I know that focusing on just one portion of an interview that was actually a wire-to-wire cavalcade of fucknuttery may not be fair. I’m taking this clip out of context — the context being that it floats on a roiling ocean of crazy and is in no way the full measure of the barminess on gruesome display this fine Sunday morning.
But, seriously, this sums up Trump’s narcissism and danger to the country pretty well.
From Trump’s new interview with Chris Wallace (first tweet):
TRUMP: “The Democrats are purposely keeping their schools closed, keeping their states closed. I called Michigan. I want to have a big rally in Michigan. Do you know we’re not allowed to have a rally in Michigan? Do you know we’re not allowed to have a rally in Minnesota? Do you know we’re not allowed to have a rally in Nevada? We’re not allowed to have rallies in these Democrat-run states.”
WALLACE: “But wait a minute, some people would say that that’s a health risk.”
TRUMP: “Some people would say … fine.”
WALLACE: “We had some issues after Tulsa.”
TRUMP: “But if everything was gone 100 percent they still wouldn’t allow it. They’re not allowing me to do it. They’re not allowing me to have rallies.”
Could it be any clearer that Trump only cares about his reelection? Unfortunately, he’s still too stupid to understand that actually mitigating the coronavirus pandemic and flattening the curve could have been his ticket to reelection. We faced a huge crisis, and people were desperately looking for leadership. Sadly, Trump doesn’t know what that means. So he falls back on his go-to campaign strategy — hosting another Hitler Boof rally, no matter the consequences.