Proving that neither he nor his administration has the tiniest grasp on the severity of the situation, Trump once again holds his daily status update/political rally concerning the corona virus, with nobody on the stage practicing social-distancing, whatsoever. One of the topics in said daily attempts to praise himself instead of act like a president? Social-distancing.
A second topic? He wants to “re-open the economy” and send people back to work, like, yesterday. Of course he does. Not because he’s actually concerned about the livelihoods, or lives, of the common citizen, but because his poll numbers are falling and the talking heads at Fox News have a serious woody about resuscitating their stock portfolios. (Instead of trying to “flatten the curve”, which should be the focus of everyone right now.)
No surprise, though. Anyone with even a whiff of intelligence knows that Trump takes his cues from Fox with the intensity of a rabid beaver building a dam in a raging river of ineptitude. In the end, nobody wins when the supposed leader of the free world prostrates himself before the Altar of Spin and Spite and Spurious Speculation. Nobody.
A third topic? Does it really matter? Nothing that comes out of Trump’s mouth can be trusted, now or at any point, ever. Nothing. He is a case-study example of unregulated narcissism and absolute amorality. It’s repulsive. Yet there’s still a sizeable chunk of Americans who hang onto every one of his words like their lives depended on it. And sadly, their lives really do. Not that he gives a damn.
Yes, this is a heavy post.
Yes, I know that some of you only visit Bonnywood for the funny.
I just don’t have the funny in me, today.
But I still have a voice, and I will use it. Unlike so many in the Trump administration who know better but remain silent, whether it be about Corona or Conscience or Country. Trump himself is a lost cause, because he wouldn’t know human decency if it grabbed him by the pushy. But his coterie of cohorts should be held accountable.
Remember in November.