I’m feeling sick. and you should too.
Donald Trump just told us that he was explicitly warned of the severity of the coming pandemic back in February and didn’t tell the American people because he didn’t want to create a panic. In other words, the President allowed American citizens to become victims, to confront one of the biggest challenges in our history without important information they needed.
Just wondering: Would Trump as a father, knowing that his family was facing imminent danger, keep that information to himself, or would he think it in everyone’s best interest to know what’s facing them and have at last a chance to prepare for it? Imagining that he would remain silent is appalling, yet that’s the equivalent of what he has done to the American people. And he has no shame about it. In fact he says he preservers an “A” for the way he has responded to the outbreak.
The only appropriate “A” he deserves is Asshole. (Ok, sorry; that’s a rant. Let’s get back to the facts.)
Armed with this information from his health experts, Trump didn’t keep quiet. No, he told the people of the country he allegedly loves that the virus would go away, that only a few deaths would occur, that the virus was nothing more than a flu. Those were lies, horrible, devastating lies that added to the tens of thousands of lies he’s already told. These lies, however, caused deaths, and continue to do so.
He bungled the federal response to the virus. He hid information people needed. He urged businesses to open as the pandemic spread. He denied the deaths. He put together no coordination team to help states, rather told them to figure it out on their own. In so many words, don’t blame me. Only now there is more reason than ever to do exactly that.
What a disgraceful man. And these actions — confirmed on tape that even Trump cannot deny — point out once again what a terrible and unrepentant human being he is. He must be defeated, and intelligence, compassion and knowledge must be substituted for his ego-struck incompetence. Vote in November. And do the right thing when you do.