Though it isn’t quite clear who made the order, Japanese Prime Minister Abe or President Trump, the White House Press pool found themselves trapped inside a black plastic bag.
Talk about lack of transparency, and class for that matter, when the White House press pool arrived at Trump National Jupiter Golf Club & Spa, while following Trump and Abe to Florida, they were herded into a downstairs room where the windows were literally covered with black trash bags.
Apparently, while Trump, Abe, and a host of other equally as useless deplorables spent time laughing and golfing, the press was being shielded from photographing, or seeing, anyone that were on the grounds. Tweets began pouring in to Twitter showcasing the amazing trash bag prison.
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) February 11, 2017
Our view of Trump’s Jupiter golf course from the pool hold. pic.twitter.com/VCtTIJaSLQ
— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) February 11, 2017
Japanese press are holed up with us at Trump Jupiter, no better access to their leader. Not clear if US side or Japan side vetoed golf pix. pic.twitter.com/cER07VSN1N
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 11, 2017
While your White House press pool was staring at black plastic-covered windows, here’s Trump arriving to golf w Abe https://t.co/SySkIQvgn7
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) February 11, 2017
Though Trump was kind enough to let the *gasp* media out for recess, they were only allowed to follow around Melania and Abe’s wife, Akin, through the gardens.
Riveting coverage of the weekend events.
But taking the comedic overlay away, this is more than just disrespectful, it is a clear and blatant oppression of the first amendment in a way that no President has done before. Sure, footage gets cut and pasted all the time but Trump and his band of idiots have gotten to the point where they just don’t give a fuck about being called out.
Apparently, the law STILL doesn’t apply to the orange monster or any of his boyfriends.
Melania and I are hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Abe at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. They are a wonderful couple!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2017
Featured image via @throwouttrash/Twitter.