There are just so many times in Trump’s mad reign that you think, ‘oh surely he’s over now right’? But just like his superpower of being able to lower the bar again and again and again with his deplorable behaviour, he manages to side step scandals that would utterly consume anyone else.
The criticisms by Bolton, who himself is a vicious neoliberal war monger, are simply spectacular…
According to Bolton, Trump told Xi Jinping that the mass incarceration of Uighurs was “exactly the right thing to do”, and asked the Chinese leader for help getting re-elected. He said journalists should be executed. He thought it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela. He was uninterested in disarming North Korea, but obsessed for months about getting a CD of Elton John’s Rocket Man to Kim Jong-un. He thought Finland was part of Russia. He defended Saudi Arabia over the slaughter of dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi as a wheeze to distract attention from a minor scandal involving his daughter Ivanka’s use of a private email account. And that are just the first scrapings from Bolton’s account
…I mean, there’s just so much in that one paragraph that is gasp inducing and should be career ending, but it’s only another paragraph in chapters and chapters and chapters of damning assessments of Trump that at this stage it just starts becoming white noise.
The fact he’s holding a rally/plague incubation public health hazard today should in of itself rule him out as President, yet here we are.
Nothing manages to sum up the zeitgeist of madness that is the present moment right now better than Trump forcing anyone who comes to his rally to sign a contract saying they won’t sue him if they catch the virus.
He’s an ethical black hole.
With Covid disproportionately killing more African Americans & with many African Americans being Democrats, is Trump’s rally at Tulsa, the home of one of America’s worst racist massacres, less political pantomime and more potential political bio weapon?
My guess is you will see Trump using the pandemic and the BLM civil disobedience to choke off and suppress the vote itself this election…
…Trump’s incompetence has exacerbated the pandemic in America and his spiteful malice doesn’t work when people are dying in huge numbers for a problem many suspect he’s contributed to so all he has left is simply killing off the ability for Democrats to participate in the process altogether.
I can’t work out what is a bigger treat to the planet – climate change, this pandemic or Trump himself.
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