Donald Trump is truly the most horrific leader possible in time of tragedy, unable to express deep mourning and true compassion and empathy.
Think of Ronald Reagan and the Challenger Astronaut Disaster in 1986.
Think of Bill Clinton and the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.
Think of George W. Bush after September 11, 2001.
Think of Barack Obama after the Charleston Church Massacre in 2015, and the Sandy Hook School Massacre in 2012.
These and many other disasters are times when we look to leaders to act appropriately, and we see Presidents of both parties and all philosophies know how to act.
Not so with Donald Trump, who instead:
Throws paper towels in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and threatens to cut off funding for the island.
Shows up at an inappropriate time after the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre, when funerals for the victims are being held.
Comes to Paradise, California, after the most disastrous fire in modern history, and refers to the town as “Pleasure”, of all names.
His body language and facial expressions show he does not give a damn, and he does not know how to console and hug and show a dose of empathy and compassion.
Rather, he is going through the motions, more staging an appearance so he can draw attention to himself than anything else.
Donald Trump proves again, and again, and again, and again, that he is a horrible human being, a disgrace to the American Presidency, who deserves none of our compassion as he faces the challenge of a Democratic House of Representatives ready with subpoenas and investigations galore, which will stress him out in massive ways.
It could not happen to a “better” person.