Team Trump isn’t exactly “rooting for infection and death,” as David Poland put it earlier today, but the administration is attempting to “block billions of dollars for states to conduct testing and contact tracing in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill,” according to a 1.18 Washington Post story by Erica Werner and Jeff Stein.
In other words the Trumpies are trying to cover up forthcoming bad COVID news so they won’t be blamed for it. Less disease data means less finger-pointing by Democrats and less to be accountable for. Does this represent a policy of “unmitigated evil”? Yes, I think it’s fair to say that. Donald Trump is a sociopath. He doesn’t care about fighting the disease, just wants to be re-elected, etc.