Major negatives occurred this past week under Trump. Should not be surprising. We have come to expect them. They go with the man.
Jon Meacham on Meet the Press yesterday described Trump and White House comments re Fauci as “Junior high school” and “childish.”
Many times during Trump’s time in office, the question has been asked, “Who will speak truth to power?” One is and has been Dr. Anthony Fauci. He has never deviated from truth nor said anything merely to accommodate Trump.
The move began last week to undermine Fauci. Simply because he speaks the truth and lies for no one, even the President of the United States.
The rift between the two goes back to April.
Note that Fauci is the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
Over the weekend, the White House released a “hit list” of sorts. A “hit list of questionable statements” by Fauci. Very similar to a campaign research document.
Donald, you cannot destroy Fauci. He is goodness personified. For roughly forty years. Under several Presidents. A significant portion of the American public believe Fauci re coronavirus issues. A small minority, Trump.
A David/Goliath battle. With only Trump fighting. Fauci the little guy. He won’t even need a sling shot.
Secretary of Education DeVos is as inept and incompetent as the President. Trump appointed her because she and her family are well connected to the Republican Party and donate big time dollars.
DeVos was on TV over the weekend pushing Trump’s “plan” to reopen the schools. She did him little good. Her lack of knowledge re the issue was evident. She was unable to directly respond to questions.
FOX News’ Chris Wallace could not make her look good.
I came across an interesting comment on the internet this morning: Parents can gamble with returning to work, parents will not allow children to be used a guinea pigs.
The CDC has its opinion re reopening of schools: Reopening of schools is the “highest risk for coronavirus spread.”
Trump had scheduled a political rally in New Hampshire recently. It was cancelled by the White House. Reason given, the weather.
Turns out it was not a bad day weather wise. Some sprinkling rain early morning. Sunny the rest of the day.
The truth outed over the weekend. The Trump team could not get enough people lined up to attend. To hold the rally would have resulted in another Tulsa.
The wall, the wall, the wall! One of Trump’s keys to successful election in 2016. The same “wall” will represent one of his major failures in the November 2020 election.
A certain portion of the “new wall” is eroding in Arizona. Three miles in the Rio Grande Valley. Experts claim the wall will topple into the river if not fixed.
The three miles cost $42 million to build. Apparently too much money for the actual work to be done. Some describe the design for the 3 miles as a Lamborghini.
The work was done by Fisher Industries of North Dakota.
Trump up in arms. He claims 2 reasons for the wall’s defects. The first that the defects are intentional and were done to embarrass him. The other that the work should not have been done by a private contractor.
The Florida coronavirus numbers continue to sky rocket. Yesterday a record for new cases in a single day: 15,299. Test positivity rate a whopping 19.6 percent.
The virus is out of control in Florida.
I blame Trump and our idiot Governor De Santis who blindly follows him. To this day, De Santis refuses to mandate masks anywhere under any circumstances.
There was one non tragedy yesterday. A typical example of American determination and following the rules. New York City announced that yesterday it had zero deaths. Zip! None!
The first time since March.
I attribute New York’s success to a Governor who stumbled a bit at the beginning, but realized he was wrong and took the scientific road recommended. Andrew Cuomo.
Florida, Texas and Arizona are where New York was several months ago. Will they learn as Cuomo did? Or will they continue listening to their Pied Piper Donald Trump?
Enjoy your day!