President Donald Trump committed one of his most shocking missteps ever during what was supposed to be a fun family event over the weekend.
Video footage captured at the White House shows Trump being extremely mean to a child who came to the annual Easter egg hunt and hoped to shake hands with the president. Trump can be seen agreeing to sign the boy’s hat, but then Trump unexpectedly throws the boy’s hat into the crowd.
Observers who have seen the scene play out say it’s clear that Trump was, in fact, bullying a kid who came to visit the White House.
President Trump’s narcissistic self-absorption and shocking refusal to show even the smallest courtesy or compassion for others was on full display this morning at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Meant to be a day for children to meet the leader of their nation and to have some fun, Trump inevitably made it about himself. When one child asked him to sign his hat, Trump happily did so… before flinging the hat far into the crowd, prompting a cry of rage from the disappointed child who just learned that hard way what kind of a man Donald Trump really is.
Taking one’s hat and having it thrown far out of their reach by a schoolyard bully is a painful memory far too many of us are familiar with – and now this poor kid knows exactly who his President is.
… Is it enormously petty to call attention to this? Perhaps. But it’s astonishing to see this kind of behavior from our POTUS when just a short while ago, our kids had this man to look up to:
See for yourself – here’s the video of President Donald Trump at this year’s annual Eastern egg hunt at the White House:
A kid asks Trump to sign his hat at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president signs … and then tosses the hat into the crowd. pic.twitter.com/7ExdhpO97H
— POLITICO (@politico) April 17, 2017
What a bizarre display. This man should be nowhere near the Oval Office.