

Not surprising Trump's base parrot his 'intentional misinformations',

Trump’s claim that DC police didn’t protect the White House from protesters is false

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/30/21275689/george-floyd-protests-trump-washington-police-bowser

Not surprising Trump quivers and cowers; he's coddled class, always had daddy to protect him and someone else to do the heavy lifting.

Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/donald-trump-the-most-unmanly-president/612031/

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Yet 4 years earlier same publication complained Trump was too manly. typical liberal nonsense.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/08/trump-masculinity-problem/494582/

-18 ( +5 / -23 )

Yet 4 years earlier same publication complained Trump was too manly. typical liberal nonsense.

Isn’t there a difference between talking macho and running for cover when the situation goes off?

Bone spurs?

12 ( +16 / -4 )

I didn’t know we could opt to put him in the bunker. It sounds very safe and nice, and probably has a virtual golf program.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

would you prefer he go stand out on the lawn of the White House and cause some of these crazed anarchists to have to be killed by the Secret Service?

Well of course, thats what you would want for your narrative. But you wont get it.

-15 ( +5 / -20 )

would you prefer he go stand out on the lawn of the White House and cause some of these crazed anarchists to have to be killed by the Secret Service?

No, I was just pointing out the difference between someone who talks tough and wilts when called into action.

16 ( +20 / -4 )

I am happy his bonespurs didn't act up, otherwise it would have been a painful trip all the way to the bunkers.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

He's too cowardly to face up to the violence that his hateful rhetoric caused.

Pffft! As if Obama's Secret Service wouldn't have bundled him to safety in the face of danger.

And to blame Trump for this rioting is ludicrous. He didn't say anything hateful, but he did rightfully warn the rioters they will be dealt with. These rioters don't give a whit about George Floyd, in fact they are disgracing his name.

-19 ( +5 / -24 )

Trump has told advisers he worries about his safety, while both privately and publicly praising the work of the Secret Service.

Worries about his safety? Tell that to Mr. Floyd and any person of color in the United States today!

Racism has been an epidemic in America for generations, Trump and the people who follow him are finally waking up to the new reality!

Hopefully something good will come from all of this!

7 ( +10 / -3 )

here is a lot of collective blame for how such an individual can rise to such power and wealth.

actually there is allot of collective blame on how much turmoil and financial loss these domestic terrorist have caused. They should be made to pay repatriations for all the property they destroyed and lives terrorized by them.

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

And to blame Trump for this rioting is ludicrous.

Saying Trump is adding fuel to the fire, is doing nothing to calm people, is doing nothing but threatening, has long used dog whistles in appeals to some in his base, is NOT ridiculous.

Curious why Trump isn't trying to calm things by appealing to more than just those in his base, a minority of the country.

I'm starting to think he's hiding behind these riots to distract from the growing virus death count - now more than 100,000 - and the economy collapsing. On his watch.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

It's a little reminiscent of the French Revolution, isn't it? All we need now is Trump dressed in drag like Marie Antoinette shouting in a feminine French accent from the White House balcony, "Let them eat cake!"

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If Trump had been on the Titanic, you can bet he’d have been on A lifeboat quicker than the Billy Zane character.

I don’t care about women and children, me first!!

Rumor has it Trump didn’t ask where Melania was till he came out of the bunker!

Then said, ‘Don’t worry, Melania, I’m safe and all right!’

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Yes, I have been aware of this racism problem for most of my life. How is Trump related to this when its "generations" of racism? liberals are acting like this just started in January 2017 or something. Baltimore, Ferguson, Milwaukee.....pre 2017.

It seems the DC mayor would have some responsibility to protect the city. not just let people burn down historic churches and deface monuments with no consequences.

Racism has been an epidemic in America for generations, Trump and the people who follow him are finally waking up to the new reality!

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

If you want even more chaos and the country to slide into a 3rd world status, vote Biden.

