It’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? Is President Trump really inescapable, or does it just seem that way when journalists can’t seem to write a movie review or weather forecast without including some analysis of how it’s taken on a new importance since Trump’s surprise election?
Politico’s Ben White is convinced that there’s no escaping Trump since he became president. Most would agree that he was inescapable during the campaign as well, but a lot of the credit for that has to go to the Hillary Clinton campaign, which chose a strategy of elevating “Pied Piper” candidates like Donald Trump and telling the press to take them seriously.
One hallmark of the Trump presidency is his complete inescapability. He is everywhere, every day, all the time.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) May 11, 2017
@morningmoneyben That's YOUR own obsession, thank you for the insight.
— 8αƚ80ყ (@JohnMPowersII) May 11, 2017
I'm so old I can remember Obama showing up on awards shows, ESPN, reality TV, social media, etc, along with an army of media fluffers. https://t.co/ab6ZMVRBSj
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 11, 2017
Somebody’s got to slow jam the news.
— VK (@vjeannek) May 11, 2017
We’re not saying White is wrong, but he picked a curious time to note Trump’s inescapably, considering how many people just made a note of how the president had disappeared off the radar for nearly a week. Let’s say the president’s relationship with the media is … complicated.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 10, 2017
Keep in mind that, leading up to Comey's firing, Trump was not seen in public for five days pic.twitter.com/jU6U9NVOkR
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) May 9, 2017
And where the hell is Trump? Not seen in five days. Did he get out of the country or what? Where are you Donnie? You okay @realdonaldtrump?
— Dylan LW Vanderbraak (@vanderbraak) May 9, 2017
@draiochta14 No one has seen Trump for five days. Resignation coming?
— Marylkelly (@marylkelly16) May 9, 2017
Better yet, even though it now appears that Trump really is everywhere you look, was that just another trick?
Friday marks the fifth day Trump has not had any open/pooled events on his schedule — only late add was meeting with Henry Kissinger.
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) May 12, 2017