Is This The Demise Of Trump?

Trump’s lack of action on this virus thing has done more damage than just health…..he has damaged his chances of being re-elected…….in the last month the markets has lost all the gains it made during the 3 years of a Trump presidency….and the economy was his bright spot to run on and maybe sway voters to give him another four years.

All that positive campaign fodder is gone baby gone.

To be sure, the president isn’t responsible for either the coronavirus or the disease it causes, COVID-19, and he couldn’t have stopped it from hitting our shores even if he had done everything right. Nor is it the case that the president hasn’t done anything right; in fact, his decision to implement a travel ban on China was prudent. And any narrative that attempts to pin all of the blame on Trump for the coronavirus is simply unfair. The temptation among the president’s critics to use the pandemic to get back at Trump for every bad thing he’s done should be resisted, and schadenfreude is never a good look.

That said, the president and his administration are responsible for grave, costly errors, most especially the epic manufacturing failures in diagnostic testing, the decision to test too few people, the delay in expanding testing to labs outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and problems in the supply chain. These mistakes have left us blind and badly behind the curve, and, for a few crucial weeks, they created a false sense of security. What we now know is that the coronavirus silently spread for several weeks, without us being aware of it and while we were doing nothing to stop it. Containment and mitigation efforts could have significantly slowed its spread at an early, critical point, but we frittered away that opportunity.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/peter-wehner-trump-presidency-over/607969/

Trump recently said……that he foresaw this virus coming…..

President Trump has stepped up the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak—and he is apparently trying to retroactively step up his level of concern. The president claimed Tuesday that he always knew that it was a pandemic, contradicting months of statements downplaying or even mocking the level of risk, reports the New York Times. “This is a pandemic,” Trump said Tuesday. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” The Times notes that on Jan. 22, when asked if he was worried about a pandemic, Trump said: “No, not at all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”

In recent weeks, Trump has also attacked Democrats and the media over the outbreak, calling it the rival party’s “new hoax,” the Hill reports. On March 9, he tweeted: “The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant” and quoted the surgeon general as saying “the risk is low to the average American.” When he spoke to reporters Tuesday, the president denied changing his mind about the outbreak. “No, I’ve always viewed it as very serious,” Trump said. “There was no difference yesterday from days before. I feel the tone is similar, but some people said it wasn’t.”

This pandemic and the response has shown the American people what a con man Trump truly is…..and they are starting to realize they have been conned…..and his stupid of idea of “reopen the country” is a perfect illustration of his silliness and making of confusion…..

President Trump is extending federal guidelines recommending people stay home and away from one another for another 30 days as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, the AP reports. Trump made the announcement during a Rose Garden briefing. The guidelines, originally tagged as “15 days to slow the spread,” had been set to expire Monday. Trump had said last week he hoped to have the country “re-opened” by Easter.

But public health experts sounded the alarm, saying a rollback would speed transmission, making the situation worse. The federal guidelines recommend that older people and those with preexisting conditions stay home and away from other people, and also recommend that all Americans avoid social gatherings, work from home, and steer clear of bars and restaurants.

Knee jerk stupidity.

I believe that we Americans are watching the probable demise of the Trump presidency……a slow burn indeed……but I could be mistaken.

A demise but at what price?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo, scribo”

16 thoughts on “Is This The Demise Of Trump?

  1. Lack of action ? Haven’t you watched any of the daily press conferences and seen all the officials from the public and private sector, state, local, military , medical report on this dramatic mobilization ? They had to create a structure to deal with this wherein none existed. Lack of action ? The lack of action came from Nancy, Chuck, Adam and Gerald as they were too busy impeaching the president in November, December and January while the virus was emerging.

      1. Dems have their part. Nancy delayed recovery act passage to add riders of nonsense. But that aside to measure Trump only regardless of dem obfuscation there is no cop out . I can’t imagine how anyone would not be impressed with daily press conferences, answering endless questions and listening to all the reports of all the different officials re mobilization in creating response structures where nothing adequate existed and nation totally unprepared for onslaught of crises complications. Production of materials doesn’t happen overnight. Crisis apparent in China by mid January and Trump cut off all travel from China to US in 15 days later and they called him a bigot and racist. That step alone lowered infection and death in US. He addresses not only medical but the whole broad effects and responses on various elements of economy, worker income, employer survival, industry help, coordination local , state and federal and and private entities to deliver services and manufacture materials. Trump does have his eccentricities and misstatements but to use that to imply he is incompetent is a cop out and the results of his efforts and that of task force provide proof of admirable effort, organization, delivery and competence as right man for this dreadful time. Proof is in the pudding not in Trump character attacks and Trump hate.

      2. Carl the none sense you mention were extended sick leave and unemployment benefits for those that are impacted by the virus. The only none sense was seeing that most stim cash go to corporations chuq

    1. As chuq said, Trump isn’t responsible for the virus getting her, but he is responsible for the lack of necessary equipment for hospitals who desperately need it, the length of time it took to get testing off the ground, and his overall nonchalant attitude (until yesterday) regarding the seriousness of this deadly virus. Even then he was jubilantly tweeting about his ratings for his daily briefings at the same time Dr. Fauci was warning that the U.S could see 100,000-200,000 dead before this is over.

      1. How is he responsible for the lack of necessary equipment when virus sprung upon us ? The preparation and to have all things in place would have required decades of preparing and even magical precognition of the future event. .

      2. He was warned Carl. He was warned back in 2016 by the Obama administration, he was warned months ago by the intelligence community. He chose to ignore everyone. He signed the DPA and then chose not to implement it until a few days ago. People are dying and hospitals are begging for PPEs and ventilators, but everything’s fine because his ratings are high for his daily briefings.

      3. The Whitehouse was warned about this pandemic in the first week of January by inteligence anaylists, as was our government in the UK. Both Trump & Boris are men devoid of interest in detail, but only in their own careers. Through January & February both men could have had tests on order; ventilaters being made, plans set in motion.

        South Korea learned from Sars & Meres out-breaks and knew that it was going to happen again – someday. So when Corona virus first appeared, they got all their special epidemic medical equipment out of storage, and they were set to go. They have almost defeated it. In the UK the NHS carred out a drill to deal with a fictional pandemic – they failed almost every test. Yet nothing was done. No new equipment, no new training of medical staff – nothing. The report was just hidden. Why, because it would have highlighted the ideological driven chronic lack of public funding for the Public Health Service.

        Both Johnson & Trump have let their populations down.

    2. My husband watched what was happening in China and warned me that this was coming. My husband is a smart man, but he’s no genius. And yet, he could see what so many could not, and what so many refused to see; with robust trade between China and the rest of the world, the U.S. in particular, Covid-19 was already here. Surely, these geniuses knew it was here. Surely, this self proclaimed genius of a President we endure, knew it was here, but he didn’t want to sound the alarm because of the economic ramifications. So he and his administration, rightfully banned travel to and from travel–yes, rightfully, wisely–and then drug there collective feet on everything else that would fight and slow the spread of this virus. And you blame Chuck and Nancy? Stunning.

  2. Turns out the virus was in Washington state earlier than we thought, but the medics couldn’t test for it or report their findings.
    Fast action, as Obama demonstrated in the Ebola threat a few years ago, could have contained Covid-19 early on or at least bought time for preparation.

  3. Whatever stupidity he hs displayed is unlikely to affect his re-elcetion. Even though Boris dragged his heels here, most people are stil trying to blame China, and thinking the western leaders are ‘doing their best’
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I want to believe the Dumbshit Orange Nazi has finally done enough to convince his own sycophantic followers that he’s gone too far, but then I remember my Dad telling me that stupid people are the very last to see how stupid they truly are.

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