It will be hard for any president to slow the slide caused by Trump and ilk's attacks on the republic. They have sent the country farther and faster down the tubes than any president ever. They took a solid economy President Obama and his admin had to rescue from Republican ineptitude, and look at it now. It7s down the drain. Millions out of work. Homelessness increasing. Only the 'elite' benefitting. SMH

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Some talk, some walk .....

.... guess he is the one who walks, hiding in some shelter.

Hope he got enough supplies!

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If you want even more chaos and the country to slide into a 3rd world status, vote Biden.

Hate to break it to you, but Trump has already driven the US to that status level. No developed country in the world has experienced failures anywhere near like what the US is going through. Not all of that is attributable to Trump, but he stepped on the gas and drove the country over the cliff edge while a competent leader could have steered the country clear of the worst. 100,000 dead, 40 million unemployed, major cities in ruins. No other developed country is in the same boat.

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Once a coward, always a coward.

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Hate to break it to you, but Trump has already driven the US to that status level.

He didn’t and it wasn’t until China unleashed the virus.

No developed country in the world has experienced failures anywhere near like what the US is going through.

Democrat policies have always failed the minority communities, show me one that’s doing well, exceptionally well under Democrat leadership. They can’t even get these rioters under control.

Not all of that is attributable to Trump, but he stepped on the gas and drove the country over the cliff edge while a competent leader could have steered the country clear of the worst.

What? Insane, we don’t know that, why do liberals always make hypotheticals? So basically, if Obama would have cut regulations and lowered the corporate tax rate, then the economy would have been on steroids like it was under Trump’s, good analogy.

100,000 dead, 40 million unemployed, major cities in ruins. No other developed country is in the same boat.

We are the 3rd largest country and now imagine if Trump hadn’t closed the country down, liberals would have lost their mind! Oh, wait, they always lose their mind even when you sneeze.

-17 ( +4 / -21 )

Get the economy open now!!! The people of the world etc!!!!!

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

He didn’t and it wasn’t until China unleashed the virus.

He did and China didn't make Trump screw up, Trump did.

Democrat policies have always failed the minority communities, show me one that’s doing well, exceptionally well under Democrat leadership. They can’t even get these rioters under control.

We're not talking about Democrats, we're talking about Trump. The President of the United States right now. This article is about him.

So basically, if Obama would have cut regulations and lowered the corporate tax rate, then the economy would have been on steroids like it was under Trump’s, good analogy.

Pretty sure Obama (or anyone other than Trump, liberal or conservative) would have actually governed the country. Its a difficult job, but not impossible to do. But this isn't an Obama thing, or even a liberal/conservaitve thing. You have an incompetent idiot in the White House and the country is being damaged day in day out because of it. Not because of differences in policies that cut across party lines, but because the guy in there is an incompetent, dishonest piece of garbage. Do you really not have any defense for what this jackass is actually doing other than to remind us that libs are bad?

We are the 3rd largest country and now imagine if Trump hadn’t closed the country down, liberals would have lost their mind! Oh, wait, they always lose their mind even when you sneeze.

It would help if you stopped viewing every single thing as a fight against the libs. You don't like the libs, point noted. The fact that the libs don't like what Trump is doing doesn't magically make what Trump is doing to the country good. There is an actual world out there which exists beyond the scope of American culture war rhetoric, and what Trump is doing (or failing to do) looks pretty awful when you're on the outside looking in.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

He is doing what MSM and Dr Sanjay ordered us to do...shelter in place!

So what is your complaint about now?

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Trump is a symbol of everything that is wrong with America and everything that is wrong with humanity.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

A grunt's curse: 'I wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with him'. Or a bunker.

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Just taking the focus off tomorrows voting and this weeks Senate testimony about the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/500173-key-races-to-watch-in-tuesdays-primaries

Somehow everyone who is rioting needs to return home and send their ballots by mail as it is will be once again too unsafe to be outside, but just tomorow.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

@Serrano Pffft! As if Obama's.....yeah well if Obama was president this wouldnt be happening not the 110000 deaths and counting nor the riots..it still amazes,me that your president is so great merica is doing so well u choose to live in Japan....

