To be in the presence of the President of the United States could be an awesome thing.
To be in the military and in the presence of the President/your Commander-in-Chief could also be an awesome thing.
Unless the President/ Commander-in-Chief is Trump.
Recently Trump was at Ellington Airport in Houston, TX. After a Coast Guard briefing on tropical storm Imelda, he appears in a video with about a dozen Coast Guard members.
The video is not quite 15 minutes long, which is no time at all if you’re on a fabulous first date and don’t want the evening to end.
Or, 15 minutes can seem like forever, when you’re sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for good news or bad news.
If I’d been one of those dozen Coast Guard members?
Definitely the doctor’s office.
That’s my interpretation, as are all of the following – because of course, I have no idea what the Coast Guard members were thinking.
Trump, regarding his telephone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky: “And, by the way, the conversation was absolutely perfect. Absolutely appropriate.”
Trump, on Joe Biden: “Joe’s got a lot of problems.”
Trump, on his visit to Texas: “These are incredible people – the people of Texas. That’s why I’m here today.”
Bless their hearts, these brave Coast Guard members, for standing tall and enduring Trump’s bullshit.
And bless their hearts for volunteering to serve and protect our country, and us.