Not to be outdone by Steve Bannon in handcuffs last week, pictures of a more disheveled than usual Donald Trump arriving by plane in Washington D.C. last night has the interwebs on high alert, wondering WTF he’s doing there—in golf shoes, no less.
Since the disastrous end of his Turd Reich regime in 2021, Trump has only been back to the nation’s capital once.
With everyone on high alert for likely indictments— even his own former attorney Ty Cobb says they’re coming — the Twittersphere, in particular, is twitching with speculation, with “Trump is in DC” and “indictments” trending on Twitter in the early hours of Monday morning.
Trump is in DC with his golf shoes on
Which means that he wasn’t able to go home & change
Which means he was plucked from the golf course mid-game
Which means this was unplanned and he doesn’t have full control over the narrative
So is this a medical emergency or a legal one?
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) September 12, 2022
Good morning and Happy Monday to everyone who woke up today expecting more information as to why trump is in DC (arrest, Walter Reed) on a surprise trip in his golf cleats, but found most news sources strangely focused elsewhere.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) September 12, 2022
While it’s highly unlikely he made yet another mysterious midnight run to Walter Reed, you never know when it comes to the truth-resistant Trump. Is he there to dig up some other buried nuclear secrets or is Walter Reed doing that for him?
Maybe Trump is in DC to go to Walter Reed to have those top secret documents he ate removed from his colon.
— Artist formerly known as Deven Nunez Cow (@EmmReef) September 12, 2022
Rather than a medical emergency, most people are hoping for the legal option in the form of an indictment and arrest.
Am I the only one hoping trump is in DC to prepare for criminal indictment and arrest? I want him behind bars for the rest of his wretched life.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 12, 2022
Trump is in DC because criminals always return to the crime. Trump should be arrested while he's there and put in same prison in Washington DC that his Jan 6 terrorists are currently jailed in. The DC prison is like Gitmo for MAGA.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 12, 2022
It’s the golf shoes, however, that are leading people to believe the twice impeached, one-term Trump didn’t go willingly and it has nothing to do with fashion or lack thereof.
'It's gotta be the shoes'. What do they tell you? This is apparently Trump getting off a plane in DC tonight. pic.twitter.com/UwI0ksqMZ7
— Don Lewis (@DonLew87) September 12, 2022
Then again, maybe he was prepping to tee off at his Trump National Golf Club in DC, just a short hop from Dulles International Airport.
If you're wondering why Trump is in DC dressed for golf, one possibility people seem to be forgetting is that he has a golf course twenty minutes from Dulles
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) September 12, 2022
The speculation is rampant, but many make cogent, if not very hopeful, points.
Trump is in DC for what reason:
– Jared's speech
– medical emergency
– appearance before a grand jury
– surrendering for arrest
– retrieving TS docs
– obstructing justice by meeting w/someone appearing before a grand jury to bribe or threaten them.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) September 12, 2022
Sounds like Trump is in DC for Jared Kushner's keynote speech at that weird America First thingamajig.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) September 12, 2022
About Jared Kushner’s speech, nope, it’s not at Slenderman Con, it’s creepier. The husband of sweatshop-owning, shoe-design-stealing, Chinese-trademarking shanda spawn Ivanka Trump is proselytizing propagandist pablum at the America First Policy Institute and the Abraham Accords Peace Institute on Monday. Remember, Jared was in charge of bringing peace to the Middle East.
But we digress. Why is Trump in DC? We know why he’s not.
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) September 12, 2022
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