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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:55 AM

Trump preemptively defines 100,000 dead US-citizens as having done "a very good job".

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/30/trump-says-keeping-us-covid-19-deaths-to-100000-would-be-a-very-good-job

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, the US president claimed that, if his administration keeps the death toll to 100,000, it will have done “a very good job” – a startling shift from his optimistic predictions of a few days ago when he said he hoped to restart the economy by Easter.

Trump also undermined his plea for unity by uttering falsehoods, verbally abusing reporters and making incendiary allegations that implied health care workers were stealing masks, without providing evidence.

The extended deadline marked a humiliating retreat for the president who, having squandered six precious weeks at the start of the pandemic, more recently complained that the cure is worse than the problem and floated Easter Sunday as a “beautiful timeline” for reopening big swathes of the country.

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Trump cited projection models that said potentially 2.2 million people or more could have died had the country tried to “wing it” and not put social distancing measures in place. “I kept asking and we did models,” he said. “These are 2.2 million people would have died.

“And so, if we could hold that down, as we’re saying, to 100,000 – it’s a horrible number, maybe even less, but to 100,000, so we have between 100 [thousand] and 200,000 – we altogether have done a very good job.”


100,000 dead US-citizens due to COVID-19... That's a very good job.

4 dead US-citizens at the Benghazi embassy-attack... OMG! OUTRAGE! HILLARY MUST GO TO JAIL!

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Reply Trump preemptively defines 100,000 dead US-citizens as having done "a very good job". (Original post)
DetlefK Mar 2020 OP
NoMoreRepugs Mar 2020 #1
orwell Mar 2020 #2
DetlefK Mar 2020 #3
The Magistrate Mar 2020 #4
Brainfodder Mar 2020 #5
Under The Radar Mar 2020 #6
bluestarone Mar 2020 #7
lagomorph777 Mar 2020 #8
TheBlackAdder Mar 2020 #9
Celerity Mar 2020 #10
Hanzzy72 Mar 2020 #11

Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:07 AM

1. Exactly. An Unpreventable attack in a hostile foreign

Country is way worse than the Covid19 shitshow here at home. Do the math stupid.

The Deplorables are to be scorned and ridiculed along with DUMP, without them he is NOTHING.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:45 AM

2. He does this all the time...

...it is one of his rhetorical tricks as a master of bullshit.

He frames the argument in his terms where he can come out the winner no matter what happens.

In doing ss he also shifts your focus away from remembering that he said the exact opposite only days ago.

He is trying to inoculate his administration for its upcoming failures in advance. 100,000 dead is now an amazing success! See how easy that is? If we only have 50,000 die his leadership was incredible!

Other rhetorical tricks:

Some people say...
Nobody could have predicted...
I've heard from some experts...

None of these phrases mean anything. They are devices to set up his bullshit.

It's about time people start calling him on it in real time to his face.

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Response to orwell (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:48 AM

3. His investigators went to Hawaii looking for Obama's birth-certifictate and...

... "and they couldn't believe what they have found!"

We are still waiting for Trump to show us exactly what his investigators had found.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:49 AM

4. Ah, The Old 'List Price' Game, Sir

You'll save dollars buying below a price we never charged in the first place.

Though doing nothing clearly was this cheap thug's original intention, and the intial object of his policy. Because some numbers early on might make the wretch look bad....

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:56 AM

5. Remind him of this before the cocktail?

Executing a "president" is new territory, BUT.....












THIS SUPER TREASONOUS SCUMBAG?

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:17 AM

6. 3,000 lives in 9-11 attacks and we spent 9 trillion to change the world

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:22 AM

7. What a legacy this FUCKER will leave

WOW just WOW!!

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:24 AM

8. 200,000 would be even better, in Trump's mind.

Because his boss would be even more thrilled to kill more Americans.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:24 AM

9. ...while deep down inside that psycho is thinking, "Shit! Only 100,000 died!"

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:24 AM

10. there is ZERO chance that less than 100,000 die in the US before this is all over, he is fucking

mental.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:36 AM

11. Exactly.

The 100k to 200k has already been confirmed to be the best case scenario....which means we should probably expect it to be 10x as worse with this monster in office.

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