Wednesday, September 9, 2020

They say loose lips sink ships. They also sink presidents.....

For months, President Trump has downplayed the severity of the coronavirus, while his sycophants simply did their best impersonations of bobble-head dolls and agreed with his mis-assessment.

Now, however, with less than two months to election day, legendary journalist Bob Woodward's latest book may just seal the casket on the Trump administration.

In Woodward's new book, Rage, he recalls a series of interviews he had earlier this year with Trump. As it happens, Trump actually knew the truth, but was unwilling to share with the general public, all in the name of avoiding a panic.

Unfortunately, that horse had already left the barn, as evidenced by panic buyers hoarding everything from hand sanitizer to toilet paper to disinfectant wipes, making like a whole group of Chicken Littles afraid that the world was going to end. Their overreaction continues now in the sports card business, but that's another story for another day.

Chuck Todd, the current moderator of Meet The Press, has spun off a daily version of the long running weekend news program for YouTube:

And, unsurprisingly, word of Woodward's tome has had reactions far and wide. Democratic candidate Joe Biden took the time to put Trump on blast for his blatant misrepresentation of the virus to the American people.

Trump claims he wanted to avoid a panic. The truth is, he was, and still is, trying to protect the economy, and, particularly, his own personal bottom line.

Four years ago, Trump was rescued by the Electoral College. This time, not even that might save him if there's more damaging evidence emerging in the final weeks leading to the election.

In the words of Bob Seger, from his 1987 hit, "Shakedown", Mr. Trump, you're busted.


Silverstar said...

I find it funny that the idjit actually referred to himself as a "cheerleader for this country", or rather it would be funny if it weren't so sad and infuriating. Trying to scare a gullible public into thinking caravans of immigrants are coming for their jobs and those pesky brown people are going to steal the suburbs away (as a point of interest, Yours Truly is Hershey Bar brown and has lived in the 'burbs along with numerous family members and friends of various colors since age 2) is a funny way of cheering.

Truth is grown up Reggie Van Dough had not a clue on how to handle the threat of Corona, panicked over how this might affect his gravy train and instead of handing things over to experts who'd know what to do, he opted for the ol' "if we ignore this thing, hopefully it'll just go away" tactic. What a guy.

As they say, everybody's a tough guy until they meet one, or as Mike Tyson once opined, "Everybody's got a plan 'til they get punched in the face". That latter part is very tempting, I gotta say.

Goldstar said...

This news won't matter to Trump's cult followers, as they'll simply write this off as "fake news" and continue lying to themselves, but we know the truth; that Cheeto Face is no tough guy.

This year's election may be close, but it won't be a repeat of 2016. Now, everyone knows who and what Trump is. He's no longer a wild card with the advantage of people not knowing what he'll do. All of the 3rd party twats who couldn't bring themselves to voting for Hillary in 2016 need to get off of their butts and vote blue, 'cause if White House Hitler gets another 4 years, we can all kiss America goodbye.

And before some anon shows up spewing the usual tired pro-Trump garbage, just know this: If you see how terrible everything is right now and are thinks "Give me 4 more years of this!", you're out of your freaking mind.

hobbyfan said...

Speaking of cheerleaders, including the brainwashed variety, it's come out now that Tuckered Out Carlson is scapegoating Lindsey Graham, one of Trump's biggest boosters in Congress, claiming that Graham helped set up the interviews with Woodward.

And they think Carlson could run in 2024? As a certain Saturday morning babe we all know and love would opine, Carlson is "spacey".