A play in three acts:
Trump tries to prop up the oil/energy sector:
The big Oil Deal with OPEC Plus is done. This will save hundreds of thousands of energy jobs in the United States. I would like to thank and congratulate President Putin of Russia and King Salman of Saudi Arabia. I just spoke to them from the Oval Office. Great deal for all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020
Retweets flattering article on his efforts!
“The Art of an Oil Deal” https://t.co/UyH5pYTmYw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2020
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) April 20, 2020
This seems unsustainable and yet…sustainable!
But seriously, folks — this worldwide public health emergency / economic catastrophe seems like a really good time to rethink, well, everything. Just here in America, this dreadful situation has laid bare damn near every pathology that afflicts our body politic — from racism to climate change to gun nuttery to wealth inequality to healthcare to Republican corruption to media malpractice to the fact that the president and upwards of a third of our fellow citizens are fucking nuts.
A sane country might take this opportunity to reassess and move forward in a better direction. I am sure we’ll squander the chance at reset this pause provides since we’re a nation stupid enough to elect a drooling idiot like Trump in the first place. But damn!