Trump and His Supporters Endanger Everyone to Make A Profit.

Sheriff Alex Villaneuva rejected the call by the Civilian Oversight Commission to resign immediately for his actions

Ignorance and stupidity are the two prime forces moving the increase in COVID cases especially escalating with the unchained Delta variant. Not only politicians, but also public officials are the prime movers of the pandemic as it is putting more people in ICU and other hospital beds and in coffins. The Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva,1 an supporter of nepotism and hired his own son, is among the worse refusing to enforce the County’s mask mandate2 who admits he does not understand the severity of the pandemic.3

COVID cases July 6, 2021 and rising necessitating a mask mandate even indoors.

Although Los Angeles County Health Department passed a strong mask mandate, Villanueva sees himself above the law, and refuses to let his deputies enforce the mask mandate–as Villanueva wrongly argues “there is no science to back it up” and it “sends the wrong message”.4 In the week before July 19, 2021, Los Angeles County hit 10,000 coronavirus cases.] A Los Angeles Times data analysis found L.A. County was recording 101 weekly coronavirus cases for every 100,000 residents, up from 12 for the seven-day period that ended June 15, pushing the county into the worst tier according to the CDC.5

Bay area and Los Angeles homeless rate compared

Contrary to the lies of Donald J. Trump, homeless ness plunged under Obama.6 Homelessness skyrocketed under Trump.7 On a single night in January 2016, more than half a million people across the U.S. were homeless. That number is large (549,928 people) but it has declined substantially since 2010, when the Obama administration introduced Opening Doors, the nation’s first strategic federal plan to solve homelessness. Homeless families, individuals, and veterans dropped drastically under Obama-Biden Perhaps the reason why Donald Trump is throwing a tantrum about homelessness in parts of the country that don’t vote for him is that this is another area in which he isn’t able to measure up to Barack Obama.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 22, 2017: A man with a sign identifying himself as a homeless Army veteran asks for money as he sits on a New York City sidewalk. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

According to the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report – released just before Obama left office – nationwide homelessness fell across the board.8 The plan appeared to be working. After Trump took office, homeless veterans numbers soaring and families with small children found themselves living on the streets. In the Bay Area, homeless shelters coronavirus cases jumped 90% from last week (July 13, 2021).9 In some counties, unhoused people are getting vaccinated at close to half the rate of the general population. Other counties aren’t even tracking vaccination rates in homeless communities, making it all but impossible to gauge their success and target areas for improvement. During the week of July 5, Alameda County reported 20 new COVID infections among its unhoused residents — the most the county has seen in one week since early February. San Francisco estimates it has fully vaccinated 38% of its homeless residents, compared to 76% of its general population 12 and older. In Contra Costa County, an estimated 33% of unhoused residents are fully vaccinated, compared to 74% of the general public 12 and older.

Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy Surgeon General in Biden Administration

COVID-19 cases are increasing in every state–with the highest rate of new cases in Red States: Iowa,10 Texas,11 Florida,12 Alabama,13 Mississippi,14  Arkansas,15 South Dakota,16 etc.–where their governors prematurely opened the state for profit and either banned or said vaccines were ineffective and masks not essential.17  U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy expressed dismay over the current surge in Covid-19 cases—more than half of which are now linked to the highly transmissible Delta variant18—throughout the country, especially in areas with low inoculation rates. Murthy urged people to get vaccinated swiftly.19 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the average number of new reported cases (26,306 per day) has grown by 69.3% since last week, while the average number of hospitalizations (2,794 per day) and deaths (211 per day) have grown by 35.8% and 26.3%, respectively, during the same time period of the second week in July 2021.20 The rapidly spreading Delta variant is hitting states and counties with low vaccination rates particularly hard.21

The real tragedy for the pandemic and its meteoric rise was Donald John Trump, the twice-impeached, two-time-popular-vote loser and Liar-in-chief who knew about the pandemic’s might in the early days but did nothing to stop it–believing it would decimate the blue states assuring him of reelection.22 Dr. Deborah Birx, who specializes in HIV/AIDS immunology and without training in epidemiology, served as the US global AIDS coordinator for President Obama, was appointed by Trum to be a part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force from February 2020 to January 2021.23 Dr.

