It is amazing how much media buzz has followed President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving Oval Oval news conference at its ‘little table‘ or mini desk. We think it was staged to elicit negative buzz about his electoral defeat and to motivate his base.
TRUMP’S LITTLE TABLE-MINI DESK NEWS CONFERENCE-VIDEO
The Guardian says:
For a US president obsessed by size – his hands, his wealth, his crowds – Donald Trump made something of a bold U-turn on Thursday night by addressing the country from a desk seemingly designed for a leprechaun.
Trump said on Thursday he would leave the White House if the electoral college votes for the Democratic president-elect, Joe Biden – the closest he has come to admitting defeat – but his furniture stole the limelight.
While he harangued reporters and repeated unfounded allegations of electoral fraud, the internet zeroed in on his unusually small desk. Some called it symbolic of Trump’s diminished stature, some wondered if it was photoshopped (it wasn’t), most just laughed.
The actor Mark Hamill tweeted: “Maybe if you behave yourself, stop lying to undermine a fair election & start thinking of what’s good for the country instead of whining about how unfairly you are treated, you’ll be invited to sit at the big boy’s table.”
The hashtag #DiaperDon swiftly trended on Twitter, with people mocking the president as an infant banished to the children’s table for Thanksgiving.
Considering Trump’s penchant for gamesmanship, our view is that he staged the Thanksgiving Oval Office news conference at the ‘little table’ hoping that news reports would emerge comparing his first post-election conference to the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant in the Appomattox Court House at a ‘little table’ or mini desk.
Had that narrative and image emerged, Trump, his campaign and his media surrogates would have pandered to his base and howled that unlike General Lee, under no circumstances will Trump ever surrender.
His base would then go wild.
That did not happen, so if that was the intent behind the gambit, it failed.