It has seemed from the start that Trump’s incompetence comes from understanding that he’s incapable of self-awareness or self-governance, especially when he defaults to his usual combativeness with the media.
Unfortunately there was a tracking poll uptick in his approval over handling the crisis even if remains untrustworthy. That could compel more unhinged behavior and more daily reality-TV kayfabe conflict.
As usual chopper-talk came inside and dominated the latest presser, including attacking a reporter who offered a softball question. The background includes those corporados who would profit from increased inaction, since their relief funding would proportionally increase.
Russia is exploiting the situation with disinformation as their proxy, IMPOTUS, is now incapable of listening to his experts in real time. Corporate bailouts (“freedom payments”) will remain a high priority for the GOP and the WH as medical supplies are getting scarce.
With Americans panic buying provisions during the coronavirus outbreak, there have been numerous reports of stores price gouging in-demand products across the country, taking advantage of already stressed out shoppers who may be struggling to make ends meet.
There has been an onslaught of such reports on social media, as well as to state authorities and consumer protection agencies, showing there has been a price spike in items like hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and even ammunition.
Most states have laws that prohibit price gouging when a state of emergency is called.
Ã¢ÂÂ Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 20, 2020
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russian media have deployed a “significant disinformation campaign” against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust, according to a European Union document seen by Reuters.
Ã¢ÂÂ Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) March 6, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) March 20, 2020
Starting around a week ago, in the absence of either widespread testing or guidance from the top on social distancing measures, state and local governments, as well as the private sector and individuals, stepped up and began to take actions on their own, before the Trump administration finally began to take the problem seriously. But much more action is needed. Only the federal government can muster the kind of large-scale coordination — and resources — that a slow-motion hurricane, simultaneously striking everywhere, demands.
Ã¢ÂÂ The New Yorker (@NewYorker) March 20, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Remove ILLEGITIMATE & IMPEACHED FOREVER trump (@PuppyResists) March 20, 2020
Shouldn’t hospital relief precede any shutdowns:
— Cameron Easley (@cameron_easley) March 20, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) March 20, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ The New York Times (@nytimes) March 20, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ The Resistance Ã°ÂÂÂºÃ°ÂÂÂ¸ (@NightlyPolitics) March 20, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Mark Pitcavage (@egavactip) March 20, 2020