Dr. Deborah Birx defended Donald Trump on COVID

Birx said the initial wave of deaths caused by covid-1924 in the US were mostly unpreventable, but the majority of deaths following the first 100,000 “could have been mitigated or decreased substantially.”

“I look at it this way: The first time, we have an excuse. There were about 100,000 deaths that came from that original surge,” Birx said in a CNN documentary. “All of the rest of them, in my mind, could have been mitigated or decreased substantially.”25 Birx’s silence makes her an accessory to Trump’s genocide, sufficient cause to cost her the medical license and degree she has tarnished.26 Trump had risked the health of the nation for a profit, as he pushed drugs that took some lives of the people who trusted him on the pandemic and used hydroxychloroquine–that was never a proven drug for anything but malaria. It must not be forgotten or forgiven that Birx was a Trump enabler.

Trump pushing hydroxychloroquine

Towards the end of March 2020, the doctor heaped undeserving praise on the former president, going so far as to tout his comprehension of scientific literature.27 At the time, Fox News28 and the former president was pushing unproven coronavirus treatments, like hydroxychloroquine. President Trump—increasingly a booster of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus—has a “small personal financial interest”29 in Sanofi, a French drugmaker that produces a brand-name version of the drug.30 Trump was backed-up by the biggest bloviator, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who was recently suspended from YouTube for a week for posting a video touting hydroxychloroquine and another drug that’s unproven for fighting covid-19,31 ivermectin, as treatments, told Bartiromo, “The truth has been hiding in plain sight since the beginning of the pandemic.” Trump continues to push hydroxchloroquine to this day–even though it did not safe Trump who almost died on the inflight to Walter Reed Hospital.32 even after showing total disrespect for the military.  Trump has even less respect for the medical profession. Once he was released from Walter Reed Military Hospital, having been told to go slow and stay calm, Trump did the opposite.

Dr. Michael Mina, an infectious disease specialist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,33 wrote in an email. “We know he fails to use a mask and continues to act irresponsibly in that manner,” Mina wrote. “They should be working as diligently as possible to ensure that the president does not pose a clear and present danger to any other people.”

Against all medical advice, Birx’s fraudulent statement was nothing more than a smokescreen for Trump’s lack of a solid education, especially in science, as his only reason he graduated from any school was because of his father’s  money and clout.34

Wharton School of Finance and Commerce does not list Trump with any honors or even attendance.

Trump lied about graduating “First In His Class.”35 Trump did not go to Wharton’s prestigious MBA program–he received his undergraduate degree without honors offered by Wharton College at the University of Pennsylvania; he gained admission as a transfer student only because of “an interview with a friendly Wharton admissions officer who was one of Freddy’s old high school classmates.” (Freddy is Donald’s older brother, deceased.) Trump was also the son of one of the wealthiest New York businessmen of the era, the developer Fred Trump.36 Some schools base honors on GPA percentile, but Wharton bases them simply on GPA, which means that in order to graduate without honors, his GPA had to have been less than a 3.40—or else that he was sanctioned for academic integrity or student conduct violations.

Trump’s lie that the virus came out of a Chinese lab has been rejected even by the World Health Organization.37 He attempted to spread the lie that WHO covered up information on COVID, calling on Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to agree with him.38 However, Richard Horton, editor Lancet medical journal reject Trump’s lie Wuhan spread the disease on May 19, 2020.39 He actively wanted to send infected Americans to Guantanamo Bay to infect people there as one way of silencing people who said the prison is synonymous with human rights abuses.40 Trump pushed hydroxychloroquine,41 an antimalaria drug that he heavily invested in, as a COVID cure although it has never been tested or approved by the CDC and denounced by Dr. Fauci.42  Today, the Trump lie is being bellowed by Trump-kissing Republicanazis governors: Abbott (TX), DeSantis (FL), Kemp (GA), Noem (SD), and and the worst of all Kim Reynolds (IA) and other Republican dominated states.43 Living in a nightmare of delusions, Trump has convinced himself that he will regain the White House by the summer of 202144–or by August, at the latest, and will be adored by all Americans.45

