President Trump’s Coronavirus


You may soon find some coronavirus franking mail in your (physical) mailbox this week with President Trump’s name front and center…and not in a good way.

“Franking” is the shorthand name given to mail pieces that are produced with government resources that aren’t supposed to work like campaign messages but can be understandably confused for that purpose. Normally you might get one of these mail pieces from your Member of Congress or a U.S. Senator — and usually they come more frequently in election years — but the coronavirus outbreak gave the White House an excuse to send out something with the name “President Trump” in big, bold, uppercase letters.

This mail piece from the White House and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) unnecessarily and inappropriately include’s “President Trump” at the top of one side — undoubtedly because Trump staffers thought it would be a great way to demonstrate Trump’s coronavirus leadership, or something. In this case, the positive impressions that the White House hoped to generate may end up backfiring in a big way.

“PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS” is probably not the sort of phrasing that the White House wants Americans to adopt en masse — even if the name fits.


10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Maybe they could affix a stamp that looks like this? Unlike a good cheese this didn’t age well #OneMonthAgoToday

  2. Diogenesdemar says:


    Guidelines?  We don’t need no steenkin’ guidelines! . . .

    I just heard this is all gonna’ be over by Easter!  

    We’re all gonna’ be back high-fivin’ strangers and taking selfies together in long lines, crowded bars, concert venues, sports stadiums, and on cruise ships — everybody raw-doggin’ porn stars, grabbin’ p&$!!#, quid-pro-quoin’ foreign Presidents, marveling daily at the stock-market record highs over supersized buckets of extra-bacony KFC, and guzzling gallons of bottomless Purrell cocktails with little toilet-paper umbrellas, enough to share with the entire neighborhood — just like none of this ever happened — all before the tangerine Easter Bunny ever finishes filling our baskets with Cadburys and Peeps made with spun gold?!

    . . . Gotta’ be true!?!  ( . . . unless that’s just another one of the despicable falsehoods being spread by the lyin’ Chinese???)

    . . . call it a hunch.

  3. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    "For want of a comma, I wrote something stupid".

  4. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Hope springs eternal … I thought the headline was announce a PERSONAL possession of coronavirus …

  5. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    The guidelines are to help us thru the TrumpRecession or #trumprecession


  6. Well, when we are done counting, burying, and mourning the dead from this pandemic, then we can document them as the ultimate victims of “PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS”

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