“Throw Him Out!” “Get Him Out of Here!”


No, this title is not from one of Trump’s hate rallies; at least not this time. This is what the germaphobe in the White House is saying every time he hears a member of his staff cough or sneeze. He may not be worried about the American people, but he’s terrified about his own health.

“I can’t get sick; I can’t get sick.” This is the refrain heard over and over today in the West Wing. He has a reason to worry, thousands of people come and go from the White House every day. It was reported that when Mike Pence visited West Point last week, he shook dozens of hands. One of cadets was tested and proven positive for the coronavirus. Pence may have infected dozens of men and women on his return to Washington.

Okay, I understand that this health crises could become far more serious in America. Across the world more than 3,500 people lost their lives after contracting the virus. However, sensible action by every man, woman, and child can help prevent a pandemic. First, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least two minutes frequently. Second, fully cover your mouth and nose when you need to sneeze or cough. Third, avoid large crowds. These are basically the same suggestions made by the CDC every flu season.

If you read me, you know that I believe the United States has some of the most ignorant people in the world. It is not that they lack basic intelligence, they choose not to accept the truth, most importantly scientific fact. The rest of this story is absolutely true and should scare the hell out of well-informed Americans with average or better intelligence.

Millions of Americans are refusing to drink a single brand of beer. It was originally produced in Mexico and is labeled “Corona.” I’m sure you are already ahead of what I’m going to say. 38 percent of those surveyed believe that there is a direct correlation between Corona beer and the coronavirus. I can’t make this shit up.

This is a perfect example of why Trump is defiling the White House today. Choosing ignorance in unforgivable. If every American voter was informed and voted for the best candidates, hundreds of politicians would not be in Washington today. These include, Trump, Pence, Moscow Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Paul Rand, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley, Steve King, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, John Kennedy, Joni Ernst, and many more. The list is too long to put in a single article.

I try not to wish bad things for other people. However, if Trump did become ill, he would be less likely to cause more damage to our nation. My country comes first. Politicians are a ‘necessary evil.’

“The Truth Lives Here”

Op-ed by James Turnage


Image courtesy of DonkeyHotey

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