Seth takes a closer look at an unhinged President Trump wanting to ignore the coronavirus crisis and return to normal as soon as possible.I agree with one viewer, who wrote "When Trump eventually leaves office, all historians will need to do is collect together all of Seth's 'A Closer Look' segments." The only thing missing was Trump skirmishing with Gretchen Whitmer and Jay Inslee in addition to Andrew Cuomo. Not that I'm knocking Cuomo; my wife and I enjoy his press briefings as "America's Governor." we find his candor reassuring even as he is delivering bad news.* As for Seth's aside about the difficulties of working from home, I can relate. At least all our children are grown and out of the house.
I conclude with Trump Wants to Reopen America as Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerates: A Closer Look.
Seth takes a closer look at the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak and the president and some [of] his allies saying we should care more about the stock market than saving lives.Another viewer left a comment that mirrors what I wrote about both Seth and John Oliver: "You know, without the audience laughing, these truthful monologues are frightening as hell. We have a clown for president and sometimes clowns are scary." Yes, they are.
At least one of the premises of both videos no longer applies, as Trump seems to have given up on opening the country back up for business by Easter. That wasn't going to happen, regardless of his wishes. Instead, he seems to be shooting for the end of April. That's more realistic.
*On the other hand, I have mixed feelings about Cuomo's postponing New York's presidential primary from April to June. It's probably a good thing from a public health perspective — the pandemic is likely to be subsiding by June — but it may not be great for democracy. In particular, the date set is after the deadline set by the DNC, so New York may get penalized by having fewer delegates accredited. On the gripping hand, if the epidemic has not subsided by July, holding the national convention may be a bad idea as well. Heh, sometimes my conceit of being a Motie pays off.