Max Boot, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, listed in his latest editorial all the “nonsense” that President Donald Trump and the GOP governors who support him need to quit doing if they are to turn around the United States’ disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic and save lives.
In Boot’s column published Monday, the commentator first told them to “stop smearing scientists” such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, “for telling the truth” about the gravity of the public health crisis, which has now killed more than 140,000 people nationwide.
They should also “stop listening to people who don’t know what they are talking about,” Boot wrote, adding that they need to lay off “the happy talk” and stop nixing testing resources, blocking face mask mandates and manipulating pandemic-related statistics.
Trump and the Republican governors should additionally “stop pretending schools can reopen in hot zones” and “stop trying to divert us from the failing war” on COVID-19 with attacks on protesters, he added.
“We cannot survive much more nonsense like this,” Boot said. “Time is running out to get the first wave of the coronavirus under control before a second wave is likely to arrive — along with a flu epidemic.”
“Winter is coming, yet Trump and his acolytes continue with their nonsensical words and acts,” Boot concluded. “The president is fiddling with the truth while the virus burns out of control.”
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