Monday, May 11, 2020

Priorities — An Ongoing Series Part Infinity

The pandemic rages on, and what is Trump tweeting about?  An editing error at NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Trump spent much of his Sunday holiday sharing more than 100 tweets and retweets, bouncing between wishing everyone a “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY,” and railing against targets like former president Barack Obama, “60 Minutes” and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

But perhaps no one received as much ire from the president and his supporters on Mother’s Day than “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd. In a late-night tweet Sunday, Trump said Todd should be fired by NBC News for using an abbreviated quote from Attorney General William P. Barr to criticize the Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The show acknowledged the “error,” and said that the tail end of Barr’s quote, which was edited out of the clip shown on “Meet the Press,” included important context.

Meanwhile, people in the West Wing are testing positive for the virus, meaning that at some point someone there is going to be hospitalized or worse.

The only reason that Trump wants to wipe out coronavirus is because it’s interfering with his chances for reelection.  As long as you remember that, you’ll know what’s going on in the White House.  As far as he’s concerned, he’ll let the people die.  Let the Republican Party go down in flames — as well it should for their enabling and excusing his behavior and pathology — and let the economy implode to a point that makes the Great Depression send him a thank-you note for rehabilitating its reputation.  All the rest is just noise.