So, watching the entire GOP circling the drain while they drown their comrades trying to flounder from the maelstrom is the schadenfreude we Democrats need right now. Donald Trump's installation and downfall is the biggest political sting in the history of the United States. Trump and the GOP were set up by superior forces then were given enough rope to hang the entire cabal. He knows he’s caught and will do anything to save his ass. In poker they say, “you can keep the cheese if you just let me out of the trap.”
Donald Trump is shrinking before our eyes. The coronavirus is quite likely to be the Trump presidency’s inflection point, when everything changed, when the bluster and ignorance and shallowness of America’s 45th president became undeniable, an empirical reality, as indisputable as the laws of science or a mathematical equation. His administration may stagger on, but it will be only a hollow shell. The Trump presidency is over. [Peter Wehner, The Atlantic]Anyone who believes a single word coming out of the Trump White House is delusional. Trump is certifiably unwell but remember christians believed Barack Obama would bring the Second Coming and Herr Trump will deliver them from it.
In the 2015 book Countdown to the Apocalypse: Why ISIS and Ebola Are Only the Beginning, Robert Jeffress described a world on the brink of chaos. Jeffress, one of Donald Trump’s most full-throated evangelical supporters, plans to preach a sermon on the coronavirus this Sunday at his church, First Baptist Dallas. Its title is “Is the Coronavirus a Judgment From God?” Jeffress strongly suggested to me that the answer is no: “Many times illness is just a consequence of living in the fallen world.” In other words, the virus is nothing to fear nor anything to draw theological or political conclusions from. [Why Trump-Friendly Christian Leaders Are Feeling Totally Fine About the Coronavirus]The rise of companies like Amazon suggests many people are simply too afraid to go into town to shop. I’m hardly the first person to say this but with the right messaging we could call all this social distancing and these quarantines a general strike in protest of Trump’s authoritarianism. It would not only destroy the entire Republican Party it would bring American capitalism to its knees.
The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014
"Even now, the president of the United States is lost in a fantasy world. Even worse, Trump’s fantasy is shared by many Americans. In this imaginary world, we can all get rich if the little flickering numbers on our iPhone’s Stocks app go up. It’s therefore also a disaster if the little numbers go down." Jon Schwarz
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