This week Trump continued to expose his ignorance about the science related to COVID-19 and the opportunism that accompanies his leadership policies related to the pandemic. The most recent frighteningly ignorant and self-serving comments shown on all major media outlets about the coronavirus epidemic were, ” I don’t think we need a vaccine to get rid of the virus. I don’t think we need extensive testing. The virus will probably just disappear like other viruses do, and we will probably never see it again.” These statements are blatantly strategic to convince people to get to work to restart the economy so he can deflect attention away from his catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic.
This kind of reckless opinion given by a non-medical person in charge of protecting the public health of a nation (who has just lost over 78,000 lives to this disease) should justify the Republican party seizing control over Trump. Every Republican Senator who voted to keep him in office and empower him to continue to govern from ignorance, racism, and self-interest has the same blood on their hands as Trump does. We have to stop electing wimps to public office.Are we a nation of celebrity addicts? Do we care more about the “wow factor” of a reality tv celebrity pretending to care about us? Do we care more about rallies and false promises than democracy, morality, and intelligence?
Trump just keeps proving he isn’t smart. The defense from his protectors is he is unfairly attacked for everything he does or says. The truth is, he continually makes incorrect and ridiculous statements seeming to have no grasp of the complexities of issues that every President should understand. He orders impulsive actions or policies that have to be reversed because they are inconsistent with our laws or based on his vindictive instincts. Would you trust your doctor he gave wrong information just because you liked his personality?
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CONVINCE TRUMP LOYALISTS HOW DANGEROUS IT IS FOR A PRESIDENT TO PERFORM LIKE A “C” or ” D” STUDENT? THE JOB IS TOO IMPORTANT TO ELECT SOMEONE UNQUALIFIED AND OF MEDIOCRE INTELLIGENCE AND QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER. LYING, CHEATING, OBSTRUCTING, THREATENING ARE NOT QUALITIES THAT ANYONE SHOULD TRY TO DEFEND.
Trump continues to make irrational statements to mislead the public about the continued threat of the virus. In his desperation to reverse the devastating economy, he is lying and minimizing the pandemic as he did while it was spreading throughout the country in March and April. While he lives in a fortress of protection, he is ordering meat industry workers back to their jobs with an executive order.WHERE WERE THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO PRODUCE MASKS, GLOVES, AND SANITIZING SUPPLIES IN MARCH AND APRIL WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS WAS RAVAGING THE LIVES OF OVER A MILLION AMERICANS? I GUESS TRUMP WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIS PERSONAL ACCESS TO BIG MAC BURGERS AND THE ECONOMY MORE THAN PROTECTING LIVES. UNLIKE GOVERNOR CUOMO AND OTHER STATE LEADERS AND JOURNALISTS WHO MENTION NAMES OF SOME OF THE VICTIMS WHO HAVE DIED OF COVID-19, TRUMP TALKS ABOUT DEATHS AS “NUMBERS NOT BEING AS BAD AS WE PREDICTED.” YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO SEE TRUMP’S PATHOLOGY IN THOSE STATEMENTS.
Besides his dangerously misleading, inaccurate statements, Trump has also been a poor role model. He has defied compliance with how medical experts have instructed individuals to behave to protect themselves and others from spreading the virus. He stupidly and arrogantly refuses to wear a mask. He has made flippant comments about masks just not being his look. This kind of immature and narcissistic comment during a deadly pandemic is unacceptable and dangerous. Someone needs to tell Trump flocks of women are not swooning over him without the mask. Maybe the masked look would actually help.
Now the White House is infected with the virus. The defiance of Trump and his staff to adhere to the scientific guidelines related to managing COVID-19 is proving to stupid and reckless as was predicted. What kind of President puts forth policies for a nation of people to follow, and then does not comply with them himself? Now the clusters of White House sycophants who have probably been making mask jokes and spraying particles all over the Oval Office and each other will have to be quarantined and wear masks.Additionally, because now they are concerned about their own health, they will be devouring the virus tests that millions of vulnerable Americans have been literally dying to obtain. This presidency will go down in history as taking the lives and livelihoods of more Americans than any other president in history.
I SUGGEST TRUMP SUPPORTERS GO DOWN MEMORY LANE, WATCH RERUNS OF THE APPRENTICE TO GET A TRUMP FIX, AND STOP DELUDING THEMSELVES THAT HE IS A COMPETENT PRESIDENT CAPABLE OF PROTECTING DEMOCRACY AND OUR NATIONAL SECURITY.