Those who hoped Trump’s tyrannical threat passed when he left the White House on January 20 have been disappointed. Every day, the ex-President propagates lies that the election was stolen. In Arizona, his fans are holding a sham recount in a state he lost. Trump seems to be preparing a new run for president in 2024. And Republican state lawmakers are passing legislation that makes it harder for Democrats to vote and easier to steal elections.
A lot of people in Washington keep saying that recent revelations show how close the US came to disaster after the election. That’s only part of the story. Trump’s unhinged, malicious behavior actually shows the danger he will pose if he ever again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.
Dying for politics
Vaccine skepticism is one thing. Actively suppressing the lifesaving doses is another. But that’s what’s happening in the US.
Conservative TV shows are meanwhile packed night after night with misinformation about vaccines. Some hosts say they don’t work. Others claim falsely that Biden is sending teams door to door to forcibly vaccinate people. The voluntary government vaccine effort is being compared to the Taliban, the Nazis, East Germany and a form of “medical apartheid.”
But this isn’t a game. Critics discredit vaccines that could save almost everybody’s lives, since more than 99% of those now dying from the disease are unvaccinated. With infections skyrocketing, it looks like thousands will perish for politics.