We have all heard him say this. On topics ranging from poverty to crime to COVID-19, Trump never hesitated to avoid all the blame whatever It is also up to the state and local Democrats to accept that he should be the president of those cities and states.
Earlier this year, for example, Trump Tweeted, “The homeless situation in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and many other Democrat parties throughout the nation is a state and local problem, not a federal problem.” Trump is, of course, the president of those cities, and has been for nearly four years. Have they proposed any national solution to the homeless problem? No. He is simply protecting himself from those cities.
On September 3, Trump Tweeted, “New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has the worst record on death and the China virus. 11,000 people died in nursing homes alone due to his mindlessness!” Trump clearly does not realize that he is also the President of New York. Bob Woodward, by the way, confirmation of Trump’s much-publicized travel ban against China prompted thousands of passengers to return to China from the US simply, via New York’s JFK airport, via Europe, soon shaking off the massive New York transition rate. It turns out, he was doing the president’s job. We will currently circle back to the epidemic.
Meanwhile, on Monday morning, Trump Tweeted The following lament: “Our people have given up all drugs. He is a confused mess, with no clue of what happened.” Note the use of the phrase “our people”. Trump’s people are, technically, all Americans, but once again he only appears to give a rip off about those who support him.
Over the weekend, Trump visited Las Vegas, where he Told reporters, “And by the way, every city that’s in trouble, every state. You see, Democrats, liberal Democrats – they’ve run them into the ground, to every city.” Here is our refrain: He is the president of all those cities and states.
Again, Trump explicitly stated that “every state” is run by “liberal Democrats” in trouble. So let’s take a look at which states are the worst in real life. But first, to be abundantly clear about all of this: Issues such as education, crime, and poverty are always a lot more complex than the party affiliations of various mayors, city councils, governors, and legislatures that presumably control those places. We do. But since we’re playing Trump’s leadership-cherrying game, we’ll play by his rules for reasoning.
- States with highest poverty rate: 1) Mississippi, 2) New Mexico, 3) Louisiana, 4) West Virginia and 5) Alabama. What do all those states have in common? All are solidly Republican except New Mexico and gave Trump their electoral vote. Three out of five Republicans are controlled by the governor.
- Least educated state: 1) Mississippi, 2) West Virginia, 3) Louisiana, 4) Arkansas and 5) Alabama. All Trump states, and all but one controlled by Republican governors.
- States with the most violent crime per 100,000 inhabitants: 1) Alaska, 2) New Mexico, 3) Tennessee, 4) Arkansas and 5) Nevada. Three out of five are Trump states ruled by Republicans.
- States most dependent on federal handouts (“Taker” states): 1) Nevada, 2) Kentucky, 3) Mississippi, 4) West Virginia and 5) Montana. Are you catching the pattern here? Trump did four of the five in 2016, and three have Republican governors.
So these are mostly Trump-Republican states, and if he wants all this on his record, I’m fine with it. Ultimately, he is dismissing wealthy, better-educated states as “Democrat-run”. Also note that two of the big citiesmost dangerous“The cities of America per 100,000 residents are Springfield, Missouri and Spokane, Washington – each run by a Republican mayor.
One thing is certain: whether we like it or not, Donald Trump is the President of the United States. His vote all this. So he is responsible all this. There is nothing in the Constitution that says that the President can dissolve the states and cities that hurt their feelings or they feel bad.
Perhaps his most arrogant epidemic of Trump’s personal and presidential responsibility was his response to the epidemic. One more thing has become clear in the last few days: Trump was privately aware of the fatal severity of COVID-19, calling it the deadliest “Heavy blow, “But chose instead to publicly lie about it, telling the nation that COVID was, in fact, like the flu and that it would go” like a miracle “when the weather warms up.”
Seven months later, we are ending 200,000 American deaths and 8.2 million cases with no vision.
Trump could borrow and rebrand, as his own, paint-by-numbers Epidemic reference Dropped by the previous administration. He could frame a national effort with the same kind of hyper-patriotism that we experienced after 9/11. But he himself refused to take the reins. Instead, he moved, representing the reaction of governors and mayors. And now he wants to put all the bad news on the states and cities while facing all the responsibilities.
Trump and his disciples do not understand, nor do they care about the understanding, that a national effort is needed in response to a national crisis. For example, the local governments of New York City and Arlington, Virginia, both attacked al-Qaeda on 9/11, not waging a war on terrorism alone. We struggled, as we always do, as a nation. When Imperial Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, we did not send Hawaii to storm the beaches of Iwo Jima. Americans of the entire nation engaged in that war.
By the same token, when an epidemic strikes the entire country, the entire country has to respond in unison, otherwise there is as much chance of placing a piece of the virus as it is about urinating in a hot tub. Trump and his loyalists will never understand this basic leadership.
And he is not only blaming states and cities, he is actively sabotaging them, perhaps because he can blame them for everything that happens as a result of sabotage. Along those lines, on April 13, Trump told Woodward The virus was “so easily passable, you wouldn’t believe it.” Trump expanded with a story about a meeting in the Oval Office in which someone sneezed, sending everyone, including Trump himself, running to the exit. Again on April 13, four days later, he tweeted, “Librett michigan, “Deliberately insisting on reopening the economy using an ugly pulpit to undermine Gowchen Whitmer’s response to the epidemic, knowing how infected the virus was.”
From there, Trump loyalists followed his lead, leaving responsible behavior to the rest of us while they engaged in pool parties and biker rallies, stressing that caring for others and Working in the national interest was a trespass to his freedom.
The childish, self-reliant, Q-amplified irresponsibility of 30–40 percent of American voters – including their Messiah in the Oval Office – is precisely why we are still killing a thousand people a month in this madness, while Canada and others The allies have reduced their respective death tolls to near zero.
Why is Trump afraid to take responsibility himself? The answer is obvious: because he is a coward and shy, too much of his depth, too little to deal with a crisis of any magnitude, out of pain and practically incompetent. When the going got tough, the brave Sir Donald ran away, while stealing credit for the downside and blaming everyone for the downside. The effect of his disqualification worsens anyway, though his disgusting seductions with shouts around him, not unlike a malicious boy who shakes the ant’s farm to look at the ants fiercely. Whoever sucks his “I don’t want to create a panic” nonsense than he is.
Finally, if Trump only wants to be president of places that don’t matter to him, if he doesn’t want to be the president of the entire nation, then it’s time for him to step aside and allow him to grow up who doesn’t Are afraid of being responsible leaders – not afraid of being Presidential – To take the wheel. The entire country, including the people who vote for it, will be better for it.