In the past two days my emotions have run the gamut. I’ve tried hard to keep them in check; to not allow myself to get worked up. But after the President’s behavior in the last few days, I have had enough. And enough is enough.
Here are a few words that I feel best describe the man: Vile. Selfish. Narcissistic. Manipulative. Pathological. Sociopathic. And that’s just for starters. I’ve never written publicly about how I feel about the man – didn’t want the headaches and quite frankly still don’t. However, free speech. I am entitled to voice my opinion and for those of you who don’t like it? Don’t read it. STOP RIGHT HERE. I have absolutely nothing to say to anyone who at this point in time will cast a vote for someone who does not possess a soul. If you comment on this post in any way that defends him, save your time and effort. I will not hear a thing you say. I will not justify anything with a response.
Many people actually hoped that he would contract the Coronavirus. Once and if he did, many hoped he would suffer a serious case. It was thought that if he did, it would be a wake up call to the many months of downplaying he has done. To his resistance to playing by the rules; to encouraging people to go back to operating as if there were no virus; after all it’s just the flu.
He spews incorrect information and made up statistics. He knows the serious nature of this and refuses – STILL – to acknowledge the havoc it has created on the lives of the Americans he swore to protect and serve. The man only serves the man – he does NOT serve the people.
“Don’t be afraid of the coronavirus; don’t let it dominate your life”. Hard to fathom that with the 210,000 people that have died and the families that are grappling with their grief that he uttered those words. But those are the words of a man with no soul, no conscience. A man that would rather sit back and watch hundreds of thousands more people die than admit he was wrong.
So much has happened in the past 10 days it’s frightening. The SCOTUS nomination. The debate that was an embarrassment to our country. His refusal to denounce white supremacists. His claims that the election will be rigged. His rallies held when he knew he’s been exposed to the virus. His fundraiser in New Jersey knowing he could be infected. His announcement and downplay of his illness. His misleading Doctors. His drive by stunt that could infect the secret service agents that drove with him. His demands to leave the hospital and his defiant show of not caring a bit about the American people by removing his mask upon return to The White House. And now the disease is widespread in his circle.
Amanda Kloots, widow of the Broadway star Nick Cordero who died as a result of a 95 day battle from Covid, expressed her outrage at the President’s words:
“To all the over 208,000 Americans who lost loved ones to this virus — I stand by you, with you, holding your hand. Unfortunately it did dominate our lives didn’t it? It dominated Nick’s family’s lives and my family’s lives. I guess we “let it” — like it was our choice?? Unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to spend two days in the hospital. I cried next to my husband for 95 days watching what COVID did to the person I love. It IS something to be afraid of. After you see the person you love the most die from this disease you would never say what this tweet says. There is no empathy to all the lives lost. He is bragging instead. It is sad. It is hurtful. It is disgraceful.”
How can anyone not feel her pain and anguish? Multiply that by the other 210,000 families that have suffered as well. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with one of my dearest friends. She lost her precious husband in early April to the virus. She has six children – two of which had the illness and gratefully recovered. Coronavirus is currently dominating her life. She is afraid of what it has done to her; her husband was a Rabbi, a man of God. What sense was there in his death? She struggles everyday to understand. As do all the other families affected.
Throughout this pandemic I have been afraid. I am 62, a two time cancer survivor and I am not interested in letting something else potentially kill me. Or my loved ones. I want to see my kids have kids. I want to grow old with my husband. All of the mounting dead wanted to live longer lives as well. Amanda Kloots wanted to have her beautiful husband to share their life together; to raise their son together. She was robbed as so many others have been.
4 weeks from now I believe the most important presidential election in our modern history will take place. The future of our country and our loved ones depends on the outcome. And that can’t be anything other than the current President being voted out. Anyone who believes he is good for the country will get a wake up call in the future that they made an egregious mistake.
THE MAN ONLY CARES ABOUT THE MAN. And if you disagree, so be it. Someday you’ll ask yourself why you did.