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Playing politics with a pandemic

Susan Estrich on

On Dad's favorite morning show, Junior was asked whether he was "surprised the way they've been handling the coronavirus situation, meaning Democrats."

Put aside all the problems with the question itself -- put aside fair and balanced, much less smart and stupid -- because the answer is so much more.

Said the First Son, Donald Trump Jr., the Prince of Trump: "Anything they can use to try to hurt Trump, they will. ... But for them to try to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they can end Donald Trump's streak of winning is a new level of sickness. ... You know, I don't know if this is coronavirus or Trump derangement syndrome, but these people are infected badly."

Stop.

The Democrats have criticized the president for understating the severity of the threat to American citizens and for being unprepared for the increase in its spread, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said is not a matter of if but when.

How does that mean they "seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people" so they could defeat Trump?

 

It doesn't.

No one hopes that millions of people will get killed.

Name names, Donald Trump Jr., so these individuals can sue you for defamation.

Stand by these lies, or don't lie.

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