- Trump was just surviving impeachment for asking for consideration from a foreign leader. He has pointed out that governors in coronavirus-affected countries must be kind to him to receive government aid.
- A president should never be able to pose such a threat.
- Congress should always ask for control over the distribution of aid, and there should be an inspector general who keeps an eye on the politically motivated gadgets.
- The former owner of several bankrupt casinos likes to talk about his negotiating skills, so it is possible that his sociopathic indifference to people's lives is not as disgusting as it seems. Maybe for Trump, it's just a business.
- This is a column of opinion. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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What do you do if you are a president who has just survived impeachment in return for a foreign leader?
You are clearly saying that governors must "treat you well" for their countries to receive coronavirus disaster relief.
Or at least, if you are President Trump, who, just a few months after his impeachment attempted to ask a foreign head of state for political favors, said the process of providing much-needed resources to coronavirus-flooded states is a "two-way street." . "
"You have to treat us well too. You can't say," Oh man, we should get this, we should get that, "said the president Tuesday at a Fox News City Hall. The president could not help himself and added, "We are doing a great job."
In a country that is not led by such an insecure and thin-skinned bully, local leaders would tell the federal government what type of help they need, and the federal government will respond by offering as much help as possible based on that State and resource needs.
But Trump doesn't see it that way.
Democrats in particular have to work on the president's knee as a prerequisite for receiving help.
There are a Latin phrase for this kind of arrangement.
A president should never be able to pose such a threat. It should be the standard operating system for Congress to monitor the distribution of aid approved by Congress, and there should be an Inspector General who will keep an eye on all politically motivated gadgets.
That this is possible is a flaw in the system, and that his comment did not meet with general opprobrium shows how desensitized this country has become to Trump's grotesque pettiness.
Trump's fragile ego means more to him than New York life
I am currently being held indefinitely with a family of five in New York City. This is currently the Epicenter of the pandemic in the United States (According to the World Health Organization, this could soon become the most coronavirus-flooded country in the world).
The city that never sleeps stands still. Our hospitals are already busy. We are preparing for the possibility that we will soon run out of space to store corpses.
It gets worse. Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday predicted the "top" of hospital stays would be in about three weeks based on projections from medical experts.
The thought that no help is available is particularly terrifying. Not only did it make me nervous to become infected with corona virus, but also with the prospect that one of my children might accidentally break a finger while they are unnaturally penned up and have little to do than climb the walls.
But we don't go to the hospital. Nurses carry garbage bags because they lack the appropriate protective equipment. And regular doctors are in short supply.
It feels like we're all made of glass. So we better not move.
While a slow tragedy envelops the city from which he originally came, the president has nothing more in mind than whether or not governors like Cuomo caress his very fragile ego.
Cuomo and Trump have argued about any of their reactions to the pandemic. At various points in the past few weeks, Trump said that Cuomo had to "do more", Cuomo replied: "No – you have to do something! You should be the president." Trump then warned Cuomo to "keep politics away from criticizing the federal response." Then Trump offended Cuomo's brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo.
Essentially, Cuomo had expressed his outrage at Trump over New York when he received only 400 of the 30,000 ventilators he requested. Trump card replied Wednesday morning by tweeting: "Fake news that I won't help them because I don't like Cuomo (I do). I just sent 4000 fans!"
Cuomos Office also released a statement He calls the Republican-led Senate draft "terrible" for the State of New York, which he believes will receive the second-lowest amount of federal aid that is proportional to the state budget.
The former owner of several bankrupt casinos likes to talk about his negotiating skills, so it is possible that his sociopathic indifference to people's lives is not as disgusting as it seems. Maybe for Trump, it's just a business.
Trump roared over what was once a big America that had been destroyed by "national catastrophe and international humiliation" during his speech at the Republican National Convention in 2016. On these challenges, he claimed: "I can fix it myself"If he were a more honest person, he would have added," if you are nice to me. "