The Poetry of Donald J. TRump -- July 28 2020 edition

I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci.
You know, it’s sort of interesting — we’ve listened to Dr. Fauci.
I haven’t always agreed with him,
and it’s, I think, pretty standard.

That’s okay.

He did not want us to ban our —
this —
this —
put up the ban to China,
when China was heavily infected —
very badly,

He didn’t want to do that,
and I did and other things.
And he told me I was right,
and he told me I saved tens of thousands of lives,
which was generous, but it’s —
you know, I think it’s fact that I banned —
I did the ban on Europe.
But I get along with him very well
and I agree with a lot of what he’s said.

So — you know, it’s interesting:
He’s got a very good approval rating, and I like that.
It’s good.
Because remember,
he’s working for this administration.

He’s working with us, John.
We could have gotten other people.
We could have gotten somebody else.
It didn’t have to be Dr. Fauci.
He’s working with our administration.
And, for the most part, we’ve done pretty much what he and others —
Dr. Birx and others,
who are terrific —

And he’s got this high approval rating,
so why don’t I have a high approval rating with respect —
and the administration,
with respect to the virus?

We should have a very high,
because what we’ve done in terms of —
we’re just reading off about the masks
and the gowns
and the ventilators
and numbers that nobody has seen,
and the testing at 55 million tests;
we tested more than anybody in the world.
I have a graph that I’d love to show you —
perhaps you’ve seen it —
where we’re up here
and the rest of the world is down at a level that’s just a tiny fraction of what we’ve done,
in terms of testing.

So it sort of is curious:
A man works for us —
with us,
very closely,
Dr. Fauci,
and Dr. Birx also highly thought of.
And yet,
they’re highly thought of,
but nobody likes me.

It can only be my personality.

That’s all.

From Twitter:
"Cruelty, dishonesty, hubris and evil are rarely respected, but sure-let’s call it his “personality.”

“Arrogance and stupidity all in one package. How efficient of you!”
-Londo Mollari

I swear to God, this is a quote from Gravity’s Rainbow.

You can really feel the tension that Trump is experiencing. On the one hand, Dr. Faucci is getting more positive press than he is, so his jealous instinct is to knock him down a few notches. On the other hand he wants to hit himself to Dr. Faucci’s wagon in hopes that some of Dr. Faucci’s success rubs off on him, and so he can take credit for his successes. As a result, what little brain he has is vacillating back and forth like the android in I Mudd until he can’t do anything but gibber.

August 6 update:

Joe Biden’s policies put China first and America last.
And that’s what he’ll continue to do if he ever got the shot.
And you will have a disruption in the markets,
the likes of which our country has never seen.
You will have a crash in the markets
Because he’s going to double and triple your taxes.

He’s going to do things that nobody ever would ever think even possible,
Because he’s following the radical left agenda–

Take away your guns,
Destroy your Second Amendment,
No religion,
No anything,
Hurt the Bible,
Hurt God.

He’s against God.
He’s against guns.
He’s against energy,
Our kind of energy.

I don’t think he’s going to do too well in Ohio.
If he did, we’d have a big story.
He’s not going to do well.

And I was in Texas the other day.
I said,
Wait a minute,
The other side is against guns.
They’re against oil and gas.
They’re against religion,

How’s he going to win Texas?
How is he going to win Texas?
So he’s not going to win Texas.
He’s not going to win Ohio.