Thursday, April 9, 2020

March 9: "This Blindsided the World!"

Donald Trump, of course, lies about everything.  One month ago (March 9), Trump had the audacity to whine, "This blindsided the world!"

"This", of course, is the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the United States thanks to Trump's incompetence.  Strangely enough, the day BEFORE Trump claimed he was "blindsided" he had the audacity to brag, "We have a perfectly coordinated and fine-tuned plan at the White House for our attack on coronavirus!"

So...which one is it?  Was he totally in control of the situation or was he caught off guard?

The truth of the matter is Trump was warned in November about the real possibility of a pandemic but chose to ignore the warning.  Then his economic advisor, Peter Navarro, sent the President a memo in January, which Trump also chose to ignore (He doesn't like to read anything unless his name is generously sprinkled throughout the correspondence).  Navarro again tried to warn him in February, but by that time Trump famously claimed the coronavirus would go away by April, "when the heat comes."

Trump is certainly feeling the heat today, as his gross incompetence and blatant lies have caught up to him for all the world to see.  Aside from his delusional "base", Trump's credibility has been destroyed.  But if anyone was paying attention these last three years, he never had any credibility to begin with.