We have weeks and months to go before we win the war against the coronavirus pandemic and the devastation its wreaked on our economy.
On Friday Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion emergency bill into law that aims to mitigate the devastating effect the virus is having on our economy.
Needless to say, the signing wasn’t a somber and understated affair, Trump turned it into a photo op, and he posted an image on his Twitter account with the caption: We are marshalling the full power of government and society to achieve victory over the virus. Together, we will endure, we will prevail and we will WIN!
Indeed, it took the full power of government, Republicans and Democrats to craft this landmark legislation, but Trump didn’t invite Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi or Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer or any other Democrat to the signing ceremony.
For the photo op, the stable genius sat in the Oval Office with 15 people, all Republican and almost all old white men, close behind him and each other. I guess a photo op that Trump can use to advance his political career takes precedence over setting a good example by practicing social distancing.