Trump wallows in more hypocrisy and lies — and the press corps finally smells blood
On March 30th, the Boston Globe editorial board published a statement that concluded, “The months the administration wasted with prevarication about the [coronavirus] threat and its subsequent missteps will amount to exponentially more COVID-19 cases than were necessary. In other words, the president has blood on his hands.” This article will attempt to quantify the number of people this “blood” actually represents. Providing a concrete figure for the number of preventable deaths will illustrate the extent, severity and seriousness of the administration’s policy choices. These are deaths that could have been prevented. Trump is culpable. The question is how to hold him accountable.
Number American Coronavirus Deaths as of May 13:
Preventable Deaths that have Already Occurred: Up to 72,900
Trump’s childish lies are nothing new, but the media has sunk its teeth into his blatant testing hypocrisy
There is nothing as politically corrosive as hypocrisy, and Donald Trump is wallowing in it.
His White House is scrambling to test everyone in sight — often multiple times — to contain a COVID-19 outbreak that involves at least two staff members and possibly many more.
At the same time, however, Trump is urging ordinary Americans to return to work with no way to know who around them might be contagious.