By George Smith
Just twiddling my thumbs…waiting.
I am waiting, waiting all a-twitter, for a reasonable explanation why the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump would sit down for 18 interviews in nine hours total over six months with a reporter and admit he lied to the American people about the dangers of the COVID 19 virus.
Trump didn’t regurgitate truth pellets to the American people about the dangers of the coronavirus in February —at the same time he was going on Twitter and holding news conferences — he was stating emphatically the virus, which was virulent in its global pandemic specifications — was “no big deal and would “magically disappear”.
He lied. Regularly. Repeatedly. He spat in the face of scientists and experts on infection diseases. He pooh-poohed the use of and effectiveness of face masks to put the damper on the virus’ spread and said he was doing a good job as people died needlessly. He preached about reopening businesses prematurely.
President Trump lied. And people died.
Lying about the dangers and watching residents die while continung to spout the lie over and over was abjectly stupid.
Also abjectly stupid was agreeing to interviews with the reporter, Bob Woodward.
Bob Woodward. You do know the name, right? The “Robert Redford” of “All the President’s Men.” The Watergate Woodward. The dismantling of the Nixon Administration. The disgrace and resignation of Richard Nixon.
THAT Bob Woodward.
In the Watergate saga, Woodward and his investigative partner, Carl Bernstein, had “Deep Throat,”
an anonymous source that helped them focus the investigation along a ligical path.
In Woodward’s newest investigative effort, his new “Deep Throat” is … the president.
One has to assume one of two things about Trump agreeing to lengthy taped — TAPED — interviews with the world’s most famous investigative journalist: 1. That President Trump had never read the book about Watergate by Woodward and Bernstein, or seen the movie, or 2. He is so enamored with enhanced his bloviated image he was flattered by the attention.
Regardless of whether it was stupidity (there is no reason to plead “ignorance” in this case) or vanity, Trump can blame no one but himself.
This is the Supreme Gotcha! But in this case, Trump “got” himself. All Woodward “got” was a money-making best seller and, maybe, another notch in the handle of his presidential pistol.
Waiting, just waiting. Waiting to see how Trumpuppets spin this newest revelation, waiting to watch the president try and explain away his taped words that killed thousands of American residents.
What is there to say?
Trump lied. And people died as a direct result of his lies.
Is he worthy to be president. Not then. Not now. Not in the future.
This newest Trumpisode in ignorance and egomaniacal behavior teminds me of the Dietks Bentley song:
“I know what I was feelin’
But what was I thinkin’”?
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