  1. https://www.rawstory.com/la-county-sheriff-alex-villanueva/.
  2. https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/alex-villanueva-election-challengers/.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYO5gUn3zzY&t=2s.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=382aPrCy7JM.
  5. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-19/l-a-county-coronavirus-spike-hits-alarming-levels-with-10-000-infected-in-a-week-as-delta-variant-spreads?utm_id=33425&sfmc_id=3587471.
  6. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-18/homelessness-in-the-u-s-declined-under-obama.
  7. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/homeless-population-rises-for-third-year-in-a-row/.
  8. https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5178/2016-ahar-part-1-pit-estimates-of-homelessness/.
  9. https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/19/covid-vaccination-rates-lag-outbreaks-spread-in-bay-area-homeless-shelters/?utm_email=B41944342455E4F63479D4EE7D&g2i_eui=yvre3nDM9fCUWKJVmqHD%2bWg0XRiymbW3&g2i_source=newsletter&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.mercurynews.com%2f2021%2f07%2f19%2fcovid-vaccination-rates-lag-outbreaks-spread-in-bay-area-homeless-shelters%2f&utm_campaign=bang-mult-nl-morning-report-nl&utm_content=manual.
  10. https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/state/iowa. Iowa had 101 new cases on July 18, 2021.
  11. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/texas-covid-cases.html. COVID is again rising with Delta variant cases. Cf. https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/state/texas.
  12. https://covidtracking.com/data/state/florida.
  13. https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/state/alabama.
  14. https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/state/mississippi.
  15. https://news.yahoo.com/undervaccinated-swaths-arkansas-covid-19-140520154.html. https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/state/arkansas.
  16. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/region/us/south-dakota. cf. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/south-dakota-covid-cases.html/ Noem was against “vaccination passports” instituted by the government: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/04/21/kristi-noem-bans-government-instituted-vaccine-passports/7317632002/.
  17. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-07-18/pandemic-worsening-us-surgeon-general-worried?utm_id=33425&sfmc_id=3587471. 47.04% of the state is fully vaccinated, the rest for Noem and Trump in their reasoning to avoid vaccination. 124,764 cases are confirmed, resulting in 2,041 deaths. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/region/us/south-dakota.
  18. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/17/1017075240/delta-variant-is-spreading-fast-and-new-cases-are-rising-is-time-to-mask-up-agai
  19. https://www.rawstory.com/mask-mandate-2653835539/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7500.
  20. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html.
  21. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/25/dire-warnings-covid-delta-variant-runs-rampant-unvaccinated-missouri.
  22. https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/house-coronavirus-reports-trump-denial/.
  23. Pence, Mike (February 27, 2020). “Vice President Pence Announces Ambassador Debbie Birx to Serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator”. whitehouse.gov (Press release) – via National Archives.  In 1980, Birx earned an Doctor of Medicine from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
  24. COVID-19: What does it stand for? (rollingstone.com).
  25. https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/28/opinions/hard-lesson-dr-deborah-birx-ranney/index.html.
  26. https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/27/politics/covid-war-deaths-preventable/index.html.
  27. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/birx-trump-covid-virus-1148052/.
  28. Maria Bartiromo, who let Trump rant on-air in October about the risk of fraud for nearly an hour and who, at the end of November, gave him about 45 minutes to make a variety of false and debunked claims about the election results. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/08/fox-business-gives-trump-an-hour-air-time-lie-about-voter-fraud-among-other-things/. Cf.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/06/21/election-fraud-promoter-maria-bartiromo-offers-alternate-contenders-title-big-lie/.
  29. https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/04/07/trump-has-small-distant-link-to-sanofi-french-drugmaker-of-hydroxychloroquine/?sh=782819b57260.
  30. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/timeline-tracking-trump-alongside-scientific-developments-hydroxychloroquine/story?id=72170553. Cf. https://pharmaphorum.com/news/trumps-tweets-advocate-hydroxychloroquine-as-big-covid-19-vaccine-trials-start/.
  31. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-johnson-youtube-coronavirus-medicine/2021/06/11/1055ce46-caf0-11eb-81b1-34796c7393af_story.html.
  32. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/02/trump-heads-walter-reed-hospital-after-positive-covid-19-test/5894256002/. cf. https://www.npr.org/sections/latest-updates-trump-covid-19-results/2020/10/02/919697784/trump-makes-unannounced-visit-to-walter-reed-following-coronavirus-diagnosis. Cp. https://www.npr.org/sections/latest-updates-trump-covid-19-results/2020/10/09/922122539/reckless-doctors-question-trump-resuming-activities-so-quickly.
  33. https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/people/michael-mina/,
  34. https://www.thedp.com/article/2015/08/donald-trump-wharton-classmates.
  35. https://www.salon.com/2011/05/03/donald_trump_wharton/.
  36. Gwenda Blair (2001). The Trumps: Three Generation of Builders and a President. (New York: Simon & Schuster. Trump graduated without honors.
  37. https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-03-26-21/h_4018699a962ffd51b2d236cda55a72d8. Trump wanted to end the existence of WHO because it was cutting into pharmaceutical profits. https://time.com/5847505/trump-withdrawal-who/.
  38. https://www.npr.org/sections/latest-updates-trump-covid-19-results/2020/10/09/922122539/reckless-doctors-question-trump-resuming-activities-so-quickly.
  39. https://twitter.com/richardhorton1/status/1262721867330265089.
  40. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/donald-trump-coronavirus-guantanamo-bay#intcid=recommendations_right-rail-personalized-popularity-experiment_e162b439-f9ea-493b-8e80-7ee5a3b00911_popular4-1-static-N50-reranked-by-text2vec1.
  41. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hydroxychloroquine-returns-wedge-president-trump-health-advisers/story?id=72036996.
  42. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/08/19/fact-check-fauci-did-not-approve-hydroxychloroquine-cure-2005/5559347002/ cf. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53575964.
  43. https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/video/missouri-surges-2nd-highest-caseload-covid-19-country-78842006. Cp. https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/video/jump-covid-cases-doctors-ring-alarm-patients-78858209.
  44. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/06/trump-reinstatement-president-election-recount-audit-domino-insurrection-riot.html.
  45. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-expects-to-be-reinstated-as-president-august-2021-6. Cp. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markjoyella/2021/06/01/maggie-haberman-trump-telling-people-he-expects-to-be-reinstated-as-president-by-august/?sh=7cc078d87a76. Cf. https://www.businessinsider.com/cpac-plan-reinstate-donald-trump-president-2021-7.  https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/12/07/despite-drift-toward-authoritarianism-trump-voters-stay-loyal-why/

