CNN reports that the outgoing president did precisely what we’d count on him to do at a celebration marking the beginning of Jesus Christ, which was to speak about himself. How he actually received the presidential election (he misplaced). The way it’s all “a shame” (the election was secure, one in all his personal appointees stated). How he deserves one other 4 years (he doesn’t, he didn’t even deserve the 4 he acquired), and possibly simply possibly he’ll strive once more in 4 years (oh god please no). Then comes the kicker.
“The President addressed visitors from the White Home’s grand staircase,” the report continued. “Although a number of folks had been carrying masks, many weren’t and a few had been audibly coughing.”
Audibly. Coughing. I imply, that the White Home is creating one more superspreader occasion shouldn’t be a shock anymore however forgive me if I’m nonetheless floored at the truth that the White Home is creating one more superspreader occasion. On Christmas!
Every day Kos’ Mark Sumner wrote this past October that following the White Home’s most infamous superspreader occasion to this point, the Rose Backyard ceremony formally introducing Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court docket nominee, no less than 11 examined optimistic. “Although some visitors—notably those that sat close to the again of the affair—selected to put on masks, most of these entrance and middle got here in mask-free.”
Many—like on the White Home Christmas occasion this week. And whereas these additionally selecting to go to a White Home occasion throughout a pandemic ought to have additionally recognized higher, that it was even being held proper now remains to be most damning on this administration. Once more, it actually doesn’t care. Doesn’t care. Which makes you surprise why it even bothered to carry it when outgoing first girl Melania Trump has already expressed such a distain for the holiday.
“I say that I’m engaged on Christmas and planning for the Christmas they usually stated, ‘Oh, what concerning the kids that they had been separated?’” she said in audio recordings earlier this yr. “Give me a fucking break.” Give us all a fucking break and go away quickly. And please put on your masks.