Trump’s campaign manager is a felon.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 12, 2020
His deputy campaign manager is a felon.
His national security advisor is a felon.
His foreign policy advisor is a felon.
His personal lawyer is a felon.
His long time advisor is a felon.
It’s not a campaign, it’s a criminal enterprise. pic.twitter.com/3U2VZNcaiL
July 10: "Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence is an unforgivable betrayal of his office...a perversion of justice — indeed, it is one of the most nauseating instances of corrupt government favoritism the United States has ever seen." (Washington Post) (Stone was one of Trump's criminal collusion conduits with Russia for Trump election aid.)
A few hours before Trump's illicit act, Stone (who displays a large tatoo of Nixon on his back) extorted Trump. Keep him out of prison for his 7 felonies or else he would expose Trump crimes. Trump then bribed Stone to keep his mouth shut.
From Mitt Romney, "Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president."
It’s been two weeks and Trump has done NOTHING about Russia’s bounties on our troops.— VoteVets (@votevets) July 10, 2020
He’s a coward who cares more about pleasing his Russian master than keeping our troops alive.
What are you going to do about him this November?? #TraitorTrump#TwoWeeksOfSilence pic.twitter.com/ttS33l5AX5
July 9: Trump is NUMBER ONE. Mass murderer in US history. Lying. Cheating creditors. Perpetrator of criminal acts. Adding US debt. Racist. Admirer of US traitors and enemies as heroes. Incompetency. Corruption. Traitor. Bully. Name caller. Crybaby.
July 9: The US Supreme Court slammed Trump big time, ruling unanimously that he is NOT immune from criminal prosecution, complying with a grand jury subpoena or oversight by Congress. In 2 7-2 rulings against Trump, the court concluded that lower courts may compel Trump to turn over his taxes and financial records for criminal investigation and to turn over to Congress critical documents. Trump threw a temper tantrum on Twitter after the court would not sanction his delusions.
Trump then called the Supreme Court a political witch hunt, hoax and prosecutorial misconduct.
July 8: Trump crippled the battle against coronavirus to enhance his election strategy: promote Americans fearing Americans and to generate armed conflict.
Likewise, Trump promotes violence against non-whites, especially African American Americans, to provoke their defense...to cause visuals that will promote Trump's gun militias to mass murder.
Likewise, Trump promotes election turmoil, readying his troops to show up armed at voting sites to threaten and murder.
July 7: Trump is such a loser that he brags to himself that he isn't and revels at his power to kill us, cheat us, defame us.
July 1: Kill Americans, save Russia. Trump's campaign.
“If you put the wrong person in office, you'll see things that you would not have believed are possible." pic.twitter.com/8gDSbOJbeS— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 3, 2020
July 1: MAJOR UPDATE: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Russia (and other countries) sends money to Taliban terrorists to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. This is well and long known said Pompeo.
June 30: One of Trump's heroes is Andrew Jackson, the face on the $20 bill. Jackson, accrued his wealth at the expense of hundreds of slaves. Now, even in death, Jackson still wields the power to haunt Black Americans
BREAKING NEWS: The President does read. pic.twitter.com/it2ei19TCA— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 30, 2020
June 29: Adding to his promotion of racism and death threats against African Americans, Trump distributed a video of 2 white people pointing guns at African Americans (a machine gun and a handgun), encouraging that white supremacists use their guns to threaten and kill African Americans.
June 28: Trump distributed a video in which is yelled "white power." Trump celebrates the murder and death of non-whites, including using Covid, which disproportionately kills African Americans and Hispanics.
June 28: For the past 4 years, Trump joined Iran and North Korea with the public policy of 'death to America'. Betrayal.
Trump admires only those intent on killing Americans, notably his infatuation with confederate generals who went to war against the US during the Civil War, in which 600,000+ were killed. Trump demands worship of their statues.
June 27: Trump is killing Americans not only in the US, but in Afghanistan as well...permitting Putin to kill American soldiers because Trump needs his aid to get elected again. Even after learning about Putin's effort by March 2020, and after Puting killed American soldiers, Trump praised Putin and invited him the the White House to collude in person. American lives are mere stepping stones for Trump.
Over and over, Trump betrays and mocks America.
Notably, Trump is also trying to derail indictments of Russian who conspired to get him elected.
UPDATE: Russia began paying Taliban in 2019 to kill US soldiers. Trump found out by January 2020. Trump has done nothing...other than praising Putin. Putin, attacking the US and killing Americans freely, owns Trump.
June 27: Another Trump Russia-collusion associate now a convicted criminal, sentenced to 10 years in prison for child pornography that showed sexual abuse of minors and bringing an underage boy to the U.S. for sex.
June 26: About Joe Biden Trump announced, "He's going to be your president."
June 26: Trump's strategy to kill at least 100,000 Americans is working. Coronavirus spread is exploding, especially in states Trump said were immune. He ordered crippling its testing program in order to hide its spread. Yesterday, the US had the highest daily increase in cases EVER to be reported anywhere in the world. Concurrently, Trump is pressuring the Supreme Court to ban the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. Trump's plan is to confine the numbers of insured Americans to those who can afford insurance on their own and don't care about insurance payment refusals for 'pre-existing' illnesses. Trump is gleefully crippling coronavirus control and the health care system as well.
The CDC reported that there are ten times as many coronavirus cases in the US, 25 million, only 10% of which have been reported to the public. Massive cover-up in order to more easily spread coronavirus infections in and outside the US.
Trump has made sure that the efforts of leading governors and hundreds of millions of Americans to control coronavirus are in vane. Trump has convinced his rabid supporters to violate every tenet of public safety and to spread coronavirus as much as they can. They have already cost 40,000+ Americans their jobs and cost taxpayers already several trillions of dollars. Cripple America at all cost.
The reason why Trump pursues killing Americans is that African Americans and Hispanics are disproportionately impacted.
Biden is the clear choice when it comes to compassionate and decent leadership. In a battle of heart, mind, and character @JoeBiden wins by a landslide. We need to ensure that’s reflected in the vote this November. pic.twitter.com/338AECInep— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 25, 2020
June 25: Trump's heroes...big shots who hate America. Eg, Putin, Kim Jong Un and all the confederate generals and slave owners who went to war against the US to save slavery. Trump is determined to keep their statues and flags to maintain racism.
June 23: Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The group includes at least two dozen officials who served under Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, with dozens more in talks to join. The group said that they plan to formally endorse Biden in the coming weeks, arguing that four more years of Trump is too much of a risk for national security. “Trump pals around with dictators. He’s a real danger.”
Good news from REAL Republicans.
June 22: Again, Trump announced that Barrack Obama committed treason, punishable with death. America has become the largest tyranny on earth.
June 22: Trump announced that Osama bin Laden, who was killed May 2, 2011, endorsed Joe Biden for president, who started running for the office in 2019. Delusions abound in Trump.
June 21: Facebook removed Trump campaign adds using Nazi symbols to inspire his voters.
June 21: Trump sent at least 8 campaign staffers and 2 secret service officers to Tulsa to infect attendees at his rally and residents of the city to spread coronavirus nationwide.
During the biggest health crisis of this generation, @realDonaldTrump asked his officials to slow down the one thing that could keep us safe: testing.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 23, 2020
How many families suffered and lives were lost because of his gross criminality? #AmericaOrTrump pic.twitter.com/xWYvodknE5
June 20: Trump announced that he ordered the federal government to slow coronavirus testing, believing enhancing its health and econimic devestation (2.5+ million infected, 120,000+ killed) and Trump's massive unemployment (40+ million Americans) will be good for him. Anthing good for Trump is bad for US.
I set Trump’s insane Tulsa rally ramp speech to music.— Josh Radnor (@JoshRadnor) June 22, 2020
He is not a good lyricist. pic.twitter.com/DOG6LJXzLb
June 19: Another of his racist threats on this day celebrating the end of slavery. Trump threatened Tulsa protesters with harm. As he encouraged before, rough them up, send them to the hospital, kill them.
June 17: Trump's corruption we learned about today. He negotiated with China with billions of dollars of US money to get re-elected. He encouraged China's imprirsonment of Muslims. He has contempt for human rights. He wanted to execute journalists. He wanted to withdraw from NATO (for Putin). He made personal real estate deals with Turkey to drop its corruption prosecution in the US. He gave in to Putin. For Trump, obstruction of justice is a way of life. And, like many other top Trump people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Trump is "full of shit." Trump surrounds himself with traitors against the US. Just another day in Trump land, while police continue to kill innocent African Americans in furtherance of Trump's racism.
Meanwhile, coronavirus is expanding and Trump's is hiding hundreds of billions of dollars of funding to corrupt partners paid for my US taxpayers. Non stop corruption and disregard for American lives.
June 15: Trump's bigots unhappy today. Trump's first Supreme Court Justice led the court to conclude that homosexuals and transsexuals cannot be fired from their jobs for their sexual orientation.
June 15: Idiotic. Stupid. Dangerous. Trump announced that the US would have no cases of coronavirus if the US would not test for the disease. The 2+ million cases and 118,000+ deaths would not exist if we simply didn't know about them. Testing causes coronavirus infection, hospitalization and death according to Trump.
"If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any.”
June 13: Trump tells the police to dominate African Americans. Rough them up. Kill them if you have to. So they did, again. Last night in Atlanta, police shot an African American in the back running away posing no threat to them or anyone else, again.
June 12: Trump on police choke holds: "I think the concept of choke holds sounds so innocent and so perfect."
June 12: Trump celebrates African American massacres. In addition to celebrating the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, OK (The Greenwood Massacre of 1921), Trump moved the Republican Convention to Jacksonville, FL so that he could celebrate 'Ax Handle Saturday of 1960', when the Ku Klux Klan joined some of the city’s police officers – chased and beat peaceful civil rights protesters who were trying to integrate downtown lunch counters. The bloody carnage that followed – in which ax handles and baseball bats were used to club African Americans seeking sanctuary in a church.
UPDATE!!! Trump moved his white supremacist rally in Tulsa from Juneteenth (June 19), the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Moved to June 20. Ending slavery is not to be celebrated by Trump, but African American massacres are.
June 11: Trump announced in Dallas, where he kept out the top African American law enforcement officers, that it was beautiful to watch soldiers at his command plough through American citizens with bullets, tear gas and bombs "like a knife through butter." Trump gleefully uses the US military to assault Americans. And, he demands that US traitors grasping at their white supremacy and killing Americans be honored. Limitless racism out of Trump.
It should have happened 155 years ago, when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, but maybe — just maybe — the Civil War is finally coming to an end. And perhaps Donald Trump, not Jefferson Davis, will go down in history as the last president of the Confederacy. (Eugene Robinson)
I know it is hard to remember all the crazy things that happen in the course of a week in Trump’s America, but I will try hard to remember this one: a week when I saw troops in the streets and worried about a years-long economic crisis; a week when an untamed pandemic killed up to a thousand Americans a day; a week when massive nationwide protests suggested that our dysfunctional, gridlocked political system might finally actually do something about the plague of police brutality and systemic racism. And then there was the President, who chose to spend the week refighting the Civil War—on the losing side. (Susan Glasser)
June 11: To pleasure himself and to re-assure his white-supremacist fans Trump will hold his first campaign rally next week in Tulsa, OK, the location of the worst killing spree of African Americans in US history in 1921. A white mob of terrorists murdered hundreds of African Americans during 18 hours killing.
Attendees of Trump's upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, must agree not to sue the campaign if they contract coronavirus. "By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury," the disclaimer reads. Trump couldn't care less about his fan's health. They are expendables.
If someone guesses that 100,000 will show up to protest his racism but 99,000 actually show up, Trump declares victory.
June 6: In a sweeping gift to Putin to weaken Europe's and US defenses, Trump ordered the removal of 9,500 US troops from Germany for return to the US.
Trump wants them ready to attack American citizens and cities that do not provide for his November election, an army for his white supremacist civil war.
"Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us." —General James Mattis pic.twitter.com/4OHA4FbSDh— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 5, 2020
Donald Trump is dangerously unfit to lead our nation through this moment. But don't just take my word for it: pic.twitter.com/eD9z51pXDQ— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 5, 2020
June 5: Trump, trapped in sociopathy, announced that today is a good day for George Floyd!!! Floyd is about to be buried for being suffocated, tortured, lynched and murdered. For 8 minutes 46 seconds, a white supremacist, assisted with 3 others, pressed Floyd's face into the pavement and cut of his breathing and blood flow to his brain with a grinding knee. In response, hundreds of thousands of Americans have peacefully protested white supremacy...Americans that Trump calls terrorists, subjected by Trump to unconstitutional assault by the US military upon Trump's order. Trump's plan, rid the world of America and rid what's left of no-whites and American citizens.
George Floyd's last words, right before the last 3 minutes of the knee grinding his head into the pavement during which he had no pulse and was unconscious, were a plea to his dead mother and "I can't breathe." NO, not a good day for George Floyd.
Is the US still the world's moral leader? Not after what Trump just did this week
June 5: Trump is pressing the corrupt Senate to continue allowing lynching of African Americans, a practice of Trump's favorite base...white supremacists who have tortured, pulled babies out of women, murdered and desecrated thousands of African Americans. White fake Republican Senators oppose making lynching illegal with Trump's blessing.
June 5: Trump called peaceful demonstrators, those who he violated their constitutional rights, "terrorists". Trump prefers the view of Putin and other tyrants.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Two police officers in Buffalo, New York, were suspended without pay after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground https://t.co/L7bcJYGAXY pic.twitter.com/iSOCSPwUag— Reuters (@Reuters) June 5, 2020
Trump is transforming the US into Venezuela and other corrupt dictatorships. He and his fake Republicans want military troops in our streets to murder Americans at Trump's whim, overthrow even the thought of justice and create a society of terror. They are thrilled when 'we can't breathe'. Down with America.
BRAVO to all Americans and their allies around the world from all races rising to resist Trump tyranny.
NEW: "This November, End Trump's American Carnage."— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 3, 2020
The ad, from Republican Voters Against Trump, is airing on Fox News and is being promoted digitally in key states.@RVAT2020 pic.twitter.com/AeU6YVzbw5
June 3: "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. When I joined the military, some 50 years ago. I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside. We must reject any thinking of our cities as a ‘battlespace’ that our uniformed military is called upon to ‘dominate.’ At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict—a false conflict—between the military and civilian society. It erodes the moral ground that ensures a trusted bond between men and women in uniform and the society they are sworn to protect, and of which they themselves are a part. Keeping public order rests with civilian state and local leaders who best understand their communities and are answerable to them. We know that we are better than the abuse of executive authority that we witnessed in Lafayette Square. We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution. At the same time, we must remember Lincoln’s “better angels,” and listen to them, as we work to unite." (General Jim Mattis, Trump Defense Secretary for 2 years)
June 2: Allies and foes of America are watching America be destroyed. Violations of its Constitution are the law of the land. Its military and many elected officials routinely violate their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and deliver a government of the people, by the people and for the people. America is rapidly becoming a hateful and dangerous dictatorship. Trump has made sure that America is no longer respected as the shining city on the hill, the beacon of democracy, the protector of human rights, the world's leader.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress. Made into garbage by Trump.
Iran told US to 'stop violence' against Americans: 'Let them breathe'. "To the American people: the world has heard your outcry over the state of oppression. The world is standing with you," foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told reporters in Tehran Monday. "We deeply regret to see the American people, who peacefully seek respect and no more violence, being suppressed indiscriminately and met with utmost violence."
Father James Martin: "[Trump's action] makes a mockery of Christianity." pic.twitter.com/Ti7lYK1WFY— The Hill (@thehill) June 3, 2020
June 1: "Let me be clear. This is revolting. The Bible is not a prop. A church is not a photo op. Religion is not a political tool. God is not your plaything." (message to Trump from James Martin, Jesuit priest)
June 1: Trump is causing violent protests across the US with threats of unleashing vicious dogs, ominous military weapons and US soldiers to terrorize and murder African Americans. Trump ordered governors to "dominate" protesters or he will.
Violating the rights of thousands of rightfully-present peaceful protesters in DC, Trump ordered that they be gassed, terrorized, chemical sprayed, targeted with grenades, beat, injured and shot with rubber bullets by hundreds of police and soldiers near the White House so that he could walk to a nearby boarded-up church to POSE with a Bible for about a minute and then return to the White House. Trump assaulted US citizens for a picture he will use to appeal to racist anti-Americans!
Trump marched to the church with his gang of white supremacists, including Jared and Ivanka, the Attorney General, the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense. Not a single non-white was included.
The church's Bishop was outraged by Trump's desecration of the sacred Bible and 'preaching' against Jesus Christ.
Trump is actively encouaging his most racist supporters to infiltrate peaceful protest rallies to assault police and destroy property. To Trump, this is good politics. Anything to tear America apart.
June 1: Trump stokes racism and violence while hiding in White House bunker, threatening to unleash the US military to murder Americans.
