The cards are down.
Trump has been shuffling facts and trying to cheat. But science wins with a Royal Flush (reality), and Trump is a Joker stuck with a losing hand.
In a classic Trumpian display of defiance against science Trump lost his shit yesterday.
The CDC chief had testified in a senate subcommittee hearing that the American public may be able to get a vaccine by mid-2021. It was a positive opinion.
Trump however is claiming a vaccine is going to be available for all Americans, as early as October, or (conveniently) November 3rd.
It's a lie. A bigly lie. And Trump knows it.
Every healthcare expert in the world, the CDC, and HHS agree face masks are a vital tool in fighting the coronavirus, but Trump said they don't know what their talking about in a press conference (that was a poorly concealed campaign rant) yesterday.
Interesting enough, Trump went on his tirade right after the hearing where CDC chief Robert Redfield also testified that wearing face masks was as important as a vaccine. Trump blatantly lied and claimed Redfield "didn't know what he was saying," and that the head of the CDC was "confused."
Then he turned on Redfield, trying to get him to walk back his comments, and when Redfield re-appeared he tried to thread the needle between fact-and-fiction. It didn't work.
It was another moment of truth versus Trump. Once again he doubled down on his lies - his own words in the Woodward Rage tapes - and discounted the most prestigious healthcare professionals in the nation.
Only an insane person would do that. Who else would defy reality so openly? Who else would put American lives at stake just to hold on to power?
The choice for our next president has never been clearer. Never been more important or vital to our republic. Democracy is on the ballot this year.
Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris if you want to live in a world where reality is respected, and where there's only one truth... and no amount of lies can change that.
Quote for the Day: "Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it." -Baltasar Gracian