I was taken aback when I saw that President Trump visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta wearing a red cap. I don't believe this cap proudly displayed the presidential seal in the front. I recall many other presidents, from both parties, sporting baseball caps with our beautiful presidential seal when they made public visits related to national crises.
Why was President Trump not wearing the official symbol of the leader of the country? This symbol gives us solace, fortitude and energy to fight the enemy of our people regardless of its provenance.
I can speculate why, and an extreme answer suggests that it was a shameful act of campaigning. An unlikely view, given it requires self-awareness in that, given the popular vote loss in 2016, maybe he believes he doesn't deserve to wear this cap, and perhaps a more forgiving view suggests deep ignorance of the consequences of his actions.
Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco