Prayers for a president and a nation

How is anyone supposed to know what to believe about President Trump’s health?

Normally, I’d link to some background here for the things on which I am writing. I’m not going to do that this time. There is plenty of news out there about the president’s case of COVID-19. And there may be even more conspiracy theories. I had decided not to comment about any of it, partly because I feared falling into the easy trap of being snarky.

Then, on Sunday, the president made his security detail and possibly others join him on a joyride in an airtight vehicle to wave at Trump supporters gathered near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It’s hard to imagine someone having the wealth, fame and power of Donald Trump and still being so needy. What kind of person needs adulation so much that he would possibly threaten the lives of those who protect him? I read somewhere on Twitter that the Secret Service agents on the president’s security detail would take a bullet to save his life, but they likely never thought he would be the one firing the gun.

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