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As Almost One Thousand People Die a Day, Trump is Bragging About Dancing
Yesterday, the nation set an all-time record for new COVID cases. To be sure, yes, we are testing more and yes, that will mean that there will be more positive tests. But that’s not all it is, either. From CNN:
More than 1,100 new deaths were reported Wednesday — the highest daily toll in more than a month, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The 31 states are reporting at least 10% more new Covid-19 cases this week compared to last week: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.
A 10% increase is a substantial increase, ask any stockbroker. By the way, chances are, your state is one of the ones listed above. A 10% increase, minimum, is deadly serious and as we’ve all come to understand now, deaths trail positives tests, which trail hospitalizations.
While Rome burns all around him, Trump can’t be bothered to learn to play a fiddle, he’ll just dance because he himself is happy. He survived COVID (god only knows, how) and likely thinks he had a right to survive. People like Trump tend to think that all people get what they deserve.
Great to be in Ohio, leaving now for Wisconsin. See you in a little while! https://t.co/jglAVPFzmR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2020
We can take some solace in the fact that he had to be in Ohio today at all. It is a damned ominous sign for his campaign. Ohio was supposed to be Republican ground, he won by like 9-10 points there last time, not even close. So the fact that he even has to campaign there is reason for us to dance, if anyone feels like moving their feet.
To make it stranger, he’s posting his message on top of someone else’s tweet of him dancing! Someone named McEnany from Florida? If one looks at the profile it looks like a Kayleigh clone or “kin” as we say down here. Now, we’re not saying they’re related, it just seems more likely than not. So why not use Kayleigh’s shot? Make it look more natural?
Americans were happy to respond.
What a total goober https://t.co/qCzTMzJohU
— kathleen stanley (@kathlee11552317) October 24, 2020
— Deorah Schafer (@Myguardiange1) October 24, 2020
Don't let air force 1's plane door hit you in your butt on the way out. https://t.co/mrbqWTq0q1
— George Becon (@Geobeacon) October 24, 2020
He’s dancing as people dying, and like Ben Sasse told his supporter, trump laughs behind your backs, today he infected seniors in Florida’s The Villages, then laughed “ most already voted for me”
— Jose R (@esoj1212) October 24, 2020
This #TrumpIsAPsychopath imbecile is dancing on the graves of 230,000 Americans!
If this is "your" president, you might as well vote with Castro or Kim Jung-un!#TuckFrump #TrumpForPrison2020 https://t.co/rcafLjPNK8
— Razvan Saileanu (@ssaileanu) October 24, 2020
American's are Dying and he's dancing, what an asshole. https://t.co/zzcDU3EZKi
— Manuel E Maldo (@MADMAX2B2) October 25, 2020