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There have been, by my count, three major superspreader moments within the White House, or among White House staff and allies. The first was the sad Nazi rally in Tulsa, which was billed as Donald Trump’s big return to Nazi-rally campaigning. Few people wore masks and there were many infections around that event, including many on Mike Pence’s staff, Kimberly Guilfoyle (Don’s girlfriend) and Hermann Cain (who later died from corona-complications). Then there was the White House superspreader event in late September for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. That was the big one – Donald Trump, Melania Trump, assorted Nazi Barbies, Chris Christie and tons of others tested positive in the days and weeks following that event.

And it still wasn’t enough to get all of these a–holes to wear masks and social-distance. After spending the last month in various crowded airport hangars, it’s little shock that everyone around Trump seems to be getting Covid. Over the weekend, we learned that the White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is out with the virus (lol) and on Monday, we learned that HUD Secretary Ben Carson is also now corona-positive. Both Meadows and Carson attended Trump’s Election Night Nazi party last Tuesday. The NY Times reports that “five other White House officials also tested positive for the virus in the days before and after Election Day.”

In reading all of the post-mortems of the 2020 campaigns, I’ve been struck by how much of the Biden campaign hinged on Trump screwing up the pandemic so badly. People within the Democratic Party even questioned the wisdom of Biden’s cautious approach towards rallies and social distancing, but I absolutely think Biden was proved right. Speaking of, President-Elect Joe Biden announced his Coronavirus Task Force yesterday and he put an emphasis on the biggest common-sense solution out there: WEAR A DAMN MASK. (PS… isn’t it just so nice to have a boring president-elect who talks in full sentences and is sensible and wonky?)

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