Each residing ex-president besides Trump seems on the pro-vaccine PSA
All living former presidents and first ladies – with the exception of Donald and Melania Trump – appear in a public notice released Thursday urging Americans to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
The video shows Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter receiving their recordings. Another video filmed at Arlington National Cemetery shows former Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton encouraging vaccination.
Look at it:
Trump’s noticeable absence from this PSA is more than strange, especially given his recent efforts to get all vaccines honored.
“I hope everyone remembers when they get the COVID-19 vaccine (often referred to as the China virus) that if I weren’t president, they wouldn’t and would not get that nice ‘shot’ for 5 years at best probably not get it at all. I hope everyone remembers! “
Okay, now that he’s not on Twitter, he can stop tweeting. These missives are just not worthy of an ex-president. Rather, they are fortune cookies written by the proverbial room full of monkeys tapping typewriters for all eternity – assuming the monkeys all trip over bath salts.
While all other ex-presidents, in the worst case scenario, are hoping to polish their legacy by promoting civic responsibility in the face of a killer virus, Trump is fishing for compliments and doing very little to actually get vaccines into people’s arms.
With his followers more likely than most to turn their noses up at the vaccine, Trump could arguably do more to promote vaccination – and quickly end the pandemic he has criminally abused – than anyone in the country who hasn’t Part of the flow is administration. But in fact, saving lives has never been more important to Trump than saving lives. So he does absurd sociopathic things … like getting his COVID-19 shot in secret.
Needless to say, Trump’s statement is compassionate bullshit. The first shot to receive FDA approval – the Pfizer vaccine – was developed without US government funding. So if Trump hasn’t been in the trenches sequencing the novel coronavirus genome (which is about as likely as Trump finishing one side of a Rubik’s Cube without peeling off the stickers), he’s just blowing smoke. As usual.
And what would Trump Glory Grab be without a pile of unfounded racism? “China Virus?” “Really?” Still?
Of course, since Trump became COVID-19’s top public relations fan, Trump has done everything to promote him – and, man, has he ever taken the country by storm.
Why the hell should he switch sides now?
“This guy is a natural. Sometimes I laugh so hard that I cry. “ – – Bette means on author Aldous J. Pennyfarthing via Twitter. Say “Ba-bye” to the ex-man. The long awaited EPILOGUE to Aldous J. Pennyfarthing Goodbye Asshat: 101 farewell letters to Donald Trump is now available for FREE. Download your copy Here! And don’t forget to check out the rest of the AJP oeuvre Here.