HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Trump says doing too much...

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:37 PM

Trump says doing too much coronavirus testing makes the US 'look bad' as he pushes for reopening

Fuckass shithead.

Trump says doing too much coronavirus testing makes the US 'look bad' as he pushes for the country to reopen



Though public health experts have consistently said the US needs to ramp up testing for coronavirus in order to contain and defeat it, President Donald Trump does not see it that way.

On Wednesday, Trump said that too much testing makes the US "look bad."

"So the media likes to say we have the most cases, but we do, by far, the most testing. If we did very little testing, we wouldn't have the most cases. So, in a way, by doing all of this testing, we make ourselves look bad," Trump said during a meeting with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-says-too-much-coronavirus-testing-makes-us-look-bad-2020-5

22 replies, 1292 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 22 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump says doing too much coronavirus testing makes the US 'look bad' as he pushes for reopening (Original post)
Alex4Martinez May 2020 OP
Thomas Hurt May 2020 #1
Walleye May 2020 #2
pandr32 May 2020 #3
sfstaxprep May 2020 #4
LAS14 May 2020 #12
rocktivity May 2020 #5
sop May 2020 #6
Pantagruel May 2020 #7
procon May 2020 #8
Blue_true May 2020 #16
SWBTATTReg May 2020 #9
SummerSnow May 2020 #10
global1 May 2020 #11
SoonerPride May 2020 #18
crickets May 2020 #13
LizBeth May 2020 #14
Blue_true May 2020 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 #15
Blue_true May 2020 #20
Goodheart May 2020 #19
Blue_true May 2020 #21
uponit7771 May 2020 #22

Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:39 PM

1. Looking bad is worse than people dying unnecessarily oh yeah classic Trump

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:39 PM

2. Translation: makes trump look bad

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:40 PM

3. He is concerned about optics

...and not about people suffering and dying needlessly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:41 PM

4. Thoughts & Prayers For Kim

I hope they shook hands, and got close to one another.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #4)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:46 PM

12. ??? Does she have it???? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:41 PM

5. But the more testing you do, the more infected people you will find before they get sicker

and/or create ADDITIONAL infected people. And the faster the infected or asymptomatic can be treated or properly quarantined, the fewer infected people will end up getting seriously or fatally sicker -- and the BETTER you will look!


rocktivity

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:42 PM

6. Trump has completely dropped any pretense he actually gives a shit about the country.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:45 PM

7. Any truth

gives him a rash!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:49 PM

8. Trump's vanity is going to kill more Americans because

He's only interested in stuff that makes him look good on TV. He has an ostrich complex, he's just going to sweep the problem under the rug and pretend everything is fine. If there are no tests then he can brag about how he - and he, alone - is making the virus magically disappear.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to procon (Reply #8)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:40 PM

16. Every bad decision that he is making now need to be pinned on him.

We can have meally mouth strategists looking "at the other side". Trump is making horrible decisions that have consequences, he is encouraging thugs to harrass governors to open up hastily. All that need to be pinned directly to Trump relentlessly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:51 PM

9. Medical experts have been pushing for testing to pinpoint sources of infection and thus,

better means of containing outbreaks. How else do they plan on containing these outbreaks?

Just like the poor unfortunates trapped on the cruise liners (rump didn't want them back on shore, so the CV numbers wouldn't be inflated, remember? He was demanding that these sick people be left on the boats so numbers wouldn't be inflated either.

This is our so called president. Leaving Americans hanging out to dry...pathetic and despicable.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:07 PM

10. Cause to a malignant narcissist such as Trump, how you look is more important than "anything."

Wait, didn't he say, the U.S. does more testing than anyone and that's a good thing? He did say that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:43 PM

11. He Doesn't Understand The Reason For The Testing IS To Find People That Test Positive.....

Those that have the virus. When you find those people you can quarantine them immediately so they don't infect others and begin treating them. You can do the contact tracing so that you can isolate others that came into contact with them and keep them off the street/ The more people you can find that test positive and isolate them the quicker you will be able to move to re-open this country. The safer it will be to go to the grocery store, the pharmacy and other businesses.

He's got the idea that finding positive cases is bad because it increases the numbers and makes us (him) look bad. Somebody needs to take him by the scruff of his neck and tell him he is an idiot and that he doesn't understand this simple concept - and beat this concept into his pea brain.

Otherwise - we'll never get out of this mess he's gotten us into and is keeping us in. We'll never get back to normal.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to global1 (Reply #11)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:45 PM

18. There is no returning to normal until he is gone

Full stop

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:52 PM

13. The country is suffering the loss of thousands of lives for this childish level of thinking. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:34 PM

14. Months in and Biden has another quote of Trump making the wrong call.

Two months down the road Trump will say, he didn't say this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LizBeth (Reply #14)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:44 PM

17. Bingo. And if Biden let him get away with such a lie, I will be seriously

disappointed. All the mistakes that Trump has made and is making, his inability to take blame for even his obvious mistakes MUST be pinned on him hard and stuck to him. He can't be allowed to tell a lie that our side doesn't pounce on and beat him to a pulp with.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 07:53 PM

15. He admits to caring more about image than substance

The fact that more people will die is no big deal to him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #15)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:47 PM

20. He has shown over and over that he has zero capacity for empathy.

He could be having to step over dead body after dead body and his only statement would be "I hope those are democrats". He is an immeasurably large moral and ethical monster.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:46 PM

19. Oh. My. God. He actually said that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Reply #19)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:49 PM

21. Yes, he did. And we need to keep that tape, because as another poster wrote,

Trump will lie and say he didn't say that once the shit hits the fan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alex4Martinez (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:52 PM

22. what a bastard

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread