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Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:28 PM

ACOSTA: How could you have inherited a broken test if it's a new virus with a new test?

Trump again blames the Obama administration for the "broken" coronavirus tests that were developed during the Trump administration because the virus was not around during the Obama administration.

THIS IS ALL TRUMP HAS FOLKS:

ACOSTA: You say you had inherited “broken tests” from Obama — the coronavirus is a new virus, so how could the tests be broken?

TRUMP: We have broken tests. We had tests that were obsolete. We had tests that didn’t take care of people.


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Reply ACOSTA: How could you have inherited a broken test if it's a new virus with a new test? (Original post)
kpete Apr 2020 OP
still_one Apr 2020 #1
samsingh Apr 2020 #20
still_one Apr 2020 #23
maddiemom Apr 2020 #27
lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #28
samsingh Apr 2020 #30
samsingh Apr 2020 #32
samsingh Apr 2020 #29
SouthernCal_Dem Apr 2020 #2
MFGsunny Apr 2020 #3
Caliman73 Apr 2020 #4
spudspud Apr 2020 #25
Baitball Blogger Apr 2020 #5
PCIntern Apr 2020 #6
gibraltar72 Apr 2020 #7
Dream Girl Apr 2020 #10
Yavin4 Apr 2020 #8
sop Apr 2020 #12
hedda_foil Apr 2020 #19
malaise Apr 2020 #9
Hav Apr 2020 #11
DallasNE Apr 2020 #13
gordianot Apr 2020 #14
SpankMe Apr 2020 #15
Trenzalore Apr 2020 #41
kacekwl Apr 2020 #16
world wide wally Apr 2020 #17
rickyhall Apr 2020 #18
TomCADem Apr 2020 #21
leftieNanner Apr 2020 #22
lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #31
bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 #24
spanone Apr 2020 #26
tblue37 Apr 2020 #33
JHB Apr 2020 #34
rickford66 Apr 2020 #35
Victor_c3 Apr 2020 #36
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2020 #37
LiberalLovinLug Apr 2020 #38
liberalla Apr 2020 #39
Trenzalore Apr 2020 #40

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:46 PM

1. Thank-you journalist Acosta

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:24 PM

20. Acosta is a great journalist and brave human being

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Response to samsingh (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:41 PM

23. +++

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Response to samsingh (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:48 PM

27. Does it bother anyone else...

that we consider a journalist who questions the POTUS "brave? Wouldn't it be delightful to see Trump questioned by the late, great Helen Thomas?

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:50 PM

28. Helen Thomas would've left Pres. Turd whimpering on the floor.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:52 PM

30. yes

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:53 PM

32. Helen Thomas would have revised her statement

to bush is the second worst president ever. trump now is the worst president for the us ever - but good for russia.

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:51 PM

29. he's brave because trump attacks him mercilessly, as do trump's demented followers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:49 PM

2. Well done, Acosta

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:54 PM

3. Major props and kudos to Acosta.

It's notable that "YET, HE PERSISTED" in spite of MF45's virulence against him, over and over and over again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:54 PM

4. Jim and other journalists have been doing a better job...

I wish though, that they would go to the next step as Aron says in the parenthesis.

"That doesn't make sense. Please explain. Did you expect that tests designed for an ENTIRELY different virus would work on one that has never been seen before?"

"Also, the WHO had offered the US tests that were already working in Taiwan and South Korea, who have successfully blunted the virus with massive testing and tracing efforts, yet you rejected the test for one made by the CDC which did not work. Why would you do that?"

and when he lies, which he will, then say that. "That is not true. Why do you keep saying things that are not true, that can be easily proven?"

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:47 PM

25. +1,000 /nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:55 PM

5. Reasoning inside the rabbit hole.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

6. Yes but Acosta should have followed up with

“You know Mr. President, that is the most ridiculous thing you said except for everything else you have ever said.”

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:58 PM

7. I'm gonna nominate him for the Noble prize for that question.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:02 PM

10. I'm glad you spelled that correctly

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 12:58 PM

8. By next year, the right wing will be saying that this virus/quarantined happened when Obama was

president. Guaranteed.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:13 PM

12. Next year they'll be saying President Biden is making it much worse, that he's responsible for the

economic crash, that we have to slash corporate taxes and eliminate regulations on the job creators to lower unemployment, that congressional Democrats are exploding the debt and deficit, that we have to immediately balance the budget by cutting entitlements...

