September 9, 2020
Dear Mr. President,
Thank you so much for answering my questions yesterday (he didn’t really), I had a much better night’s sleep. Maybe it was because I watched Big Bang Theory reruns. They always put me in a better mood. But then, this afternoon, there was more breaking news. You know what I’m talking about and it’s not the lawn in the Rose Garden, although that seems like an expensive fix for a problem that didn’t really need to happen.
So, let’s talk about the news that you knew how infectious and how deadly the virus was. You still keep talking about it as the Chinese virus, but I’ve told you many times, that six months into a continually growing disease in THIS COUNTRY, you get to have the honor of having it named for you. Apparently, you still need positive stroking that by banning all but about 40,000 people from entering the U. S. in February, you should get extra credit. In a school- based rating program you would get partial credit, not full credit and certainly not extra credit. If you had shared with the American People (in the words of VPPence who said this phrase a million times), we could have spent March and maybe April under a shut down. At that point we could have traced the numbers of infected folks much more easily than now. But, we didn’t because the message was “Two Weeks to Slowing the Virus”. Then it was ” 30 Days to Slowing the Virus”. Now it is six months later, and we have not really slowed the Donald Trump Virus.
So, now what? Check out how Winston Churchill and FDR behaved as leaders in times of troubles, really great troubles. They told the truth to the people and, at the same time, gave them hope at the same time. I know you wanted to stay hopeful, but you didn’t tell us the truth. Were you afraid of how we would react? Did you not want to give us credit for understanding clear guidelines? Dr. Brix and Dr. Fauci told us over and over that we could slow the spread by doing what every other country did to contain the virus. We would have done it too if you had modeled that behavior, stopped pretending there was magic in the air and promoted truth.
Oh, right, the vaccine trial of one of the leading candidates has stopped in order to assess why someone developed a very bad side effect. There will be no magic vaccine by November 3, and you know it! It’s time to be honest with the American People. Try and remember it’s about us, not you.
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