Spangle: Trump’s Real-Time Overton Window Shift of COVID-19 Deaths

Donald Trump just heard about the Imperial Study today where they estimated 2.2 million Americans would die. He just said in a press conference: “If we can hold it down to 100,00-200,000 deaths, it’s a horrible number, we all together have done a very good job.”‬

All of this was somewhat preventable had his agencies deregulated quicker, but now, the MAGA crowd will find a way to defend the President on a pile of mass casualties in six months.

For the President to view 100,000 Americans dying as a victory is truly the most insane thing I’ve ever heard an American politician imply. My entire life I’ve heard Republicans rail against the “bigotry of low expectations” and I hope they won’t accept that as a good outcome.

Watch for yourself.
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Chris Spangle is the host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits.

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