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.

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.

‘Jesus is My Vaccine’ Signs Expose the Ignorance of White Evangelicals

There have been protests to reopen the economy in several states, and the protesters are the usual suspects: militia members, white evangelicals, Tea Party activists, white supremacists and antivaccination activists. These assorted nuts are vehemently opposed to the common sense measures that governors have taken to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

In these rallies signs proclaiming “Jesus is my vaccine” are ubiquitous, these protesters aren’t shy about exposing their ignorance to the world.

Faith in Jesus and two bucks won’t buy you a cup of coffee at Starbucks, let alone protect you from the coronavirus. The virus is no respecter of persons, it infects Muslims, Jews, mainstream Christians and nutjob white evangelicals at the same rate.

I wonder if some of those morons brandishing “Jesus is my vaccine” signs are referring to Donald Trump their false messiah, and not Jesus Christ. After all, these fools not only drink the Kool-Aid but swallow disinfectant to inoculate them from the virus, per the suggestion of their Dear Leader.

The temptation is to dismiss their ignorance and just rest in the knowledge that their misguided faith will result in cleaning up the gene pool. But their stupidity affects all of us, their defiance of social distancing and refusal to take vaccines for any disease spreads the coronavirus.

Jesus is my vaccine? I’m sorry, but there’s no vaccine against ignorance and stupidity!

Trump Ends Daily Coronavirus Briefings, Blaming the Media

Every day for the past month Donald Trump held a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. The daily ritual soon developed a familiar formula: the scientists and physicians on the coronavirus response team would update the public on the status of the fight against the virus and instruct the public on steps we could take to flatten the curve, and then Trump would take the podium to contradict and refute them, berate the reporters and heap praise upon himself.

In spite of the nonsense Trump spouted and the fake cures that he promoted, we put up with Trump’s narcissism to listen to the advice and information provided by the preeminent coronavirus expert in the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the other physicians on the team.

And then came that fateful day when Trump went too far and suggested that injected a coronavirus patient with disinfectants might cure him. Trump was universally ridiculed and criticized, even by some Republican politicians and pundits.

Finally, Trump’s aides who had been cajoling and pleading with him to end his daily briefings prevailed, and he stopped having daily coronavirus briefings. Did the thick-headed egomaniac finally see a relation between his nose-diving poll numbers and his boastful and bitter performances at these daily briefings?

Of course, Trump blamed the media for ending his daily briefings, tweeting:

“What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truths or facts accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time and effort!”

The perfect solution would have been for the daily coronavirus briefings to continue without Trump, but he sees himself as the only person worth listening to and put a stop to the whole thing.

Trump loves the spotlight too much and I’m predicting that before long he will resume the daily briefings. For a few minutes of meaningful information and valuable advice from the experts, we will once again have to put up with the interminable bloviating from the orange buffoon.

Outrage: Trump’s Name to be Printed on Stimulus Checks

The Treasury Department has ordered President Donald Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said.

It will be the first time a president’s name appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.

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Actually, the stable genius wanted his huge John Hancock to appear on every stimulus check, and he ordered the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who oversees the IRS, to allow him to formally sign the checks. But the president’s signature is not allowed on any check issued by the U.S. Treasury, so Mnuchin appeased his boss by printing his name on the checks instead.

Never mind that by having his signature printed on the stimulus checks he is injecting partisan politics into a bipartisan law that’s intended to help Americans of all political persuasions during the coronavirus pandemic.

And never mind that having the egomaniac’s name printed on the checks, at the last moment, will lead to a delay in issuing the first batch of checks.

Trump could care less that he is delaying issuing of checks to poor souls who desperately need the money to buy food and pay their rent. Keep in mind that most Americans have already had the stimulus payment deposited to their checking or savings accounts; it’s generally poor people who don’t have bank accounts who have to wait longer for their stimulus checks to be mailed to them.

This stimulus checks with Trump’s name fiasco illustrates how the commander-in-chief has handled the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Instead of putting the needs of Americans first, he cares only about how to exploit the crisis to burnish his brand and improve his ratings.

On November when you see Trump’s name on the ballot, I hope you will remember how he cared more about his image than he cared about voters health and welfare at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Evangelical Ignorance Isn’t Greater Than the Coronavirus

“An evangelical pastor died of COVID-19 just weeks after proudly showing off how packed his Virginia church was — and vowing to keep preaching unless I’m in jail or the hospital.”

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Evangelicals are the scofflaws of religion, they often flout the law and science to not only their own detriment, but also society at large.

Bishop Gerald Glenn made a Hollywood production out of flouting the social distancing guidelines by commanding his flock to stand to prove how many were at his church service despite warnings against gatherings of more than ten people.

He vowed to keep preaching unless “I’m in jail or the hospital”, he failed to mention or the morgue. An evangelical isn’t immune to the coronavirus because he’s full of the Holy Ghost or himself, and Glenn has succumbed to the deadly virus.

The minister’s spouse has tested positive for the virus, and God only knows how many members of his congregation will fall victim as well. Unfortunately, these religious fanatics have placed their entire community at risk.

Glenn proudly boasted: I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that.

It’s interesting how evangelicals believe in an invisible deity who acts in mysterious ways, by their own admission, but fail to take seriously an invisible virus that acts in very predictable ways.

It’s no mystery how the virus spreads, and the only way to mitigate the death toll is by religiously washing your hands and practicing social distancing.

An irrational religion isn’t greater than the coronavirus, and you can quote me on that.

Trump’s Daily Coronavirus Briefings Serve Only to Heighten Our Despair and Anxiety

In his daily coronavirus briefings, Donald Trump lumbers to the podium like a whale beaching itself. A dying whale’s stench may permeate a couple of miles, but Trump’s odorous rhetoric repels a nation hungry for a few words of concern, compassion and care from their commander-in-chief.

Even Trump’s critics tune into his daily briefings in hopes of learning how they can cope with the pandemic that has turned their lives upside down, but his briefings quickly degenerate into the ranting and ravings of a sick man who has a virus more virulent than COVID-19.

Trump’s sickness has shriveled his heart and withered his soul and he is incapable of offering words of healing and hope to a devastated nation. Instead of seeing a country of 330 million souls living in fear of the deadly virus, he sees only himself and he drones on and on how the press fails to praise him for his excellent job handling the crisis.

Trump’s paranoia, spiritual poverty, vanity and narcissism serves only to heighten our anxiety. Trump would be well-advised to let Mike Pence and the team of physicians and scientists take control of the daily briefings, but he is too self-centered and arrogant to yield his daily moment in the spotlight. So, on top of the affliction the virus has wreaked on our nation, we must endure Trump’s daily shit show.

God have mercy on our nation.

Trump Cultists Willing to Sacrifice the Elderly and Open the Economy in the Middle of Coronavirus Pandemic to Help Him Win Reelection

Cult leaders are usually young, virile, eloquent and handsome men who project power and authority and every smooth word they utter is accepted as Gospel by their followers.

Donald Trump is neither young nor virile and his face with a bulbous nose, sphincter-shaped mouth and orange complexion is repulsive and frightening but every incoherent and nonsensical statement that he utters is accepted as Gospel by his white evangelical sycophants.

Having a cult leader as commander-in-chief during a time of peace and prosperity was unnerving and unsettling, but having Trump in charge during a pandemic is absolutely horrifying.

Trump followers are effectively cult members and they won’t be swayed from supporting their Dear Leader for any reason. Before they became MAGA nutjobs white evangelicals were already conditioned to accept the ranting and ravings of televangelists as the Gospel, therefore it’s not surprising that they accept everything their false Messiah says as Gospel regardless how fantastical and incoherent his comments may appear to a normal person.

During a crisis cult members depend upon and trust their cult leader more than ever, and they are willing to open the economy at the urging of their leader in the middle of a pandemic. They are more than willing to sacrifice the elderly and other vulnerable citizens in order to save the economy and help the reelection prospects of their Messiah.

For Trump cultists what’s good for Trump is good for the country and if you challenge his medically unsound policies you are fighting against God.

It’s clear that we are fighting the coronavirus as well as the more insidious infection of Trumpism. Things will not return to any semblance of normalcy until with defeat Trumpism and COVID-19

Trump’s Tasteless ‘Models’ Joke at Coronavirus Briefing

Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings are so chock full of self-aggrandizement, faux-science, berating of reporters and condemnation of politicians who don’t praise him sufficiently, that it’s easy to miss some of his outrageous comments.

For example, the stable genius joked about being “involved in” models during a coronavirus briefing. Trump’s inappropriate quip came while he was commenting on the number of people who would die from COVID-19:

“The models show hundreds of thousands of people are going to die and you know hat I want to do? I want to come way under the model. The professionals did the models and I was never involved in a model. At least this kind of a model.”

Only a commander-in-chief who is totally clueless about the gravity of the pandemic that has the possibility of killing hundred of thousands of Americans would make such a tasteless joke.

Trump has been involved with plenty of models, porn stars and Playboy bunnies, in fact his wife is a former model, but now isn’t the time to remind a worried public about his shallowness.

Even Mike Pence, who is an evangelical Christian, and who usually treats every bit of nonsense that emanates from Trump’s sphincter-shaped mouth as the Gospel failed to smile or nod in agreement at his vile joke.

This tasteless joke highlights the fact that it’s time for CNN and MSNBC stop airing Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings in their entirety, they should only air the highlights, namely the comments by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Trump’s Daily Coronavirus Press Briefing is a Sick Joke Compared to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Excellent Daily Briefing

President Donald Trump uses his daily coronavirus press briefing to berate reporters, praise his response to the pandemic, utter sheer nonsense and do what he excels at, lying. His press conferences are looking more and more like a MAGA rally.

In a crisis the nation needs a comforter-in-chief who speaks the truth with authority and defers to the medical experts, not a buffoon who contradicts the medical experts and peddles snake oil cures.

It’s not surprising that CNN, MSNBC and even Fox News have started to pull the plug on the press conferences before they mercifully come to an end.

Contrast Trump’s daily shit show with New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus update. Cuomo is realistic and reassuring without being wildly optimistic, he comes across like a wise statesman concerned about the health of his constituents and not a crass politician obsessed with his poll ratings.

It’s not surprising that C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC and even Fox News are airing Cuomo’s briefings in totality.

A lot less of Trump and a lot more of Cuomo is what America needs at this critical juncture in our history