Arizona AG sends cease and desist order to Phoenix church with magic air that hosted Trump – By Daily Kos Staff (AlterNet) / June 28 2020
If anyone thought things were bad in Arizona, and they are, just wait another week or two, when we’ll begin to see the results of 3,000 mostly unmasked young people, who had attended a Trump gabfest, going out into the community. Home to mom and dad, over to grandma’s place, back to work at the fast food joint or out with friends.
Put that many people shoulder to shoulder, hooting and hollering, back-slapping and hand-shaking for hours, and it’s a good bet that some people will die who should not have—all because a sick narcissist who won’t wear a mask insisted on a stage. And for what? To spew racist bullshit.
I’ve said before that Trump’s May 5 visit to a Phoenix mask factory where, natch, he went mask-free, was the start of our recent unpleasantness. Crawling as far up Trump’s arse as he could, Gov. Ducey used the limelight to announce that Arizona would open sooner and bigger than planned, even though epidemiologists opposed the move.
Right on cue, two weeks after Trump left Phoenix the deadly red line skyrocketed northward and has not slowed—mostly because the state never had an adequate stay-at-home order in place, relying instead on a business-friendly voluntary version that trusted bars, restaurants, stores, and people to do the right thing. Too many didn’t. At the same time, for a while Arizona was ranked last in the nation in testing. It still sucks. So now there are few tools in place to “flatten” anything quickly, which means the nightmare that hospitals and caregivers are already experiencing is only going to get worse.