Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday morning, Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude said the fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic that claimed nearly 100,000 lives in the U.S. and sent the country into an economic tailspin has exposed the “death rattle” of the type of America Donald Trump has made.
Speaking with host Ali Velshi, after the MSNBC host showed off the president’s collapsing approval numbers, Glaude — chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton — predicted the end of Trumpism.
“We’re not quite at that 100,000 number, but round numbers make us visit things,” host Velshi began. “Also it’s Memorial Day where we’re thinking about soldiers in lost times. Eddie, what’s the issue here? We’re not — we may be close to the peak, which means we are going to lose a lot more people on the way down from this peak and the president does seem to have lost focus on this issue.”
“Well, you remember Dr. [Anthony] Fauci a few months ago telling us if we did everything right we could see between 100,000 and 240,000 dead and here we are on the precipice of 100,000 souls gone, and we are opening up our economy,” he began. “What we see, I think, is that a kind of greed and selfishness is already determining how we move in this country, and we also see, I think, that for Donald Trump there are folks who are disposable, folks whose lives don’t really come into view.”
“He lacks a sense of sympathy and empathy for those who are not in his immediate purview,” he added. “I think at end of the day, and I should say this with a little caution it might sound a bit hyperbolic, I think we’re witnessing the death rattle of a particular version of America, and Donald Trump represents in a very stark way all that is wrong with us and we need to understand that for what it is.”
Trump swamped with mockery for postponing his New Hampshire rally over ‘weather’: ‘Afraid of low turnout again? Sad’
Donald Trump took to Twitter to explain that he has postponed his rally in New Hampshire on Saturday due to bad weather. Reports in that the area show that the weather would be fine by the time the campaign event was scheduled to begin.
According to the president, whose last weather-related controversy ended with him using a Sharpie to alter an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map, "With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Stay safe, we will be there soon! #MAGA2020."
Top Dem attorney mocks GOP chair after her ‘lie’ claiming ‘victory’ in mail-in vote case: ‘You dismissed your lawsuit’
A top attorney who represents the DNC on Friday mocked Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel after she falsely claimed the GOP had scored a "major victory" against California Governor Gavin Newsom.
"Um, I don’t know how to break this to you…but you actually dismissed your lawsuit," Marc Elias, who also had served as general counsel to the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, told McDaniel on Twitter.
Elias also suggested her staff might have been "too afraid" to tell her.
Um, I don’t know how to break this to you…but you actually dismissed your lawsuit. 🙄
‘Mad King Trump’ is ignoring the COVID-19 crisis and ‘a lot more Americans are going to die’: Paul Krugman
In an uncharacteristically blunt column for the New York Times, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman declared President Trump "Mad King Donald" and said his refusal to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously will only lead to more needless deaths for at least the next six months.
Admitting that he feels like Americans, including himself, are trapped on the Titanic he described the president as "a madman who insists on steering straight for the iceberg" and those around him as being too fearful to take the wheel and avert disaster.