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Fox Correspondent Suggests We Honor Trump by Naming COVID-19 Vaccine After Him, the Guy Who Let the Virus Kill 250,00 People

Hey, you know what would be a completely psychotic, utterly bizarre thing to do? If, after months and months of him downplaying an extremely contagious disease, lying to the public about it, telling states they were on their own to handle it, presiding over his own super-spreader event at the White House, ignoring CDC guidelines, falsely claiming doctors get more money if people die from it, letting 250,000 perish from it, and refusing to let Joe Biden start working on doing something about it, we turned around and thanked Donald Trump for all the great work he’s done re: COVID-19. And yet, that’s apparently what one relatively sane (which is to say, still pretty insane) person on Fox News thinks we should do:

Obviously, the only naming that should be happening is for us to start an American tradition of naming diseases after the people largely associated with getting everyone sick with them, like instead of calling it smallpox or the bubonic plague we named it Christopher Columbusitis, and instead of gonorrhea, Donald Trumpulosis (we kid the president!). The only scenario in which it would actually make sense to name a vaccine after him is if, as my colleague Chris Smith writes, it was going to be administered as a suppository.

In reality, what we should do is rename the virus “Trump” so that once it’s finally conquered we can say we vanquished the “horrible Trump disease,” or so, years from now, when anti-vaxxers cause it to remerge, headline writers can tell readers, “100 Years After Dying Out, Trump Rears Its Ugly Head.” 

The headline was updated to reflect that Geraldo Rivera is a Fox News correspondent, not a host. 

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