If I told you whom I had this conversation with, I’d have to kill you. But this was in fact my conversation tonight. Let me know if you’ve had similar conversations.
This person suspects Trump is faking his corona virus infection. And this person is deadly serious. In earlier conversations, I thought she was mostly joking. And I thought it was funny. I laughed so much harder tonight knowing this person was serious. And this person has evolved beyond suspicion to confidence in her theory.
I laughed so hard on the phone with this person. With everything going on, from the world’s problems to my own dire straights, it felt good to laugh like I did. Seemingly daft conjecture became deeply inane and devolved into plausible supposition on par with a debate on the reality of professional wrestling. By the end of our call, I was left wondering if it was me who was daft.
Tell me what you think. Trump is at a military hospital where he controls the staff as commander-in-chief. The show of white coats on CNN today, failing miserably at transparency, could not have been manufactured back at the White House. Where, I might add, Melania is ducking out of the show. Trump knows he is hopelessly behind in the polls, and can’t possibly dodge that fact he’s responsible for the untimely deaths of nearly a quarter million Americans. What else to do other than become part of the problem he can’t solve by becoming infected himself?
It’s brilliant, except for one small detail, and my brother pointed this out to me when brought into the fray. His administration is too inept to pull off such a clever plan. That is indeed a good point.
And I myself? I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, and this is no different. I do love the fanciful possibilities. If Lance Armstrong was an American tragedy, Trump is an American soap opera. His one true success may have been in reality TV, but the ebb and flow he injects into the news cycle reminds me more of a TV drama.
I don’t know. Professional wrestling is fake. Trump is fake. What are the odds his illness is fake? After I ended the conversation and hung up the phone, I wasn’t exactly sure what I believed, or why I was laughing.
Jed Perkins said:
Weird times man. I saw this earlier today on Twitter
“So funny. I was just talking about this with a friend who is convinced Trump is already dead. He said they’re pulling a Weekend at Bernie’s on us. I said, no it’d’d be more like Dave. For the record, I don’t think he’s dead”
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Ed Mahoney said:
I love this. Just when I think I have a funny story, someone one-ups me and declares him dead.
You are assuming that he was ever actually alive, and not a government-created hologram intended to keep us in turmoil. Or–yes, a Russian government-created hologram. All of which seems plausible, considering we have fallen for this fake “pandemic” nonsense. We get the government we deserve; and when we deserve one this bad, science and technology are the only solutions. Nature alone could not have gotten us here.
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Ed Mahoney said:
My sensibilities are so fatigued, I can see how you might be right about Trump never having existed. And it’s totally aligned with other Russian misinformation campaigns. But the notion that nature alone could not have taken us here is interesting. 2020 is so effed up, only man could have done this.
I don’t believe in conspiracy theories either. They are a dime a dozen and many are probably cooked up to keep us confused and not believing anything.
I did think his diagnosis may be fake just so he could miraculously recover using some un-proven drug.
But you are right. His admin could never keep a secret like that.
I gotta tell you, I’m surprised how many prominent people like Chris Christie seem to have had a full recovery. Herman Caine died but everyone else seems to be doing fine.