"Law and Order" President in Hiding as D.C. Burns

Mish

It's a tense 6th night of protests with curfews in dozens of cities.

Trump Goes After Biden

Tweets about Law and Order

Chastices Philadelphia

On Fire in Every Direction

Trump Hides in Bunker

After chastising everyone but himself, Trump then Fled to a Bunker as Protests Raged Outside White House.

Ann Coulter Picked Up On Trump's Hiding 

"To anyone worried that Trump is AWOL as America implodes, rest assured: I'm told he's tracking down some very promising Joe Scarborough leads," said Coulter.

China Goads Trump Over Protests

Coulter is not the only one going after Trump. 'Mr President, Don't Go Hide'  China mocks Trump. 

Should Beijing Support the US Rioters? 

Russia Involved? 

Nah. It's Hong Kong.

Where the Hell is Trump? 

Why hasn't Trump made a national address asking for calm. 

Newsday has an explanation.

Some of Donald Trump's advisers and media allies thought presidential leadership called for him to address the nation, to be a voice of calming and healing as protests and riots ignited by the police killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, plunged the nation into the most widespread unrest in a half-century. Trump didn't because he had nothing to say, no tangible action or policy to announce and doesn't feel a need to bring people together, a senior official told The Washington Post. 

It wasn't just Democrats who called out Trump. South Carolina's Tim Scott — the only black Republican in the Senate and a sometime sounding board on conservative African American viewpoints — told "Fox News Sunday" that Trump's tweets are “not constructive tweets, without any question.”

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan called them "just the opposite of the message that should have been coming out of the White House.” 

A Better Explanation

If Trump thought for one moment it would help him to attempt to calm thing down he would have done so. 

Strike that. He would have attempted to do so.

Instead he will wait until things calm down, then give a speech, then claim to have calmed things down and that no one could possibly have calmed things down any better or faster.

The Epitome of Rioting Irony and Ignorance in One Tweet

In case you missed it, please see The Epitome of Rioting Irony and Ignorance in One Tweet

Meanwhile, Twitter still works from the bunker and the S&P futures are flat.

What a glorious evening.

Mish

Comments (117)
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Tengen
Tengen

Conciliation isn't in Trump's DNA. There is no room for subtleties or nuance, it's just full steam ahead and never apologize for anything. I don't expect him to change since this approach has worked for him until now, plus he's not exactly a philosophical guy.

I can't blame various countries around the world for mocking us. We have taunted them when they experience demonstrations or unrest, so what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Fl0yd
Fl0yd

Simple explanation: Trump cannot possibly attempt to calm down things constructively. He underestimates how explosive the situation is. He overestimates the power of police and national guard.

Other option: Trump speaks to his base.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Trump is a real estate magnate. Crisis management just isnt in his DNA or life experience. As Michelle Obama said the presidency reveals more about you than any other job in the world.

Zardoz
Zardoz

Doesn’t sound like he has much faith in his vicious dogs or ominous weapons. That boy’s scared... and dc is on fire. Who knew electing a moron as president could have such disastrous results?

humna909
humna909

I'm not a United States citizen nor a resident. I, like many people across the world, have been watching Trump era with both dismay and a touch of schadenfreude. I can't help but feel that the US is reaping what it has sown. Corruption, inequality, and general injustice is rampant. Racial division just amplifies this. Trump is the epitome of what is WRONG in the US.

I also love the US. I have visited many times, often months at a time. I have many life long friends and countless fond memories.

Please fix your house. Rome your empire is crumbling. And the alternative 'world' leaders are worse.

Sechel
Sechel

Trump purportedly had a copy of Hitler speeches by his bed that he would study every night. He's certainly been a firebrand and demagogue. Seems fitting he's now hiding out in a bunker.

Trump knows how to incite, inflame and divide. He's been very good at getting people to react out of fear , emotion and hate. He's not shown himself to be a healer or uniter unless of course they fall in line and unite under him. He's a septuagenarian. He's not going to suddenly discover a new skill set now.

Trump's tool kit has had him basically blame Soros, Democrat Mayors, even the media and give a speech attacking China on Hong Kong violence and attempt to start new wars against Twitter and China. So its been a strategy of blame and deflection. As far as healing he's quoted segregationist rhetoric , verbal intimidation calling referring to blacks as animals(Any doubt? He' said they're thugs and he'd sic dogs on them)

Trump can't calm. He only knows how to incite.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

If this goes on for long, cue the Dirty Harry flicks.

Funding? No problem for the CCP.

