Dark Days in American Politics
I have always believed in the notion of the Presidency. I always believed that if you could actually make it to the Oval Office, it obviously meant you were smart enough, able enough and cared enough about the American People and the American Idea to be in the office, regardless of if I agreed with your policies or not.
After having 45 people serve in the role over the past 244 years of our country, I have never been more disgusted by what I have seen happen from the Presidency as I have with this President and this administration. 2020 has been a wild year with a lot of tragedy and heartbreak in the United States and around the World. We are currently in the middle of one of the largest pandemics we have ever seen in the modern era and as I write this post today, 210,000 Americans have passed away from the Covid-19 virus that has plagued the world since the beginning of 2020.
This administration has consistently downplayed the virus, downplayed the affects of the virus on the country and its people, and downplayed their role in helping spread the virus. Because of continued reckless behavior, ignoring science and top health officials in the field, and not taking the role of President seriously, this administration is dialect of their responsibility to the American people. Asking the entire country to wear masks, practice social distancing, stay at home and stay out of work, and make serious life changes to "Flatten the Curve" to ensure that virus can be contained but not taking those guidelines seriously yourself or practicing those guidelines is a truly poor show of leadership.
Because of this poor show of leadership, this President tried to push through a Supreme Court Justice Nomination, bringing together a large majority of Republican lawmakers to the Rose Garden to announce the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a non-socially distanced event where most people weren't wearing masks, were hugging and interacting with each other and socializing.
Because of this event that took place on September 26th, 14 people have tested positive for Covid-19 including President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melanie Trump, Hope Hicks, Kayleigh McEnany, Nichoasl Una, Mike Lee, Whom Tillis, Ron Johnson, Kellyanne Conway, Chad Gilmartin, Karoline Leavitt, Stephen Miller, Bill Stephen, Ronna McDanile and Chris Christie. All of these people have had direct contact with President Trump from the Rose Garden Ceremony to Debate Preparation for the 1st Presidential Debate.
After finding out that there was a high chance of exposure to the virus, this President decided to, again buck orders and advice of health experts, and instead of self-quarantining...to travel to a fundraiser in New Jersey to mingle with supporters (again, with no social distancing and no mask wearing) putting countless American's lives at risk. After returning home, it was announced that Trump had tested Positive for Covid and would be self-quarantining.
Suffering from complications from the virus, Donald Trump was rushed to Walter Reed Hospital where he underwent extremely rare medical therapies that chances are, NO ONE IN THIS COUNTRY WOULD EVER BE ABLE TO GET, administered by Top Health Officials in State of the Art quarters with round the clock coverage. After applying for a compassionate plea (that would take most Americans a year or longer) Trump was approved and within less than 1 day started receiving a group of therapies to treat the virus.
After being treated for 3 days and getting angry with the negative media coverage of how Trump was handling the virus, he decided to get into an SUV to do a drive-by around Walter Reed so that his Supporters and fans could see he was alive and well. Putting more people's lives at risk and then pushing to return to the White House, again putting more lives at risk for the countless secret service, maids, cooks, house staff, advisors, etc that have to tend to such a whining baby's every need.
And if this was not all that bad, it gets worse. The President had the audacity to tweet the following:
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