Coronavirus

“I don’t kid”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I said Trump wasn't kidding when he told attendees at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma that he ordered his regime to intentionally stop testing people for the coronavirus, but you don't have to take it from me.

You can assume I know nothing and just take the word of Trump himself who says he wasn't kidding.

TRUMP: I don't kid. Let me just tell you. Let me make it clear.

Trump went on to repeat the line that if we stopped testing we wouldn't have so many cases which is kind of a joke in itself, but he's not kidding.

Trump seems to think the only reason we have so many cases is because of testing and that other countries would have just as many cases as we do if they tested. But that's entirely backwards, of course, as our testing is still relatively lax and positive test rates are also skyrocketing in some locations.

In any case, it's clear that Trump's only concern is optics and what it all means for him personally.

  • Draxiar

    I now truly wonder if trump were to put his hands over his eyes if he’d them believe you couldn’t see him.

    • muselet

      Yes. Yes, he would.

      –alopecia

  • muselet

    Back in 1969, on the album I Am the President, the impressionist David Frye had Richard Nixon say something monumentally clueless to an aide, who said, “You gotta be kidding, sir.” Nixon’s response was, “Jones, I never kid. I have a wonderful sense of humor and I tell hilarious jokes, but I never kid.”

    Life imitates art once again. The difference is that art didn’t have a body count.

    –alopecia