Against #China and #governors
What is it about #Trump’s #allegations?
The current #US #president wants to be re-elected in November. COST IT WHAT IT WANTS!
How Trump is covering up his own mistakes in his own politics and looking for the guilty elsewhere.
US- # President #Trump starts again at #China at his daily # Corona # press conference. But he also criticizes the # governors in his own country – and praises his own # government exuberantly. But what is his utterance about?
US President #Donald #Trump has held China responsible for the worldwide spread of the #Corona virus and has defended its own government against any criticism. „It could have been stopped in China,“ Trump said at his daily press conference at the White House on Saturday. „It didn’t happen and the whole world is suffering because of it.“
The # president accused the government of failing in #Peking. However, Trump found much praise for his own handling of the pandemic. „The rest of the world looks at us and they respect what we did,“ said the #Republican. „I know that nobody else could have done what we did.“ He called criticism of his course a „witch hunt“. But what is his allegation about – and what is it about his statements?
Who records the most dead?
Trump was convinced on Saturday evening that China and not the United States had the highest number of deaths in the pandemic.
This contradicts official statistics that most victims locate in the United States. „We are not first, China is first,“ said the President.
According to an overview by Johns Hopkins University – which is based on data from other sources – more than 4,300 people have died in China as a result of the pandemic. Recently, China had surprisingly corrected the death toll in Wuhan – by as much as 50 percent.
There are now around 35,000 fatalities in the United States, more than in any other country in the world. The coordinator of the Corona working group of the White House, the medical doctor Deborah Birx, said at the press conference with regard to the information from China that it was „unrealistic“. Trump said, „Does anyone really believe these numbers?“ However, he did not provide any evidence.
Quarrel with the governors
Trump again attacked Democratic governors in the states. His government has provided respiratory equipment to affected states and increased hospital beds there, he said. There is also sufficient testing capacity that the governors just did not use.
However, several Democratic and Republican governors continue to complain about a lack of nationwide tests that are prerequisite for Trump’s gradual reopening of the economy. For example, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Saturday: „Testing will continue to be an issue.“ DeSantis is actually a loyal supporter of Trump. With the democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, Trump recently delivered a verbal remote duel.
Criticism of Trump’s Corona reaction a „witch hunt“?
Trump compared criticism of his government in the crisis to the FBI’s Russian investigation into whether his campaign team had made secret arrangements with Russia. Investigators found no evidence of this in their report presented last year. „This shouldn’t be a partisan witch hunt like the Russia witch hunt,“ Trump said on Saturday night.
Critics currently accuse Trump of wanting to distract from their own omissions before the presidential election in November and are therefore looking for scapegoats. On Tuesday, Trump had temporarily stopped US contributions to WHO. He made the organization responsible for the many deaths in the crisis and accused it of exacerbating the epidemic with mismanagement and reliance on information from China.
Trump resisted criticism for fueling protests against corona virus containment measures in democratically governed U.S. states. „Some have totally overdone it,“ Trump said, referring to the governors. On Friday, Trump had capitalized „Free Michigan!“, „Free Minnesota!“ and „Free Virginia!“ written. On Saturday there were again demonstrations against the protective measures in several states – democratically and republican-ruled.
On Saturday, for example, a car convoy protested in Maryland’s capital, Annapolis. The state is governed by Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who refuses to relax measures as the number of infections increases – which is in line with the White House guidelines. Protester Charles Rex told Fox News: „This is absolutely ridiculous. People have to go back to work.“ Protester Janet Baker said, „I want the constitution to be protected and appreciated again.“
The protesters get a lot of airtime on conservative US channels like Fox News, but they are a tiny minority – mostly just a few dozen people protesting in their respective states. According to a poll released by the Pew research institute on Thursday, 66 percent of Americans are concerned that states may lift protective measures too soon. Around 73 percent fear that the worst is yet to come in the USA. And 65 percent think Trump reacted too late to the threat. This could be a problem for Trump: he wants to be re-elected for a second term in November.
Trump and his followers‘ mistakes:
- Abolition of Obamacare
- At least 50 million Americans without health insurance before the crisis
No.1 and No.2 are responsible for the fact that many Americans do not seek treatment. According to current estimates, the number of non-insured persons will increase to 65 million Americans
- Enforcing import duties, making many items more expensive for American consumers.
Import tariffs are designed to protect American companies by making American products more competitive. So much for theory.
In practice, however, it is the case that other countries then also react with import duties, which means that American goods abroad also find fewer customers.
In addition to the fact that trade wars then arise, this leads to rising trade prices.
This was also one of the reasons for the Great Depression in 1929.
Trump laid the foundations for a global economic crisis with his „First America“.
Foreclosure from other countries also leads to mutual isolation and the promotion of envy.
International cooperation is thereby damaged, particularly in certain areas.
The takeover attempt by a German company (development of a vaccine) is a noteworthy example.
Trump wanted to take over the company CureVac (https://www.curevac.com) and secure exclusive rights for America. The company owner and also the employees decidedly rejected this.
If a vaccine is available, it will not only be available to Americans, but to everyone.
Even a billion dollar offer could not convince the owner.
Trump must have learned that not everything can be bought through money (https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/2020-03/coronavirus-impfstoff-curevac-deutsche-firma-usa-rechte).
- Promotion of the gun lobby:
In no other country – except in the United States – is the gun lobby protected as in the United States. And the best deal is when uncertainty is spread.
Trump is a grand master here.
The call to boycott the instructions from the governors to the respective population in individual states is also a kind of uncertainty for the population.
Especially when thousands of people die and are infected.
Trump & Co (for example, his son, representing Trump as well as Robert A. Mercer and the daughter Rebekah Mercer) make a significant contribution to every crisis (for example through share ownership in the arms industry or hedge funds)
- Promotion of fracking:
In controversial fracking, a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is pressed into the ground under high pressure in order to break up impermeable layers of rock and to extract the natural gas or oil contained therein.
However, the fact that
- chemical substances are released into the rock that contaminate the groundwater
- Oil production is more expensive than regular oil production.
Fracking is therefore more expensive and is largely pre-financed by financial institutions.
If the oil price were to drop in the long term, fracking would not work profitably and would drive some financial investors into bankruptcy.
This initially affects financial investors, including some fund companies and fracking companies in the United States.
Fracking oil sales to other countries are less interesting because of the higher transportation costs.
The corona crisis leads to less energy consumption. As a result, oil and gasoline prices have dropped. For a long time, the OPEC countries also did not agree on the extent to which production volumes are limited.
This led to an extreme price collapse in the oil sector and thus in gasoline or diesel.
There is now agreement on the limitation, but not a good sign for fracking if you look at the prices.
In January the price was around $ 69, at its lowest point at the end of March at 23 and now at $ 28.25 (Brent).
This is another grind, why Trump wants to open everything immediately.
Everything open fills the Trump & Co. family’s coffers
And his re-election also seems safer to him. And if not, then his son has made a wonderful living for him.
Although he can no longer spend the money in his remaining life.
Especially since many lawyers are increasingly seeing that Trump may have to remain in prison for a few more years.
The call to boycott some states is just one of his crimes
What trumps Trump causes until November can only make you worry.
Trump should also be treated with caution when it comes to his personality.
This also applies to many narcissistic, selfish people who put their individual personality above the well-being of all people and use other people exclusively for their purposes.
In this respect, one can only hope that Trump will not be re-elected and that he hopefully will not contribute to the fact that small civil wars are still occurring in the United States.
For example, Robert A. Mercer would benefit from this.