Donald Trump is nothing short of an all-out imbecile, and while we knew that he was arrogant, vein, and self-obsessed, it wasn’t until the deadly COVID-19 outbreak that we saw that he literally didn’t care if we lived or died. For Donald Trump, this is still a popularity contest, and nothing happening in America, or around the world, has affected the president in the slightest.
Democrats and Republicans finally agreed to a stimulus package to help relieve the burden the virus has placed on the economy, and since the economy is literally all Trump cares about, he is demanding that his signature be on every check that goes out.
Every. Single. One.
According to Wall Street Journal:
“Mr. Trump has told people he wants his signature to appear on the direct payment checks that will go out to many Americans in the coming weeks, according to an administration official.”
“Normally, a civil servant — the disbursing officer for the payment center — would sign federal checks, said Don Hammond, a former senior Treasury Department official.”
The president’s need to pretend that the U.S. Treasury’s money is his money is not only pathetic, it is symptomatic of a deadly flaw in him. The president has zero empathy for anyone ever. He has a long history of being inappropriate when huge things happen. First it was bragging about his building being the tallest in Manhattan after the Twin Towers fell in September of 2001, now it is the ridiculously narcissistic behavior that means certain death to many Americans.
According to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo:
“Right now we have a pin-pointed risk that we need to address and we need to be very serious. and that risk is called New York City.”
TIME reports that:
Over the past week New York has become epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the United States. As of Saturday afternoon Eastern Time, New York had at least 52,318 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a tracker by Johns Hopkin’s University; that’s nearly half of the at least 115,547 cases in the entire United States. In comparison, Rhode Island currently has at least 203 confirmed cases, per the tracker.