Yesterday, Donald Trump gave another press conference on the coronavirus. This time, he tried to appear more somber and adultlike. He even said the media was doing a good job. Then, the stock market dropped nearly 3,000 points, which was the market’s worse day since Black Monday in 1987.
And there’s no wonder why the market keeps going up and down. Sunday, Donald Trump said he had the virus under control. On Monday, he admitted he didn’t. Then, he said this crisis could last until July or August. He even said we could be headed to a recession. All of this after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to zero, which means they can’t go any lower.
The stock market’s going to do what it’s going to do. It’s really hard for a president to control it, but when a president demonstrates he doesn’t have a clue about anything, especially during a worldwide crisis, the market is affected.
Stores are closing. Restaurants are either closed or only offering takeout. Sporting events and conventions are being canceled or rescheduled. Primaries are being postponed. People are losing money. Donald Trump is turning into Herbert Hoover…but with less ethics, intelligence, and ability.
Senator Mitt Romney has floated the idea of giving every American $1,000 which is probably the best idea a Republican has proposed since Eisenhower proposed the interstate. And this idea was stolen from a Democrat, though watered down. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang ran on a campaign of giving every American taxpayer $1,000 a month. Right now, that sounds like a great idea and it might go farther for the nation and holding up the economy than bailouts of banks, airlines, and cruise lines. Mitt’s idea is receiving a lot of interest from members in both parties.
Even casinos are asking Congress for a bailout which doesn’t excite me. First off, this is an industry where people give it money for nothing in return. Secondly, Donald Trump’s casinos got a bailout from his daddy and he still drove them into the ground. Now, casinos are asking for help from the guy who bankrupts casinos. Why is the stock market falling under Trump’s leadership again?
Donald Trump needs to shut up. The governors of this nation, Democrats and Republicans, have taken the lead. He needs to give them what they ask for, instead of telling them to go find respirators on their own, and get out of their way. He needs to rubber-stamp whatever Congress sends him to combat this crisis and get out of the way. He needs to listen to the health experts at the CDC and the economic experts at the Fed, give them what they want, and get out of their way.
If Donald Trump gave a statement that he’s going to stop pretending to be in charge, admit he doesn’t know fuck from fuck, and from now on he’s just going to give what’s asked for and then get out of the way, the market would probably skyrocket. Even if he said, “I’ll be at Mar-a-Lago playing golf. You guys handle this,” it wouldn’t hurt Wall Street any more than his actions and statements already have.
That’s not going to happen (he’ll still play golf, of course) so at the very least, he should just shut the fuck up.
Maybe it was shits and giggles for a lot of people to have a racist toddler gameshow host with brain worms in charge for a few years, but now we need an adult in the White House. Since we don’t have one, Donald Trump needs to shut up and get out of the way.
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Why is it that people dying in mass is what it takes to make a sleeping nation WAKE UP? I keep seeing this image of boarding a bus and 5 miles down the road the bus is veering unsteadily back and forth over the centerline when passengers realize the bus driver (Donald Trump) is asleep at the wheel. As it careens off the road and down the embankment it is too late to wake the driver. Are we too late as a nation to wake the driver?
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No, No, DON’T wake This Driver!
You gotta Throw Him Off (preferably UNDER) The Bus and replace him with someone who Knows How To Drive The Bus LEGALLY.
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thank you….I panicked but your slap brought me back…throwing him under the bus now…bump bump…bump bump
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“ bump bump…bump bump”
Uh oh… Whoa… on second thought, maybe NOT Under The Bus… those bumps would be really big… might throw the bus out of control.
Getting out of the way now is far too late. The virus is here, the economy is tanking, the environment is dying, and the wealthiest people in the world are begging for welfare. People should have seen this coming in 2016, or at least in 2018 (when they could have taken away the senate!), but they didn’t. They made their beds, but now EVERYONE has to lie in them. That is how democracy works, OR FAILS TO WORK!
Make America great again? Now the bread and circuses are gone. And Trump is hitting a little white ball around while the country collapses. Where have we heard this story before?
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“ And Trump is hitting a little white ball around while the country collapses”
Better than actively trying to make things even worse.
Actually I was referring to Nero playing his fiddle while Rome burned. But you are right, at least he was doing something kinda useful. Trump would probably be stuck looking for his balls, safest thing he could be doing. He can’t find any because he has none.
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