Dementia Donnie once reportedly said, “I’m in charge of the Hatch Act,” and apparently being grotesque while demeaning the office of the presidency is another thing he’s in charge of. On Wednesday, Donald Trump spoke to reporters in the Oval Office where he met with the president of Ecuador. The former reality show star, of course, took that opportunity to rant about “crooked” Democrats in the wake of his impeachment. You can’t be the king of projection without projecting a lot, after all. Trump wasn’t finished embarrassing all of us, though.
CNN White House producer Kevin Liptak posted a photograph on Twitter of Trump and a bored-looking Third Lady with a small table between them covered with a big stack of “Keep America Great” hats as if the president was in campaign-mode with the leader of Ecuador nearby.
It looks like Trump is now keeping a big stack of “Keep America Great” hats close by in the Oval Office pic.twitter.com/BagSnhG74q
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) February 12, 2020
Twitter users noted a possible Hatch Act violation.
Any other federal official (literally ANY other federal official) would be violating the #HatchAct by passing out campaign materials in his/her/their government office.
— True Blue Liberal (@TrueBlueLiberal) February 12, 2020
ok, how is that not illegal?
I work for a local politician who once got in trouble for having one of his campaign hats hanging on a hat rack in his office in a non-election year.
He should not be campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime or on taxpayers’ property!
— BingoValley (@binlava) February 12, 2020
Can we all just step back a sec and appreciate how utterly embarrassing this grotesque parody of a president actually is.
Ok, as you were.
— Padraig (@patrickmkcirtap) February 12, 2020
Looks like those caps should be replaced with a marriage counselor.
— Cam Kay (@canmore2018) February 12, 2020
He defiles every space he occupies, especially the White House.
— ash ✨can i look yet or is it still happening (@ashtotheru) February 12, 2020
So campaign merchandise in the Oval Office now?
— Nick Field (@nick_field90) February 12, 2020
If it turns out that the hats were placed there by anyone not on Trump’s immediate staff, it would be a clear violation of the Hatch Act — the president himself, of course, is exempt.
Larry David on the show Curb Your Enthusiasm wears a MAGA hat as a “people repellent.” Trump, of course, shared a clip of that show recently, totally unaware that Larry David was mocking the president and his supporters. Now, we need a red hat that spells out the Hatch Act to make all of this more genuine — because we all know Trump has made this country worse, not “great.”
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