President Donald Trump said the United States’ staggering death toll from coronavirus “is what it is.”
By most any measure, the recent interview of President Donald Trump conducted by Jonathan Swift with Axios revealed a president who is clearly in deep water over his head, drowning in the responsibilities of the oval office.
Far beyond his callous “it is what it is” statement regarding the tragic and growing number of COVID-19 deaths in America, Swift revealed through his taped interview that Trump is intellectually incapable of processing that the number of deaths per test is not the definitive measure of how well a country is doing to protect its citizens. Rather, it is number of deaths per capita, a figure that demonstrates how poorly the United States is performing.
That is exactly how the health care professionals measure the mortality rates for different types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
Faced with the accepted scientific means of measure, the president whined, “No, you can’t do that.”
He went on to display a graph that appeared to be like something made from a third grader for a science homework project with four large, multi-colored bars, stating “we’re lower than the world” and “we’re last, meaning we’re first.”
Haven’t we all had enough of this?
It’s time to bring the adults back into the room and put a stop to this lunacy that is killing a thousand Americans each day while our president angrily tweets.