Pandemic apologist Donald J. “Warp Speed” Trump on Friday took time out from bungling America’s response to the novel coronavirus scourge to accept a commemorative flag on behalf the U.S. Space Force, the latest creation from the bowels of the Pentagon.
Outside the six-sided puzzle palace, more than 87,000 Americans were already dead and thousands more are fighting for their lives amidst Trump’s strident calls to open up America sooner than later. Vainglorious Trump says their tragic deaths and those sure to come are the unavoidable cost of making America great again.
Toady defense leaders presented the flag of the Space Force to Trump in the Oval Office. The nation’s newest armed service will be responsible for deploying Trump’s still mysterious “super duper” hypersonic missiles that fly 17 times faster than any other missile. Trump’s decision to militarize space abrogates all five treaties America has signed since 1962 to keep outer space out of the hands of militarists.
“I just want to congratulate everybody and thank everybody,” crowed Trump. “Space is going to be … the future, both in terms of defense and offense in so many other things.”
History was not on Trump’s side in the incoherent unveiling. Capricious defense officials and experienced sex workers quickly pointed out that although the missile is faster than a Mississippi Leg Hound, it still isn’t as fast as Trump was during his expensive tryst with porn star Stormy Daniels. About two years ago Stormy revealed to AP’s Mary Altaffer that she was being “generous” reporting Warp Speed’s eager coupling in 2006 lasted “two minutes …”; like two rusting ships passing in the night. Not even a locked and cocked hypersonic missile can get off the launcher in two minutes.
Wags from the elusive Deep State were quick to claim Trump wants the US to deploy the super duper missiles to regain some of the credibility he lost playing general in a variety of unfinished wars. Other critics are suggesting that Trump pretending to be in command of hard to kill hypersonic missiles is the fantasy he needs to firm up his failing libido. The fact is we are playing catch up to China and Russia in hypersonic technology.
While both suppositions seem somewhat farfetched, the invisible Deep Staters wicked claims are no less preposterous than Trump’s revelation of Operation Warp Speed, a U.S. Army/Big Pharma exercise to produce 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the New Year, 2021. The first 100 million doses will be available by Election Day, Trump pointed out. At the moment there is dozens of candidates and no clear winners for humanity’s prize of the century.
Presumably, the general in charge will make it happen just as soon as the promised millions of doses of a thoroughly tested, adequately vetted vaccine that prevents infection is produced. The experts say it isn’t going to happen before election day. In the meantime, making martyrs and patriots out of the innocents who have already died helps shade the cynical Trump regime’s obscene failure to better protect American lives.
Nine weeks into the pandemic, Trump’s dream of taking charge isn’t even close to happening. The best he and his acolytes have managed is to start a brawl between the White House and the world renowned Centers For Disease Control and Prevention over who is in charge of public health.
Relying on his version of infinite wisdom, Trump has convinced himself he knows better than the experts who spent their lives studying how to combat a pandemic. Despite their advice to the contrary, Trump is demanding at risk schools, foundering industry and threatened businesses to reopen to save America. A more honest assessment suggests reopening America quickly is more in the province of Trump trying to save his own pathetic ass. Either way, more death is simply part of his cruel equation.
The Washington Post is reporting flames breaking out between the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and Trump’s brain dead senior White House staff. The Post claims “a growing sense of mistrust and animosity between the White House and CDC over how quickly the US should reopen and how the government tracks data on the virus.” Trump says it isn’t true.
Dr. Deborah Birx, Trump’s coordinator for the coronavirus task force, is the new face of the Trump regime’s madness. She is currently bad mouthing the CDC for hidebound procedures and bureaucratic dunderheadedness because it wants to put the brakes on economic well being until the country’s population is well. Birx believes the CDC’s “antiquated” way of information gathering leads to “ inaccurate and delayed numbers on both virus cases and deaths.” It is music to Trump’s ears.
Meanwhile, Birx’s dear friend and colleague Dr. Anthony Fauci seems at odds with just about everything the White House brain trust preaches. Fauci’s intransigence suggests the country’s premier infectious disease expert believes the White House is spectacularly wrong. What does that make Birx? Is she a born-again Trumper for failing to show enough spine to counter Warp Speed’s execrable flatulence?
The easy answer is there are no easy answers. Trump, not Birx, is ultimately responsible for his administration’s failed effort to put the country on a steady course. Now Trump is promising Operation Warp Speed will be a herculean task using “every plane, truck and soldier” to distribute 300 million nonexistent COVID-19 vaccines by year’s end. It may be the biggest lie Trump has uttered since his election.
Operation Warp Speed will be “unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project,” Trump revealed last Friday. The $23 billion (2018 dollars) World War II program to create the atomic bomb was the most expensive undertaking of any kind in American military history in 1945. Millions of ordinary Americans bought war bonds, lived with rationed food, gas, tires, meat and medicine to pay the butcher’s bill, while millions more offered their lives to destroy fascism in its many forms. Despite their huge sacrifices, it was barely enough.
Who is going to pay for America’s survival this time?