By Kim Rossi
Yesterday, the President of the United States was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital suffering from COVID infection.
I always listen to all news sources. I was raised as a Massachusetts Independent. I have voted for Democrats and Republicans alike. In all offices. I have Sirius/XM and I can switch from CNN to MSNBC to Fox news in the tap of a finger right on my phone. I'm busy all day - like a bee in a hive. I do not have the luxury of sitting down and watching TV during the day. So I listen.
Most of the reports were factual as we learned that Marine One (made by Sikorsky, just miles from my CT home) was waiting on the White House Lawn to bring the President to Walter Reed Medical Center. Some reports descended into an area I'd call snark. And I know snark. I've seen oodles of friends on social media giddy with schadenfreude. That's OK. To a point. In the USA, we are allowed to say we love or hate, like or dislike our leaders. That's an American right.
Then I heard something that caught my ear from onE of President Trump's media detractors. I'm paraphrasing, but she said that now that COVID has hit home, both President Trump and the First Lady, maybe he would take it more seriously.
Isn't that funny, by our Age of Autism standards? How many years have we been shouting the call to action to stem the tide of the autism epidemic. Every cry falling on deaf media ears. Deaf Presidential ears. Stone deaf ears.
I laughed out loud and thought, "Good luck, Charlie."
Whatever happens, let's be kind to each other.