As usual, an excellent ’toon from Mike Luckovich, this time highlighting two crises — a human massacre of unimaginable proportions from COVID and a crisis on our southern border — both of which are the result of criminal negligence on the part of Donald Trump:
The COVID 19 crisis in the United States is 100% due to Trump’s negligence and incompetence, who unraveled pandemic management resources and plans developed under Obama, ignored early warnings from his own people, ignored serious proposals for early action that were being called for in JANUARY, and refused to take serious action for two months, while his tape-recorded interviews with Bob Woodward confirm that he fully understood (well, to the degree Trump is capable of “understanding” anything) the seriousness of the coming pandemic, even as he intentionally downplayed it for political reasons (which is ironic, since his catastrophic failure likely made the difference is causing him to LOSE THE ELECTION by MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION VOTES and an Electoral College “landslide” (his description of that margin in 2016).
The current border crisis is also on Trump’s hands. By the end of Obama’s tenure, preventive strategies of working with the troubled countries of Central America to stabilize communities had been so successful, that Obama turned over to Trump a border with attempted illegal crossings at a 40-year low. By dismantling Obama’s policies, Trump drove millions of people into desperation. Many joined large caravans to the U.S. seeking refuge. And when it became clear that he would be leaving office, Trump LIED and promoted the FALSEHOOD that Biden would have a policy of open borders, which is not true. This gave would-be migrants the FALSE IMPRESSION that they would be welcomed, which they are not. Families that arrive intact are being turned away. Only UNACCOMPANIED minors arriving WITHOUT PARENTS are being allowed in for protective custody, as a humanitarian gesture.
May 31, 2017