There are moments in our history so grim, so heart-rending, that they're forever fixed in each of our hearts as shared grief. Today is one of those moments. 100,000 lives have now been lost to this virus.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 27, 2020
To those hurting, I'm so sorry for your loss. The nation grieves with you. pic.twitter.com/SBBRKV4mPZ
June 1: "This unraveling presidency began with the Crybaby-in-Chief banging his spoon on his highchair tray to protest a photograph — a photograph — showing that his inauguration crowd the day before had been smaller than the one four years previous. Since then, this weak person’s idea of a strong person, this chest-pounding advertisement of his own gnawing insecurities, this low-rent Lear raging on his Twitter-heath has proven that the phrase malignant buffoon is not an oxymoron." (George Will)
May 29: Trump, the cruel racist, announced his intention to mass murder those protesting the police murder of an African American in Minneapolis. Shoot them Trump said. Not long ago, Trump said to police to rough up African Americans, falsely arrest them and hurt them. He congratulated the vile racists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA. Good people he called them. Violence against African Americans thrills Trump.
As with his mass Covid murders, Trump thrives on destroying America.
May 28: Lindsay Graham, sensing Trump will be thrown out, is urging elderly judges to retire so that Trump can put in place corrupt judges to replace them before the November election.
May 27: Because Twitter noted that Trump is a liar and obscene, Trump announced he will terminate social media. Fat chance.
May 26: "There is a wickedness in our president that long ago corrupted him. It’s corrupted his party. And it’s in the process of corrupting our country, too. He is a crimson stain on American decency. He needs to go." (Peter Wehner)
I tested very positively (alt take) pic.twitter.com/krywW3vDjl— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) May 21, 2020
Nearly 19 years ago, my wife, who had an undiagnosed heart condition, fell and hit her head on her desk at work. She was found dead the next morning. Her name is Lori Kaye Klausutis and she was 28 years old when she died. Her passing is the single most painful thing that I have ever had to deal with in my 52 years and continues to haunt her parents and sister.
I have mourned my wife every day since her passing. I have tried to honor her memory and our marriage. As her husband, I feel that one of my marital obligations is to protect her memory as I would have protected her in life. There has been a constant barrage of falsehoods, half-truths, innuendo and conspiracy theories since the day she died. I realize that may sound like an exaggeration, unfortunately it is the verifiable truth. Because of this, I have struggled to move forward with my life.
The frequency, intensity, ugliness, and promulgation of these horrifying lies ever increases on the internet. These conspiracy theorists, including most recently the President of the United States, continue to spread their bile and misinformation on your platform disparaging the memory of my wife and our marriage. President Trump on Tuesday tweeted to his nearly 80 million followers alluding to the repeatedly debunked falsehood that my wife was murdered by her boss, former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough. The son of the president followed and more directly attacked my wife by tweeting to his followers as the means of spreading this vicious lie.
I’m sure you are aware of this situation because media around the world have covered it. I'm a research engineer and not a lawyer, but reviewed all of Twitter's rules and terms of service. The President's tweet that suggests that Lori was murdered
without any evidence and contrary to the official autopsy)—is a violation of Twitter's community rules and terms of service. An ordinary user like me would be banished from the platform for such a tweet but I am only asking that these tweets be removed.
I am now angry as well as frustrated and grieved. I understand that Twitter's policies about content are designed to maintain the appearance that your hands are clean you provide the platform and the rest is up to users. However, in certain past cases,
Twitter has removed content and accounts that are inconsistent with your terms of service .
I'm asking you to intervene in this instance because the President of the United States has taken something that does not belong him — the memory of my dead wife and perverted it for perceived political gain . I would also ask that you consider Lori's niece and two nephews who will eventually come across this filth in the future. They have never met their Aunt and it pains me to think they would ever have to about her this way.
My wife deserves better.
Thank you for your consideration . I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Timothy J. Klausutis, Ph.D.
May 24: Trump is “the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office.” (Ann Coulter)
Trump now insists that he was/is helpless because of China. His 'might' is a servant of China and he could not be presidential or protect America because of China! We already know that Trump serves Russia.
May 24: Rather than honor religion and America Trump called Hillary Clinton a skank, called Stacey Abrams fat and attacked Nancy Pelosi's teeth and face.
Trump also claimed that Joe Scarborough is a murderer, attacking the family of a young woman who died.
This is what Memorial Day means to Trump, not honoring America.
May 19: As expected, Trump's trumpian racism has infected millions of Americans who are not assaulting African Americans, women, Jews and even Asian medical workers treating severe coronavirus patients.
May 19: Trump is suicidal. He announced that he is taking hydroxychloroquine....against all medical advice, emergency FDA warning, lack of effectiveness but significant increase in cardiac arrythmia and potential for death.
May 19: Trump announced that his numbers are "badges of honor." 94,000 deaths, 1.6 million cases, the most deaths and cases in the world, 36 million unemployed, trillions of dollars of debt, hundreds of thousands of business terminations, hundreds of millions of Americans harmed...
May 18: Protest sign praised by Trump...."Hang Fauci, Hang Gates." Kill those who have saved millions of lives. Support those who kill us.
May 17: From the medical journal, The Lancet.
"The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), the flagship agency for the nation’s public health, has seen its role minimised and become an ineffective and nominal adviser in the response to contain the spread of the virus. The strained relationship between the CDC and the federal government was further laid bare when, according to The Washington Post, Deborah Birx, the head of the US COVID-19 Task Force and a former director of the CDC’s Global HIV/AIDS Division, cast doubt on the CDC’s COVID-19 mortality and case data by reportedly saying: “There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust”. This is an unhelpful statement, but also a shocking indictment of an agency that was once regarded as the gold standard for global disease detection and control...The Trump administration further chipped away at the CDC’s capacity to combat infectious diseases. CDC staff in China were cut back with the last remaining CDC officer recalled home from the China CDC in July, 2019, leaving an intelligence vacuum when COVID-19 began to emerge. In a press conference on Feb 25, Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, warned US citizens to prepare for major disruptions to movement and everyday life. Messonnier subsequently no longer appeared at White House briefings on COVID-19. More recently, the Trump administration has questioned guidelines that the CDC has provided. These actions have undermined the CDC’s leadership and its work during the COVID-19 pandemic...The Trump administration’s further erosion of the CDC will harm global cooperation in science and public health, as it is trying to do by defunding WHO. A strong CDC is needed to respond to public health threats, both domestic and international, and to help prevent the next inevitable pandemic. Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics."
May 17: Trump halted a coronavirus testing program promoted by Bill Gates, who has committed tens of billions of dollars to fight COVID. Saving lives is the opposite of Trump's plan.
May 17: Trump has made US national security a crime. For performing his duty to protect the US and assess US national intelligence, Trump claims that Barack Obama is a criminal and must be imprisoned for 50 years. And, Trump has already begun attacking Joe Biden for performing is duty.
May 17: Trump's degradation of US national security has produced an international fraud ring, found by the Secret Service, that has stolen millions of dollars in COVID-recovery money funded by taxpayers. Go for it, says Trump.
May 15: Preparing for the November election, Trump is instigating riots in so-called blue states, ie states with Democrat governors. Trump urges his rioters to bring their guns. This is what the November election will look like.
May 14: A second large study proved that Trump lied about the values of hydroxychloroquine for Covid treatment. No effectivelness, but as expected caused serious heart toxicity. Trump is determined to ruin as many lives as possible and thus degrade the United States.
May 14: To feed racists and to distract from his devestating tens of thousands of lives with COVID, the economy, and health and intelligence agencies of the federal government...Trump attacked Joe Biden for being 3 years older than Trump, attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci for knowing what he is doing and ordered the Senate to investigate Barack Obama in order to imprison Obama for 50 years for 'Obamagate', the crime of being an African American.
“The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most.” (Howard Stern)
The guy who lead the team that KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN (Admiral Mcraven) tells it like it is about @realDonaldTrump #Respect. And before Trumpettes lose their cool, remember this guy served under numerous Dem and Rep Presidents. pic.twitter.com/bwM4UjMbV9— Glenn (@14Truth14) May 9, 2020
May 7: "He fears the truth. He fears being revealed for what he truly is. Extreme narcissists exaggerate their achievements and talents, and so Trump has spent his life building up a false image of himself — not just for others, but for himself, to protect his deeply fragile ego. He lies endlessly, not just in the way sociopaths do, which is to con others, but also to delude himself. He claims to be a “genius,” even though he apparently can’t spell, can’t punctuate, can’t do math and lacks geographic literacy, and even though his own appointees have privately called him a “moron,” an “idiot,” a “dope,” and “dumb.” Now, God help us, he fancies himself an expert in virology and infectious diseases. Trump’s lying, his self-regard, his self-soothing, his lack of empathy, his narcissistic rage, his contempt for norms, rules, laws, facts and simple truths — have all come home to roost. Now he sees his poll numbers fall accordingly, and lashes out with ever-increasing anger. For deep in his psyche he knows the truth. Because he fears being revealed as a fake or deranged, he’ll call others fake or deranged. Because he fears losing, he’ll call them losers instead. And while Trump’s mind roils in rage, too many Americans are losing their lives. That’s the losing that matters, to everyone but him. " (George Conway)
April 30: Trump's malfeasance produced more (coronavirus) US deaths (60,000) during April than the total US deaths in the 20-year Vietnam war. (total coronavirus deaths: February-April, 64,000). Of course, Trump's brags.
Trump declared 'mission accomplished', allowing federal guidelines to mitigate coronavirus to expire AND encourages states to defy safety and re-open....guaranteeing that coronovirus will continue to kill tens of thousands of Americans. Trump supports anthing that will harm the US. This is his mission.
"This thing's not going to stop until it infects 60 to 70 percent of people," Mike Osterholm, who directs the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota.
No wonder Trump just ordered 100,000 body bags to store the dead people his is producing.
May The 4th Be With You! pic.twitter.com/TdFY5ojlgN— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 4, 2020
April 26: Two months ago today, February 26, Trump announced that the US had near zero cases of coronavirus. Today, after devastation of pandemic response by Trump, there are 960,000+ cases (though grossly under-reported) and 55,000+ deaths. Such is just one consequence of Trump's malfeasance against America.
April 25: World leaders kick off initiative to fight coronavirus without US. The World Health Organization (WHO) has kicked off a plan in collaboration with world leaders to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics and treatments for COVID-19...without the involvement of the United States. (The Hill)
April 24: Newsflash: Trump lied again to extend his killing spree. Trump proclaimed that hydroxychloroquine was safe, a cure. No sided effects, contrary to fact. Today, FDA issued a warning, "FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems. Close supervision is strongly recommended. The FDA is aware of reports of serious heart rhythm problems in patients with COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with azithromycin and other QT prolonging medicines. We are also aware of increased use of these medicines through outpatient prescriptions. Therefore, we would like to remind health care professionals and patients of the known risks associated with both hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have not been shown to be safe and effective for treating or preventing COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can cause abnormal heart rhythms such as QT interval prolongation and a dangerously rapid heart rate called ventricular tachycardia. These risks may increase when these medicines are combined with other medicines known to prolong the QT interval, including the antibiotic azithromycin. Patients who also have other health issues such as heart and kidney disease are likely to be at increased risk of these heart problems when receiving these medicines. " There is no evidence whatsoever that their is any benefit, only risks, including death. The cardiac toxicity of these drugs has been known for decades.
Citing a ‘primary outcome’ of death, researchers cut chloroquine coronavirus study short over safety concerns. Patients developed irregular heart beats and nearly two dozen died after taking doses daily.
Trump thrives on poisoning us with lethal cures, coronavirus malfeasance and lies.
April 23: Trump announced a new way to kill people...inject Clorox/disinfectants into your body to cure coronavirus infection by cleaning the inside of your body. DO NOT DO THIS. Trump's new cure will also lead to medical emergencies and deaths. PEOPLE WILL DIE. As said here before, Trump should be arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison.
Response from Lysol company...."As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route)."
Trump's death toll the past two months is tens of thousands of Americans (total coronavirus death count is 50,000+ Americans, most at Trump's hands).
Here is Dr. Birx's reaction when President Trump asks his science advisor to study using UV light on the human body and injecting disinfectant to fight the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/MVno5X7JMA— Daniel Lewis (@Daniel_Lewis3) April 24, 2020
April 22: Trump fired his coronavirus vaccine development director because his did not support Trump's hydroxychlorquine hoax, another Trump killer. Trump can't stand anyone that gets in the way of his dangerous hoaxes.
April 22: Succeeding so often filing bankruptcies, Trump now wants states to declare bankruptcy rather than provide financial assistance for their lead role in combating coronavirus. State bankruptcies would demolish the economy.
April 21: Trump's death cult marches on. We now know that if he shortened his delay in initial handling by merely 2 weeks, 90% of those killed by coronavirus would not have died, amounting to tens of thousands of lives saved. Trump's wonder drug, hydroxychloroquine had two primary outcomes for COVID-19 patients: death and the need for mechanical ventilation. Trump's protesting his own guidelines causing more American deaths. Trump's forcing Wisconsin's recent primary to gain a state supreme court justice not only backfired (the Democrat won) but more people were needlessly killed that stood in the long lines. Trump's encouragement of 'red' states to break laws and protest in large crowds is killing people, and his encouragement to prematurely relax business closures is killing people. Everything Trump does these last few months is killing Americans.
Trump's wonder drugs are killers. With no drugs, 11% of study patients die, 22% on hydroxychloroquine alone die, 28% on hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin (Z-Pac) die. (study patients from US Veterans Health Administration medical centers)
Trump relies on stupidity, as he always has. Example: Trump thrives on attacking Obama constantly, including Obama's handling of the 'swine flu', calling it a disaster. Under Obama AND Dr. Anthony Fauci, the swine flu killed 12,469 from April 12, 2009, to April 10, 2010. Note this comparison...during the first 86 days of the swine flu in 2009, there were 37,246 cases and 211 deaths. However, in the first 86 days of coronavirus under Trump, there were 654,425 cases and 32,900 deaths (as of April 21, 2020, there have been 820,000+ cases and 45,000+ deaths since March 1, 2020).
April 20: 'Death to America' says Trump, engineering the most devestating coronavirus response possible and producing 800,000 cases and 43,000 deaths in just 2 months (the actual numbers are far worse), grossly incompent and misguided direction meant to boost election politics at the expense of American health, encouragement of protest rallies against his plan just released and reminders for protesters to bring their guns, and ignoring a vast array of warnings since December 2019 from US national security and health care professionals, China and WHO. Hospitals and health care workers are at the breaking point, thousands of physicians and nurses already infected and many already dead. The bodies are piled so high that they are being buried in mass graves reminiscent of genocide. Suffering by Americans is screaming. Trump responds only with lies, congratulations to himself from himself (falsely claiming he is doing a better job than the smallest countries on earth), and attacks against state governors (the only problem solvers in sight). Trump has even inspired his death-cult followers to call for assassination of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Imagine the history books 10 and 100 years from now that will diagram Trump's death to America.
For example, Sunday April 19, the Boston Globe published 16 pages of obituaries.
Meanwhile, the US economy has lost trillions of dollars, oil is less than $0 per barrel, deficits are beyond exploding, 20 million Americans are unemployed and millions more to come, hundreds of thousands of businesses are collapsing, much of hundreds of billions of dollars in recovery are being sent to wealthy companies, sales of fake drugs and antibody tests are skyrocketing, the environment is eroding and the American psyche is breaking. Trump is very happy that his fraud is so devastating, and he tells us so everyday with his corrupt braggadocio.
The worst is yet to come.
April 18: Trump has done nothing to solve the coronavirus catastrophe but make it worse, killing thousands of Americans. Again and again, he has blamed others, lied and blabbed endlessly. His daily 2+ hour campaign rallies, aka coronavirus press conferences, ramble, repeat, promise the same empty balloons over and over, and over again. He washed his hands of any solution, letting governors handle solutions but then attack and protest against them. Useless. Notably, this is how everything else is going as well, a chaotic mess. In the meantime, racism and budget deficits are exploding. National, election, economic, family and personal security obliterated. Trump is degrading America and life itself. For Putin and Trump's twisted merge of socialism and fascism, Trump is steering the US toward civil war.
Trump favorite lies these days. He inherited a bad test from Obama (fact: the broken test came from the CDC in January 2020, 3 years after Trump took over). The system was broken (fact: he is using the system utilized for decades, including infectious disease leaders who designed the system). He is doing lots of tests (fact: he refuses to get invovled with testing, it's up to the governors he says). No one saw this coming (fact: pandemic warnings have been with us for years, most specifically from US national security officers, health care professionals in his adminstration and White House staff December 2019 and January 2020). The stockpiles were empty (fact: he figured this out 3 years after taking office, why did he not act?). It's China's and WHO's fault (fact: he praised them during January and February for their responsiveness, and sent China tons of medical supplies rather than fill mortal needs in the US; neither were needed from the reddest of red flags in January when China turned off an entire city).
This is the most devastating political ad I’ve seen in years. It reveals the truth about Trump and China, and that truth is ugly. pic.twitter.com/52cNf9Ay9u— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) April 18, 2020
April 18: Trump claims he is the war-time president. Unlike a legitimate president, Trump announced that he has no responsibility. It's up to the state governors. But, when they succeed, he takes credit. When they implement meaningful protection for their citizens or follow CDC guidelines, Trump attacks them.
