I want you to pay close attention to what Donald Trump said recently. I want you to think about it. I want to give you a glimpse into the convoluted way the President of the United States thinks. Are you ready?
Donald Trump tried to downplay the severity of America’s coronavirus outbreak by arguing that the U.S. wouldn’t be leading the world in cases if it weren’t for the fact that so much testing is being done. I swear I’m not making this up. Here are Trump’s own words.
“Don’t forget, we have more cases than anybody in the world. But why? Because we do more testing. When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.”
So Donald Trump, the leader of the free world, believes that coronavirus cases simply wouldn’t exist if we didn’t test to find them.
Oh, he also promised that the U.S. will reopen “vaccine or no vaccine.” He said, “The U.S. will overcome the coronavirus crisis with or without an effective vaccine.” Then he added that the disease will “go away at some point” either way.
Hmm. This reminds me of when he predicted in February that the U.S. would go down from 15 coronavirus cases to nearly zero. Or when he claimed in early March that the virus will be gone by April because, when temperatures rise, “the virus will miraculously go away.” Or when he predicted in April that there would be zero coronavirus deaths in the U.S. by mid-May.
I want you to think about what Donald Trump has said and how he’s responded to the pandemic.
I especially want you to think about all this when you vote in November.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where we are asked to “make the word ‘want’ the first, second, or third word of your post.”