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The Right Mask
“Pictures of Trump standing proudly barefaced among mask-wearing establishment scientists in Washington have become an emblem of the President’s insurgent and disruptive bravado.” CNN “With mockery of Biden, Trump winks at the anti-maskers.” NEWSDAY
The CDC calls mask-wearing essential to controlling Covid-19 and avoiding an overwhelming deadly resurgence. By wearing masks in public, we protect not only ourselves, but each other. But Trump refuses to wear one. It’s not his style. It’s not his image. Are we surprised?
THE NY TIMES reports Trump’s aids claim he fears looking ridiculous and being seen wearing a mask will slow the economic recovery, hurting his reelection. Mocking political rival Joe Biden, for wearing one on Memorial Day, Trump sided with the haters and conspiracy theorists that fuel his campaign.
Tuesday, Biden hit back, calling Trump an “absolute fool” and suggested that as many as half the 100,000+ deaths could have been avoided if not for Trump’s “lack of attention and ego.” Biden accused Trump of stoking cultural opposition to masks saying “every leading doc in the world is saying we should wear a mask when you’re in a crowd.”
But instead of heeding experts, facts, and science, Trump’s using this dire moment in our history as a political tactic. In line with his other sociopathic tendencies, he doesn’t give a wit for lives lost as long as something as stupid and dangerous as anti-mask-machismo serves his own interests and/or strokes his endless ego.
As of now, we’ve surpassed 100,000 US deaths. That’s more than the 2,996 on 911. That's more than the 58,220 Americans who died in almost 20 years in the Vietnam War. That’s more American deaths then the Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined.
Trump won’t wear a mask? I say there’s a mask more fitting for this man who would be king. His selfish ignorance is devouring this country with just as much relish as ‘The Silence of the Lamb’s’ Hannibal Lecter would devour a human liver “with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” @blueravenartist
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