Today is a holiday for most Americans; one of the despairingly few days off that Americans not named Donald J. Trump are given every year.
But for some families in Florida, one of their ten days a year that they are given to rest and relax will be dominated by a much more traumatic event – the burial of their children.
The funeral for Luke Hoyer, who was just fifteen years old when he was gunned down, was held this morning, just a few miles from where the President was enjoying his long weekend.
The president had held off on golfing this weekend to “show respect” for the victims, instead choosing to cloister himself in with his sons and watch television all day while embarking on outrageous tweetstorms in which he attacked everything from the FBI to Oprah Winfrey.
But it appears that the president decided two days was enough “respect,” because he was right back on the green as soon as the sun broke on Monday morning.
Trump starting off President’s Day in West Palm Beach at his golf course pic.twitter.com/c4ngIGEFT5
— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) February 19, 2018
Throughout the entire ordeal of the shooting and the tragic aftermath, President Trump has remained aloof, offering empty platitudes and tone-deaf statements that are somehow supposed to convey mourning but only solidifies our perceptions of the president as a man entirely devoid of empathy for others.
His actions this morning prove once again that he is unfit to be a leader of any sort.