|The rabbit with the thousand yard stare. The man inside did everything he could to remain calm.|
On Sunday, the *leader of the "free" world*, United States President Donald J. Trump, took to the stage to greet thousands of parents, children, and journalists, and standing next to a decorated veteran wearing an Easter Bunny costume, said the following:
“I want to thank the White House Historical Association and all of the people that work so hard with Melania, with everybody to keep this incredible house or building or whatever you want to call it because there really is no name for it,” the president said, referring to the White House.
“It is special. And we keep it in tip-top shape. We call it sometimes tippy top shape,” said Trump.
Let that sink in for a moment.
The leader of the free-world found himself without facts as he gave an off the Tippy Top of his head speech to thousands of children.
Now Linda Ellerbee once said, "Ideas off the top of one's head are a lot like dandruff, small and flakey." It was a cute quip of common sense, but now it has real meaning.
The man who knowingly ran for the office of the President of the United States cannot remember the following:
1) The building is the White House.
2) The building was built approximately 218 years ago to serve as the official residence of the President of the United States.
3) When it was finished it was named the Presidential Mansion.
4) When it was burned in the War of 1812 by the British, all that was left were the four outer walls.
5) AFTER it was rebuilt and its exterior walls were whitewashed to cover the scorched surfaces of the stone, and it was nicknamed the WHITE HOUSE.
6) It has an address - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and it is also known as such.
7) It is a building of State importance. And that is State as in it the universally recognized residence of the serving leader of this nation.
ALL of this is taught in schools across this country. It is on and in the news. This is not something that requires an advanced degree in anything. This is basic knowledge. It is fact.
But the dumb (as in silent) bunny in the picture's expression captures this all. The President is lost.
And it makes me wonder when Hope Hicks ordered this costume did the phone conversation go something like this:
"I'd like to place an order for an adult Easter Bunny suit for the White House Easter Egg Roll. Yes, the facial expression should be one of amazement, because the man wearing it will be standing with the President. And yes, the President will be saying any crazy-ass thing that comes to mind, so the look has to be "amazement", not shock or consternation..."
The President, the man in the bunny suit, the first lady, and their son are standing in the South Portico, so named because it faces the South. They are either standing under, or on, the Truman Balcony, so named because it was built by President Harry S. Truman - a man who was intellectually smarter than the President could ever be, and a man who was adult enough to understand that "THE BUCK STOPS HERE" means that he as the leader of the free world takes the blame when something goes wrong.
This type of responsibility eludes the current President who blames everyone else for everything and hoards accolades like a demented Daffy Duck's "It's mine! It's mine! I'm a greedy miser."
We can take this "no one knows what to call it" even further. The President is looking out over the South Lawn. Why? Because it faces the God Damned SOUTH.
As for "Tippy-Top", that sounds like a three-year-old who can not articulate that he wants a toy located on the more complexly structured "Very Top Shelf". Even Gloria Epson, the empty-headed debutant fiancee of Patrick Dennis in Aunti Mame would grasp "Top Shelf". But like Trump, Gloria found books very decorative. So, now we have "Tippy Top."
Amazingly, the President did not close the event by saying "All Gone," when it was time to chase the toddlers off the property.
God, I hope someone remembers the job that Hope Hicks had to do every morning after kissing Donald's ass. That would be hanging a tag around his neck with his name, address and a phone number that someone will answer. Because evidently, Donald doesn't know the basics of his name, his address or his phone number for the policeman who is his friend so they can bring him home. And we no longer have pictures of missing children on milk cartons, so that option is out. What a terrible tragedy that would be.
It used to be an aspirational goal for parents to tell their young child that one day they could grow up to be the President.
Now, parents can say to their five years old's, "you can be president right now. Who wants to go to Iowa and Caucas?"
The president is teaching us every day that adulthood and maturity mean nothing when it comes to his agenda. Even MAGA is dead. Now Donny "want to make America Tippy Top again," diddems.