Election 2020

Trump Whines That Media Covered the Hurricane and Not His Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize

At a campaign rally in Swanton, Ohio, President Donald Trump made 200,000+ Americans who have died from Covid-19 vanish, telling the crowd “it affects virtually nobody, it’s an amazing thing,” and complaining the media has ignored his Nobel prize nomination. Vox reporter Aaron Rupar couldn’t help but express incredulity about Trump’s remarks as he covered the campaign rally.

Rupar notes this disease has killed more people in the U.S. than “the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, World War I, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Afghanistan War, and the Iraq War combined — and ‘affected’ even more.”

In his usual hamfisted, callous, and uncaring way, Trump was attempting to point out that COVID mainly kills older people and those with preexisting conditions. And when I say callous, I really mean callous like this:

“It affects elderly people,” Trump told his audience. “Elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that’s what it really affects. That’s it.”

“You know, in some states, thousands of people, nobody young [dies]. Below the age of 18, like nobody,” he added. “They have a strong immune system, who knows. You look — take your hat off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system. But it affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing.”

“By the way, open your schools, everybody. Open your schools”

It’s true that kids rarely become ill from COVID-19, and fortunately, the disease has only killed 45 kids in the U.S. between February and August 1, according to MedicalXPress. But once again, kids with underlying conditions are often the victims of this disease.

But that’s not all Trump was talking about during his campaign rally. He was upset at the media for discussing all those pesky hurricanes and out-of-sorts because they weren’t discussing the aforementioned Nobel prize nomination.

“I turn on NBC w/Lester Holt, another beauty, & they start w/a hurricane, & they went on to something…I’m saying ‘First Lady’ (did he forget her name?), this is getting a little embarrassing…they haven’t mentioned the Nobel” Rupar notes, adding in his tweet “Trump whines that NBC covered a hurricane instead of his Nobel nomination.

Then he whined about “Barack Hussein Obama” who “got nominated” and “did nothing.”

“When Barack Hussein Obama got nominated, he didn’t know why he was nominated,” Trump said, waving his arms for emphasis. “It was like right at the very beginning. He didn’t do anything. He did nothing. But he got nominated, it was the biggest story I’ve ever seen. But that’s okay, in the meantime, we’re president and they’re not.”

Trump’s “oh-poor-me festival disgusted many of the Twitterati, perhaps most notably actor John Cusack, who voiced his contempt quite aptly:

Some Twitter folks wondered if Trump was having memory problems:

I’m wrapping this story up with another tweet from Cusack, and it’s pretty damned EPIC.

meet the author

Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity.


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