Virtually anyone familiar with Twitter knows that President Trump is an early riser.
His daily ritual is to wake up around dawn, spend sever hours watching his favorite propaganda outlet, Fox & Friends, and tweet attacks and lies based on what he sees. Then, he leaves the White House residence for the Oval Office at the start of business hours.
Sources close to the president revealed to the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, and Robert Costa that Trump was still nowhere to be found at 10:30 AM.
“President Trump woke before dawn on Monday and burrowed in at the White House residence to wait for the Russia bombshell he knew was coming.
“Separated from most of his West Wing staff — who fretted over why he was late getting to the Oval Office — Trump clicked on the television and spent the morning playing fuming media critic, legal analyst and crisis communications strategist, according to several people close to him.”
At least 90 minutes after Trump was expected at work, he was live tweeting the revelations of indictments of his former officials, including campaign manager Paul Manafort, tweeting at 10:28 “there is NO COLLUSION!”
Shortly after that however, news broke that former campaign advisor George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators, opening up a trail of corruption that led to the president himself. That’s when Trump’s Twitter account fell silent, and Trump soon made his way to a solemn Oval Office.
Trump’s infantile response to his very bad day is sadly in keeping with his short tenure as president. On the bright side every moment that Trump is fretting in his bedroom and not working in the Oval Office is another moment he isn’t damaging the country.
If these indictments are any indication, Trump’s moments in the Oval Office could be coming to an end in the non-too-distant future.