Coronavirus

Report: Trump Wants to Stop Isolation Because He’s Bored

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The most obvious takeaway from the outside if that Trump wants to end self-isolation measures sooner rather than later because he's worried that economic conditions will doom his chances of being reelected, but he may have other, more childish reasons for possibly opening the door to a wider pandemic.

Aides who spoke to CNN say Trump is also very bored and has no idea what to do with himself without his unhinged Nuremberg rallies and weekend jaunts to Mar-a-Lago.

Antsy at being sealed off, with no visiting dignitaries and no large crowds, Trump has wondered aloud to aides when life will again return to normal -- not just for the nation, but for himself. The slowdown in his own life has led, in part, to Trump's strong desire to see the guidelines he offered on avoiding crowds and staying at home lifted quickly.

Like everyone working from home, Trump has shown evidence of cabin fever: crashing meetings of his coronavirus task force, inserting himself into planned press conferences and tearing apart daily schedules so his appearances better align with television viewership patterns.

During daily policy sessions, aides said they sometimes don't know whether Trump will walk through the door, leading to a general level of uncertainty on what to place on the agenda.

Look, I know I'm abnormal, but I've lived alone for over a decade and I'm quite used to spending weeks at a time more or less in "self-isolation" and I don't have the money and resources that Trump has. I mean, didn't he install a full-room golf simulator last year? The White House also has its own movie theater. Why is he bored?

Maybe we would all be better off as a nation if Trump learned how to play video games. Idle hands are the devil's hands, right? At least in Trump's case. Someone get this boy one of those old hand-held fishing games before he literally kills someone!

  • Draxiar

    Maybe get him some ABC blocks…he can learn the alphabet and make pretty sculptures.

    On second thought…maybe not. He’d likely look at the letters and call them fake news.

  • Nefercat

    Fine. Open up his crappy “southern white house”, staff it with trump voters and let anyone who wants to show up there. Except for innocent Secret Service and other federal workers, it really could solve a lot of problems.

  • muselet

    So Donald Trump is okay with a couple of million Americans dying, as long as he has enough excitement around him to drown out the voices in his head.

    Figures.

    –alopecia

  • gescove

    Trump is bored? Boo fucking hoo. Other people are dying because he can’t be bothered to mobilize a coherent Federal response.

  • jimtowndem

    maybe he should read a book

    • Nefercat

      Good one!