I lost a good neighbor friend of mine today to COVID. Both he and his wife got it. She was fine. He was not. He was put on a vent for over a month before finally passing. Awesome guy. Trump supporter. The best neighbor you could ask for.
Such a shame.
Trump did not cause his death. But the misinformation he and his spinless cronies spread, from the very beginning, and continues, even though it is documented that he knew about how dangerous this virus was, is why we are where we are.
Does he deserve credit for the vaccine? Absolutely. To have rolled out a vaccine this quickly is a testament to the people who have worked on its development. But his inconsistent messaging and flat-out lies leading up to, and after the rollout of the vaccine mean that more suffering and death happened (and will continue to happen) than necessary.
Trump truly could have won in a landslide. That is, if he took this thing seriously. But even now he continues to downplay it.
There was no “election rigging.” If there were, he would not have been laughed out of court in excess of 50 times (including twice by the Supreme Court) – from judges he himself appointed.
This is a man who tweeted/retweeted QAnon. This supposed huge cabal of celebrities and democrats involved in a Satan worshiping, sex trafficking group. He retweeted the conspiracy theory that Osama bin Laden was not actually killed, and that Seal Team 6 was murdered instead. Really?
I’d like to think one of the main reasons Trump lost Arizona was because its citizens didn’t appreciate him criticizing – both living and posthumously – John McCain.
At the end of the day, Trump lost because he deserved to lose. He lost because a lot of people – even those who voted red everywhere else on the ballot – decided that they were tired of the circus, and a man who is clearly indifferent to the loss of over 300,000 Americans. And while it is much slower than it should be, his GOP hangers-on are starting to realize that and announce it publicly.
The only thing better than seeing Trump lose the 2016 election is seeing him lose reelection and walking out of the White House with his tail between his legs.
He is what he fears the most: being called a loser.