I wonder whether Hollywood can produce pro-quality movies in under a week. A month?

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

Ooops. In answer to @Sechel I musta hit the wrong "Reply" button.

Of course. That was not hidden at the time of the 2nd movie. Whether he has scripts or storyboards or outlines for the other two movies preceding the 1st movie is another story.

Trump certainly does inspire a lot of people to project their imaginations on him. Interesting, that. He does have a horoscope vibe. Have you noticed how so much of the media have become Rorschach Blot readers, in general? Fills the news hole. And, rather like our minds see patterns in noise.

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

Poverty, so called inequality, frustrations in general....and TOO much of a increasingly abused, unsustainable, exhausted democratic system : explosive cocktail ! This would never happen in China, no matter how many people get killed by their police ...

Sechel
Sechel

BREAKING: Man who thinks a mask makes him look weak is now hiding in a bunker.

Fl0yd
Fl0yd

Do you remember OCCUPY?

Was peaceful! But, crushed it was after couple of weeks.

psalm876
psalm876

“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
and establishes a town by injustice!
Has not Yahweh Almighty determined
that the people’s labor is only fuel for the fire,
that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh
as the waters cover the sea."

(Habakkuk chapter two)

Wattsup
Wattsup

We elected Trump and he is a product of our own collective unconscious selves. Obama, though more palatable was no better. Neither, Bush, Clinton, Bush or Regan were, for that matter, any better. All owned by the Establishment... We are in peak Shadow times. Perhaps, a Phoenix can rise from the ashes of our collective hatred and destructive patterns. Unity, compassion, understanding, those human qualities are what’s needed most in these dark times. Unfortunately, they are nowhere to be found. Burn America burn...

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Trump’s demagoguery is well past it’s sell by date. Blaming everyone else for our problems and praising himself and his administration for “imagined” successes would be laughable if we were not in such a desperate situation. He lacks any leadership skills whatsoever. And the current GOP leaders will not be remembered well by history. It’s like the emperors new clothes. Not one of them has the strength of character to step up and tell it like it is. Sad days for American democracy.

Carl_R
Carl_R

In the end the rioting is just one more thing that will kill small business owners this year. First there was Covid19, now rioting. Most people are unaware that Insurance policies do not cover for damage from rioting and looting unless you specifically buy that coverage. Thus, many small businesses that are damaged by rioting and looting will never re-open.

ReadyKilowatt
ReadyKilowatt

This has nothing to do with Trump, except possibly that the Democrats want to destroy the world because Hillary didn't get selected properly and need to insure that never happens again.

Or it's a purge of the Democratic Party. Rioters set fire to the AFL-CIO HQ, CNN, etc. because they want to purify the party. Bernie bros vs Hillary/Biden.

Or it's China's revenge for perception that Hong Kong protests were triggered by the CIA. Bonus is that they can bring in their operatives and institute one party rule (under the New Democratic Party™).

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

tRump has been doing what he promised to do if elected. Is anybody Honestly Surprised? MAGA: Make America Graves Again. He and his supporters can Continue to blame other people or other countries, or send NED money to HK rioters

PawnInTheGame
PawnInTheGame

How can you know it wasn't the Secret Service who told Trump to go to the Bunker? Trump doesn't know exactly what's going on outside, he has to rely on the Secret Service for their assessment. Why should he put his life in danger unnecessarily from a violent mob?
It may be that Trump asked to be taken to the underground bunker, but you don't know that. You are creating your own version of truth based on you biases.

Blurtman
Blurtman

Surely the continued outsourcing of manufacturing jobs, and wage destruction by illegals, will help solve the unrest.

JanNL
JanNL

It may not look good, but the bunker is no doubt a Secret Service initiative.

randocalrissian
randocalrissian

What the hell could Trump say? It's not like he is eloquent, like Obama. It isn't like he is a good study of viruses and national tragedies, Like George W Bush. He has none of the advantages and all the disadvantages, like being born with a silver spoon in his mouth and deferring the draft five times for joke reasons, that can't help him be human.

