The Trump Touch (Sic)

Trump’s CV reads like a comedic list of bad practices. His companies went bankrupt five times….each time screwing his investors. Trump University (sic) was revealed to be a massive scam; his “charity” was deemed bogus.

Sadly that wasn’t enough. Through the aberration in the U.S. electoral system that allows election as president with a minority of votes, he became president and doubled the country’s yearly deficit by giving a tax cut to the wealthiest 1% in the country by spending on everything but essential services. He’s encouraged homophobia, racism, and white supremacy. He gutted environmental laws, appointed incompetents to the judicial system, and undermined health care to name a few of his “accomplishments”.

So come a real health emergency, the US has virtually no defenses in place. Nobody in charge. Chaos.

After ignoring warnings about the epidemic in China, he played a “hunch” that it would all go away (he was wrong) and he hoped for a miracle (nope). As if that were not enough after very preliminary reports that a drug might work, Trump declares the drug a miracle. In typical Trumpian hyperbole he “claimed the use of the drug in combination with azithromycin, an antibiotic, could be “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine”. the drug was hydroxychloroquine, and as is usually the case with Trump…….he seems to be wrong

Medicynical note: Trump has a limited ability to analyze. He disregards data and doesn’t trust science. So rather than waiting for information to develop he jumps to erroneous conclusions. Recently he’s been wrong more than the often cited stopped clock.

Give credit where credit is due. His actions and inaction are literally killing us.

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