Sunday, May 3, 2020

What did Donald Trump do today?

He got mad at a different former president than usual.

On Saturday, former president George W. Bush's presidential library released a three-minute video. In it, Bush thanks medical workers for their bravery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and urges Americans to heed public health officials' instructions. The video closes this way:

Finally, let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat. In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants. We are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise and fall together, and we are determined to rise. God bless you all.

Today, Trump lashed out at Bush for the video, complaining that the former Republican president was "nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history," by which Trump meant his impeachment.

More than 67,000 Americans are known to have died from the coronavirus as of today.

Why should I care about this?

  • Impeachment has nothing to do with any of this.
  • A majority of Americans supported Trump's impeachment.