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Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:31 PM

Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a 'hoax'


Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax’
At a South Carolina rally on the eve of the Democratic primary, the president also sought to manage expectations about the White House’s response to the outbreak.
By NANCY COOK and MATTHEW CHOI
02/28/2020 08:40 PM EST


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Donald Trump on Friday night tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal conspiracy intended to undermine his first term, lumping it alongside impeachment and the Mueller investigation.

He blamed the press for acting hysterically about the virus, which has now spread to China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy and the U.S, and he downplayed its dangers, saying against expert opinion it was on par with the flu.

“The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. They're politicizing it,” he said. “They don't have any clue. They can't even count their votes in Iowa. No, they can't. They can't count their votes. One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.’ That did not work out too well. They could not do it. They tried the impeachment hoax.”


Then Trump called the coronavirus “their new hoax.”

Trump’s comments came as the White House has struggled to adequately respond to and contain the coronavirus’s increasingly sweeping path. At the rally — held here on the eve of the Democratic primary in South Carolina — he sought to manage Americans’ expectations about the White House’s ability to fight it.

By undermining the news reporting on the virus and by trying to hold liberals responsible for a potential public health crisis that has little to do with politics, Trump did what he often does best: He sought to deflect blame at a time when many Americans sought leadership and scientific facts.

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Reply Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a 'hoax' (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 2020 OP
kysrsoze Feb 2020 #1
Poiuyt Feb 2020 #2
madaboutharry Feb 2020 #3
Ohiogal Feb 2020 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2020 #5
icymist Feb 2020 #6
Elwood P Dowd Feb 2020 #8
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2020 #21
safeinOhio Feb 2020 #7
Flaleftist Feb 2020 #9
bronxiteforever Feb 2020 #10
tulipsandroses Feb 2020 #11
BigmanPigman Feb 2020 #17
GoneOffShore Feb 2020 #23
smirkymonkey Feb 2020 #12
tinrobot Feb 2020 #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #14
marybourg Feb 2020 #15
B Stieg Feb 2020 #16
keithbvadu2 Feb 2020 #18
Crunchy Frog Feb 2020 #19
ck4829 Feb 2020 #25
moondust Feb 2020 #20
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2020 #22
ck4829 Feb 2020 #24
Rollo Feb 2020 #26
captain queeg Feb 2020 #27
Rollo Feb 2020 #28

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:35 PM

1. What could go wrong?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:35 PM

2. I had been wondering how trump would react to a crisis

We need a leader NOW. Not some fool.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:42 PM

3. Trump is suffering from insanity.

He belongs in a psychiatric ward. Shame on his family for not getting him the medical care he desperately needs.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:44 PM

4. ..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:46 PM

5. Oh dear. While I'm one who thinks that many people are

vastly overreacting, a hoax it is not.

I'm sure it's too much to hope that Republican leaders would come out and say that perhaps it's not serious, but it is definitely not a hoax.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:48 PM

6. So the whole fucking world is conspiring with the Democrats?

What a moran.

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Response to icymist (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:01 PM

8. That's what I was thinking. Surprised he didn't blame all of this on a Chinese plot

like he has done at times with Global Warming. It's amazing how he can totally fool millions of American adults with his third-grade level excuses that should make them laugh and say WTF.

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Response to icymist (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:38 AM

21. Right, and His Deplorables believe him, the brain dead morons.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:54 PM

7. Deep state false flap op?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:04 PM

9. So does anyone from the CDC who disagrees with that get fired now?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:17 PM

11. Would I be evil if I wished the only people that get infected would be MAGATS?

And they all get together and get real close to each other at one of those rallies?

If only we could contain them if that happens so they don't spread it to others.

Ron Klein just said, anyone that still believes Trump at this point deserves what they get. I agree - the problem is if this becomes highly infectious then they will bring others down with them. Sigh. But they are just too fucking dumb for words.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:25 AM

17. Ditto!

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:56 AM

23. Well the demographic for those hardest hit is interesting.

Here's a video about the virus - what it is, how it works, what precautions to take.
Around 5:39 they begin to talk about who is most likely to die from it.

?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:23 PM

12. Well, can you believe it? Another hoax!



He is such a repulsive, lying pig.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:28 PM

13. He is literally endangering people's lives.

Anyone who believes this tripe will not protect themselves, will not believe they are infected, and will also infect others.

This will only make it worse.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:13 AM

14. Heck of a job Trumpy

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:18 AM

15. See- it's really about him!

All those sick people all across the world are really just “crisis actors”.

How did this ever happen in the U.S. of A.?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:25 AM

16. Hopefully, the DNC...

or somebody is already cutting ads featuring that clip.
I hope not a single soul dies. But lots of us are going to either get sick or quarantined.
I'm 60 and a diabetic with MS. I'm laying as low as I can go, including starting to video record lectures for my students in case they close my university.
Right now, the virus is still a little to the north and west of me. But I'm not far from an air force base and lots of places where everybody shops and eats. Sigh.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:31 AM

18. Then Donald should have no problem visiting the hoax patients.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:38 AM

19. He should encourage all of his followers

to demonstrate their faith in him by gathering closely together in confined spaces, and coughing and sneezing all over each other.

That'll show those Democrat hoaxers!

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:51 PM

25. Indeed

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:02 AM

20. PUBLIC ENDANGERMENT

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:43 AM

22. Fuck right off Maggot. One of his people...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:50 PM

24. Yeah, about that...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:56 PM

26. Don't worry, folks...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:11 PM

27. Hoax for now. Till people start getting sick and dying.

Then the Dems and liberals aren’t just trying to make him look bad, he’ll say they are intentionally killing his followers. Of course they be too stupid to figure out everyone is at risk. I do suppose his followers stupidly mike make them get infected at a greater rate.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:18 PM

28. This video explains why even people admited to hospital with covid-19 can die...



Note: the most severe cases involve multiple interventions, culminating in putting them respirators, temporarily paralyzing them in the prone (face-down) position. Takes a LOT of medical resources to do this. Think your hospital will have the resources to do this for large numbers of patients?

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