The president will be absent for John McCain’s memorial services – a clear sign of his failure to accept the responsibilities of a head of state
“In Washington itself, the president remains something of a pariah, apparently dining only at the White House or his nearby luxury hotel.
‘He lives in his own little kingdom, his own kleptocratic state which has the physical manifestation of his hotel, which should have a moat around it,” [Blumenthal said.] “He just doesn’t mix at all.'”