This week, Donald Trump has been up to some… interesting things. From the demon sperm controversy to part of his beloved Mexican wall being blown away by the wind, Trump’s life is never short of fun moments. By Marta Portocarrero.
Monday: The demon sperm controversy
It all started with Stella Immanuel, a Houston pediatrician who first introduced the term to the broad public on Monday in D.C. during a Tea-Party gathering. She said she believed demon sperm could transmit diseases to women (who have sex with demons in their dreams, obviously.🤷♀️).
This is also the same woman who claims to have found the cure for coronavirus: hydroxychloroquine.
There’s absolutely no scientific evidence to prove this is true, though. The drug is used to treat malaria and can cause heart rhythm problems.
Yet, the sad thing is that Donald Trump retweeted the now-banned video of her speech to his millions of followers; it was the second-most popular video on Facebook and Madonna called the doctor a “hero”.
Monday: Part of the border wall was destroyed
Blame Hannah, the hurricane that left a trail of destruction along the Texas coast and… knocked down part of Donald’s Trump beloved US-Mexico border wall.
What a Monday.😅
Tuesday: Trump “realised” that “nobody” likes him
When asked about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s absence at the coronavirus daily briefings, Donald Trump had a short moment of self-reflection and mused about his health official’s approval rating.
Fauci has “got a very good approval rating and I like that”, he told reporters. And Fauci was working with the administration, “so why don’t I have a very high approval rating?” he wondered out loud.
“But nobody likes me,” he said. “It can only be my personality, that’s all.” 😂.
Wednesday: Feds will leave Portland
It seems after weeks of protests, Trump is ready to withdraw federal security from Portland, Oregon.
But there’s one condition: local police will need to protect federal buildings, the focal point of unrest.
On the 4th of July, federal security was sent to Portland to protect buildings that were targeted in protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.
But their “modus operandi” has been criticised, especially when footage emerged of demonstrators being grabbed off the street by federal officers and forced into unmarked cars.
They’re now about to leave, but on Twitter (where else would he make an official statement?!) Trump warned: “If the Mayor and Governor do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!”
Thursday: American troops will also leave Germany
Trump announced that the US will withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany. About 6,400 will return home and the rest will be deployed to countries, such as Italy and Belgium.
Apparently, this is because Germany has failed to meet Nato targets on defence spending.
However, the opposition considered the move a “gift to Russia”. They argue that by withdrawing his commitment from Europe’s defence, Trump is just encouraging Russia’s aggression and opportunism.
Thursday: Elections might be delayed
For Trump postal vote = fraud, so on Twitter he raised the possibility of delaying November’s US Presidential Election 2020 “until people can properly, securely and safely vote.”
Nothing has been officially confirmed yet… We’ll have to wait and see.
We hope you’ve been having a more peaceful week!☺️