Category Archives: Health

Trump promises to permanently eliminate the funding mechanism for Social Security and Medicare if reelected

The past few days have been absolutely fucking nuts. Donald Trump promised to defund Social Security and Medicare if reelected, accelerated his work to destroy the U.S. Postal Service in advance of the 2020 election, and once again claimed wrongly that it was him, and not Barack Obama, who signed “Vetrans Choice” into law. Oh […]

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I thought we could discuss Trump’s new health plan today — the one he promised to have signed into law yesterday — but apparently it doesn’t exist yet… In Trump’s defense, he’s only had 3.5 years.

Before the election in 2016, Donald Trump promised the American people “something terrific” to replace the Affordable Care Act. “You’re going to have such great health care, at a tiny fraction of the cost — and it’s going to be so easy,” he said. Of course, it never came to fruition. Now in office for […]

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Today in Stupid America: Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert gets diagnosed with COVID-19, says he probably got it because he was wearing a mask

During our present pandemic, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, a diehard supporter of Donald Trump, has prided himself on not following public health guidance. And, not just that, but he’s known to have berated members of his staff for wearing masks in his office. Well, news broke today that Gohmert has COVID-19. And word has it […]

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As public health officials plead with Americans to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19, Donald Trump shares debunked videos of “demon sex” doctor claiming that masks aren’t necessary

Yesterday, Facebook took down a video which was full of debunked claims about COVID-19. Shortly thereafter, Donald Trump began sharing clips from the same video with his 84.2 million followers on Twitter. Among other things, “experts” quoted in the video argue that masks don’t stop the spread of the disease, and that the antimalarial drug […]

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On a day that the U.S. recorded over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Donald Trump tweets that we’re doing “well” and reiterates that the infectious disease will soon “disappear”

Both of these tweets were posted on the same day — July 21, 2020. In the first, the President of the United States, without offering any evidence to back up his claim, brags about how “well” we’re handling the COVID-19 pandemic compared with other countries. In the second, the New York Times reports that, once […]

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