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  #2458957 10-Apr-2020 15:18
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It's so bad under Donald that healthcare, a segment that pretty much always protected its professionals at all cost is now laying off people, during a pandemic. More than 43,000 professionals let go. Also under Donald: "COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, is now the deadliest disease in the United States, killing more people per day than cancer or heart disease."

 

The Republiturds maintained this idiot in power. The Trumpers, right-wing, neo-nazis put this idiot in there. They are killing the nation.





 

 

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  #2458968 10-Apr-2020 15:31
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  #2458986 10-Apr-2020 15:49
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The New York Times - Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing.

 

Aides and allies increasingly believe the president’s daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage.

 

April 9, 2020

 


WASHINGTON - In his daily briefings on the coronavirus, President Trump has brandished all the familiar tools in his rhetorical arsenal: belittling Democratic governors, demonizing the media, trading in innuendo and bulldozing over the guidance of experts.

 

It’s the kind of performance the president relishes, but one that has his advisers and Republican allies worried.

 

As unemployment soars and the death toll skyrockets, and new polls show support for the president’s handling of the crisis sagging, White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him. ...

 

Mr. Trump “sometimes drowns out his own message,” said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who told Trump “a once-a-week show” could be more effective. ...

 

Three new polls this week show Mr. Biden leading the president, and the Trump campaign’s internal surveys show he has mostly lost the initial bump he received early in the crisis ...

 



 





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  #2459023 10-Apr-2020 17:00
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NATIONAL INCOMPETENCE STOCKPILES AT FULL CAPACITY

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The National Incompetence Stockpiles - also known as the Federal Reserves of Inanity and Ineptitude, created to be drawn upon in times of crisis - are at “full capacity,” the Government Accountability Office announced on Saturday.

 

“The sheer tonnage of failure and stupidity that is being dumped into the stockpiles on a daily basis is astounding,” the G.A.O. statement read.

 

Davis Logsdon, a professor at the University of Minnesota who has written the definitive book about the National Incompetence Stockpiles, said that the nation’s Futility reserves stand at their highest levels ever, eclipsing the record stockpiles established during the tenure of President George W. Bush.

 

“The Bush Administration severely depleted the National Incompetence Stockpiles when it invaded Iraq and responded to Hurricane Katrina,” Logsdon said. “At the time, it seemed as though the stockpiles would never be fully replenished, and this makes the Trump Administration’s achievement all the more striking.”

 

According to the statutes governing the National Incompetence Stockpiles, individual states may draw on the federal reserves of Idiocy in times of emergency, but so far the governors of states like Georgia, Texas, and Florida have adequate stockpiles of their own.
 





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  #2459077 10-Apr-2020 18:45
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POTUS will follow Bolzenaro.





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  #2459120 10-Apr-2020 21:04
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  #2459158 11-Apr-2020 00:33
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Aides and allies increasingly believe the president’s daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage.

 



 

Those who have nothing to say talk a lot. Those who have something to say, however, hardly.





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  #2459204 11-Apr-2020 09:13
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The reason why Trump doesn't wear a mask is the same reason why porn stars don't wear condoms when on set.

Trump has indicated that once US states stop the lockdowns, he doesn't want to have a lot of testing. No ulterior motive there. >:(

Washington Post: To protect Trump, White House among first to use rapid coronavirus tests sought by communities

...One recent visitor to the White House described his experience, saying a nurse swabbed both of his nostrils in less than a minute and inserted them into the Abbott machine for an assessment. This person noticed administration officials, including a couple Cabinet members, waiting to get tested, and he was told that every visitor meeting the president would get a test, even if they felt healthy.

...The new requirement began last week, and a group of energy company officials, including the chief executives of Exxon Mobil and Chevron, were tested before their meeting with the president and several U.S. senators in the Cabinet Room on Friday.

A number of senior White House staffers have received emails directing them to schedule tests in the EEOB because of their “proximity” to the vice president and president, according to an email reviewed by The Washington Post. Dozens of aides have been tested so far.

One senior administration official who was tested last week said the plan was for “core officials” around the president to be tested weekly. During a recent news briefing at the White House, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters he had been tested two days earlier, and Trump said he underwent a second test last week. Both men said their tests were negative. Pence also said he tested negative for the virus.

The move to testing has come after Trump initially spent weeks dismissing the threat from the coronavirus, which has been confirmed to have infected more than 393,000 people and killed more than 12,000 in the United States.

