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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:11 AM

Trump has weaponised covid-19 and he is going to take out a hell of a lot of people as a result...

Fired the pandemic response team and did nothing to replace them. Check.
Refused the WHO test. Check.
No concrete federal plans in place to ensure that citizens have access to free testing or healthcare if they are exposed to the virus. Check.
Continuing to tell his very stupid base that there is nothing to worry about. Check.
Holding his stupid rallies where some of the most vulnerable to the virus go in their stupid MAGA uniforms to adore the fucker, because his ego needs the constant worship. Check.

The level of irresponsibility is deadly and intentional, no one is this incompetent, not even Trump. I have been trying to figure out why this administration has decided on a strategy that will literally kill off part of his base, and I think I have got it. The economy is tanking and the worse this covid-19 crisis gets the more he will be able to blame the economic downturn on the virus not his handling of the economy, as he heads into November. ‘Not my fault gov. Honest. It was the Chinese wot done it.’

Couple this with the fact that people tend to pull together in times of crisis, and as Americans are generally rather risk averse, they will find it hard to risk changing leadership in the midst of a massive national emergency. After all, that is why Bush Jr got another term, isn’t it, when by all logical measures of competence Kerry should have been sitting in the WH… heh.

Weaponising the virus to try and win a second term, when the economy is tanking, and damn the consequences? Yeah, I can see that.

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Reply Trump has weaponised covid-19 and he is going to take out a hell of a lot of people as a result... (Original post)
Soph0571 Mar 2020 OP
dalton99a Mar 2020 #1
Soph0571 Mar 2020 #2
Thomas Hurt Mar 2020 #3
beachbumbob Mar 2020 #4

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:14 AM

1. Mass deaths among the old, poor and sick will please them greatly:



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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:16 AM

2. Ooooohhhhh I hadn't thought of that...

Here come the budget cuts... they are truly evil

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:27 AM

3. This is just emblematic of the hyper individualism of the christofascists.

isolationism
social darwinism

People and in particular those seen as their lessers are expendable or at least expendable in some acceptable number of deaths.

That is the game they are playing........COVID 19 will not kill enough people for it to matter. Trump doesn't look bad, the Democrats look bad for being hysterical.

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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:04 AM

4. since redstates have generlaly poor healthcare systems and way more older white GOP voters

 

always look at the upside. Sometimes you pay a price for your "convictions" right?

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