It’s about damn time.
Courtesy of CNBC:
President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that he has activated the National Guard in California, New York and Washington state in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The administration emphasized that the deployment of guard members is not martial law.
The state governors will retain command of the National Guard, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover all costs of the missions to respond to the virus outbreak.
“We’re dealing also with other states. These states have been hit the hardest,” the president said during a White House press briefing.
Trump used martial language during the briefing, echoing the governor of New York state and the mayor of New York City, who have criticized the president for not acting more forcefully. New York has the most confirmed cases and deaths in the United States.
“I’m a wartime president,” Trump said. “This is a war — a different kind of war than we’ve ever had.”
As of Sunday morning, at least 7,300 National Guard members have been deployed to fight the virus in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
“The federal government has deployed hundreds of tons of supplies from our national stocks pile to locations with the greatest need in order to assist in those areas,” Trump said.
Supplies include gloves, hospital beds, N95 masks and gowns that will be delivered in the next couple days, the president said.
So first things first I guess we need to give Trump a little golf clap for finally sending these governors the help that they have been begging for, because if you don’t congratulate him on every little thing he does he stomps off into a corner and pouts.
Having said that this is still by no means enough.
Doctors are now begging Trump to announce a nationwide stay at home order, and if he fails to do that our numbers are only going to continue growing.
Currently as of this post America has over 41,000 confirmed cases.
We are now in third place behind China and Italy.
In no way can Trump brag that he helped to contain the disease or stop it from spreading by banning Chinese travelers.
So the nxt time he brings that up some journalist needs to verbally slap the shit out of him.
Trump responses to this crisis are so slow it’s like he is running underwater.
No longer can Trump use a strong economy to convince voters to give him a second term.
The economy is shit, the country is terrified, and his lackluster response to this virus will define the Trump presidency.