Donald Trump wants to be known as a “wartime president.”
Got that? Then someone has to explain to me how a wartime president can call himself “a backup” to states and local governments that are waging the war against an “invisible enemy” in the form of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wartime presidents don’t cede leadership to governmental underlings. They take charge. They take command. They lead. They inspire. They unify the nation behind a common goal: to defeat the enemy.
Yet there was this president, writing a crappy, whiny letter to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, telling Schumer that the president is a “backup” to governors demanding more masks, more ventilators, more assistance in the fight against the killer virus.
Trump also called himself a “backup” during his daily White House briefing today, when he complained about governors making too many demands of the federal government.
Wartime president? Really, Mr. President? This individual is nothing of the sort.