It is said that emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Our modern-day example is our president having a press conference with Kanye West in the Oval Office with Kanye West putting his feet on the Resolute desk and basically lecturing Trump for 10 minutes. Lecturing is too nice, perhaps a rant.
Meanwhile people have died in Florida from Hurricane Michael and an American Resident was abducted by Saudi Arabia and allegedly cut up by his assailants. Yet the White House is completely quiet about this. In another world in another time this would have been a major scandal but not today because the Tangerine nightmare in the White House takes all the oxygen out of the room.