Trump keeps trying to wish away Covid 19, but it’s (surprise) not working.

By now it should be clear that President Trump seems intent on just wishing away the covid-19 pandemic so that it doesn’t interfere with his re-election chances.

Thus his proclamation yesterday that all schools have to re-open in September, so that we can pretend that everything’s normal again.

  • Notwithstanding that the federal government has no control over school hours or openings, which is generally a function of local (and not even state) government.
  • Notwithstanding that states like Arizona, Florida, Texas and South Carolina are breaking records in new coronavirus infections.
  • Notwithstanding that a lot of hospitals in those states are already at full capacity.

Trump is still calling it the “China” virus; he’s still claiming that jobs are coming back (they’re not); he’s still claiming the economy is coming back (it’s not); and it’s all for one thing: to get him re-elected.

Now if Trump really wanted to bring the economy back, he would invoke the Defense Production Act in a much more serious way, and get us the testing and contact tracing that we need. That would allow parts of the economy to re-open safely, as has been done in (for example) South Korea.

You would think that at some point Trump’s supporters would pick up on the fact that he doesn’t give a shit about their lives.

But they haven’t.

Our malignant narcissist keep’s proving over and over again that the only person or thing he cares about is himself.

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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1 Response to Trump keeps trying to wish away Covid 19, but it’s (surprise) not working.

  1. Lady G says:

    TRUTH! 🙏🏾

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