During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any votes.”
Now just a few years later, Trump and his propaganda machine are telling voters to turn that metaphorical gun on themselves and pull the trigger. Their followers seem more than eager to oblige.
Let’s face it: Trumpism is a death cult.
The cult of personality around President Trump has led his supporters and surrogates to say and do some truly asinine, jaw-dropping things amid one of modern histories worst pandemics.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the many, many examples:
Dr. Oz: Opening schools presents an “appetizing” opportunity if mortality rate only raises by 2-3%.
Scott Adams: A few hundred thousand people dying is an acceptable price for reopening the economy.
Ohio and Michigan residents protest social distancing measures.
Ingraham: Many are willing to risk contracting the virus.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Sacrifice Grandpa and Grandma to save the economy.
Brit Hume: “Entirely reasonable” to expect that seniors would be willing to die to protect the economy.
Preacher defiantly holds church service and dies weeks later from coronavirus.
Churchgoer protected from coronavirus because she’s “covered in Jesus’ blood.”
Liberty University President Falwell opens up campus, threatens journalists.
Indiana GOP Congressman: Dying in pandemic not as bad as wrecking the economy.
Of course, this list would not be complete without a few of the greatest hits from the cult leader himself.