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JWeinCom said:
Ljink96 said:

"Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life." - Donald J. Trump

I should have known better. Fuck me.

And this is why people want him to die. Because he is a threat to public safety. 

This is the same kind of logic as "I drove drunk and everything was fine, so it's no big deal".

Unfortunately, because there isn't any real justice in America these days, the closest we can get to that is him going to prison, and he won't even get that kind of punishment because his alt-right cronies are gonna fix it so he's acquitted AGAIN. -_-



JWeinCom said:
EricHiggin said:

Trump had little control over how covid spread from China. Could he really have kept it out of America? Could he really have without a doubt, halved the deaths? If he had, would that have been good enough? What number would be reasonable? Something we can never know for sure and something that really doesn't have certain answers because even 25,000 deaths would've been considered too much because one is said to be too much.

What about his supporters who do wear masks? How many do vs how many don't? How many with masks unfortunately spread it anyway? 

Well you could argue Pence based on his religious beliefs, who Trump picked to be his VP. Some say it always goes up to Trump because he's Prez so again, it would matter to some degree in that case.

Again, I blame Trump based on his actions. I don't think I have ever said that every single death related to Covid is his fault. Nor did claim to know how many deaths could have been prevented if he followed what the health experts say. I think people more qualified than me should study that, and Trump should be accountable based on their findings.

Trump's mask wearing supporters are like his RBG hating supporters. I don't give him the blame for his supporters doing bad things if he hasn't encouraged it. Likewise, I don't give Trump credit for them showing basic common sense and decency unless he's somehow encouraged that.

What I do know is that health experts have consistently said that masks are a hugely effective tool to fight the spread of the virus, and Trump has frequently contradicted them. He put people who are not qualified in control of the handling of the virus, pushed for promoting ineffective treatment, put out misinformation on the virus, etc. Beyond that, he has personally exposed people directly through his rallies, and by continuing to see people after he had been exposed.

I'm not blaming Trump for everything, just for the things he's done.

You weren't too specific but since we were talking about covid and death in general I thought it fit.

I would assume the lack of blame and credit goes both ways? Seeing news reporters in the field pointing out how terrible it is that people aren't staying inside and aren't wearing masks because of economical reasons (Trump), then getting called out on air by those very 'terrible' people as to how the camera crew is standing right there and not wearing masks either, for example. (1st clip 1:20 if you want quick)

'Professionals' in the public eye, who would even shame people based on the science, who like to shame Trump, don't even practice as they preach. If the problem was that bad, and masks were that effective, you'd think this wouldn't ever be a concern for the people on board with it. That's not saying the science explained to the people is wrong and masks are useless, but who really believes what, and how are people expected to follow anyone if they don't set a proper example? When someone praises their leader for saying and doing the right thing, and then you don't actually follow through yourself, it's no wonder why some people don't believe it. Plenty of reason to split up any blame.

On a side note, notice all the sudden replies about covid here after your last response? The covid section of the debate didn't go so great for Trump as per many. Trump then get's covid shortly afterwards and look at everything being said about the situation. It's a mess and it's one heck of a coincidence. I'm not saying it's a conspiracy, but Trump again is getting people to play his game one way or another. Whether it works in his favor or not, we'll see.



EricHiggin said:
JWeinCom said:

Again, I blame Trump based on his actions. I don't think I have ever said that every single death related to Covid is his fault. Nor did claim to know how many deaths could have been prevented if he followed what the health experts say. I think people more qualified than me should study that, and Trump should be accountable based on their findings.

Trump's mask wearing supporters are like his RBG hating supporters. I don't give him the blame for his supporters doing bad things if he hasn't encouraged it. Likewise, I don't give Trump credit for them showing basic common sense and decency unless he's somehow encouraged that.

What I do know is that health experts have consistently said that masks are a hugely effective tool to fight the spread of the virus, and Trump has frequently contradicted them. He put people who are not qualified in control of the handling of the virus, pushed for promoting ineffective treatment, put out misinformation on the virus, etc. Beyond that, he has personally exposed people directly through his rallies, and by continuing to see people after he had been exposed.

I'm not blaming Trump for everything, just for the things he's done.

You weren't too specific but since we were talking about covid and death in general I thought it fit.

