We’re rounding the corner

We are, but not the way Trump tells it. Nothing about Covid-19 is getting better. Trump holds these massive rallies, and yells his slogans. We have done incredible things. I would not go near one and I am in fear of coming in close contact with anyone who has attended one.

He’s shameless and totally self-serving. He takes credit for the 2014 Veterans Choice Act. The Choice program, which allows veterans to see doctors outside the government-run VA system at taxpayer expense, was first passed in 2014 under President Barack Obama. Yes, Trump tweeked it, to make better, but it is still Obama’s baby.

I like Dr. Fauci’s statement as he was not going to jump in front of the microphone when Trump was speaking.

Robert Wilkie, the VA Administrator, is equally bad, as he claimed the veteran’s wait time is way down, based on a study. Trump loves this stuff. Problem is it is a complete distortion of the truth, as the study showing reduced wait times was from 2014 to 2017, while Obama was president.

It’s all marketing and no substance. His base will cheer and wave the American flag. The truth is out there.

We are rounding the corner on seeing the hypocrisy and outright lies of the administration. If Trump gets his way, there will be someone in each governmental agency checking to see if reports and comments are in line with Trump doctrines.

The latest target is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), because they are produce the National Climate Assessment. The assessment says climate change is getting worse, and a large part of this is due to worldwide use of fossil fuels, and particularly bad in coal.

Trump doesn’t like this and it is why he appointed Erik Noble formerly a White House policy advisor, and now Chief of Staff of NOAA. He fired Craig McLean, acting chief scientist at NOAA. The problem between Noble and McLean was clear, as who should set policy, review and approve research, the Chief Scientist or the newly appointed Chief of Staff, who has political ties to the White House.

You can pretty much rule out the Environmental Protection Agency from actually protecting the environment. Same with the Department of Interior, as it is completely ignoring its mission and supporting the reduction of national preserves, banning development.

I applaud Director Christopher Wray of the FBI in keeping his integrity during this election time. He has said nothing on baseless conspiracy theories on Hunter Biden. Trump has expressed his displeasure as long as Wray is there, he can’t politicize the FBI.

The minimizing of the dangers of Covid-19 and use of hydroxychloroquine as a cure, that the liberal media was covering up. Trump’s Covid-19 taskforce stockpiled 63 million doses. They even gave 2 million doses to Brazil as a goodwill gesture after Bolsonaro visited Trump’s Mar-a-Largo home in Palm Beach. Trump has deep marketing skills, and will put an unrealistic positive spin on everything.

In Bob Woodward’s book, that Trump explains why he loves big rallies. It’s simple – the networks will broadcast them, and it’s hours of free publicity. And he loves to tell people how big the crowds are. Now this isn’t particularly smart during the epidemic.

Biden isn’t doing big rallies because of Covid-19. It’s smart and respectful of people’s health.

Please vote for Biden. Elections have consequences.

Links:

Trump takes credit for Obama’s gains for vets

Fact-checking Trump’s claims about hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug he’s touting as a coronavirus treatment

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