Larry Elder – Trump has been compared to Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, a dictator, a tyrant, and a con man.
Trump on Regeneron antibody treatment: ‘I consider it a cure.’
Comedian Chris Rock, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” summed up the sentiments shared by much of President Trump-hating America when he quipped: “President Trump is in the COVID hospital, and I just want to say my heart goes out to COVID.” The audience then erupted in laughter.
During the administration of President Barack Obama, the country was confronted with the H1N1 virus or the Mexican flu. Unlike the Trump administration, has the Obama administration responded to that crisis with scientific-based action that saved the lives of countless Americans? Joe Biden assistant Ron Klain, who served Vice President Biden in the White House under the Obama administration, frankly admitted he didn’t.
During a 2019 forum at the National Press Club, Klain said: “I was in the White House in 2009 and 2010. I worked for Vice President Biden. I wasn’t directly involved in response to H1N1, but I experienced it as a member of the White House staff, and what I would say about it is, a bunch of really talented, really great people was working there, and we did everything we could to thing wrong. And 60 million Americans got H1N1 during that period, and it is purely a coincidence that this is not one of the largest mass casualty events in American history. It had nothing to do with us doing anything right. It just had to do with luck.”
Trump’s enemies accuse him of deliberately mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic. But that’s normal for the course in the Trump era.
After all, about 29% of the Democratic congressional delegation boycotted Trump’s inauguration; many have never seen any of the president’s State of the Union; Democrats have tried to invoke the 25th Amendment because the president is mentally incompetent; representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., accused him of violating the emoluments clause; there has been a nearly three-year investigation into collusion between Russia and Trump, and Trump was indicted.
And Trump is routinely compared to Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, a dictator, a tyrant, a scammer, and other things unfit for family consumption. When it comes to Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, Democrats, like presidential rival Joe Biden blame Trump for anything but personally killing more than 200,000 people.
To the dismay of Democratic medical and political experts, Trump often appeared unmasked and continued to organize rallies and rallies where social estrangement and mask-wearing were not observed. Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein calls Trump’s response to the coronavirus “homicidal negligence.”
Good heavens, does that make Dr. Anthony Fauci a co-conspirator? In an episode of “60 Minutes”, which aired on March 8, Fauci expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of wearing masks: “There is no reason to walk around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of a breakout, wearing a mask can help people feel a little better and may even block a droplet, but it doesn’t provide the perfect protection that people think it is. And often there are unintended consequences: people keep playing with the mask, and they keep touching their face.”
Is Biden a co-conspirator in this mass murder because he criticized Trump, who in late January issued travel restrictions for foreigners who were in China for the previous 14 days, preventing them from entering the United States?
The next day, Biden tweeted: “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.”
Let us not forget that China lied to the world when it first heard about the coronavirus and lied when it denied that there was any human-to-human transmission of the deadly virus. As a result of these lies, the rest of the world has been playing from the start.
According to a recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles, the virus may have arrived in America months earlier than initially thought. Therefore, we may underestimate the number of Americans who have already contracted the virus.
Expert medical opinions continue to evolve during this pandemic. As he told Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, Trump wanted to convey an image of calm.
Trump also recognized that addressing this crisis, like most things in life, dealing with this crisis requires trade-offs. Shutting down the economy has unanticipated costs, including, but not limited to, divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction, and domestic violence. It’s not a straightforward appeal for Trump.
In the meantime, can those who hate Trump also pray for his full recovery? Or at least pretend to?