Just Lower Your Expectations

2 Apr

“I give myself a ten out of ten.” “We are very close to a vaccine.”

“I don’t take responsibility at all.”

“Anybody who needs a test can get a test. And the tests are perfect. Like the letter was perfect. The transcript was perfect.”

“They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful. Anybody that needs a test gets a test.

“I’m not getting paid and nobody gives me credit for that. George Washington got paid.”

“We don’t want the cure to be worse than the disease.”

“We have 15 cases right now and pretty soon it will be down to zero.”

“When the warm weather gets here it will likely disappear like a miracle.”

“We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately. It’s a tremendous breakthrough” and a potential “game-changer.”

“I know as much about this virus as even some of the experts know. Who knew I was so good at this stuff?”

“Nobody knew how bad this was going to be? It was a surprise to everybody!”

“If all goes well we should be ready to get America back to work by Easter”

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If you thought that you heard the President of the United States say these things or if you thought that you saw the President say these things on TV while you were watching it then you are simply being nasty by repeating what you think your thought you heard or saw. It was all fake news…even if you thought you saw it live and on TV! Apparently the fake-newsers are really good at faking the news…really, really good.

The networks can do that now! Didn’t you know? All of them except Fox that is. Fox is incapable of telling untruths. It’s just how they do.

Anyway, the truth is now in! I know (I think) because I just saw it live on Television and it came straight from the President’s face and mouth. And the story is completely different from the story it first was or rather we first thought it was. The story has done a complete 180 as the President and his virus team seem to have “gotten religion” (or perhaps lost religion?) when it comes to the cold hard facts of the Corona-virus or as it is also known,  Covid19.

So here is the bad news:

The Corona-virus is really bad and really contagious! It’s not going away any time soon! Somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans will die before it is all over. And that is a good thing because the President and his experts only just learned that 2.2 million Americans would have died if the President had not taken action when he did. which was long before you and I might have thought he did.

The President did add however, that he initially considered taking no action at all, rather allowing the virus to run its course like the flu.”I thought about it,” he said. “I said maybe we should ride it through. You know, Ride it like a cowboy.” Had that been done, President Trump said, health officials estimated 1.6 to 2.2 million people in the U.S. would die.

Now for the good news:

Somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans will die from the Corona-virus before this pandemic is over. And why is that good news?…Because the President and his administration are doing great things to help stop the viruses spread which should reach it’s peak by April 12th and then diminish to levels where things can get back to normal by April 30th…or maybe June 1st…or maybe after the summer is over. We just don’t know.

And for some reason the virus has hit America harder than any other country in the world so far because Americans are different from other people, or so it seems…maybe, but just exactly why we don’t know…yet.

It could be because half of us (U.S.) just don’t believe what the other half of us (U.S.) have to say at any given time…or as Kellyanne Conway once so aptly put it “There are alternate facts.” And each state in these United States is rightly (or wrongly) currently living according to their own alternative realities. Somewhere the sun is shining and the beaches are full while in other-wheres masked citizens sit together but 6 feet apart in their little pink houses.

What to do? Perhaps start by lowering your expectations? It could get worse? It could get better? It could all disappear with the heat of Spring? Or Summer?… Or not at all because some of the science (science?) shows that it could all just come back in the fall…or as the President just tweeted…and tweeted…

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Because the “Ratings” of my News Conferences etc. are so high, “Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers” according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY. “Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.” said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of ‘The Bachelor.’ Numbers are continuing to rise…

So Don’t Worry America! Be Happy!

The virus may be rampant…

The Stock Market may be crashing…

But:

The Ratings are great!

(P,S, Stay safe everyone and take good care!)

 

 

6 Responses to “Just Lower Your Expectations”

  1. Snowbird of Paradise April 2, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

    Many in the US have no real idea of how bad his daily briefings are because they don’t see good ones from other national leaders. When I am in the US I am often struck by how much your news lacks the news from other nations. Sometimes it is completely absent.

  2. genienakano April 5, 2020 at 10:08 pm #

    I see the same when I travel. Other countries i.e. Japan, Switzerland, India have much more international news. Perhaps, USA is narcissist.?

  3. Joanna April 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

    I remember reading your blog years ago in a pre-Trump world and enjoying your brutally sensible posts. Good to see you’re still at it. Your content is more valuable than ever. Not that there will be much joy for you when you hit the “Publish” button. But please don’t tire from feeling aghast – well written tirades are vital, never more than now.

    • gpicone April 13, 2020 at 4:02 am #

      Thanks Joanna! Hope all is well in your world! 🙂

  4. normhamilton May 3, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

    Hopefully your election this year w

  5. normhamilton May 3, 2020 at 6:17 pm #

    Hopefully your election this year will correct the folly of the last one. I’m wishing the best for your country.

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