You have to hand it to the guy (or troll, or fat faced humanoid – whatever you want to call him). He’s really great at capturing the news cycle, while deflecting personal blame.
He’s kind of an evil genius in that regard.
Today’s attention seems drawn to his defunding the World Health Organization (or putting the funding on hold or quite likely making no change but still notching another news cycle while doing virtually nothing). Yesterday he was boasting of his total authority to “open the economy”…..an idea now dropped, BECAUSE EVEN FOR HIM IT IS RIDICULOUS, as many of his aids must have argued.
It was dropped because he has no authority to do that, but it sure put the press into a tail spin. Hear’s the time tested formula: Trump says or does something outrageous; The press and liberals (and conservatives who still have integrity) become enraged and then he backs off having notched yet another news cycle win.
And he moves on………..
And he looked tough doing it. Looking tough a high priority for him. Making a tough decision that he might be blamed for, not so much.
I’d say defunding WHO is just another fire cracker he tossed in the air to ensnare everyone’s attention. Of course, WHO can be faulted for many things, but at least it is a structure for dealing with important international health issues. WHO’s faults allows Trump to deflect his many failures regarding the run up to this crisis.
What’s Trump’s alternative international organization? Him? The grand narcissist? America not only first, but only? Actually, only him.
While attention is directed at the faults of others, capturing most of our attention, a lesser story comes forth, bantered around before, that Trump will have his name on the memo portion of checks sent out to the public.
I realize that most of my readers find this abhorrently ridiculous, but I’m hoping to snag a vote or two from Trump leaners. With all that is going on about the coronavirus and likelihood of a cavernous global recession…………. Trump is pushing his brand in every little way possible. That he thinks of such things is one more testimony that he thinks less of what is really important.
How appalling does this guy have to be before some of you Trump leaners rediscover your souls?
P. S. – Here’s an NYT’s article on Trump’s plan to have his name on all checks for funding relief. One plus, probably a majority of recipients will receive direct deposits. Thank God for small favors.