Donald Trump boards Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe in comical footage
Presidents are supposed to be respected, but every so often they make a hilarious gaffe. While trying to escape reporters, George W. Bush awkwardly tugged on a locked door. During a 2008 campaign stop, Barack Obama claimed he visited "57 states." And during a banquet, George H.W. Bush vomited on the lap of the Prime Minister of Japan. That last one's pretty hard to top, but if anyone can do it, it's current US president and first Google Image result for the word "idiot," Donald Trump.
The gaffe economy has been booming since Trump took office. During a press conference, he awkwardly drank water with two hands, and got roasted on Twitter. Then, while boarding Air Force One, the wind blew through his bizarre hairdo, exposing the clean pate beneath his elaborate combover. In Michael Wolff's book, he offered an explanation for Trump's unique hairstyle, attributed to his daughter, Ivanka:
"She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate - a contained island after scalp-reduction -surgery - surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray... The color, she would point out to comical effect, was from a product called Just for Men - the longer it was left on, the darker it got. Impatience resulted in Trump's orange-blond hair color."
Well, maybe Trump should switch to Amtrak, because he just had another gaffe on Air Force One. At Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, he exited the limo and appeared to have a piece of toilet paper stuck to his shoe. The tissue stayed attached as the "stable genius" walked up the steps to his plane. Then as Trump turned to wave to his supporters, the piece of paper finally became dislodged. A staff member of Secret Service agent picked up the tissue, and, I assume, will sell it on eBay for a lot of money.
The video of Trump's gaffe went viral, and was greeted with amusement on social media. "The jokes write themselves," said one, while another asked, "How's that for a metaphor?" One person wondered, "How many people do you think saw and didn't tell him?" Another commenter observed, "Nothing is more telling about disliked Trump is by his own people than everyone letting him take this long photo op walk with toilet paper on his shoe," another Twitter user asserted. And of course, someone made a remix with the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme.
Trump supporters might dismiss the video "fake news," as they do to all factual news that is unflattering to Trump. But I say, embrace it. That is the greatest, most beautiful piece of toilet paper in the world, a lot of people have said that, believe me. And it could have been worse. It's not he puked on anyone's lap.