Thursday, October 8, 2020

An Ad For Death

Trump, looking like he was fresh from the embalming parlor, went on TV to tell the world how he feels. From the Washington Post:

Trump sought to depict a presidency that has returned to normal, saying on Twitter that he had “recovered” from the virus.

“Hi, perhaps you recognize me. It’s your favorite president, and I’m standing in front of the Oval Office at the White House,” Trump said in a recorded video released on Twitter late Wednesday.

The president was recorded while standing in the Rose Garden without a mask. He focused mostly on erroneously pitching therapeutics as a “cure” rather than emphasizing good public health practices like mask-wearing and social distancing, continuing a pattern that has frustrated scientists for months.

“I want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president, because I feel great,” Trump said, pledging to make sure that all Americans receive the same experimental antibody cocktail that was used to treat him, free. “I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise.”

This cavalier if not blasphemous attempt to con the base into thinking he’s been cured, sounding like that snake-oil salesman pushing “Miracle Water” on late-night TV, is going to result in more deaths from Covid-19. Not only that, it’s an assault on the millions of people who are infected and the families who’ve lost someone to it. If it wasn’t clear to the whole world that he’s an unfeeling and pathetic excuse for an alleged human being, this should tell you.

2 barks and woofs on “An Ad For Death

  1. It’s really beside the point but “your favorite president” sounds like something that would come out of the mouth of a third grader. Apologies to third graders everywhere.

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