By JOHN KANELIS / firstname.lastname@example.org
Having wished Donald and Melania Trump a speedy recovery from the coronavirus, I now wish to slap the sh** out of The Donald for what he has produced.
He has delivered us an actual “outbreak” of infections caused by his refusal to wear a mask with others around him or to demand that everyone in his presence exercise social distancing in the wake of the pandemic that continues to kill too many Americans every single day.
Several people who were hobnobbing with Trump prior to his diagnosis now have tested positive for the virus. Let’s see:
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, former White House senior policy adviser Kellyanne Conway, White House aide Hope Hicks, at least three White House beat reporters, and perhaps a host of others all have the disease. Have I missed anyone?
Yep, I would call that an “outbreak.”
Donald Trump insisted on staging those rallies. Crowds showed up sans masks. They were crowded together. They were cheering, laughing, carrying on as if they didn’t have a care in the world … all the while transmitting COVID germs among themselves.
There was the POTUS, taking it all in.
He didn’t give a rip about the safety of those who adore his presence as president of the United States.
Now he is paying the price. So are those who were careless and thoughtless enough to forgo the safety procedures preached to them by the doctors and assorted scientific experts.
Whatever happened to leading by example? Donald Trump is leading by setting the wrong example at every possible turn.
I still wish everyone a speedy recovery. I also still wish them all to be tossed out of public office as soon as is humanly possible.