Trump’s White House… from Hell
Imagine that all media decided to cover a young boy who was born with a brain without the bridge of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum. As you probably know, each side of the brain controls the other side of the body, and the separate halves of the brain provide different aspects of emotion and thinking.
A callosal disconnection syndrome manifests itself when information cannot be directly shared between the two hemispheres of the brain. Split-brain patients display unusual behaviors, particularly concerning speech and object recognition. If blindfolded and given a familiar object, a person with disconnected brain sides cannot verbalize what it is because that side of their brain receives no messaging about touch. Maybe that is what is going on with Donald Trump.
This weekend, the Trump administration, much like a mafia family, has decided to trash Dr. Anthony Fauci’s reputation. Why? May I remind our readers that Fauci isn’t some guy they grabbed off the street, he’s a physician and immunologist and has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984. He’s also one of the lead members of the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Trump must be dreaming about Space Force (I call it Space Farce) because he certainly is ignoring his Task Force. Discrediting Dr. Fauci is a bizarre and stupid stunt to promote Trump’s anti-science cult.
While we are debating the safe reopening or our schools, the President of the United States had his team publish a list of some early statements that Fauci made about the virus that turned out to be incorrect. This organized harassment of a government employee is outrageous, and perhaps a violation of labor law, but as we all know Trump believes he is above the law. Imagine taking everything Trump has said over the last four years and putting them to the test of retroactive 20/20 vision. Well, someone does just that, the Washington Post reports, “In 1,267 days, President Trump has made 20,055 false or misleading claims.”
When the coronavirus first appeared in America and the stock market had its first major dip in response, I asked my accountant, almost with tongue in cheek, “Are we selling or buying today?” He responded that we had nothing to worry about because a friend of his who works at the CDC in Atlanta told him the virus would magically disappear when the weather got warmer. Well, that was not true, but I didn’t hold it against him because the comment was made with the available information he had at the time. Donald’s cherry picking of Fauci’s statements made with early optimism and using them against him makes me feel like our President is trying to blame Fauci for the whole virus mess. In fact, Trump didn’t act on most of what his experts were telling him and he’s been undermining the truth all along.
So far, Trump has blamed the World Health Organization, Obama empty stockpiles (this after more than three years into his own administration), others somewhere in his White House for getting rid of the pandemic team that Obama left in place, China, and now he’s making a ridiculous contention that COVID-19 is a Democratic plot against his reelection as he throws Dr. Fauci under the bus. Okay, but what about all the dead people, Donald Dickhead? THIS JUST IN, in the new John Bolton book, he admits he was the one who merged the chemical-biological warfare threat people withe the pandemic watchers. Bolton claims the team worked well, it was the empty chair behind the resolute desk that was the problem. The White House appears to be Blame Academy.
We are well above 135,000 deaths from the virus and Trump is now running around and blackmailing school districts with threats of defunding them if they don’t open. While people are sick and suffering, our President is screaming about Confederate statues. Maybe we should erect a statue on the north lawn of the White House depicting two young Black men hanging from a tree with a plaque describing the depiction as part of our southern heritage. Let’s see how long that would last. Trump is so on the wrong side of history. Did we elect George Wallace?
Back to Fauci, let’s stop this painful review of what he’s done or not done and plan how to fix this problem and get our country back. Maybe Donald Trump and his puppet states — Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arizona — should make a list of the things that Trump said and all the steps he didn’t take to create the disaster they are now suffering through. Trump is a total failure with the global pandemic and he knows it. He’s lashing out at Fauci because of encouragement from Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. WTF?
Here’s a hypothetical. What if Trump was offered a deal with the devil? Beelzebub might present it this way, “Great Orange Leader, I can end the virus right now but Fox News, One America News Network and all other right-wing media outlets would instantly disappear forever.” Trump would not take that deal. He would walk away and then tweet endlessly about how the devil is unfair and has always been a “never Trumper.” Our President doesn’t need the devil. He has access to experts with answers, but his ideological blindfold prevents him from grasping the solution so close to his hands. He cannot see and cannot comprehend. Just open the schools and let kids and teachers die, I guess.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is not the enemy, Donald Trump is. Those around him in the White House say yes, yes, yes and yes while kissing his plump posterior. It’s diabolical that a public official with power over the people would put them in harm’s way. Trump’s preposterous proposition to throw kids, teachers and administrators back in school is nothing short of a giant virus experiment. Maybe the man should pick just one state and open all its schools to test his theory that it wouldn’t be dangerous. Which state would step into that political puddle of mud? Oh, yeah, Georgia, Florida, Texas or Arizona. Wake up, America! Can’t you see that Trump is willing to kill even more of you for his own political gain?
Where is the Task Force? Why aren’t they on TV? Where is Congress? Why aren’t they stepping up and doing something? At least the Judicial Branch is sort of working, but Trump is not listening to anyone. He’s playing a fucked up game in which the losers will die. It’s too late for Donald Trump. We cannot connect both sides of his malignant, festering brain. He needs something harsher than being thrown out of office. How about a trial? If found guilty the punishment would be one day in prison for each of his lies? That would be 55 years, but Mike Pence would just commute that sentence. They both must go, ASAP!
The book that tells it like it is…
Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs: If you only read one chapter of this book, try “Take a Knee for America” and think about our never-ending conflicts between minorities and the police. I’m not asking you to take a stand but having a deep and honest conversation about why some people think the way they do would be productive. This is a book for the moment which seeks to start a conservation about peace. And if you are worried about social media, you really should check out the chapter called “Social Media Menace.”