The foolishness of Donald J Trump is plain for all to see. However, if it were just a matter of his being foolish, we would all have a good laugh at his expense, sit back, and watch the parade of misguided buffoons do his bidding while counting down the days until the next election (143). The coronavirus pandemic has made this senseless behavior abundantly clear. But he knows at what cost in human lives (115,436 dead Americans), and hard-earned dollars ($6,000,000,000,000 added to the national debt) his inaction and misled minions follow his commands. It is misleading to call his performance ‘senseless behavior.’ Action with intent is not senselessness. This motherfucker knows what he’s doing. Before coronavirus, reversing Obama-era mandates, taking from the poor, and giving to the rich, were corrupt, illegal, hurtful, and mean-spirited. Covid-19 has raised his game to a whole new level of evil. It will also be his undoing. We are witnessing a trainwreck in real-time.
Had the goal, his goal, been to lead us through dark days of the coronavirus pandemic so that he could have remained Commander in Chief, King Donald the First, until the end of his days when Ivanka takes the reign, there were clear first steps he could have taken. Giving households $1000 per month for as many months as was necessary would have insured people enough money to feed and shelter themselves, and society-at-large domestic tranquility. Many European countries did that and are now enjoying seeing no new cases of covid-19. That would have cost the U.S. Treasury some $500B. That would also have allowed more Draconian measures such as Japan, South Korea, and China implemented to get us on track to reopen that much faster. Supporting households would have prevented riots and kept his precious economic numbers intact. Even now, we could apply those measures if we had the political will to do so.
But that isn’t the Trumpian way. Instead, Trump’s goal is to lie, cheat, and steal whatever he can, for as long as he can. From the looks of it, he is doing a great job. The treasury is down about $6 trillion, spelled with a “T,” and $550,000,000,000. has been given to unnamed recipients without oversight or accountability during the coronavirus bailout alone. Someone is partying-on today. Of that, you can be sure.
But this does not end well. Trump loses in November. Trump is indicted on January 21, 2021, and spends the rest of his days in jail or fighting to stay out of jail. Foolishness? You be the judge. Anyway, it makes for a great season finale.