An Easter Miracle?
Trump continues to maintain an unhealthy distance from reality
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President Fairytales is at it again.
At today’s Fauci-free Fox News “Town Hall” event, Donald Trump sought to give himself a little wiggle room after yesterday’s disastrous “Throw One Million Grandmas Off a Cliff” trial balloon. Instead of trying to put America back to work next week, he’s now setting Easter Sunday—April 12—as the day he wants America back to normal.
As he told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer:
I think Easter Sunday and you’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it would be a beautiful time. And it’s just about the timeline that I think is right…. I would love to aim it right at Easter Sunday so we’re open for church service and services generally on Easter Sunday. That would be a beautiful thing.
Of course, most experts say Trump’s plan is utterly moronic. Tom Bossert, former Homeland Security Adviser told MSNBC:
What he needs to do is avoid second waves and re-infections... To lose the benefit of (all we’ve done) by not sticking to our guns would be a really devastating decision.
Meanwhile, other God-fearing Americans aren’t waiting for Easter. For example:
Texax Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is endorsing Trump’s idea to sacrifice grandparents in order to get America back to work lickety-split.
Jerry Falwell, Jr. is welcoming students back to campus at the private Evangelical Liberyy University in Lynchburg, Va. following spring break.
Idaho Governor Brad Little is resisting calls to impose statewide restrictions despite warnings he may soon have 14 desperately ill patients for every ICU bed in the state.
America’s growing need for funeral services may put a damper on Trump’s plan to pack our churches in time for a massive Easter celebration:
In New York, coronavirus cases are growing even faster than expected: There are now more than 25,000 cases in NY state alone.
In New Jersey, there was a jump of 831 cases and 17 deaths overnight.
The World Health Organization is now warning that the US could soon be the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
Droplets-wise, Trump got a little too close to Bill Hemmer today. And with today’s Easter fantasy, he proves he’s continuing to maintain an unhealthy distance from reality.
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