“Elite Republicans have trouble accepting that they cannot purchase a reprieve from this pandemic — in part because a foundational premise of the elite Republican worldview is that the wealthy can always buy immunity from whatever befalls the herd.”
It’s not that they think they are immune, they think they can buy their way into safety. And that explains this:
No one he knows or cares about is impacted, so eff the suckers and losers who are.
UPDATE 1: Axios Alert!
Several Trump advisers are utterly perplexed by the president’s decision today to pull Republicans out of coronavirus stimulus negotiations.
- “You have to try to be this politically inept,” a campaign adviser told Axios’ Jonathan Swan. “What is going on in the White House? Where is Mark Meadows?”
- One GOP lawmaker told Axios’ Alayna Treene that this is “a gift” for Pelosi.