The Coronavirus Clown Show
Donald Trump has finally met something he can’t bully, tweet away or drown out with rally chants.
The deadly coronavirus pandemic has sent the self-proclaimed stable genius into a tailspin and exposed him for the utter fool that he is.
Tragically, people are losing their lives because of Trump’s incompetence and egotism. People are also losing their jobs and retirement savings as flights are cancelled, schools and universities are closed, employees are ordered to work from home, the stock market caves and an increasing number of events, festivals and conventions are canceled.
The job of a president in cases like this is to give an overview, reassure the public that everything possible is being done to protect them, and then turn it over to the experts.
But Trump, because of his insecurity and narcissism, always has to be the center of attention.
The sad fact is, Trump is an incompetent clown only interested in his re-election rather than the safety or health of the American people.
He blames the media and Democrats when it's his own inconsistent, inaccurate and irresponsible comments that are causing panic, uncertainty and ill-advised behavior.
Here's a sample over the last few weeks:
“This is a Democratic hoax.”
Sure it is.
“It’s very well contained. We have 15 cases and in a couple of days it will be down close to zero.”
As of this morning, we have 546 confirmed cases.
“Does a flu shot work?”
“We have a gazillion tests. They’re beautiful. Anyone that needs a test can get one.”
Ten minutes later, Vice-President Mike Pence admitted only 75,000 tests are available.
“We’ll have a vaccine very soon.”
According to the experts, a vaccine won’t be available for 12 to 18 months.
“I have a hunch that it (the fatality rate) is going to be under 1 percent.”
Experts predicted between 2 and 3%. So far, of the 546 confirmed cases, 22 people have died, which is right at 4%.
“It’s stopped. It’s closed down.”
“Stock market starting to look very good to me.”
Worst week in history.
“I'd rather have the people stay (on the cruise ship) because I like the numbers where they are.”
He certainly has his priorities straight.
“The doctors can’t believe how much I know.”
This would be funny if it weren’t so frightening and dangerous.
“We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on Coronavirus.”
For this one, we’ll let Dr. Irwin Redlener, the renowned Director of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness. assess Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic:
"The most egregious level of incompetence in an administration that I think we've witnessed ... absolute gross, amateur hour incompetence coming out of the White House."
God help us.