Trump offers denial and delusion as pandemic crisis overtakes his presidency

I take no pleasure in this national disaster.

No one does.

Ditto.

Yet there are far too many people, many in “high places”, who refuse to acknowledge there is a problem, let alone a crisis.

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I wonder… who could those people be? :wink:

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What a surprise, another CNN article.

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Equal to the surprise that you would think that!

Well, if you want to post something that is widely reported, something from CNN or Fox is better than the WashingtonPost or New York Times because of their paywalls.

Would you feel better reading the Fox version? He’s still campaigning in the Rose Garden.

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Now the kits had arrived. The crew members came down together, walked over and stopped six feet away. Yumi bowed, and the crew bowed in return. Following their lead, so did I. Then a caravan of Maryland National Guard trucks escorted by the Maryland State Police drove the tests from the airport to a refrigerated, secure warehouse at an undisclosed location. The federal government had recently seized 3 million N95 masks purchased by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. We weren’t going to let Washington stop us from helping Marylanders.

This should not have been necessary. I’d watched as the president downplayed the outbreak’s severity and as the White House failed to issue public warnings, draw up a 50-state strategy, or dispatch medical gear or lifesaving ventilators from the national stockpile to American hospitals. Eventually, it was clear that waiting around for the president to run the nation’s response was hopeless; if we delayed any longer, we’d be condemning more of our citizens to suffering and death. So every governor went their own way, which is how the United States ended up with such a patchwork response. I did the best I could for Maryland. Here’s what we saw and heard from Washington along the way.

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It’s because of this national disaster that I lost my job.

:weary:

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So sorry. :sob:

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One more CNN article that really says nothing new. Just the same old stuff they’ve been saying for months. If President Trump spent that time talking about the pandemic CNN would have blasted him for not talking about China, or the economy, or some other “important” crisis they could come up.

It is so difficult for me to see how so many seemingly intelligent people here on CAF can read/watch CNN and take their news as fact. While I may not like your politics, I do respect the fact that many of you are intelligent people.

And yes I know the comeback is going to be something about watching Fox news blah blah blah blah…

People on CAF have been getting their news from literal white supremacists, and I’m not even talking about Tucker Carlson’s writer.
I’m talking about sites like Breitbart.

Like Stefan Molyneux

or the anti-islamic hate group Frontpage Magazine

The left-wing equivalent of these kinds of sites is not CNN. The left wing equivalent of these sites would be closer to Democratic Underground, the Palmer Report or Daily Kos, or for something closer to the hate groups, itsgoingdown

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Horton, it’s easy when the CNN articles are confirmed by tweets from the President or his supporters. CNN does not exist in a vacuum. This President lets us know what he’s thinking 24/7. So, when CNN reports on what he says/what he thinks there is a long record to bounce the report against.

I know what you’re saying, though. It seems like the non-Fox media has been blasting Trump for years. You know, that’s true. Since before he was running he was viewed as a reality star huckster who bankrupted several companies, had dubious branded products (steaks, vodka, university, etc), called up reporters and pretended to be his PR person, all sorts of stuff.

Trump has not changed, and the media view of him has not changed.

It certainly seems you take pleasure in threads that draw all the anti-Trump posters to jump on
and beat the drum about what a bad, bad, bad man our president it.

You are not alone as there seems to be a competition about who can post the most negative threads daily about President Trump. I am not keeping score mind
you, but my only reaction is … yawn! Here we go again.

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The reason is obvious. It is because he is not just a bad president, but also a very bad human being. And I am simply amazed that he has any supporters left. I can understand that some people like some of his policies. I disagree but that is not surprising. What is beyond my comprehension is denying how bad a human being he is. If you would say: “Yes he is a rabid dog, but at least he is our rabid dog”, that could be understood.

What I cannot understand how can some people just say: “Oh, boys will be boys” or “that was just some locker room humor” or “that was just a joke” and not realize what serious personality faults are exhibited. It is true that “Trump will be Trump”, and uncouth, nekulturny person, and a criminal , but at least he must be declared what he is, and be punished for his criminal behavior.

We shall see. And the fact that Mary Trump’s book sold in 980,000 copies on the first day gives me hope. After all it is “unlikely” that Trump supporters would buy it. :wink:

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This is a fake crisis and is exaggerated for political purposes. If you think a virus that has a 99%+ survival rate unless you’re very sick already, you’re either a panicky dupe or a cynical political animal.

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TX and FL apparently have exaggerrated figures.

It certainly is difficult to analyze this properly.

Some common sense can be used, protect one self, wear a mask.

If you fall into one of the more susceptible groups, stay home.

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Tell that to all the people, who did not take the danger seriously. Those who attended parties and caught the disease - and DIED. Tell them just how “fake” the danger is.

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And he might be your president for the next 4 years so you can enjoy posting more disgruntled posts about what a bad, bad bad man he is. So don’t lose
your list of complaints

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