Today, President Donald Trump finally admitted that the U.S. likely will suffer 100,000 to 200,000 deaths from this coronavirus pandemic that the whole world is undergoing. He said if we have only 100,000 deaths from it, his administration will have done “a very good job.” And he extended the federal guideline of people practicing social distancing to April 30. Thus, he also abandoned his desire of seeing churches packed out on Easter Sunday, April 12, as if he was trying to give Christians the coronavirus. Now he calls that “aspirational,” but it was Dr. Anthony Fauci who said that in an effort to cover for Trump.
So, at least President Trump did the right thing, today, about the virus. Nevertheless, his press conference about it was another disaster as he ripped journalists who calmly asked him legitimate questions about his change of mind on these things. After all, only weeks ago he had dismissed the virus as nothing and that it would soon be gone, “like a miracle.” As I recently posted, the FAKE PRESIDENT wrongly bashes the media as FAKE NEWS.
And then there are the governors. Trump has been feuding with some of them–Democrats Cuomo of New York, Inslee of Washinton State, and Whitmer of Michigan. They were only asking the federal government for help, supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) for their doctors and nurses, such as face masks, and ventilators for the hospitals to keep critically-ill people alive who have the virus.
On top of that, Trump regularly brags about what a good job he is doing when he fact he has been doing a pretty sorry job. And this week, he told Vice President Mike Pence, who Trump made head of a coronavirus task force, if it was him he would avoid phoning and therefore talking to at least two state governors–Washington State’s Governor Inslee and Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Trump revealed that he specifically told Pence, “Don’t call the woman in Michigan.”Yesterday, Trump tweeted against Whitmer, with his usual teenage bully persona, putting the word “Half” between her first name and last name. That suggests he was calling her a “halfwit.” The halfwit is Donald Trump, not Gretchen Whitmer. He said she was “way in over her head” and “doesn’t have a clue.” On the contrary, she’s a cool lady. As for Trump, he’s dumber than a stick.
Whitmer then tweeted to Trump in response with humor, “Hi, my name is Gretchen Whitmer, and that governor is me. I’ve asked repeatedly and respectfully for help. We need it. No more political attacks, just PPEs, ventilators, N95 masks, test kits. You said you stand with Michigan — prove it.” Trump has for weeks dropped the ball about both masks and ventilators, saying Cuomo didn’t need the 30,000 ventilators he was asking for.
Looking ahead, eventually there is going to be a day of reckoning for Trump dropping the ball about this virus. Read this brief, yet informative, article about this in the Guardian today entitled, “The missing six weeks: How Trump failed the biggest test of his life.” Trump’s reluctance to act quickly in response to this hideous coronavirus, as South Korea did, will sadly result in many Americans losing their lives. It is Donald Trump who is way over his head about this virus, and I believe history will document it.