March 29, 2020

For all that Trump gave a press briefing tonight, backing off the suggestion that the country could reopen for business on Easter, April 12 (perhaps after he heard Dr. Anthony Fauci’s estimate that the nation is looking at 100,000 to 200,000 deaths over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic), what is seared in my mind from the day is Trump’s morning tweets about his ratings.

On a day that our coronavirus cases topped 139,000 and at least 2425 people in the United States have died, while our health care workers are on the front lines fighting this deadly disease with inadequate protection and few supplies, Trump tweeted: “Because the “Ratings” of my News Conferences etc. are so high, “Bachelor Finale, Monday Night Football type numbers” according to the [New York Times], the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY. “Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.” said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!”

I think I can leave it right there for tonight.

I’m going to hit the hay early and come back raring to go tomorrow.

[Photo by Buddy Poland.]

Notes:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/health/us-coronavirus-wrap-sunday/index.html