Yes nothing says “emergency” like donning your all-beige weekend leisure outfit and hitting the links in Palm Beach, especially right after you’ve announced that you will be ignoring the will of Congress and grabbing a bunch of federal funds that were meant for other purposes in a desperate attempt to fund your vanity project of a border wall.
Therefore a photo of Trump taken at his Florida golf club, where he appears to be placing an order at an omelette bar, quickly drew attention, likely due to the jarring juxtaposition of a president who just declared a national emergency looking like a retiree puttering around on holiday.
Scalding burns rained down like bacon grease.
Here’s a photo of the president during a “national emergency”... https://t.co/aHefegGmAP— andy lassner (@andylassner) February 16, 2019
TRUMP: “There is a national emergency right now! Anyway I’ll have the bacon, Swiss with onions.” https://t.co/dr29DzbeSN— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) February 16, 2019
This is what a national emergency looks like https://t.co/7tMGUFMT3D— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February 16, 2019
Looks like today's emergency is the lack of pecans.— Michi (@cbn2) February 16, 2019
Hard to demagogue on an empty stomach https://t.co/HS8f4f0rgb— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) February 16, 2019
You have to eat a protein packed breakfast to fight MS-13, MS-14, people flying on magic carpets, unicorns, and the 1978 Trailblazers trying to get in the country in caravans driven by Pelosi.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 16, 2019
One wonders if other presidents would have been criticized or goofing off like this during a supposed crisis. Or even for wearing tan. It’s almost like there’s some kind of “double” standard?
The Invasion can wait. There are waffles.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) February 16, 2019
(By the way, this juxtaposition would be news for a year in...ahem...other circumstances.) https://t.co/JkFO1yjeNY
he's trying to return the eggs https://t.co/muRJipqRHQ— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 16, 2019
Hardest-working or hardly working, amirite Donny?
The hardest-working president in history looks like a grandpa who got confused and started hanging out in the cruise ship's employee lounge. https://t.co/v6i56LL4zh— Lon Harris (@Lons) February 16, 2019
Some pointed out how much of a rip-off Trump’s golf club clearly is, much like Trump Steaks, Trump University etc. etc.
Sure it's $200K to join, but it's worth it for the stunning opulence https://t.co/BegVL5o72y— Tim Long (@mrtimlong) February 16, 2019
It costs $250,000 to be a member of this place https://t.co/Mgj62U3xPw— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) February 16, 2019
What does the membership cost there? That omelette bar is seriously disappointing. https://t.co/y5N93m6egX— Jaz (@Jazifer) February 16, 2019
What a cheap looking place. https://t.co/RRJ5ekkmai— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) February 16, 2019