Trump’s Reaction to Staggering Coronavirus Death Toll: ‘It Is What It Is’

President Donald Trump cavalierly said the United States’ staggering death toll from the coronavirus “is what it is” in his disastrous interview with Jonathan Swan.

The reason Trump’s interview with Swan was a disaster of biblical proportions is simply because the Axios reporter didn’t allow the liar-in-chief to get away with nonsensical statements and outlandish lies. Any interviewer worth his salt must be prepared to fact check the president in real time and not allow him to dodge a question by going off on a stream-of-consciousness diatribe that bears no relation to the question.

“Is what it is” perfectly captures Trump’s dark soul, he has no empathy for the millions of Americans infected with the coronavirus and for the thousands of families who have buried victims from the disease.

Most sociopaths at least fake empathy in order to blend in with polite society, but Trump is so confident that his base will vote for him even if he acts like a soulless monster, that he doesn’t even make the effort to fake empathy.

“Is what it is” also exposes Trump’s ignorance of the coronavirus, how it spreads and how it can be contained. The stable genius just shrugs in surrender, and utters “It is what it is.” Trump is totally unqualified intellectually, morally and spiritually to deal with a pandemic that has destroyed our economy and killed tens of thousands of Americans.

I imagine the Biden campaign is already producing commercials with the tagline: Is what it is. When Trump loses in a landslide, I imagine there will be millions exclaiming: Oh Well, It is what it is!

Trump Brags (Lies) About Attracting Huge Crowds in Coronavirus Epicenters

My visits last week to Texas and Frorida had massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways, thousands and thousands, even bigger (by far) than the crowds of 2016. Saw no Biden supporters, and yet some in the Fake News said it was an equal number. Sad!

Donald Trump tweet

This is a typical Trump tweet in that it contains typos, lies, and an obsession with numbers.

You’d think the stable genius wouldn’t misspell “Florida” a swing state that he desperately needs to win.

It’s a blatant lie that there were massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways when he visited Texas and Florida. Last week Trump held a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida that had a disappointing turnout. After the Tulsa debacle, Trump should realize that in a pandemic his supporters, many of whom are senior citizens, aren’t going to show up for his rallies in the same numbers as in 2016.

Trump shouldn’t be bragging, or should is say lying, about his campaign stops in Texas and Florida attracting massive numbers of cheering people. These two states have set new records for coronavirus deaths over the past few days, if anything he should be encouraging the residents of these two states to avoid crowds.

Trump points out that he saw no Biden supporters, which begs the question: why the holy hell would Biden supporters show up at a MAGA rally?

This tweet just emphasizes the fact that Trump is a demented lying piece of shit, and it’s high time to kick him to the curb.

Trump Was Bored With the Coronavirus Pandemic Until His Advisers Told Him it Was Hurting ‘Our People’

“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.”

BusinessInsider.Com

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.

If Trump Urged His Supporters to Wear a Kotex Pad Over Over Their Mouths to Fight the Coronavirus, They Would Comply

According to Donald Trump real men don’t eat quiche, they don’t put on prophylactics and they don’t don masks.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s premier infectious disease expert, and other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force have repeatedly urged the public to wear masks, but Trump’s fanatical supporters have followed his lead by refusing to wear them.

After months of resistance to facial coverings, Trump on Tuesday urged Americans to wear them to help contain the coronavirus outbreak that’s raging out of control throughout the U.S, including many red states.

“We’re asking everybody that, when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask,” he said at White House news briefing. “Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they have an effect, and we need everything we can get.”

The pertinent question is how will Trump supporters react to his epiphany, eight months in to a pandemic, that wearing a mask will flatten the curve? After all, not wearing a mask in a grocery store, mall, or restaurant has become an act of loyalty to their false messiah.

I suspect that if Trump follows up his call for Americans to wear a mask in public by wearing them when he makes public appearances that his supporters will follow his example.

If Trump urged Americans to wear a woman’s sanitary pad over their mouths to fight the coronavirus and he wore a Kotex pad emblazoned with the presidential seal over his sphincter-shaped mouth, there would be an army of MAGA heads wearing sanitary pads covering their mouths.

