There is no way to defend Trump’s handling of this national disaster. Anyone who has been paying attention knows that he downplayed the disaster and even called it a hoax, repeatedly. For those reasons many many people have died needlessly.
Add to that all the countless other stupid mistakes and now we are looking at many tens of thousands of dead that didn’t need to. ALL BECAUSE TRUMP.
And the foolish decisions just keep compounding the problem. However, many of the mistakes are the fault of the GOP and their failed love affair with capitalism.
We don’t have enough ventilators, not enough Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for our medical army. We don’t have tests. We don’t have any way to tell us how many cases we really have in the USA.
We don’t have a cure or even a treatment.
All of these last idiotic failures are because the GOP wants Capitalism to provide. This is an EMERGENCY. Capitalism doesn’t provide. So Trump declined tests from the WHO because Trump was waiting for someone to make a buck off it. Trump has war powers he can use to demand corporations provide the necessary equipment but he’s waiting for someone to make a buck.
Our front line medical personnel are dying by the thousands because of lack of PPE. Again, Trump could have commissioned companies to provide the necessary equipment, but he’s waiting for someone to make a buck. In fact, Trump spent millions of dollars on a company to make a profit making the PPE and guess what. The company was a sham, no employees, no way to produce the products.
Why are our stores out of masks? Out of sanitizers? Out of gloves? Again, Trump should have commissioned the making of all these essential items. But, no, he’s waiting for someone to make a buck.
Why don’t we have an immunization for this yet? You guessed it. Because Trump’s waiting for someone to make a buck off it. When the immunization becomes available, the company who makes it will price it so high that many thousands will not be able to afford it.
Many millions of Americans can not afford health insurance and certainly can’t afford to run to the doctor. So they get sick and many die and their deaths are never added to the country’s totals – all, because Trump wants someone to make a buck. We should have federally provided insurance and during times like this, we should have federally funded health care. But, no. Someone has to make a buck while Americans die.
It’s time America woke up and realized that Capitalism is killing us by the minute.
The CoronaVirus, COVID-19 doesn’t care about Capitalism
Don’t get me wrong. Capitalism is great in its place but expecting Capitalism to help in any way during an emergency is a special kind of stupid. We call that stupid the GOP.