But even though Trump’s bold stance on the overthrow of American democracy still makes headlines, it is dealing with a dreaded epidemic that seems ready now to go down in history.
It really is.
Mr. Trump’s diet exacerbates the epidemic
When the Dirty President talks about the epidemic, he is simply thwarting his data-gathering efforts. That Trump’s exit from the side meeting focused on preparations for an outbreak with world leaders at the G20 virtual summit on Saturday came as no surprise. It is unlikely that he missed this opportunity. At the same time, states and cities across the country have reported large numbers of infected people as they enter hospitals and set up warning signs about a collapsing health care system. And that was before millions of Americans embarked on their bad holiday trip before Thanksgiving this week.
The devastating effects of the actions in Washington, D.C., are being felt at the state and local levels, even as crisis-conscious authorities are reluctant to act boldly and take proven measures to help control the epidemic.
New Jersey Democrat Mur Murphy said Friday about the lack of federal assistance, he said, “You shut down unnecessary workplaces or eat at home” was out of the question effectively without funding from Capitol Hill.
Sara Nelson, president of the International Association of Pilots – CWA, dismissed Republican lawmakers because of their reluctance to act.
“With more than 12 million cases, more than half a million Americans died, more than 60 million unemployment claims since March, 8 million people have been plunged into poverty, and more than 100,000 businesses have been shut down. “Everyone who gets involved in politics makes an indescribable move. It’s better to just resign now and keep important patriotic officials in check.”
“Several months ago, Michigan State gets through law the federal government, and we have funding is to support staff forefront, improved testing, ensuring PPE enough, to support extended Michiganders outside, and help businesses, local forces fight without fault of their own,” Republicans said in a joint statement. “We are faced with a time in our state once again to support more will go far to help people well to help us. “
Mr. Trump reiterated that statement Saturday morning, but ignored the call for help and focused on pumping air into his campaign to spend on the election.
“This is true, but it is much different than the media coverage,” Trump said. “We will show a huge and unprecedented fraud!”
But with local and state verification deadlines set for early last week, it has become commonplace – like many other promises – to break Trump’s promise to expose certain types of fraud that are largely uncoordinated.
Shortly before the news broke that Pennsylvania’s embarrassing failure had begun to spread, Trump invaded the land of more and more hospitals – the Wild West of social media – to get involved in coronavirus infection. He pointed to a number of epidemics in other countries and attacked the media without reporting on the effectiveness of emerging treatments.
“Fake news does not refer to the fact that ‘Covid’ is running wild around the world, not just in the United States,” he wrote, citing pretext, assuming some of the international summits he attended the morning. “I was at the Virtual G-20 conference this morning and the biggest topic was Covid. We will be keeping up soon, especially with our vaccines!”
Those vaccines, despite being promising, are still months away for the desperate Americans, tens of thousands who are expected to die before they arrive.
Trump’s allies out to destroy Biden
Mnuchin himself, in a letter to the Federal Reserve, acknowledged that lending programs “have clearly met their goals.” But he also called for the return of nearly half a trillion dollars, a move that sparked opposition from corporate leaders – almost non-violent opposition to Trump – and the Fed, which said it wanted “that a complete emergency room set up during a coronavirus outbreak continue to play a critical role.”
The reason for the ruling, some experts say, seems to be an attempt to obstruct the administration.
Jaret Seiberg, financial services and housing policy analyst for the Cowen Washington Research Group, wrote in a research paper that “this appears to be a political move by Team Trump to limit what President Joe Biden could have done in the coming years.”
And with the balance of the next Senate now holding hands, with Democrats seeking to sweep Georgia’s January elections to gain control, the prospects for a package large enough to meet the country’s needs are at best uncertain.
The same goes for Biden and his transformation team, which is still under siege from organizations that are ready to take over after the launch, and cut off information that could help plan their way out of the current embarrassing situation. Emily Murphy, Trump’s nominee for chief of public services, did not say when, or if, she planned to use her power to recognize Biden as an “apparent” winner, which would open the door to communications and benefit the multi-million dollar presidential team.
“The nation faces too many challenges without the well-funded and well-prepared transition to prepare for the presidential and vice presidential elections to take place on the first day,” said the transition official.
But no amount of money can buy access to the kind of summary that is usually given within a day to the election winner. Biden – and the country – appear to be accused of waiting for Trump to identify his wounded pride and accept reality.
The wait continues. The same can be said of death and despair.