MLB Announces Players Will Now Be Quarantined For 14 Days Between Bases https://t.co/dubtOKuF9m pic.twitter.com/8WJduoeUmD— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 27, 2020
#MAGA: God sent Trump to lead us!— Larisa Alexandrovna (@larisa_a) July 27, 2020
God: Nope. I sent a plague to smite you for worshipping Trump #COVID19
MAGA: Fake News. We know that the pedophiles, China and Fauci sent it!
Satan: They make it so easy, don’t they? https://t.co/PhLy0SQfc9
(Trump is serious about that, but it's such a joke! And, it turns out, so was this):Trump pushes back on polls showing him getting drubbed by Biden: "When you look at Florida, you have thousands of boats out of the ocean, on the intracoastal ... they're all waving the Trump sign, and they're so proud ... you have bikers for Trump with lines that are miles long." pic.twitter.com/r9oKSnJicj— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 27, 2020
Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020
Not quite what happened:
An hour before Dr. Anthony S. Fauci threw the first pitch at the season opener between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, President Trump stood on the briefing room stage at the White House and declared that he, too, had been invited to throw out his own opening pitch.
“Randy Levine is a great friend of mine from the Yankees,” Mr. Trump, referring to the president of the baseball team, told reporters on Thursday as Dr. Fauci was preparing to take the mound. “And he asked me to throw out the first pitch, and I think I’m doing that on Aug. 15 at Yankee Stadium.”
There was one problem: Mr. Trump had not actually been invited on that day by the Yankees, according to one person with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s schedule. His announcement surprised both Yankees officials and the White House staff.
But Mr. Trump had been so annoyed by Dr. Fauci’s turn in the limelight, an official familiar with his reaction said, that he had directed his aides to call Yankees officials and make good on a longtime standing offer from Mr. Levine to throw out an opening pitch. No date was ever finalized.
Staff scrambled to make it so; and then Trump changed his mind. I think he made his point, don't you?
Is this any way to run a railroad?