Trump keeps saying we are finally “turning the corner” on the pandemic. He uses the exact same language as Herbert Hoover, who for three years after his policies (combined with his Republican predecessors Harding and Coolidge) collapsed the economy in typical Republican outcomes) kept saying, “Prosperity is just around the corner.” Literally the exact same language.
And just as Hoover kept promising “prosperity around the corner” as the Great Depression just kept getting worse, so also Trump keeps promising that we are “turning the corner” as the pandemic gets worse, death rates are exploding and we are rushing towards another wave that looks to dwarf anything we have seen yet.
How can Trump fix it when he refuses to even acknowledge it?
Trump has been saying the same thing since March. Well, at least to the public. Privately, he was admitting the seriousness. He knew, he lied, people died.
To Bob Woodward, he admitted back in JANUARY that he knew the new coronavirus was transmitted airborne and was FIVE TIMES more deadly than even the “most strenuous” flus. To insider traders among his closest Wall $treet donors, he gave inside information about the financial impacts they could use to sell of stocks that were at risk and buy into industries (like hand sanitizer and paper towels) that would become more profitable.
Trump was saying it would be over before Easter, or “in a few days” or “it will go to zero” it will be “like a miracle” but all the time he was lying and he knew it. He was playing golf and holding rallies, putting the supporters he calls “disgusting people” at risk of their lives, but DID NOTHING because he did not want to threaten the election or the economy, but instead drove both over a cliff like Thelma and Louise mixed together.
May 31, 2017