US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at the White House September 27, 2020, in Washington, DC. - US President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election, The New York Times reported September 27, 2020, citing tax return data extending more than 20 years. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s Latest Tweet About COVID-19 Is Monstrous

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Donald Trump is (allegedly) being released from Walter Reed medical center today, where he was getting the most attentive care and treatments available in the known universe after his positive COVID-19 test. This is important because of the tweet I’m about to show you.

Donald Trump telling the American people, and the world, not to be afraid of COVID-19 is just mind-boggling, even for him. Must be nice from his privileged place among the elite Americans who get to have an entire section of a hospital dedicated to their care. It must be a sunny outlook from there in his pristine wing of Walter Reed to tweet that it isn’t that big of a deal, and that we shouldn’t let it dominate our lives—as though our lives have been dominated by anything else for the last eight months.

Over 200,000 Americans have died and the President has the nerve to tweet that we should not be afraid of Coronavirus. This after he has round-the-clock care from the best physicians and medical experts, not to mention experimental treatments and access to every drug that could conceivably help him. After so many people have died alone, either lacking health care entirely or separated from family members who could not visit them. I’m sorry but there is no other way of putting this: He’s the biggest piece of shit I’ve ever seen.

Instead of using his condition and even pretending to now have a modicum of personal sympathy and empathy for the hundreds of thousands of dead Americans and the millions who have suffered, Trump is using it to fuel his cult-like followers into a continued no-mask, no-rules party. Don’t worry, he’s not worried! This despite the fact that America has suffered so gravely as a direct result of his incompetence and through his lack of care or willingness to put the health and well-being of his citizens at the forefront. This despite all indications that Trump suffered himself disconcerting severe COVID-19 episodes that could endanger the lives of people who lack his resources (as well as endanger those around him).

There is no way to talk about Trump and his disdain for the health of the American people without just screaming about it into the void. Because what does it even matter? He got the virus, had the BEST care available to him (which he will continue to receive), and rushed to say “oh it’s fine” while pumped full of steroids that could possibly be having deleterious psychological effects as we speak. Yes, sure, if I was on a lot of steroids, I’d probably also be like “weeeeee pain has no meaning” but I’m also not going to dismiss this very real pandemic that has killed more than a million people worldwide like our Monster In Chief.

Twitter is much in the same boat I am and is screaming into the void about the latest tweet, because what else can we do? The president is IN THE HOSPITAL with the virus and he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anyone but himself. He can’t even pretend to care.

I can’t wait to vote for Joe Biden on November 3rd.

(image: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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