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Monday, October 5, 2020

Trump almost died for you.

The Covid 19 infections associated with the Rose Garden superspreader event just keep rolling down the pike. 

The pastor at the event, Greg Laurie, the press secretary, her two assistants, three reporters, the hits just keep on coming. And surely they are not done yet.

It would be one thing if they had used a little common sense. 

Not to covid shame but the President and his people were so damn cavalier about their teflon resistance to a microbe that has already killed over a million people worldwide. I don't quite get it.

But of course the faithful have not been moved an inch. They stand by their President with a furor that borders on religiosity. I saw a headline yesterday on a right wing blog that said that Trump got Covid for you and all I could think of was Jesus dying for your sins. Seriously? Others point to his "god tier" genetics as proof of his divine super powers.

"I think I'll be back soon." he said. "The therapeutics, which I'm taking right now ... they look like they're miracles coming down from God." Donald Trump

Today Trump tweeted,"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!"

That's nice Mr. President. The 208,000 Americans who have already died and their families and loved ones are not so lucky. The many injured people who will now be battling the results of this pandemic for possibly the rest of their lives sadly are going to have Covid dominate their life for the foreseeable future. They didn't get experimental therapies or boutique medicine. And they listened to you say that it wasn't such a big deal, again and again. Over and over.

The Trump campaign is trying to treat the medical issue as a plus. See Trump Campaign Attacks Joe Biden for Not Having COVID-19. They are actually going after Joe Biden for not contracting the disease.

Director of Communications Erin Perrine says “Firsthand experience is always going to change how someone relates to something that’s been happening,” she said. “The president has coronavirus right now. He is battling it head on, as toughly, as only President Trump can. And of course that’s going to change the way that he speaks of it because it will be a firsthand experience.”

When Smith pressed Perrine to explain why the pandemic has taken a backseat to the economy and “law and order” in the Trump campaign’s messaging, the aide insisted that he’s “talked about coronavirus as well.”

“He’s talked about it all,” she continued. “And listen, he has experience as commander-in-chief, he has experience as a businessman, he has experience, now, fighting the coronavirus as an individual. Those firsthand experiences, Joe Biden, he doesn’t have those.”

Lumping in contracting COVID-19 with the president’s record of “creating jobs” and serving a commander-in-chief, Perrine concluded, “Those firsthand experiences are what are going to get President Trump four more years. So of course he talks about it differently now that he has lived through it.”

If I were you Donald I would get back to work lickety split. You have an election to win. Forget the doctors telling you to take it easy. You are the chosen one, the miracle man, never forget. Time's a wasting. God wants you to win. Or so I've heard.


Lena said...

What a pice of work he is. As if the rest of the population will be whisked away in a helicopter to Walter Read to be under the care of a dozen super docs having only the best medications and care... only Dump could turn this into a positive for his team of cheaters... how dare he! Hope his symptoms continue to rage on, and on, and on...

Anonymous said...

Almost is not good enough

Anonymous said...

When I first heard that Trump had covid I thought it was, as he would say, fake news. The timing is suspect as are the reports from the doctors. What were the results of his CT scan? Everything seems like a cover up and another media manipulation orchestrated by he and his cronies. He was on the ropes with his tax return records revealed and the debacle with his debate performance. He would have his mic muted in future debates which is an indignity his ego can't handle.All we have is hearsay regarding his condition and now the Democrats are backing off from running strong political ads and the newscasters are all puppy dog-eyed and reporting in reverent somber tones about his condition which we can't get any concrete evidence about and he's getting all the sympathy and attention he always craves. It is understood that it would be in poor form to kick him when he is suffering supposedly from this virus, but think how he would be gloating now and crowing about his superior immune system and how weak, old and unfit Biden is for the presidential office had Biden got covid instead. While all this sounds like another conspiracy theory, you have to admit, this has proved effective in squelching all the facts that he has been hiding from the public and he has used this covid virus to prey on people's sympathy and changed the tone of the public discourse dramatically a mere month before the election.