The reality of Donald Trump’s sparsely attended inauguration left the new President enraged after his empty parade was juxtaposed with the record crowds at the Women’s March clogging the streets and public places of Washington, D.C. only 24 hours later. The Washington Post reports that Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s widely ridiculed attempt to gaslight the American public in the Trump regime’s first press briefing on Saturday was a direct response to the peaceful protests against him happening on every continent on earth:
As his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was still unpacking boxes in his spacious new West Wing office, Trump grew increasingly and visibly enraged. Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and footage of the sparser crowd at his inauguration, with large patches of white empty space on the Mall.
Trump was adamant, aides said. Over the objections of his aides and advisers — who urged him to focus on policy and the broader goals of his presidency — the new president issued a decree: He wanted a fiery public response, and he wanted it to come from his press secretary.
A dozen senior White House officials spoke with The Post contributing to that report speaking on the background and anonymously to avoid harsh retaliation from our new Commander in Chief. Sadly, Trump thought that Spicer did not go far enough with his lies and open accusations against the media. As one might expect a thin-skinned narcissist to react to criticism, America’s new President isn’t taking well to the spotlight of having won last year’s election with Russia’s gratuitous help:
Trump has been resentful, even furious, at what he views as the media’s failure to reflect the magnitude of his achievements, and he feels demoralized that the public’s perception of his presidency so far does not necessarily align with his own sense of accomplishment.
Any rational person holding the office of president would put complying with the Constitution at the top of their “to-do” list, alongside with working tirelessly for the people of this country. Donald Trump has thus far achieved the feat of being sued for violating the Constitution within his first 100 hours in office and is watching lots of cable TV as he’s already become
bored overwhelmed with the details and demands of leading the free world
America has elected a person with a plainly disordered mind to the highest office in the land, who thinks that matters of spectacle are of primary importance, while he chips away or tries to arrest the laws and government programs which every citizen depends on for access to healthcare, home finance, and environmental protection.
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition