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Just a Heads Up
First, an apology: I am really tired of writing about Donald Trump. Also thinking about him, listening to him, watching him, and having him be my President. Last week was an exception because I felt it was important to point out that he is a second degree murderer tens of thousands of times over. Sorry, but that needed to be said. And now, this week, I feel it’s vital to public safety that I speak out again. Therefore, I am sorry once again, but I have to sound the alarm. So…

Just a heads up. Donald Trump is not taking hydroxychloroquine (pronounced hydroxychloroquine — or, if you like, HCQ). He says he is, but that is a lie. Big globs of plaque are accumulating inside his blood vessels from eating all those Big Macs with extra fries. Plus, he’s morbidly obese. The FDA says that people in that condition are in the high-risk group for whom taking HCQ could lead to cardiomyopathy, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation.

Okay, I don’t know what those are either, but I do know something about the other possible side effect mentioned by the FDA: death. Do we really think an all-in narcissist like him (much less an ordinary sane person) would take such a risk? No, but you see, your president wants to prove that Dr. Rick Bright is a stupid-head. Bright is the whistleblower — and our top-line expert on vaccines until he was demoted for refusing to promote HCQ before it was properly tested. And here’s the proof, Trump is saying: I’m in the high-risk group, and I’m taking it. And I’m fine. So this guy’s wrong, and I’m right. So don’t believe anything he says. Believe me.

Except don’t, because Trump is lying, and he’s lying just to score a bogus rhetorical point against someone who had the temerity to disagree with him. The larger question, though, is why he is promoting HCQ in the first place. It is likely to be ineffective and dangerous. What’s the point in flogging it after the FDA has already weighed in?

My answer to that is a bit more theoretical, but hear me out. In addition to being a compulsive liar, Trump is a fantasist. He spins fantasies to gull his audiences and please himself. The liar in him, however, wants to take those fantasies a step further. Trump insists that the stuff he makes up is actually true. He likes the HCQ fantasy because it would lift him out of his current fix by providing a cure for COVID-19. It’s not true, but wouldn’t it be great (for him) if it were?

All he needs is some proof for his claim. His lie about taking it himself might provide a little, but he needs more. He’s not really taking it, as we have said, because that would be foolish and arguably courageous (neither of which he is). But he doesn’t mind if you think he’s taking it…or even if you take it yourself, plaque-lined arteries or not. He’s not the test subject who is voluntarily taking HCQ, but he wants you to be. You know, in case it could actually work. Without killing you…and that’s what he demands to be true.

So just a heads up, because we have to keep reminding ourselves. Trump is lying because that’s what he does. He’ll risk your life to win an argument or to turn his followers into guinea pigs or simply on a whim.

You’ve been warned. Again.

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