Hogan Gidley’s hottest excuse for Trump’s silence on the Capitol attack is the worst nevertheless

That last bit is according to Hogan Gidley, a White Household spokesman who reported this on Fox Information Sunday when defending the President’s deficiency of management in all those critical times as the rioters took the Capitol:

“On one hand, he should really be censored by Massive Tech and not be authorized to talk, he also shouldn’t say something because it is divisive?” Gidley said. “And then when he would not say anything and can not say everything due to the fact the platforms have removed him, they say, ‘Where’s the President?'”

Trump, in reality, posted quite a few films for the duration of and right after the riots — in which he made available a lukewarm urging for the demonstrators to disperse although telling them “we really like you, you might be really specific.”

But let us place aside for a moment the actuality that Gidley looks pretty puzzled about the timing of the deplatforming of his manager.

The President of the United States has the premier bullhorn of any individual in the nation — and probably the world. If Trump’s administration achieved out to the Tv set networks at any stage on January 6 and claimed he needed to tackle the region, he could have. He didn’t talk to.

He could have also presented the networks a 15-moment heads up and gone to the White Dwelling briefing space and made a statement. That, way too, would have been given wall-to-wall protection on every radio and Television station — not to mention each newspaper and all more than social media. He did not do that.

What Gidley — and, by extension, Trump — is engaging in is a classic bit of scapegoating. Try to remember that Trump is fundamentally not able to at any time blame himself for just about anything. And so, in the wake of the disastrous and risky events of January 6, he and his cronies are attempting to foist the blame on the forces of so-known as “Massive Tech” that deplatformed Trump immediately after he repeatedly unsuccessful to challenge a forceful condemnation of the rioters.

It’s bunk. All of it.

And what is worse is that Gidley (and Trump) know it. Even if Trump had been deplatformed by Twitter and Facebook prior to January 6, there would have been a slew of strategies that the President of the United States could locate to converse with the American general public if he had wanted to do so.

Management is just not about scapegoating and creating dumb excuses. It’s about showing the public the ideal way to act and to address just about every other — especially in moments like on January 6 when so numerous of our fellow People had been behaving so poorly. But Gidley’s excuses are in retaining with the elementary failure of Trump’s administration: An utter and overall abdication of the moral leadership necessary of a president.