Families who struggle to put food on their tables because they have either been affected indirectly or directly by the Trumpvirus will now receive a letter from Dear Leader when they pick up their boxes of surplus food from one of our nation’s food banks. Yes, Dear Leader wants to take credit for helping to feed struggling families.
“In my 30 years of doing this work, I’ve never seen something this egregious,” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks. “These are federally purchased boxes.”
The letter comes in both English and Spanish on White House letterhead and features Trump’s bold signature: “As President, safeguarding the health and well-being of our citizens is one of my highest priorities,” it reads. “As part of our response to coronavirus, I prioritized sending nutritious food from our farmers to families in need throughout America.”
The move is the latest example of Trump using the levers of government and taxpayer dollars for self-promotion as he runs for re-election.