Trump Mocked for Hoarding Enormous Umbrella and Ignoring Melania and Barron After Boasting of Bravery
Donald Trump boards Air Force One in the rain holding a large umbrella — wife and son trail behind pic.twitter.com/esWTEr7lvR
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 27, 2018
President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One tugging an umbrella close to protect himself from the intense wind and rain.
Barron Trump, the president’s 11-year-old son, is seen just feet behind him, unprotected by an umbrella or a raincoat. Trump, seeing his son, continues to keep the umbrella for himself.
Then, Melania Trump arrives on the scene a little behind Barron, and she, too, has nothing to shield her from the elements. The president stops for a wave to the crowd as the First Lady ducks swiftly onto the plane.
What began as a moving picture of Man vs. Nature turns, in mere seconds, into a scene of a man who would seemingly rather ensure that his hair is kept firmly in place than guard his family from inclement weather.
The footage above, taken back in January, was unearthed by Lawrence O’Donnell on his MSNBC show Monday night, in response to Trump’s claims that he would have “run in” to stop the Parkland, Florida school shooter.
O’Donnell narrated the scene: “The son he left behind in the rain because protecting his hair is more important than protecting his son. He also left his third and current wife behind him, in the rain. She’s used to that.”
Twitter also wasted no time referencing Trump’s umbrella-hoarding in light of his boasts of bravery:
Classic behavior of the type of person that would rush in to a school to stop a mass shooter. https://t.co/mi428pIcL9
— Colby Hall (@colbyhall) February 27, 2018
Trump couldn’t even bother to put his child in front of him under the umbrella to keep the rain off Baron. This man loves only himself. https://t.co/tMbKgAsT5z
— tamara beinlich (@blueinmo) February 27, 2018
The guy who won’t take a raindrop for his own kid is going to take a bullet for someone else’s kid? pic.twitter.com/JFyeRj0KT8
— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) February 26, 2018
— Be Gone Trump Trash. She won. (@ITweetToResist) February 27, 2018
Sums things up pic.twitter.com/rJMLzdQ2Ml
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 27, 2018
First things first–look how he’s got that umbrella clamped over his head–#Trump couldn’t risk another breeze wafting up that hair disaster on his head. His kid would have had to chase his hairpiece across the tarmac. https://t.co/PIUqpBTdLQ
— Velvet Sparrow (@VelvetSparrow) February 27, 2018
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