Trump’s Idiocy Just Condemned His Citizens — The Rest of Earth Must Practise ‘Social Distancing’ from the US (Source morningstaronline.co.uk)
US stock markets lifted today on a tide of investor enthusiasm following the announcement that the Federal Reserve was poised to give the US economy a limitless cash injection.
And in the closed mind of Donald Trump, this is simply the beginning and the end of the matter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 1,400 points putting on 7 per cent and the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite nearly matched this.But even the impregnable ignorance of Trump will be tested to destruction by the analysis coming from the World Health Organisation that the US is due to become the new global epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic.
If we bear in mind that the accurate recording of infection rates and associated deaths in the US is hobbled by a pattern of vastly inadequate and unequal health provision — with one in 10 of the population without health insurance — we can be sure that the actual infection rate is higher and the death rate will grow.
It is an unsavoury thought, but President Trump is truly an emperor without clothes.
But the only metric which conditions the president’s thinking is the stock market indices — and in very short order there will be a point in which the illusory trajectory described by Trump’s imaginings will be intersected by the guided missile that is reality.