Dereliction of Duty

Trump states that federal response is dependent on whether state governors ‘show him appreciation’

Yes, you read that right. The President of the United States – yes, all of them, whether he likes it or not, and unfortunately, whether we like it or not (most of us do not) – has made clear that federal response and aid during a pandemic – which is killing people – is related to how appreciative a stricken state’s governor is.

The president mentioned Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, both Democrats who have been critical of the White House’s actions to combat the deadly pandemic.

Trump said that Pence “calls all the governors. And I tell him, I’m a different type of person, and I say, ’Mike, don’t call the governor of Washington. You’re wasting your time with him.”

I wonder why they’re critical. I mean, it could be because everything Trump has done has been centered around what he wants and what he views as important – the economy, jobs. It wouldn’t be because he downplayed it, constantly exaggerates, misleads, and essentially delayed the response to the point that now there’s no way we could get ahead of it.

Thank goodness Gov. Inslee did something before waiting for that orange trashbag to do something. Who knows what state Washington would be in. I guess we can look to New York or the South – the latter of which largely dismissed and ignored what was coming – likely due to their lord and savior Trump’s downplaying.

If you’re not angry – you should be

I know it doesn’t often seem like it, but politicians are elected to represent and work for everyone in their respective districts, states, and countries – regardless of whether they voted for them, and regardless of whether they’re ‘nice’ to you. And the irony in Trump’s case is that he’s pretty nasty to anyone that does anything he doesn’t like. This man is a human piece of shit.

If Trump denies aid to any agency to which is is required to, then all those deaths are on him.

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