Trying Times With Trump

 “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

* The job of the newly created  Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery is to monitor how the Treasury Department extends loans and loan guarantees. Moreover, the new inspector general has a mandate to notify Congress immediately if the White  House doesn’t cooperate with an audit or an investigation involving $2 trillion in stimulus money. What could go wrong with this scenario?

Unsurprisingly, the oversight position isn’t going over well with the Divider in chief. “I’ll be the oversight,” declared Trump.

The new IG is supposed to be nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate. Presumably Stephen Miller, Corey Lewandowski, Sean Hannity, Pam Bondi, Ted Nugent and Roger Stone are still in the running.

* Donald Trump recently–and intemperately–called for “packed churches … all over our country … on Easter.” The call for de facto religious/political rallies had epidemiologists alarmed and Trump evangelicals elated. (Even the Pope called upon Christians to celebrate Holy Week and Easter by not gathering for worship services.) America’s misleader has since walked it back as the outbreak has spread and social-distancing is a common sense and public health given. Too bad we couldn’t give up Trump for Lent.

* “Because the ‘Ratings’ of my (daily) News Conferences etc. are so high, ‘Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football’ type numbers according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY.” Whatever. It’s what you get during an existential crisis with a narcissistic “Celebrity Apprentice” host as president. So, thanks again, basket of deplorables, feckless GOPsters, skewed-priority greed heads and disaffected progressives who sat out the 2016 election. No one saw COVID-19 coming, but we all should have foreseen a mega mess as the collateral damage from having an unprepared, unethical  rogue charlatan in the White Nationalist House.

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