The next six counterproductive steps Trump will take to fight the coronavirus
PRESIDENT Trump has already advised Americans to keep going to work and banned Europeans who don’t speak English. What will he get wrong next?
Announcing shortages on live TV
Trump uses his next presidential address to announce the items that are running out and which Americans should stock up on immediately, causing riots and the burning of shops within an hour of broadcast.
Demanding Americans shake hands to prove they’re virus-free
Trump brings in mandatory handshakes to prove Americans are coronavirus-free before they are allowed to access mass transport or food shops, proclaiming that if you’re infection-free, you’ve nothing to fear. Infection rates jump 3,500 per cent in a day.
Pray your hands clean
Taking advice from vice president Mike Pence, Trump declares that soap cannot clean your hands as efficiently as the Lord and water shortages are imminent, so handwashing is to be replaced by prayer. Infection rates jump 40,000 per cent.
Internment of all Latinos
Following a Facebook rumour that Covid-19 is germ warfare by Mexico, Trump orders all Latinos interned indefinitely, creating 52 million fugitives, crippling vital services and closing half of all food suppliers.
Suspending all media except Fox News
Declaring CNN to be public enemy number one for spreading accurate information about the pandemic, Trump uses emergency powers to suspend all media apart from Fox News, which focuses on the coronavirus being a Democrat plot. Civil war begins, unreported.
Nuking San Francisco
A clearly ill and sweating Trump claims to have incontestable information that liberals are deliberately spreading the virus from their base in San Francisco and orders a nuclear attack, bringing down the internet and poisoning 65 per cent of farmland. The president dies blaming everyone else.