A lot is going on right now as Americans are struggling through multiple crises. We just passed the grim marker of over four hundred thousand Americans that have died from COVID-19, the disease the outgoing president failed to act upon when he first learned of the looming threat. We’re facing a stunning economic crisis with food banks being hammered. On top of all of this, we have a president that has refused to concede the race he clearly lost in a landslide to Joe Biden in both the popular and electoral vote.
Trump supporters, urged by the outgoing president, stormed the Capitol, causing mayhem, deaths, destruction, and appalled an already struggling nation. So, once again, the president is not laser-focused on the crisis he created; and instead, he’s thinking of himself and how unfairly the world treats him. It’s all about him. It always has been.
The Washington Post reports that Trump is “particularly upset” that President-elect Joe Biden’s team has managed to persuade a slew of A-list celebrities to perform at his inauguration on Wednesday.
“Since Jan. 6, every day has dumped more bad news on the president, including his historic second impeachment,” the outlet reports. “But one person close to the president said it can be hard to predict what will bother him most and that even with all that was going on, he was particularly upset that Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks and other stars agreed to perform as part of Biden’s inaugural celebrations.”
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“President Trump, in his days as the star of “The Apprentice” reality-TV show, often attended star-studded events. A believer in the power of being associated with marquee names, he hired Elton John and Billy Joel to sing at his and Melania’s wedding in 2005,” the report continues. “But his harsh rhetoric, hard-line immigration policy and other stances during the 2016 campaign led Hollywood to largely boycott his inauguration. Now as Trump rages about what he describes as unfair treatment from all sides — from people he hired, from businesses he helped with his policies, from members of his own party and even from celebrities — his wife just shrugs and moves on.”
Again, it was never America First with this president. It’s about him, his grievances, and his ego.
You can read the full report here.
Featured image via DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos