LAMB OF GOD’s MARK MORTON Says TRUMP Is ‘Grossly’ Underestimating His Base’s Intelligence

LAMB OF GOD’s MARK MORTON Says TRUMP Is ‘Grossly’
Underestimating His Base’s Intelligence, Shop Ticket Snatchers

LAMB OF GOD‘s Mark Morton has blasted President
Donald Trump
over his claim that the United States is only
seeing a spike in new coronavirus infections because more testing
is being carried out. Trump tweeted on Thursday: “For the
1/100th time, the reason we show so many Cases, compared to other
countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have, is that our
TESTING is much bigger and better. We have tested 40,000,000
people. If we did 20,000,000 instead, Cases would be half, etc. NOT
REPORTED!” A short time later, Morton shared Trump‘s
tweet and added: “It must be so insulting for the people that make
up his actual base of support to see shit like this. He really
thinks y’all are this stupid?? To have your intelligence so grossly
underestimated over & over, I would imagine it’s got to be
exhausting to stay loyal to this regime.” Experts have repeatedly
dismissed Trump‘s assertions as false, explaining that the
number of tests doesn’t indicate how fast the disease is spreading.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the efficacy of testing is
not tied to the sheer number of tests being done, but must be
proportional to the size of an individual country’s epidemic.
“Several countries effectively controlled the spread of the virus
through testing programmes that had a far lower number of tests per
capita than the US,” the university writes
on its web site
. “Meanwhile, despite having the highest rate of
tests per capita, the US faces the largest outbreak in the world
and new cases continue to trend upwards in many states.”
Morton recently told A&P Reacts that it’s
important for him to use the platform that he has, including his
Twitter account, to create awareness about the things that
are happening around him. He said: “When something’s really wrong
or there’s a discussion not being had or there’s something being
ignored… I have a platform, and I have a platform in our music,
in what we talk about lyrically, and social media, for better or
worse, is a platform — I don’t know if it’s the best one, but it
is one, and it’s one I engage in. “So I do speak my mind,” he
continued. “And I try to be open to other people’s opinions and the
fact that not everyone’s gonna agree with me. I don’t think my
opinions can be put into a tight, neat little box, because there
are things that I’m very liberal on, things that I’m very
conservative on and things that I’m in the middle on. But lately,
particularly in the last week or so, I’ve had a hard time keeping
my mouth shut. And I don’t make any apologies for that.” Addressing
the fact that he has at times alienated some of the LAMB OF
GOD
fans with his views, Morton said: “Look, if I had a
nickel for every time someone told on social media to just shut up
and play guitar… I always actually take it as a compliment,
because I’m, like, no matter how mad I made them, they’re still
saying that it’s worthwhile for me to play guitar. [Laughs] So I’m doing something right; that’s a compliment to me. “I get to
have an opinion too — I just do,” he said. “Everybody does. And
hopefully we can all start learning to respect each other’s opinion
and even maybe find some common ground. ‘Cause a lot of that seems
to be getting overlooked lately, and I hope we can plug into that.
“It’s a trying time, man — there’s so much going on — and
everybody’s really tense and anxious, and there’s a lot of fear and
a lot of anger,” he added. “And I don’t know what to do except to
talk about when I see something that’s wrong. And I’m not always
great at not riling it up — sometimes I’m venting in anger
myself; I’m a human being — but I’m trying to be a little more
positive as I go. That’s all I can do.” LAMB OF GOD’s MARK MORTON Says TRUMP Is ‘Grossly’
Underestimating His Base’s Intelligence, Shop Ticket SnatchersLAMB OF GOD’s Mark Morton has blasted President
Donald Trump over his claim that the United States is only
seeing a spike in new coronavirus infections because more testing
is being carried out. Trump tweeted on Thursday: “For the
1/100th time, the reason we show so many Cases, compared to other
countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have, is that our
TESTING is much bigger and better. We have tested 40,000,000
people. If we did 20,000,000 instead, Cases would be half, etc. NOT
REPORTED!” A short time later, Morton shared Trump’s
tweet and added: “It must be so insulting for the people that make
up his actual base of support to see shit like this. He really
thinks y’all are this stupid?? To have your intelligence so grossly
underestimated over & over, I would imagine it’s got to be
exhausting to stay loyal to this regime.” Experts have repeatedly
dismissed Trump’s assertions as false, explaining that the
number of tests doesn’t indicate how fast the disease is spreading.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the efficacy of testing is
not tied to the sheer number of tests being done, but must be
proportional to the size of an individual country’s epidemic.
“Several countries effectively controlled the spread of the virus
through testing programmes that had a far lower number of tests per
capita than the US,” the university writes
on its web site. “Meanwhile, despite having the highest rate of
tests per capita, the US faces the largest outbreak in the world
and new cases continue to trend upwards in many states.”
Morton recently told A&P Reacts that it’s
important for him to use the platform that he has, including his
Twitter account, to create awareness about the things that
are happening around him. He said: “When something’s really wrong
or there’s a discussion not being had or there’s something being
ignored… I have a platform, and I have a platform in our music,
in what we talk about lyrically, and social media, for better or
worse, is a platform — I don’t know if it’s the best one, but it
is one, and it’s one I engage in. “So I do speak my mind,” he
continued. “And I try to be open to other people’s opinions and the
fact that not everyone’s gonna agree with me. I don’t think my
opinions can be put into a tight, neat little box, because there
are things that I’m very liberal on, things that I’m very
conservative on and things that I’m in the middle on. But lately,
particularly in the last week or so, I’ve had a hard time keeping
my mouth shut. And I don’t make any apologies for that.” Addressing
the fact that he has at times alienated some of the LAMB OF
GOD fans with his views, Morton said: “Look, if I had a
nickel for every time someone told on social media to just shut up
and play guitar… I always actually take it as a compliment,
because I’m, like, no matter how mad I made them, they’re still
saying that it’s worthwhile for me to play guitar. [Laughs] So I’m doing something right; that’s a compliment to me. “I get to
have an opinion too — I just do,” he said. “Everybody does. And
hopefully we can all start learning to respect each other’s opinion
and even maybe find some common ground. ‘Cause a lot of that seems
to be getting overlooked lately, and I hope we can plug into that.
“It’s a trying time, man — there’s so much going on — and
everybody’s really tense and anxious, and there’s a lot of fear and
a lot of anger,” he added. “And I don’t know what to do except to
talk about when I see something that’s wrong. And I’m not always
great at not riling it up — sometimes I’m venting in anger
myself; I’m a human being — but I’m trying to be a little more
positive as I go. That’s all I can do.”

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