President Trump spoke at the Air Force Academy’s graduation today and as usual, things got pretty weird. His fetishization of masculine archetypes is well documented, despite the fact that he exhibits none of the traits that are traditionally considered “manly.” He is infamously thin-skinned and loves to play the victim and so when presented with individuals who display the attributes he wishes he had he has a tendency to act bizarre.
At one point during his speech to the gathered graduates, Trump addressed a home run derby winner in the audience and invited him up to the stage. The bone spurs president seemed particularly enamored with the cadet’s arms and blurted out his jealousy of his physique.
“Wow I want to feel this guy’s muscles,” President Trump said, before squeezing and rubbing the man’s arm as if it were a slab of meat. It appears Mr. Grab’em By The P*ssy also likes to grab ’em by the biceps.
Oddly enough, it’s not the first time he’s focused on the way military members look. Previously, the president bragged about how “good looking” his generals are and said that they were more handsome than Tom Cruise and were stronger too. The weird fascination with how service members look clearly isn’t new and clearly isn’t going away any time soon.
Moving past the strange and frankly funny nature of Trump’s behavior, it must be pointed out how deeply inappropriate it is. He invited a military graduate on stage, during what is presumably one of the most important moments of his life, then proceeded to grope and put his hands all over him. The cadet kept his cool, but one struggles to think of a human being in existence who wants to be so aggressively touched by Donald Trump, in front of an audience no less.
The president owes him an apology, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it.
Trump marvels over a home run derby champion's muscles pic.twitter.com/q3GprLtLNq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 30, 2019