You know things are bad when something as simple as a soccer ball causes political fury.
After Putin gave Trump a soccer ball from the World Cup, which Trump earmarked for his youngest son, Barron, Trump’s enemies were quick to point out Barron might not be able to keep it.
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The soccer ball has barely been in Melania’s lap for five minutes when social media started blowing up about the “gift.”
You see, according to our laws, presidents are not supposed to accept gifts from foreign governments or their respective leaders.
While that is the official protocol, we all know this “law” is not exactly at the top of the Justice Department’s to do list for enforcement.
Technically, though, the gift belongs to the people of the United States.
Point being, it could be displayed in the White House, but it is nothing that should be taken off premise, even after Trump’s term is over.
In other words, Barron may not be able to “keep” the gift other than picking out where it is displayed.
It is truly a sad state of the country when something this simple has to be politicized.
It is even worse that the soccer ball received more press coverage than a Secret Service agent that passed away and a police officer that lost his life in the line of duty.
It is just another tool Trump’s enemies want to use against him to create bad publicity for the President.
Even worse are the calls of the President being a traitor over the press conference.
Few would argue the fact the press conference was not one of Trump’s finer moments, but traitor?
Sensationalism … it is what the mainstream media, liberals, Democrats, and the GOP establishment have come to embrace.
Like we said, when they make a soccer ball given as a gift a front-page headline, something is truly wrong with the way the media covers this presidency.