I would assume the lack of blame and credit goes both ways? Seeing news reporters in the field pointing out how terrible it is that people aren't staying inside and aren't wearing masks because of economical reasons (Trump), then getting called out on air by those very 'terrible' people as to how the camera crew is standing right there and not wearing masks either, for example. (1st clip 1:20 if you want quick)

'Professionals' in the public eye, who would even shame people based on the science, who like to shame Trump, don't even practice as they preach. If the problem was that bad, and masks were that effective, you'd think this wouldn't ever be a concern for the people on board with it. That's not saying the science explained to the people is wrong and masks are useless, but who really believes what, and how are people expected to follow anyone if they don't set a proper example? When someone praises their leader for saying and doing the right thing, and then you don't actually follow through yourself, it's no wonder why some people don't believe it. Plenty of reason to split up any blame.

On a side note, notice all the sudden replies about covid here after your last response? The covid section of the debate didn't go so great for Trump as per many. Trump then get's covid shortly afterwards and look at everything being said about the situation. It's a mess and it's one heck of a coincidence. I'm not saying it's a conspiracy, but Trump again is getting people to play his game one way or another. Whether it works in his favor or not, we'll see.

Yes. It goes both ways. 

The cameraman should have definitely been wearing a mask. He was deservedly called out. And, I'm happy to say fuck him.

Difference is though, that the cameraman isn't the President of the US. The only people he's putting at risk are those around him. Don't get me wrong, that's absolutely disgusting, and again fuck him for that. But beyond the people he might affect and the people who he might influence (which since he's a cameraman is probably not a huge amount of people) he's not causing a massive amount of harm.

Trump on the other hand has a tremendous amount of power and influence. As Uncle Ben says, with great power comes great responsibility. His actions, I'm sure you would agree, have a much bigger impact than the cameraman. So, he deserves much more of the blame. 

Also, a cameraman's job isn't to manage a pandemic. So, again, he should be held accountable for the risk he's posing to those around him, but he doesn't bear a responsibility for the national response to the pandemic, while Trump does.

As for the reporter in the first video, I don't see any reason to condemn him without more evidence. He can't really control his cameraman. Maybe he personally doesn't believe in wearing masks and is a hypocrite. It's also possible that he told his cameraman to wear a mask, and the cameraman said "fuck you". The reporter can't control the cameraman. Without knowing more, I can't say anything negative about the reporter in the first video. I had to go somewhere with my cousin, and she refuses to wear a mask and thinks the pandemic is a hoax. I tried my best to convince her, but she I couldn't. But it was important, and I had to go, so what am I gonna do?

On that subject I feel the next question is what can Trump do if people don't wear masks... And if Trump was doing everything he could to promote the views of the experts and some people still didn't listen (which some people wouldn't no matter what like my cousin whose decision to not wear a mask has nothing to do with Trump) then I would have no problem with him (for this at least). But he's actively fighting against the best advice of the experts. 

In the second video, same thing mostly applies. But I'm not going to say fuck her just yet. It's hard to tell from the angle she's at, but I'm not sure how close she is to anyone else, and she was leaving so maybe she didn't plan on being near anyone else. I definitely think she should be wearing the mask at all times when she's outside to protect herself and others, but I don't know if she was really putting many people at risk here. I'm not expecting perfection. 

So, it was a bad decision. But... it's not on the level of holding rallies with no protection or getting into a hermetically sealed vehicle when you actually have the fucking disease.

Basically the question is this. If the reporter and cameraman had been wearing their masks appropriately, would it have made a significant impact in the way the country as a whole viewed masks and how the virus progressed? I think no. 

If Trump had been advocating the positions of the experts, who he had access to, and advising people to listen to the scientists and follow their recommendations on masks, would that have made a difference? I think you'd have to admit that there's at least a chance it would have.

As for the conspiracy theory, I really don't buy it. I would absolutely not put it past Trump to lie about this, but I have more respect for people around him, who I tend to think would not try to deceive the public in such a way (not that they wouldn't lie at all). I don't think the doctors at the hospital would be complicit. Just too many people involved. I'm not a conspiracy theorist. 

As for whether it will help him, we'll see, but I really don't think anyone who wasn't already on his side is going to be swayed by this or be galvanized really. I think it's more likely that Democrats, who mostly see Covid as the #1 issue in the election, will be more motivated to vote. And I think undecided voters will view this more as a failure than a success. But who knows. My opinion is probably skewed because most people I know tend to think like me. And at least 40% of the country or so sees things very differently.



Please tell me there's a law or something that can be used to have Trump arrested for criminal negligence resulting in death?

Because that's exactly what he's done since the virus started, and now he's gonna do it even more because he doesn't give a damn about quarantine. I wouldn't put it past him to cough on people to spread the virus further.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Please tell me there's a law or something that can be used to have Trump arrested for criminal negligence resulting in death?

Because that's exactly what he's done since the virus started, and now he's gonna do it even more because he doesn't give a damn about quarantine. I wouldn't put it past him to cough on people to spread the virus further.

There are cases where people have been found guilty of homicide in some form for knowingly spreading disease, particularly AIDS. But that's more for physically spreading it yourself, which arguably he's done.

More likely it would be wrongful death civil suit. That's tricky due to the first amendment. 

I think you could make a case, but it's kind of a pipe dream.



JWeinCom said:
CaptainExplosion said:
Please tell me there's a law or something that can be used to have Trump arrested for criminal negligence resulting in death?

Because that's exactly what he's done since the virus started, and now he's gonna do it even more because he doesn't give a damn about quarantine. I wouldn't put it past him to cough on people to spread the virus further.

There are cases where people have been found guilty of homicide in some form for knowingly spreading disease, particularly AIDS. But that's more for physically spreading it yourself, which arguably he's done.

More likely it would be wrongful death civil suit. That's tricky due to the first amendment. 

I think you could make a case, but it's kind of a pipe dream.

So he's basically getting away with murder because he's the "president".

America really has become a hellhole. -_-



JWeinCom said:
EricHiggin said:

You weren't too specific but since we were talking about covid and death in general I thought it fit.

I would assume the lack of blame and credit goes both ways? Seeing news reporters in the field pointing out how terrible it is that people aren't staying inside and aren't wearing masks because of economical reasons (Trump), then getting called out on air by those very 'terrible' people as to how the camera crew is standing right there and not wearing masks either, for example. (1st clip 1:20 if you want quick)

'Professionals' in the public eye, who would even shame people based on the science, who like to shame Trump, don't even practice as they preach. If the problem was that bad, and masks were that effective, you'd think this wouldn't ever be a concern for the people on board with it. That's not saying the science explained to the people is wrong and masks are useless, but who really believes what, and how are people expected to follow anyone if they don't set a proper example? When someone praises their leader for saying and doing the right thing, and then you don't actually follow through yourself, it's no wonder why some people don't believe it. Plenty of reason to split up any blame.

On a side note, notice all the sudden replies about covid here after your last response? The covid section of the debate didn't go so great for Trump as per many. Trump then get's covid shortly afterwards and look at everything being said about the situation. It's a mess and it's one heck of a coincidence. I'm not saying it's a conspiracy, but Trump again is getting people to play his game one way or another. Whether it works in his favor or not, we'll see.

Yes. It goes both ways. 

The cameraman should have definitely been wearing a mask. He was deservedly called out. And, I'm happy to say fuck him.

Difference is though, that the cameraman isn't the President of the US. The only people he's putting at risk are those around him. Don't get me wrong, that's absolutely disgusting, and again fuck him for that. But beyond the people he might affect and the people who he might influence (which since he's a cameraman is probably not a huge amount of people) he's not causing a massive amount of harm.

Trump on the other hand has a tremendous amount of power and influence. As Uncle Ben says, with great power comes great responsibility. His actions, I'm sure you would agree, have a much bigger impact than the cameraman. So, he deserves much more of the blame. 

Also, a cameraman's job isn't to manage a pandemic. So, again, he should be held accountable for the risk he's posing to those around him, but he doesn't bear a responsibility for the national response to the pandemic, while Trump does.

As for the reporter in the first video, I don't see any reason to condemn him without more evidence. He can't really control his cameraman. Maybe he personally doesn't believe in wearing masks and is a hypocrite. It's also possible that he told his cameraman to wear a mask, and the cameraman said "fuck you". The reporter can't control the cameraman. Without knowing more, I can't say anything negative about the reporter in the first video. I had to go somewhere with my cousin, and she refuses to wear a mask and thinks the pandemic is a hoax. I tried my best to convince her, but she I couldn't. But it was important, and I had to go, so what am I gonna do?

