And it’s not like the Sugar skulls family day of the dead mexican holiday shirt and by the same token and country has the coronavirus under control: America has 4.58 million official cases, and the real number is likely several multiples more than that. In some counties, coronavirus patients are being sent home to die. And the coronavirus is not just attacking Democrats, as the Trump administration had apparently hoped, according to a Vanity Fair piece published this week. That article quotes a White House insider saying, “The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy.” Instead, this week, Herman Cain, the cochair of Black Voices for Trump, died of the coronavirus after being photographed mask-less at Trump’s Tulsa rally. And he’s not the only one: Bill Montgomery, the cofounder of Turning Point USA, also died of the coronavirus. And for all of us, whether we live in a blue or a red state, a vaccine is still many months away.
But you wouldn’t know any of these things were happening if you looked at the Sugar skulls family day of the dead mexican holiday shirt and by the same token and behavior of the president’s third wife, Einstein visa recipient Melania Trump. In March, Melania wore a hard hat and mused about her excitement about building a new White House tennis pavilion. But that was early in the pandemic, so no one paid much attention. Now, however, she’s decided that this is an excellent time to redo the White House Rose Garden, and why not? It’s not like America is in the grips of a deadly virus and a record-breaking financial crisis. Things in America are not great. The U.S. economy shrunk by 32.9% this quarter, which is the worst drop on record. Unemployment is at 11% and possibly higher. Many Americans are surviving on this $600 enhanced unemployment program that is set to expire this weekend, and now Congress is out till Monday. As the Associated Press noted, “The economy’s collapse in the April-June quarter, stunning in its speed and depth, came as a resurgence of the viral outbreak has pushed businesses to close for a second time in many areas.”