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Clueless optics

Clueless optics

by digby


Right. It just didn't "feel right" to have a group of white Republicans and their kids frolicking and having fun at a time like this.

President Trump on Wednesday said he was calling off the annual congressional picnic scheduled for Thursday evening as his administration grapples with the furor over its hardline practice of separating migrant families crossing at the border.

“I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, you know, it doesn't feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we're working on doing something very important,” he said in a meeting with lawmakers at the White House. “It didn't feel exactly right to me.”

The president — who last night attended a high-dollar fundraiser at his Washington hotel — did not specify when the congressional picnic would be rescheduled. “We'll make it another time when things are going extremely well,” he said.


Somebody told him that the "optics" wouldn't be good.

Too late: