Trump In These Dark Days Of Need

The country is ass deep in the ravages of the Covid-19 virus……people are dying by the hundreds and soon could be very worse….

But yet the person that all Americans turn to to help them deal with this disaster, the president, is acting like an immature brat……a spoiled 6 year old shows more leadership than the person elected to protect the country and its people….all the people.

President Trump has told people he wants Americans to see his signature on the stimulus checks that will be sent out after he signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package into law Friday, according to an administration official cited by The Wall Street Journal. Such checks would normally be signed by a disbursing officer, not the president. While signing the bill into law in the Oval Office on Friday, the president appeared to express awe at the price tag attached to the legislation, calling it a “great honor” and saying, “I never signed anything with a T on it.” Trump, who has faced criticism recently for what some see as overly optimistic assessments about the coronavirus pandemic, went on to predict a “rebound like we have never seen before” by the end of the year.  The legislation he signed includes expanded unemployment benefits, direct cash payments to every American earning less than $99,000 a year, and billions in job retention loans for small businesses. 

Read it at The Wall Street Journal

Then there is the pouty 7 year old in the White House….

Shortly after the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reached 1,500 on Friday, President Donald Trump took to the podium at a White House press briefing and complained that certain state’s governors  are not “appreciative” enough of the federal government’s help—so much so that he said he’d told Vice President Mike Pence, the leader of the coronavirus task force, to skip calling governors of some hard-hit areas.  

Trump singled out the Democratic leaders of Washington and Michigan, noting that he had advised Pence not to call them as the healthcare crisis plagues their states and people fall sick and die. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-says-he-told-mike-pence-to-ignore-governors-in-hard-hit-areas-if-they-are-not-appreciative

How can anyone with half a brain say this is the proper way to handle a pandemic?

Then I read some news that made me doubt our collective sanity.

That said Trump has been vindicated by polls that show Americans for the most part approve of what he is doing…..

For the first time in his presidency, more people approve of the job Donald Trump is doing than disapprove, polls show. The improvement appears to be driven by support for his handling of the coronavirus crisis, the Hill reports. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found 48% of those polled endorsed the president’s job performance overall, while 46% disapproved. Before this, his high point was 44% approval, reached in January. Trump does better on the pandemic, 51% to 45%. Still 58% of those polled thought the administration responded to the outbreak too slowly; 66% said the administration will take care of this crisis. The poll was taken Sunday through Wednesday and reported a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

CNN’s Poll of Polls shows Trump just barely underwater but still at a high point for that measure. The poll, which averages five recent polls taken in the past two weeks and includes the Post-ABC poll, found 47% of voters approving of Trump’s job performance and 48% disapproving. Again, he fares better on the pandemic, 52% to 45%. Although approval usually rises for presidents in a crisis, per CNN, this is a modest improvement. President George W. Bush, for example, rose 40 points after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Trump responded to the Post-ABC poll Friday with a tweet saying that other polls show better figures for him and that 10 points should be added to any poll taken by the Post

Is that because like the corporations the people are getting free money?

Too bad we cannot poll the 1000+ people that have died if they think he, Trump, is doing a good job.

Are the people polled seeing the same information that I am?  Apparently not!

But wait a softer side has appeared…..

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.

Is his concern for the people?  Is his concern on the numbers in the election?  Is He listening to the health experts?  Or does he just want to be on TV?

Stay calm…..Avoid Crowds…..wash hands often…..stay prepared….

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4 thoughts on “Trump In These Dark Days Of Need

  1. I don’t understand it either, Chuq–his approval ratings going UP? It boggles the mind. It’s farcical. It’s crazy. It’s terrifying. Some of my own friends and family support him. All of them were reluctant supporters, at first. I shuddered, voiced my opinion when asked, and refuted them when they assumed that I felt like they did. But now, they have dug their heels in. The more opposition Trump has, the more they rally around him. Now some of them who “held their noses while they voted,” are his most ardent supporters. And some of them–my friends and family–are educated, normally sensible people!

  2. Pam is right. The more he gets called out, the worse he behaves, the more his fans love him. Hard to comprehend, but plain to see.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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