In the event you’re simply tuning in to the most recent version of our lengthy nationwide nightmare, a short recap: After downplaying COVID-19 for months, letting the virus achieve a foothold within the nation, and contributing to the deaths of over 200,000 within the U.S., Donald Trump examined constructive for coronavirus himself. This was by no means stunning and, actually, was fully inevitable given his disdain for masks carrying and social distancing and his insistence on holding rallies and different occasions that packed folks in shoulder to shoulder, successfully performing as a large “fuck you” to the suggestions of quite a few well being consultants, together with these at his personal CDC. Whereas on the hospital with a case that necessitated supplemental oxygen and experimental medication, he pressured members of the Secret Service to take a seat in a hermetically sealed car so he may go on a joyride. Days after returning to the White Home, he held an enormous rally. The administration has additionally refused to say when he final examined unfavorable earlier than testing constructive, which might let individuals who interacted with him within the days main as much as his prognosis know if their well being might be in danger. And at this level dozens of individuals (and counting) in his inside circle have contracted COVID-19.
On the flip facet, it’s been months since Joe Biden stopped doing the form of conventional marketing campaign occasions that may convey folks into harmful proximity, and he’s repeatedly seen carrying a masks and working towards social distancing. He additionally, as soon as once more, tested negative for COVID-19 right now, a outcome he shared with the media.
So yeah, you may most likely guess the place we’re going with this:
Sure, that’s Donald Trump (1) baselessly claiming that another person has been irresponsible in the case of COVID-19 safeguards, and (2) complaining that the “Fake News” media hasn’t lined this nonexistent occasion. (On a separate, extra disturbing word, it’s solely unclear what “playing ‘fingers’” is or why the president thinks it’s a generally used expression.)
Along with being the man who’s made flouting coronavirus pointers each a marketing campaign coverage and a life-style, Trump, you may recall, has additionally spent months mocking Biden for taking the virus severely, claiming that the previous vice chairman has been hiding in his “basement.” He additionally took the time through the first presidential debate to mock Biden for his insistence on masks utilization:
Moreover, it was lower than every week in the past that the Trump marketing campaign backed out of the second debate as a result of apparently it wasn’t worth doing if there wasn’t an opportunity of infecting Biden. Oh, and at current, he’s seemingly making an attempt to preside over one other super-spreader occasion.
And simply to shut the loop right here, no, he’s not carrying a masks, as a result of these are for each suckers and individuals who attacked their opponent the identical day for supposedly improperly utilizing one:
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