REPORTER: Without a vaccine, why do you think the virus will just be gone?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 29, 2020
TRUMP: "It's gonna go. It's gonna leave. It's gonna be gone. It's gonna be eradicated." pic.twitter.com/WdGkrVaAx7
a) because sovereignty means shit, unless you're a red state.
b) because Trump can't do anything else about it. Which is probably as good a reason as any to broadcast these things, because tomorrow you know he's gonna say he didn't say that.
Or it was sarcasm.
TRUMP: "I've been at the White House now for many months, and I would like to get out." (Trump had a weekend-long golf vacation at Mar-a-Lago just last month and has traveled to 8 political rallies since the first US coronavirus case was reported in late January) pic.twitter.com/o4Os6UCQFt— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 29, 2020
"Many months" would put him stuck in the White House since the first of the year. Most states didn't start "stay-at-home" orders until late March. That's only been six weeks ago, at best. Children have this concept of time, not 70 year olds.
Of course, he thinks the coronavirus is just going to vanish into thin air. Meanwhile, earlier today:
Trump tells an official from Toyota, after asking about the plants in Japan, that "you're gonna have a great Olympics next year."— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 29, 2020
Wait for it....
Also the official is over North American operations, an American based in the US. https://t.co/MEccGVYKh6— Noah Bierman (@Noahbierman) April 29, 2020
The president is portraying losing 65,000 people - which he calls "horrible" - as better than what it could have been, with some models predicting 1 million deaths.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 29, 2020
He's still using a pile of corpses as a stage to declare: "VICTORY!" And when it isn't Jared In Charge (lordelpus!), it's people like this giving Trump advice:
Per source familiar, Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore, outside econ advisers to POTUS, sent a memo to the White House the states they believe will lead an economic recovery:— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) April 29, 2020
Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington
The primary economic engines of Colorado are oil production (dead hereafter and for a long time; I know people in the field in that state); tourism (Denver has a major virus outbreak because of it in the ski resorts last winter), and agriculture (well, and Coors beer). Which of those are going to make Colorado an economic leader in the third and fourth quarters? (and when you think of Arizona? Tourism. Nevada: tourism. South Carolina: tourism. Utah: I got nuthin'. Mining? Washington? Seattle and coronavirus? Florida: tourism and alligators? Nebraska: wheat? Missile silos?)
Who are these clowns?