At Monday’s Coronavirus Task Force press briefing, Donald Trump had a full-scale mental meltdown for the ages. He attacked the media for daring to report on his numerous mistakes since COVID-19 first arrived in the United States, launched personal insults at reporters, and then declared that he had the “ultimate authority” to decide if and when the nation is reopened.
Of course, Trump does not have any such dictatorial authority (though he almost certainly wants to), and the final decision of when each state will lift its stay-at-home order is the sole purview of the governors, as it should be.
But while Trump’s absurd remarks on “ultimate authority” were debated by experts on the Constitution, Rep. Adam SchIff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the lead manager at Trump’s impeachment, had what is so far the best response to the Madness of King Donald, and he made sure to post on Twitter, where the president would be unable to miss it:
There is no “reopening” without a plan to get the virus under control and keep it that way.
Trump’s false claims of absolute power are alarming, of course. But his failure to scale up testing is unforgiveable and deadly.
His power isn’t absolute — but his incompetence is. https://t.co/1qrLRa6E4b
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 14, 2020
Boom! Game, set, and match, Adam Schiff!
What makes Schiff’s words even more powerful is that he’s 100 percent accurate. Donald Trump is the most bumbling and incompetent man to ever hold the office of President of the United States. Sure, Gerald Ford may have fallen down more often, but at least Ford had a brain inside his skull.
Others also joined the discussion after reading Schiff’s tweet:
You were right about everything Chairman (no surprise)
This disaster is on trump and the complicit GOP
— Captain Qwark Space Farce Commander (@Qwarktastic2) April 14, 2020
It’s downright scary what he’s doing. He’s killing people and he thinks any deaths under 100,000 is a job well done. He’s dangerous. Thank you for saying this! He’s deranged!
— DiannaM68 (@DiannaMangus) April 14, 2020
“Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
— Sassenach🐢Biden2020 (@sassyteapot63) April 14, 2020
November 3 cannot get here soon enough.