It should come as no surprise to you that when it comes down to the choice between doing what they can to hold on to their power, even at the costs of human lives, Trump Monster, Moscow Mitch, Kevin McCarthy and the GOP will do just about anything. If the American populace was smart and alert, they would have been on to this scheme years ago. But it’s taken an awful lot of bodies piling up in the grave yards to wake them the fuck up. And even that hasn’t done it for about 40 per cent of the population. Maybe more.
Trump himself proclaimed over the weekend, “I said slow the testing down so I don’t look so bad.” Add to that his big lie that there were no ventilators available, when there was. He just couldn’t be bothered to distribute them when needed. From Fact Check:
Contrary to President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he inherited a Strategic National Stockpile with “empty” or “bare” cupboards, the federal government had more ventilators in stock than it ended up distributing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, FactCheck.org has learned.
The SNS had 16,660 ventilators “immediately available for use” when the federal government began deploying the breathing machines to states to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients in March, according to a Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson.
None of those ventilators was bought by the Trump administration, the spokesperson told us.
In a separate email to us on June 17, another HHS spokesperson said the federal government has distributed 10,640 ventilators during the pandemic.
Both HHS representatives said we could attribute their responses to an “HHS spokesperson.”
That affirms what we previously wrote in early May: that there were “likely thousands” of ventilators in the federal stockpile of emergency medicines and equipment that Trump inherited from his predecessor.
We could not provide the exact numbers – until now.
In defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has frequently made the false claim that, when he took office, the SNS was “bare,” or “empty,” and lacked ventilators, which help individuals breathe when they can’t do so on their own. He has also taken credit for preventing deaths by refilling the stockpile.
On April 30, Trump falsely claimed, “We had a ventilator problem that was caused by the fact that we weren’t left ventilators by a previous administration.”
No, we must not make der Führer look bad. I knew it would take a catastrophic event to get people in this country to finally wake up to the fact that the working class and poor in this country are nothing more than a bag of oats to be fed to the GOP corporate money-making horse machine wanting to be our Lords and Rulers forever. I mean, what more could you want. The Lincoln Project, is always there to chime in.