Dr. Birx Claims Election Distracted Trump Resulting in 130,000 Unnecessary Deaths
Former Trump White House coronavirus response coordinator Doctor Deborah Birx, told the House select subcommittee on the pandemic that the Trump administration was “distracted” by last year’s election and ignored recommendations to curb the pandemic. She further added that more than 130,000 American lives could have been saved with swifter action and better coordinated public health messages after the first wave of the virus.
Gee, Donald Trump was “distracted?” Who knew? That’s funny, because I’ve always assumed Trump’s default mental state is “distracted.” I mean, simply catching his own image in a mirror is a monumental distraction, if you’re Donald Trump. Now, while “distracted” may be a polite way for Dr. Birx to phrase it, I’m pretty sure many Americans would likely describe Trump’s COVID response by using another word - and that word is “indifferent.”
Anyway, now that Dr. Birx seems to have finally regained her ability to speak again after over a year and a half, I suppose it won’t be long now before folks like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Majorie Taylor Greene - will be demanding that she be jailed. Of course, in demanding that, they have to also be quite careful not to “distract” folk’s attention too far away from other pressing matters - you know, like Benghazi or Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Not surprisingly, after Dr. Birx’s testimony, angry Republicans were quick to remind citizens that President Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” is the primary reason we even have a coronavirus vaccine in the first place. Oh really? OK, but if that’s true and this really is “Donald Trump's vaccine,” then perhaps they should also explain why so many Republicans are deciding they’d much rather die of COVID - than get vaccinated?
Meanwhile, after hearing Dr. Birx testify about how many COVID deaths are the result of “election distractions,” more than a few of Trump’s most sharp-minded supporters are now thinking out loud, “just imagine if we could have somehow suspended that stupid election and automatically extended Trump’s presidency for another four years - why, I shudder to think how many innocent lives might have been saved!”
Now, I’m sure in the minds of MAGA cultists and QAnon believers, that all makes perfect sense. As for the rest of us - well, we tend to think Donald Trump has a whole lotta blood on his tiny, little hands. You can call me “old fashioned” if you like, but my guess is that most Americans still prefer presidents who don’t let more than half a million citizens die unnecessarily - simply because they’re “distracted."
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