Oh, the irony is delicious.
“The theater must always be a safe and special place.” – Donald Trump via Twitter 11-19-2016
As recently as February of this year, Breitbart.com was announcing the imminent death of “safe spaces”, and that wussy progressives would not be able to defend them once real Americans stood up and made challenge. Or something like that. It’s a bit difficult to follow their reasoning when it comes to things like this, since logic and facts seldom creep into their rantings. (Breitbart is, of course, the site that until recently was run by President-elect Trump’s now-right-hand-man Steve Bannon)
There’s been a boatload of ridicule directed at those who offer, support, and use safe spaces on the Internet recently. Cutesy memes and Facebook posts have snickered at safe spaces, full of derision and snide comments.
Now, their knight in shining conservative armor has thrown a spanner into that carefully crafted ridicule. President-elect Trump has Tweeted that a “safe space” is required for his Vice-President-elect when he goes to the theater. I’m wondering if he will release a list of other safe spaces, so that Mr. Pence will be able to find them as he tours the country (no doubt denying that Trump ever said anything about it).
It’s going to be an interesting four years. If he lasts that long. Whispers of impeachment have already started, and not by whom you might suspect as the logical sources. No, these murmurings are coming from members of his own party, who would much rather deal with a President Pence. The Donald may need to designate his New York City Trump Tower as a “safe space”. Gilt in gold, no less.