Heard on News Radio This Week

(Paraphrasing here, but not by much.) “Eradication of COVID-19 is the greatest achievement of Trump’s first term in office.”

What the fuck??? I don’t usually do political posts, but this just got on my last nerve. There is so much that’s wrong about this claim! Where do I start?

First of all, we’re still suffering from this disease, and I doubt that’s going to change by January 20, 2021. Nor will a vaccine be ready by then (and I believe that’s the only way we’ll be able to get rid of COVID-19). So, even if the verb was “will be” rather than “is,” the statement would still be erroneous.

But what makes this statement ludicrous is that Trump is the reason we’re in this mess in the first place. If he hadn’t put his head in the sand when the pandemic was making its way around the world, maybe we wouldn’t still be holed up so many months later. Oh, wait. He didn’t ignore the pandemic, he blamed it on the Democrats.

Now he makes fun of people who wear masks, even though many governments have made it mandatory—because it helps prevent the spread of the disease. Nearly a quarter of a million people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19, and the president thinks it’s a joke.

Jesus, I hope this nightmare ends this week.

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