COVID has supplied Trump the cover to increasingly negotiate with Putin for help in the election (again). Trump called Putin at least 4 times the past 2 weeks.
While Trump encourages "his people" to break the law and march against Democratic governors. Jay Inslee, the Democratic governor of Washington, responded: “The president’s statements this morning encourage illegal and dangerous acts. He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting Covid-19. His unhinged rantings and calls for people to ‘liberate’ states could also lead to violence. We’ve seen it before. The president is fomenting domestic rebellion and spreading lies even while his own administration says the virus is real and is deadly, and that we have a long way to go before restrictions can be lifted.”
And Trump encourages medical quacks to rationalize the death of COVID victims on Fox News...they are old and were about to die anyway, sending children back to school will only kill 2-3% of the public, those who die weren't worth saving anyway etc.
Trump supporters a developing their death cult.
Instead of gearing up for COVID, Trump played golf, fired and demeaned pandemic experts, praised China's handling of COVID, delays appropriate testing, competes with governors so that he will have needed supplies to send to Putin and China...in short, everything he can to exacerbate COVID, kill more Americans and weaken the global fight against COVID.
President Trump’s weeks of downplaying the coronavirus have evolved into weeks of shifting the blame. pic.twitter.com/U1G1IPOOwg— The Recount (@therecount) April 16, 2020
April 15: "This November, Americans will cast their most consequential votes since Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864. We confront a constellation of crises: a public health emergency not seen in a century, an economic collapse set to rival the Great Depression, and a world where American leadership is absent and dangers rise in the vacuum. Today, the United States is beset with a president who was unprepared for the burden of the presidency and who has made plain his deficits in leadership, management, intelligence and morality. Trump is a photonegative of Joe Biden. While Trump has innumerable flaws and a lifetime of blaming others for them, Biden has long admitted his imperfections and in doing so has further illustrated his inherent goodness and his willingness to do the work necessary to help put the United States back on a path of health and prosperity. Unlike Trump, Biden is not an international embarrassment, nor does he demonstrate malignant narcissism. A President Biden will steady the ship of state and begin binding up the wounds of a fractured country. We’ve seen the damage three years of corruption and cultish amateurism can do. This country cannot afford to be torn apart for sport and profit for another term, as Trump will surely do. We are in a transcendent and transformative period of American history. The nation cannot afford another four years of chaos, duplicity and Trump’s reality distortion. This country is crying out for a president with a spine stiffened by tragedy, a worldview shaped by experience and a heart whose compass points to decency. It is our hope that when the next president takes the oath of office in January, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. will be the president for a truly united America. The stakes are too high to do anything less." (The Lincoln Project, George T. Conway III, Reed Galen, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson – lifelong Republicans)
Not long ago, Trump praised China and WHO for their coronavirus response (China supplied the genetic code for coronavirus used for antibody production, half of the antibody products under development come from China). But the massive death toll produced by Trump necessitated him to blame anyone he can find....experts, Democrats, the media, US national security experts and now China and WHO. China's transforming Wuhan into a prison to contain coronavirus was a loud siren call for everyone but Trump. US national security and health agencies pleaded with Trump to respond, but he turned on them in favor of re-election false propaganda.
April 14, Trump announced termination of US support of WHO. Bill Gates noted, "Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs WHO now more than ever." (The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the family’s giant philanthropy, is the second largest donor to WHO after the U.S., accounting for close to 10 percent of the United Nations agency’s funding.). "Trump’s decision to defund WHO is simply this—a crime against humanity,” Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, noted. "Every scientist, every health worker, every citizen must resist and rebel against this appalling betrayal of global solidarity." "Fighting a global pandemic requires international cooperation and reliance on science and data. Cutting funding to the WHO – rather than focusing on solutions – is a dangerous move at a precarious moment for the world," the American Medical Association noted.
Meanwhile, Trump keeps adding more suffering, now 600,000+ cases and 26,000+ deaths in the US alone (the largest numbers of any country on earth) . And, Trump keeps piling up dead bodies in rooms and closets.
April 13: Cornered by his lies and disregard for life, Trump attacked, almost foaming at the mouth. He demanded in desperation for everyone to bow to his dictatorship, claiming like a weak dictator, my "authority is total" and I "call the shots."
Meanwhile, while Trump throws temper tantrums waiting for someone to change his diaper, governors across the US are filling the void, first to mitigate coronavirus and now to form consortia to plan return to economic health.
April 12: Lies are damaging, they can kill. Trump's most consequential lie: his coronavirus response is the best in the world, a "10" as he announced. Reality proves otherwise. The US has the most cases and deaths in the world (535 thousand+ cases and 21,000+ deaths; over the next couple months, these numbers will at least triple). 17 million Americans have already filed for unemployment assistance. Many millions more are also out of a job. Every state is under a federal disaster status. Most states have declared states of emergency. Hundreds of thousands of businesses are closed, many to go bankrupt. A hundred million children are out of school. 90%+ of Americans have been told to stay at home. Everyday life has radically changed. Trust among Americans obliterated. Forcing states into hazardous competition for medical supplies. Temporary mass graves necessitated by the mass murder. Trillions of dollars have been lost, and trillions more spent. Aiding and abetting conspiracy theories marketed by Russia, ISIS and white supremacists. All while Trump's abdication global alliances and solutions has worsened the adverse consequences of coronavirus in 200+ other countries and territories. Trump has made sure the US as well as the world suffers.
For several months, Trump was notified of the consequences of coronavirus and the consequences of his lies. Still, he forged ahead, killing thousands of Americans, covering up his mass murder with bravado, blaming others, attacking experts and the media, and deflection.
April 11: At massive taxpayer expense Trump and his corrupt family have made 4,600+ trips, many of which for them to visit their business properties, requiring US secret service.
April 8: Trump illicitly promotes a combination of 2 drugs for the treatment of coronavirus. Now we know one reason why. The study was fraudulent. It kept the positive effect cases and hid the negative effect cases, thus providing Trump his proof of a positive effect. It's like flipping a coin and hiding all the 'tails', and then telling us that he has as coin that always comes up 'heads'. Trump relies on election fraud, business fraud, bank fraud, and now 'science' fraud.
Similar fraud has been perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths and serious adverse reactions and producing $100 billion+ liability losses to victimized patients/consumers.
April 7: Trump was notified about the cost of a pandemic to American lives and US national security several times prior to January 2020. Trump was specifically warned about the coronavirus pandemic in 2 memos from Peter Navarro, one January 29 and the other February 23. Trump ignored all warnings on behalf of re-election, forging mass murder, mass suffering and mass economic devastation as well as distributing defective, inaccurate and insufficient tests. Trump had learned that Senate Republicans and Fox News would endorse his treachery and transference of blame to serve his re-election. (meanwhile, there are 400,000 known cases and 13,000 known deaths in the US)
April 7: "What do autocracies do in the face of crisis? They become more aggressive. They deny people their rights. They lie more." (Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, effectively describing Trump)
April 6: Nothing but lies and attacks from Trump. Again, Trump attacked Obama for producing an obsolete coronavirus test. False. Obama left office more than 3 years ago. Coronavirus first appeared December 2019, and first appeared in the US January 2020. Trump's first test, designed/released February 2020 was defective and had to be recalled. After that, Trump ordered that few tests be manufactured, released and used so as to keep his numbers low, thereby opening the door to skyrocketing cases and deaths in the US. One month ago, Trump said there were only 15 cases in the US soon to be one. Now, there are 365,000 known cases and 11,000 known deaths. Under Trump, coronavirus exploded.
Trump also attacks anyone that worked in the Obama administration and cons. Um, most members of his task force came from the Obama administration, most notably Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.
When will Trump stop killing us?
The world now sees the US as ignorant, self destructive, unreliable and harmful to all. A large version of North Korea.
April 5: Trump, always a con artist, claims that hydroxychloroquine is perfectly safe. No harm whatsoever, but a (fake) cure of coronavirus.
Some of its side effects: peeling skin, blurred vision, chest discomfort, defective color vision, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, fainting, heart arrhythmia, paranoia, hallucinations, fever, weakness, inability to move eyes, eyelid spasms, muscle pain, hives, loss of hearing, painful urination, severe mood and mental changes, stomach pain, swollen glands, trouble breathing, nightmares, trembling, vomiting, no pulse or blood pressure, unconsciousness, death
Trump also promotes Zpac to be taken with hydroxychloroquine. Side effects: chest pain, cardiac arrhythmia, slow/fast/pounding heart rate, blurred vision, confusion, loss of hearing
All the drugs Trump promotes are dangerous drugs and unproven.
No wonder Trump prohibited Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss Trump's illicit drug use.
Trump is oblivious to the people he is killing and the suffering of their families. It's simply a Trump Survivor game of TV.
Update: An Ohio lawmaker said that she will make a “referral for crimes against humanity” over Trump’s promotion of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for novel coronavirus, despite its unproven benefits and lack of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. “I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow.”
April 4: "Somebody ought to sue his ass off," according to Trump regarding the 'whistle blower' who was part of Trump's impeachment. About the Inspector General, who was required by law to submit a report to Congress, Trump said, "That man is a disgrace."
Again and again, Trump proves he is weak, corrupt and anti-American...while tens of thousands of Americans are about to die because of his weakness, corruption and obliteration of American ideals.
To laugh or cry or rage. That is the question. pic.twitter.com/PWJ4zrcYRQ— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) April 5, 2020
April 4: Trump attacked his usual targets, the media (for reporting what is happening) healthcare professionals (for lying about what they need for patient care and stealing supplies) and state governors (for not foreseeing his corruption, dereliction of duty and malfeasance).
Trump has so much blame to hand out that he even blamed a non-existent governor, who Trump claimed asked for 200 ventilators, was sent 1,000 by Trump, but this (imaginary) governor responded not with thanks but a complaint that 5 times more delivered than asked for was not enough.
Meanwhile, Trump worsens the coronavirus pandemic, now infecting 300,000+ Americans, killing 8,300+ Americans. There will be many many more. Exuding a dark villainy, Trump said, "There's going to be a lot of death,"
Trump also threatened to destroy the 3M company. And he repeatedly over-rules Dr. Anthony Fauci's view that we must rely on data regarding drug safety and efficacy.
And, state governors have had to turn to China for aid since Trump will not deliver what they need.
April 4: Trump has crafted the breakdown of the United States. Like all dictators, he is invigorated by killing people. He was corrupted justice, military defense, pandemic response, government agencies, economic health, Congress, the judiciary, the US Constitution and American values. The result includes already 7,100 killed and 100,000+ projected to be killed by Trump's coronavirus malfeasance.
Trump is presiding over America's darkest hour.
Hopefully, more leaders will rise, like health care professionals, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Bill Gates, repositories of compassion, facts and determination.
April 3: Trump continues his corruption that led to impeachment. He fired the Inspector General for investigating and handing over to Congress as required by law the report of the 'whistle blower' who notified this Inspector General according to law.
April 3: Yesterday, there were 80,600 new COVID-19 cases, with 30,100 of those cases coming from the U.S. (US total: 250,000+ cases, 6,000+ deaths; almost everyday, a new record is set)
When truth matters the most, Trump lies the most.
April 2: Trump's approach to mass casualties from coronavirus, Darwinian. Survival of the fittest. He requires the states to fight for survival, competing with each other for supplies. You snooze, you lose. Trump chooses not to see the obvious. He snoozed, we will in turn lose hundreds of thousands of Americans. Millions will suffer from the disease. We pay the price while Trump and his family cash in on secret deals and stock manipulation. Trump is determined to show that he is the fittest, that he will survive.
Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner, one of many incompetent people Trump put in charge, announced that Trump only began taking coronavirus seriously 13 days ago. It was clear by end of January that coronavirus was intensely serious. Trump's 2-month+ delay will kill hundreds of thousands and harm millions, and cost trillions of dollars.
April 2: Trump fined the nursing home in the state of Washington with the first group of coronavirus cases and deaths $611,000.
April 2: For exposing Trump's crimes Trump supporters are threatening to murder Dr. Anthony Fauci. They cannot handle the truth.
April 1: Again, Trump boasted that the coronavirus catastrophe has enabled him to give Americans a massive tax cut, lowering the cost of gas to 99 cents/gallon, the price of gas in the 1950s according to Trump. All lies.
Trump also boasts that coronavirus will produce a "booming economy" and the economy "come back greater" than it has ever been. More lies.
And Trump enjoys that his murder of hundreds of thousands of Americans is making him number one on Facebook. He should be number one in prison.
April 1: We already know that Trump was warned several times about pandemics, eg coronavirus. There was also an economic report by the National Security Council September 2019, noting a cost to the economy of $3.8 trillion. Nevertheless, Trump repeatedly lied to Americans, producing the mass casualties we have seen and the even larger casualties we will see over the next few months...the best case – 100,000-240,000 Americans killed by Trump's lies. (the worst case: 1.6-2.2 million killed Americans)
April 1: "A president unfit for a pandemic Much of the suffering and death coming was preventable. The president has blood on his hands. Americans are consigned for the coming weeks to watching the illness fell family members and friends, and to fearing for their own fate as they watch death tolls rise. While the spread of the novel coronavirus has been aggressive around the world, much of the profound impact it will have here in the United States was preventable. As the American public braces itself for the worst of this crisis, it’s worth remembering that the reach of the virus here is not attributable to an act of God or a foreign invasion, but a colossal failure of leadership. It’s not too much for Americans to ask of their leaders that they be competent and informed when responding to a crisis of historic proportions. Instead, they have a White House marred by corruption and incompetence, whose mixed messages roil the markets and rock their sense of security. Instead of compassion and clarity, the president, in his near-daily addresses to the nation, embodies callousness, self-concern, and a lack of compass. Dangling unverified cures and possible quarantines in front of the public like reality TV cliffhangers, he unsettles rather than reassures. The pandemic reveals that the worst features of this presidency are not merely late-night comedy fodder; they come at the cost of lives, livelihoods, and our collective psyche. Come November, there must be a reckoning for the lives lost, and for the vast, avoidable suffering about to ensue under the president’s watch." (Boston Globe)
Criminal delays, millions of tests paid for by taxpayers lost, masks and ventilators delivered to nowhere and disfunctional/unsafe, lies, BS, fake cures, corruption...just a few Trump features.
April 1: Three months too late, Trump may finally recognize at least one piece of reality, that coronavirus is deadly, and will kill hundreds of thousands of Americans (most of whom did not need to die; months of delay, blaming, mismanagement, incompetence, racism and denial permitted profound spread of the virus, making the US number one in coronavirus cases by far and soon to be number one in coronavirus deaths by far). Millions will suffer from the disease. Hundreds of millions will be impacted.
As of early today, 189,000 US cases; 4,000 US deaths. The 'curves' are rising fast, and the numbers will accumulate, the best scenario, to millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths over the next several months. Almost certainly, this first wave will settle to lower numbers BUT never go to zero, and then we will have a new wave every winter forever (though subsequent waves will be reduced by vaccines...unless the virus mutates and makes vaccines futile).
Much more death is coming. Ultimately, Trump will have cost hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, including trillions of dollars of lost assets and trillions of dollars of debt to be paid by his surviving victims, US taxpayers.
Trump is a mass murderer. Trump's lies enabled US coronavirus devestation. He should be indicted for his crimes. Not until he is removed from the White House will his crimes stop mounting.
March 31: Trump bragged that he distributed 27 million coronavirus tests. But only 1 million have been used. Asked about where the the other 26 million tests are, he shrugged his shoulders telling us they must be lost. Trump also announced that he has 10,000 ventilators in his stockpile but will not send them until the day a patient needs them (to states that will assist his re-election). Since he lost 95% of the tests, he would also likely lose most of these ventilators and certainly not get them to dying patients in time, thus assuring their death.
Trump also boasted that his plan will only kill 100,000-240,000 Americans in the next month or two (if the public perfectly follows his guidelines)!!!
Trump attacked state governors for the US coronavirus epidemic, claiming that they delayed in responding. False. Fact: Trump caused the dely, a general one for over a month dismissing the problem and inducing many states to do little and still do little even now. Trump also attacked state governors for purchasing ventilators themselves, claiming he will supply them. Fact: Trump told governors that they were on their own, it's their job and he's not a shipping clerk. Trump is the cause of the problem in the US, which will accumulate, in his own announcement today, to 100,000-240,000 dead Americans.
March 31: Trump ordered the military to STOP discussing coronavirus. In response, a Comander was forced to beg for help. Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, warned of dire consequences if the majority of the crew is not taken off the ship and isolated. "Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our sailors."
Update, April 2: For pleading for the lives of his soldiers Trump fired this military commander.
March 30: Necessitated by Trump's crimes, FEMA is sending refridgerator trucks to New York to hold the overwhelming number of dead bodies. Trump's lies, racism and delays have a large price.
March 29: The number of coronavirus cases in the US is now double that of China (160,000+ US cases vs 80,000+ China cases; China's population is 3.5 times greater than the US). Also, the per capita death rate (eg, deaths per million residents) is 5 times greater in the US than China, and growing rapidly.
