Since when is listening to the scientists a bad thing?
Trump complains if Biden is elected, “He’ll listen to the scientists.”
Wait. Is that a bad thing?pic.twitter.com/YIqHER6SJW
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 19, 2020
Now as to the claim that if he listened to the scientists, he’d have tanked the economy… here is what Mr. Trump’s pandemic response accomplished with respect to the US economy:
Compare this against China, where the totalitarian government, to their credit, actually listened to the scientists:
Even Canada, with a much less spectacular pre-pandemic economic performance than the United States, fared much better than our southern neighbor on which much of our economy depends:
So I suppose, Mr. Trump, you just gave millions of thinking Americans another reason to vote for Mr. Biden. I’d laugh but… neither the state of the US economy nor the number of dead, rapidly approaching a quarter million, qualify as laughing matter. Not to mention the seemingly inevitable march towards an increasingly illiberal, increasingly authoritarian America, driven by structural causes that go back decades and which a Biden Administration is just as unlikely to address as preceding administrations.