Will the Coronavirus Finally Bring Down Trump’s Virtual Presidency?

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The “pussy video” didn’t do it. The Stormy Daniels’s revelations didn’t do it. The Mueller investigation didn’t do it. The impeachment trial didn’t do it. The cruel handling of children and the desperate at the border didn’t do it. The unrevealed tax returns didn’t do it. Will Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic finally burst the bubble of the Trump presidency and restore an element of reality to the United States? Will the coronavirus finally bring down Trump’s virtual presidency?

When is enough enough? Is it time for the ultimate apprentice to be fired or not re-elected? The Trump presidency has been built on illusions. A stock market at 29,000. Low unemployment figures. Self-proclaimed importance in world affairs. A fabulous nuclear deal with North Korea. A better trade deal with Mexico and Canada. The long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East. Bringing the troops home from Afghanistan. Forcing the Chinese to their knees to correct an unfair trade balance. All claims of greatness; all thanks to Donald Trump, the man who made America great again. All part of Trump World.
Forget the 15,000 and counting lies. Forget the increased deficit and national debt. Forget the chaos surrounding the White House and the global image of a world power that has lost its bearings. Forget the above illusions. North Korea is still testing. The Middle East peace plan is dead on arrival. There is no trade deal with China. Afghanistan is nowhere near peace. The new NAFTA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) is much like the old one. Stop counting the lies. Stop showing the dissonance of what he says and his followers believe. Forget alternative facts; forget alternative realities.
Facts have not demystified the illusions. The core believers have clung to their beliefs. After three years of sprinkling fairy dust, Trump has managed to create a Disney World of self-promotion. “We are great again. I am the greatest,” Trump trumpets, with no apologies to Mohammed Ali.
Up until now the fairy dust has worked. But now, a simple virus, a simple illness that has spread to a worldwide epidemic has brought a singular reality to the fore. The United States is not a Disney theme park; there is a difference between the virtual and the real. People are dying in real time. Trump World is confronting reality.
The president of the United States is responsible for the welfare of its citizens. Trump may have gotten away with climate change denial as well as the denial of any scientific facts, but he can’t run from the consequences of the coronavirus. He will try to sugar-coat this away, as he has all previous bad news. That’s what the virtual is all about. He will try to blame reports of the gravity of the crisis on the media and Democrats. Kellyanne Conway, his former campaign manager and now counselor-in-chief to the president and the spin doctors will work overtime to try to limit the damage by minimizing the seriousness of the situation and by blaming someone else.
But there is no running away from this one. No spin doctors can eliminate his responsibility. The hacks he has appointed will have to confront the reality of the thousands of sick and potentially dying. Vice President Mike Pence and his cohorts are front and center. No illusions will help the thousands who are sick. No illusions will help to restore funding that has been cut from basic medical care services. No illusions will bring back the money wasted on unneeded military hardware and the Walls.
When faced with the reality of life and death, the virtual president and presidency will be shown to have no clothes. Donald and Melania visited the real Taj Mahal in India, but the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, went bankrupt. There is a difference between the authentic and the fake.
Go ahead and call Bernie a socialist. Criticize his praise of Castro’s advances in education for the Cuban people. But now wouldn’t Americans like to have the type of health system that Castro put in place for all Cubans? Castro sent his medical teams around the world to help the poor and vulnerable while the United States sent troops around the world to fight unwinnable wars. And for what? How much of the money wasted in Afghanistan could be used now to fund emergency room facilities? How many people who criticize Sanders socialism would like to have the U.S. government now foot the bill for their health care?
The coronavirus is a wake-up call. It is a turning point away from the fantasy world of Trumpian incompetence. The Emperor has no clothes. There are no more illusions in emergency rooms across the United States. Nor should there be in the voting booths next November.
 
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  • Mais quel plaisir de lire un diplomate qui se lâche !

