Coronavirus

“Trump Proof”

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

States with Democratic or otherwise reasonable governors are banding together in groups and making their own plans for reopening their economies, but how will they resist Trump when he starts barking at them next month?

They could just ignore him, but for his part New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is already working on a plan to push back against Trump's interference using concrete numbers and data.

As part of Cuomo's effort, McKinsey & Company is producing models on coronavirus testing, infections and other key data points that along with other research and expert opinions will help underpin decisions on how and when to reopen the region's economy. [...]

The goal is to "Trump-proof" the plan, said an adviser to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

"We think Trump ultimately will blink on this, but if not, we need to push back, and we are reaching out to top experts and other professionals to come up with a bullet-proof plan," to open on the state's terms, said a Cuomo adviser.

Trump has already blinked by backing away from his claim that he has "total authority" to reopen the economy. Yesterday, Trump said he would "allow" governors to make their own decisions even though it was always their decision to make.

With that said, Trump will agitate the public including his supporters who live in states with governors making their own plans. The strength of their plans will be crucial to building public support and thwarting the kind of idiotic MAGA protests that occurred in Michigan yesterday.

Developing strong "Trump proof" plans will also be crucial to thwarting any potential legal challenges that will almost certainly be filed by right wing yahoos after Trump starts barking. Trump himself does not have to interfere if other flying monkeys will do it for him, of course.

It should be abundantly clear by now, but voting for Democratic governments is a very good idea! Voting for Democrat is good for your health; it's good for your job. Democrats are not perfect and you can find worms if you kick over enough stones, but you are more likely to personally succeed by electing Democratic governors and legislators.

At the very least, you should not vote for Republicans whose entire political philosophy is setting their own hair on fire. And that's most of them.