Lazy Trump Flies to New Orleans for Football Game So He Can Get Guaranteed Applause for His Fragile Ego
Donald Trump is really humiliated that he has been impeached, and is about to be tried in the Senate.
So what does the Narcissist-in-Chief do?
Uses taxpayer money to fly his wife and cronies to New Orleans for the championship game Monday night between Clemson and Louisiana State University.
Since October, Trump has attended a World Series game (where he got booed); a UFC mixed martial arts bout (a mix of cheers and boos); the LSU-Alabama game (cheers); and the traditional Army-Navy game (cheers for the commander in chief).
“It was my Great Honor to attend the 120th Army-Navy game,” Trump tweeted during his Dec. 14 trip.
Pres and Mrs Trump board Marine One departing WH for New Orleans to attend the Clemson-v LSU national championship football game at the Superdome. pic.twitter.com/U5JRMOo5Fy
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 13, 2020
Two years ago this month, Trump traveled to Atlanta for the college football title game between Alabama and Georgia.
Like many of his predecessors, Trump has used sports events in order to be seen by voters.
Yet this president has been more political with his athletic activity, from attacking professional football players who knelt during the national anthem to protest racism to promoting his November appearance at the LSU-Alabama game during a rally for a governor’s candidate in Louisiana.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump departs from the White House for Kenner, LA for the college football national playoff game. pic.twitter.com/01NNVAEORj
— Kent Nishimura (@kentnish) January 13, 2020
Football in particular has long been a “political tool” for Trump, said Erin Tarver, author of “The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity.”
During a 2017 rally in Alabama, at the same time he was excoriating players who knelt during the national anthem, Trump protested new NFL rules that penalized players for hard hits that targeted opponents’ heads. “Today, if you hit too hard, 15 yards, throw him out of the game,” Trump said at one point. “They’re ruining the game, right?”
Twitter had some thoughts:
Because it can’t all be golf and kleptocracy…… https://t.co/nNNWuX9YN8
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 13, 2020
How many segments will Fox News do tomorrow owning the libs after Trump is cheered at the game? https://t.co/3LgOxO1CX4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 13, 2020
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS @GOP @PressSec Once more, you have abandoned your promise to stay in the White House and work on problems. Hey if the job is too hard, you seem to need a lot of rest, then resign. https://t.co/RleO2vU0s0
— Michael Spears 마이클 스피어스 (@MP_Spears) January 13, 2020
While Puerto Rico needs a humanitarian aid… this muthaf-cker. https://t.co/owN4JwvzJ5
— gregarious (@GRYKING) January 13, 2020
Well he can't spend *all* his time golfing and watching Cable News. https://t.co/bb5CSMreib
— Thomas B. Malone (@RealTomMalone1) January 13, 2020
I hope he gets booed out of the building. Is he taking his pet Matt Gaetz again and not Malaria's son whom we're not allowed to mention? Will he butcher the National Anthem on national TV again? How much is this costing us? #DumbDonald #MoronInChief #IQ45 https://t.co/ISOp8jZq5U
— Bridget Resists 🗽🇺🇸🌊✊❤️ (@BridgetSterli19) January 13, 2020
He needs his adulation fix. https://t.co/YEB4bO2rGg
— @HuckFinnPeru (@paul_sarria) January 13, 2020
We're on the verge of a major war that could very easily escalate into WWIII and the death of most of humanity. He was impeached and will stand trial soon. Russia is once again actively working to interfere in our election.
But hey, that game is important! https://t.co/zfm0AjgK0m
— Nazo (@nazosan2) January 13, 2020
An actual leader would have checked in on Puerto Rico on the way. Or remarked about it once. Or called to ensure they got aid.
Seriously this guy is a toad fart. https://t.co/mKG694I982
— Captain America's shieldmaiden (@jeditigger) January 13, 2020