USA Today Writer Bury COVID Dead Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago
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In a USA Today opinion-piece, writer Jason Sattler suggested the country should bury the 500,000 who have succumbed to COVID-19 at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as “a just monument to the Trump presidency.”

“Let’s bury the dead at Mar-a-Lago,” wrote Sattler. “This small measure of justice would have an obvious historical precedent.”

“Arlington, the former home of Robert E. Lee that is now Arlington National Cemetery, became a final resting place for Union soldiers in the spring 1864 — after 82,000 soldiers died in one month of fighting. Who could argue this wasn’t a just punishment?”

The op-ed writer continued: “Lee’s treachery was obvious. Trump’s crimes against his country, however, are far more devious, and continue as he remains dedicated to undermining our democracy. The ex-president tried to refuse to give up his power, even after he was defeated in a fair election.”

According to WND, Sattler’s comparison of Robert E. Lee and former President Donald Trump is shaky at best.

The columnist very clearly tried to paint Trump as an evil man, writing that he attempted to undermine American democracy, rather than question the integrity of the election — which was apparently OK when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election.

Sattler explained that Trump’s “incitement against Congress” is inseparable from his “monstrous approach to the pandemic.”

The phrase “actively took steps” implies that Trump, for one reason or another, consciously decided to spread the coronavirus, intentionally endangering millions. This simply isn’t true.

Trump should have taken the coronavirus more seriously, but it’s an inconsistent and frankly false sentiment to assert that he willingly tried to infect his followers with the virus.

Image Credit: Mandel Ngan, AFP via Getty Image, and iStock

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