Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We’re living in a strange age. The man leading our government acts like a ten year old….and no offense to actual ten year olds. He takes total credit for accomplishments that having nothing to do with him. When he fails, which has been often in his professional and personal life, he deflects blame to others….anyone else but himself.
It’s the same way with the CoronaVirus. Donald Trump has known about this since January…probably earlier. Instead of dealing with it, he called it a hoax. Instead of getting testing and facilities ready to keep America safe, he blamed the media and the Democrats. Trump said it was their way of getting to him. It was their way of ruining the stock market, ruining the economy and ruining his Presidency. It was all a conspiracy against him. Paranoia.
So here we are now three months later. Trump and his task force are way behind the curve on dealing with this pandemic. The people who have taken the lead on this are those who lead our local governments. Priztker in Illinois, Inslee in Washington, Cuomo in New York and other governors have stepped up their game while the federal government lags behind…as usual.
Yesterday, for a short time, it looked like Donald Trump was acting presidential. In his daily press briefing, he gave credit to the press, the Democrats and the American people on how we’re all working together to get through this crisis. Yep, that presidential thing was a very short time because Donald Trump can’t help himself. He always goes back to who he truly is. In just a matter of hours, he put out this tweet:
The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. It was only a matter of time before he assigned blame. He only cares that someone else takes the fall for this, besides himself. It was only a matter of time before his prejudices and racism showed up. He doesn’t care that his some of supporters will take his words to heart. He doesn’t care that his words may put those in the Asian community at risk. It’s just another example of deflecting blame. Always believe someone when they show you who they are. Donald Trump has shown us who he is many times.
Yes, the virus started in China. Yes, they handled it poorly. But that’s not an excuse for what is occurring in the United States. Because of his poor response, the anxiety that grips our nation now falls on one man. The illnesses and deaths that will be occurring in the coming weeks also falls on that same man. That man is DONALD TRUMP!!
From now on, we shouldn’t call it Covid-19. We shouldn’t call it the CoronaVirus. We should never call it the Chinese Virus…NEVER. The term for this should now be TrumpVirus. How about this for a hashtag #TrumpVirus? Maybe it’ll go viral…like the virus.
We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
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