Everyone should encourage our nation’s president to either delay starting his 2020 campaign kickoff or to use it as an opportunity to help unify the nation and to combat a deadly foe, the Covid virus.
Citizens need you, Donald Trump, to help heal a fractured social, economic and political environment and to help us avoid doubling the Covid death count in the weeks ahead.
First, we desperately need you to model best health behavior by wearing a mask. Yes, take it off while you speak, but cover your mouth and nose, a practice that has been and continues to be recommended by health authorities. You know the axiom: Lead by example.
If you must conduct a rally, reserve a football stadium and require attendees to wear face masks and be seated the recommended six feet apart. If you jam together thousands of unmasked fans shouting shoulder-to-shoulder, many may spend time gasping for breath on a hospital bed and unable to vote, even by mail.
Think about it. What an opportunity to disprove the claims that you suffer from personality disorders: that you are conceited and boastful, that you feel a sense of entitlement and that you must always control, always win.
This is your time to shine, Mister President. This is an opportunity to be the leader that we all wished for three years ago.
You have a ready-made and largely supportive audience in an estimated 80 million social media followers. You can illustrate through your tweets how you wish members of the press would report your actions, your decisions, your leadership: Be fair, complete and accurate in your reporting.
Meanwhile, show us how Donald Trump has made America great again by leading and unifying a nation being torn from its social, economic and political moorings.
Begin, Mister President, by wearing a mask.