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This is America


America is in an abusive relationship with itself, and keeps resorting to half measures.

President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet Monday morning which accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of lying about the coronavirus in order to obstruct his reelection. 

The original tweet was written by Chuck Woolery, a game show host who is also a conservative. 

The message did not make clear what lies the CDC is supposed to be responsible for. Trump and those around him have expressed skepticism in the organization and other government experts before.

Business Insider reached out to the White House for comment retweet of Woolery’s message, but did not immediately receive a response. 

It was the latest in a series of tweets in recent weeks, in which the president alleged that various organizations are working to ensure that he isn’t voted into a second term. 

As states pushed to enact mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus in May, Trump tweeted — without evidence — that such mail-in voting leads to fraud and would spell “THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY.”

A lot of people are saying that we should just ignore Trump’s tweets because they’re not “serious,” which again is pure DV logic.

Every single day that Trump remains in office is an indelible stain on this country. What’s done cannot be undone.

I don’t know if this is an indictment of me or not – but even 3.5 years into this, I’m not truly used to it. I mean at least twice a month I find myself stepping back – maybe talking to the life partner or just to the room, “this shit is actually happening”. There is the human suffering he has wrought, as well as the mendacity and stupidity – Paul has covered this amply while still somehow underrating it. But even seeing trivial shit like these tweets I still can’t get over the sheer lapse in taste of the American people.

There is not one level – from the humanitarian to the aesthetic – in which I am not ashamed that he is the leader of this country. And the most amazing thing about Trump is that he engenders these feelings DAILY. It’s relentless. Like even George W Bush would at least give us a day off or two. My children are 8 and 5 respectively, and when they get old enough to really talk about the days of Trump, they might actually think that I am actually describing a parody of a Trump by someone who hates him when I am just being honest.

SK7326 in comments to my previous post, which I put up right before going to bed last night, before getting up to be greeted by the above.

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