Unlike myself, my beloved husband, bless his heart, is not one for bad-mouthing people.
So this past Thursday, when I heard him exclaim, “He’s despicable!” I rushed to his side to see who he was talking about.
He was reading this story:
What? I thought. But why?
I read more articles, trying to understand, like this one…
And this one…
And they all said basically the same thing – even though Trump has repeatedly insisted states get their own supplies of critical medical equipment necessary to aid patients and protect medical professionals from coronavirus, the federal government is outbidding states on orders.
But none of them explained why.
Why would Trump tell governors to buy their own critical medical equipment, then allow the government to outbid states trying to do that very thing?
Was it for the sake of that smug, self-satisfied look he gets when he’s thinking, “I won, and you lost”?
Was it Trump’s self-gratification from making this (he thinks witty) remark:
“The federal government’s not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we’re not a shipping clerk.”
Or was this a harbinger of what’s to come:
My husband was right.
Trump is despicable: