Virus Rages, the Pres. Plays Golf & Whines on Twitter, Misfits Gather in DC; Life in Trump's America
No satirist could capture Trump's America as well as the actual headlines each day. It's like we are all living in one long Borat movie.
As Covid cases spiked over the last several weeks, the President has largely ignored the crisis, spending his days golfing and spreading increasing bizarre rumors about dead voters and stolen ballots.
Washington Post: "Since Election Day and for weeks prior, Trump has all but ceased to actively manage the deadly pandemic, which so far has killed at least 244,000 Americans, infected at least 10.9 million and choked the country’s economy. The president has not attended a coronavirus task force meeting in “at least five months,” said one senior administration official with knowledge of the meetings who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share candid details."
Having lost the election, Trump no longer feels the need to feign empathy or compassion, and news of a possible vaccine just seemed to anger him because it came too late to help his reelection effort.
Yesterday, several thousand Trump supporters gathered in Washington for the Million MAGA March. They came up about 990,000 marchers short of their goal, but several luminaries in the crazy conspiracy theory world showed up to rant about a stolen election including the new QAnon representative from GA, Marjorie Taylor Greene, "pizzagate" adviser, Sebastian Gorka, and the My Pillow guy with the 80s mustache, Mike Lindell. They rhapsodized about the wonders of Donald Trump to a motley collection of white nationalists like the Proud Boys and other confederate flag-flying misfits with some disturbing protest signs.
Daily Beast: "A Fox News anchor briefly paused mid-segment on Saturday after a sign carried by a demonstrator at the so-called “Million MAGA March” in Washington, D.C. appeared on the screen bearing a racist threat. Fox anchor Eric Shawn broke from his conversation with a Republican strategist to say, “We’ve just seen a very disturbing sign. It said, ‘Coming for Blacks and Indians first welcome to the New World Order.’
Trump didn't seem overly interested in pandemic planning or his MAGA march, doing a short drive-by of the demonstration on his way to golf in Virginia. He then took to Twitter to whine a bit more about the unfairness of his defeat, promising that Rudy Giuliani would get to the bottom of the whole rigged election thing,... right after readjusting his pants.
Just another day in Donald Trump's America.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content