More have died from coronavirus than the 9/11 attacks. Trump blasted us with his racism about both, first Muslims and now Chinese.
Trump demanded that he be congratulated for his coronavirus response (which has produced mass casualties and losses of trillions of dollars of losses.)
March 29: Trump announced that if voting was entirely done by mail then no Republican would ever be elected again. Rigging elections through gerrymandering and voter suppression is required for Republicans to be elected.
Update: TRUMP utters plenty of exaggerations, half-truths and flat-out lies, but sometimes what’s most stunning is when he tells the truth. Case in point: his mind-blowing admission that he wants fewer, not more, Americans to vote. Trump is hardly the first Republican to embrace voter suppression for political reasons, but usually they’re at least a little embarrassed to acknowledge their motivation. That’s why they make up stories about voter fraud. (Washington Post)
March 29: Trump boasts, like killers often do, that he is protecting his victims. He claimed that he held coronovirus deaths in the US to one of the lowest in the world. FALSE. The US is one of the highest, already with twice as many dead per capita than even China and growing exponentially. So far, about 2,500 have died in the US (Trump says he will consider that he is doing a good job if he holds this to 100,000-200,000. China, with 3.5 times the population of the US has 3,300 deaths with near zeor new ones for weeks. The US is on track, because of Trump, to have the worst record in the world by far. Furthermore, Trump has convinced tens of millions of Americans that coronavirus is a hoax and to ignore all advice from the CDC, which will likely lead to far more than 100,000 US deaths. Trump lies are killers.)
Meanwhile, a commercial aircraft carrying 80 tons of medical supplies(12 million gloves, 130,000 N95 masks, 1.7 million surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,00 hand sanitizer units and 36,000 thermometers) from China touched down in New York on Sunday, the first of 22 scheduled flights that will funnel much-needed goods to the U.S. Trump watches TV.
God only brought one guy back from the dead on Easter. Trump is here to bring back the whole economy on Easter 2020. Enjoy this clip (possibly, like, the best ever), share and be sure to subscribe to Making Podcasts Great Again (@TrumpPod) - new every week! pic.twitter.com/aUifVWRzfh— J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) March 24, 2020
March 29: Trump announced that he now believes that if the US death toll can be capped at 100,000-200,000, this would be a good job, a great win. Stunned by advice that if not enough is done then a death toll of 2.2 million Americans could result. Thus, his Easter date solution is gone, CDC guidelines will extend to at least April 30, adding 4+ weeks to his first 2 week plan. There will be no April miracle as he announced a few weeks ago. And Trump said he no longer sees validity in re-opening parts of the US.
Trump added to his normal hit list of the media, claiming that hospitals are involved with FRAUD and urging that the media expose these hospitals though investigations. He cannot comprehend that hospitals need many more supplies than before the coronavirus pandemic, even though he says he sees truck loads of dead bodies driving away from his childhood hospital in Elmhurst, NY. Apparently, he cannot fathom that doctors and nurses are in a state of emergency trying to handle a deluge of admissions and intensive care patients. Trump is a mess, and tens-hundreds of thousands of Americans will die from his disasters.
Trump terminated his plan to 'open the economy' and 'pack churches Easter Sunday' after being told that if he did he would be killing 2.2 million Americans.
March 29: According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, there will be millions of coronavirus cases and 100,00-200,000 coronavirus deaths in the US (live interview, CNN approx 9:15 am). These predictions are NOT the worst case scenarios.
Cases and deaths are groing fast. As of early today, there are 124,000+ cases (one sixth of all cases in the world) and 2,200+ deaths (doubling the past 2 days). 200 million+ Americans in 29 states have been told to stay at home. Hospitals are being overwhelmed in New York, Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans. Health care workers are becoming infected and are dying at growing rates. Even young children are being killed. Trump ordered VP Mike Pence not to help states whose governors do not flatter him. These governors are reporting that equipment suppliers are being told by Trump NOT to send supplies to them. The state of Washington, were the first US cases were reported in January, do not have sufficient tests. The US has BY FAR the most cases in the world. Still, however, Trump says things are going well and he wants to relax protections...as he sends defective test kits and ventilators to hospitals and far from sufficient protective equipment. Obviously, things are going to keep getting worse in because of Trump's lies and boasts. Trump is determined to make things worse for all of us, in part because he thinks this will help him get re-elected.
March 28: Trump announced, "We are in good shape." Always adding of course that he is the greatest. Meanwhile, US cases and deaths skyrocket (now 104,000+cases and 1,700+ deaths; March 1, the US had only one death on record). The US has the most cases in the world by far, one-sixth of all cases (now 601,000+ cases). (China has had almost no new cases for weeks among its 1.4 billion citizens, 4+ times that of the US.) The rate of US deaths is increasing even though Trump says the opposite. Hospitals are parking refrigerated trucks for the dead bodies. Trump's refusal to supply sufficient supplies to hospitals is producing needless cases and deaths among physicians and nurses. 'No problem' Trump keeps saying as he attacks governors, the media and US allies. How many more will Trump be permitted to harm and kill?
Still, Trump supporters believe it's all a hoax as Trump trained them to believe...even though we are rapidly approaching the point where coronavirus will devestate every family.
But Trump will be Trump, always looking for free money. Wealthy real estate developers like Trump score a huge tax break in the stimulus bill, terminating the ban on fake losses.
Trump attacks state governors, physicians and nurses AND inhibits their performance and safety. However, if and when they succeed, Trump-the-con takes credit.
March 27: Trump has convinced his supporters to attack Dr. Anthony Fauci. Good people are ruined by Trump. His social media trolls are at work to help Trump destroy national security and health.
US is the global epicenter of coronavirus. Early today: 85,612 cases (China: 81,340). China reached its peak February 12 and has mostly subsided after strict lockdowns. US has weeks to go to reach its peak due to Trump's lies, weak lockdowns and blaming everyone but the cause, him.
Update: The US ended the day with nearly 102,000 cases, about 20,000 more than China, making the US the epicenter of global coronavirus cases. That's because the US has Trump.
Trump pal Borris Johnson infected with coronavirus. No wonder Johnson finally takes coronavirus seriously. No wonder Trump removed England's exemption from his travel ban.
March 26: A reason why Trump minimizes the coronavirus problem is the statistic that 1 in 1,000 get infected. He equates this to $1 in $1,000 of cost. A small price to pay. However, suffering and sometimes death is worth more than Trump's dollar.
March 26: Trump announced that the coronavirus death rate is way down. Lie. Truth: the death rate is increasing. Today the US had the greatest number of deaths recorded, today the US surpassed the number of deaths in China. (over 83,000 cases and 1,200 deaths so far in the US coronavirus epidemic, and growing rapidly; over 14,000 new cases today in US; worldwide total cases over 528,000 and 24,000 deaths; the US has 80,000 confirmed active cases, China has 4,000 confirmed active cases).
Trump has made the US the coronavirus leader of the world.
March 26: TRUMP SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH MASS MURDER. He deliberately ignored multiple intelligence briefings and official recommendations pertaining to pandemics. He deviated from pandemic plans published in a 2016 National Security Council report. He fired the national security council's pandemic response team. He fired CDC officials stationed in China. He deployed trade wars intended to undermine world economies He deployed sanctions intended to destroy economies. He squeezed NATO/Europe budgets to pay for his protection and to weaken their economies. Weakened economies and terminating US leadership negatively impacted coronavirus mitigation around the world. He has lied over and over about the occurrence and growth of coronavirus. So far, over 1,000 Americans have died from Trump's coronavirus crimes.
Not only causing and costing trillions of dollars for Americans to pay, Trump produced the largest job loss in US history.
Three weeks ago, as cases and deaths began to skyrocket, Trump announced, "We got this so well under control." His supporters got the message. Nothing to worry about. So they took critical health care guidance and economy/school/business/church/state shutdowns merely fake news. On Trump's word they spread coronavirus to innocent victims. Since, 'Republican' criminal co-conspirator politicians to let elderly victims die and the virus to spread unimpeded in order to save the economy.
March 26: Trump authorized the Senate to go on vacation until April 20. Meanwhile, doctors and nurses in New York are deprived supplies. So they resort to re-using face masks and using trash bags to protect themselves. And the number of cases and deaths skyrocket, including among doctors and nurses.
March 25: Trump attacked the media, US allies, trade with Europe, China and depleted US supplies (for which he has been officially responsible for the past 3+ years) for coronavirus.
Notably, almost all cases of coronavirus came from Americans in the US, not from China. By the end of this week, coronavirus cases in the US will exceed those of China. And Trump ignored significant warnings briefed to him for 3+ years. Both forces created coronavirus exponential growth in the US, made worse by Trump's racism, lies and incompetance. His hate of New York manifest in his denial of New York sufficient supplies to save American lives. One month ago, Trump claimed there were only 15 cases, which would reduce to one case in a couple days. But we now have 66,000 cases and nearly 1,000 deaths, both statistics growing exponentially. Increasingly, health care professionals are being infected, hospitalized and killed.
It has taken $2 trillion so far to bail out Trump for his egregious mismanagement of the US coronavirus response. Corporations and small businesses have lost trillions of dollars. Millions of Americans have lost their paychecks. Lack of US leadership has cost the rest of the world trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.
Shockingly, Trump plans on breaking up the United States of America, claiming he will open some states and keep other states closed. This fascism will also enhance spread of coronavirus.
March 25: (Because of Trump) US has fastest growing number of coronavirus cases in the world, expected soon to lead the world, but Trump wants to pack churches on Easter Sunday. Another trumpian catastophe. (Trump supporters, especially his politicians, are calling for leaving elderly die and end the fight against coronavirus.) (As of early today, 54,941 cases (new cases doubling every 2-3 days) and 784 deaths.)
March 24: Two Trump brags today. After inhibiting coronavirus testing for 2+ months, Trump now brags that the US is testing better than South Korea. Wow. The US is catching up to South Korea. Second, Trump bragged that the stock market had a record increase today, pretending that the market already lost a third of its value the last month. Wow, a small fractional recovery made history in Trump's large brain.
Trump also announced his approval of $6 trillion spending for his economic recovery. This is money that taxpayers (their children, grand children and great grandchildren) would have to pay (fake numbers because the plan about to be passed in Congress is about $2 trillion).
Trump also says that if he does not give the economy back that (he claims) he shut down then thousands of people will commit suicide, deaths exceeding the deaths that coronavirus causes.
March 24!!! Trump announced that he wants the economy to switch on by Easter (April 12), 19 days away and about the time of New York's peak infection/death count, a decisions that will exacerbate the killing of thousands of Americans and spread of coronavirus...in direct opposition to all coronavirus experts, two dozen states in state of emergency, and warnings that the US will become the global epicenter of coronavirus. Insane.
It is amazing the huge gap in duty between Trump and Governor Mario Cuomo (NY). Cuomo knows the facts and urgency and is begging for federal assistance (mostly denied or seriously rationed by Trump). Trump focuses on his wealth and money he lost to be president (a fiction; actually just the opposite – though illicit deals around the world, Trump is setting up large revenues for himself). Notably, Trump has not donated even $1 of his self-purported billionaire bank account (in stark contrast to $100 million+ contribution from private citizens).
Trump is using his coronavirus task force to attack Democrats, Governors and Joe Biden, turning this task force into a publicly-funded campaign expenditure and strategy.
March 24: Believing Trump, an Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine (Trump's fake wonder drug). His wife is sick. The couple — both in their 60s and potentially at higher risk for complications of the virus — mixed a small amount of the substance with a liquid and drank it as a way to prevent the coronavirus. The wife says they became sick within minutes, and her husband died shorty after they arrived at the hospital.
Trump's FDA contradicts Trump, announbcing that THERE IS NO SAFE AND EFFECTIVE DRUG FOR CORONAVIRUS.
March 24: Residents in non-essential jobs are told to stay home in 17 states, impacting 100 million+ Americans. Since March 1 in the US, the number of known cases approaching 50,000, known deaths approaching 650. These numbers are are growing exponentially. Wthin 2 weeks, the number of cases in the US will exceed those of any other country, including China. Within 2 months, millions of cases and thousands of deaths are predicted (at least). This is the biggest threat to the health of Americans since 1918 (a flu, the number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States). Nevertheless, Trump has his eyes on money.
WHO warns United States could become next epicenter of global coronavirus crisis, citing ‘very large acceleration’ in infections
Trump announced that he alone will oversee the $500 billion he wants to give to large corporations with no strings attached.
Trump is desperate for his rallies to begin again.
March 23: Trump enjoys bragging that his epidemic/pandemic system is perfect and everyone else's is obsolete and terrible...even though if he used these systems we would be far better off. After all, they addressed measles, polio, TB, multiple flu types (eg, bird, swine), aids/HIV, ebola and previous coronaviruses. And, the experts leading the fight against those infections are the same as those handling the new coronavirus. For example, Dr. Fauci, now 79 years old and having held top positions at NIH for decades, has seen it all. Trump's system is founded on bragging, lies, blaming others, handing over responsibility to state governors, making a mess of distributing health care supplies, abandoning US leadership and contradictory messages to Americans. Trump has reduced the US health care system to less ready than third world countries. To Trump, the economic loss is far worse than the pandemic (which has killed 17,000 around the world and rapidly increasing).
Trump is signalling he will withdraw, "very soon" and "quickly" he says, from the war with coronavirus in favor of focusing on the stock market.
Notably, for the third day in a row, Trump disallowed Dr. Fauci from the White House coronavirus briefing. To honest for Trump.
March 23: Someone forgot to change Trump's diaper again. "I watch and listen to the Fake News, CNN, MSDNC, ABC, NBC, CBS, some of FOX (desperately & foolishly pleading to be politically correct), the [New York Times], & the [Washington Post], and all I see is hatred of me at any cost," Trump said on Twitter. "Don’t they understand that they are destroying themselves?" he asked. Trump can't stop marketing hate to fulfill his sociopathic ego.
March 23: Trump is ready to accept more American deaths and reduce the fight against coronavirus in order, he thinks, to reverse the economy shutdown he claimed last week he accomplished. If stocks would go back up, it's ok for deaths to increase in Trump's sociopathic huge brain.
Tom Bossert, former homeland security adviser to Trump, warned today that the United States could soon have the highest number of coronavirus cases of any country in the world. "Sadly, the numbers now suggest the U.S. is poised to take the lead in #coronavirus cases," Bossert wrote on Twitter. "It’s reasonable to plan for the US to top the list of countries with the most cases in approximately 1 week," he added. "This does NOT make social intervention futile. It makes it imperative!"
March 23: By tweet, Trump clarified why he is sitting on his small hands, claiming that fighting coronavirus is worse than the disease. Money is more important than life to Trump.
Trump is still banning the coronavirus test that the rest of the world has used to test far more than the US has tested. Trump is "keeping his numbers" low.
To further abuse America, Trump wants to detain those charged with crimes indefinitely. More fascism to come.
March 23: Trump's favorite supporters, white supremacists and neo-Nazis, are threatening police and Jews with infecting them with spray bottles filled with coronavirus.
March 22: It happened again. Trump opens his BS mouth and stock futures plummeted so far (5%) that trading was halted (for the fifth time in 2 weeks due to massive stock losses). Perhaps it was because not only that he extended his BS but was pleased that Senator Mitt Romney had quarantined himself due to possible coronavirus exposure and that he spent substantial time bragging how rich he is and that he lost billions of dollars in office. Hundreds of millions of people are losing their livelihoods and an ever increasing number are losing their health or lives, and Trump focuses on his wealth. Vile.
And again, Trump attacked the pandemic response system before he arrived, thus attacking the experts that stand behind him, who were leaders of that "terrible and obsolete system." Trump's better system produced the largest pandemic, medical and economic crisis in history. Over 100 million Americans have been ordered to stay home, several states are in unprecedented crisis and cases and deaths are skyrocketing. Trump also said that previous Presidents Bush and Obama have nothing to offer, not even enough to save the life of one American.
US woman gets $34,927.43 bill for coronavirus treatment. No insurance. A trumpian headline.
March 22: "Trump’s performance on the national stage in recent weeks has put on display the traits that Democrats and some Republicans consider so jarring — the profound need for personal praise, the propensity to blame others, the lack of human empathy, the penchant for rewriting history, the disregard for expertise, the distortion of facts, the impatience with scrutiny or criticism. For years, skeptics expressed concern about how he would handle a genuine crisis threatening the nation, and now they know. “We’ve done a fantastic job from just about every standpoint,” he said Tuesday. “We’ve done a great job,” he said Wednesday. “We’ve done a phenomenal job on this,” he said Thursday." (New York Times)
March 22: While Trump offers little help to Americans (but spreads both fear and complacency), Trump offered Kim Jung Un help. North Korea claims it has no cases of coronavirus. The US has at 30,000 cases and 350 deaths. For Trump, it's dictators first, not America first.
