In a sea of absurdity, narcissism, and incompetence, it’s almost impossible to pick one topic to write about. Almost. The SARS-CoV-2 virus  that’s engulfing the globe is a pandemic with consequences not yet fully appreciated by many. I understand that. Not everyone is an epidemiologist or works for the CDC. What is incomprehensible is the arrogance of the president that has accelerated turning a bad situation into a terrible situation. Earlier, decisive actions by the administration may have avoided the death toll we will inevitably see. But then, Trump is all show and no substance – he is the Potemkin President. In times of crisis we need substance.
Is that a fair criticism? Maybe these images will help answer that question.
The graph below shows the growth of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Note that cases outside of China started their rise in the third week of February.  Incredibly, Trump has been on his Mar a Lago golf course five times since February 1st – twice in March.  Is it any wonder that some have made the obvious comparison between Trump and Nero? As the pandemic has been raging, Trump has been golfing.
March 8 – Golf, revelry, and tweets
The WHO status report on March 8 (above) showed the extent of the distribution of the virus with 105,586 confirmed cases in over 100 countries.  However, those grim statistics didn’t dissuade Trump from playing golf that day at Mar a Lago with members of the Washington Nationals. 
The president had plenty of time to pose with pitcher Patrick Corbin. 
If golf is Trump’s fiddle, then Twitter is his bow.
Why let a pandemic get in the way of your tweeting. One must keep their priorities in order – never miss an opportunity to promulgate your delusions of greatness and take a swipe at the Fake News Media at the same time. 
Not surprisingly, the well-read and great-brained president has no clue what Scavino’s Tweet  means. Sad! Who needs to understand history when you’re convinced you’re always making it? On that one thing I would agree. Trump IS making history – as the president who golfed and tweeted while a pandemic burned through the country.