Despite over two months’ warnings, on Feb. 28 President Trump famously announced, “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” This inexplicable refusal to face reality accounts, in large measure, for the fact that today, April 28, America shattered the world record with 1,000,000 cases and over 55,000  COVID 19 deaths!

We can’t survive four more years of this man.

The Madness of King Donald Revisited

Reports to the contrary, there is no King Donald!

At campaign rallies: Mexico will pay for his Wall. Carry ‘em “out on stretcher.” Would consider paying legal fees for a supporter who punched out a protester.

As President, refused to condemn white supremacists and Neo-Nazis

Despite agreement to the contrary among his own Intelligence Community, takes Vladimir Putin’s word Russia did not and does not meddled in our elections,

Taunts, insults and name-calling like a sixth grade Bully.

Thousands of lies and misstatements.

Finally, COVID 19: Despite daily briefings over three month, did nothing but quarantine China. Predicted it would vanish by a “miracle.” Supports treatment with untested hydrooxychloroquine, potentially “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine”—now add a touch of zinc. (Where does he get these notions?) Called for packed churches and a country rearing to go by Easter. Latest counts: 605,390 known infected, 24,582 deaths! And the disaster rolls on!

And now he’ll Rule the States through Royal Decree!  Good luck with that.

Some still believe and support him! What am I missing?

Kill the Messenger

There he goes again, dodging the question by questioning the source and insulting the questioner.

At an April 6 White House briefing ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked President Trump to comment on Health and Human Services Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm’s report that 323 hospitals experience supply shortages and testing delays in responding to the COVID 19 pandemic. Questioning the report’s validity and attacking the journalist, Trump’s response is a textbook example of the “If you don’t like the message kill the messenger” fallacy.

Seeming to imply the report is a hatchet job and, as always, without citing evidence, Trump called the report “just wrong.”

A twenty-year HHS executive under Republican and Democrat administrations, the report’s Principle Deputy Inspector General, Ms Grimm receives across-the-board accolades from supervisors and Awards for Excellence. Given the work of collecting and complexity of compiling the data and the multiple eyes and minds involved proofing, correcting, revising and publishing the report, to imply that Ms Grimm or someone skewed the findings to hurt Trump is patently absurd!

After implying the report is bogus, President Trump lit into the questioner, calling Jonathan Karl a “third-rate reporter” who “will never make it” (i.e., not on Fox?). In a March 27 exchange, Karl asked the President if every American who needed a ventilator would get one. Trump’s cryptic and unfathomable response, “Look, don’t’ be a cutie pie. OK?”

According to Wikipedia Jonathan Karl has covered “the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the state Department, and has reported from more than 30 countries” covering U.S politics, foreign policy, the military and has been ABC’s White House Correspondent since 2012. Over thirty years in journalism Karl has been received the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award, the Walter Cronkite Award, an Emmy Award, and the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award.

A “third rate reporter (who’ll) never make it” Mr. President? Unlike you Jonathan Karl has!


Three days after tying up at Manhattan’s Pier 90 with1000 beds and 1200 medical personnel USNS Comfort had received 20 patients. On learning this, an FDR or Harry Truman would dial up the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of the Navy, and Governor Cuomo, “Gentlemen, in twenty-four hours I expect to see a column of ambulances delivering patients to that ship. When I visit in seventy-two hours, I expect to see every bed occupied. If anyone frustrates you in this effort send them to me. The buck stops here!

Impossible? Hell no! Damn the red tape and regulations! In times of crisis Presidents make things happen! It’s what they do.