Donald Trump hosts maskless indoor events with hundreds of attendees as the number of COVID deaths in America tops about 3,000 a day – and is likely to continue to increase in the coming days and weeks.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow outlined the worrying divide between White House behavior and the growing US deaths and infections.
"We have suffered more than 3,000 deaths a day for several days," said the MSNBC host. "You wouldn't know from the behavior of the White House and the President."
With more than 3,000 Americans dying from COVID every day, Trump is hosting maskless indoor events at the White House. #maddow pic.twitter.com/IpAYOunjDN
– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) December 11, 2020
Today was the second day in a row that more than 3,000 Americans died within 24 hours, according to the numbers from the COVID Tracking Project. 3,000 Americans die in one day. 3,067 Americans die today. That's more than double the number of people killed in the sinking of the Titanic, isn't it? But that's only today. And we have suffered more than 3,000 deaths a day for several days. You wouldn't know from the behavior of the White House and the President. The President is hosting an indoor congress ball tonight at the White House. Nobody really expects people to wear masks or to be socially distant. Why not? You weren't at the packed Hanukkah party at the White House last night, where the president was talking about how he'll win re-election. At the indoor party of the 200-strong Foreign Ministry, most of the people wore no masks or social distancing. That was also the night before last.
Trump doesn't even pretend to care anymore
Donald Trump is set to leave the White House in 41 days after losing last month's presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden.
With no choice on the horizon, his behavior suggests that he cannot even pretend to care about the American people, even those who supported him.
Rather than working tirelessly to get this deadly virus under control with the amount of time he's left in office, Trump simply ignores it and enjoys the office's trappings while he still can – no matter how many lives he puts at risk.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.