Welcome to the latest round of, “Oh my goodness, how did we get here?”
United States President Donald Trump has managed to cap off a period in which he has yet again caused plenty of controversy with something truly, truly poetic.
Unbelievable — Trump doesn't know how to close an umbrella, so inside of closing it and bringing it aboard Air Force One with him, he just dropped it outside the plane. pic.twitter.com/G5AtmPaRvz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 27, 2018
Opting to go ahead with a campaign rally on the very same day that America was reeling from a shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that caused the deaths of 11 people, and tone-deafly joking at a separate convention that perhaps he should cancel because he was in the middle of a “bad hair day”, Trump – as he known to – did himself few favours.
But after telling reporters the shooting could have been avoided had there been an armed guard in the synagogue, reporters watched on as the commander-in-chief strolled up the stairs with an umbrella in hand to board Air Force One, before something that could really only happen under this presidency occurred.
After arriving at the door of the plane and seeing that the umbrella wouldn’t fit, Trump barely attempted to close it, before simply leaving it behind for someone else to deal with – you know, like a very normal person would.
Used it until he didn’t need it anymore so he tossed it. #WakeUpAmerica
— Yasmine Mary (@yazzy1967) October 27, 2018