March 22: Trump attacks China daily for Trump's own wrongdoing. It was Trump who ordered the federal government to "keep his numbers low." Mislead Americans and the world about the epidemic in the US. Hide the facts. Steer the US into oblivion. Lie, lie, lie. Once again, Trump's go-to defense, projection: blame others for his ills. In stark contrast to Trump, China tested and contained (the number of new cases and deaths nearing zero). Because of population density, Wuhan, China experienced large infection and death from coronavirus. But China is recovering, now recording significant coronavirus declines. The US now has the third highest number of cases, and is predicted to eclipse China immensely, to millions if not tens of millions of cases and tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of deaths. The US has already lost over $10 trillion and will spend many trillions more to recover. The debacle made significantly worse than it could have been because of Trump's weakness, immorality, vanity, racism and profiteering. Removing Trump from office and ignoring his tantrums would hasten recovery from coronavirus.
Trump claims his standard excuse, no one ever told him, including that China should have told him more. Why should they, how could they? It was Trump that severed viral expert communication between China and the US, firing US viral experts in China and US pandemic experts in the US. It was Trump who devastated China's economy. It is Trump who attacks China daily, renaming coronavirus 'Chinese virus'. How could China ever trust Trump? Facing so many lies, cover-ups and sociopathic orders, how can anyone trust Trump? Meanwhile, coronavirus cases and deaths skyrocket in the US and the US economy tumbles (as of early today, the US has 30,000 known cases (most cases remain unknown) and 350 deaths, there is no leveling off in sight, millions more cases and thousands more deaths AT LEAST are expected, the peak is estimated 45 days away, the US may experience the largest number of cases and deaths in the world...because we have Trump).
March 22: It is not a coincidence that the worst epidemic in the US is occurring during Trump's re-election season. The last critical epidemic, Ebola in 2014, infected 4 Americans, killing 1. It is that protection of Barrack Obama that Trump says was terrible and obsolete, that he had to replace (with lies, deceit, getting rid of Obama's protective mechanisms, ignoring Obama's warnings for a pandemic, firing Obama's pandemic protectors and blaming everything he can on Obama). Meanwhile, Trump presides over the largest medical and financial devastation in US history. Devestating US leadership in the world is devestating the world.
March 22: Trump poses, while these governors actually lead (Cuomo, Newsom, DeWine). When the president fails America, we often turn to state governors in a desperate search for leadership. This is what happened at the start of the Great Depression. When President Herbert Hoover failed to adequately acknowledge and confront the crisis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was then the governor of New York, took aggressive steps at the state level, setting up an emergency relief program, for example, to help the unemployed. This is exactly what is happening now. Millions of Americans have already upended their lives. While the coronavirus pandemic claims an increasing number of lives and cripples our economy, President Donald Trump continues to spread disinformation and attack the press, which is working to get accurate, timely information to the public. With the presidential election months away, and the pandemic gaining full steam, we will continue to rely on our governors to lead the way. Americans, who need them to take bold steps when the commander-in-chief is not in command, will also depend on them to provide the sense of confidence and calm that every citizen is looking for to survive, recover and rebuild." (CNN)
You can spot the exact moment he died inside pic.twitter.com/griTrntI5s— marv (@mrvndn) March 20, 2020
March 21: Disgusting it is to watch Trump take credit or the extreme efforts of leading scientists (an occupation he despises), life-long experts in infections diseases (eg, Dr. Anthony Fauci), desperate governors and mayors and small and large companies pursuing solutions...especially since Trump handicapped them, derailed their efforts, ridiculed and trivialized the problem (coronavirus), delaying and witholding federal assistance, and lying to all of us. It is the profound efforts, intelligence and sacrifices of many, certainly not Trump BS, that will address and surmount coronavirus. Trump will steal their contributions and use them for his election marketing.
March 21: Clarified today, the reason why Trump finally appears concerned. His family businesses are losing money. Mar-a-Lago is closed. He fired staff. Motel rooms are empty.
Maddow: If Trump is going to keep lying like he has been every day on stuff this important, we should, all of us, stop broadcasting it. Honestly, it's going to cost lives. pic.twitter.com/tMvyrE3YTK— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) March 21, 2020
March 21: "The United States — and the world — faces a historic threat to its health, well-being and economy...But as we collectively fight this deadly disease, the intelligence institutions that help protect us all from current and future threats are also under attack from an insidious enemy: domestic politics. We cannot let the covid-19 pandemic be a cover for the deeply destructive path being pursued by the Trump administration. The most recent illustration of this unprecedented attack is the continuing dismissal of career intelligence professionals — officers who have ably served both Republican and Democratic administrations regardless of their personal political stripe...Even amid public health concerns, we cannot be distracted from how deeply destructive these removals are to our nation’s safety." (Joseph Maguire, John Brennan (interim), Michael Leiter, Matthew G. Olsen, Nicholas Rasmussen, Andrew Liepman (acting and deputy) and Geoffrey O’Connell (principal deputy) are former directors of the National Counterterrorism Center. Michael V. Hayden is former director of the CIA and former principal deputy director of national intelligence. James Clapper was director of national intelligence.)
National ingelligence (and military) officials often warned Trump of a dangerous pandemic BEFORE coronavirus began. Trump dismissed their advice and fired many of them. Trump prefers Putin.
U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen. The reports and warnings painted an early picture of a virus that showed the characteristics of a globe-encircling pandemic that could require governments to take swift actions to contain it. But despite that constant flow of reporting, Trump continued publicly and privately to play down the threat the virus posed to Americans. “Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were — they just couldn’t get him to do anything about it,” an official said. “The system was blinking red.” (Washington Post)
New cases and deaths are rapidly increasing, hospital shortages worsening, several states in lockdown, 75 million Americans told to stay home, hundreds of thousands of businesses closed, tens of thousands of restaurants and fitness centers closed, thousands of schools closed (53.7 million students out of school), countless emergencies across America and more. Facing the results of his lies and incompetence, Trump attacks victims and journalists rather than coronavirus. Things are getting worse, and will get far worse. We should anticipate riots in the streets and more dereliction of duty from Trump.
March 20: No wonder Trump is failing. He announced today that he got rid of the system in the US to handle infectious diseases, and replaced it, what worked well, with his mess, a dangerous system founded and implemented with lies, that has led to mass coronavirus infections and deaths. Trump called the working system in place before he arrived terrible, old, broken and obsolete. So, he got rid of it...in his own words. Trump must be removed. This is an emergency. Hundreds of Americans have died and tens-thousands-millions are predicted to yet die from Trump's system.
March 20: "We are winning this war." So says the coward liar, Trump. Meanwhile, the US is living under a range of emergencies, economic loss, business and church shutdowns and restrictions never before seen in the US. The DOW has lost 10,000 points. Today, again as he speaks, the DOW lost hundreds of points. Trillions of dollars have been lost. Tens of thousands of Americans are infected and hundreds have died...and this is only the beginning. California, for example, predicts 26 million victims. Hundreds of thousands of Americans, at least, are predicted to be killed in Trump's futile war. A week ago, 2.2 million killed were predicted; the prediction that changed Trump's normal caustic demeanor (slightly). Never has there been such a losing posture in the US. Trump should be removed from office today and jailed. Trump's winning is a massive loss for the US as well as the world.
Trump is fighting his war with lies and blame rather than competence, tests, face masks and ventilators.
Through his trade wars Trump curtailed the capacity of China, Iran and Europe to contain coronavirus. Furthermore, Trump removed US virus experts from China and degraded pandemic response. He has done nothing but lie and blame regarding coronavirus. Racist Trump likes to call coronavirus the "Chinese virus." His task force briefings, filled with confusion and lies, are Trump's new campaign rallies.
March 20: Trump gloats when he says that coronavirus "will wash through" the US. Early today, this means 14,366 cases and 217 deaths, and rapidly rising. Many more will die and suffer from Trump's washing. California's Governor told Trump that he expects 56% of his state to become infected; that's 26 million victims (assuming 1% fatality means 260,000 deaths). The Governor ordered his state into lockdown; thats 40 million residents. Fatality estimates for the entire US go to 2.2 million.
Trump will become the biggest mass murderer in history. Americans are spending trillions of dollars to bail out Trump's treachery.
March 19: Trump wants to be Putin. Lies, BS and now coronavirus has enabled his sociopathic view that he is indispensable. He brags he is redefining government agencies, congress and the judiciary in his self-image, asserting that everything before him is obsolete and a conspiracy against him...and progeny of the African American Barrack Obama. Yesterday and repeatedly today, Trump proclaimed that shut down the economy to assist his march to victory against an invisible enemy. He observes societal panic with his sociopathic "large brain," obsessed with his power to manipulate us. He commands US power against coronavirus, necessitating closing schools, businesses and cherished societal freedoms. Never mind his studding failures. Never mind his degrading US pandemic responsiveness, his racist delays of addressing the coronavirus pandemic and devastation of Americans' livelihoods and lives. Emulating Putin, his next act is to shut down democracy and further corrupt, and possibly cancel, the November election for a new president. Like Putin, Trump envisions himself as a permanent president. The predicted 2.2 million American deaths are simply casualties of his fascist war.
Shame on Republicans and white supremacists for fueling Trump's sociopathy, death of so many Americans and ruin of America.
March 19!!! Trump announced that he was fully prepared for coronavirus but was stopped by the media (for telling the truth about coronavirus and his obscene lack of preparation.
Trump first stopped travel from China. Only weeks later, Trump stopped travel from Italy, which have had more coronavirus deaths than China.
March 19: At the current rate, there will be over 100,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths due to coronavirus by end of March. (the number of cases double every 2-3 days)
Hospitals are already running out of supplies. Health care professionals are already exhausted. The CDC, already distributing expired face masks, told health care workers to make home-made masks from their scarfs. Will t-shirts be next?
Yesterday, Trump boasted he was a war-time president. More accurately, Trump is a war-crime president while he blames Europe, China, the media and Democrats.
March 18: Trump STOPPED congressional testimony from Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield; Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and others working on the coronavirus task force. Hide the truth.
March 18: More Trump jibberish. Trump announced a quick victory against what he calls in racist fashion "the Chinese virus." (no virus has nationality or ethnicity). Trump expressed respect for Senator Tom Cotton for saying that China should be published for their implement of war against the US. Trump claims that he is contemplating solutions never ever contemplated (no specifics of course). He alone knows all and the US would be nothing without him. Everything before his genius is obsolete. The experts are a bunch of know-nothing failures without me. "I alone can fix it." Meanwhile, the US is IN a national emergency and coronavirus infections and deaths skyrocket. Again, he announced tests and equipment, yet to be found. It is obvious that the US would be in far better shape if he would simply play golf and polish his gold toilet.
Trump says their has never been anything so contagious. Um, what about SARS, MERS, Ebola, polio, measles and many more?
Embarrasing is how he parades out his experts to degrade themselves, forced to praise their leader or be chopped.
UPDATE: Trump BS caused the stock market to drop so much that for the fourth time in a week, stock trading was HALTED (during his speaking).
Until today, Trump has been saying that young people are immune. Surprise, turns out to be a lie.
Today, @realdonaldtrump said: “I’ve always known this is a pandemic. I’ve felt that it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic ... I’ve always viewed it as serious.”— John Heilemann (@jheil) March 17, 2020
Really??? Let’s roll the tape. pic.twitter.com/NpUTzGiokW
March 18: Anatomy of panic. By the time coronavirus was found in the US January 21, 2020, we knew that coronavirus was highly contagious and fatal. But, Trump ridiculed China and was proud of firing the White House pandemic response team in 2018 and cutting support for CDC to fight infectious diseases. He ignored January 2017 and 2018 warnings about pandemics. Not until early March did Trump begin to pay attention to coronavirus, though still boasting it was a hoax, merely a foreign problem. His excuse for doing nothing until Friday the 13th of March...he was getting away with doing nothing to combat the flu, which, according to the CDC, October 1, 2019-March 1, 2020 accumulated 36-51 million cases and 22,000-55,000 deaths. He continues to blame Obama for anyone who has the flu (blaming Obama is Trump's ultimate defense). Two events the past few days pushed Trump to finally look serious, though having convinced his supporters to disregard the catastrophe (his tweets and Fox News his soap boxes): huge economic collapse and prediction of 2.2 million deaths and 81% of Americans infected from coronavirus. Still, yesterday, he bragged that he had protected West Virginia (a few hours later, coronavirus had been confirmed to enter this state). As of this morning, there are 6,524 known case (though realization it is far greater) and 116 deaths, and growing fast. Overrun of hospitals and funeral homes is predicted, community lockdowns have begun, store shelves are empty and panic has begun. Businesses are going out of business. Yesterday, Trump's Treasury Secretary predicted 20% unemployment soon.
Significant effort, primarily by state governors and mayors, is now underway, but will likely fall short because of ongoing residual effects of Trump's disregard for mass US casualty and conspiracy to 'keep his numbers low' and permit such little testing for coronavirus.
In view of Trump's stalling, there is the grim anxiety that only draconian steps like those taken in China and other countries will significantly impact the US coronavirus crisis. However, Trump and his scam 'coronavirus task force' maintain that the US will never really do what it takes to defeat coronavirus. At least a quarter of Americans are not concerned and videos from yesterday shows massive crowds on beaches and busy public places in direct contradiction to guidelines and orders.
Trump's removal of US leadership has assured lack of coordinated successful global response to coronavirus. As of this morning, there are 200,000 cases and 8,000 deaths, and growing fast.
NOTE: Trump likes to say that coronavirus is "washing through" the US. This 'washing' refers to the coming infection of hundreds of thousands and infections or tens of thousands of Americans. Predictions include up to 81% of the US population infected and 2.2 million American deaths. Meanwhile, billions of dollars, including billions from the military, are being wasted on Trump's "beautiful wall."
UPDATE: There is another reason why Trump looked so stunned last Friday. A plan developed by the federal government, presented to Trump Friday, to combat the coronavirus projects the pandemic will last 18 months or more and could feature multiple waves. "Shortages of products may occur, impacting health care, emergency services, and other elements of critical infrastructure. This includes potentially critical shortages of diagnostics, medical supplies (including PPE [personal protective equipment] and pharmaceuticals), and staffing in some locations. State and local governments, as well as critical infrastructure and communications channels, will be stressed and potentially less reliable. These stresses may also increase the challenges of getting updated messages and coordinating guidance to these jurisdictions directly."
March 17: Trump's Treasury Secretary predicted 20% unemployment rate under Trump. The highest rate of U.S. unemployment was 24.9% in 1933, during the Great Depression.
Trump only began responding to the new coronavirus pandemic AFTER economic collapse. Predictions for at least hundreds of thousands of US deaths were ignored.
March 17: We know Trump has a big brain because he tells us, often. He claimed to be an expert in SARS (2002) and MERS (2012) (and swine flue (2009) and Ebola (2014)). He attacked Obama often. SARS and MERS are coronaviruses, as are many variants of the common cold. The current coronavirus (COVID19) seems to have begun in 2019, possibly in China. However, Trump rejoiced in China's problem, had already removed US virus experts from China and fired relevant experts in the National Security Council in 2018. Certainly, Trump's China trade war reduced China's capacity to deal with the outbreak. The rest is history.
Before Trump took office, seven days before Trump took office, his aides faced a major test: the rapid, global spread of a dangerous virus in cities like London and Seoul, one serious enough that some countries were imposing travel bans. In a sober briefing, Trump’s incoming team learned that the disease was an emerging pandemic — a strain of novel influenza known as H9N2 — and that health systems were crashing in Asia, overwhelmed by the demand. “Health officials warn that this could become the worst influenza pandemic since 1918,” Trump’s aides were told. Soon, they heard cases were popping up in California and Texas. The briefing was intended to hammer home a new, terrifying reality facing the Trump administration, and the incoming president’s responsibility to protect Americans amid a crisis. In 2018, a year in office, Trump was warned that a viral pandemic was the top threat to US national security (he fired the truth tellers). COVID19 rapid and fatal spread was fully recognized by January 2020. Trump trivialized the new pandemic, blaming Democrats for the concern. Trump did nothing. The first case of COVID19 was reported in the state of Washington January 21, 2020. Trump did nothing. It spread and killed fast. Trump did nothing. It spread across the US. Trump did nothing. Finally, it hit the stock market about 3 weeks ago. At first, Trump did nothing. About 2 weeks ago, Trump begrungingly started to respond. The rest is history. Lack of US leadership from the White House contributed significantly to the worldwide spread of COVID19.
March 17: Trump has been bragging the last 3 weeks that he has sent millions and millions of coronavirus tests. Lies. Just announced by his task force, only 31,000 tests have been performed. Where are the millions of tests? What did you do with the money?
March 17: Consensus, perhaps only briefly, is that 2 months of coronavirus lies and conspiracies have changed Trump's tone. Most likely, if there is such a change, it is due to massive economic loss and governors taking control, ridiculing him and revealing his smallness. For a second or two at 2:30 AM, Trump realizes the horrors he caused.
Never one to believe Americans, it took a British study for Trump to see that something bad is coming. Early yesterday morning, March 16, a team at the Imperial College London released its findings. Especially high fatality rate for Trump's critical voters and 2.2 million coronavirus deaths in the US and 81% infected and over-run of hospitals, peaking in June. With so many killed Trump saw his election chances die. So he delegated his duty to state governors and wished as hard as he could his predicted April miracle will happen. The change in tone many saw yesterday afternoon was Trump's fear looking into the headlights of an oncoming truck.
