Does God have a sense of humor? It's starting to look that way...
Several pedestrians commenting on social media in downtown Washington DC on Monday noted that an actual dumpster fire appeared to be burning at the corner of 14th and G Street, just around the way from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the most famous address in America.
A dumpster fire today a block from the White House, sent by a friend. pic.twitter.com/NPq1qXxgqD— Alexander Marquardt (@MarquardtA) March 9, 2020
Meanwhile, in a fit of pique, it appears President Trump has just seized on the 'it's just the flu' line of reasoning, promising to be the latest in a string of messaging missteps from the president since the novel coronavirus arrived in the US.
So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
It's a literal dumpster fire to commemorate one 'dumpster fire' of a trading session.