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Friday, May 29, 2020

Letters

End of his luck?

Mar 16, 2020

To the editor:
Trump's base has been unmoved by the Russian interference in the 2016 election, unmoved by his lying about the payoff to a porn star, unmoved by his extorting a “favor” from a foreign leader, unmoved by his appointment of unqualified persons to important posts, unmoved by his real but exaggerated xenophobia, unmoved, so far, by the upcoming trillion dollar deficit caused mostly by his tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. And of course, unmoved by the obvious wishful-lies he can't help but use, like he can't help breathing.
But he may have reached the end of his luck. As one of his earliest moves as president he cut the funding to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the agency that would have looked into preparing for an outbreak, as they did when the Ebola outbreak occurred during the Obama administration.
And in 2018 he disbanded the National Security office charged with dealing with pandemic. Trump claims that we have all the tests for the corona virus we need. Can even Fox News spin that in face of the almost complete lack of tests available to Americans?


Roy Tedoff
Fremont Center




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