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  #2458583 9-Apr-2020 17:54
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Listening to Trump about the Coronavirus,
Saying how it's not his fault. It's the WHO, states, Obama's fault.
Saying that the virus will miraculously disappear in April
Saying the US has the most test, the best tests
Saying he's number one on Facebook (he's not)
Saying the governors should be thanking him for his great job

..and this song popped into my head.

Splendora - You're Standing On My Neck Lyrics


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  #2458629 9-Apr-2020 19:52
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msukiwi:

freitasm:This is on Trump:

 

Unfortunately, they will vote him back in!

 

 

Yup. @Sidestep's analysis is both likely and depressing.

 
 
 
 


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  #2458631 9-Apr-2020 19:57
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kingdragonfly: Some in the administration feared that an announcement recommending that all Americans wear masks would open them up to accusations that they got it wrong at the onset.

 

 

"Strategy is not letting the enemy know you're out of ammunition by continuing to fire".

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  #2458633 9-Apr-2020 20:01
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freitasm:

I don't subscribe to conspiracy theories but this is one that's not too far-fetched:

 

"What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn’t be surprised by his making that tradeoff."

 

 

Seems unlikely, that ascribes far too much intelligence and planning ability to him. He's delusional, not machiavellian. The economy will only keep going up and up and up while he's in charge, so nothing to worry about, and certainly no need to do anything like that.

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  #2458636 9-Apr-2020 20:08
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freitasm:

And here we go. Let the grifters grift: "Mr. Trump himself has a small personal financial interest in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-malaria-drug.html

 

 

If he's got a highly diverse portfolio he's probably got at least some interest in everything imaginable. It wouldn't surprise me if many Kiwisaver participants have a small personal financial interest in Sanofi via some fund or other. This is almost certainly conicidence. Remember, he's a delusional narcissist, what he's worried about is his image, not a 0.003% stake in the company. If he can make it go away by promising a miracle cure, he's won.

 

 

Having the Trump supporters leap from one conspiracy theory to the next is bad enough, we don't have to copy them.

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  #2458638 9-Apr-2020 20:12
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I see the moron is now starting to blame the WHO for the virus and is threatening to stop funding them.

 

In the middle of a pandemic. Words, as usual where he is concerned. fail me.

 

 

I've seen that too, I use my Trump-fan friend (who is actually a really nice person, just fell into the rabbit hole some time ago) as a litmus test and they just posted a long screed about how heads must roll at the WHO and their director-general must burn. Which is a pretty good indicator that Trump and Fox have recently started attacking the WHO in an attempt to divert blame.

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  #2458655 9-Apr-2020 20:48
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I wonder if he'd feel the same way, if the WHO head was an American white old male named something like "John Miller" instead of an Ethiopian named Tedros Adhanom.

 
 
 
 


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  #2458660 9-Apr-2020 20:54
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kingdragonfly: I wonder if he'd feel the same way, if the WHO head was an American white old male named something like "John Miller" instead of an Ethiopian named Tedros Adhanom.

 

 

It makes it easier, and Tedros is an obvious target for him, but he's really attacking the institution as a whole in order to shift blame. Just to give some background on Tedros:

 

He trained 40,000 female health workers, improved laboratories, created ambulance fleets and multiplied medical school graduates tenfold. Deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, as well as deaths of young children and women in childbirth, fell by more than 50 percent

 

He did all this in Ethiopia. No wonder they made him head of the WHO.

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  #2458668 9-Apr-2020 21:29
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He has a new press secretary that is the epitome of The Dumb.

 

We won't see coronavirus here... and the others words of a very dumb human being




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  #2458712 10-Apr-2020 02:43
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If Trump really screws up the covid19 thing and the death toll gets into five or even six figures, I hope that destroys his re-election chances.


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  #2458717 10-Apr-2020 06:29
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they knew about it in Nov. (guess why he blames China - this is evidenceproof they knew about it in Nov)

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12323882





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  #2458790 10-Apr-2020 10:35
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Saying Trump was warned is a bit pointless.

It's like saying you've warned a pet cat by telling him he's a naughty boy.

The Atlantic: The President Who Doesn't Read

Trump’s allergy to the written word and his reliance on oral communication have proven liabilities in office.

Ironically, it was the publication of a book this week that crystallized the reality of just how little Donald Trump reads. While, like many of the tendencies described in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Trump’s indifference to the printed word has been apparent for some time, the depth and implications of Trump’s strong preference for oral communication over the written word demand closer examination.

“He didn’t process information in any conventional sense,” Wolff writes. “He didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semi-­literate.”

Wolff quotes economic adviser Gary Cohn writing in an email: “It’s worse than you can imagine … Trump won’t read anything—not one-page memos, not the brief policy papers, nothing. He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored.”

While Trump and his allies, as well as some mainstream journalists, have attacked the accuracy of Wolff’s book, Trump’s allergy to reading is among the most fully corroborated assertions Fire and Fury makes.

Ahead of the election, the editors of this magazine wrote that the Republican candidate “appears not to read.” Before the inauguration, Trump told Axios, “I like bullets or I like as little as possible. I don't need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.” In February,

The New York Times reported that National Security Council members had been instructed to keep policy papers to a single page and include lots of graphics and maps. Mother Jones reviewed classified information indicating Trump’s briefings were a quarter as long as Barack Obama’s.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/americas-first-post-text-president/549794/

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  #2458802 10-Apr-2020 10:56
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  #2458956 10-Apr-2020 15:16
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Dr Trump strikes again ...

 

The Washington Post - Live updates: Trump contradicts experts

 

today

 

 

Trump is pushing to reopen much of the U.S. next month

 

The Trump administration is pushing to reopen much of the country next month, raising concerns among medical experts and economists of a possible covid-19 resurgence if Americans return to their normal lives before the virus is truly stamped out. ...

 

Trump says mass testing not needed to reopen the country, contradicting experts

 

President Trump on Thursday said mass testing for the coronavirus is not necessary for the United States to get back to normal, contradicting experts who say widespread testing will be key to successfully easing out of social distancing. ...

 



 





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