In just five weeks, 55,417 people have died throughout the country. A full 986,000 cases have been identified so far, and countless ones have not been identified. In order to save the country and its population, states have shut down. Still, Donald Trump has yet to believably acknowledge the tragedy. He has his reelection on his mind.
Americans are smarter than conservative politicians and Attorney General (AG) William Barr has given them credit. Even as the AG has threatened to sue states that do not open up before it is safe, most governors will protect their people, and their citizens will recognize their leadership. This is not about Democrats and Republicans, Independents and Libertarians, Conservatives and Progressives. This is a time to meet this terrible disease and the resulting Depression 2.0 as one country.
Yes, Americans are desperate for their money, but they are more desperate to save their families’ lives. Even as the president tries to divide them and even as we shelter at home, we will reach into that deep well of U.S. creativity and find a way to survive. As this terrible time plays out, people and the nation will survive:
‘Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Blame the Democrats for any “lateness” in your Enhanced Unemployment Insurance. I wanted the money to be paid directly, they insisted it be paid by states for distribution. I told them this would happen, especially with many states which have old computers.’