Week 184 - Transition to Greatness

05.25.2020 - By The Weekly List

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This week, Trump fully transitioned from leader  to salesman, leaving the states to fend for themselves, while he  promoted a “transition to greatness.” After a week when two White House  employees tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump made the remarkable  claim he has been taking hydroxychloroquine prophylactically — leading  public health experts to sound the alarms to American citizens not to  follow Trump’s lead. Days later, the largest study yet on the drug’s  efficacy to date found no benefit, but severe cardiac risks for Covid-19  patients.
This week, Trump continued campaign stops at  battleground states, visiting a Ford Motor plant in Michigan that had  been reconfigured to manufacture ventilators. Despite requests from the  company and demands by the state’s attorney general to abide by  restrictions requiring a face mask, Trump refused, later saying, “I  didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”
Trump also battled with Michigan’s secretary of  state (notably Michigan’s governors, SoS, and AG are all women), and  with Nevada, over those states offering voters the option to vote by  mail given the pandemic. Without offering any evidence or proof, Trump  made accusations of voter fraud and threatened both states with  withholding federal funding — something he cannot do. Days later he  commanded houses of worship to reopen immediately as “essential,” and  similarly threatened governors not to get in the way — another power he  does not have.
As the week came to an end, and the death toll  neared 100,000 Americans in less than three months, Trump started  Memorial Day weekend by golfing at one of his clubs.
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