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Jim Wright
March 29 at 7:27 PM ·
“If you're not watching Trump's nightly Coronavirus shitfest, here's the summary:
He started out by accusing nurses of hoarding or stealing face masks.
Trump: "There is something going on. I don't know if it is hoarding. It is maybe worse than hoarding ... for years, 10 to 20,000 masks. Okay. It's a New York City hospital. It's packed all the time. How do you go from 10 to 20 to 300,000? 10 to 20,000 masks, to 300,000 ... even though this is different. Something is going on. And you ought to look into it as reporters. Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door? How do you go from 10,000 to 300,000? Uh, and we have that in a lot of different places. So ... somebody should probably look into that, 'cause I just don't see from a practical standpoint how that's possible to go from that to that, and we have that happening in numerous places..."
He then accused hospitals of "hoarding" ventilators.
He does this several times throughout the briefing, Suggesting New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and medical personnel, specifically nurses, are conspiring to overinflate the number of ventilators and masks needed.
Again, he does this more than once.
Trump then admits there actually ARE shortages, but blames Obama. Saying that it's like how the military was out of bullets when he took over. None of this has any basis in reality whatsoever, but the toadies in the background are all nodding like this is fact.
This is beyond gaslighting.
This is a radioactive gas cloud.
This is like watching the Soviet government press briefings about Chernobyl, when the reactor was still burning and the Russians didn't realize we could actually SEE it from orbit and that radiation meters were sounding the alarm over half the planet.
Trump then talks about immigrants and how keeping them out of America probably prevented us from getting the plague and everybody behind him has this carefully practiced expressionless Soviet face on, and then bizarrely Trump randomly pivots to explaining how he didn't know until TODAY that 2.2 MILLION AMERICANS will likely die if we don't maintain social distancing -- even though that number was specifically briefed IN FRONT of him two weeks ago on national TV.
Naturally, now that Trump is suddenly aware of the probability of 2.2 MILLION DEATHS, he never said he was going to order America back to work by Easter. That was, uh, um, well, you see, um, just "aspirational."
The man who always speaks bluntly, is suddenly talking in metaphor and parable.
A QANN "reporter" asks Trump why his approval ratings are so high, is it because he's so awesome? Trump admits that he is.
Someone else asks about Americans facing eviction on April 1st. Trump says "I think landlords will take it easy."
Trump goes after reporter Yacmiche Alcindor for daring to ask about his repeated attacks on various governors. Trump angrily says, "We sent thousands of generators to New York ... the people in New York never distribute it the generators."
It takes a minute to figure out that when Trump says "generators" he probably means "ventilators." He does this repeatedly.
A reporter asks why Florida has 100% of their requests for supplies from the national strategic stockpile filled, but Massachusetts has not? Instead of answering, Trump says: "I was on the call yesterday with the governors and they were happy with the job we are doing."
The governors, who he noted the day before, he refuses to call. He was on the phone with them. They're happy he says, despite the fact that he was just this morning talking about how they're not happy and they should be.
Trump then segues into: "The biggest problem was the test didn't work. That was not from us. That has been there a long time" and suggests that the fault lies with Obama.
The tests in question were developed by the CDC, WITHIN THE LAST 3 MONTHS. Literally since the beginning of THIS year. Obama has been out of office for nearly 4 years now.
Then, bizarrely -- or not, given that this the new normal -- Trump says: "You will see drugs being used like nobody has ever used them before, and people are going to be dying all over the place."
I thought at first he was talking about his repeated claims about untested drugs as a cure for the coronavirus. You know, aquarium cleaner. But, instead, he was talking about drug ABUSE. Not sure by who, but you can probably guess. You know what happens when "those" people stay home with nothing to do.
A CNN reporter tries to get Trump back to his comments about the governors of blue states having to be more "appreciative." Trump screams at him, "YOUR STATEMENT IS A LIE!"
The reporter was LITERALLY quoting Trump's own statement.
Literally quoting Trump.
Trump called those words a lie. I mean, he's not wrong, but still...
As proof of this, Trump starts bragging about how his press briefings are getting better ratings than The Bachelor and Monday Night Football.
"The enemy is death," declares Trump.
And we're done. Thanks for coming everybody. Hope to see you all tomorrow for another exciting episode of "Reality TV President!"”

Posted: 04/01/2020 at 06:54AM


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Current Thread:
Stable genius -- bucinor 04/01/2020 06:54AM
  As usual, you have another dishonest post...... -- JS-Pir 04/01/2020 11:29AM
  Deflect away, dimwit. ** -- bucinor 04/01/2020 09:23AM
  You're deflecting ** -- Mozingo Rd 04/01/2020 09:41AM
  100% accurate ** -- Paleales 04/01/2020 11:40AM
  Always complaining about style over substance.** -- Bristol 32 04/01/2020 07:54AM
  The substance is an epic shit show.. ** -- ecudmarsh7 04/01/2020 09:23AM
  Politic on? That’s rich, Mr. Chinaphobe. ** -- bucinor 04/01/2020 09:21AM
  Wuhan Virus! Chinese Virus!! Red Commie Virus!!! ** -- 120pages 04/01/2020 10:15AM
  Are you saying the CCP was forthcoming? -- Paleales 04/01/2020 10:07AM
  And you'll be waiting a looooong time. ** -- JS-Pir 04/01/2020 11:32AM

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