But he quickly changed the subject to himself

More on Trump’s ridiculous outing to the CDC. (Why did he wear his play clothes to the CDC? His play clothes are for throwing paper towels at people who survived a hurricane, not for visiting a government institution. Nobody else there was in play clothes.)

Trump, wearing his “Keep America Great” campaign hat while discussing the global worry, tried once more to quell growing alarm about the spread of the virus in America. But he quickly ventured into side matters and political squabbles.

Because he has the attention span of a flea.

The president touted the accuracy of the test to detect the coronavirus, which members of his administration have acknowledged is not available to all who wants it, declaring it was “perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. This was not as perfect as that, but pretty good.”

Ah yes, that’s appropriate, bringing up his criminal behavior toward Ukraine while pretending to do something about a disease outbreak.

Despite calling this week for bipartisanship during the crisis, he said he told Vice President Mike Pence not to be complimentary during his Thursday meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, where more than a dozen people have died, because “he is a snake.”

“Let me just tell you we have a lot of problems with the governor and, that’s where you have many of your problems, OK?” Trump said. “So Mike may be happy with him but I’m not, OK?”

This is not a 5-year-old in a tantrum, this is a 73-year-old who is supposed to be a president of the US dealing with a crisis.

Trump also said he talked on the phone with California Gov. Gavin Newsom about the 3,500 people stuck on a cruise ship anchored off the coast of California. Trump, at the CDC, advocated for the passengers to remain on the ship — in part so they would not count against the total number of victims in the United States.

Well it’s the numbers, you see, that’s what counts. Numbers of electoral college votes, numbers of people attending his inauguration, number of pounds he weighs, number of inches he is tall, numbers of coronavirus cases. If they’re on a ship THEY DON’T COUNT. Yay him.

The president, while touring the CDC, also boasted about his ability to understand the virus, even though he has repeatedly misstated how long it would take for a vaccine to be developed and available.

“You know my Uncle was a great — he was at MIT. He taught at MIT for a record number of years. He was a great super genius, Dr. John Trump,” the president said. “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it. … Maybe I have a natural ability.”

Oh god oh god oh god

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