Trump Would Leave Americans Behind

For those who can’t see the graphic, Donald Trump (The Donald) tweeted: “The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!”

What a bloody noble bastard he is, right? No good deed goes unpunished!

He’s speaking, of course, about the decision to have Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol (Americans who heroically risked their lives to assist with the Ebola crisis in West Africa) come back to be treated here in the good old U.S. of A. You know, where we have a funny old ethos about valuing human life and not leaving heroes behind if we can help it. Usually. Unless icky germs and human suffering might be occurring—if you’re a privileged ignoramus like Trump, who has been bloviating about the risks in a nice public snit about how “leaders” are crazy to want to treat sick people.

If there were a global pandemic, it really might behoove us to know something about treating this illness, would it not? That’s not so crazy. From a humanitarian point of view, saving human lives because this disease can be beaten is not crazy, either. And of course, Trump is a public spectacle of walking derp, from his Birther flirting to his weird obsession against windmills, and it’s probably just silly of me to point out that he’s, once again, flagrantly wrong and fact-averse.

Except that people take this guy seriously enough that his name was bruited about for a presidential run once upon a time. So I would very much like to point out that he’s uniquely unqualified, not just because he doesn’t bother to know things, like the state of the art care that a mere two Ebola patients can be given in isolation here as opposed to the over-taxed situation they would have been in if left where they were.  And we’ve dealt with this kind of infection before here in the states. It’s not an “end of the world” scenario. It is medical treatment of people in real need that we probably can help—two of them. Two heroic American people.

It’s because he would let them die, because ugh. Diseases are gross. This is the thinking of an immature, selfish person at best. You know who else goes to “far away places to help out”? Like, diplomatic staff at consulates and embassies. Our soldiers. Suffer the consequences? Trump suffers the consequences of being Trump, but maybe he could stand to go off to a faraway place for awhile! In other words—anyone still interested in his political future should take a hard look at…this.

(X-posted at Strangely Blogged.)

Posted by Vixen Strangely on 08/02/14 at 09:40 PM • Permalink

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I can see people’s fear of Ebola patients coming to the U.S.- the media sensationalizes everything and Ebola has been portrayed as “body exploding 100% deathrate” disease for decades now.  If the media would cover the precautions that are being taken to contain the pathogens, it should help.  Also, the best place to study the virus and its progress is the vicinity of the CDC.  Maybe, for once, progress can be made in treatment, hopefully a cure can be found.

D.T. seems to have issues:

In case you weren’t aware, Trump hates shaking hands. In his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback, he wrote, “One of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this terrible custom seems to get. I happen to be a clean hands freak. I feel much better after I thoroughly wash my hands, which I do as much as possible.”

Just guessing germs aren’t the Donald’s real issue, ‘though he’s acting it out well.

I am no expert on the rights of US citizens… but if Brantly and Writebol choose to fly home to the US, and if the hospital staff are keen to treat their colleagues, then I suspect that Trump doesn’t get a say in the matter.

Trump’s too stupid to understand that the high death rate of Ebola has to do with the fact that most people who get it are in places where health care is rudimentary at best.  That these two individuals were in such a place trying to provide better than rudimentary care and thus put their own lives at risk shows them to be individuals of much, much higher worth than this multi-bankrupted, tribble be-topped blowhard.

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