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  #2457527 8-Apr-2020 16:03
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The New York Times - Opinion - Drop the Curtain on the Trump Follies

 

Why does the nation need to be subjected to the president’s daily carnival of misinformation, preening and political venom?

 

April 7, 2020

 

 

Even as the Trump administration slowly finds its footing in the war against Covid-19, one high-profile element of its response remains stubbornly awful: President Trump’s performance in the daily news briefings on the pandemic. ...

 

Most nights, he comes before an uneasy public, typically for an hour or more, to spew a thick fog of self-congratulation, political attacks, misinformation and nonsense. ...

 

Critics of the president may be appalled to witness such behavior. 

 

But those inclined to trust him - and to view the media as illegitimate - may well wind up believing his spin. ...

 

In using his platform to mislead the public, the president is not serving any interest but his own.

 

In facilitating this farce, neither is the media.

 



 





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  #2457589 8-Apr-2020 16:57
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Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

 

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  #2457620 8-Apr-2020 17:21
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DarthKermit: Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

 

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I can see this ending well.

 

 

 

 

it all started from the French Dr who gave 30 of his coronavirus patients the drug and basically some, not all, got better in days  , which is enough for Trump .





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  #2457622 8-Apr-2020 17:29
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After watching Trump/Fauci and Ardern/Bloomfield, which country would you like to be in?

 

Nuff said.


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  #2457627 8-Apr-2020 17:37
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DarthKermit: Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

 

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I can see this ending well.

 

 

This is how the anti-vaxxer movement started. Next we will see people posting on Facebook "Why won't my doctor give this medicine to me?"





 

 

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  #2457633 8-Apr-2020 17:47
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The day at White House was wild:

 

 

he chaos and confusion rocking President Donald Trump's administration on the most tragic day yet of the coronavirus pandemic was exceptional even by his own standards.

 

Trump set out Tuesday to cement his image of a wartime leader facing down an "invisible enemy" at a dark moment as the country waits for the virus to peak and with the economy languishing in suspended animation.

 

"What we have is a plague, and we're seeing light at the end of the tunnel," the President said, on a day when a record number of Americans succumbed to the wicked respiratory disease.

 

But instead of putting minds at rest, Trump's wild performance instead put on a display many of the personal and political habits that have defined his tumultuous presidency. It was a troubling spectacle coming at such a wrenching chapter of national life, the kind of moment when Presidents are called to provide consistent, level leadership.

 

To begin with, Trump sparked concern that he will prevent oversight of the disbursement of economic rescue funds by removing a watchdog official responsible for overseeing the $2 trillion package. The move, coming after Trump ousted an intelligence community inspector general last week, was yet another sign that an already impeached President is using the cover of the worst domestic crisis since World War II to further erode constraints on his power.

 

Trump's acting Navy secretary quit after an episode in which he called an aircraft carrier captain dismissed for raising the alarm about virus infections among his crew "stupid."

 

Then Trump insisted he hadn't seen January memos by a top White House official warning about the pandemic at the same time the President was dismissing it as a threat.

 

He also announced he was placing a "very powerful hold" on funding for the World Health Organization, even though it correctly identified the scale of the virus and he didn't. Then moments later, he insisted he did no such thing.

 

Adding to the sense of farce, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham was moved out, without ever having given a briefing, on yet another day of staff turmoil. CNN's KFile reported Tuesday that her replacement, Kayleigh McEnany, recently said that thanks to the President, "we will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here."

 

Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow admitted that a small business rescue program was off to "a bad start" after recipients struggled to register funds, only for the President to celebrate the program's roaring success -- and to credit his daughter Ivanka with personally creating 15 million jobs.

 

To top off a disorientating day in the West Wing, the President presided over an unchained news conference in which among other topics, he lashed out at mail-in voting, making claims about fraud that don't square with the facts, even though he recently cast such a ballot himself. The comment followed extraordinary scenes in Wisconsin, after Republicans blocked the Badger State's Democratic governor from delaying the state's primary over concern that voters could infect one another with the novel coronavirus.





 

 

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  #2457801 8-Apr-2020 21:14
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Republicans are trying hard to steal the election. For example, when they say it's safe to go out and vote:

 





 

 

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  #2458033 9-Apr-2020 10:39
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He went on Hannity's program and it is the flustercuck you could imagine. Just read the wildest lines.





 

 

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  #2458070 9-Apr-2020 11:28
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Do you remember when we used to lambast that idiot Bush thinking it couldn't get any worse?

 

If only we'd known what was coming....


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  #2458138 9-Apr-2020 12:07
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The mad cows are eating his brain.

 

 





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  #2458443 9-Apr-2020 15:16
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Rikkitic:

 

The mad cows are eating his brain.

 

 

 

 

What brain?


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  #2458452 9-Apr-2020 15:28
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The Washington Post - Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump’s resistance to criticism - and his desire for fervent praise *

 

April 9, 2020

 


President Trump has lambasted governors whom he views as insufficiently appreciative.

 

He has denigrated - and even dismissed - inspectors general who dared to criticize him or his administration.

 

And he has excoriated reporters who posed questions he did not like.

 

The coronavirus pandemic has crystallized several long-standing undercurrents of the president’s governing ethos: a refusal to accept criticism, a seemingly insatiable need for praise - and an abiding mistrust of independent entities and individuals.

 

Those characteristics have had a pervasive effect on the administration’s handling of the crisis, from Trump’s suggestions that he might withhold aid from struggling state governments based on whether he is displeased with a governor to his repeated refusal to take responsibility for shortcomings in the laggard federal response. ...

 



 

*  Trump is, quite literally, a text-book Narcissist - this is an incapacitating psychiatric condition. 

He doesn't just "desire" fervent praise - he absolutely has to have it, at any price - he is an addict.  Narcissists cannot tolerate criticism.

 





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  #2458465 9-Apr-2020 15:37
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linw:

 

After watching Trump/Fauci and Ardern/Bloomfield, which country would you like to be in?

 

Nuff said.

 

 

I am getting more curious by the day, whether America will vote him back into power. My gut says they will?





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  #2458470 9-Apr-2020 15:45
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linw:

 

After watching Trump/Fauci and Ardern/Bloomfield, which country would you like to be in?

 

Nuff said.

 

 

I am getting more curious by the day, whether America will vote him back into power. My gut says they will?

 

 

 

 

His approval is higher recently. I think he'll come back for round two.





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