Saying “Trump deserves Covid” sounds like every other lunatic rant about the wrath of God visited upon those who have transgressed.
The news that Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center has been met by a wave of vicious sentiment from the left.
Under the auspice that Trump is solely responsible for the over 200,000 Americans who have as yet succumbed to the virus since the epidemic began, high-profile Democrats have celebrated the news as Trump’s just deserts.
“I hope he dies,” isn’t uncommon either.
Democrats are getting dangerously far out onto thin ice with public statements to the effect of “Trump got what he deserved”. Say Trump’s is a mild case and he quickly recovers to tout current treatments for COVID-19? “See, everyone,” Trump might say, “I got it, took it seriously, got treatment, and now I’m fine.”
Is that “what he deserves”, too?
Of course, he could die. COVID-19 can be fatal, and as mass media outlets have been frequently reminding America, Trump is in a high-risk mortality group. Still, that “high mortality risk” designation means Trump has a 94.6% chance of making a full recovery, according to the latest data from the CDC.
What if it turns out that Trump got it from the debates?
In addition, what will celebrants of Trump’s diagnosis do when the inevitable happens? Whatever steps they take to protect themselves, a high-profile Democrat will eventually get COVID-19. Did they deserve it, too?
What about all the other people around the world who have contracted COVID-19 since the epidemic began? Plenty of sufferers have “done everything right,” and still contracted this extremely contagious virus. Did they all deserve it?
Decades ago, controversial televangelist Jerry Fallwell Sr. called the AIDS epidemic the “wrath of God” on gay people; a punishment, righteously served.
“AIDS is the wrath of God upon homosexuals,” said Falwell. “AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals; it's is God’s punishment…