Louisville Courier-Journal reporter and columnist Joseph Gerth points out that Moscow Mitch is admitting that Trump has failed when it comes to the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Huh? I thought that Moscow Mitch was blaming Democrats and Trump’s impeachment for diverting the American governments response to the coronavirus? And as Gerth rightly points out, this attempt to divert blame is an admission of guilt by Moscow Mitch.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a stunning admission Tuesday when he went on the “Hugh Hewitt Show” and acknowledged that President Donald Trump has botched the federal government's response to the coronavirus.
Oh, he didn't come right out and say, “Trump has screwed this up.” Oh heaven's no. He's much too wily for that. But here's what he said in explaining how Trump responded in the early days of the pandemic:
“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment,” McConnell said.
Now, here's the question you need to ask yourself.
Why would McConnell be making excuses for Trump if in fact Trump's response had been “perfect” or “great” or “10 out of 10” or whatever superlative the self-promoter-in-chief has used to describe his administration's response?
People don't make excuses for their friends who have done nothing wrong.
If, in fact, Trump's response had been “perfect” or “great” or “10 out of 10,” McConnell would have never, ever needed to cover for misstep after misstep that has led to a lack of sufficient testing, far too few masks, respirators, face shields and gowns to protect our doctors, nurses and first responders — and far too few ventilators as the pandemic rages.
My emphasis with the emboldened sentence.
If Trump is doing such a “great” job, Moscow Mitch should be shouting Trump’s success from the highest mountain. Instead, Trump and the U.S. government were too busy being distracted by that nasty and worthless impeachment battle. This means that poor old Trump was not focusing on the emerging coronavirus pandemic. In other words, Trump failed at stopping the spread of the virus in the first place.