US President Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed germaphobe, but when it comes to making the entire America endorse germaphobia for a while, he isn’t doing that good a job.
Highlights! Donald Trump needs to learn a thing or two about Germaphobia from The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper
- Trump’s Ignorance Has Penalties He Can’t Pay
- The True Face Of A Germaphobe
- Trump’s Delay Means The Entire World Will Pay
- What He Did And What Should Have Been Done
- What Donald Trump Can Learn From Sheldon Cooper
The world is struggling to tackle the biggest threat to humanity in the 21st century with the nCOVID-19 or the novel Coronavirus now a pandemic. The responsibility to ensure that we break the chain of infection falls on each one of us. But the onus of saving the world falls on Donald Trump’s shoulders more than anyone. Trump is the leader of the world’s richest and most powerful country and his actions are imbibed by millions.
However, his germaphobic tendencies are totally in contrast to what would be expected from such a freak. In fact, its quite the opposite. POTUS pretends to know it all but his words and actions account for foolery of the highest order more often than not. In fact, we believe he needs some lessons in precautionary measures against viral infections from another well-renowned germaphobe, a certain Sheldon Cooper, from the hit show The Big Bang Theory.
Trump’s Ignorance Has Penalties He Can’t Pay
When announcing the Coronavirus National Emergency forcing unprecedented lockdown of the United States of America, Donald Trump could stop shaking hands – a strict no-no in the prescribed measures for social distancing. He shook hands with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, Walgreens President Richard Ashworth, and CVS Health executive vice president Thomas Moriarty right in front of the cameras for millions to see.
Such instances have medical experts furious with the President and scathing about his ignorance and lack of agency. His critics opine that as a leader who should give the right direction to his followers, Trump has come short in both action and words in his Coronavirus response. Calling him the “wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time”, they call him “uniquely unqualified” for the Oval Office in these testing times. Instead, he could have just put on the TV a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory and learnt some tips from Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper.
The True Face Of A Germaphobe
Politically speaking, what the Coronavirus outbreak has done is thrown Donald Trump’s weaknesses out in the open. His last 4 years in office and decades before it has a history of laughing off scientific facts and opinions of experts. In 2018, he decommissioned the pandemic-specialist global health security team on the National Security Council. In fact, reports suggest that US intelligence agencies warned President Trump of a possible pandemic in 2019, but he hardly paid heed.
In the past, he has called Climate Change a controversy and a hoax, showed support for random conspiracy theorists and even called coronavirus as the “new Democrat hoax”. Around the end of February, he claimed the cases of infection in the US to be “close to zero”. He also made a fake prophecy that the novel coronavirus strain that has scientists across the world in splits would die out as spring arrives with warm weather. He also claimed that a vaccine would arrive much sooner than is possible, and criminally compared the new virus to the common influenza when it’s 10x more dangerous.
Trump’s Delay Has Cost The World
When the outbreak was its peak in China, Trump couldn’t have acted in a more selfish way. Consumed by impeachment proceedings and re-election bid, he downplayed the impending crisis. Trying to further solidify his newfound friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping after years of Trade War, Trump praised him ensuring the outbreak was totally under control. It wasn’t and spread ferociously to other countries.
Then comes his decision of not taking up the WHO-approved German-made diagnostic test which has been crucial for countries in controlling the spread. The lukewarm and ignorant response from the US was taken as an example by the rest of the world. Majority of the countries hit are reeling due to laxity and gross negligence. The response by the US has been worse than China, South Korea, Iran and Italy.
What He Did And What Sheldon Would Have Done?
Just like the Paris Climate Accord, Trump ripped apart much of the pandemic preparedness infrastructure that his successor Barack Obama had put in place. His spite is now costing the world grievously. Even when the Wall Street reacted to the outbreak with a 1000-point plunge, he instructed his aids to downplay the sentiment on national TV.
Why we say that Donald Trump should learn from Sheldon Cooper? Well, because he takes infections extremely seriously. To an extent where pleasing people close to him doesn’t even come in the way. He doesn’t eat food that is touched. He is always on the lookout for places with germs and banishes people who do not take infections seriously.
So while Donald Trump may keep on saying “We’re doing a great job.” and “Just stay calm. It will go away.”, it won’t and will probably get worse. This is why we need the leader of the world’s most powerful country to take cue on being a proper germaphobic first from the Caltech genius Sheldon Cooper and only then tell us that it’s going to be okay.
Lead by example POTUS! You’re disappointing the entire globe.
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