You got to believe that Dr. Anthony Fauci is on borrowed time. As one of the only truth-tellers in the Trump administration, he is a thorn in the side of the president, who sees his re-election hopes slipping away.
Trump is trying to use declining death rates from COVID-19 to back up his bogus claim that the virus is under control and set to just disappear.
He tweeted July 7 that the death rate from Covid-19, which he called "China virus," has plunged from its peak and that the "fake news" business is failing to report that important fact.
As if on cue, Fauci said: "It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower death rate. Don’t get yourself into false complacency.”
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said the falling death rate is due to better treatment and younger people getting sick. He warned that younger people with COVID-19 "could inadvertently infect someone else, who then infects a person who is vulnerable to the disease because they are older or have underlying medical conditions."
On July 6, Fauci said though young people think that they are "isolated and in vacuum, they are part of the propagation of the pandemic and have a responsibility to themselves as well society, to avoid infection.
His message: "We're all in this together." That's something that you will never here from the divider-in-chief.
|Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro|
A statue is a statue is a statue. The president has spent a lot of time of late defending statues of traitors to the Union who waged a Civil War to defend their right to enslave people.
Apparently in a move to widen the statue-loving base by appealing to evangelicals, the crackerjack digital team of the Trump Keep America Great Again Committee uncorked a Facebook ad on July 3 that featured an image of the "Christ The Redeemer" monument.
Team Trump vowed to protect the Redeemer statue as part of its campaign against the "Radical Left." Nearly 100 feet tall, the 89-year-old statue is one of the cultural icons of the world and worthy of protection.
The only problem for Team Trump: the statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro.
Team Trump may want to swap out the Redeemer spot and replace it with the Statue of Liberty. Of course, they couldn't play up Emma Lazarus' poem on the Statue's pedestal about America being a beacon of hope for the tired and poor, huddled masses and wretched refuse of the world.
|Mary Trump's new book|
Family feud… Though Trump paid somebody to take the SAT college admissions test for him to pave his way into Fordham University, he does pass with flying colors the clinical criteria for being a narcissist, according to presidential niece, Mary Trump.
In her book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man," Trump, a clinical psychologist, writes that her uncle scores a perfect nine, acing each standard for narcissism.
The president's pathologies and behaviors are so bewildering, he would need to take a new battery of tests to take the full measure of his personality, according to Ms. Trump.
She frets how Trump, who is the Chapter 11 period of his presidency, will survive once he is escorted from the White House.
“Donald has been institutionalized for most of his adult life, so there is no way to know how he would thrive, or even survive, on his own in the real world,” she wrote.
He will soon find out.