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Mr. Trump’s inaction with COVID-19 is shameful | READER COMMENTARY

July 13, 2020 (Joel Pett, Tribune Content Agency)
July 13, 2020 (Joel Pett, Tribune Content Agency)

To date, there have been roughlyl 150,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States of America. More deaths than any other in the richest country in the world (”President Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention, citing ‘flare-up’ of coronavirus; North Carolina events still on,” July 23). Shameful. Shameful too, a president calling it the China Flu to deflect from what really lies at his doorstep — the deaths resulting from his inaction, mismanagement, refusal to take charge and set a national policy, and too his cruel deception and outright lies. Not only inaction but action like holding COVID briefings where only he and not the scientist can speak and his shouting to his followers how he told his people to “SLOW THE TESTING DOWN!”

The man who stands at the podium and proclaims his first job is to protect the American people has failed shamefully. While, like a clumsy magician, it can easily be seen the only action he is taking is to benefit his re-election. Our president, like a Pontius Pilate, is washing his hands free of the blood of COVID-19 deaths while the world sees the crimes against his people. And, while he cancels his Florida nominating convention out of concern for the safety of himself and his followers, he demands our children be back in school. Shameful. The Trump Flu of lies, deceptions, and inaction is killing Americans.

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Mr. President, have you no shame?

John Hutchinson, Parkton

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