To the Editor:
The death knell may already have been sounding. President Trump certainly didn’t hear it. And, just as important, most of his followers – especially the more rabid ones – refused to admit the frightful music had even been composed.
That’s over now. There’s no more denying that the somber tune grows louder as November approaches. Even Trump’s most ardent supporters in the U.S. Senate and in GOP statehouses have cleansed their ears and now hear the lament of the mourners. The sound heralds the last days of Trump’s time at the nation's helm. The funereal tune will accompany him as he soon boards the presidential helicopter for the last time.
Exactly which of Trump’s recent actions prompted the conductor to strike up the music of death that even reached the ears of his erstwhile supporters? His statement that the November election might have to be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic – it was the final straw that caused the conductor to raise his baton and strike up the music of last rites.
Every musician in the death knell band had become more and more prepared to play the ghostly music. Trump’s self-serving, narcissistic, truly un-American statement finally sent them to their instruments.
It’s over, Mr. President. The death knell has sounded. Even those Americans who held their noses and voted for you four years ago now hear the music. As tone deaf as you are, surely even you hear it now.