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  #2434752 8-Mar-2020 22:20
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sorry wrong forum lol





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Trump might be forgiven for not knowing the flu killed people, since it didn't kill Trump personally. I'm sure Trump's grandfather was killed by the best flu, very good, very smart, very good, you know a genius flu. No one knew people were killed by flu.

Trump ‘didn’t know people died from the flu.’ It killed his grandfather.

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In Atlanta on Friday, President Trump talked about the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in other countries vs. the United States. He also compared coronavirus disease with influenza.

“Over the last long period of time, you have an average of 36,000 people dying” a year, the president said, gesturing toward National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, who nodded confirmation.

Trump continued: “I never heard those numbers. I would’ve been shocked. I would’ve said, ‘Does anybody die from the flu? I didn’t know people died from the flu.’ … And again, you had a couple of years where it was over a 100,000 people died from the flu.”

The president is correct. Seasonal influenza has killed 12,000 to 61,000 people in the United States every year since 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been several years where more than 100,000 Americans were killed by particularly nasty influenza strains.

One of those episodes was the 1958 pandemic, which killed 116,000 in the United States.

Another was 1918.

That is the year Trump’s paternal grandfather died.

He died of the flu.
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At other times, he has said erroneously that his father, not his grandfather, was born in Germany. His father was born in New York.

At the same news conference Friday where Trump appeared unaware of his grandfather’s cause of death, he cited another family member — a “super-genius uncle,” his grandfather’s youngest son — as having given him the family genes to understand the science of the coronavirus outbreak.

“People are really surprised I understand this stuff,” he said. “Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.”

 
 
 
 


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  #2435099 9-Mar-2020 15:35
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Bloomberg has been made into the butt of a joke following the failure of his expensive ad campaign, but he may better be termed a hero if his further spending helps defeat Trump. This is a man putting up hundred of millions of his own money. I think that is deserving of some credit. The fact that American elections can be swayed by money is immoral in itself, but it's not the fault of whoever takes advantage of it.

 

 





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  #2435247 9-Mar-2020 18:09
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The New York Times - For Trump, Coronavirus Proves to Be an Enemy He Can’t Tweet Away

 

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For a president who lives in the moment, rarely planning too far ahead, the coronavirus has proved to be a leadership challenge he was not prepared for ... 

 

The outbreak that has rattled the nation does not respond to Mr. Trump’s favorite instruments of power: It cannot be cowed by Twitter posts, it cannot be shot down by drones, it cannot be overcome by party solidarity, it cannot be overpowered by campaign rally chants. ...

 

He has expressed an astonishing lack of knowledge while at the same time claiming to be a medical savant. 

 

He has treated the crisis as a partisan battle, wearing his red Keep America Great campaign cap to the C.D.C. and calling the governor presiding over the state with the highest death toll a “snake.” ...

 

“We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus,” he wrote on Twitter moments after arriving at his golf club in West Palm Beach, where he played with several members of the World Series champion Washington Nationals. ...

 



 

 

 





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  #2435350 9-Mar-2020 19:40
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The New York Times - For Trump, Coronavirus Proves to Be an Enemy He Can’t Tweet Away

 

today

 


For a president who lives in the moment, rarely planning too far ahead, the coronavirus has proved to be a leadership challenge he was not prepared for ... 

 

The outbreak that has rattled the nation does not respond to Mr. Trump’s favorite instruments of power: It cannot be cowed by Twitter posts, it cannot be shot down by drones, it cannot be overcome by party solidarity, it cannot be overpowered by campaign rally chants. ...

 

He has expressed an astonishing lack of knowledge while at the same time claiming to be a medical savant. 

 

He has treated the crisis as a partisan battle, wearing his red Keep America Great campaign cap to the C.D.C. and calling the governor presiding over the state with the highest death toll a “snake.” ...

 

“We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus,” he wrote on Twitter moments after arriving at his golf club in West Palm Beach, where he played with several members of the World Series champion Washington Nationals. ...

 



 

 

 

 

 

But do Americans care? Maybe they think the virus was activated over Huawei's 5G devices?





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  #2435357 9-Mar-2020 19:50
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Batman:

 

 

 

But do Americans care? Maybe they think the virus was activated over Huawei's 5G devices?

 

 

Nov 3. Thats 8 months away. China contained it in 4 months. lets assume Italy and others are similar. The US has no clue. CNN have a number of experts with detailed knowledge telling us how many test kits there are and will be. All way different.By November most countries "should" be over the peak of Coronavirus, I cannot see that being the case for the US, as high levels of self isolation and aggressive lockdowns (both very effective tools) just won't happen. They won't happen. As usual, at the highest level it will be rhetoric and blame, than action. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2435438 10-Mar-2020 08:00
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Just remember - Trump owns this day.

 

 


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  #2435517 10-Mar-2020 10:48
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With the price of oil dropping like a stone, US shale oil producers are in trouble. They will become uneconomic and a lot are in debt up to their eyebrows apparently and they are what made the US oil independent.

 

The US economy could easily slip into recession which would go very badly for the 'deal maker' in the eyes of the US public.

 

 


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  #2435522 10-Mar-2020 10:55
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Apparently Trump admitted he did not know Influenza killed people. If true that is scary but not surprising.





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  #2435528 10-Mar-2020 11:03
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Apparently Trump admitted he did not know Influenza killed people. If true that is scary but not surprising.

 

 

I don't think Trump knows where Australia is.





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  #2435529 10-Mar-2020 11:04
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I don't think Trump knows where Australia is.

 

 

I don't think Scott Morrison knows where Australia is





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  #2435530 10-Mar-2020 11:07
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Put it this way. I'd be surprised if he knew where Australia is. Maybe I've been watching too much Jimmy Kimmel. And there is no suggestion that Trump knows any more stuff than these fellas. But he is the POTUS and I'm not. So what do I know.

 





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  #2435533 10-Mar-2020 11:13
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Fred99:  Just remember - Trump owns this day.

 



 





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  #2435545 10-Mar-2020 11:18
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A congressman confirmed that he self-quarantined after coming into contact with someone recently diagnosed with coronavirus.

He was greeted by the well-known science and medical genius President Trump shortly after the announcement.

Trump is well-known for looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse, so you know what comes next.

Trump shook the hand of the congressman, and due to noise had an extended close up conversation, and went down a line of people and also shook their hands.

Please let Trump be a winner of the Darwin Awards, and remove himself from the gene pool.


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