Whining is so unattractive. A whining child ranks right up there on the Richter Scale, but when the whiner is 73-years-old and the president of these United States it boils down to outright disgusting. This is what happened.
The coronavirus pandemic just stole the lives of 100,000 Americans in under three months. The tragedy is too terrible to imagine. The human mind has difficulty grasping it. There is no slipping gently into the night with COVID-19, these deaths are cruel. Perfectly healthy people in their 20’s die within days of falling ill. The virus strikes with no warning and a long menu of symptoms. It even leans over the junior beds of five-year-old children and ravages their blood vessels.
What do 100,000 people look like? Fill up a quarter-mile-long cruise ship comfortably full with 6,000 passengers. Then fill another 15 1/3 more ships and line them up, connect them with a rope, and you have 100,000 people. That does not take into consideration their grieving families and friends whose lives have been ever changed.
But wait! Do not forget Donald Trump. An individual who talked with the president late last week said the man insisted he was coronavirus’ biggest victim, according to The Vanity Fair:
‘He was just in a fucking rage. He was saying, ‘This is so unfair to me! Everything was going great. We were cruising to reelection!” Even as the death toll neared 100,000 and unemployment ranks swelled to over 38 million, Trump couldn’t see the pandemic as anything other than something that had happened to him. “The problem is he has no empathy,” the adviser said. Trump complained that he should have been warned about the virus sooner. “The intelligence community let me down!” he said.’
The White House promoted Political Director Bill Stepien to Deputy Campaign Manager. Stephanie Alexander was the Midwest Political Director and promoted to Campaign Chief of Staff. That did not bode well for the current Campaign Manager Brad Parscale. Trump has been unhappy with his campaign manager due to his reckless and expensive spending habits as the president’s numbers at the polls have been dropping.
One Republican heard Trump screaming at Parscale:
‘Trump has been screaming at Brad, “How many fucking times do I have to tell you I don’t like this! Are you fucking stupid?”‘
A campaign spokesperson sent an email:
‘Your source is wrong. The President never said that about Brad. This is a solidification of Brad’s leadership.’
One of Trump’s friends said that the president was difficult:
‘Once you get on the wrong side of the mountain with Trump, it’s hard to get back.’
Stepien is a close friend of Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner. A former White House official commented:
‘This is a sign the campaign realized they needed to bring in the big boys.’
‘Bottom line is Americans want security. They want to feel safe in the realm of national security, and they want to feel economically secure.’
Trump is his own worst enemy another White House official commented:
‘Trump is doing it to himself by tweeting idiotic conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough. Women are tired of this shit. Trump can’t pivot to a different strategy. He only knows one strategy—which is attack. It worked in 2016. But now it’s not what people are looking for. And when he’s not feeling helpless or aggrieved, Trump continues to cling to magical thinking. He lives in his own fucking world.’
One prominent Republican told Vanity Fair:
‘Right now the only person who can change the dynamic is Joe Biden.’
The White House declined to comment.
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