Worker
Worker

Trump can't calm them down. The protesters are Trump haters. The same people who rioted during the women's march the day after he was sworn in.

mkestrel
mkestrel

For those of you here that are myopic , the riots are taking place in liberal controlled cities and states. Perhaps you should look to the mayors and governors to take care of their own mess. Why does Trump have any responsibility here?

anoop
anoop

I think it's all bullish.

tokidoki
tokidoki

Oh come on, at least he wasn't playing golf ;)

thimk
thimk

black swan events back to back. the large cities will see a huge outbound migration.
Baltimore cubed. the leaders of these communities did little at the onset of this debacle to control, isolate, and extinguish replaced by appeasement. And yes ACLU stated that antifa can not be labeled a "domestic terrorist group"( there is no such statute) . But this loosely organized ideological ,tribal group does exists and strongly divides the democratic party. All this anti trump rhetoric is a huge smoke screen that obfuscates the real underlying problem and actually fuels the divide.

wmjack
wmjack

Yes we are dealing with the results of the 1964 Great Society where the politicians created a voting block of poor uneducated mostly out of wed lock (70% of births now) raised on welfare. They watch TV and want your stuff . It takes a village and the police to raise these folks Hillary and a lot of jail space (over two million incarcerated) the media and libs are vilifying the police until the rioters show up in their neighborhood

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

And what has the mayor of DC done to quell the violence in the city? It's the mayor's responsibility to make sure law enforcement brings the crowd under control.

Duskrider
Duskrider

Maybe his bone spurs were flaring up.

hhabana
hhabana

Mish, I agree with you 100%. Why he wouldn't make some statements to calm folks while still saying that law and order will be preserved is beyond me. Folks, you got bad choices for President. Anybody into sailing here? The country is without a keel, rudder, paddle, has a small hole in the hull, no flares, no radio, food and water rations getting lower and we're in the middle of the ocean.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

@Mish you need a post on Huawei and how the Trump administration has cut them off at the knees again. It turns out all the machines that make chips with software written by American companies. There is alignment towards banning Huawei globally now.

channelstuffing
channelstuffing

Yet another incompetent empty suit occupying the oval office.what a shocker lol!

AWC
AWC

Long Sturm Ruger.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

I hear Trump is urging the police to get tougher on the protestors. Isn’t the police getting tough what precipitated the protests in the first place?

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Jdog1
Jdog1

Mish, you are really sounding like a libtard. The decision as you probably know, to secure the President, is made by the secret service, and the President really does not have any say in the matter. No matter who was the President, the protocol would have been the same. Posting articles like this only damages your credibility and makes you look like a political tool.....

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Of course he has a choice. He could always say no. After all the bunker is designed to protect the inhabitants from a terrorist attack. I would hardly compare the current street protests to a terrorist attack. Wimp.

Jdog1
Jdog1

Liberals are truly showing their ignorance in this matter. None of these issues Mish likes to highlight really matter because none of them address the root problem which is Police violence against citizens. All citizens, not just black citizens. Police kill about 1000 American citizens every year. Mostly white.
There is a reason the liberals do not want to address the root problem, and that is because the root of the Police violence problem in America are Police unions. The liberals would prefer to see Cities burned to the ground than to admit that police unions are directly responsible for bad cops being left in their jobs and knowing they can literally get away with murder. I challenge liberals like Mish to take on the real problem in police violence and admit it is the police unions and the practice of qualified immunity that is the real problem, and stop hiding behind the feeble excuse of racism... Of course I will not hold my breath waiting for credibility from the liberals....

Webej
Webej

Inmates uprising ...

RonJ
RonJ

"Where the Hell is Trump?

Why hasn't Trump made a national address asking for calm."

The rioters aren't even listening to George Floyd's brother.

"Minnesota, New York Officials Say Evidence Shows Weekend Riots Were Planned, Chicago Demands Fed Investigation Into ‘Organized’ Violence"

wmjack
wmjack

Sorry Greenmountain my privileged white son's DUI cost him $5000. So your whole idea or special treatment is bogus.

Dubronik
Dubronik

This clown is a coward. He is doing in modern times what Nero did to Rome. While DC is on fire, he hides in the bunker twitting a bunch of nonsense. Probably, quivering and demanding that the Secret Service brings him a backpack full of Depends, I could not imagine what a surreal scene was at the bunker. Those Secret Service Guys deserve a medal just to put up with this clown egomaniac behavior. Heck,
President Nixon had more cojones than this racist Chump. On May 9, 1970, he went to the Lincoln Memorial to talk to anti-war protesters. What a guy, I tell you.

Sechel
Sechel

Last night Trump thumped his chest , did a bible photo-op and sent in the military because the media said he looked weak, something that Trump can't bear. He's quoted Mussolini saying he'd rather be a lion for a day than a lamb for a sheep for a hundred years. This doesn't mean Trump is tough, far from it but it does show how he needed to resort to bravado

Jdog1
Jdog1

Liberalism has destroyed all the cities in which it has become dominant.
Note to liberals, do not try to move to conservative areas, you will not be welcomed.