With new, catastrophic levels of coronavirus in the U.S., Donald Trump seems to be spending all his time tweeting about Fox News’ insufficient loyalty. Updated.
From today’s New York Times:
…California reported its millionth case on Thursday, the second state to do so (Texas was first). More cases are being recorded than ever before: The 142,000 reported on Wednesday set yet another record as much of the country enters a period of cold weather, indoor life, colds and flus that are expected to add fuel to the contagion.
Even more troubling than the infections are the hospitalization figures, as several parts of the nation report that their hospital facilities and personnel are being stretched beyond capacity. On Wednesday, 65,368 people were hospitalized with Covid-19, a figure that has doubled in little over a month, breaking the record set a day earlier by more than 3,400.
All told, the United States has reported more than 10.5 million cases so far, and more than 241,000 virus-related deaths, the most in the world: The pandemic is killing Americans at a pace of about 1,000 a day.
And here’s what’s top of mind for Donald Trump. I saw nothing in his Twitter feed about COVID-19, much less any concern for suffering Americans.
.@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there. They forgot the Golden Goose. The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
But guess what the Crybaby in Chief was watching last night? Spoiler alert: It wasn't news about Americans suffering:
Must see @seanhannity takedown of the horrible, inaccurate and anything but secure Dominion Voting System which is used in States where tens of thousands of votes were stolen from us and given to Biden. Likewise, the Great @LouDobbs has a confirming and powerful piece!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2020
Four Americans who died in a remote location outside the country and the GOP went bonkers, launching investigation after investigation and finding nothing.
Contrast that with over 230,000 (and counting) Americans who have already died within the USA, because the Trump administration refused even to try to limit the damage.
Those same Republicans who had made a HUGE deal about Benghazi are saying NOTHING about COVID-19.
Makes one despair for one’s fellow human beings, that does.