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Trump's coronavirus response

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by EddieWasSnubbed, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. NewRoxFan

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    Wouldn't watch that when you posted it three posts earlier... not watching it this time either...
     
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    So you have no interest in the truth. Sir, you have become delusional, with all due respect.
     
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    The video is a guy ranting about how you can't really blame Trump because what he said is an attempt to help, we can't blame Trump for not knowing what he's saying because he means well. Literally, the argument is "he's too stupid to know any better, so you can't get mad at him for knowing anything" but framed in a pro-Trump way????
     
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  6. No Worries

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    Dude said ... “Now I would not have used the word ‘inject’”

    BTW I did not know that the Second Amendment needed a User’s Guide.

    ETA:
    He believes that Anti-Anti-Vaccine-ers should be all for injecting bleach into their bodies, since they are all about injecting other chemicals (aka vaccines) into their bodies.

    This is not a guy with a serious opinion, albeit an opinion he seriously believes.
     
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  7. rocketsjudoka

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    This is a pretty depressing read but shouldn't surprise anyone about what it's like in the White House.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/...XFiqMVxVwrcO0oivtQswOYOB8pQfnMzy2PcbOs_sPg9bE

    Home Alone at the White House: A Sour President, With TV His Constant Companion
    As his administration grapples with reopening the economy and responding to the coronavirus crisis, President Trump worries about his re-election and how the news media is portraying him.

    WASHINGTON — President Trump arrives in the Oval Office these days as late as noon, when he is usually in a sour mood after his morning marathon of television.

    He has been up in the White House master bedroom as early as 5 a.m. watching Fox News, then CNN, with a dollop of MSNBC thrown in for rage viewing. He makes calls with the TV on in the background, his routine since he first arrived at the White House.

    But now there are differences.

    The president sees few allies no matter which channel he clicks. He is angry even with Fox, an old security blanket, for not portraying him as he would like to be seen. And he makes time to watch Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s briefings from New York, closely monitoring for a sporadic compliment or snipe.

    Confined to the White House, the president is isolated from the supporters, visitors, travel and golf that once entertained him, according to more than a dozen administration officials and close advisers who spoke about Mr. Trump’s strange new life. He is tested weekly, as is Vice President Mike Pence, for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

    The economy — Mr. Trump’s main case for re-election — has imploded. News coverage of his handling of the coronavirus has been overwhelmingly negative as Democrats have condemned him for a lack of empathy, honesty and competence in the face of a pandemic. Even Republicans have criticized Mr. Trump’s briefings as long-winded and his rough handling of critics as unproductive.

    His own internal polling shows him sliding in some swing states, a major reason he declared a temporary halt to the issuance of green cards to those outside the United States. The executive order — watered down with loopholes after an uproar from business groups — was aimed at pleasing his political base, people close to him said, and was the kind of move Mr. Trump makes when things feel out of control. Friends who have spoken to him said he seemed unsettled and worried about losing the election.

    But the president’s primary focus, advisers said, is assessing how his performance on the virus is measured in the news media, and the extent to which history will blame him.

    “He’s frustrated,” said Stephen Moore, an outside economic adviser to Mr. Trump who was the president’s pick to sit on the Federal Reserve Board before his history of sexist comments and lack of child support payments surfaced. “It’s like being hit with a meteor.”

    Mr. Trump frequently vents about how he is portrayed. He was enraged by an article this month in which his health secretary, Alex M. Azar II, was said to have warned Mr. Trump in January about the possibility of a pandemic. Mr. Trump was upset that he was being blamed while Mr. Azar was portrayed in a more favorable light, aides said. The president told friends that he assumed Mr. Azar was working the news media to try to save his own reputation at the expense of Mr. Trump’s.

    Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, disputed that the president’s focus was on his news coverage, but said in a statement that “President
    Trump’s highest priority is the health and safety of the American people.”

    Aides said the president’s low point was in mid-March, when Mr. Trump, who had dismissed the virus as “one person coming in from China” and no worse than the flu, saw deaths and infections from Covid-19 rising daily. Mike Lindell, a Trump donor campaign surrogate and the chief executive of MyPillow, visited the White House later that month and said the president seemed so glum that Mr. Lindell pulled out his phone to show him a text message from a Democratic-voting friend of his who thought Mr. Trump was doing a good job.

    Mr. Lindell said Mr. Trump perked up after hearing the praise. “I just wanted to give him a little confidence,” Mr. Lindell said.

    The Daily Briefings

    he daily White House coronavirus task force briefing is the one portion of the day that Mr. Trump looks forward to, although even Republicans say that the two hours of political attacks, grievances and falsehoods by the president are hurting him politically.

    Mr. Trump will hear none of it. Aides say he views them as prime-time shows that are the best substitute for the rallies he can no longer attend but craves.

    Mr. Trump rarely attends the task force meetings that precede the briefings, and he typically does not prepare before he steps in front of the cameras. He is often seeing the final version of the day’s main talking points that aides have prepared for him for the first time although aides said he makes tweaks with a Sharpie just before he reads them live. He hastily plows through them, usually in a monotone, in order to get to the question-and-answer bullying session with reporters that he relishes.

    The briefing’s critics, including Mr. Cuomo, have pointed out the obvious: With two hours of the president’s day dedicated to hosting what is still referred to as a prime-time news briefing, who is going to actually fix the pandemic?

    Even Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, one of the experts appointed to advise the president on the best way to handle the outbreak, has complained that the amount of time he must spend onstage in the briefings each day has a “draining” effect on him.

    They have the opposite effect on the president. How he arrived at them was almost an accident.

    Mr. Trump became enraged watching the coverage of his 10-minute Oval Office address in March that was rife with inaccuracies and had little in terms of action for him to announce. He complained to aides that there were few people on television willing to defend him.

    The solution, aides said, came two days later, when Mr. Trump appeared in the Rose Garden to declare a national emergency and answer questions from reporters. As he admonished journalists for asking “nasty” questions, Mr. Trump found the back-and-forth he had been missing. The virus had not been a perfect enemy — it was impervious to his browbeating — but baiting and attacking reporters energized him.

    “I don’t take responsibility at all,” Mr. Trump told White House correspondents in answer to one question.

    His first news conference in the briefing room took place the next day, on a Saturday, after Mr. Trump arrived unannounced in the Situation Room, wearing a polo shirt and baseball cap, and told the group he planned to attend the briefing and watch from a chair on the side. When aides told him that reporters would simply yell questions at him, even if he was not on the small stage, he agreed to take the podium. He has not looked back since.

    When Mr. Trump finishes up 90 or more minutes later, he heads back to the Oval Office to watch the end of the briefings on TV and compare notes with whoever is around from his inner circle.

    More at link.
     
  8. NewRoxFan

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    Waaah.. butthurt-in-chief...

     
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    Good grief, and I believe every bit of it.
     
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  10. KingCheetah

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    '...he occasionally has dinner with his wife Melania and son Barron...'
    ______

    Yeesh.
     
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    Most petty and incompetent President of all time, if you support him - then you want the world to burn and piss on you!

    DD
     
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    Lol...

    Man I truly love your post....

    T_Man
     
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    I found out where trump got his UV idea from

     
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    I agree with everything except "piss on you." Can't do that from 6 feet away, DD. Not at my age.
     
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    50,200 deaths in the US since April 1st alone. WOW.
     
  19. NewRoxFan

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    Thanks for summarizing it. Looked sketchy. Seems I made a good decision.
     
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