On that subject I feel the next question is what can Trump do if people don't wear masks... And if Trump was doing everything he could to promote the views of the experts and some people still didn't listen (which some people wouldn't no matter what like my cousin whose decision to not wear a mask has nothing to do with Trump) then I would have no problem with him (for this at least). But he's actively fighting against the best advice of the experts. 

In the second video, same thing mostly applies. But I'm not going to say fuck her just yet. It's hard to tell from the angle she's at, but I'm not sure how close she is to anyone else, and she was leaving so maybe she didn't plan on being near anyone else. I definitely think she should be wearing the mask at all times when she's outside to protect herself and others, but I don't know if she was really putting many people at risk here. I'm not expecting perfection. 

So, it was a bad decision. But... it's not on the level of holding rallies with no protection or getting into a hermetically sealed vehicle when you actually have the fucking disease.

Basically the question is this. If the reporter and cameraman had been wearing their masks appropriately, would it have made a significant impact in the way the country as a whole viewed masks and how the virus progressed? I think no. 

If Trump had been advocating the positions of the experts, who he had access to, and advising people to listen to the scientists and follow their recommendations on masks, would that have made a difference? I think you'd have to admit that there's at least a chance it would have.

As for the conspiracy theory, I really don't buy it. I would absolutely not put it past Trump to lie about this, but I have more respect for people around him, who I tend to think would not try to deceive the public in such a way (not that they wouldn't lie at all). I don't think the doctors at the hospital would be complicit. Just too many people involved. I'm not a conspiracy theorist. 

As for whether it will help him, we'll see, but I really don't think anyone who wasn't already on his side is going to be swayed by this or be galvanized really. I think it's more likely that Democrats, who mostly see Covid as the #1 issue in the election, will be more motivated to vote. And I think undecided voters will view this more as a failure than a success. But who knows. My opinion is probably skewed because most people I know tend to think like me. And at least 40% of the country or so sees things very differently.

Trump, Biden, Senators, Governors, etc, have been telling people what to do, and what not to do, and some listen, and some don't. Even in places that mandate masks, the people who tend to agree with their leaders, don't always wear masks. While at home in ON, Canada, our specific county mandates masks, and I know more than a few people who think they're a good idea in general, but don't always wear it all the time as they're supposed to. Some businesses, who aren't suppose to allow you entry without a mask, are doing so anyway as well. Our P.M. has been pushing masks a long time, and some people just don't care.

Not everyone spreads the illness the same from what I understand. So one person could not wear a mask and never spread it, while someone else with a mask could spread it much more so than you may anticipate. It's incredible Giuliani doesn't have it, though some people aren't as susceptible to it. The mask may help, but wearing one doesn't mean you're automatically saving more lives than others. Every little bit is supposed to help no matter who you are, because every last life is supposed to matter. Some on both sides unfortunately seem to disagree with that.

If Trump had come out in the first place and said it spreads like wildfire and you really should be wearing a mask, some people would get them, others wouldn't due to hoarding or low stock in general, and the medical personnel would end up in big trouble because of shortages. If hospitals ended up way worse off than they already were because of lack of PPE, since citizens were grabbing it up, who would've got that blame? Would this have created some level of mass panic? Violence? Destruction? Who would take the blame for that? Would it have been better or worse than what played out? Did all the professionals tell Trump to tell the people the truth, and did Trump go against them all? If you make a bad decision because either way you're basically screwed, but one way seems less harmful than the other, can that ever be considered a good decision?

I doubt it as well, for the same reasons, but it could even be something like he had a positive test, and got away without testing again to verify. Just use that for political means, if he thought it would help him. It's quite unlikely though as we all know. Having it regardless doesn't mean he wouldn't decide to use it if he could. Trump likes to play games, especially when it comes to screwing with his image as per the media.

It's one big mess and the world was ill prepared. You can't prep for what you can't see coming, and you can't fully prep for whatever you think may come to pass. Not without completely changing how things work that is, and what exactly would that be like? Better or worse? Who knows?



EricHiggin said:
JWeinCom said:

Yes. It goes both ways. 

The cameraman should have definitely been wearing a mask. He was deservedly called out. And, I'm happy to say fuck him.

Difference is though, that the cameraman isn't the President of the US. The only people he's putting at risk are those around him. Don't get me wrong, that's absolutely disgusting, and again fuck him for that. But beyond the people he might affect and the people who he might influence (which since he's a cameraman is probably not a huge amount of people) he's not causing a massive amount of harm.

