Now this is a brilliant campaign strategy nine days before an election — give up!
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that the US is “not going to control” the coronavirus pandemic, as cases surge across the country and nearly 225,000 Americans have died from the virus.
“We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas,” Meadows told CNN's Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
Pressed by Tapper on why the US isn't going to get the pandemic under control, Meadows said: “Because it is a contagious virus just like the flu.” He added that the Trump administration is “making efforts to contain it.”
Of course, the administration can’t even control the spread of the virus in the White House. Now several Pence flunkies have it. And the thing about a virus is, once you let it run roughshod, it just becomes more and more widespread.
Meanwhile, Trump is hosting superspreader events and generally acting like the COVID Borg hive’s lead publicist.
The comments from President Donald Trump's chief of staff come as coronavirus cases surge across the US, with the country having reported its second-highest day of new cases on Saturday. The administration is also facing a potential second outbreak in the White House, with at least five people in Vice President Mike Pence's inner circle having tested positive in recent days, according to a source familiar with the situation.
After all that — after months and months of mitigation efforts and sacrifices — the Trump administration’s message to the American people is, essentially, “never mind.” We fucked this up, so why bother trying anymore?
This is America, and in America we don’t wear masks! We have the right to spread our freedom phlegm wherever we want! And we need a president who doesn’t care if we get infected!
Sure, let’s go with that.
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