Buckle Up, Buttercup

DogFace“It’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope.” (President Trump responding to a reporter’s request for a message to the American public who might be scared about the current pandemic)

The first U.S. coronavirus case was on January 21. Since that time President Trump has filled us with hope every time he speaks. Take it to heart, because we all know that politicians don’t lie. Especially a narcissist like Donald J. Trump.

  • “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” (January 21) [As of 3/26 there are over 75,000 cases of coronavirus in this country. But, it’s going to be fine. Keep telling yourself that.]
  • “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.” (February 10) [As of 3/26 there are over 1,000 deaths in this country attributed to coronavirus. It will all come to an abrupt end next week. It’s going to be fine.]
  • “We’re very close to a vaccine.” (February 25)
  • “When you have 15 [cases in the United States], and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” (February 26) [As of 3/26 there are over 75,000 cases of coronavirus in this country. That’s pretty close to zero, isn’t it?]
  • “Anybody that wants a test can get a test. That’s what the bottom line is.” And: “Anybody right now and yesterday — anybody that needs a test gets a test. We — they’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful. Anybody that needs a test gets a test.” (March 6)
  • “This blindsided the world. And I think we’ve handled it very, very well.” (March 9)
  • “The masks are being made by the millions. Millions and millions. We have plenty now, but we’re ordering for the millions. We’re ordering worst-case scenario.” (March 14)
  • “This is a very contagious — this is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control of.” (March 15)
  • “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” (March 17) [Then why did he tell us on February 26 that in a couple of days we’d be down to zero cases? Just askin’]
  • “We have millions of masks which are coming and which will be distributed to the [states that] are having a hard time getting them.” (March 18)
  • “Nobody knew there’d be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion. Nobody has ever seen anything like this before.” (March 19) [Two days prior, the president knew it was going to be a pandemic. He’s getting up there in years and probably forgot that he knew it was going to be a pandemic.]

There are so many more instances like those listed above. Our dear President refuses to listen to health professionals and wants us to go back to normal by Easter. 

“I think Easter Sunday and you’ll have packed churches all over our country, I think it would be a beautiful time. And it’s just about the timeline I think is right.” (Trump interview)

Well, my response to that is, “Buckle up, Buttercup. Things are fixin’ to get a lot worse, real fast.” Check out the numbers being continuously updated at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ — as of 3/26 we’re in second place and gaining on China, who is in first place, very rapidly.

Okay, enough with all the good news our leader is filling us with daily. His response to this little problem we’re facing is about what we should have expected. He’s known for bullying his way through anything he faces. If it doesn’t go his way, then just forge ahead and the issue will step aside and let him have his way—just to shut him up. Something tells me, though, that this virus is not going to listen to the blowhard in the White House. It’s going to do what it wants, regardless of what he says.

We need action from our president, not talk. Go back and read that again. We need action, not talk, not reaction. He needs to be proactive. The man this country elected to the highest office in the land in 2016 reacts to things he faces, and most times not in a positive way. I don’t think he’s ever been proactive in his life. He probably doesn’t even know what that means.

So, what will history have to say about our fearless leader? I don’t think it will be kind to him. He will forever be thought of as the only president so full of shit that this country ran out of toilet paper.

Good night, Mrs. Jackson, wherever you are.