There are times aren’t there that you look at the faces of the men and women who stand around the Present as he rants and you see something in their faces that actually explains their silence.
You see fear in their faces.
The true horror of watching these grotesque live pandemic press conferences is watching as the mask sometime slips and we see Trump for what he really is.
This was one such moment…
Donald Trump has held an explosive press conference, defending his handling of the coronavirus crisis and playing what critics have called a “propaganda” video.
The US President claimed he’d been “brutalised” over his handling of the pandemic, and dismissed claims he’d mismanaged the crisis as “fake news”.
Claims surfaced this week that high ranking health officials in the US urged the Trump administration to enforce social distancing restrictions throughout late January and February, but that these measures weren’t implemented until mid-March.
Trump dismissed these claims today, saying in January there had been “no deaths” and no cases of coronavirus detected in the US, and he wouldn’t have been able to implement a lockdown.
US president Donald Trump has claimed he has ‘total authority’ to supersede decisions made by state governors to ease social restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘When someone is president of the United States the authority is total’, Trump said during a White House press briefing. Reporters questioned the assertion, asking: ‘You said that when someone is the president of the United States their authority is total. That is not true. Who told you that?’ Trump replied ‘We are going to write up papers on this’. Although claiming he had the authority to ‘call the shots’ for each state’s lock-down regulations, Trump insisted he was ‘getting on very well with the governors’ and is ‘certain there won’t be a problem’
…Trump’s toxic narcissism, his gleeful ignorance and his snarling vengeance fantasies trigger the flinch response in most decent human beings, but watching him in mid rant you suddenly see what all those frightened men pressed in close to him have seen, a human lost to his venal instincts so much so that he would commit any malicious gut act with the ease of you or I blinking.
That his malevolence and belief in total power combined produces a time bomb simply waiting to explode.
He is a corrupted being with ethics that would make your average drug cartel blush.
Watching Trump’s mask slip is chilling.
I can’t see Biden lasting 30 seconds with him.
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