Donnie? YO, DONNIE! Shhhhh … hush for a minute please. Your noise is drowning out the facts here.
Listen, Donnie … as much as I know you would like people to believe that you are great, wonderful, and doing a super job, the reality is that you suck big time at mostly everything you do. So, please, sit down and listen for a change. If you make another peep, there are two big guys standing behind you ready to apply duct tape to both your mouth and your hands in order to make you be still.
The Federal Reserve, under Chairman Jerome Powell, knows of what they speak. When they say that by the end of the year, unemployment will likely be down to 9.3%, they know of what they speak. And when you come along behind them and say that …
“The Federal Reserve is wrong so often. I see the numbers also, and do MUCH better than they do. We will have a very good Third Quarter, a great Fourth Quarter, and one of our best ever years in 2021. We will also soon have a Vaccine & Therapeutics/Cure. That’s my opinion. WATCH!”
… you look like the fool you are. Those of us with good sense understand the current economic situation far better than you do, and we know that Mr. Powell is most likely right. Rome wasn’t built in a day, as they say, and the economy will take time … lots of time and effort to re-build. Contrary to what you believe, you do not control the economy and in fact you have very little effect on it, just as you have absolutely no control over whether or not a vaccine is developed, tested, and made available. You are not the all-powerful Oz, you are just a person … a very small person with very limited abilities.
The facts are that many businesses have had no choice but to file for bankruptcy over the past three months. Oh, not your cronies, the CEOs and major stockholders of oil companies, automakers, etc., for they received funds that were intended for small and mid-sized businesses, AND … they had capital enough to stay afloat even during the toughest of times. But many other businesses have fallen by the wayside, even some larger ones like JC Penney and Pier One Imports.
The coronavirus pandemic, contrary to what you try to tell us, has not receded, but is gaining speed anew now that people are running around willy nilly attending events and shopping ‘til they drop – literally. Sensible people see the data and they aren’t so eager to go out to the bar for fish ‘n fries Friday, or to shop at their neighborhood clothing store. And, even if people were foolish enough to go store-hopping, they don’t have any money. I know this concept is hard for you to grasp, as there hasn’t been a single day in your 74 years that you have had to worry about where your next meal would come from, but 99% of us do have such worries. We have been out of work since mid-March and frankly, if we get any money, it must go for rent, groceries, and to keep the electricity on!
Now, both you and your mouthpiece Steven Mnuchin have said that in light of a rising number of cases and rising death toll, you will not support shutting down businesses a second time, because …
“… if you shut down the economy, you’re going to create more damage …”
Well, I know you’ve never had a conversation, let alone a friendship with the real people in this country, so I suppose you can be forgiven for not understanding our set of values. The majority of us care about our lives and the lives of our spouses, parents, children and friends more than we care about the Dow Jones Industrial Average. YOU might not have much respect for our lives … to YOU, we are expendable commodities … but to our families and friends, we mean a heck of a lot. At the end of the day, Donnie, whether I live or die matters more than a percentage point on the NASDAQ. I can see why this concept is so hard for you, since Melania would likely just as soon throw your ass into the Potomac after the abysmal way you’ve treated her, but We the People lead much different, more meaningful lives than your own, and we have people who truly love us, not just use us for what they can get in return.
More than 116,000 people in this country have died from the coronavirus. People, Donnie … real people who were mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters … people who will be missed for a long, long time. They are NOT just a statistic; they were our friends. Many of those people might have been saved if you hadn’t put yourself first, if you had been honest with the country, not lied to us and downplayed the virus. Because of you, our family and friends have died. You, Donnie … there is blood on your tiny hands. So, don’t lie to us again and tell us how ‘great’ the economy is. We are not stupid, we can see for ourselves that our bank balances have dwindled, that there is more going out than coming in, that many of us still do not have jobs, and that the price of essentials like food has increased. We don’t care about buying a new car or washing machine … we are busy trying to survive.
No, the economy isn’t great, and it isn’t going to be great any time soon. Stop patting yourself on the back and lying to the people of this nation. In fact, do us all a favour and just shut up for the remainder of your term, for you have proven you weren’t capable of leadership and you have nothing to say that we care to hear. You have divided this nation in ways that will take years, if not decades to heal. So please, just sit down and shut up!!!