Trump's History in Moments of Danger

Trump says he would have rushed into a high school under attack by a shooter without a weapon. How laughable is the claim? The Washington Post reviews his history when it comes to situations that could put him in danger.

Remember during the campaign when he said he could walk down Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and get away with it?

Can anyone spell delusional?

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    Too bad Bone Spurs (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Feb 27, 2018 at 05:16:30 AM EST
    wasn't there to rush in. We'd be discussing how to deal President Pence today.

    Donald Trump may believe he is the (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Anne on Tue Feb 27, 2018 at 06:43:16 AM EST
    hero in the comic book version of the life he thinks he's leading, but the reality is that he is much more comfortable creating danger and chaos than he is in rescuing people from it.

    I wasn't able to open the WaPo link - it wants me to pay to read it - but here's one story that would suggest that Trump would never run into any situation where blood might be involved: it's just not his thing:

    "I was at Mar-a-Lago and we had this incredible ball, the Red Cross Ball, in Palm Beach, Florida. And we had the Marines. And the Marines were there, and it was terrible because all these rich people, they're there to support the Marines, but they're really there to get their picture in the Palm Beach Post... so you have all these really rich people, and a man, about 80 years old--very wealthy man, a lot of people didn't like him--he fell off the stage," said Trump.

    Trump proceeds to explain that it was a $100,000-per-table fundraiser filled with deep-pocketed billionaires, and that the Marines were--for whatever reason--given tables in the very back of the ballroom ("the worst table in the whole place"). Oh, and that he was more preoccupied with his ballroom's pristine marble floor than the octogenarian bleeding out on it.

    "So what happens is, this guy falls off right on his face, hits his head, and I thought he died. And you know what I did? I said, `Oh my God, that's disgusting,' and I turned away," said Trump. "I couldn't, you know, he was right in front of me and I turned away. I didn't want to touch him... he's bleeding all over the place, I felt terrible. You know, beautiful marble floor, didn't look like it. It changed color. Became very red. And you have this poor guy, 80 years old, laying on the floor unconscious, and all the rich people are turning away. `Oh my God! This is terrible! This is disgusting!' and you know, they're turning away. Nobody wants to help the guy. His wife is screaming--she's sitting right next to him, and she's screaming."
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    Thank God for the Marines. "What happens is, these 10 Marines from the back of the room... they come running forward, they grab him, they put the blood all over the place--it's all over their uniforms--they're taking it, they're swiping [it], they ran him out, they created a stretcher. They call it a human stretcher, where they put their arms out with, like, five guys on each side," shared Trump.

    "I was saying, `Get that blood cleaned up! It's disgusting!' The next day, I forgot to call [the man] to say he's OK," said Trump, adding of the blood, "It's just not my thing."

    The idea that Trump has a scintilla of courage is just preposterous.

    There is a difference between being the hero or (5.00 / 3) (#3)
    by vml68 on Tue Feb 27, 2018 at 11:49:00 AM EST
    star of your own fantasy and being delusional. We all know which category Tr*mp falls in!

    My favorite from Twitter. LINK


    Trump wants a ban (none / 0) (#4)
    by KeysDan on Wed Feb 28, 2018 at 04:12:23 PM EST
    on due process; a ban on guns, not so much.  In a rambling meeting, Trump says take the guns away first, go through due process second. Trump gave Republicans, at least temporarily or until he forgets, palpitations.  Trump called for "Amy" and "Diane" to include many of the Democratic common sense gun control measures in their comprehensive bill. (referring to Senators Klobuchar and Feinstein, respectively).

    Sounds good to me (none / 0) (#5)
    by linea on Fri Mar 02, 2018 at 03:18:29 PM EST
    Of course, President Trump doesn't know what he's talking about and I believe this would need to be enacted on the state rather than Federal level.

    In Washington state, we have already started making changes to empower those who can step in and prevent potential tragedies and stop preventable deaths. Just last year, voters in our state enacted the Extreme Risk Protection Order, which permits families and law enforcement officers to petition a court to temporarily suspend someone's access to firearms if an individual poses a serious threat to themselves or others. King County now has the first dedicated crisis response team in the nation tasked with implementing extreme risk protection orders and removing guns from dangerous hands before it is too late.