Trump’s Horrific Photo with El Paso Victim Paul Anchondo


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Photo: @FLOTUS/Twitter Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save…
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10 days ago by scottsin
Photo: @FLOTUS/Twitter Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save…
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10 days ago by jrdodds
SICKENING, BUT PAR FOR THE COURSE
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10 days ago by maoxian
Photo: @FLOTUS/Twitter Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save…
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11 days ago by joewiz
Rhonda Garelick, writing at The Cut:

Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old by using your own body to shield him from the bullets raining down around you. Mere days later, your baby, the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre, will appear on television with the very man who inspired the terrorist who killed both you and your husband. A photograph is taken, for posterity. […]

Neither the president nor Melania so much as glances at Baby Paul. Oblivious (as ever) to the solemnity of their occasion, they smile broadly, matching veneers on full beam. Your husband came from a family of Trump supporters. Perhaps, in a different world, you might even have wanted to meet Donald Trump, or take a photo with him as he gave one of his signature thumbs-up gestures — everything is A-OK here.

This photo isn’t emblematic of what’s truly wrong with Trump’s kakistocratic administration, but it is emblematic of the fact that he is clearly mentally unwell, so deeply in the grips of narcissistic personality disorder that he can smile and thumbs-up his way through a profoundly tragic moment. His supporters and shoulder-shruggers might look at this photo today and chalk it up to Trump being Trump, but the rest of us see what history will judge: he’s a sociopath with no capacity for empathy.

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11 days ago by mwender
“Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old by using your own body to shield him from the bullets raining down around you. Mere days later, your baby, the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre, will appear on television with the very man who inspired the terrorist who killed both you and your husband. A photograph is taken, for posterity.”

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12 days ago by metaproof
Surrogate Angels of Death What to make of the First Lady holding the motherless child and youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre.
Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old by using your own body to shield him from the bullets raining down around you. Mere days later, your baby, the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre, will appear on television with the very man who inspired the terrorist who killed both you and your husband. A photograph is taken, for posterity.
In the photo, your baby wears a bowtie and tiny jacket; someone has dressed him up for this occasion. He gazes off to the side (toward his aunt, who stands beside First Lady Melania Trump), his body stiff, his face solemn. He is not at ease in this strange lady’s arms. How could he be? Your child has just gotten out of the hospital, where he was treated for broken bones incurred when you desperately threw yourself over his little body and took the bullets that seconds later orphaned him and his two siblings.
Neither the president nor Melania so much as glances at Baby Paul. Oblivious (as ever) to the solemnity of their occasion, they smile broadly, matching veneers on full beam. Your husband came from a family of Trump supporters. Perhaps, in a different world, you might even have wanted to meet Donald Trump, or take a photo with him as he gave one of his signature thumbs-up gestures — everything is A-OK here.
Imagine this, then look at this photo again.
Babies make excellent political props — so useful for a quick kiss and cuddle during campaign stops, instant humanizers of even the stiffest politicians. But the Trumps are different. We rarely see them with babies. They are the least “familial” First Family in our lifetimes, despite (or perhaps because of) having created the most family-centered, nepotistic, mob-dynasty-style administration in history. We detect no family warmth from this president (save his unsettling attachment to Ivanka). No spousal affection. But also so little acknowledgment of any of his other children, of the fact of being a father (and grandfather) at all. Where is Barron, for example? We never see him or receive even the most anodyne updates about him — his progress in school, his favorite sports team. Where are the grandkids? Nothing. And certainly, Melania is the least publicly maternal First Lady we’ve ever had. She doesn’t even pretend to care.
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12 days ago by rgl7194
RT : This photo is going to be in the history books, and here is a creditable first draft:
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12 days ago by dunstan
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12 days ago by chrisrosa
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Rhonda Garelick, writing at The Cut:

Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old by using your own body to shield him from the bullets raining down around you. Mere days later, your baby, the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre, will appear on television with the very man who inspired the terrorist who killed both you and your husband. A photograph is taken, for posterity. […]

Neither the president nor Melania so much as glances at Baby Paul. Oblivious (as ever) to the solemnity of their occasion, they smile broadly, matching veneers on full beam. Your husband came from a family of Trump supporters. Perhaps, in a different world, you might even have wanted to meet Donald Trump, or take a photo with him as he gave one of his signature thumbs-up gestures — everything is A-OK here.

This photo isn’t emblematic of what’s truly wrong with Trump’s kakistocratic administration, but it is emblematic of the fact that he is clearly mentally unwell, so deeply in the grips of narcissistic personality disorder that he can smile and thumbs-up his way through a profoundly tragic moment. His supporters and shoulder-shruggers might look at this photo today and chalk it up to Trump being Trump, but the rest of us see what history will judge: he’s a sociopath with no capacity for empathy.

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12 days ago by josephschmitt
Rhonda Garelick, writing at The Cut:

Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old by using your own body to shield him from the bullets raining down around you. Mere days later, your baby, the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre, will appear on television with the very man who inspired the terrorist who killed both you and your husband. A photograph is taken, for posterity. […]

Neither the president nor Melania so much as glances at Baby Paul. Oblivious (as ever) to the solemnity of their occasion, they smile broadly, matching veneers on full beam. Your husband came from a family of Trump supporters. Perhaps, in a different world, you might even have wanted to meet Donald Trump, or take a photo with him as he gave one of his signature thumbs-up gestures — everything is A-OK here.

This photo isn’t emblematic of what’s truly wrong with Trump’s kakistocratic administration, but it is emblematic of the fact that he is clearly mentally unwell, so deeply in the grips of narcissistic personality disorder that he can smile and thumbs-up his way through a profoundly tragic moment. His supporters and shoulder-shruggers might look at this photo today and chalk it up to Trump being Trump, but the rest of us see what history will judge: he’s a sociopath with no capacity for empathy.

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12 days ago by rufous
Posing for this photograph, the Trumps remove any last doubt about their dead-eyed cruelty and transactional view of life. Smiling emptily above this wounded little boy, whose life was shattered before he could take his first step, the president and his wife call to mind those famous safari photos taken by Trump’s sons, Eric and Don Jr. — in which they, like their father, smile brightly over the victims of their own heedless cruelty and violence. To Donald Trump, this baby is little more than a hunting trophy in his own brutal race war (which explains his triumphant thumbs up).
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12 days ago by edmittance
In an appalling photo, President Trump gives a thumb’s up and First Lady Melania Trump smiles while holding the 2-month-old, now-motherless child who is the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre. What does it say about this administration?
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13 days ago by traggett
Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old by using your own body to shield him from the bullets raining down around you. via Pocket
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13 days ago by schmitz
In an appalling photo, President Trump gives a thumb’s up and First Lady Melania Trump smiles while holding the 2-month-old, now-motherless child who is the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre. What does it say about this administration?
13 days ago by telemachus
This photo is going to be in the history books, and here is a creditable first draft:
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13 days ago by extraface
RT : This, by , is good and righteous and true and I'm so lucky to work at a media organization that would run it:
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13 days ago by AramZS
This is how to write about the President
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13 days ago by ryanpitts
Photo: @FLOTUS/Twitter Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save…
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13 days ago by jasenpheffer
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What to make of the First Lady holding the motherless child and youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre.
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13 days ago by dpb
RT : This, by , is good and righteous and true and I'm so lucky to work at a media organization that would run it:
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13 days ago by delong
Used as a gross prop. Good points.
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13 days ago by UltraNurd
This piece is just beautifully done. — “Trump’s Horrific Photo with El Paso Victim Paul Anchondo”
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13 days ago by selfdom