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Response to sop (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:14 PM

19. Yup. I have absolutely no doubt that's what they'll say!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:01 PM

9. He's right

This is a spectacular rate of infection and loss of life

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:06 PM

11. This is madness

and indistinguishable from the Onion.
It's like the joke wondering why Obama wasn't there in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:44 PM

13. But The Tests Weren't "Broken"

They were designed for other purposes, such as testing for SARS. Every single point Trump is making is just plain false.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:56 PM

14. That is using logic with someone who does not have logic in his vocabulary.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:57 PM

15. Trump is high on something. n/t

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Response to SpankMe (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:41 PM

41. Aderall nt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:03 PM

16. Question asked. Lie given for answer sooooo

that's it then. Let's move on .

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:09 PM

17. He just said words and that is all MAGAts need to believe whatever it is

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:10 PM

18. Maybe he's losing his short term memory, a symptom of Alzheimers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:25 PM

21. Trump Does Not Understand the Concept of Time.

Or the idea of before and after. If you need further proof of his diminished capacity.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:37 PM

22. I think Grover on Sesame Street

did a bit on over/under/around/through. Maybe he should have done one on before/after!

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:52 PM

31. Causality is a hoax.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:42 PM

24. That's the "Answer a different question" trick response

Trump knows public relations. Shifty Trump!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:48 PM

26. Trump is the least honest person on the face of the earth....HANDS DOWN

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:55 PM

33. He just mindlessly doubles down on his ridiculous lie. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:58 PM

34. All he has to do is blame Obama, no matter how nonsensically...

...and the only audience who counts for him will eat it up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:07 PM

35. I've been asking this all along.

Also if the shelves were empty when he took office, why didn't he fill them these last three years ? Hey ! MSM ! Ask the obvious questions.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:16 PM

36. Even if you follow that logic, you have to accept that trump had 3 years to solve that problem

At this point in his presidency, the only thing trump can blame Obama for is the successful economy Obama left him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:16 PM

37. they need to harp on him with language a 5 year old understands.

Follow up: "This virus needed a new test once it was revealed. That is why Obama had the cdc in China and you removed them making you actually responsible for preventing the ability to start tests for Covid-19 in a timely manner. Don't interrupt my question. Why do you lie about Obama so much?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 03:46 PM

38. This is for the red meat

If any of us gets into an argument with a MAGA-T, this is yet another easy answer to throw back if they get painted into a corner "But but Trump inherited "broken tests" from Obama!" It goes in the vault of "alternative facts" they can use.

Which brings up another thing. So sick of Democrats getting pwned. They should have been harping for weeks, months, already, every chance they get, to inform the public how Trump dismantled the pandemic response team he had set up to deal with just this type of situation. Republicans, especially Trump, will just repeat repeat repeat this lie until its a fact with half the country. Its amazing that this rag tag incompetent R party is so damn effective at not only rewriting history, but the present too.

They now don't even just deflect criticism, now they actually turn it around and accuse the silent Democrats of it until it sticks. So even if Democrats, and competent MSM news, spends all their time debunking Trumps lies about incompetence and inaction by Obama, what is lost is that Obama had actually set up this team in the first place. That he was proactive. It all gets reduced down to he said, he said. False equivalency. And the best outcome will be a conclusion by the MSM that BOTH SIDES are equally incompetent on dealing with pandemics.

Every time, LIKE THIS TIME, Trump tries to invent reality and blame Obama, a Democrat should demand to be heard by the MSM to react immediately and set the record straight.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:29 PM

39. Trump is such an idiot. The whole room should've bust out laughing

"That's hilarious Don, but seriously, why would you think old tests would work on a new virus?

Of course they're obsolete. It's a new virus and NEW tests need to be invented specifically for the new virus. "

Get it, Don?

.

I want people to call him Don, since he likes to abbreviate or give nicknames to everyone else.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:39 PM

40. They were offered tests from Germany before this got out of hand

They insisted on developing their own because MERICA

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