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.