Trump will reap what he sowed with covid

There are many assumptions that we have to make after the White House announced that President Trump tested positive for covid-19. The first is to wonder if this administration is lying about even this.

Surely I’m not the only one that suspects an announcement from the White House is imminent, am I?

I can see Press Secretary Kelly McEnany at the lectern: “They were all praying, cleaning their guns, injecting each other with bleach, and doing more than Joe Biden for the African-American community, when a miracle happened to this President and his Family.” And, amazingly, as usual, she would say it with a straight face.

But assuming it actually is true that he is infected, that he actually had the virus, he gets no sympathy from me. He has played with matches and tried repeatedly to set my country on fire. Now he has a burn and he wants the American people to kiss it. Well, I have suffered burns from his governance; and he’s welcome to kiss mine.

He put our seniors and veterans in danger, refused to lead by policy or example, and now, as more than 200,000 Americans have died and more are dying, will be looking for compassion: a word that isn’t in his personal or policy vocabulary.

This situation reminds me of the story where the boy convicted of murdering his parents asked the trial judge for leniency because he was now an orphan.

Our Judge was clear: Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

R. L. Foster

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