Opinion: Trump wants to be the man on the moon
“If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon” – R.E.M. – ‘Man on the Moon’ 1992
We are in the middle of a Coronavirus / COVID-19 epidemic crisis in the Republic and Worldwide. What does the President Trump and his team do? They write up a Executive Order to Mine the Moon. This is not a skit from Saturday Night Live. The Trump Administration is clearly showing their mismanaged ways with this.
This EO was written and published on the 6th April 2020. At a time the death numbers are rising, the amount of cases of COVID-19 is spiralling out. The United States of America is in the midst of crisis the Trump administration cannot handle. That is why the President is holding erratic press conferences. Instead of governing, because that takes work, listening to advice of experts and actually using the institutions that is there too.
Trump could have used the Defence Act to get the US companies to produce the needed ventilators, PPE equipment and everything else needed for the crisis. However, Trump only did that once to one Company and did it super late. Also, he never listened to warnings for months. Neither, did he use the Pandemic Team, which he dismantled and also cut the funds to the CDC. Therefore, it was a perfect storm.
That is why now has made a random Task Force, but its more a display team of loyal cronies and family members, than experts doing their duties. Because, if they try to, they will be stopped by infighting and lack of coordination. There is no coordination between FEMA, CDC and the White House. It is a patchwork attempt to beat an enemy. Which Trump neither understands or grasps.
He even cannot show real emotions, as he wants people to forget the ones that dies. He writes this as he written an Executive Order to Mine on the Moon. Stop International Treaties in Space. Because, the possible prospects of Fortunes on a far away Moon is better than nothing. Even if the ability or industrial efforts is at bare minimum. Unless, he has some alien forefathers that got the Tesseract to amplify the production of NASA.
Trump is misguided and lacks skills of governing, that he does this in the midst of a pandemic. That the President issues this and priorities this as citizens dies. As hospitals are struggling and the pandemic creates lockdowns all across the Republic. That a President wants to play George Lucas and Han Solo.
Instead here we are, we’re seeing this nonsense. Seeing the acts of mischief and distaste. A man who rather golf and score babes, than actually govern. A man who cares more about ratings on TV, than on saving lives. More about quick profits for his companies, than delivering life-saving policies. That is the President of the USA.
Why care for people, when you can eat cheese on the moon with Wallace and Gromit. Peace.