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    Exclamation Why Trump is to blame for our botched Covid-19 response

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    From Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway:

    "For Trump supporters, let me make one thing VERY clear!

    For the record NO ONE is blaming the President for the virus. Let me repeat. Coronavirus is not Trump’s fault.


    Here’s a detailed list of what we are blaming him for:


    * Trump declined to use the World Health Organization’s test like other nations. Back in January, over a month before the first Covid19 case, the Chinese posted a new mysterious virus and within a week, Berlin virologists had produced the first diagnostic test. By the end of February, the WHO had shipped out tests to 60 countries. Oh, but not our government. We declined the test even as a temporary bridge until the CDC could create its own test. The question is why? We don’t know but what to look for is which pharmaceutical company eventually manufactures the test and who owns the stock. Keep tuned.

    * In 2018 Trump fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

    * In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job. Trump did not replace Dr. Borio.

    * In 2019 the NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and bio-defense, Tim Ziemer, left the position and Trump did not replace the Rear Admiral.

    * Trump shut down the entire Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency. Yes, he did.

    * Amid the explosive worldwide outbreak of the virus Trump proposed a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention plus a 10% cut to Public Health Services and a 7% cut to Global Health Services. Those happen to be the organizations that respond to public health threats.

    * In 2018, at Trump’s direction, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries including China.

    * Trump didn’t appoint a doctor to oversee the US response to the pandemic. He appointed Mike Pence.

    * Trump has on multiple occasions sowed doubt about the severity of the virus even using the word hoax at events and rallies. He even did it at an event where the virus was being spread. Trump has put out zero useful information concerning the health risks of the virus.

    * Trump pretended the virus had been contained.

    * Trump left a cruise ship at sea for days, denying them proper hospital care, rather than increase his numbers in America.


    • Repeat. We do not blame Trump for the virus.
    • We blame him for gutting the nation’s preparations to deal with it.
    • We blame him for bungling testing and allowing it to spread uninhibited.
    • We blame him for wasting taxpayer money on applause lines at his rallies (like The Wall).
    • We blame him for putting his own political life over American human life. I hope this clears things up."


    The Lincoln Project, a group led by George Conway, released a new video criticizing the president's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...&id=1222099697


    Denials, Deflections and Lies to follow ...........
    TRUMP: Promise Everything, Deliver Nothing, Blame Someone Else

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    Trump only shifted his tone as the coronavirus virus spread to Trump country.



    The national debate set off by Donald Trump’s announcement that he wanted churches packed on Easter was, like so many Trump crises, a self-inflicted one. In the days after Trump tweeted that “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” his medical advisers, led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, implored Trump not to relax the government’s social distancing guidelines. Trump dug in. “His view was: I need to show people that there is light at the end of the tunnel,” a former West Wing official told me. Under pressure, members of the coronavirus task force discussed privately how parts of the country might be opened in April, but cautioned Trump not to get locked into a specific timetable given the deteriorating conditions in New York hospitals and ominous upticks in cases in New Orleans, Detroit, and elsewhere. “They discussed it internally, but they never intended Trump to announce it,” a Republican working with the task force told me.


    Trump’s impulsive decision—and its messy aftermath—consumed the West Wing during the critical week that governors were pleading with the White House to deliver medical supplies before hospital systems began to collapse. “It was totally crazy,” the Republican told me. Dr. Fauci, Senator Lindsey Graham, and others raced to convince Trump that an Easter opening would be a cataclysmic error that could cost millions of lives. “This is a very, very stressful situation for everybody, including me,” Fauci told me in a phone interview on Monday. By last weekend Fauci’s arguments broke through: Trump agreed to extend the social distancing guidelines until the end of April.

    Trump’s latest tonal and tactical shift (and almost certainly not the last) was driven by several factors, both personal and political. Trump learned that his close friend, 78-year-old New York real estate mogul Stan Chera, had contracted COVID-19 and fallen into a coma at NewYork-Presbyterian. “Boy, did that hit home. Stan is like one of his best friends,” said prominent New York Trump donor Bill White. Trump also grew concerned as the virus spread to Trump country. “The polling sucked. The campaign panicked about the numbers in red states. They don’t expect to win states that are getting blown to pieces with coronavirus,” a former West Wing official told me. From the beginning of the crisis, Trump had struggled to see it as anything other than a political problem, subject to his usual arsenal of tweets and attacks and bombast. But he ultimately realized that as bad as the stock market was, getting coronavirus wrong would end his presidency. “The campaign doesn’t matter anymore,” he recently told a friend, “what I do now will determine if I get reelected.”


    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020...avirus-miracle
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    And whose responsible for Corona Virus ..... China !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    And whose responsible for Corona Virus ..... China !
    Really? Thanks for your insight.

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    Hey Ren, out of curiosity who is Mark Bryson? He a buddy?

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    Here's a Pence spin job to deflect the responsibility away from Trump, how interesting.


    Pence seeks to blame CDC and China for any delay in US coronavirus response -- not Trump's initial failure to face reality
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/polit...rus/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    And whose responsible for Corona Virus ..... China !
    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to vote for Trump.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to coddle and protect Trump.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to not take this seriously.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to rally around Trump in February, when we could have removed him and put someone in there who knew what they were doing.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to spread lies and misinformation about the virus, causing us to engage in social distancing (WHICH YOU ALSO DON'T TAKE SERIOUSLY).

    You are to blame for all that. 100% to blame. I don't even blame Trump because I knew this is how poorly he would respond...I blame you for knowing that and choosing to vote for him anyway.

    Kill yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LV426 View Post
    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to vote for Trump.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to coddle and protect Trump.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to not take this seriously.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to rally around Trump in February, when we could have removed him and put someone in there who knew what they were doing.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to spread lies and misinformation about the virus, causing us to engage in social distancing (WHICH YOU ALSO DON'T TAKE SERIOUSLY).

    You are to blame for all that. 100% to blame. I don't even blame Trump because I knew this is how poorly he would respond...I blame you for knowing that and choosing to vote for him anyway.

    Kill yourself.
    China created Corona .... you should kill yourself .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    And whose responsible for Corona Virus ..... China !

    What are you waiting for, go find out.
    TRUMP: Promise Everything, Deliver Nothing, Blame Someone Else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    China created Corona .... you should kill yourself .
    Proof that China created Corona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LV426 View Post
    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to vote for Trump.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to coddle and protect Trump.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to not take this seriously.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to rally around Trump in February, when we could have removed him and put someone in there who knew what they were doing.

    China is not to blame for the poor choice you made to spread lies and misinformation about the virus, causing us to engage in social distancing (WHICH YOU ALSO DON'T TAKE SERIOUSLY).

    You are to blame for all that. 100% to blame. I don't even blame Trump because I knew this is how poorly he would respond...I blame you for knowing that and choosing to vote for him anyway.

    Kill yourself.
    So Obama’s to blame for H1N1 and his poor response ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    And whose responsible for Corona Virus ..... China !
    Its all about trumps piss poor response to this virus, you can't blame china for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    China created Corona .... you should kill yourself .
    But Trump ignored all the warnings while you personally spread lies and misinformation on these boards the entire time.

    China isn't to blame for that...YOU ARE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    So Obama’s to blame for H1N1 and his poor response ?
    We have already covered the FACT that Obama acted immediately, trump lied for weeks at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving91390 View Post
    So Obama’s to blame for H1N1 and his poor response ?
    Was America Shut Down?
    TRUMP: Promise Everything, Deliver Nothing, Blame Someone Else

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