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He's too cowardly to face up to the violence that his hateful rhetoric caused.

Sad state of affairs that big man Trump has to hide in the WH bunker shaking down to his bone spurs.

Once a coward, always a coward.

Secret Service SOP. A little more fact, please, and less uninformed opinion.

Get the economy open now!!! The people of the world etc!!!!!

Do you think that there just might be some people who don’t want the economy opened just yet?

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Ferguson, Baltimore, Milwaukee. they actually happened, you know?

nor the riots

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

@PT,

are you keeping notes about the COVID 19 numbers? Have they increased or decreased? You informed us several times they were at 100K and all Trumps fault

What are the new #s?

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

He did and China didn't make Trump screw up, Trump did.

China did screw up, this is why even Chucky Schumer supports Trump in getting in China’s face, something the last 3 previous Presidents refused to do and if Schumer backs him, you do have to gasp at that.

We're not talking about Democrats,

Ahhhh, so let’s bypass and overlook Democrat failures, and how they royally destroyed minority communities my bad.

Pretty sure Obama (or anyone other than Trump, liberal or conservative) would have actually governed the country.

We don’t know that, so hypothetical wishful thinking doesn’t support any vacant arguments.

Do you really not have any defense for what this jackass is actually doing other than to remind us that libs are bad?

There are a lot, I post them all the time, but when you’re consumed with so much hate, you’ll never listen to the other side.

It would help if you stopped viewing every single thing as a fight against the libs.

It would help if you stopped hating Trump on every little thing he does and that includes breathing.

You don't like the libs, point noted. The fact that the libs don't like what Trump is doing doesn't magically make what Trump is doing to the country good.

That’s your personal opinion 290 accomplishments say otherwise. Drop the hate.

There is an actual world out there which exists beyond the scope of American culture war rhetoric, and what Trump is doing (or failing to do) looks pretty awful when you're on the outside looking in.

I am on the inside looking out, could care less about other countries.

-15 ( +3 / -18 )

Love to see Obama come out and call for peace thst would really stick it to Trump.....

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In other news:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/biden-visits-protest-while-trump-002930277.html

What a difference, even if it was a publicity stunt!

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Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide and those old bone-spurs are playing up again so all he can do is hunker in the bunker. As Marx noted, history repeats itself as farce: so this time Trump tweets while America burns, and yes, after almost four years of suffering serial insults and humiliations at the hands of their feckless, lazy "leader" Americans are visibly sick and tired of so much "winning". It's "game over" for Republican Trumpism.

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Love to see Obama come out and call for peace thst would really stick it to Trump.....

And then Trump would retort, “But I’m the President” use his own lines against him.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Love to see Obama come out and call for peace thst would really stick it to Trump.....

Love to see Obama come out and denounce the rioters and looters. Don't hold your breath.

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

The president....if you vote for him expect nothing but hiding in his bunker. He can't fire the whole world. It's upto the American people to fire him. I pick my friends and he doesn't make the grade. Donald you are fired.

all this here about Trump and his failures, I get the opposite impression. Im trying to keep up, but starting with, lets see, the impeachment farce...I see nothing admirable about being a Dem or their almost comical reactions to any event. I say almost because, its actually quite dangerous.

"We love you and care about you, now stay home, wear that mask, and lose your job, we got this.

"oh wait, forget that, please excuse me while I take your property and burn your dwelling, Im in my feelings today"

What a weird bunch.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Ahhhh, so let’s bypass and overlook Democrat failures, and how they royally destroyed minority communities my bad.

This is .an article about Trump, so why don't you want to talk about him? I mean, I get that when an article is about Biden versus Trump or something like that it makes sense for you to slam the Dems, but this article is only about Trump.

