(Much rambling, so no emjois or italics or any of that crap. Getting this off my chest then going to bed.)
I didn’t do any of that battery stuff. I probably won’t. I’ve got a doctor appointment coming up this week, and that’ll be enough “out” for me. But what a clusterfuck we’re heading into, eh? It was one thing to have Donald Trump as our bumbling clown of a President when things were basically normal, but now when the shit is hitting the fan – it’s a whole different type of feeling with him at the helm of our sinking ship.
He’s so afraid of appearing weak, he’s so scared to be proven wrong, and he’ll let the country burn before he ever takes even the slightest amount of blame for anything. Nope, what we get is an indignant fool, constantly lying about the current state of emergency, sometimes because of the reasons that I just listed – and sometimes because he just simply has no idea what he’s talking about, but can’t manage to stop himself from talking.
If he hadn’t so effectively gotten rid of or otherwise chased away all of the career people in the White House, we could have some hope that there was a brilliant, unseen army of people working behind the scenes to do the required things when our President didn’t seem to know how. But we see the truth in the press conferences each day… as Trump rambles, lies, guesses, boasts, and blames… the people surrounding him do nothing. Well, they continue to kiss his ass, which is apparently a requirement of those positions… but Donald Trump is like a drunk that’s stumbling his way to his car, and while everyone knows what’s gonna happen – nobody takes his keys. In fact, in this scenario, they’d be patting him on the back, telling him that he’ll get home quicker and safer than anyone has ever done before.
Watch his press conferences. Watch how many times he’s asked a question and he answers with both a negative reply and a positive reply, usually topped off with a “We’ll see” for good measure. He’s so ridiculously in over his head, and anyone with a lick of common sense can see it. But while he’s gotta know that most people don’t buy his bullshit, I think he’s happy enough that the strongest of his supporters eat up every word that he says. In a normal administration, there would be someone to stop our President from getting on Twitter and, without any medical evidence, start naming off pills that he claims will treat COVID19. God help the people who blindly follow his advice.
Instead of being the leader of the 50 states, helping in any way possible, he tells the governors that they need to try to get the equipment and supplies themselves… which of course they’re already trying to do. He’s so dismissive of the states’ requests, it’s almost as if he feels that they are out of line for asking for help. And when he’s unable to provide the requested help, of course he blames someone else. As of a few days ago he was still giving himself a “10” when it comes to his response, and when asked what he’d like to tell the millions of Americans who are scared right now – he attacked the reporter, and said it was a nasty question. What kind of idiot doesn’t see a softball question like that coming? And the blown opportunity to have said something presidential and reassuring. Nope, just anger, blame, and confusion.
I could probably sit here and craft my thoughts a little better, and give a whole lot more examples of the ways that Donald Trump is failing us during this crisis… but the people who agree with me already understand, and the ones who don’t… they don’t wanna hear it. Thankfully even Fox News has started to drop their Trump Shield and report the seriousness of this pandemic, but are their viewers going to believe it when their network has done a 180 turn on everything?
As Americans, we shouldn’t be afraid of what the next words will be that come from our President’s mouth. We shouldn’t have to be scared, seeing that he truly doesn’t understand what’s going on, nor does he have any idea how to mobilize the Federal Government in a way that will best help us. We shouldn’t have our jaws drop in disbelief every time he makes an obviously false claim and the rest of the “task force” just stands there and lets it happen. We shouldn’t have to go to sleep each night feeling more fear for the next day than the last, because his ignorance and inaction is truly costing lives and it doesn’t show any sign of changing.
But her emails!