Another willfully ignorant screed from a man who worships at Trump's altar. The states he references are the core of the U.S. economy for a good reason. They are not mired in the phony economic and anti-science theories promoted by people like Busler. They are pandemic hot spots precisely because they are centers of population and economic activity. Without the responsible actions of their governors, the death toll would be far higher.
Everything is not about Trump. Is it possible that these governors care about the well being of their constituents? Deliberate ignorance is no way to run a country:
[the following is paraphrased from umair haque]
The failure of leadership and institutions during this catastrophe rests firmly at Donald Trump’s doorstep. At a minimum he’s guilty of tens of thousands of cases of negligent homicide.
In January, Trump said: “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” It’s going to be just fine?
In February, he said: “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”
On March 4th, Trump remarked that the flu was worse than Coronavirus, and said the WHO’s predicted death tolls were based on a hunch.
Then, on the 10th, contradicting himself, Trump said: “This was unexpected… And it hit the world. And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”
On March 11: “The vast majority of Americans, the risk is very, very low.” By now, without a national strategy, the pandemic was spreading like wildfire across the country — and deaths were beginning to happen.
On March 27th, Trump said: ‘You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus, you know you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody even knows what it is.” Just a few days later, about 5,000 people had already died.
Around then, Trump pleaded: “Nobody would ever believe a thing like that’s possible. Nobody could have ever seen something like this coming,” Nobody — except the collected scientists of the world, and most of its sane people, too. The only people who really couldn’t see it coming — or didn’t want to — were Trump, and his army of willful believers.
On April 14th, to the world’s shock, seeking another scapegoat, Trump halted the WHO’s funding.
On April 16th, he said: “When it’s all done, it’s going to be, I think, a very beautiful picture.” By that day, 33,000 Americans had died.
Trump began to shut up, finally, around then.
And on the weekend that America crossed the hundred thousand mark, where was he? Golfing. Condolences poured in from leaders around the globe. Trump? He had nothing to say. Instead, he threatened to sign an executive order railing against social media companies.
What’s utterly astounding to me is, despite the abundant proof of his incompetence and lack of conscience and empathy, there are still people who believe every lie Trump tells.