Trump wants $1 trillion to help him get elected, aka his new coronavirus program. For 2 months, Trump said coronavirus was a hoax. Now, he sees it as low hanging fruit for campaign funding.
March 16: Mitch McConnell is begging elderly federal judges to retire early so that Trump can replace them before he is kicked out of office.
March 16: It happened again today. When Trump talks, the stock mocket drops. As he spoke today, the DOW dropped 1,000 points. Total drop today, 3,000 points, 13%. (the worst point drop in history, and the third time in less than a week that stock trading was halted)
Trump announced that the level of catastrophe we are in will last until August, ie 5 more months, and that people gatherings should be limited to 10 people. He told all the governors, you are on your own. Buy your respirators yourself. Of course, they already knew this and already began taking charge rather than rely on Trump.
Trump gave himself the grade of 10. However, his lies produced massive spread of coronavirus and a 10,000 point drop in the DOW, approx $10 trillion in loss. The US would be far better off if someone said, "Your'e fired."
March 16: Given Trump's lies and resulting explosion of coronavirus cases and deaths, states have been compelled to step in to protect their residents. Today, for example, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will close all restaurants and entertainment venues across the three states starting Monday night. Bars and restaurants will be reduced to takeout and delivery options only. All movie theaters, casinos and gyms will also be closed. Crowd capacities will be reduced to 50 people.
March 16: Trump says everything is going very well. This morning, 3,806 coronavirus cases, 69 deaths. Stock market about to crash again. CDC says attend no gatherings more than 50 people. Several states have closed all schools and declared emergencies. Meanwhile, Trump plays golf, watches TV and tweets.
Update: DOW opened with 2,250 loss (9.7%) and was HALTED seconds after open. (Trump bragged about temporary 1,985 gain on Friday, merely a 20% recovery in his induced 10,000 point loss). Update: immediately after 15-minute halt ended, DOW down 2,741.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned on Monday that the United States is at a “critical inflection point” as it grapples with the coronavirus outbreak and said “there's every chance that we could be Italy.” Italy: 24,747 cases, 1,809 deaths, country in lockdown. (population 60 million)
Estimates as high as 1.5 million deaths in US.
March 15: The FED acquiesced to Trump's demand to eliminate interest (and the FED announced $700 billion in bond purchase). (Trump said this made him very happy.) In response, the DOW futures dropped 1,041 points, triggering a safety valve disallowing any further drop. How could this make anyone very happy?
In the last 3 days, the FED has Trump-emergency spent $2.2 trillion and cut interest rates to 0% (devestating interest on savings).
For days, Trump told us that the March 15 news conference with his scam task force would officially unveil a top-secret weapon in collaboration with Google (one of the hugest companies in the world). The web site was to be unveiled with incredible tools never before envisioned. (Oh, and Trump not only told us that coronavirus is under control in the US (lie) but also attacked the media for reporting Google's caveats about Trump's false promise.)
The web site, projectbaseline.com, is a pipe dream. It was suppose to go live nationwide tonight, March 15. Nope, just a pipe dream. It is merely a plan to deliver something, still top secret, to the San Francisco bay area ONLY. A scam. Why not use the CDC web site that his task force claims is the ultimate place to go???
Here is the home page as of tonight. Nothing final, nothing national, just more intent, commitment, plans and promises that will not be delivered. Undoubtedly, the web site will extend Google's illicit data mining of usesrs/visitors to sell to third parties for profit.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases and deaths grow exponentially, even though Trump boasts that things are going very well.
The only solutions are coming from state governments. The federal government specializes in lies and braggadocio only.
March 15: "The evidence is now clear. The speed of the virus can be greatly slowed if governments act early, aggressively and intelligently. Unfortunately, that does not describe the response of the United States government to the coronavirus pandemic...The broad collapse in global markets is surely in part a reaction to the vast vacuum of leadership in the White House." (Fareed Zakaria)
March 15: In 2018, Dr. Luciano Boria, was Director of Medical and Biodefense Preparedness within the National Security Council. She said at that time, "The threat of pandemic flue is our number one national security concern. We know it cannot be stopped at the border." THE NEXT DAY, Trump fired her and eliminated her entire department, clearing the way for Trump's spread of coronovirus in the United States as yet another example of his pattern of degrading US national security.
This crisis seems to have been designed to bring out the worst of Pres. Trump.— Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria) March 15, 2020
My take: pic.twitter.com/7USCWfzztb
March 15: March 10, 2020 was the turning point in US coronavirus. Trump's horrific Oval Office speech that evening, filled with lies and BS, convinced states and businesses that they had to take the lead. The federal government was compromised by Trump lies. The public realized that coronavirus was real, not fake news or a hoax. Trump was the one selling fake news and a hoax. He has proved to be a terrible actor and citizen.
2 weeks ago, Trump said millions of tests were sent. Few could be found. Last week, Trump said millions more were sent. Few could be found. Nevertheless, trillions of dollars have been lost, tens of billions of dollars spent and 60 lives lost. We are in an emergency.
March 14: Trump's front line of 'Republican' hoaxers are now under quarantine: Rick Scott, Doug Collins, Matt Gaetz, Mark Meadows, Ted Cruz, Lindsay Graham and Ronna McDaniel. All of them and Trump claimed that coronavirus is a hoax, media fake news and Democrat conspiracy. All are probably changing their BS.
Israel, Italy, France and Spain are in lockdown. US soon? Already, significant components of the US are shut down, eg schools, businesses, sports, restaurants, stores, corporations...and counting. Trump's corruption and lies will cost trillions and scores of lives.
NOTE: A Massachusetts coronavirus cluster with at least 82 cases was started by people who were not yet showing symptoms, and more than half a dozen studies have shown that people without symptoms are causing substantial amounts of infection.
A medical professor at Johns Hopkins University urged Americans not to believe low numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, warning the actual number of people walking around with the virus could be “between 50,000 and half a million.”
March 14: This is a massive failure in leadership that stems from a massive defect in character. Trump is such a habitual liar that he is incapable of being honest, even when being honest would serve his interests. He is so impulsive, shortsighted, and undisciplined that he is unable to plan or even think beyond the moment. He is such a divisive and polarizing figure that he long ago lost the ability to unite the nation under any circumstances and for any cause. And he is so narcissistic and unreflective that he is completely incapable of learning from his mistakes. The president’s disordered personality makes him as ill-equipped to deal with a crisis as any president has ever been. With few exceptions, what Trump has said is not just useless; it is downright injurious. It has taken a good deal longer than it should have, but Americans have now seen the con man behind the curtain. The president, enraged for having been unmasked, will become more desperate, more embittered, more unhinged. He knows nothing will be the same. His administration may stagger on, but it will be only a hollow shell. The Trump presidency is over. (The Atlantic)
March 14: The United States, the pandemic has devolved into a kind of grotesque caricature of American federalism. The private sector has taken on quasi-state functions at a time when the executive branch of government—drained of scientific expertise, starved of moral vision—has taken on the qualities of a failed state. In a country where many individuals, companies, institutions, and local governments are making hard decisions for the good of the nation, the most important actor of them all—the Trump administration—has been a shambolic bonanza of incompetence. The White House has also failed in its basic role to protect the public by communicating accurate and useful information about public health and hygiene. As the White House has failed to meet the gravity of the moment, a national phalanx of business owners, sports commissioners, college presidents, governors, and mayors has effectively shut down American life to arrest the flow of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. In doing so, they have reduced the president to a bystander in the care of his own country. America has not yet failed, but its government has—and, along with it, a certain vision of conservative governance. For decades, the Republican Party has committed itself to destroying state capacity, disparaging science, punishing expertise, and masquerading as populist while enriching narrow interests. It has all led to this: an undetected pandemic spreading, likely exponentially, as the president and his representatives mock the disease and oversee a state apparatus too incompetent to test for it. The resilience of some American institutions many miles from Pennsylvania Avenue may temporarily blunt this federal ineptitude, but it cannot for long overcome it. At some point, the competence gap between Washington and America has to close. At some point, a state that survives needs a government bent on something more than its own self-destruction. (The Atlantic)
March 14: Trump keeps infecting people. Three people who visited Mar-a-Lago last weekend, where Trump was, have tested positive for the virus. The first was the Brazilian president’s spokesman. The latest is a Brazilian ambassador who sat at President Trump’s table during a dinner.
March 13: Trump announced that he is not responsible for his response to coronavirus. "No, I don't take responsibility at all." Then who is? Where are the millions of tests Trump claims he sent out?
Trump's non-racist message, truth is a hoax.
March 13: With the United States missing in action, there is no global coordination of handling coronavirus. Official numbers this morning, 139,000 cases, 5,111 deaths, 132 countries. These numbers significantly under report the problem. The US has one of the worst records of fighting coronavirus and is one of the most dishonest governments.
In the US, 13,000 have been tested. In South Korea, 250,000 have been tested. (Yesterday, Trump claimed 4,000,000 tests have been sent out...where are they? Is Trump's family business selling them to other countries who have done vastly more testing than the US?)
March 13: Racist Trump blamed his incompetence and devestation on Barack Obama.
March 13: The entire stock market growth under Trump (a continuation of Obama's economy).......GONE. In just 2 weeks, GONE.
Trump has cost America its morality, its national integrity and securituy, its American values, the rule of law, future of our children, its fair elections, massive debt and interest on this debt, core meanings of the US Constitution, institutional strenth, leadership and trillions of dollars.
March 13: From the journal American Psychological Science, "Trump’s personality was collectively perceived to be at or above the 99th normative percentile for traits associated with four personality disorders (sadistic, narcissistic, antisocial, and passive-aggressive)."
March 13: It looks like 2 Trumps are coronavirus carriers. 5 days after meeting with Trump, a Brazilian official tested positive. A few days after meeting with Ivanka Trump, an Australian official tested positive.
March 12: The official numbers of positive coronavirus tests (1,500) is a LIE. One city in Washington state found 1,000 cases just today.
Put on your seat belts on Trump's ride of lies. Shutdowns in the US are about to explode beyond the NBA, MLB, PGA, NHL, dozens of universities, hundreds of schools, Broadway plays, Hollywood movies, TV show audiences, businesses, restaurants, stores, cruise lines, airline flights, large crowds, events, concerts, Disneyland, Congress, political rallies (including Trump's), emergency declarations by 21 states and more....Hospitals are about to be deluged.
March 12: Ohio, Kentucky and Maryland have closed ALL schools. Ohio's Republican Governor says there are NOW 100,000 cariers of coronavirus in Ohio. Connecticut's Governor predicts 10-20% of his state will be infected.
March 12: Resulting from Trump's Oval Office lies, confusion and misinformation, the US stock market lost 10% of its value today, one day. Over $1 trillion down Trump's drain. (despite emergency FED infusion of $1.5 trillion this afternoon, the DOW lost 2,352 points today alone after several days of losses already over 1,000 points; the DOW lost nearly 9,000 points in the last couple weeks; for the second time this week, stock trading was halted in view of the massive losses)
Trump's Oval Office speech also caused trillions of dollars of losses around the world TODAY.
Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before Congress today that the US coronavirus testing program is a FAILURE. Other countries have better systems and coronavirus is going to get worse.
We are likely to see failure of the US healthcare system as it becomes overwhelmed. Trump's first Homeland Security advisor said, yesterday, "We are ten days away from the hospitals being creamed."
No problem says Trump.
March 12: New research shows that coronavirus can remain viable for days on surfaces and that infected patients can be contagious for 5+ weeks. Of course, Trump cannot comprehend this.
March 12: Trump claims that millions of coronavirus test kits have been distributed while only 11,000 tests have been used? Where are the millions of test kits? Sitting on a truck? Or is Trump lying again?
Trump is the major cause of coronavirus spreading inside the US. He prevented testing to keep 'his numbers' low, claimed it was a Democrat/media hoax and it will miraculously disappear. Meanwhile, the spread is exploding as a direct result of Trump's conspiracies and lies.
Trump denigrates the military and all other federal departments by using their funds to build his useless wall. Still, he sells denial about coronavirus.
March 12: There is little evidence that coronavirus started in China. Yes, the first reported cases were there. Perhaps, coronavirus in China came from the US (and spread fast due to population density), which refused to conduct testing until Americans began panicking. Furthermore, increasing numbers of victims does not necessarily only mean the disease is spreading. Test reports are probably simply finding existing cases.
For example, let's say we started today to record murders. Finding a murder tomorrow does not mean that murder is spreading. Beginning murder reporting a couple months later in another country does not mean that these murders were spread from the first country to begin reporting.
Re coronavirus in the US, most cases now and in the future will come from virus presence in the US, not a 'foreign country'.
March 12: CDC informed Congress that ONLY 11,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus the past 2 months (Trump ordered that 'his numbers' had to stay low, including sending only 46 tests kits to the cruise ship that revealed 21 victims). In contrast, the small country of South Korea tests 10,000 of its citizens everyday.
March 12: Seeing the devestating impact of his inept, racist Oval Office speech on stock futures and stock trading in Asia and Europe, Trump announced that most of what he said last night from the Oval Office was false.
However, for the second time this week, stock trading was halted because of the massive drop in the market. Trump gives a speech, the stock market loses a trillion dollars.
March 12: Seeing coronavirus as an immigrant, Trump added Europe to his coronavirus blaming, so last night with great-but-bumbling 'majesty' from the Oval Office announced termination of travel to and from Europe and importing goods from Europe ("prohibitions would not only apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo , but various other things as we get approval"), an ultimate ban. Chaos at all cost. And of course, lots of bragging about how great he thinks he is and promise to funnel hundreds of billions of dollars to corporations, further exploding the national debt.
Trump's new travel ban includes Italy, Germany, France, Spain and 22 other nations (26 countries in total). Trump exempted the United Kingdom, which has 456 known cases (even the UK health minister is infected), because Trump has resort properties there and needs the money. (coronavirus is already in 100 countries, Tom Hanks and his wife were found to be infected while in Australia)
NOTE: Trump exempted countries where he has resort properties.
There are thousands of victims in the US already, most by 'community transfer'. Stopping ALL travel and trade will do nothing to stop the spread in the US, now home for trillions of coronavirus capsules (one reason why congress's physician predicted up to 150 million Americans will get get the disease). Placing a wall around the US cannot stop the spread and will destroy the US. The killer is already inside the house.
Putin is so thrilled at his power over Trump that he has made himself permanent president of Russia.
The stock market plunged even more following Trump's new chapter of chaos, losing another trillion+ dollars. Stock markets around the world fell sharply once again due to Trump.
Coronavirus is not the hoax, Trump is.
March 11: Will Trump listen? The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared coronavirus a pandemic, signaling that health experts believe efforts should be focused less on containing the virus and more on stockpiling materials, getting hospitals ready to handle an influx of patients and enacting social distancing policies. “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction,” WHO Director-General Ted ros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. This is not a test, this is not a drill. This is really happening. Stop telling us it is fake news, it will miraculously go away.
Since these are facts or trained estimates, Trump does not believe them. 3 weeks ago, the US had about 15 known cases. Today, near 1,100 with only about 5,000 tests performed. Dr. Anthony Fauci testified today that things are going to get worse and that the death rate is 1% (ten times that of the flu). The congressional physician estimated 75-150 million cases will be experienced in the US. At 1% fatality, that is 75,000-1.5 million deaths. The US has lost over $10 trillion in the past 2 weeks. Trump said yesterday that things are going well, worry not. A couple weeks ago, Trump said the month of April would be a miracle cure.
March 11: Trump designed the CDC to fail through lies, decimating resources, muzzling experts, refusal to not only plan but adequately respond, and selling fake news. Now, virtually every state has coronavirus victims and deaths.
According to Trump's first homeland security advisor (Tim Bossert), "It’s now or never for the U.S. if it hopes to keep coronavirus from burning out of control. If we fail to take action, we will watch our health-care system be overwhelmed. We are ten days away from the hospitals being creamed."
To further destroy the US economy, Trump wants to cancel payroll taxes and explode the national debt and interest to pay this debt. Trump is determined, with Putin, to destroy the US.
March 10: Trump will not allow enough coronavirus test kits for the 65 workers with symptoms at the Washington location with the most victims and deaths in the US. Trump claims the state's Governor is a snake. Also, Trump ordered removal of CDC posters about coronavirus from immigration facilities, hoping those present will get infected and die.
Trump sends out his team to say millions of tests have been sent out and commercial laboratories can handle far more than that. However, they have no idea how many people have been tested. It appears it is about 2,000. Several states have issued emergencies. Churches, schools, stores, libraries, businesses, nursing homes, sporting events and more have closed. 900+ cases, 32+ deaths. And growing fast. Nevertheless, Trump keeps saying there is not problem and there will be a miracle that eliminates what he calls a hoax. Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent and Trump is about to indebt the United States hundreds of billions more with handouts to corporations.
Why can South Korea test vastly more of its citizens than Trump?
March 9: Trump's lies and destruction of US leadership HALTED stock trading 6 minutes after market opening, having lost nearly 1,900 points in the DOW. Over the last few weeks, the DOW lost 6,000 points.
