The United States President Donald Trump has been branded a “#BunkerBoy” after he preferred to address the public about the ongoing protests over George Floyd’s murder by police through tweets while hiding in the White House bunker.
According to sources including the Guardian and the New York Times, President Trump was hidden in the White House Bunker, an underground room secluded for hiding in case of a grave emergency like a terrorist attack or bombings.
The bunker is well built to resist any form of attack from the outside. It can survive the impact of a passenger plane that crashes on the White House without any crack. It was first used by Vice President Dick Cheney during the 9/11.
In this situation, Trump was considered a coward as he ran to the bunker to hide from protestors who were only carrying stones and bottles. During the unrest, the White House lights also went off.
However, as he is well known for his inflammatory and irritating tweets, President Trump this time around treated the issue with caution as he condemned the killing of George Floyd.
Trump’s tweet was not enough to ease the tension in the country as people wanted him to man up and physically address them over the issue. Trump’s behavior was compared to a cowardly lion who just roars loudly but cannot face his enemies physically.
Protestors took their rage to social media and accused Trump of being a weak leader who should be voted out in the next Presidential elections.
“President of the United States cowering in fear of delivering a national address while instead issuing deranged tweets from his underground bunker somehow persuades himself that the world is laughing at someone else.” read one of the tweets seen by The Guardian.
“Trump is no leader. He KNOWS it in his bones. He is a coward. Turning off the lights, pretending no one is home while hiding in a bunker. There is no better metaphor for his, and his entire administration’s failures. The election is in seven months. VOTE. HIM. OUT.”
George Floyd’s murder last week sparked unrest in most States including Washington with people going out in numbers and engaging police in clashes in the name of seeking justice for the family and friends of the deceased.
Most people felt that the case was not treated accordingly after the police officers who were involved in the murder were just fired from the service and the immediate suspect was the only one arrested.
Apparently, the mass gatherings and protests in the US are happening amidst the Coronavirus outbreak that has infected and claimed the lives of most Americans.US still leads with the number of infections and deaths reported being 1,859,597 and 106,927 respectively.