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 4.5 times greater in the US than China, and growing rapidly.
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.
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.
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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.