Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wednesday, May 27: Donald Trump's Alternate Universe — Incoherence, Paranoia, Self-Aggrandizement, Diminishing Mental Stability (Part 2)

On February 2, 2020, Donald Trump said the United States had "shut down" the coronavirus in the US. But 22 days later, he said the virus "was very much under control" in the US, an odd claim to make if he truly had "shut it down" three weeks earlier. Over the next week, Trump said the virus would disappear on its own "like a miracle", probably in April, when warmer weather arrived, the number of cases in the US would be "down to close to zero ... within a couple of days", and that his administration was "doing a great job".

On successive days (March 15-16), Trump claimed the virus is "something that we have tremendous control over" and the virus is "not under control for any place in the world".

Roughly one month ago, Mike Pence stated that "by Memorial Day weekend, we will have this coronavirus epidemic behind us".

Hmmm. Memorial Day weekend is ... checks notes ... already behind us. The pandemic most certainly is not. The number of new cases is actually rising in more than a dozen states as a lot of the country begins to loosen (or stop entirely) social distancing measures.

I know far too many Americans are struggling to survive during the quasi-lockdown (and certainly were struggling before the pandemic hit) and Trump refuses to help in any significant way and he truly doesn't give a shit whether the death toll ends up being 2 million or 25 million, but I still have trouble understanding the impatience of people rushing to malls and restaurants, risking their lives and the lives of their children.

The virus has infected 1,760,000 Americans. The US death toll is now over 102,000 and the issue upper-most in Donald Trump's mind is: He cannot tweet as many lies as he would like without a few tweets being fact-checked by Twitter.

Trump has thrown temper tantrums for two days, vowing to take "big action" against Twitter. Of course, Trump can't do anything, except pretend to be a tough gut to his Death Cult. Twitter is a public company and has a right to enforce its own policies. If a Twitter user doesn't like those policies or believes they are unfair, he can stop using Twitter.

Someone known as Duty To Warn tweeted: "Twitter fact checked one of your 20,000 lies. What intolerable persecution."


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