Trumpism will die. I feared it might be with us for the ages, but Donald “Jim Jones” Trump is busy filling the Kool-Aid cups and is calling for his followers to drink up. According to news sources, Trump slams governors, demands they open houses of worship ‘right now.’
In his panic to gain re-election through presenting the façade of normalcy in the midst of a pandemic-fueled crisis, Donald Trump will dramatically reduce the numbers among his most-loyal alliance, evangelical Christians.
“The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, for this weekend,” Trump said. “If they don’t do it, I will override the governors.” And if Trump, the new messiah, demands that churches re-open, then by Donald, they will—and the pews will be packed with the Trump-faithful.
Worshipers will be able to choose between a slow death via COVID-19 or a quicker demise via presidentially-prescribed Lysol (in place of the cyanide-laced Kool Aid Jim Jones gave his cult members back in 1978).
If churches do re-open—and no doubt most evangelical churches will not neglect a direct request from their messiah—then by November’s election, I predict, Trump will have lost tens of thousands of his most loyal disciples. It will be a bittersweet event–the end of toxic Trumpism, but at the cost of tens of thousands of naïve, dimwitted disciples.
At least Jim Jones knew he was calling his followers to mass suicide. The myopic Trump is too dense to understand the outcome of his panicked ultimatum.