Donald Trump held a bizarre pep rally press conference type thing on Monday. Trump and others spoke in the Rose Garden with two identical posters hung on each side of Trump’s dumb head, boasting a lie about America’s primacy in testing for the novel coronavirus. Americans with even the smallest level of critical thinking could see what was happening. Trump is attempting to sell America Trump steaks made out of Grade Z beef.
The signs, in big sans serif lettering, said: “AMERICA LEADS THE WORLD IN TESTING.” This was a last second deal and as George Orwell’s 1984 has taught us, simple bold lettering is how you drive home propaganda. Of course, simple bold lettering on a blank white background is also wildly easy to photoshop, so Twitter decided to have a field day with the tragicomedy that is this administration.
There’s the painful fact.
And there’s this other brutal fact.
And the actual numerical fact.
And this simple fact.
And here’s a recent American history lesson
But there is also this sad reality.
And remember when this was the sad fact?
And what is being said.
And a reminder.
But Trump is the first reality television host president.