By JOHN KANELIS / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am running out of ways to say with any degree of decorum what needs to be said out loud and with all due vigor.
Mr. President: Shut the fu** up!
He has contradicted medical experts all along during this fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx have sought to offer expert analysis of how to protect us against the killer, only to have Donald Trump slap them down. How in the name of medical expertise they can continue to work for this guy is beyond me.
Now comes the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, another pretty renowned physician named Robert Redfield.
Dr. Redfield told a congressional hearing this week that a vaccine being developed to prevent the coronavirus won’t be available until second or third quarter of 2021. Trump, though, keeps yapping about it being available by late this year.
What does Trump know that the head of the CDC not know? Not a damn thing! Indeed, Dr. Redfield seems quite certain in his prediction of when a vaccine would be available for general distribution, yet Trump said that Redfield is “confused” and that he “didn’t understand the question.”
Good grief. I heard the question. I watched Redfield’s response. He was bright-eyed and alert and answered it firmly.
So we’re supposed to ignore the analysis of a highly trained medical professional and heed the word of a liar/political hack?
No thanks. I’ll pass on that one.
I just want the president to shut his mouth. I want him to stop talking to me. He has nothing to say that I want to hear.
This individual is putting millions of Americans in dire jeopardy if they choose to heed his word over the word of an individual trained specifically to tell us the truth … even when it doesn’t fit a particular political narrative.