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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 08:54 PM

Trump planned on spending $250M to give Santa Clauses vaccines before Americans

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Trump planned on spending $250M to give Santa Clauses vaccines before Americans
Walter Einenkel
Daily Kos Staff
Sunday October 25, 2020 · 1:15 PM EDT


The Trump administration is a few things: it’s fascistic, it’s xenophobic, it’s white supremacist, it’s corrupt, and it is incompetent. The last part of this is a common trait in dens filled with thieves. In some respects it is the saving grace of this regime, as their ability to truly overthrow our democracy has mostly been hampered by their general incompetence. Even the administration’s egregiously obvious attempts to bribe Americans into voting against everybody’s best interests fall flat, because they aren’t very good at anything that doesn’t have to do with the short-term thinking of lining their own pockets. Best people and all of that.

Tragically, the other side of this incompetence is their inability to even muster up the most basic of functioning governmental infrastructures. This has led to, as of this story’s writing, 225,000 dead Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lacking response to the growing global pandemic, due to both cowardice and egomania, has been well-documented. But the Wall Street Journal has just reported a new level of low: details of the Trump administration’s plans on how to promote reopening the United States by using Santa Clauses, while not protecting first responders.

According to the WSJ, this coronavirus ad campaign would have cost taxpayers $250,000,000, and was being coordinated by the Department of Health and Human Services. Titled “Covid 19 Public Health and Reopening America Public Service Announcements and Advertising Campaign,” the plan would have offered a deal where Santa Claus performers would receive early vaccines—like before the rest of the American public early—in order to get out there and bring the Christmas cheer to consumers Americans.

This was a part of the big push, using celebrities like Dennis Quaid to make public service announcements in an effort, like with every effort this administration makes, to make themselves look responsive to our national crisis. The deal, like every other deal Trump and his minions have pretended to make, has fallen through. A HHS spokesperson told the WSJ that Alex Azar had no knowledge of this little plan.

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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/25/1989448/-Trump-administration-planned-to-spend-250M-to-give-mall-Santas-early-vaccines-to-promote-reopening

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:29 PM

1. The gauntlet is thrown

Okay, Borowitz and the Onion, try to top that!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:30 PM

2. What about the elves?

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:00 PM

3. Satire is dead.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 11:27 PM

4. Sanity clause? There is no sanity clause.

Everybody knows that

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:07 AM

5. Just one more instance of this most inept administration trying to script a reality show

because none of them has a clue about what the real job of a Presidential Administration is all about.

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