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All of us deserve better

EDITOR:

According to President Trump last week, the governor of Michigan “doesn’t have a clue.” This was his way of responding to Governor Whitmer’s contention that the federal government was not doing enough to help our state procure desperately needed medical supplies in the current health crisis.

But who is the real clueless one here? Consider just a few of Trump’s recent tweets and statements regarding Covid19. I invite you to draw your own conclusions:

Jan. 24 – “It will all work out well.”

Jan. 30 – “We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment – five. And those people are recuperating successfully.”

Feb. 10 – “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, this miraculously goes away.”

Feb. 26 – “I don’t think it’s going to come to that, especially with the fact that we’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

Feb. 28 – “This is their (the Democrats) new hoax.”

March 4 – Based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people who do this, because a lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They will get better very rapidly.”

Not to mention Trump’s irresponsible and dangerous suggestion just last week that we’ll be back to normal by Easter!

It wasn’t until just two weeks ago when the stock market began to reel that Trump decided to take this crisis seriously. And yet the potential dangers of this pandemic were well known over two months ago — to anybody who was paying attention.

If he was as clueless as the above statements suggest, then he is staggeringly incompetent to lead this great nation in times like these, and as we’ve seen, woefully unprepared for a crisis of this magnitude. If he was aware early on and chose not to act for fear of damaging his own reelection chances in the face of bad news, then the voters need to make sure that he is sent packing in November. All of us deserve better.

Glenn D. Cody

Stephenson

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