If we were experiencing a shortage of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, I'd swear we were living in the former Soviet Union"oh, that's right, that was three months ago!
Today (06/26/20) the White House Coronavirus taskforce had its first "public meeting" in almost two months. The Master of Ceremonies was the equally smarmy and unctuous Mike Pence - No. 2 in the Trump Dystopia.
Coronavirus: Mike Pence leads task force briefing - watch live US vice president Mike Pence leads a White House coronavirus task force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services.
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The tap dance Pence highlighted was truly astonishing. But spinning that much B.S. took a toll - Pence was sweating like a preacher caught in an amorous moment with the choirmaster. It apparently is a very arduous task for a "Christian" to lie and obfuscate to that degree.
Really, it's high time for anyone with any integrity to cut bait from this sh*t show. Ignoring the elephant, in the baggy suit, not in the room, has taken on a pall and the air of absurdist farce.
Trump has been, in effect, - since the beginning of his catastrophic lack of leadership in response to the coronavirus pandemic - standing in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shooting someone (actually many thousands of people). The problem for Trump is, contrary to his original assertion, he is actually loosing voters. Thus, the Pence dog and pony show.
Out of necessity, Trump couldn't show his face or open his mouth - his polling doesn't have a whole lot of room to go further south. If Pence is a cipher, Trump is a negative integer - a large negative integer.
The Q&A session came to a truncated end when CBS correspondent Paula Reid asked Pence the only question that needed to be asked: why is Trump contradicting health experts by holding super-spreader events in coronavirus hot spots? Specifically: "How can you say that the campaign is not part of the problem that Dr. Fauci laid out?"
Pence pulled-up the straps on his tap shoes, and went on to explain that it's all about the First Amendment. It's the right of every citizen to sacrifice their health (or even life) to sate Donald Trump's unending need for public adulation; and somehow, help him to achieve reelection?
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