The official number of Americans sick with coronavirus doubled over the weekend; markets are plunging. There’s a lot to talk about, so here’s a new open thread.
This tweet from Eric Trump really hasn’t aged very well.
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I think it’s just that Trump wants the bragging rights of having the exclusive vaccine. He’s perfectly happy to kill millions to pad his ego.
It’s an extension of his attitude towards others in general. He doesn’t think in terms of cooperation and mutual gain. He thinks in terms of winners and losers. He wants to win and if nobody is losing, he doesn’t feel like he’s winning.
The sensible thing would be to offer assistance and make an agreement for sharing the vaccine. That would both get you the vaccine and mend some fences with Europe. It’s the smart thing to do.
But then nobody would lose anything.
And then Trump wouldn’t be “winning”.