Title

Plagues, Pandemics, Paintings, and Personal Gain

Department

Art

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

3-17-2020

Abstract

After a lot of Trump Administration obfuscation, dillydallying, denial, sloppy planning, incompetence, inaction, and indecision about the spread and the combatting of the Coronavirus in the United States, and, after much criticism by Democrat politicians and the “liberal” media, the White House apprised the nation that at 9:00 p.m. EDT, March 11, 2020, President Donald Trump was going to address the nation.

Instead of what could-have/should-have been an affirmative “YES, we Do have a serious problem on our hands, and here is what we CAN/SHOULD do individually and collectively to combat the scourge that is threatening the nation and the world,” Donald Trump delivered one of his worst staff-prepared statements. Ten precious minutes dealt with his favorite theme, the economy and the travel ban, thus exhibiting a lack of compassion, empathy, and comprehension of basic epidemiological science.

Publication Title

CounterPunch

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