Jared said the stockpile of medical supplies, including respirators and PPE, was not the states’ stockpile, but “ours”. Naturally, I thought he meant it was the Fed’s inventory to manage and distribute to the states. I was sadly mistaken. “Ours” apparently means Trump and his family. It shouldn’t be a big surprise, they siphoned millions from their own freakin’ charity, so why should they not treat public cash or property the same way?
Trump demands kickbacks from Ukraine before releasing money for military assistance. In the subsequent impeachment, the GOP signals that is just fine. Trump and his kids now have no reason to believe demanding cash or fealty from anyone, including US governors in exchange for, say, medical equipment would be any different. The stench of malfeasance hanging over the Oval Office has naturally seeped into the press briefings, which have devolved into live infomercials for Adored Magnificent Ruler Trump and Hydroxychloroquine. He’s gotta have some sort of commercial interest in that crap, but seeing he did not divest himself of his companies, did not place stocks in a blind trust, or release his taxes like he said he would, we have no idea. For further background, he claims the emoluments clause in the Constitution is “phony”, and continues to send US and foreign government business to his companies.
I’m usually kind of optimistic, but I do not see this ending well.