Trump on the other hand has a tremendous amount of power and influence. As Uncle Ben says, with great power comes great responsibility. His actions, I'm sure you would agree, have a much bigger impact than the cameraman. So, he deserves much more of the blame. 

Also, a cameraman's job isn't to manage a pandemic. So, again, he should be held accountable for the risk he's posing to those around him, but he doesn't bear a responsibility for the national response to the pandemic, while Trump does.

As for the reporter in the first video, I don't see any reason to condemn him without more evidence. He can't really control his cameraman. Maybe he personally doesn't believe in wearing masks and is a hypocrite. It's also possible that he told his cameraman to wear a mask, and the cameraman said "fuck you". The reporter can't control the cameraman. Without knowing more, I can't say anything negative about the reporter in the first video. I had to go somewhere with my cousin, and she refuses to wear a mask and thinks the pandemic is a hoax. I tried my best to convince her, but she I couldn't. But it was important, and I had to go, so what am I gonna do?

On that subject I feel the next question is what can Trump do if people don't wear masks... And if Trump was doing everything he could to promote the views of the experts and some people still didn't listen (which some people wouldn't no matter what like my cousin whose decision to not wear a mask has nothing to do with Trump) then I would have no problem with him (for this at least). But he's actively fighting against the best advice of the experts. 

In the second video, same thing mostly applies. But I'm not going to say fuck her just yet. It's hard to tell from the angle she's at, but I'm not sure how close she is to anyone else, and she was leaving so maybe she didn't plan on being near anyone else. I definitely think she should be wearing the mask at all times when she's outside to protect herself and others, but I don't know if she was really putting many people at risk here. I'm not expecting perfection. 

So, it was a bad decision. But... it's not on the level of holding rallies with no protection or getting into a hermetically sealed vehicle when you actually have the fucking disease.

Basically the question is this. If the reporter and cameraman had been wearing their masks appropriately, would it have made a significant impact in the way the country as a whole viewed masks and how the virus progressed? I think no. 

If Trump had been advocating the positions of the experts, who he had access to, and advising people to listen to the scientists and follow their recommendations on masks, would that have made a difference? I think you'd have to admit that there's at least a chance it would have.

As for the conspiracy theory, I really don't buy it. I would absolutely not put it past Trump to lie about this, but I have more respect for people around him, who I tend to think would not try to deceive the public in such a way (not that they wouldn't lie at all). I don't think the doctors at the hospital would be complicit. Just too many people involved. I'm not a conspiracy theorist. 

As for whether it will help him, we'll see, but I really don't think anyone who wasn't already on his side is going to be swayed by this or be galvanized really. I think it's more likely that Democrats, who mostly see Covid as the #1 issue in the election, will be more motivated to vote. And I think undecided voters will view this more as a failure than a success. But who knows. My opinion is probably skewed because most people I know tend to think like me. And at least 40% of the country or so sees things very differently.

Trump, Biden, Senators, Governors, etc, have been telling people what to do, and what not to do, and some listen, and some don't. Even in places that mandate masks, the people who tend to agree with their leaders, don't always wear masks. While at home in ON, Canada, our specific county mandates masks, and I know more than a few people who think they're a good idea in general, but don't always wear it all the time as they're supposed to. Some businesses, who aren't suppose to allow you entry without a mask, are doing so anyway as well. Our P.M. has been pushing masks a long time, and some people just don't care.

Not everyone spreads the illness the same from what I understand. So one person could not wear a mask and never spread it, while someone else with a mask could spread it much more so than you may anticipate. It's incredible Giuliani doesn't have it, though some people aren't as susceptible to it. The mask may help, but wearing one doesn't mean you're automatically saving more lives than others. Every little bit is supposed to help no matter who you are, because every last life is supposed to matter. Some on both sides unfortunately seem to disagree with that.

If Trump had come out in the first place and said it spreads like wildfire and you really should be wearing a mask, some people would get them, others wouldn't due to hoarding or low stock in general, and the medical personnel would end up in big trouble because of shortages. If hospitals ended up way worse off than they already were because of lack of PPE, since citizens were grabbing it up, who would've got that blame? Would this have created some level of mass panic? Violence? Destruction? Who would take the blame for that? Would it have been better or worse than what played out? Did all the professionals tell Trump to tell the people the truth, and did Trump go against them all? If you make a bad decision because either way you're basically screwed, but one way seems less harmful than the other, can that ever be considered a good decision?

