There are numerous cases of measles breaking out all over the
US — even though measles in our country was supposed to have been eradicated in 2000.
But earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control reported that the number of reported measles cases in the US has reached its highest level in nearly twenty years.
California, a state Donald Trump very rarely visits, has reported over two hundred cases at universities (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/25/health/california-universities-measles-quarantine/index.html).
Numerous cases have also been reported in New York State.
Measles is highly contagious, and it can only be guarded against by vaccinations, but some people, citing religious convictions, refuse to have their children vaccinated.
Trump has recently flipped on this issue (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/politics/donald-trump-measles-vaccines/index.html), but he now says that vaccinations are essential: in 2014, he tweeted “Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and
changes __ AUTISM.”
But NOW he says vaccinations are essential.
What he doesn’t realize is that the vast majority of the American public would like to be vaccinated for the even more dangerous disease of Trumpism.
Trump was in Indianapolis today with his very close friends in the NRA (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/politics/donald-trump-national-rifle-association-speech-2020/index.html). Throwing them red meat (even to the quality of Trump Steaks) — he pulled us out of the UN arms trade treaty, yelling “We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy” (https://www.npr.org/2019/04/26/717547741/trump-moves-to-withdraw-u-s-from-u-n-arms-trade-treaty).
Forgetting to say that the NRA is one of the very few organizations to which he feels accountable.
Russian operative and bigtime gun enthusiast Maria Butina was sentenced today to eighteen years in prison for conspiracy. She said she was sorry; but as she was led out of Judge Tanya Chutkan’s courtroom in Washington, Butina indiscretely whispered to associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman, “Damn it to hell, if I only had been with that bozo Trump and Wayne LaPierre in Indianaplis today instead of in front of an Obama-appointed judge, I would be on an Aeroflot plane right now and on my way back home to Mother Russia."