Trump's response, "So much FAKE NEWS. The Obama/Biden Administration is the most corrupt Administration in the history of our Country!. Good for the consumer, gasoline prices coming down! Saudi Arabia and Russia are arguing over the price and flow of oil. That, and the Fake News, is the reason for the market drop!"
Trump spent the day yesterday, knowing that the market would crash today, playing golf with a baseball team.
March 9: Mocked as a hoax, fake news, a Democrat plot and airtight-contained by Trump, by early today, there are 546 coronavirua cases in 34 states and DC. The DOW is set to lose another 1,200 points on top of the 4,000+ point loss the last 2 weeks. Worldwide, there are 110,00+ cases and 3,900+ deaths...and growing fast. $10+ trillion of global wealth have been lost. Trump plays golf and rallies his supporters with lies.
March 7: Trump is promoting the spread of coronavirus because he believes this will help him get re-elected. To date, he allowed ONLY 1,583 Americans to be tested for the virus (promoting its spread without detection), lied that he would distribute 1.5 million test kits by yesterday, lied about the numbers of victims and fatalities, limited the number of test kits sent out, fired Obama's pandemic response team and slashed CDC funding, called coronavirus a hoax and demonized political leaders trying to fight the virus.
The numbers Trump tries to hide keep trickling out, now nearly 500 case and 40 deaths in 32 states (increasing by the hour). If Trump had permitted more testing, the numbers would be much higher. There are now discussions to ban assemblies of people, fan attendance even at professional sporting events, close businesses, close schools and cities, and spend tens-hundreds of billions of dollars to save the economy and Trump's fragility so as to stem his lunacy. Still, Trump sees coronavirus as a ticket to re-election and a new reason to blame it all on Democrats, including calling the Governor of Washington "a snake."
We shall see how successful will continue to be with his life-long formula: lie, cheat, blame others, dazzle the media, manipulate his celebrity fans and generate catchy demeaning names. It worked for his many fake businesses, bank fraud and bankruptcies, real estate scams, tax evasion....and even his Russian collusion and crimes in the White House for personal gain. It doesn't seem he will escape coronavirus, but this is the kind of thing Trump observers mistakenly predicted since the 1980s. After all, Trump is the greatest con man ever and it excites him to degrade the rest of us.
March 7: As seen from England. "Trump...has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace. And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness. He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege. And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully. That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump." (Nate White)
March 6: Trump is distorting the numbers of US coronoavirus cases and deaths. While at the CDC in Atlanta, for example, Trump directed a cruise ship with thousands of victims not to be allowed to dock in order to keep what he calls his numbers low. And, he sent only 46 test kits; 21 of 46 (of the thousands aboard) tested positive for coronavirus. (Trump also compared his handling of coronavirus as "perfect" like his phone call with Ukraine's President (to extort him to investigate Joe Biden).) Over and over, Trump shows he is a villain.
Trump claimed "We closed it down, we stopped it." Lie #17,000.
Trump's artifically low numbers: 332 cases and 17 cases, not including the 21 cases aboard the cruise ship Trump directed not to dock. Worldwide, there are 100,000+ cases and 3,000+ deaths. Still, Trump says that coronavirus is contained and not a big problem even though the death rate in the US is twice that of the global average.
March 6: While South Korea test thousands every day, the US has yet to test more than a total the past 2 months more than 2,000. The US is a mess, and Trump is making sure coronaviru turns into a major catastrophe.
March 6: Coronavirus. Trump's says it's no big deal, it's a hoax, its containment is airtight, its deaths are hunches. Meanwhile, there are now 100,000 cases, 3,500 deaths (real deaths) and several trillions lost from the economy. The US DOW has lost 4,000 points so far and coronavirus appears about twice as deadly in the US than the global average.
Trump promised 1 million test kits this week. We will get 75,000 (thus short 925,000). Trump says if you have coronavirus, go to work (a very dangerous comment). Meanwhile, Trump braggs about the increase of sales in the US for fake coronavirus products.
March 4: Demeaning African Americans as usual, Trump claimed their 1 million+ votes for Joe Biden were rigged. And, Trump blamed coronavirus on Barack Obama (who left office 3+ years ago, 3 years before the first case of coronavirus).
May 2018, nearly a year ago, Trump fired the entire department handling pandemics. And, Trump has decimated US leadership. No wonder things are a mess.
March 4: Trump's coronavirus debacle. 11 deaths, 150 cases in US = %7 death rate. Twice global average, 3.4%
March 4: The socialist Trump/Putin candidate lost yesterday to Joe Biden, Super Tuesday. Bernie Sanders. Nevertheless, their pro-Russian Republicans have already started illicit investigation of Joe Biden, desperate to keep Russian interference in the US and degradation of non-whites, US national security, US leadership, health care, the environment and human rights.
In response to Super Tuesday results for Joe Biden, stocks surged significantly (DOW increased 1,173 points, more than Trump's loss yesterday, 786 points).
Update: March 5: Trump elected to lie more about coronavirus, claiming that the actual observed deaths are simply hunches, not factual. In response, the DOW lost 970 points, mostly negating the Biden-induced increase yesterday.
March 3: Trump's economy so weak, the Fed did an emergency rate cut, the largest since the 2008 economy crash. (the DOW lost another 786 points)
Trump is colluding with Russia, still....for help for his election, this time including Russian interference to get Bernie Sanders nominated for the Democrats.
March 2: More Trump lies. Just a few days ago, Trump said coronavirus was a hoax. Then he bragged the US had only 15 cases, quickly to be 1 case. By early this morning, there were 89 cases in the US and 2 deaths.
Update: By early afternoon, there were 100 cases in 14 states and 6 recorded deaths in the state of Washington (death rate 6%, among highest reported) ...a result of Trump lies and decimation of US public health agencies in favor of his crumbling wall.
The US is one of 60 countries with 90,000 cases and 3,000 deaths in less than 2 months.
February 29: Two days ago, Trump claimed again that coronavirus was a trivial matter because there was only one 'community spread' case in the US and bragged that no one had died here. Last night, Trump said coronavirus was a Democrat hoax and his supporters have been screaming all week that it is all fake news. Today, there are 5 cases, with one death, who Trump said today was a woman who died, when in fact it was a man. He is now disallowing travel to and from Italy. There will be many more cases and deaths and Trump lies and trillions lost as fewer large corporations pay any taxes and the world heats up.
Trump also, today, announced a deal with the Taliban terrorists, harborers of Osama bin Laden and killers of thousands of US citizens/soldiers, AND his intention to meet with the Taliban to celebrate an empty peace deal...but there is no agreement on a permanent cease-fire, much less a resolution of all the issues that divide the democratically elected Afghan government from the Taliban. Bottom line, Trump is handing Afghanistan over to terrorists that hate the US.
Top Republicans in the House are expressing concerns over the Trump administration’s deal with the Taliban, with lawmakers cautioning the insurgents won’t live up to their end of the bargain and arguing the agreement puts the country’s national security at risk.
UPDATE: March 4: Dealmaker Trump lost again. His peace deal with the Taliban was fake. The Taliban kept bombing and killing. Trump's plan to party with the Taliban is up in smoke, again.
February 27: After degrading US national security, election security and the Dept. of Justice/FBI, Trump is now targeting US health care for degradation. Last night, Trump put VP Pence in charge of the coronavirus matter and today directed all government health care officials to shut up, stop telling the truth about coronavirus (most notably Dr. Anthony Fauci who was trusted by Presidents George H. W Bush, George Bush, William Clinton and Barack Obama. Trump also directed Rush Limbaugh to attack the Center for Disease Control. In response, the stock market lost another 1,200 points (the largest point drop in US history), adding to the 2,000+ point loss earlier this week (on line to be a bigger week stock market loss than the 2007/2008 crash). US stock value has lost trillions of dollars in 4 days. Trump believes that lies about coronavirus will aid his election; the damage to US citizens is meaningless to Trump.
UPDATE: Faced with Trump's order for health care leaders to shut up, a whistleblower (a senior HHS official based in Washington who oversees workers at the Administration for Children and Families, a unit within HHS) has told us that the US is not ready and is implementing blunders in controlling coronavirus. (The whistleblower is seeking federal protection, alleging she was unfairly and improperly reassigned after raising concerns about the safety of these workers to HHS officials, including those within the office of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. She was told Feb. 19 that if she does not accept the new position in 15 days, which is March 5, she would be terminated.
Pence contributed to spread of the aids epidemic, argued against daycare for children and claimed cigarette smoking is 100% safe. He is not a physician, scientist or qualified to be in charge of US health care.
UPDATE: Pence, in charge of coronavirus, while the stock market tumbled for the largest loss in history, spent the day spewing vile immorality at a CPAC. With Trump/Pence degradation of the US, coronavirus spreads and stock markets around the world crash.
February 26: Like the rest of the world, the US stock market fell precipitously February 24 and 25. Trump blamed the loss of trillions of dollars on the debate of Democrat candidates hours after the market closed February 25. Wasn't this guy supposed to know something about the stock market and the calender and clock?
February 26: Trump hired a 23-year-old college student to be his director of operations. His job: oversee “the selection process for presidential appointments and works to recruit candidates to serve the president in departments and agencies throughout the Executive Branch.”
February 25: Trump degraded emergence response significantly, firing entire departments and slashing budgets. Thus, coronovirus is spreading fast around the world given the loss of US leadership. Stock markets have lost trillions of dollars. Have no fear Trump says, coronovirus is contained and will be eliminated in April with no help from the US. Trump's will has spoken.
Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response. As it improvises its way through a public health crisis, the United States has never been less prepared for a pandemic. The government has intentionally rendered itself incapable. In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command, including the White House management infrastructure. In numerous phone calls and emails with key agencies across the U.S. government, the only consistent response I encountered was distressed confusion. If the United States still has a clear chain of command for pandemic response, the White House urgently needs to clarify what it isIf the United States still has a clear chain of command for pandemic response, the White House urgently needs to clarify what it is—not just for the public but for the government itself, which largely finds itself in the dark. (Laurie Garrett is a former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Pulitzer Prize winning science writer.)
Update: Trump says good news, only 1-2% will die from coronavirus. Hell, that's only tens-hundreds of millions of people. He claims that coronovirus is airtight contained (to planet earth).
February 21: "Edmund Burke, the Irish statesman and philosopher, once said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Over the course of the past three years, I have watched good men and women, friends of mine, come and go in the Trump administration — all trying to do something — all trying to do their best. Jim Mattis, John Kelly, H.R. McMaster, Sue Gordon, Dan Coats and, now, Joe Maguire, who until this week was the acting director of national intelligence. But, of course, in this administration, good men and women don’t last long. Joe was dismissed for doing his job: overseeing the dissemination of intelligence to elected officials who needed that information to do their jobs. As Americans, we should be frightened — deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security — then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil." (William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, was commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.)
But Trump and his fake Republicans prefer evil and ruin of US national security and the United States of America for personal profit and power. They couldn't care less about even the futures of their own families (or consider the ridicule that their children and grandchildren will endure when history books diagram the treason).
February 21: Trump is colluding with Russia for election help for himself and Bernie Sanders. He had a temper tantrum when he found out that the national intelligence community knew this, so he replaced the head of US national security with someone loyal to him rather than the US and who will help him cheat in the 2020 election.
America's Russia nightmare is back. America is blundering into a new Russia election-meddling hall of mirrors that's already doing Moscow's work: tearing fresh political divides and threatening to again tarnish democracy's most sacred moment, a national election. Revelations Thursday about intelligence assessments that Russia has launched a new interference effort to help reelect Donald Trump -- and the President's furious reaction -- mark the return of a recurring nightmare for the country just nine months before the presidential election. Russia is fulfilling its goals once more . (CNN)
Trump runs an incredible racket. Follow the law or tell the truth, he fires you or threatens sending you to prison. Trump also calls for your execution. Break the law or tell/spread lies, he exonerates you and re-treets your lies. Your crimes of racist murder and threatening the murder of Trump's perceived enemies will be welcomed.
February 20: Another Trump co-conspirator against the US was sentenced to prison, 40 months, for covering up Trump's election crimes with Russia. Roger Stone was Trump's conduit with Russia.
February 19: To degrade US national security even more and open the doors to more Russian election interference, Trump put an associate of the Russian mafia in charge of ALL US national security. He has ZERO national security experience....but he has pure loyalty to Trump and Russia.
And, Trump made this traitor an Acting director in order to again bypass Senate review.
Why? National security officials briefed Congress that Russia is interfering again in the US presidential election to get Trump re-elected. So, Trump fired them, replacing the director of national security with someone with NO national security experience. Trump knows he will always need Russia, not US national security experts.
NOTE: Trump has not allowed any protections against Russian interference in US elections and has directed the Senate to not accept any such legislation from the House.
February 18: Trump offered traitor Julian Assange a pardon for his crimes against the US on behalf of Russia IF Assange would cover up Russian interference that got Trump elected in 2016.
Trump granted a bucket of criminals pardons from their crimes and prison terms so they will help in his re-election.
February 16: Trump turned the Daytona 500 into an air and car show, ordering Air Force One to fly low over the crowd and then his phalanx of SUVs around the race track. Oh, the Daytona 500 had to postponed due to Trump's electioneering scam.
February 10: 100+ US soldiers suffer from traumatic brain INJURY after Iran's bombing in Iraq. Trump says, no big deal. His fake bone spurs are worse than this real brain damage. Trump cares about no one but Trump.
February 6: Trump attacked Jesus Christ, those who pray and those who are informed by their religion in their decisions. Trump specifically attacked this teaching of Jesus,
Matthew 5:43-48. You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
February 5: Trump was found GUILTY of Abuse of Power in the Senate in bipartisan fashion. Senator Mitt Romney was the only 'Republican' that voted that Trump was guilty as charged and should be convicted and removed from office (all Democrat senators joined Romney's guilty vote). (other 'Republicans' concluded that Trump committed improper acts, one even said they were impeachable, but all but Romney voted FOR Trump's crimes and against the US Constitution)
"The Constitution is at the foundation of our Republic’s success, and we each strive not to lose sight of our promise to defend it. The Constitution established the vehicle of impeachment that has occupied both houses of Congress for these many days. We have labored to faithfully execute our responsibilities to it. We have arrived at different judgments, but I hope we respect each other’s good faith.
The allegations made in the articles of impeachment are very serious. As a Senator-juror, I swore an oath, before God, to exercise “impartial justice.” I am a profoundly religious person. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the President, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.
The House Managers presented evidence supporting their case; the White House counsel disputed that case. In addition, the President’s team presented three defenses: first, that there can be no impeachment without a statutory crime; second, that the Bidens’ conduct justified the President’s actions; and third that the judgement of the President’s actions should be left to the voters. Let me first address each of those defenses.
The historic meaning of the words “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the writings of the Founders and my own reasoned judgement convince me that a president can indeed commit acts against the public trust that are so egregious that while they are not statutory crimes, they would demand removal from office. To maintain that the lack of a codified and comprehensive list of all the outrageous acts that a president might conceivably commit renders Congress powerless to remove a president defies reason.
The President’s counsel noted that Vice President Biden appeared to have a conflict of interest when he undertook an effort to remove the Ukrainian Prosecutor General. If he knew of the exorbitant compensation his son was receiving from a company actually under investigation, the Vice President should have recused himself. While ignoring a conflict of interest is not a crime, it is surely very wrong.
With regards to Hunter Biden, taking excessive advantage of his father’s name is unsavory but also not a crime. Given that in neither the case of the father nor the son was any evidence presented by the President’s counsel that a crime had been committed, the President’s insistence that they be investigated by the Ukrainians is hard to explain other than as a political pursuit. There is no question in my mind that were their names not Biden, the President would never have done what he did.
The defense argues that the Senate should leave the impeachment decision to the voters. While that logic is appealing to our democratic instincts, it is inconsistent with the Constitution’s requirement that the Senate, not the voters, try the president. Hamilton explained that the Founders’ decision to invest senators with this obligation rather than leave it to voters was intended to minimize—to the extent possible—the partisan sentiments of the public.
This verdict is ours to render. The people will judge us for how well and faithfully we fulfilled our duty. The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the President committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a “high crime and misdemeanor.”
Yes, he did.
The President asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival.
The President withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so.
The President delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders.
The President’s purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the President is guilty of an appalling abuse of the public trust."
For his vote, Romney is already being threatened with murder to appease Trump. Last week, for those Republicans opposing him, Trump called for their head impailed on a spike.
February 4: For inciting racism and hate for decades, Trump awarded loudmouth Rush Limbaugh with the highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom.
Trump transformed, with approval by 'Republicans' abandoning conservatism, foreign countries, especially US adversaries, into a Super Super-PAC funded by US taxpayers to extort or conspire with foreign countries to interfere with US elections and collaborate with presidential treason, bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors.
