Thursday, May 21, 2020

Immature Trump Puts Blame On Media For Him Deciding Not To Wear A Mask

It's inappropriate for Trump to fault an industry for reporting on his own decisions, which go against his administration's recommendations.

President Donald Trump decided to thwart company policy at Ford, and refused to wear a mask when he toured the facility there on Thursday.

He blamed the media for his decision not to wear a mask.

"I had one on before. I wore one in this back area. But I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," Trump explained.

Which is an answer that's both bogus and outrageous. It also reveals the president's vanity.

For starters, the media is reporting on Trump's decision NOT to wear a mask. To report on him WEARING a mask would be a positive for the president, not a negative — indicative of him recognizing how much they do to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Choosing to spite the media isn't presidential, to say the least — it's behavior that's beneath what we expect from children, if we're being honest.

Our president is a child, of course, in many respects. That the media chooses to report on it — and his unwise decision to not wear a mask — is not their fault. It's his own.

Trump may say his decision to not wear a mask is the media's fault. But in reality, it's his own choice, one that encourages bad behavior among those who deify him.

Featured image credit: The White House/Flickr

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