This is just sad.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-actually-believes-he-can-sell-himself-to-america-as-a-covid-conquering-hero

I think this explains Mr. Trump’s pitiful attempt to look strong and resolute on the White House portico as he defiantly removed his mask and struck a defiant pose. Of course, the effect was ruined by the fact that he was very visibly fighting for every breath.

I think that defiant gesture is not playing the way he hopes. When he removed that mask and then entered the residence a lot of people saw a self-centered, science-denying jerk endangering the people around him. That is NOT a good look. IMHO.

7 thoughts on “This is just sad.

  1. I am iron man
    Has he lost his mind?
    Can he see or is he blind?
    Can he walk at all
    Or if he moves will he fall?
    Is he alive or dead?
    Has he thoughts within his head?
    We’ll just pass him there
    Why should we even care?
    He was turned to steel
    In the great magnetic field
    Where he traveled time
    For the future of mankind
    Nobody wants him
    He just stares at the world
    Planning his vengeance
    That he will soon unfold
    Now the time is here
    For iron man to spread fear
    Vengeance from the grave
    Kills the people he once saved
    Nobody wants him
    They just turn their heads
    Nobody helps him
    Now he has his revenge
    Heavy boots of lead
    Fills his victims full of dread
    Running as fast as they can
    Iron man lives again

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  2. What he is doing is giving people permission to voice their ‘COVID fatigue’

    They know they have to hold on a bit longer, but they are tired of cabin fever and the kids being home. They feel trapped. Trump is tying in to that frustration and making an emotional connection with a lot of people.

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    1. What he is doing is giving people permission to voice their ‘COVID fatigue’

      Okay, But SHOULD he being doing that? Should he be saying – again – that it is no worse than the flu? His soft peddling of the danger has already cost uncountable lives. We are now heading into perhaps the most dangerous phase of this pandemic. It is time for leadership, hard choices and competence, not pandering to misguided and dangerous emotions.

      Maybe you did not notice but Trump’s recovery – if it holds – was achieved by an extraordinary medical effort that simply will not be there for anybody else. This is still NOT the flu. Trump’s lies cannot change that.

      Nice try at spinning this fiasco, but if you or he thinks this desperate, stupid and selfish behavior is winning over undecided or Biden voters you are dead wrong. IMHO.

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  3. I saw nothing wrong with his FDR style message at all. Nothing to fear but fear itself. Giving people hope, telling them to not be afraid and saying to carry on with life safely is more appealing than the doom and gloom stay in your bubble message from the left.

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  4. Nice try. Both offered upbeat sentiments to a worried nation. But, there are crucial differences.

    FDR’s message was true. Fear itself was causing the problems. It was about the state of the economy which is – in part at least – a function of the behavior of the people. Eliminating fear as FDR was trying to do would help solve the crisis.

    Trump’s message is simply wrong. There IS something to fear – a deadly virus that is easily transmitted and which can ruin your life if you survive at all. Eliminating fear will not help solve the crisis. It will make the pandemic worse.

    Compared to Trump’s idiotic happy talk, facing the reality of the threat may seem like doom and gloom to some. But, in the long run, we have to hope that the people will do better when given the truth – even unpleasant truths. In this case, the truth is that the pandemic is not over. The worst may still be yet to come. ESPECIALLY if we listen to Trump and behave the way he does.

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  5. I know I’m rushing out today to buy my “Trump Defeats COVID-19” White House commemorative gold coin for merely $100. If he takes a turn south, it’ll be worth a fortune. Irony sells.

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