“This is Not Right:” Shnora Donald Trump should not force People to Beg to pay for their Families Funerals

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In recent reporting by the Washington Post, they cataloged that out of the 13 hours Donald Trump spent in his press briefings on the Coronavirus (three weeks worth), he spent just four and a half minutes expressing sympathy and condolences for the tens of thousands who have perished from COVID-19.

While that is grotesque considering Mr. Trump spent considerably more time at these briefings boasting about the great job he did “meeting” the challenges of the public health emergency, most families and friends of those who have passed away thanks to this virus would settle for the current occupant of the White House to place a one-minute phone call to FEMA (Federal Emergency Health Management Agency) to authorize needed aid to bury their loved ones.

According to reporting by ProPublica, thirty states and territories have requested the funds to help bury their dead.

FEMA, which in past national disasters like Hurricane Katrina have provided aid, has not been able to assist because Mr. Trump has not approved it.

According to MSNC commentator Chris Hayes (see video below,) the expense for helping people bury their loved ones would be approximately $170 million. As Hayes pointed out in his segment called “This is not right,” with the country already passing legislation that included tax cut relief for the one percent, why is the Shnora (Yiddish for someone who could be thrifty or a freeloader, both terms describe Trump) in the White House not signing off on this needed assistance?

Public Servants like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in the Hayes video piece,  have called for Trump and FEMA, to help the people.

This is the United States of America.

This is the country that led the world to victory to two World Wars and put people on the Moon.

This should also not be the country where people have to beg at car washes or launch go fund me pages to pay to bury their loved ones in times of Public health emergencies or otherwise.

We should not deteriorate to a society displayed in movies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail where the people answer the call to bring out the dead and pile them on carts to be put in anonymous mass graves.

We should be better than that and so should Shnora Donald Trump.



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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.


  1. It would be appropriate for state & local governments to use eminent domain to seize all Trump properties, especially the Trump Tower & Mar a Lago and convert them into morgues.

    Sounds ludicrous but there is a bit of precedence. During the Civil War, Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs seized Robert E. Lee’s estate, Arlington, as a place to bury the Union war dead. Ensuring Lee could never return to live there. Which is now Arlington National Cemetery. And since the Vulgar Talking Yam has proclaimed he’s a “war president” could there be a more fitting reward for his callousness?

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