What the Trump


So In the last few days, I had come up with a good range of cool ideas to write about.  Obviously all of them tied to the infamous Corona Virus one way or another.  All of the weird and wonderful ways people are responding still to this, how am managing to stay semi-productive and um…the shambolic UK government’s handling of all of this, now and prior to this…

But no…  What has drawn my attention, like I am sure has with many other people, is actually the Trump.  Once again proving to the semi-sane side of the world, that is is nothing but a fasict, arrogant biggot.  To say kindly. 

So what on earth has he done this time?

Trump is changing the international order - CNN
Ay, looks like he is on a bit of a mission here! Don’t know when this was taken…(source, CNN.com)

So first things first, to begin with Trump was almost declining that the Coronavirus even existed, saying that when it “gets a little warmer”, it could miraculously go away, hugely underestimating the immense, catastrophic effects that it could have had on the USA, which now have been proven.  Moreover, his dismissing attitude led to some of his supporters literally believing that this virus “doesn’t exist”, and even holding numerous protest shutdowns in dense crowds.  One being outside the Statehouse Atrium in Columbus. This attitude reduced the urgency for there to be a lockdown, and meant that official “lockdown guidelines” were later than what most countries followed with, being mid March. 

Shutdown Protests taking place in the USA, lets play where’s the Trump hat… (source, @futurecanon twitter)

Following on, these restrictions were far far looser than in most countries, as I am sure you are more than aware of the firmness of measures within most countries.  However in America, the published two page guidelines, titled “15 days to slow the spread” ADVISED people not to eat in restaurants, or drink in bars and to avoid gatherings of more than 10, called for schools in affected areas to be closed and that older people “should stay at home”.  Although the individual States have some control over these lockdown measures, and some States have come down much harder on the approach. 

Now quite rightly so, many people from America and elsewhere will have strongly pursued the view that he has done far too little too late.  Although the social distancing measures have now been extended until the 30th April, testing kits reduced during a continuing surge in deaths.

USA daily deaths per day, nbc news

Furthermore Trump is now already looking to “reopen” America, claiming America has passed the Peak.  Nevertheless his analysis seems rather unconvincing.  “US CNN.com” states that he is looking to lift stay at home guidelines even before the 1st of May deadline, saying it is time to prove America as the “Comeback Kid”.  To me, this just emphasises Trump’s complacent ideological stance towards capitalism, favouring the economy over people’s livelihoods and his continued underestimation of this Virus, to spread USA capitalist patrionism, even though it could and will cost lives.  However one could view this as a tactic to save the economy, and to reduce the effects this will inevitibly have on workers who are currently out of work, and to save job opportunities for young people in the future.  Yet there, it is far too early to be looking at ways out considering the cost of lives, as well as the inevitible strain on their health service…

So if this is not enough, however, he has now taken the decision to stop the funding of the World Health Organisation (WHO).  This is not out of wanting to abolish the organisation, but rather replace the entire management team.  Who “seem to work in the interests of the Communist party of China, rather than the health interests of the Whole community” according to “Neweurope.eu”.  He believes that the organisation shouldn’t have supported the reopening of China’s boarders this soon, stating in a tweet that “The WHO really blew it” claiming “it is funded largely by the US, yet very china centric”.  He also stressed that he was glad that he took the decision to “reject their advice on keeping their boarders open to China early on”.  To many of us, this just continues to show his ant-internationalist stance on the world, whilst maybe partially being prejudice towards China due to their communist government, when we know he is all out there for the stark opposite.  Yet again, some of us may be able to scrape out scraps of legitimacy to his claims.  Many feel China is “covering up” for the virus, claiming that the spread has drastically declined, where maybe, realistically it hasn’t having been known to cover up for what is really going on in the past.  However by him reportingly referring to the Coronavirus as the “Chinese flu” , it is likely to spread further hatred and hostility towards the Chinise, especially amongst his supporters.  And although maybe back in January some of us may have referred to it as that as a joke before we realised how serious this really was, I strongly do feel that as a leader of one of the most influential Countries in the world, calling this any mock names is beyond appropriate.  And although China may have made some mistakes in order for the spread of the virus to have been so drastic, and most likely the spread rooted from there, realistically this could have surged from many countries.  We probably will never know how this began, however a pandemic is never an excuse to spread such hatred towards a country, or people within it…

Published by victoriarose002

Hiya, I am an 18 year old blogger from the UK. I generally post about topics surrounding social, cultural and political commentary although I also aim to write some personal posts too... I am currently studying A levels, and as well as writing I like music, complaining and going to cool places. I encourage any comments, constructive criticism or any blog post suggestions. While don't hesitate to contact me at vickyyrose.02@gmail.com for anything blog related :)

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