  • More than you might think, since Japanese scientists believe that the virus is of American origin and its spread in China was facilitated by the 2019 Military World Games, which took place in Wuhan from October 18 to 27. A study is underway, based on the comparison of the different strains present in the infected countries.

  • Great ! Should you be right in your conclusive sentence, mr Warner !

  • J'ai lu le dernier blog de Daniel Warner deux fois plutôt qu'une: c'est une charge à fond de train qui détonne sur son style habituel. À mon humble avis, cela n'est pas un problème en soi si on peut étayer les arguments invoqués.

    J'ai donc fait une recherche dans Google et d'autres moteurs avec les mots clés suivants: «trump cuts coronavirus funds». Je recommande cet exercice comme mise en bouche à tous ceux qui ne suivent pas de près la politique étatsunienne.

    Après avoir lu ceci:
    «The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported two new cases of the coronavirus that do not appear to be travel-related, bringing the total number of suspected cases with unknown origins to four.» (29 févr 2020)

    https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/485267-number-of-us-coronavirus-cases-with-unknown-origin

    j'ai fait une recherche sur «coronavirus untraceable cases usa», qui m'a mené sur ceci:

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/

    où l'on apprend, entre autres choses peu rassurantes, que les USA ne faisaient en moyenne qu'un test par million d'habitants, contre 214 pour la Suisse (par exemple), avec cette note en bas de page:

    “* as of March 1. On March 2, the "Total tested" figure was removed from CDC's website.”

    Ça craint un peu, non?

  • Si les experts ont raison et que d`ici juin-juillet au-moins la moitié des populations ou le virus est présent seront infectées, il y aura tellement morts parmi les retraités américains que Trump sera voué aux gémonies pour avoir empeché la démocratisation du systeme de santé. Cette démocratisation n`aurait probablement pas changé grand chose mais beaucoup penseront le contraire et cela risque d`etre fatal a Trump et aux Républicains. A quelque chose malheur est bon, comme on dit.

  • "Will the Coronavirus Finally Bring Down Trump’s Virtual Presidency?"

    Votre billet est un magnifique auto-goal Monsieur Warner!

    En d'autres termes, vous êtes tellement aveuglé par votre haine anti-Trump que vous souhaitez que le corona virus fasse péricliter l'économie de notre pays pour provoquer la chute de Trump. Bien entendu, vous vous moquez pas mal des conséquences que cela pourrait avoir sur le peuple américain. Quel bel exemple de comportement citoyen! Bravo Monsieur Warner.

    Il faut dire que vous, vos proches et amis doivent tous appartenir à la caste des bobos bien à l'abri des conséquences d'une telle crise.

    De plus, sans vergogne, vous osez nous dire que:

    "Trump World is confronting reality"

    alors que ce sont au contraire vos amis mondialistes qui sont confrontés à la réalité avec par exemple les pénuries de masques et de médicaments dues aux délocalisations vers la Chine et ailleurs dont ils sont responsables! Trump, bien au contraire empêche les délocalisations et fait en sorte que notre pays soit le plus indépendant possible, ce qui bien entendu ne plaît pas aux mondialistes qui ne pensent qu'au profit sur le dos du peuple!

    PS:
    Notez au passage que vous avez "oublié" de préciser que l'épisode des enfants enfermés dans des cages s'est en fait passé sous la présidence d'Obama, contrairement aux mensonge de la presse qui a dû le reconnaître.

  • The writer apparently forgot to take his psychotropic medication.

    The American economy is at white heat. We now have the lowest unemployment for whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics. Leftists just want minorities to be forever dependent to the State, not independent, on their own two feet, feeling proud of themselves.

    The number of terrorist attacks by Muslims since he came to office has gone down to almost zero.

    Nato countries finally are paying their fair share for their own self-defense instead of having America carry the main burden while complaining and insulting America (yes, France, yes, Germany, I'm talking about you).

    He has made it easier for people with terminal diseases have access to experimental drugs while making sure that musicians get the money that is due them instead of being ripped off.

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