Trump’s Fevered Mind Comes Up With Magical Date Where Coronavirus Will ‘Wash Away’
Ever since the coronavirus outbreak became so serious that no one could ignore it, President Donald Trump has been putting out baseless theories about when things will get back to normal, and the virus will magically be gone.
Now, he has come up with a date when COVID-19 will, quote, “wash away” by June or July according to Trump’s insane calculations. No wonder people wonder about his mental state on a regular basis.
PoliticusUSA transcribed the following exchange between Trump and reporters on the matter, where he was later corrected by his own administration officials:
Q: “Mr. President? Mr. President, a lot of people are concerned about how long all of this might last. Do you have any kind of estimate that if Americans really were to band together and do what the white house was suggesting, how quickly we could turn this corner?”
Trump: “That’s my favorite question. How many times, Anthony, I think I ask him that question every day. And I speak to Deborah, I speak to a lot of them, I get the opinion. So it seems to me that if we do a really good job, we’ll not only hold the death down to a level that is much lower than the other way, had we not done a good job, but people are talking about July, August, something like that. So it could be right in that period of time, where it — I say wash — it washes through. Other people don’t like that term. But where it washes through.”
Another question followed up this absurd answer:
Q: “So is this the new normal until the height of the summer?”
Trump: “We’ll see what happens. But they think August, could be July, could be longer than that. But I’ve asked that question many, many times.”
Here is video of Trump trying to look knowledgeable:
Trump makes up imaginary July or August date for the coronavirus to "wash away." pic.twitter.com/xFbmeTwyvk
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 16, 2020
In other words, Trump does not have a clue how bad this is going to get, what measures will have to be taken to quell the spread of the virus, or when it will all be over. The stock market is crashing, schools are closing, proms, graduations, and other major life events are being postponed and canceled, and there is no end in sight.
What we are going through right now is just why we need a competent president.
Trump’s own officials had to go back and make sure the public is getting proper information with regard to this very dire situation.
Dr. Fauci having to step in to provide realtime cleanup for Trump.
The president seemed to suggest current restrictive social guidelines could last until July or August; Fauci clarifies, no, they are 15-day guidelines being reviewed every two weeks.
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) March 16, 2020
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