Trump Says That People Are Tired Of The Virus. Well, No Shit.

Tara Lyn Mallick
Fourth Wave
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2 min readOct 19, 2020

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Donald Trump called his campaign staff today and said that Dr. Anthony Fauci, is a “disaster” and an “idiot.” He said that people are tired of the virus.

Well, no shit.

Everyone is tired of this. My coworker just got diagnosed. One of my best friends has it. A friend’s grandma just died from it last week. My son can’t go to school, I am working from home. We had to cancel our dream trip to Rome. Friends have lost jobs and my disabled clients are isolated and depressed.

I AM SO TIRED OF THIS.

But, you know what? You know what I do so that I don’t have to be tired of it anymore? I wear a fucking mask. I stopped going to restaurants. I stopped attending weddings with 200 people. I keep a safe distance from others. I certainly do not attend motorcycle rallies with 375,000 other people in South Dakota.

Wisconsin is my neighbor state and is one of the biggest hot zones in America for COVID. Weekly, I hear business-owning Trump supporters in Wisconsin complaining about restaurants and bars closing. Bitching about how the economy is hurting. You know what would get our economy back on track?

IF PEOPLE WORE FUCKING MASKS AND LISTENED TO SCIENTISTS.

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Tara Lyn Mallick
Fourth Wave

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