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.