Dear Trump voters,
After Donald Trump returned from Walter Reed Hospital due to his COVID19, people were aghast that he removed his mask after he climbed atop the staircase. I watched the video. He was visibly out of breath and probably needed more fresh air. With his obesity and COVID19 infection, he probably would have passed out if he did not take off that mask.
Yes, it may have sent the wrong message to the public, after all, YOU have been wearing your mask and washing your hands, doing online schools with your children, staying at home, and keeping you and your family safe. Him taking off the mask after his hospital discharge showed that he didn’t learn his lesson; the symbolism of it all. But we won’t blame him for taking off his mask to catch his breath. Yes, he could have said something about wearing a mask to keep everyone safe from COVID19. You had hoped that he learned his lesson. Instead, he posted “COVID19 is less lethal than flu”, which Facebook took down due to misinformation. Put it another way, your President’s words were lethal lies.
Please let that sink in: a post by the President of the United States had to be taken down from an American social media company because his lies during a global pandemic could lead to even more unnecessary deaths. To date, his refusal to take responsibility resulted in more than 213,000 deaths. His lack of an effective stimulus package tanked our economy.
Let’s travel further back in time, in January, Donald Trump insisted that Xi Jinping was doing an excellent job containing the virus. By not sending scientists and investigators to Wuhan during the beginning of the pandemic, this administration cost us precious time to mount an adequate pandemic response. He knew about how lethal this virus was back in January, yet left the healthcare system and essential workers to fend for themselves, not knowing how and when we would be getting our proper PPE. Pictures surfaced that nurses and technicians resorted to wearing trash bags as their make-do PPE, because hospitals were running out of surgical gowns, N95 masks, face shields. Instead of coming up with a concerted federal pandemic response, each state was left to her own to purchase life-saving PPEs from overseas. No federal regulations were put in place to forbid these companies from price gouging. The life saving masks were sold to the highest bidders.
Without any evidence, Donald Trump claimed that the virus would magically disappear by Easter and boy, wouldn’t that be beautiful, to open up the country on Easter Sunday. When that did not happen, he did a 180 walk back with racist remarks to conceal his incompetence, which put innocent Asian Americans all over the country under racist verbal and physical attacks.
We won’t even go into his corrupt finance scandals and dealings; his $750 tax price tag; his wife’s “fuck Christmas decorations and fuck children in cages” remarks; his daughter’s private email server; his multimillion dollar golf outings to his resorts; his due-soon $470 million debt to unknown loaners; his mocking of fallen war heroes; his complete disregard of climate change and continued dismantling of policies set up to protect our planet. And this exhausting list goes on and on.
If you think his policies coincide with yours and that he deserves your full support, what is it that you agree with?
In an unprecedented move, The New England Journal of Medicine published an article urging the public to vote for someone who is more equipped to save American lives during this COVID19 pandemic. Speaking of COVID19, remember that excellent medical care that he received at Walter Reed? That is 100% government-funded socialized medicine, which we all paid, and he received, for free.
If you voted for him in 2016, genuinely believing that he would “make America great again”, fine. You wanted to shake things up a bit. But if you plan to vote for him again in 2020, then I seriously question your character.
a very concerned citizen of the United States of America