With every passing day in this unprecedented crisis, Donald Trump shows us who he is. It’s not a pretty picture.
In the middle of the worst pandemic in history, with people dying by the minute, hospitals unable to get supplies, the stock market in free fall and people unable to buy necessities at the grocery store, Trump is a fraud and a failure.
He has consistently lied and misled the public when it needed truth and honesty. He deliberately downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus:
Jan. 22: Are you worried about a pandemic?
Trump: “No, not at all.”
Jan. 31: “Well we pretty much shut it down.”
Feb. 26: “We’re at 15 cases and we’ll be down to close to zero soon.”
Mar. 13: “No, I don’t take responsibility at all.”
Mar. 15: “It’s something we have tremendous control over.”
On January 31st there were eight known cases in the U.S. On March 23rd there are more than 39,000.
On Sunday in his daily press briefing, which Trump uses as a political rally, he mocked a rival, bragged about his poll numbers and said this moment will be a great victory.
He doesn’t realize he already has lost - lost respect of decent Americans, lost credibility, lost his dignity.
I could list a hundred examples, but here are a few in recent days.
Journalists sometimes ask questions that we call “softballs.” It means a question that is easily answered and gives the person being interviewed a chance to feel at ease and respond in a positive manner.
Trump received one of these when NBC’s Peter Alexander asked this simple question:
“What do you say to Americans who are scared?”
Trump: “I say you’re a terrible reporter. That’s what I say. That’s a very nasty question.”
This was a perfectly legitimate question by a professional reporter, who just lost a colleague to Covid-19.
When told Sunday that Mitt Romney was one of five senators in isolation, Trump said sarcastically: “Romney’s in isolation? Gee, that’s too bad.”
Romney is the one Republican who voted for impeachment, so Trump got in his petty little shot.
Trump also continues to refer to Covid-19 as the “Chinese” virus, which endangers all Asian Americans.
He said he calls it Chinese because that’s where it originated. Well, I originated from my mother’s vagina, but people call me Terry.
ABC had a poll that stated 55 percent of American approved on Trump’s handling of the pandemic. I had a hard time believing the public was that stupid, so I ran my own poll on Twitter.
Here are the results of 232 voters:
Terrible – 39 percent
OK – 13 percent
Great – 8 percent
Clueless – 40 percent
So, 79 percent think Trump’s response sucks. I realize this is not a scientific poll in any way. However, considering the dramatic difference from the ABC poll, and the fact that Trump’s approval rating is between 43 and 46 percent, I
question that 55 percent result.
Medical supplies are running out. New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the state now pays $7 for a mask that used to cost 85 cents. Why? Because Trump has still not invoked the Defense Production Act, which is causing states to outbid each other for medical supplies.
The man has no empathy. This is a horrible human being. You Trump are the enemy. You are the problem. You are the only nasty person in the room. You Trump are a national disgrace.
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