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Social Media Reacts to Trump's Horrifying Address and ... (*Looks Around*) ... This. All Of This

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | March 12, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | March 12, 2020 |


I saw someone on Twitter say last night that HBO is going to make a great 10-hour miniseries about the last six hours, and that sounds about right. In the span of less than an hour last night, Donald Trump gave a disastrous seven-minute speech, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed that they had tested positive for the Coronavirus, the rest of the NBA season was canceled, and Sarah Palin — one of the figures most responsible for our current political situation — was unmasked on The Masked Singer. It was a hell of a night.

The good news is: For those who still hadn’t started worrying, last night probably scared the pants off most of the country (and if last night didn’t do the trick, go read some accounts from hospitals in Italy). Hopefully, that will prompt action before it’s too late. We don’t have a case yet in Maine, and they are shutting down most of the Universities, and I expect that public schools won’t be far behind. I suspect this will be true for everyone, and local and state governments will have to fill the leadership vacuum left by our President, who spoke for 7 terrifying minutes last night, confused everyone and comforted no one.

Thanks to a lack of leadership from a purely self-involved, self-interested man, there is bedlam and confusion right now. Europe had no clue that the ban was coming because our President didn’t bother to communicate with them.

Meanwhile, American citizens abroad were spending mortgage payments on flights to get home before realizing it wasn’t necessary.

Testing is still a shitshow.

This is a terrifying thread right here.

Even Megyn Kelly can’t handle this!

Here’s how bad things are right now: I would give anything to have Jeb Bush leading the country.

Weirdly, the most comforting voice of the last 15 hours may have been … Chet Hanks.

Stay safe out there, folks.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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