We don’t know that, so hypothetical wishful thinking doesn’t support any vacant arguments

Actually pretty much every President in history until this one was capable of a minimal level of competence in governing, so its a fairly safe hypothetical.

There are a lot, I post them all the time, but when you’re consumed with so much hate, you’ll never listen to the other side.

In just about all your posts, including this one, your defenses of Trump are nothing more than attempts to change the topic to how bad Democrats or China are.

It would help if you stopped hating Trump on every little thing he does and that includes breathing.

I'm not hating on every little thing he does, I'm just hating on the big things he screws up. Maybe if some of his followers stopped giving him a pass on all that stuff he'd actually improve.

That’s your personal opinion 290 accomplishments say otherwise. Drop the hate.

That wasn't a personal opinion of mine you quoted, its one of yours. You dislike the libs, no?

As for my hate, I'm calling Trump an incompetent idiot because he is an incompetent idiot, not because I hate him.

I am on the inside looking out, could care less about other countries.

Wouldn't you be on the inside looking in then?

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Hiding in a bunker like a coward. No doubt shaking like a leaf.

Trump is a pathetic individual.

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Americans are visibly sick and tired of so much "winning".

We were winning until the coronavirus from China hit us and the rest of the world.

And we're going to be winning again soon.

It's "game over" for Republican Trumpism.

Nah, it's game over for Joe "We can only re-elect Donald Trump" Biden. He may not even make it to Nov.

Trump 2020

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

Hiding in a bunker like a coward. No doubt shaking like a leaf.

As if Obama's security detail wouldn't have bundled him to safety if violent protesters were tearing down barriers outside the White House.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

y were at 100K and all Trumps fault

I have never said they were all Trump's fault. However, all happened on his watch, and probably half can be tied back to Trump and his admin's inept bungling. But I know y'all say 'Not responsible for that.'.

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A pandemic unabated, an economy in meltdown, cities in chaos over police killings. All Donald Trump does is tweet.

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These people are a threat to national security. What do you want Trump to do? call in the Marines? Thats taking resources away that are needed to secure the US on a national and federal level. Geez, he moblized 2 USN hospital ships, never good enough. What ever happened to all that? How about instead of destroying our country, these domestic terrorist check themselves and realize what they are doing.

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Oh dear this suddenly sounds like French or Russian revolution. The peasants finally had it enough?

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Oh dear this suddenly sounds like French or Russian revolution. The peasants finally had it enough?

Oh dear, they're not peasants, Seth, they're rioters. There's a difference.

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

America need Obama,Biden these two most reowned leaders to heal the wounds caused by Donald Trump!

Trump has been preaching hatred for 4 years! This is enough! He gave people an image of :Cold, Mean,Harsh and Paranoid! Is this man fit to lead this nation and the world for 4 more years?

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As if Obama's security detail wouldn't have bundled him to safety if violent protesters were tearing down barriers outside the White House.

Wonder why there were no violent protestors at the WH during Obama's time.

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Donald Trump isolated in a good thing! He should rethink about himself.his behaviour and attitudes at people!

He sees everyone can be ignored, he can "Fire" anything or anyone at anyone without hesitation! He depise poor people, he torn "The Obama Cares" and alot of treaties, WTO,WHO...etc. He could liar at the world that there was no global warming! What next he wanna to do: Nuclear test?? This man is completely malicious!

He should stay in the bunker and think why so many people hates you!

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As if Obama's security detail wouldn't have bundled him to safety if violent protesters were tearing down barriers outside the White House.

The secret Service no doubt bundled President Trump to the bunker knowing full well he is a coward.

They would not have done the same with G.W Bush as he had some guts. They would not have done it with Obama because he would be addressing the nation to calm the situation down and bring people together.

Trump is a complete failure and the majority of people are starting to stand up. Trump is finished as President and should give the Republicans a chance by bowing out of the 2020 elections. The trouble is that he is not smart enough to see the writing on the wall and he cares nothing for the Republican party or the American people, meaning he is incapable of doing the right thing.

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