Isn’t he the big man with his big talk and swagger? Mr. “COVID-is-all-a-liberal hoax”. Baloney.
You know the swag of the President, yes? He tweets and he gets on TV and he says people don’t need no stinking masks…
And yet, the State Department who controls all the Passport Operations in the US has been effectively shut down since March. You remember the State Department, right? In the President’s cabinet, yes?
So here is what their website says:
“To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our workforce and customers, we significantly reduced passport operations in March 2020. We have temporarily suspended expedited passport processing for customers applying at an acceptance facility or renewing by mail. At our passport agencies and centers, we have restricted in person service and expedited passport processing to cases involving life-or-death emergencies.”
As of Monday, August 31, there are 10 passport agencies and centers in phase two and 15 agencies and centers in phase one of our reopening plan. Go to our Passport Agency and Center page for more information.
Passport agencies and centers are only open to assist customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency. For the health and safety of employees and customers, we are minimizing the amount of time employees and customers spend together in our agencies and centers. Customers must make an appointment for life-or-death emergency service and cannot walk in to our agencies or centers.
|Week (Thursday-Wednesday)||Applications Received||Passports Awaiting Issuance**||Passports Issued*|
|This Week (Aug 20-Aug 26)||165,000||938,000||156,000|
|Last Week (Aug 13-Aug 19)||143,000||923,000||209,000|
|2 Weeks Ago (Aug 6-Aug 12)||151,000||968,000||235,000|
So there are a million applications in backlog and the input roughly equals the output right now.
How is it that this liberal hoax has shut down the State Department under President Trump? Hmmmm?
And if you do have a life-or-death emergency you have to wear a mask when you go there.
Methinks President Harrumpf is faking everything. Just everything.