In politics, it‘s normal to hear pronouncements that astound us.
At one time, I used to try to mentally rank these in order of absurdity. When Donald Trump came along, this became impossible because my mind was not capable of processing the sheer volume that came daily.
I still try to keep up with the best, but now I do it daily because the feast starts over every morning. Trump and his minions present new over the top candidates every morning. One stands out: Mitch McConnell stated on Fox that this pandemic problem was created “because Obama failed to leave a game plan on how to handle this.”
What? You mean Trump couldn‘t handle this without a plan from Obama?
McConnell just missed a few links to reality. First, Trump has said he’s probably the smartest man alive, a stable genius. Second, he’s had three years to develop his own plan. Third, reports suggest that he was warned many times this was coming. Fourth, Obama team members left him a playbook and a staff of professionals to handle pandemics. Trump discarded and disbanded both. Fifth, he ignored it initially, calling it a hoax.
This list could go on, but space is limited.
As the American people start to ask legitimate question about the handling, or lack thereof, of this pandemic, there will be many more of these over the top pronouncements as Trump and Republicans try to explain how lack of leadership contributed to this great tragedy.