Donald Trump expressed anger over the rising unfold of the coronavirus almost six months after America’s first reported case, apparently overlooking the truth that the U.S. is almost alone in its continued failure to comprise the lethal virus.
In a tweet, Trump mentioned he’s “offended” about “the super injury [the virus] has performed to the USA,” blaming China and talking as if he’s an outsider trying in.
As I watch the Pandemic unfold its ugly face all internationally, together with the super injury it has performed to the USA, I develop into an increasing number of offended at China. Folks can see it, and I can really feel it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
Trump used the identical rhetoric he has all through this disaster, at all times attempting guilty somebody or one thing else for the truth that America leads the world in coronavirus instances and deaths.
However as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) mentioned in response to the president’s tweet, China didn’t drive Trump to show masks right into a political situation or urge states to open too shortly or trigger America’s coronavirus testing scarcity.
The virus could have originated in China, however the best way Donald Trump has bungled it has prices tens of 1000’s of Individuals their lives and jobs.
Trump has utterly given up
Since day one in every of this public well being emergency, Donald Trump has both refused to simply accept that the coronavirus was an actual risk, or he has merely denied any duty for his administration’s utter failure to comprise it.
Now, because the virus surges in locations that took his recommendation to reopen shortly, the president seems to have utterly checked out of his job. As an alternative of growing a nationwide technique to comprise the virus because it spikes (once more), Trump is on social media blaming and complaining.
All of that is a part of a new strategy by the president’s marketing campaign to fake that anyone else is in command of the nation proper now, and that the American folks should elect Trump to repair it.
The one downside is that Trump has already been elected. He’s not only a actuality TV present host spewing nonsense on Twitter – he’s president.
He could not assume the buck stops with him, however the American folks realize it does.
Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents get hold of medical insurance protection.