Forgive me if I’m not convinced of his commitment to kids. 1/
Until Trump it would have seemed you’d have to try pretty hard not to be pro-kid. Not anymore. 2/
Is it (a) his indifference to renewing children’s health insurance & trying to get rid of the ACA which ensures millions of kids? 3/
All it took was a phone call & some money from the NRA for Trump to decide what a child’s life is worth. 4/
Yeah that seems...so shameful it makes me stomach hurt & makes my eyes tear. With anger. 5/
The CDC comes out with guidelines to try to open schools safely. Putting kids first, Trump said they were too expensive & too onerous.7/
So safety— maybe not what’s driving him. 8/
Since he’s decided not to run on dealing with the virus (that would take work), he plans to run on job growth off this low base. 9/
You want to remove a Civil War stature? WELL, YOU’RE ANTI-HISTORY!
You want to look at the data before you send kids back to school? WELL, YOU’RE ANTI SCHOOL! 11/
His life philosophy is all pleasure, no pain. 12/
In TX, there were 1335 TX cases from daycare, including 441 kids. 15/
Here’s the answer: we really don’t know. We don’t.
Of course we want kids at school but a pretty good tell is that the president isn’t interested in the data anyway. 17/
So what’s changed since then? 19/
Is that enough for a hot spot? Is that a good risk for your kids? For you? For teachers? 20/
@JaimePrimak asked me today what the hell happens when the Coronavirus email inevitably goes out? That half the teachers are out? A kid is in the hospital? 21/
But we don’t know why yet & that’s not extremely comforting.22/
Ahhh. You know the word. They’re adults. They’re underpaid. They frequently buy supplies out of their own pocket. 23/
The president and a few governors want this to be a political wedge regardless of who’s at risk. 24/
Maybe they will miss some math. And maybe they will learn real human compassion.
Maybe they will miss some history.
And maybe they will live some history. 28/
And maybe they will spend more time with their parents looking up at the stars.
Maybe they will teach us how to work and gain self-esteem.
And we will learn what Tic Toc is? 29/