Studies in Moral Surrender: Mike Pence.

Donald Trump is of course more than deserving of a continual barrage of well- earned criticism. He is without a shadow of doubt the most catastrophic individual to ever occupy the Oval Office. We here at TipNation have then rightly been very vocal in our disparaging of the president. This has meant that vice-president Mike Pence has largely avoided our scorn. Until now.

Pence has today penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in which he lavishly praises Trump for his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. Of course, such fawning over Trump we have long come to expect from Pence. He surrendered his soul, and his backbone, to the cult of Trump many years ago now.

However, what makes Pence’s op-ed particularly alarming is that he also makes the startling assertion that the Trump administration is “winning the fight against Coronavirus” and that the threat of a “second wave” of the virus was being overplayed by the media. Which are both utterly spectacular falsehoods that Trump’s number one stooge is expecting the American people to lap up.

Except the American people are no dummies and they see through this complete charade.

On the same day, Florida, Texas and Arizona each announced thousands of new Coronavirus cases. Oklahoma, Oregon and Nevada each reported their highest single-day spike in Coronavirus cases yet. Here’s the thing, Pence is right about the second wave – but for all the wrong reasons. We are still firmly in the midst of the first wave, so that would imply there can’t even be a second wave until the first one is over!

Add to that Trump again asserting that the only reason Coronavirus numbers are going up is because of more testing (and by extension of that logic, fewer tests mean fewer cases), when cases of being hospitalized because of the virus are actually presently increasing, then you get to see a very suspect pattern being formed. Medical experts are appalled and are calling this out for what it is – dangerous nonsense.