How I did it...Sabotaged COVID-19 response


It is impossible to compare Donald Trump with any past president - not likely that there will be anything like him in the future...

Always with the mouth open, yet nothing to say.
According to RawStory, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt rank at the top of the U.S. presidents. Lincoln for his handling of the Civil War, Roosevelt for his efforts in the Great Depression, and World War II. George W. Bush comes in at close to the bottom of the list, and Donald Trump, if there is any way to place him under the bottom of the list, well, that is where you would find him. It is hard for one to reconcile how the one running this country could be so appallingly labeled.
The article explains that the only reason Trump has been able to preserve a 40% approval rating is the fact that he is by...
"riding his predecessor’s economic coattails and effectively manipulating the lizard brains of white Republicans, but even before the coronavirus hit, Trump was considered one of the worst presidents in the two surveys of scholars done in 2018."
Trump's delayed efforts on COVID-19...


Trump's first efforts in the coronavirus crisis was on March 13, over two months from when his "administration claims to have first become aware of the virus." There was another alert from Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, on January 18. Here's the latest scenario...
"With two thousand Americans dying every day and reported cases in the States increasing by a hundred thousand each week, we are only now beginning to grasp the depths of human misery unleashed by Trump’s inattention to the coronavirus for those ten long weeks."
In most modern civilizations Donald Trump would be classified as a murderer for allowing this to happen. But not in the United States, where the Senate is controlled by Moscow Mitch McConnell with a Republican Congress scared of the Oval Office lunatic. Here's another example of GOP ineptness...
"Ronald Reagan was able to ignore the AIDS crisis for years because it was “a gay disease” and didn’t impact anyone close to him until his old Hollywood acquaintance Rock Hudson asked for—but did not receive—his help in 1985."
Ronald Reagan's absurd response to AIDS epidemic...


 While increasing an "already-bloated defense budget and passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut overwhelmingly tilted to the 1%" in his first budget to Congress, he...
"cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency tasked with protecting public health in the face of the opiate epidemic, AIDS, flu, and infectious outbreaks."
And then a couple years later along came the COVID-19 pandemic. It was February 1, 2018, that the Washington Post reported the CDC would cut 80 percent of its efforts to prevent a global disease outbreak. And this is one of the major reasons the CDC was so inadequate, and still is, in its efforts to fight the coronavirus in this country. Here's a summation of T-rump's assault on U.S. healthcare...
“Collectively, warns Jeremy Konyndyk, who led foreign disaster assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Obama administration, ‘What this all adds up to is a potentially really concerning rollback of progress on U.S. health security preparedness.’
“‘It seems to actively unlearn the lessons we learned through very hard experience over the last 15 years,’ said Konyndyk….‘These moves make us materially less safe. It’s inexplicable.’”
The entire Donald Trump presidency can be considered "inexplicable," or worse if you can find the words. And here's the next stupid move...
"On May 10, 2018, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton [just hired in April] “re-organized” the National Security Council (NSC), or more accurately “fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command, including the White House management infrastructure” which had been set up by the Obama administration after the Ebola crisis, by collapsing the NSC’s Office of Global Security."
There's more...
"In the wake of Bolton’s action, the top official tasked with coordinating a response to a pandemic, Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer from the National Security Council, resigned on the same day that a new Ebola outbreak was reported in the Congo."
Donald Trump hires and fires John Bolton...


It is now evident that Trump has made it his goal to undo all the great programs Barack Obama had put in place during his administration, and the White House maniac continues that course of action today. And there was even more notice of the coming COVID-19 pandemic late last year...
"In September of 2019, a 'study by the Council of Economic Advisers ordered by the National Security Council predicted that a pandemic similar to the 1918 Spanish flu or the 2009 swine flu could lead to a half-million deaths and cost the economy as much as $3.8 trillion.'”
It was that same month that " the Trump administration ended PREDICT, a “pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China and other countries to detect and respond to such a threat.”  If it is possible to believe, there is so much more and Dan Benbow from Raw Story has done an excellent job of bringing it to you in his opinion piece here...a must read.

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