Whoever made the decision to have him avoid this topic in front of the cameras and stick to China instead deserves an extra scoop of ice cream for dessert tonight.
Multiple White House aides told CNN that there were plans in place to have President Trump address the violence in Minnesota at that Rose Garden event — it remains unclear why he did not.
— Sarah Westwood (@sarahcwestwood) May 29, 2020
Reporters and other assorted critics are grumbling that he didn’t seize the opportunity to heal the nation or whatever, especially on a day when Biden and Obama have made statements about the horror of George Floyd’s death and ensuing riots. But the criticism seems disingenuous. Do you … really want to see Trump tackle these subjects? Or do you just want to dunk on him when his attempt inevitably goes wildly off the rails?