“President Donald Trump was bored with the pandemic, seeing it — an average of 850 deaths, each day, since February — as a distraction from all of the ‘wins,’ from a new trade deal to a soaring stock market, he wishes he could campaign on instead.
But then senior advisers tried a new approach: they told the president that the coronavirus wasn’t just killing liberals in blue states, but hurting Republicans and could spread in swing states.
‘Our people.’ That’s the term one senior Trump administration official used in an interview with The Washington Post.”
Donald Trump thinks in terms of news cycles and viral moments, I’m not surprised he’s bored with a pandemic that lasts months, if not years.
Trump has the attention span of a colicky baby, and it’s almost impossible for his advisers to get him to focus on the existential crisis that is threatening to derail the Trump train.
Trump was tweeting and golfing while the coronavirus pandemic was raging out of control, he was totally unmoved with a daily death count in the hundreds. Trump’s handlers finally got his attention by telling him that the coronavirus wasn’t just killing liberals in blue states, but killing Republicans in red states as well. “Our people” is the term they used to get the attention of the stable genius.
Trump isn’t trying to expand his base to win reelection, he cares only about his people, his base of white nationalists, white evangelicals and uneducated rednecks.
The appeal to “our people” was genius and it worked, for a couple of weeks anyway. The idiot didn’t veer from the pre-scripted remarks in the teleprompter during his coronavirus briefings, and he took only a handful of questions from reporters. Trump even tweeted that wearing a mask was a patriotic responsibility to flatten the curve. (paraphrase)
Trump was back to tomfoolery on Twitter last night, retweeting a video that promotes hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus, and disparaging wearing masks in public.
We’re screwed, a leopard never changes his spots, and Trump is going to continue to be fixated on tweeting, counting how many times he flushes the toilet, and watching cable news outlets while the pandemic decimates our country.