Twitter made fun of the president’s brief visit and overly macho photo-op:
Trump preparing for his trip to Iraq pic.twitter.com/qUYJ8uhSsp— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) December 26, 2018
Why are these dudes wearing flak, kevlar, and NVG’s in the fucking chow hall pic.twitter.com/hgP89ZDchj— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) December 26, 2018
Looks like the president might have met as many as 18 service members in his rapid Iraq visit https://t.co/vszNhaG6oc— David Frum (@davidfrum) December 26, 2018
This soldier just pulled off one of the greatest "Halperts" in history. pic.twitter.com/SFRRuUtqWa— Dan Ewen (@VaguelyFunnyDan) December 26, 2018
Totally normal way to shake a person’s hand. pic.twitter.com/miLopOZSkr— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) December 26, 2018
I’m sure they’d rather have Gritty. https://t.co/31KcnZOLrU— Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) December 26, 2018
When Greased Lightnin' is burning up the quarter mile pic.twitter.com/yYQh50Z05p— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) December 26, 2018
And some people think President Trump’s stunt is merely cover to allow him to fly to Mar-A-Lago so he can ring in the New Year with the fawning sycophants who pay him for access to power:
It’s the only way he can be in palm beach for New Years— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 26, 2018
ATTENTION JOURNALISTS:— Bill Prady (@billprady) December 26, 2018
If Trump is secretly en route to visit troops, ask if he will be returning to DC or FL.
The trip will be cover to get to Mar-a-Lago NYE party where tickets were sold guaranteeing access to the president.
He would be using the troops as a distraction.
Of course, it’s dubious that he’d sneak off to his resort while the government is still shut down—that would be political self-destruction for any other president. Then again, putting kids in cages would be political self-destruction for any other president. So would all of the corruption and the crimes, etc. etc. If there’s one thing the past two years have taught us it’s that you can never underestimate what a truly awful and incompetent president Trump is.
h/t: Huffington Post