Trump “Screamed at His Aides to Begin Producing Proof in El Paso That People Were Happy to See Him"

August 12th 2019

Trumps and the El Paso Baby ( Ed Wexler )

Trumps and the El Paso Baby (Ed Wexler)

By annieli (of the Daily Kos community)

Daily Kos

More stories rationalizing the Captain Crazypants regime, because only the NY Timescan refer to Trump’s “often casual approach to tragedy”.

Banality of Evil incarnate, as though telling more of the story of the enablers changes the perception of White House chaos. 

One of those people was Tito Anchondo, who had lost his brother and sister-in-law, Andre and Jordan Anchondo, when a gunman opened fire on a Walmart last Saturday and killed 22 people. Mr. Anchondo traveled to the University Medical Center of El Paso on Wednesday to meet Mr. Trump, and as the president stood by and flashed a thumbs-up during a White House photo opportunity, the first lady, Melania Trump, cradled Mr. Anchondo’s 2-month-old nephew, whose parents had both been gunned down.

By Friday, the photo had been widely disseminated after it became clear that the infant had lost his parents in a mass shooting, and had been brought back to the hospital after being discharged earlier in the week. In El Paso, Mr. Anchondo said that the attention surrounding his visit with the president had only brought more pain to his family.

‘He screamed at his aides to begin producing proof in El Paso that people were happy to see him.’ via ⁦@nytimes⁩

— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) August 10, 2019

Aides have long said that Mr. Trump is heavily reactive to news coverage, and when he does something that he believes he should have been praised for — such as Wednesday’s visits to the cities — he grows furious when he does not receive accolades. But he has not adjusted his often casual approach to tragedy, including his penchant for flashing a thumbs-up sign in photographs.

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