I doubt it as well, for the same reasons, but it could even be something like he had a positive test, and got away without testing again to verify. Just use that for political means, if he thought it would help him. It's quite unlikely though as we all know. Having it regardless doesn't mean he wouldn't decide to use it if he could. Trump likes to play games, especially when it comes to screwing with his image as per the media.

It's one big mess and the world was ill prepared. You can't prep for what you can't see coming, and you can't fully prep for whatever you think may come to pass. Not without completely changing how things work that is, and what exactly would that be like? Better or worse? Who knows?

Again, I'm not holding Trump responsible every time someone catches the virus or anytime someone defies the safety advice.

I'm holding him accountable for his actions which either directly spread the virus, or encouraged the public to be less safe. From what I can see, it's clearly the case his actions were negligent at best, and more likely should be considered to be intentionally endangering the public. I think I've made it abundantly clear what they are, and I think some are completely indefensible.

I would absolutely love for a task force to be set up, where experts will analyze the situation, and come up with a more scientific analysis of exactly how much Trump's actions caused the virus to spread (or for that matter if they actually saved lives which I can't fathom is true). 



JWeinCom said:
EricHiggin said:

Trump, Biden, Senators, Governors, etc, have been telling people what to do, and what not to do, and some listen, and some don't. Even in places that mandate masks, the people who tend to agree with their leaders, don't always wear masks. While at home in ON, Canada, our specific county mandates masks, and I know more than a few people who think they're a good idea in general, but don't always wear it all the time as they're supposed to. Some businesses, who aren't suppose to allow you entry without a mask, are doing so anyway as well. Our P.M. has been pushing masks a long time, and some people just don't care.

Not everyone spreads the illness the same from what I understand. So one person could not wear a mask and never spread it, while someone else with a mask could spread it much more so than you may anticipate. It's incredible Giuliani doesn't have it, though some people aren't as susceptible to it. The mask may help, but wearing one doesn't mean you're automatically saving more lives than others. Every little bit is supposed to help no matter who you are, because every last life is supposed to matter. Some on both sides unfortunately seem to disagree with that.

If Trump had come out in the first place and said it spreads like wildfire and you really should be wearing a mask, some people would get them, others wouldn't due to hoarding or low stock in general, and the medical personnel would end up in big trouble because of shortages. If hospitals ended up way worse off than they already were because of lack of PPE, since citizens were grabbing it up, who would've got that blame? Would this have created some level of mass panic? Violence? Destruction? Who would take the blame for that? Would it have been better or worse than what played out? Did all the professionals tell Trump to tell the people the truth, and did Trump go against them all? If you make a bad decision because either way you're basically screwed, but one way seems less harmful than the other, can that ever be considered a good decision?

I doubt it as well, for the same reasons, but it could even be something like he had a positive test, and got away without testing again to verify. Just use that for political means, if he thought it would help him. It's quite unlikely though as we all know. Having it regardless doesn't mean he wouldn't decide to use it if he could. Trump likes to play games, especially when it comes to screwing with his image as per the media.

It's one big mess and the world was ill prepared. You can't prep for what you can't see coming, and you can't fully prep for whatever you think may come to pass. Not without completely changing how things work that is, and what exactly would that be like? Better or worse? Who knows?

Again, I'm not holding Trump responsible every time someone catches the virus or anytime someone defies the safety advice.

I'm holding him accountable for his actions which either directly spread the virus, or encouraged the public to be less safe. From what I can see, it's clearly the case his actions were negligent at best, and more likely should be considered to be intentionally endangering the public. I think I've made it abundantly clear what they are, and I think some are completely indefensible.

I would absolutely love for a task force to be set up, where experts will analyze the situation, and come up with a more scientific analysis of exactly how much Trump's actions caused the virus to spread (or for that matter if they actually saved lives which I can't fathom is true). 

I'm not saying he's blameless.

Sure, but everyone with considerable political power and influence need to be part of the inquiry so as to know who exactly caused what. Earlier on especially, though after the danger of spread was understood, there were events that were allowed and weren't shut down, some attended by high ranking politicians. On the flip side, some politicians pushed for masks earlier on while others didn't. We need to know who was responsible for what at the end of the day, and what could have perhaps been better or worse decisions made by them instead. The public should be able to take that individual info and decide who's more influential and how much that matters to them.