Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Trump Is Losing It, And His Latest Rant Against Democrats Wanting 'Death' Is Proof

Trump, without proof, said Democrats hope he fails on preventing "death" from coronavirus.

A president, such as Donald Trump, who has difficulty reining in his emotions, is not a good president to have.

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It's evident after nearly three-and-a-half years of Trump in office, that his anger has gotten the best of him. But during a crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic, even this statement from him is a new low.

Trump was asked by reporters why he would allow Dr. Anthony Fauci, a well-respected member of his coronavirus task force, to speak before a committee within the Republican-controlled Senate, but wouldn't allow him to speak before a committee in the Democratic-controlled House.

The president's answer speaks volumes:
Because the House is a setup. The House is a bunch of Trump haters. They, frankly, want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death, which means death, and our situation is going to be very successful.
Trump offered no proof for his accusations toward Democrats, as reporting from Reuters noted.

Trump may truly believe what he said about Democrats in the House, but it doesn't matter: that chamber of Congress is a duly-elected group of lawmakers, with the same rights to speak with the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that the Senate has. Acknowledging the Senate can question him but not the House is inconsistent with the way the legislative branch interacts with the executive, and puts on full display the childish nature of this president.

There's demonstrable proof, however, that Trump himself doesn't care about the health of the American people. From The Washington Post:
In phone calls with outside advisers, Trump has even floated trying to reopen much of the country before the end of this month, when the current federal recommendations to avoid social gatherings and work from home expire, the people said. Trump regularly looks at unemployment and stock market numbers, complaining that they are hurting his presidency and reelection prospects, the people said.
In other words, concerned mainly about his own reelection chances, the president may, at the expense of the lives of tens of thousands (perhaps more) of Americans, reopen the economy so that he can look good on the subject.

Call Democrats "Trump haters" if you want to, like the president does. At least they don't govern with such disregard for the American people.

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