“Trump’s pandemic pathway” By Kevin Siers The Charlotte Observer
Editor’s note: While President Trump consumed America with his daily coronavirus briefings last week, filled with inconsistencies, misinformation, and his bludgeoning of reporters, he was also bludgeoning the Presidency: Trump fired the Inspector General (IG) late Friday night without advance notice to Congress, This IG was appointed by Trump, though obviously not loyal to him, even though the IG is independent, and this in the midst of a national crisis, Had an aircraft carrier’s Captain relieved of command for taking a stand for his crew when COVID-19 was spreading through his ship, and called for help (see his sailors cheering him), Rolled-back vehicle emissions standards, Used the virus as an excuse to suspend immigration laws outright, While the Trump Org. laid off 1,500 employees and asked Deutche Bank and a Florida County to delay loan payments and other obligations! Why doesn’t Trump donate his closed hotels to house the sick? Peruse some of the incredible stories from last week (click on each hotlink):
Trump is preparing the ground for a totalitarian dictatorship — but we can stop him
Boston Globe Editorial Board Says Donald Trump Has ‘Blood on his Hands’ For Coronavirus Pandemic in the U.S.
‘There will be death’: Trump warns of ‘toughest week’ ahead
Trump administration’s lack of a unified coronavirus strategy will cost lives, say a dozen experts
The Daily Show: “Saluting the Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandumbic [documented misinformation of FOX News]”
Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda
Trump Organization has laid off about 1,500 employees as pandemic hits business
– See: Capt. Brett Crozier risked his job to protect sailors from coronavirus. Then he got penalized. Sailors cheering their relieved Navy captain
As companies nationwide look for relief, the Trump Organization has talked with Deutsche Bank and a Florida county about delaying payments on some loans and other obligations.
David Enrich’s outstanding book chronicles the ““ Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction
Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who Had Key Role in Ukraine Complaint
Coronavirus task force puts Pence — and his future — on the line
Trump’s coronavirus quarantine rhetoric fuels a dangerously politicized pandemic – Decisions that would normally be made on the basis on apolitical scientific fact are increasingly driven by tribal loyalties.
Obama slams rollback of vehicle emission standards in rare rebuke of Trump
Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus – Unfilled jobs and high turnover mean the government is ill equipped for a public health crisis, said many former and current federal officials and disaster experts.
Amid the pandemic, Trump has made a number of false or misleading statements.
After Repeatedly Downplaying Threat, Trump Now Says Keeping US Coronavirus Deaths to 100,000 Would Be a ‘Good Job’
Federal Judge Who Slammed AG Barr Obtains Unredacted Version of Mueller Report
The Trump administration is moving to ‘disestablish’ a Massachusetts tribe’s reservation
While the Trump administration claims to be focused on the crisis at hand, they have also been using the last month to pursue all kinds of ideological and policy vendettas.
Facing coronavirus pandemic, Trump suspends immigration laws and showcases vision for locked-down border
Trump threatens Democrats not to investigate him for response to outbreak
How Trump surprised his own team by ruling out Obamacare