And Trump has continued to flout guidance from medical experts, saying he won’t wear a face mask even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommended that all Americans wear them in public to help prevent spreading the virus.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-rapid-coronavirus-tests-abott/2020/04/07/98e44a76-78e9-11ea-a130-df573469f094_story.html

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  #2459207 11-Apr-2020 09:20
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  #2459220 11-Apr-2020 09:35
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FAUCI BEGS PHARMA COMPANIES TO SPEED DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-NARCISSISM DRUG

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Stating that “time is of the essence,” Dr. Anthony Fauci is imploring the nation’s pharmaceutical companies to fast-track the development of a drug to treat narcissism.

 

Acknowledging that narcissistic-personality disorder has historically been resistant to medication, the esteemed virologist said that a breakthrough drug was “urgently needed.”

 

“I have seen the toll that narcissism takes, day in, day out,” Fauci said. “The human cost is incalculable. Successfully treating one narcissist could substantially reduce the misery and suffering of millions.”

 

The epidemiologist said that, as soon as a promising anti-narcissism drug is developed, he would “personally oversee” its clinical trials.

 

For the purpose of those trials, Fauci said, it would be optimal to manufacture the drug as a pill or anything else “that could be easily crushed and dissolved in a Diet Coke.”





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  #2459237 11-Apr-2020 10:11
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kingdragonfly:

 

One senior administration official who was tested last week said the plan was for “core officials” around the president to be tested weekly.

 

 

These people go out. They have no "bubbles". Testing once a week is still too risky. 





 

 

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  #2459273 11-Apr-2020 10:54
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Vehicles line up before dawn as locals seek aid from the San Antonio Food Bank

 

Thousands of people in cars - some waiting since late yesterday afternoon - gather at Traders Village to get food from the San Antonio Food Bank.

 

 

Probably going to be a more common sight in Trump's America.

 

One of the most telling problems with what's wrong with America can be seen in the comments section of that article:

 

 

"If you know San Antonio, you know that very few of those people actually needed the food. It was just something to do. It was just a chance to get something for nothing."

 

"San Antonio is one of the highest ranked cities for obesity. I think most of those in line could probably stand to miss a few meals."

 

 

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  #2459330 11-Apr-2020 12:26
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President Trump Botches Pandemic Response, Shifts Coronavirus Testing To The States

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  #2459337 11-Apr-2020 13:19
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The New York Times - Opinion - American Democracy May Be Dying

 

today

 

A short extract from a frightening in-depth article ...

 


... The story so far: 

 

Back in 2018, Wisconsin’s electorate voted strongly for Democratic control. 

 

Voters chose a Democratic governor, and gave 53 percent of their support to Democratic candidates for the State Assembly. 

 

But the state is so heavily gerrymandered that despite this popular-vote majority, Democrats got only 36 percent of the Assembly’s seats.

 

And far from trying to reach some accommodation with the governor-elect, Republicans moved to effectively emasculate him, drastically reducing the powers of his office.

 

Then came Tuesday’s election.

 

In normal times most attention would have been focused on the Democratic primary - although that became a moot point when Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign. 

 

But a seat on the State Supreme Court was also at stake.

 

Yet Wisconsin, like most of the country, is under a stay-at-home order. 

 

So why did Republican legislators, eventually backed by the Republican appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court, insist on holding an election as if the situation were normal?

 

The answer is that the state shutdown had a much more severe impact on voting in Democratic-leaning urban areas, where a great majority of polling places were closed, than in rural or suburban areas. 

 

So the state G.O.P. was nakedly exploiting a pandemic to disenfranchise those likely to vote against it.

 

What we saw in Wisconsin, in short, was a state party doing whatever it takes to cling to power even if a majority of voters want it out - and a partisan bloc on the Supreme Court backing its efforts. 

 

Donald Trump, as usual, said the quiet part out loud: If we expand early voting and voting by mail, “you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.

 

Does anyone seriously doubt that something similar could happen, very soon, at a national level? ...

 



 





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  #2459424 11-Apr-2020 15:58
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EDIT

 

"People are dying who have never died before

 

Reuters Fact Check

 

VERDICT

 

False: there is no evidence that shows that Trump said “people are dying who have never died before”, either in relation to the coronavirus outbreak or earlier. 

 

The late writer Ernest Hemingway is documented as having used the phrase. 





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