Today is May 21th. In three short months 92,500 persons have died of covid-19 in the US. United States have about 4.5% of the world’s population but 31% of covid-19 cases. The number of covid-19 cases in the US is about 1.500,000 to date. President Trump applauds himself for having done such an excellent job controlling this epidemic and orders businesses to open up. Cases of covid-19 are still increasing in some states. He also informs the public that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a covid-19 preventative, which it is not according to the medical profession, while he refuses to wear a mask when he meets the public. He never expresses any empathy with the families of the 92,500 who have died here of a virus which has been much more successfully controlled in many other countries.
A protest with body bags lined up outside the White House was planned for today. People are disgusted by Trump’s childish antics and inability to express the needed leadership.
“Mourning in America” is also the name of an ad put together by the Lincoln Project, a group of former Republicans, headed by George Conway III and Steve Schmidt, who ran John McCain’s presidential campaign. George Conway III is a well-regarded lawyer but more famous as the husband of Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s advisor. This ad seriously angered Trump and caused him to put out a tweet storm directed at the members of the Lincoln Project. The ad can be seen on YouTube. It talks about how “…under the leadership of Donald Trump, our country is weaker, sicker and poorer. And now, Americans are asking, ‘If we have another four years of this, will there even be an America?’”