Republicans Strive for “Herd Mentality”

Liberals and Never Trumpers have made much of the supposed irony of President Trump, who has gleefully flouted mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines, coming down with COVID-19. What they don’t seem to realize is that his diagnosis was no accident. President Trump is boldly putting into action a plan he described as “herd mentality,” a plan to allow widespread infections among our population in the hope of gradually creating immunity to the disease.

After telling George Stephanopoulos that the Coronavirus would go away with time at a September 15th Town Hall meeting, he claimed “and you’ll develop, you’ll develop herd — like a herd mentality. It’s going to be — it’s going to be herd developed – and that’s going to happen. That will all happen.”

Naturally, being the headstrong, fearless leader that he is, Trump is leading from the front, not just exposing himself to the deadly disease but even his own wife, family and close associates in the Republican Party, who have embraced the moment and all but shouted, “Cough in my face!” to any unmasked patriot who comes within pussy-grabbing range.

And so far Trump’s plan, like all of his plans, has been working out splendidly. His September 26th coming out party for Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden was a highly successful herd mentality kickoff for the Republican Party, with at least eight attendees subsequently coming down with the disease, including the first lady, Hope Hicks, the president’s former counselor Kellyanne Conway, Senators Mike Lee and Thomas Tillis, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and the president of Notre Dame University.

And the really great news about herd mentality, sometimes referred to as herd immunity, is that it only requires 50-70 percent of the population to become infected, perhaps 200 million people! And probably only a couple million people would die, more than likely poor saps with no access to the type of excellent government medical care President Trump enjoys, so what are we waiting for? Bravo, Mr. President, and let the COVID orgies commence!