I don’t watch Trump’s “briefings” about the coronavirus. I have two solid reasons for ignoring the orange man. First, I refuse to be lied to. I am an Independent voter, but for the last three years I have refused to watch television “news” or listen to any Republican politician. Lies got us into the mess which exists today. Second, Trump is not a man of science and knows nothing. He should allow medical experts to speak to the American people. Instead, he uses these “briefings” like one of his hate rallies; a chance to be on television.
Few right-wing politicians or publications have displayed the courage to speak out against Trump’s waste of time. The Wall Street Journal is nearly always on the conservative side of an issue. When their editorial board slammed Trump for his constant television appearances, we should all listen.
“But sometime in the last three weeks Mr. Trump seems to have concluded that the briefings could be a showcase for him. Perhaps they substitute in his mind for the campaign rallies he can no longer hold because of the risks. Perhaps he resented the media adulation that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been receiving for his daily show. Whatever the reason, the briefings are now all about the President.”
I’m sure Trump is livid; the truth is his greatest enemy.
Some legitimate members of the mainstream media are considering not to attend what has become a complete waste of time. The word “news” contains the very reason we read it every day. Trump says nothing new and has failed to lead our nation’s people for nearly 39 months.
Personally, I am so tired of this buffoon, I rarely get angry. DJT is truly a waste of a human being.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by James Turnage
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