Trump is Campaigning on a Platform of Racism and Praising an Economy That’s Been Destroyed by the Coronavirus

Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, to a large extent, because he succeeded in demonizing “Crooked Hilary”. He persuaded a jaded electorate that they should bet on him, because the Republican establishment represented by the likes of “Low Energy” Jeb Bush and the Democratic establishment symbolized by the likes of e-mail deleting Hillary Clinton had so utterly failed to improve the lives of working class and middle-class Americans.

It wasn’t difficult for Trump to demonize a politician who reeked of the sulfur of corruption and elitism. Trump didn’t win because the electorate loved him, they simply hated him less than Hillary, and they wanted to send the message that they were sick and tired of the establishment.

The election is only four months away, but Trump hasn’t focused on demonizing Joe Biden. Trump’s half-hearted efforts to criticize Biden as “Sleepy Joe” hasn’t gained any traction, and he has to ramp up his “trash talk” if he wants to take down Biden a peg or two.

I don’t blame Trump for ignoring Biden, voters had a visceral hatred of Clinton and she was an easy candidate to run against, but people tend to look endearingly at Joe Biden.

Instead of attacking Biden, Trump is running on how great the economy is, or should I say was before it was crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.  

Against all evidence to the contrary Trump is pushing the false narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic is petering out and it will soon miraculously disappear.

And above all else Trump is doubling down and tripling down on racism, wrapping himself in the Confederate flag, and declaring himself the protector of Confederate statues and monuments.

Trump’s campaign platform of extolling an economy that has now been shattered, playing down a pandemic that is raging out of control, and fanning the flames of racism guarantees that he will suffer a defeat of landslide proportions.

Donald Trump Jr: ‘It’s Not too Complicated to Wear a Mask’

“Donald Trump Jr. said Tuesday that masks should be worn during the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Fla., with the president’s eldest son stating the precaution is “not too complicated” to help ensure the event is carried out safely and appropriately.”

The Hill

As the coronavirus pandemic spikes in the South and West, Republican leaders are finally pushing back against the notion that masks are about politics, as Donald Trump suggests.

The head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force Vice President Mike Pence has finally seen the light and has started wearing a mask in public and urging Americans to follow his lead. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell instructed Americans to wear one when they are unable to maintain social distance.  

And now even Donald Trump Jr. said that masks should be worn during the Republican National Convention.

The president remains the only noteworthy GOP leader who is still peddling the dangerous notion that wearing a mask is about politics and not public safety. If Trump donned a mask in public and urged his supporters to do the same the curve might finally be flattened.

After all, Trump’s supporters will do anything their false messiah tells them to do. If Trump orders them to jump off a cliff, they would leap off the cliff while screaming, “I love Trump!” If Trump told them to wear their underwear as a face covering to protect them from the coronavirus, they would immediately take off their dirty drawers and cover their faces.

The same way that Donald Trump Jr. would urge his senile old dad to zip up his pants before facing the press, he should convince the doddering old stable genius to wear a mask in public.

The Chaos King, Donald Trump, Will Not Survive the Chaos of the Coronavirus Pandemic and Racial Unrest

Donald Trump is like a whirling dervish in a china shop, oblivious to the havoc and destruction he is wreaking while the shop owner, employees and customers panic and try to stay out of the path of destruction.

Trump has always thrived in chaos; he embraces chaos and draws energy from its destructive fury.

Trump was a novice politician when he entered the 2016 presidential race, but he was a veteran at causing chaos and benefiting from it. The stable genius upended the race, rendering his seasoned political foes impotent and helpless at his unconventional campaign that relied on vulgar insults, childish name-calling, and outrageous lies.

After Trump steamrolled over his Republican challengers and beat Hillary Clinton senseless and became President of the United States, the chaos didn’t end, he didn’t suddenly become presidential and rational.

The Trump presidency has been an endless roller coaster ride, where the roller coaster periodically flies off the tracks only to magically land back on track. Trump has not only survived the chaos of the Muller investigation, impeachment and the Ukraine scandal, but has emerged stronger and seemingly invincible.

But chaos always wins, it will envelop and vanquish even the most horrible tyrants. With the general election only five months away, Trump finds himself paralyzed by the coronavirus pandemic and the racial unrest unleashed by the callous and brutal murder of yet another unarmed black man by the police.

