Donald Trump and how his politics, will play an essential role in how we deal and come out of this pandemic with the Coronavirus. Are his politics hurting or helping the American people? Sometimes the hurtful, disturbing tweets from this president are impulsive and usually against someone who has wronged him in the past. Is this the kind of leader we want?
Newsweek puts out article that President Trump criticized fellow Republican Mitt Romney on Wednesday 03/25/2020, calling Utah Senator a fake member of the party after he tested negative for coronavirus.
Trump Labeled Romney A “Rino”
After Donald Trump tweeted-“This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak. He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a Rino, and I like him a lot”.
So does this statement seem sarcastic, rude and cruel? The answer is YES! Why would the President of the United States have to tweet such a pathetic statement, childish and totally uncalled-for, from a president.
Trump labeled Romney a “Rino” or “Republican in name only” which is a criticism long used by conservatives to accuse other GOP members of being to liberal. Over the weekend, the president used a White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing to facetiously offer Romney condolences for self-quarantine over potential coronavirus infection fears.
The two Republicans have had a tumultuous relationship dating back to Romney’s failed run against President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. But Romney’s long Republican Senate vote to impeach the president earlier this year has led to Trump frequently lashing out against the Utah Senator.
White House Press Conference
At a White House press conference on Monday of this week, after a reporter said that Romney was in self-isolation because of having been exposed to Seanator Rand Paul, R-Ky., who tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump states, “Gee, that’s too bad,”.- In a somewhat sarcastic (smirk involved by Trump) way. When the reporter asked him if his answer was sarcastic, Trump says-“No, none what-so-ever.”. In an obvious sarcastic manner.
Trump Tees-Off On Twitter
About one hour after the Romney tweet, Trump teed off in his tweet on Avenatti, who previously represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with the president.
The cases were related to hush money payments to Daniels by Trump’s own attorney before the 2016 election to keep her quiet about a purported sexual tryst she had with Trump. The President denies Daniels claim but repaid Cohen for the hush money payout.
On Tuesday, Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who is serving three years in federal prison for crimes related to the Daniel’s payment and to financial misdeeds, saw his bid for release to home confinement on coronavirus grounds shot down by another judge.
Not The First Time Trump Attacked Romney On Twitter
Looking at the tweet today about Mitt Romney being a Rino, has not been the first sarcastic, negative tweet that Trump has done against Romney.
President Trump slammed Senator Mitt Romney for breaking with his party and voting to convict him on one of the articles of impeachment at his Senate trial Wednesday.
Trump, writing on twitter early Thursday, again pointed out that Romney was the GOP candidate who lost to Barack Obama in 2012, calling the Utah senator a “failed presidential candidate.”.
Donald Trump also said in a tweet “Had failed presidential candidate @MittRomney devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election. Read transcript!”.
Trump Jr.-the president’s eldest son, posted a meme of Romney, calling him “a p___y”. He also shared the image-which features Romney supposedly wearing “mom-jeans” and that the words “because you’re a p___y”-an instagram and demanding Romney be booted from the Republican Party.
Are Trump’s Actions Presidential?
Emergencie’s of immense magnitude (such as the one we have now, with Coronavirus-COVID-19), it soon becomes evident whether a sitting president is equal to the moment. Will lawmakers on the Hill, who have been in a form of legislative lock down for years now, a paralysis borne of partisanship, rise to the challenge? And what of the man who now sits behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, who has cloaked himself in the mantle of “wartime president”?
Of the three questions, the last one is the least interesting, largely because Donald Trump’s response has been so predictable. He has not admitted errors. He has shown little humanity. Check out this post About Trump And The Book, Art Of The Deal
Instead, all the hallmarks of his presidency have been on agitated display. The ridiculous boasts-he has awarded himself a 10 out of 10 for his handeling of the crisis. The politicisation of what would be the apolitical-he toured the centers for Disease Control wearing a campaign cap emblazon with the slogan “Keep America Great.”.
Trump stopped a cruise ship docking on the West Coast, noting “I like the numbers where they are. I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”. His compulsion for hype-declaring the combination of hydroxycholoroquine and azithromycin in “one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine”. As medical officials warn against offering false hope.
Donald Trump’s lack of empathy. Rather than soothing words for relatives of those who have died, or words of encouragement and appreciation for those in the medical trenches.
Trump’s daily White House briefings commonly start with a shower of self-congratulation, and from the others that are apart of the Trump Administration, such as the Vice President Pence, it becomes redundant and ridiculous, when human beings are dying.
Donald Trump’s presidency has always been a presidency of the here and now. Daily tweets on everything or anyone who has wronged him. Donald Trump and his administration is not well-equipped to deal with a public health and economic emergency that will dominate the rest of his presidency, whether he only gets to spend the next 10 months in the White House or another 5 years.
The tricks of an illusionist, or the marketing skills of the sloganeer, do not work for what is happening here now. This is a national emergency, as countless others have pointed out, that can’t be tweeted, nicknamed or hyped away. The facts are inescapable: the soaring numbers of the dead.
All this being said, Trump is one man, but we as a nation of caring, loving and empathetic human beings will get through this. I urge everyone to follow the social distancing, isolation and stay at home orders that your state, city and towns have put in place. Take care of yourselves and your family and be diligent in the manner that you do so.
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All The Best,