Do you think Trump cares for one single second about the poor? He doesn’t care about anybody besides himself and his immediate family. Everybody else, he cheerfully throws under the bus.

Don Trump is talking rubbish about the disease. China has flattened their curve — check the figures for yourself — it can be done. But the only way for America to get to the same position is strong and united leadership that includes the very poorest in society.

Ignore the homeless, ignore the poor, and they will get the disease and pass it along to the people whose houses they clean and whose lunches they serve.

China demonstrated the only option available. Shut everything down, control everybody, stop the disease from spreading.

We know exactly how the disease works. There is no other option until a vaccine comes along, and if nothing is done in the meantime, millions of Americans die, with most of them in the old smoker ranks, and tens of millions more are left with damaged lungs, to be picked off by the next one.

But hey, I’m prepared to extend this graph for that year, illustrating each story with the latest idiocy out of the White House. It’s not as if I’m going to be doing anything for a while.

And in all that time, if nations need help with their own affairs, they will seek it from a nation with a functioning economy and a willingness to help.

This isn’t about party politics or Trump’s delusions about re-election. This is the future shape of geopolitics at stake, and Don Trump is trashing everything that America has stood for over two centuries.

Seriously, you think you can put this genie back in the bottle by talking about it?


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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