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 publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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