Why Call it the Trump Pandemic?

He Won’t Own It. So Let’s Give It To Him!

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There are plenty of names for the mess we’re in.


COVID crisis.

Quarantine Hell.

In a recent essay, writer Jack Herlocker referred to it as The Trump Pandemic.

Going forward, that’s what I plan to call it too.

President Harry Truman famously said, about the fact that a President is responsible for everything that happens on his watch, “The buck stops here.”

In contrast, President Trump, like some kind of Bizarro World Truman, has proclaimed, about the deadly spread of the virus in this country, “I take no responsibility at all.”


He blames China! He blames the WHO! He blames the governors. He even blames Obama.

Let’s not let him get away with it. By adopting the use of the term Trump Pandemic, we can make it clear that we hold him responsible.

Of course, while we’re at it, we also have to accept that we’re responsible for electing him in the first case.

And if we have any sense? We’ll be responsible for voting him out of office this November.

(Roz Warren writes for everyone from the Funny Time to the New York Times and is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor, and Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library: An Insider’s Tales of Library Life.)

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Writing Coach/Medium Sherpa Roz Warren(https://muckrack.com/roz-warren) (roSwarren@gmail.com) writes for everyone from the New York Times to the Funny Times.

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