Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Saturday, February 29, 2020



TRUMP SPEAKS AFTER FIRST U.S. CORONAVIRUS DEATH: Pres. Trump addresses the latest coronavirus developments. Health officials just announced that one person with coronavirus from King County, Washington has died. The virus has now killed over 2,900 people globally and spread to at least 58 countries. At a rally yesterday, Trump called coronavirus the Democrats' 'new hoax'; earlier in the week, Trump falsely claimed that coronavirus has a lower mortality rate than the seasonal flu; in fact, its mortality rate is roughly 20x higher.

From former Bush administration aide Max Boot: 

"To those who believe smaller government is always better, this is a cautionary tale. The Trump administration isn't the cause of the coronavirus, but their fingerprints are all over it."


The "stable genius" told his cultists at his cult rally in S. Carolina yesterday that the coronavirus is a Democratic HOAX.

Will trump's cultists ignore the CDC's warnings about the coronavirus? Their cult leader told them it's just a hoax, so when do they start making plans to go to China and South Korea? Iran? Italy? Seems the Democrats, according to trump, are hoaxing all over the world!

Seriously, trump is a malevolent idiot with no leadership qualities to see America through any crisis, let alone a pandemic.

Trump put Mike Pence, who is an anti-science Evolution denier, in charge of the coronavirus response. Does that make you feel secure? A guy who claimed smoking doesn't cause cancer and who "prayed" on one of the worse HIV outbreaks in his state, is in charge of dispensing information to the public.

The incompetent trump administration told Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to "stand down," from appearing on all the Sunday news shows.

Rep. Garamendi (D-CA):

" 'I can repeat what he said, he said, 'I was not muzzled. However, I was to go on the Sunday talk shows five of them. The vice president’s office then took over the control of this situation, and told me to stand down, not to do those shows,'" Garamendi said, quoting Fauci. 

 'Now, you can draw your own conclusions whether he was muzzled or not, but clearly he was scheduled to do Sunday talk shows and he was not to proceed with that,' the congressman added."

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Ray Cranston said...

This is what messianic figures do -- they either imply or state that when anybody's against them, that it's a giant conspiracy or a hoax begun by his enemies.

tRump is a fking disaster and so are his cultists.

Dave Miller said...

When asked during a Congressional hearing whether or not the Coronavirus was a hoax, as President trump claimed, Sec State Pompeo refused to answer, calling it a "gotcha question" and saying the government is taking it seriously.

Look, if it's a hoax, we need no government response, and the government need not take it seriously as Pompeo said it was. If it not a hoax and the government is indeed taking it seriously, then once again, President Trump lied.

Which should surprise no one.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave and Ray Trump's response in this calls into serious question his ability to lead and his mental state. Any leader attaching the word "hoax" in ANY context to a pandemic is seriously mentally not fit to lead.

Pompeo is a boot-licker and a disgrace to the State Department.

Infidel753 said...

when do they start making plans to go to China and South Korea? Iran? Italy?

They think foreign countries are a hoax too.

Pompeo must not have gotten his copy of the talking points yet. Now they're saying that anybody who points out Trump's inane statements or counterproductive actions is "politicizing the virus".

skudrunner said...

Someone made a statement years ago that is playing out in big time today by both parties. I can't remember who said it but "never let a crisis go to waste" rings true. The president is downplaying the virus and blaming the democrats while the democrats and media are trying to create wide spread panic and blame the president.
This is a time for everyone to rejoice and finally realize that nothing the politicians do is for the American people but only for them.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud you have a very faulty partisan memory. During the Ebola scare during the Obama administration, the GOPers were all over the place calling President Obama incompetent and risking the lives of Americans. There's even a Trump tweet to aattest to that.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753, In addition to telling Dr. Fauci to "stand down" from appearing on any Sunday news shows, the CDC has not shared any infor on the coronavirus with local medical people.

(CNN)As new cases of coronavirus arise daily in the United States -- including several announced over the weekend and one death -- the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has failed to release crucial information physicians say could help save the lives of Americans diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

Several US patients have recovered from coronavirus, but so far, the CDC has shared detailed clinical information about only one of those patients. That information includes what treatments the patients received and how they fared.

Whose order is that?

skudrunner said...

Ms Shaw, Where in the post above did I mention obama even under his true name the swell guy. I know all he ever did was for all the American citizens because after all he was a family man.
As to whose order was that, I have no idea and I doubt neither do you. It is illegal to yell fire in a theater and it should be illegal for the media to start a panic but of course they are exempt from scrutiny.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud, you wrote this: "...while the democrats and media are trying to create wide spread panic and blame the president."

I just reminded you that when a Democrat was president, the Republicans were blaming him, President Obama, for incompetence in his response to the ebola scare. You seem to think only the Democrats do this.

In fact, re: the impeachment and what GOPers said about the Dems wanting to impeach trump the day he was inaugurated -- If you Google that but use Hillary's name instead, you'll see that the Republicans were talking about impeaching Hillary during the 2016 campaign.

It's just a reminder to you that you fail to see the log in the Republicans' eyes while bitching about the speck in the Democrats'.

R.D. said...

You should also remind your resident troll that the Republicans engaged in a concerted effort to politically weaponize the 2014 Ebola outbreak against Barack Obama, whose response was in reality smart and effective. In the aftermath of that outbreak the Obama administration put in place measures to deal with future pandemics — all of which Trump scrapped.

skudrunner said...

There is no way the repugs could impeach the -H- because she lost to the orange hair or did you forget. I have always contended that trump didn't win, princes pantsuit lost as did the DNC. They seem to be making a similar mistake this election in anointing joe blunder as their candidate.

As to blaming the president for any health outbreak is ridiculous and that goes for barry. The economy yes but a health out break no. The swell guy may have been a total incompetent and a special interest only president but even he could not start or stop a virus or any other health issue and neither could trump. As many as 61000 people died from the flu in the 2017-18 season yet no one blamed the president. This is a democrat fueled panic and they are doing a good job of exploiting it because after all never let a crisis go to waste.