Trump Walked Away: Ex-Presidents fill leadership vacuum as Trump disappears during pandemic disaster

Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to get coronavirus vaccine publicly to prove it's safe


CNN: Former United States Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton address the audience during the “Deep From The Heart: One America Appeal Concert” at Reed Arena in this October 21, 2017 file photo in College Station, Texas.


This is what presidential leadership looks like.

As President Donald Trump ignores America’s slide into a tragic winter and obsesses over his false claims of a stolen election, three of his predecessors are volunteering to bare their arms on camera to build confidence in the vaccines that could finally end the pandemic.

The effort by former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, which was reported by CNN’s Jamie Gangel, is sure to infuriate the current commander in chief. Trump is claiming the lion’s share of credit for the unprecedented speed of development of several vaccines — despite his neglect of other aspects of the public health disaster that has killed more than a quarter of a million Americans.

The former presidents are stepping up as America plunges into its toughest battle against Covid-19 before the new vaccines, expected to soon be approved by US regulators, bring deliverance. But there are few signs that the current President is ready to call on the nation to muster for one last fight against the worsening pandemic before the immunizations become available to most Americans.

Trump’s silence comes as his own White House and senior health officials issue their most frightening warnings yet. The recorded daily death toll hit a record of more than 2,800 Wednesday and 100,000 Covid-19 patients — more than ever before — are hospitalized as fears mount of an even worse post-Thanksgiving surge.  read more…

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  1. The way it came down to me, realizing what President Trump was really like, was his sending US troops illegally into Syria to occupy Syria’s oilfields, and winking at Turkey’s aggression in the region. A wealthy Oligarch, preaching an alleged nationalist and populist message, who betrays that message and runs a domestic policy that favors the top 1% and a foreign policy that favors Israel in the Middle East and Fascists elsewhere. Policies that smile at assassinations of officials of foreign governments the US has not declared war against. How could I support him at home in America? I don’t know…

  2. “President Trump’s nominee for a top Pentagon position has sent out a tweet calling for the president to impose martial law and a revote overseen by the U.S. military.

    Scott O’Grady, the president’s pick for an assistant secretary job, also has compared the elections to a ‘coup’ and echoed Trump’s own claim that he won in a ‘landslide,’ despite losing to President-elect Joe Biden by more than 7 million votes.”

    This is out of hand! Both House and senate Armed Services Committees need to denounce this. Trump needs to be removed!

  3. I hope the all the former US presidents will attend the Inauguration of the Biden Administration on January 20, not only as a show of support for our institutions, but also as a collective rebuke of Trump and Trumpism.

  4. You’re right on, Randa. Trump and Republicans in general are the recipients of Sheldon Adelson’s “thirty pieces of silver” and are beholden not only to Israel, but Christian Zionists as well. If you don’t know who they are, they’re a death cult that sees Trump as their ticket to the Rapture. To call them batshit crazy would be an understatement, but the way they see it their warrior messiah is due to come back to the planet Earth any day now to smite the unbelievers. The rest of us will be cinder cakes in a nuclear holocaust. I’m hoping that the US military will refuse to go along with the crazies, but many of them are Dominionists so I don’t know for sure. In any case, may Heaven save us from the wrath of the Christian Zionists.

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