Idea of the Week: The Best Thing Donald Trump could do for the Country is Shut Up

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Cartoon from Mike Luckovich

Another week, another several dozen lies, mischaracterizations, and whoopers by the Liar in Chief.

 

Cartoon from Kevin Kallaugher

Calling the coronavirus a foreign virus during his address to the Nation on Wednesday Evening (March 11). That line had to be one of the scribbles written by resident soul mate xenophobe Stephen Miller. Then again, what else should the people expect from the 2016 KKK Endorsed Candidate?

 

Falsely blaming Obama for his (Trump’s) Administrations’ own ineptitude. Also lying and saying his response to the Coronavirus was superior to the Obama one to the Swine Flu in 2009.

Banning travel from Europe (except for the UK-where his golf courses are and apparently Ireland) but allowing American Citizens (who may have been already exposed to the virus) back in. Let us hope they are tested at customs.

Making false statement after false statement like having a vaccine soon or the number of cases will be down to zero (it is almost 2000).

Cartoon from Clay Bennett

Poor decisions like disbanding the pandemic team of specialists out of the National Security Council and not rushing to produce a supply of reliable testing materials while the virus was still mostly confined to Asia. South Korea has been better with testing compared to the United States.

 

Thinking that building the border wall will help. NEWS FLASH: Viruses are not stopped at border walls and there are fewer cases of coronavirus in Mexico compared to the United States and Canada. Mexico is actually considering restricting United States residents visiting Mexico.

Cartoon from RJ Matson

Not knowing how to use the bully pulpit to calm the nation down. He really had to make it about himself and talk about the economy.

 

 

 

The best thing Donald Trump could do for the  Country during this crisis is Shut Up.

Cartoon from Rob Rogers

The other best thing he could do is trust the science and let the experts fight this virus like they know how and stay out of their way and nod yes when they need him to do something.

 

 

He has demonstrated he can do this by his letting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin negotiate with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (who apparently he is too immature to talk to even during a national crisis) on a relief package to help the American People.

Resigning would also be helpful but knowing that is not happening, the people will settle for his defeat in November.

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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    • The site that Liza’s article references is here:

      https://ncov2019.live/data

      Shutting up is the best thing Trump could do for the economy, the best thing he could do to fight the pandemic is to allow scientists and doctors to drive the bus.

      It’s being reported that he didn’t want testing because it would show a more widespread problem, and higher numbers of infections would hurt his reelection chances.

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