Trump’s ‘inspection’ excuse for White House bunker visit inspires ridicule and mockery
President Donald Trump has mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for spending a lot of time in his basement during the coronavirus pandemic. And Trump, in light of all his “Biden in the basement” comments, has drawn a lot of ridicule over reports that he was in the White House’s underground bunker on Friday night, May 29 — only to draw even more ridicule after offering a lame explanation for it.
Trump claimed that he only went to the bunker “two and a half times” for a Friday-night inspection and told Fox News that he wasn’t in the bunker to protect himself from possible intruders in Washington, D.C. — which has been rocked by huge “Justice for George Floyd” protests. And Twitter users have been mocking Trump unmercifully for his explanation.
President Trump said "it was a false report" that he was taken to the White House's underground bunker Friday night… https://t.co/z6NV0x8DVI— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor) 1591192260.0
@IvaARogers posted, “Like that time my husband and his buddies went to a strip club, they were only there for an inspection.” And @NotATweeter16 wrote, “Next time your spouse catches you cheating, you can just say: ‘I may have been between someone else’s legs, but it was ‘more for an inspection’ and ‘I was there for a tiny, short little period of time.’”
@Grudging1 wrote, “He's such an enormous baby it's absurd,” while @Saltlifeismine scoffed, “’An inspection’: seriously, he’s going with that lie??” And @VirtualMittens tweeted, “Lots of angry people outside.... maybe I'll just mosey on down to the bunker and make sure we have enough gummy bears and diet coke for the apocalypse.”
@RageinNY asked, “If it remains unused why does it need so many inspections?” And Twitter user Beth Hanson, @ @Erdos_4, inquired, “Why would he need to inspect it? What expertise does he have in ‘bunker knowing?’”
Trump says on Fox Radio interview he was in the bunker for "tiny" amount of time and it was "much more for an inspe… https://t.co/Nk3xqKSxYe— Kevin Liptak (@Kevin Liptak) 1591191618.0
@JohnJHarwood @jwgop Civil rights protesters show up at the White House fence. Trump: “Unrelated to this situatio… https://t.co/oAbj4vWscK— Mike Dorsey 😷 (@Mike Dorsey 😷) 1591192753.0
@IvaARogers Boom! }:) The imbecility of that excuse definitely begs the question: Is HE toopid, or does he think W… https://t.co/fcOQKHxE8l— bill nichols (@bill nichols) 1591196066.0
@Kevinliptakcnn I'm sure he does all his own bunker inspections. Inspecting it for what? Bunkeriness? Hideability?— Adam Barone (@Adam Barone) 1591192211.0
@Kevinliptakcnn I always inspect my bunker at night.— Dan Conners (@Dan Conners) 1591192985.0
@Yamiche If it remains unused why does it need so many inspections? 🤔— Dismantle the Police (@Dismantle the Police) 1591192306.0