The list of excuses Trump and his supporters make for his actions is truly endless.
Remember that time he tweeted being like “covfefe” and said it was some sort of secret code to people who were “in the know”. And who could forget Kellyanne Conway’s infamous use of the term “alternative facts” to describe his lies.
But now he’s come out with something so ridiculous that it is up there with the most ridiculous excuses we’ve ever heard.
After Trump was ridiculed for “hiding” in an underground bunker in the White House as protests raged outside, he’s now come out and said that he wasn’t hiding at all.
In fact, he’s said he was merely “inspecting” the bunker. No hiding. None at all.
It was reported that Trump was taken to the facility and had been there for almost an hour along with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. But while he admitted he had been in the bunker, he insisted it had only been briefly and had nothing to do with the protests.
Trump told Fox radio:
It was much more for the inspection.
I was there for a tiny, little period of time.
They said it would be a good time to go down and take a look because maybe sometime you're going to need it.
This news is surprising because it was also reported that Trump was so furious about all the jokes about him hiding underground that he staged an elaborate photoshoot outside the White House the following day. Protesters even claimed that tear gas was used to clear the area before Trump gallantly waddled down to clutch a copy of the Bible (his “favourite book”) in front of photographers.
Needless to say, people aren’t exactly buying this version of events.
Why would the president need to personally inspect a bunker?
Doesn’t seem like the best use of the most powerful man in the world’s time, does it?
Meanwhile, Trump has continued to use inflammatory language about the anti-racism protesters, even calling them “lowlifes” on Twitter.