From Day #1, Donald J. Trump has been dead wrong about damned near everything re COVID-19. So much so, that he, himself, has purportedly become infected. One would think that such an experience would humble him? Heighten his awareness of human mortality? Compel him to care more about the health and well-being of others?
NOPE, that’s not gonna happen.
For proof, look no further than his latest Tweet; one that’s guaranteed to gin up even more reckless, maskless conduct amongst his demented devotees.
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”Twitter 2:37 PM · Oct 5, 2020
I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out why he’s still adamantly downplaying this deadly disease. I may be dead wrong, but here are a few possible explanations.
EITHER Trump is under the influence of COVID-19’s brain fog OR he has access to a stash of therapeutics that are ONLY available to elitists OR he’s such an insufferable, inhospitable guy that Corona-V refuses to “hang” with him OR…
He has merely caught the common cold and has been re-purposing / exploiting Walter Reed Medical Center for a photo-op to feed his massive ego, prove his debatable machismo and generate some sympathy; maybe even gin up a few extra pity votes.
Look, I’ll apologize to Trump, in advance, if I’ve unfairly characterized him. But, other than an utter disregard for life, how else can we interpret his beyond the pale Tweet? I mean, has there not been enough human suffering and death already? Must his words always make matters worse?
And to think, for a fleeting moment, I had actually expected Donald J. Trump to Tweet how masking up is everyone’s moral and civic duty!
NOPE, that’s not gonna happen, either.
Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!