"The facts with which I shall deal this evening are mainly old and familiar; nor is there anything new in the general use I shall make of them. If there shall be any novelty, it will be in the mode of presenting the facts, and the inferences and observations following that presentation...What is the frame of government under which we live? The answer must be: "The Constitution of the United States."...A few words now to Republicans. It is exceedingly desirable that all parts of this great Confederacy shall be at peace, and in harmony, one with another. Let us Republicans do our part to have it so...Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT." (Abraham Lincoln, Republican, Cooper Union Address, New York, New York, February 27, 1860)
January 31: Senate 'Republicans' extended Trump's corruption against the US by violating the US Constitution, refusing to "try", ie conduct a trial with witnesses and evidence, in its fake trial of Trump's impeachment. Several times, 'Republicans' voted down witnesses and documents as they accepted Trump's fraudulent defense led by Trump's White House counse, who is supposed to work for the US not Trump but who was a direct participant with Trump's criminal Ukraine scheme. He was in the Oval Office meeting early May 2019 when Trump directed John Bolton connect Rudy Giuliani with Ukraine's new president. Mick Mulvaney was also at this meeting.
Senate 'Republicans' claim that it is lawful and proper for a US president to violate the US Constitution, use taxpayer funds to extort foreign countries to interfere in US elections and collaborate with Russia to interfere in US elections. Congress is no longer a co-equal branch of government as specified in the Constitution.
January 31: Totally corrupt. Trump's impeachment defense was fraudulent like everything else he does. His lawyers lied and fabricated, and huffed and puffed. He lead lawyer, Pat Cippolone, specifically lied, running his corrupt defense by saying that Trump did not direct extortion with $391 million of taxpayer funds against Ukraine to boost Trump's re-election. Actually, Cippolone was part of the corrupt scheme, in the Oval Office when Trump directed John Bolton to connect Rudy Giuliani with Ukraine's president. Giulani immediately went to work to threaten the US ambassador's life and get her removed from office because she fought corruption. Then, Giuliani wrote a letter to Ukraine's president for the scheme. A couple weeks later, US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovitch was called back to the US in an emergency to save her life.
January 31: Trump has convinced 'Republicans' that corruption, discrediting the US (especially by Russia and against non-whites) and ruining election integrity are more important than the US Constitution, democracy and morality.
January 30: A shocking change in American Democracy is about to be approved by the US Senate....permitting presidents to solicit and receive foreign intervention in US elections, transferring control of the US to foreign countries and corruption.
January 29: More jury/judge tampering. Trump called dozens of Senators to the White House to praise them on international television because they are conducting a corrupt trial for his benefit and against the US.
January 29: Alan Dershowitz announced at the Senate trial that ANY crime, treason, bribery, conspiracy to cheat in elections even with aid of foreign countries, or high crime or misdemeanor perpetrated by Trump is permitted by law and the US Constitution. Trump is God and Monarch of the US according to Dershowitz. Any corruption or wrongdoing is acceptable in pursuit of Trump's election according to Dershowitz. Mass murder and war crimes by Trump are acceptable according to Dershowitz. Trump handing of the United States to Russia or North Korea if they pay him is acceptable to Dershowitz. Note: Dershowitz is representing Trump's view...or he would not be testifying in the Senate trial for Trump. Trump and Dershowitz are WRONG. This is America, not a corrupt monarchy.
In 2016, Dershowitz said Trump was corrupt and he expected Trump to be corrupt if elected. Now he says Trump is allowed to be corrupt.
January 29: John Bolton's book will be released in March. Bolton sent his manuscript to Trump last month, December 2019, for his review. So terrified by the book, Trump demanded Bolton NOT publish his book (after Trump released a few passages from the book, including that Trump extorted Ukraine to assist Trump's cheating in the November 2020 election).
January 28: Fake Republicans are screaming for investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden, particularly in connection with Hunter Biden's board membership of Burisma in Ukraine. However, they never thought about this emergency to investigate in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 when they controlled the House and Senate. Trump ordered NO investigation of either of them in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. For them, it's all about interfering in the 2020 election for Trump.
January: Trump's Senate defense: lies, impeachable crimes nowhere near as serious as a sexual affair of Bill Clinton, Trump crime does not exist, cheating in election is proper, extortion is acceptable, foreign interference in US elections is acceptable, urging to perpetuate unfair US elections and his Constitutional arguments are opposed by most experts. Trump NEVER disputed the evidence but begged for Senators to give him a pass and permit his corrupt election candidacy.
Former White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly agreed with John Bolton, that Trump extorted Ukraine to cheat in the 2020 election.
January 28: Impeached Trump on day 3 of his defense in his Senate trial palled with freshly-indicted, today, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce a peace plan for Israel and Palestinians that took Trump 3 years to concoct. Palestinians were not present or involved and oppose Trump's farce.
January 28: Trump praised Pompeo for yelling 'fuck' several times to a woman NPR reporter. Trump said in front of a large gathering in the White House and international cameras, "you did a good job on her."
January 28: The price of Trump. $1.3 trillion US deficit every year through at least 2030. Interest costs alone will rise from 1.7 percent of GDP in 2020 to 2.6 percent of GDP in 2030, costing the government an average of $592 billion a year between 2021 and 2030. Trump and fake Republicans are running the US into the ground for personal gain.
January 27: Still convinced that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee and will will election, Trump ordered his lawyers to spend day 2 attacking Joe Biden, enlisting the Senate at taxpayer expense to harm Joe Biden's campaign. Senator Joni Ernst, one of Trump's fake Republicans, announced her hope that this plan will work in her state's voter caucus next Monday, Iowa. Trump's failed plan in Ukraine shifted to the Senate.
The other message of the day was that Trump reduced Rudy Giuliani to another of his coffee boys, claiming at his trial that Giuliani, the General of Trump's Ukraine scheme, had virtually nothing to do with Trump's Ukraine scheme.
January 27: Watching Trump's criminal defense lawyers in action shows why master criminals almost always go free.
Constitution or cover up. What will Americans choose?
This is much better, and more realistic than the #TrumpVideo.— Big Boss 24 (@escapedmatrix) October 15, 2019
‘He’s a thug, he’s a crook, he’s our president. Crime after crime.’ — This scathing song parody lists Trump’s many transgressions. #TrumpCrimeSong @Rosie @kathygriffin @cyndilauper pic.twitter.com/1kfwgHGOBH
January 26:Trump proved guilty again. His (Putin) defense in the Senate claims that there Trump did not extort Ukraine with $400 million to help him win the 2020 election. No evidence Trumpsters say. But, no wonder they do not want witnesses. Turns out, what we know has been confirmed by John Bolton....who says in his new book that Trump told him directly of the criminal scheme. We already knew that Bolton called Trump's scheme a "drug deal."
Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates. He also sent a draft to the White House for a standard review process for some current and former administration officials who write books. Over dozens of pages, Mr. Bolton described how the Ukraine affair unfolded over several months until he departed the White House in September. He described not only the president’s private disparagement of Ukraine but also new details. Bolton’s submission of the book to the White House may have given the White House lawyers direct insight into what Mr. Bolton would say if he were called to testify at Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial. It also intensified concerns among some of his advisers that they needed to block Mr. Bolton from testifying, according to two people familiar with their concerns. The White House has ordered Mr. Bolton and other key officials with firsthand knowledge of Mr. Trump’s dealings not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. (New York Times)
January 25: Deflated by the mountain of evidence against Trump in his Senate Trial, his puny defense centered on lies, diversions and Putin propaganda. His 'counsel' could only speak/lie 2 hours today at the trial. They announced that they will take far less than their allotted 24 hours to defend Trump. What can you say if you have no truth or integrity?
January 24: Another Trump lie exposed. Trump claimed he did not know Lev Parnas, Giuliani's criminal in Ukraine manufacturing fake evidence, and never spoke with him. In fact, a video tape shows them in April 2018 conspiring against US Ambassador Marie Jovanovitch. Trump is clearly heard saying, "Get rid of her! Get her out tomorrow. I don't care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. OK? Do it." What power Parnas had with Trump, telling Trump a lie about Jovanovitch inducing Trump to alter US foreign policy....leading, in part, to mob-like surveillance of Jovanovitch and to threatening her life, which led to the State Department telling Jovanovitch May 2019 in an emergency phone call to leave Ukraine ASAP to save here life.
January 21: One more reason Trump exonerates Saudi Arabia for crimes against the US. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (the same monarch that ordered the murder and dismemberment of a US Washington Post reporter) personally attacked the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, downloading large amounts of data. Yet know is whether Trump directed his corrupt attorney general to assist is the crime.
January 21: In Switzerland, Trump diagrammed how he is the greatest man on earth in history, boasting that his rule is better than anyone else's.
40% of voters enjoy being governed by lies, conspiracies, crimes, fake news, corruption, Russia, immorality, massive debt, fraud, cheating, sexual abuse, adultery, degradation of minorities and national security, promoting despots, disregarding facts and America's future, weakening Democracy, injustice, family destruction, child kidnapping and rape, racism, white supremacy, perpetual war in the Mid East, environmental ruin, crumbling infrastructure, higher healthcare costs, limiting access to healthcare, massive transfer of wealth to billionaires and corporations paying less taxes, bogus elections, foreign interference in and control of US elections, strategic ignorance, strengthening Asia, and dictatorship. These are the traits they want their children to emulate. They don't mind the transformation of the Republican Party into a Monarchy Non-Conservative Party.
Trump despises the US Constitution because it was written, he says, by foreigners in a foreign language.
January 20: Trump's Senate trial is setting up to look like the biggest scam in history, with fake Republicans approving Trump's crimes against the US, violations of the US Constitution and conspiracy with foreign governments to remove voting integrity from US elections. The US is floating down Trump's corrupt and polluted river.
January 20: In past 3 years, Trump lied 16,241 times.
January 17: Trump hired lawyers for his pedophile buddy Jeffrey Epstein...Alan Dershowitz (famous for defending OJ Simpson) and Ken Starr (famous for interviewing Monica Lewinsky about a sexual affair). Both will say that Trump cannot be impeached, even though Trump was already impeached. Trump's trial begins next Tuesday, for which Trump wants no one to tell the truth.
So criminal Trump's actions in Ukraine, Ukraine has opened a criminal investigation into Trump's illegal scheme to threaten the life US Ambassador Marie Javanovic to Ukraine for supporting Ukraine's new president mission to fight corruption. So threatening, the US State Department recalled the Ambassador to Washington, DC in an emergency to save her life from Trump's threats.
The latest book about Trump...
Trump calls the top US generals that they are "dopes and babies...You’re all losers. You don’t know how to win anymore...All these countries need to start paying us for the troops we are sending to their countries. We need to be making a profit."
January 11: Master criminals have perfected their craft to run rings around police, prosecutors and plaintiffs. Trump is now claiming that he wants his 'people' to testify in the impeachment trial but will not let them in order to protect future presidents.
January 11: Irony. 300 vultures have taken over Trump border control towers in Kingsville, TX.
January 10: Trump said his order to launch the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani came amid pressure from Senate Republicans he views as key allies in his upcoming impeachment trial. For his impeachment diversion, Trump has subjected Americans and westerners to increased danger and necessitated hundreds of millions of dollars be spent over his Iran scam. And now, Iraq wants the US out of its country.
January 10: Of course the economy looks good. Trump has allowed the Obama economy to keep growing AND added $4.7 trillion to the national debt (the annual deficit is expected to surpass $1 trillion), largely turned over to corporations and wealthy Trump donors AND reduced environmental protection, US national security and voting integrity.
January 8: He did it again. Trump creates a bogus crisis, then retreats, insisting he solved the problem better than anyone in history could have. This time, he assassinated a foreign general, whose funeral included millions of Iranians. He falsified the reason for the assassination, a fictitious imminent attack from Iran when the real reason was to divert attention from his impeachment.
Sickly, Trump paraded the top US generals, treating them as cardboard stooges in his deception and blame of the US for Iran's attack. Notably, Iran's attack was simply a baby toy for Trump to pacify himself with. Iran notified Iraq of its missiles before they were launched so that personnel would not be harmed.
January 8: In response to Iran's attack against a US military base and US soldiers, using two dozen ballistic missiles, Trump attacked the United States (probably to please Putin) for its 40 years of failure with Iran, specifically blaming last night's attack on Obama. No military response from Trump, who admires anyone who attacks the US.
Last night, Trump's favorite Senator, LIndsey Graham announced that Iran's attack was an act of war against the US. Graham would have called any other president responding as Trump did, as weak, scared and defeated. (Yesterday, Senator Rand Paul called Trump's assassination order an act of war against Iran.)
It has become clear that Trump lied as to why he assassinated Iran's top general, the cause for Iran's attack, claiming that he was IMMINENTLY attacking the US and his assassination stopped the attack. Another Trump lie.
Grotesque, Trump gives 'red meat' a new meaning, bragging at his campaign rallies that he slaughtered Iran's top general. We might anticipate horrid pictures in the future in Trump tweets.
January 7: Iran, Russia and China conducted joint war exercises 2 weeks ago. Iran and North Korea now both intensifying nuclear weapons development.
Notably, Trump sent 6 B52s with nuclear bombs and thousands of soldiers to the Mideast yesterday. A few days ago, Trump directed all Americans to leave Iraq.
January 5: Trump announced that he will commit war crimes in Iran and will attempt to destroy Iraq's economy. He has convinced evangelicals to support the murder of Muslims.
Deliberately destroying sites of cultural heritage is a war crime and a strategy of cultural cleansing. It was a strategy employed to great effect by ISIS. Apart from the fact that the president is threatening to use terrorist tactics to punish an entire people, it is worth looking at the significance of the heritage he is planning to eradicate. Currently, there are 22 cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran. Among them is the ancient royal city of Persepolis, in the southwest of the country, which was once the capital of the Achaemenid empire in the sixth century BCE. UNESCO describes it as “among the world’s greatest archaeological sites” and having “no equivalent.” The city was founded in 518 BCE by Darius the Great. If Darius the Great sounds familiar, it might be because—according to the biblical book of Ezra—it was Darius who actually funded the restoration of the (second) Israelite temple in Jerusalem. It is not only the tombs of biblically significant Persian Kings that might be in Trump’s sights. The tombs of the prophets Daniel and Habbukuk are located in Susa and Toyserkan, Iran. To this day, Daniel’s escape from the lion’s den is a staple in Christian Sunday schools. (The Daily Beast)
January 3: To deflect impeachment and just-released emails outlining Trump's direct extortion of Ukraine, Trump started war with Iran, assassinating Iran's top general and bombing Iraq while partying in his Palm Beach mansion and tweeting. Iraq's Prime Minister announced that Trump's attack in Iraq is a gross violation of Iraq's national sovereignty.
And, Trump' unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran will now rush Iran's development of nuclear weapons.
Trump claimed that his assassination in Iraq will make Americans safer. Simutaneously, he directed all Americans to leave Iraq immediately or be killed, 3,500 new troops to go to the Mideast. Americans worldwide are now in danger. Dozens of countries have already warned its own citizens of dire consequences from Trump's attack in Iraq. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent in fallout from Trump's attack. Oil prices have jumped 4%.
Russian State Media Blames Impeachment for Trump’s Iran Strike. “For Donald Trump, the annihilation of an Iranian General presents a decent opportunity for a domestic PR campaign,” one Kremlin columnist said. In an official statement, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the decision to liquidate Soleimani as a foolhardy “adventurist” step by the Trump administration, predicting that it will increase tensions in the entire region. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov went even further, stressing that Soleimani’s extrajudicial killing “grossly violates international law” and will result in serious consequences for regional peace and stability. Lavrov said that “the targeted actions of a UN member state to eliminate officials of another UN member state, moreover, on the territory of a third sovereign state without its knowledge, flagrantly violate the principles of international law and deserve condemnation." While the Kremlin is displeased with President Trump’s risky foreign policy undertaking, Russian lawmakers and analysts credit his unilateral decision to eliminate Soleimani to ignorance and a desire for a distraction from the ongoing impeachment proceedings. (The Daily Beast)
January 1: Throwing away the hundreds of billions of US taxpayer dollars spent there, Trump is creating another enemy of the US, Iraq. Responding to his bombing Iraq, Iraqis are chanting "America is the Great Satan, Death to America" and stormed the US embassy in Baghdad.
January 1: Trump is openly calling for his trial to be as corrupt as possible. Extending his use of Russia and Ukraine for his elections, Trump is now openly calling for his impeachment trial to be converted into something that is purely devoted to serving his own political needs — one that only includes witnesses that will help him keep smearing potential 2020 opponent Joe Biden. Biden actually did work for years to root out kleptocracy and corruption in Ukraine, explicitly describing this as essential to drawing it into the Western orbit, and away from Russian predation, serving our national interests. By contrast, Trump actually does not care a whit about corruption in Ukraine. He used it as his cover story for extorting the Ukrainian president to help him advance his own kleptocratic and corrupt designs, subverting our national interests to his own. Perversely, Trump has been weaponizing his fake concern about Ukrainian corruption to pressure Ukraine into helping him magically transform Biden’s actual efforts against Ukrainian corruption into the only “real” corruption in this whole saga. It’s pure disinformation warfare." (Washington Post)
January 1: "We have come to take democracy for granted, and civic education has fallen by the wayside. In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to under- stand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital." (John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States...will preside over Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate)
Partners Trump and Putin are the greatest purveyors of social media rumor and false information.