“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?”
The jacket first lady Melania Trump wore on a June 2018 visit to a McAllen, Texas, detention center holding immigrant children separated from their parents was unforgettable.
Months later, she said she wore the jacket to send a message to “the people and the left-wing media” who were criticizing her. But the damage was done. The jab at her critics just happened to be a perfect slogan for the Trump administration’s attitude toward anyone who doesn’t cheer him on, proven over and over again through policy and rhetoric.
It might as well be Donald Trump’s slogan for the remainder of his presidency.
As I write this, COVID-19 has claimed more than 246,000 lives in the United States in the last 10 months. More than 11 million cases have been reported during that time, and they’re accumulating at an average of more than 155,000 new cases per day.
In the last two weeks, the global increase in coronavirus cases was 16%. In the U.S., it was 82%. Wisconsin is the fourth-highest state by measure of total cases per 100,000 people, and a recent New York Times analysis determined that we are "the state that has unraveled the fastest."
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