4 comments to Trump and His Supporters Endanger Everyone to Make A Profit.

  • Bobbie  says:

    Interesting article.
    I believe Dr Birx has realized she was on the wrong side of history. She’s now working at the Bush Institute – still conservative, but thoughtful conservatism.
    It’s very easy to lie about degrees but, unfortunately for the liars, colleges and universities keep records. If I had unlimited funds, I’d hire a talented hacker to change my one D in college. I wonder why that has never occurred to the rich guy.

  • J Besse  says:

    HHMMmmm…You need to do a little research on Ben Carson and his and his herbal extract. Yes, the cure made from the Oleander bushes. This, along with the chancellor of A & M, Houston, and a big bucks guy and Phoenix Biotechnology. All this rolled into trials not improved by the CDC using residences in retirement homes. Tests with prisoners fell through.

    Dallas Morning News, Sunday, 18 July ’21

    • Arthur Frederick Ide  says:

      I will definitely research this. Thank you for the information and “heads up.”

  • Sami Thompson  says:

    Another excellent article, Art. Most people stare at the news on television daily, but they don’t actually pay attention to the substance of the message. Likewise, when Trump would take over the networks to ramble on about God-knows-what, I think he was thrilled with the notion of having everyone’s attention.

    I cannot understand why people are fooled by Trump; he’s such an obvious con man & grifter. He’s not even very good at it. Maybe his real talent lies in infecting others with his special brand of blatant greed and tolerance to truth-stretching, often cloaked under some reference to Christianity.

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