In yesterday's press conference tRUMP exposed his total corruption for the world to see. He said he thinks there should be NO, repeat NO, inspectors general. The function of IGs is to keep the government honest. In other words, tRUMP admits he wants a corrupt government.
tRUMP has not yet fired every inspector general. He said he has fired and will continue to fire any inspector general who was appointed by Obama. tRUMP's venality leaves me breathless. As far as I know Charles Grassley is the only Republican senator question the firings. I think every one of the 53 Republican senators should be outraged. Inspector generals keep watch over the executive branch. The legislative branch should embrace the system of inspectors general. Republican senators have completely abdicated their roles as a check on the executive. What is wrong with them? A bigger question is whether any of this matters to any tRUMP supporter? The answer is obvious.
The latest firing was the inspector general of the State Department. News reports are that the IG was investigating a number of possible claims about Mike Pompeo. Some are relatively small like having government employees walk his dog, pick up Chinese food, pick up his dry cleaning and perform other personal services on the taxpayers' dime. Another is huge, having to do with tRUMP's declaration of an emergency to send billions of dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. In answer to the firing, Pompeo has stated that he had no idea what the IG was investigating. Therefore he could not possibly be charged with retaliation against the IG. Please take five minutes to stop laughing before you go to the rest of my blog.
Now to the story of tRUMP's ongoing lunacy. He declared that he has been taking hydroxychlorquine (HCQ) for about a week and a half. He said that he has talked to "a lot of people" who say it is a good idea. He disagrees with the FDA and the vast majority of physicians and scientist who say it is dangerous to take HQC unless there is a specific indication.
I followed several newscasts that reported the story. In my view every newscast missed the most important point of this crazy story. When tRUMP and a few doctors started advocating HQC, they did so as a treatment for people who were seriously ill with covid 19. It has never been promoted, or even suggested, that it can prevent covid 19. If it prevented covid there would be no need for a vaccine. HCQ would be the vaccine. Why is tRUMP taking this drug? Has he tested positive for the virus? Or is he just crazy? I go with the crazy answer.
So another day another corruption scandal and another glimpse into a very sick mind. Take care all. Stay safe.