Elections are a referendum on the incumbent, and with unemployment at record levels, the economy is shambles, tens of thousands killed by the virus and our cities in flames, not even Trump can survive this unfathomable chaos.

Trump will leave office with America in a state of chaos, it will require the goodwill and tireless effort of a united people to rebuild our democracy.

COVID-19 Blues

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during a pandemic is almost impossible, we toss and turn at night and somnolently sit during the day binge watching a series on Netflix that we won’t remember a couple of days from now.

Watching TV and eating snacks go hand-in-hand, it’s an immutable law that for every hour of TV that you watch you gain an ounce.

Working out at night at the gym was a reward for a hard day’s work at the office, but when we stay at home all day watching TV, browsing the Internet and doing much of nothing it’s difficult to work yourself up to exercise.

The longer the stay-at-home order lasts, the more we worry about our finances and the more we eat junk funk to calm our nerves. It’s a vicious cycle that will end in a heart attack from gaining too much food or worrying too much.

The average American has put on an extra five pounds since the pandemic started, and keep in mind that the average American was already overweight. The world will end not with a bang or a whimper but with a burp.

I don’t think we well survive the new normal without becoming obese bankrupt pessimists. Our only hope is that CERN will unleash a baby black hole that will put us out of our misery.

To Defeat the Coronavirus We Must Ditch the Maskless Wonder Donald Trump

Donald Trump, the self-described stable genius, visited a medical equipment distribution facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to tout a plan to replenish and upgrade the vital federal stockpile.

It wasn’t Trump’s mouth that resembles a sphincter, his hair that looks like urine-soaked cotton candy, or his unnatural orange complexion that makes him look like a survivor of a nuclear attack that made him stick out like a sore thumb. It was the fact that Trump and his chief of staff Mark Meadows were the only ones in the huge complex who weren’t wearing a face mask.

The CDC emphasizes that in order to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic it’s imperative that Americans practice social distancing, wash their hands thoroughly and frequently and wear face masks in public.

Trump should have used this photo op to encourage the public to don face masks in public by wearing one himself.  The president and his top aides don’t practice what the CDC and all reputable physicians preach. Last week, a maskless Vice President Mike Pence visited with staff and patients at the Mayo Clinic, despite hospital policy that requires all patients and visitors to wear one.

Trump isn’t interested in following the guidance of his medical professionals, he cares only about pandering to his ignorant, science-denying base. And many of his followers think the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax, and they believe in the conspiracy theory that wearing a mask reduces the intake of oxygen, forcing them to breathe in their own carbon dioxide.

The coronavirus pandemic will be with us for months, and maybe years to come and we desperately need a leader who believes in science, sets the right tone and has empathy for his constituents in charge. This November kick the incompetent buffoon to the curb and vote for Joe Biden.

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John Legend: ‘Trump is the Exact Opposite of What We Need Right Now’ Amen!

In an interview with GQ Hype John Legend said that “Donald Trump is the exact opposite of what we need right now.”

Amen, John Legend, Amen!

Under the best circumstances we don’t need Trump screwing things up and during a global pandemic he is the exact opposite of what we need.

During a health crisis that has devastated our economy and taken the lives of tens of thousands of Americans we need the president to act as the comforter-in-chief. Unfortunately, Trump is a sociopath incapable of empathizing with the suffering and pain of others. In his public statements Trump has made the coronavirus pandemic all about himself, he complains that he hasn’t received enough gratitude from the governors for the help that the federal government has rendered and he berates the press for not praising his management of the crisis.

During an existential crisis we need a leader who is calm and sober-minded, what we have in Trump is a narcissist who is unable to contain his rage against his critics, the media and scientists and physicians who won’t back up his foolish and dangerous contention that America is ready to open the economy and that the virus has been contained.

At this critical juncture in our history we need a statesman who is if not eloquent, then at least a good communicator. Trump is functionally-illiterate, and the last thing we need are his belligerent rants and incoherent stream-of-consciousness musings.

During a pandemic we need a manager who knows how to delegate authority and who will defer to the advice and counsel of physicians and scientists. Not a jackass who plays a doctor on TV and peddles fake cures and suggests that injecting coronavirus patients with disinfectants will cure them.

No shit, Donald Trump is the exact opposite of what we need right now. This virus will be with us for months if not years, just remember that when you vote this November.