[guest post by Dana]
I have never understood the bizarre need of Trump loyalists have to protect the President from facing the truth as if he weren’t an adult who has to face disappointment like any other living person on the earth. This has been an ongoing complaint of mine during his time in the presidency. Die-hard supporters seem incapable of treating the sitting President of the United States as an adult and holding his feet to the fire like they would a Democratic president. This bootlicking is destructive to the Republican Party, and it will likely take many years for the Party to extricate itself from the tentacles of Trumpism and remake itself into something that actually provides a stable and reasonable tent under which right-of-center voters might once again feel at home. As it now stands, however, the Republican Party has become an organization that has willingly, with eyes wide open, supported the dishonesty, corruption, and destructive behavior of a President determined to harm our nation since the election results were announced. (I’m being charitable with the time frame here.) Because of that, the GOP has sacrificed much of its credibility. The unyielding support and adulation of Trump and all manner of Trumpism has come at a great price. The denial of reality is one thing, but the need to buffer him from said reality does him no favors. And in turn, it does the nation at large no favors as well. On the contrary…
With that in mind, Geraldo Rivera made an appearance on Fox and Friends today, and suggested – incredibly – that, to ease Trump’s suffering, the Covid vaccine should be named after him:
President Speaking on Friday morning’s Fox & Friends, Rivera suggested naming the COVID-19 vaccine after Trump so he doesn’t feel so bad about himself. Rivera said: “With the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s got to give up and it’s time to leave and time to transition and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine ‘The Trump?’ Make it like, ‘Have you gotten your Trump yet?’ It would be a nice gesture to him, and, years from now, it would become just a kind of generic name.”
**turns on Fox & Friends**
"Why not name the vaccine the Trump, make it — have you gotten your Trump yet? It would be a nice gesture to him." pic.twitter.com/K64Mw8J6Vk
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) November 20, 2020
As a reminder, Pfizer did not accept government money for the development of their vaccine.
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