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Tue May 12, 2020, 10:33 AM

Donald Trump has no plan - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/donald-trump-has-no-plan/611506/


Itís been 111 days since the first reported case of the coronavirus in the United States. Itís been 57 days since President Trump issued social-distancing guidelines, and 12 days since they expired.

Yet the Trump administration still has no plan for dealing with the global pandemic or its fallout. The president has cast doubt on the need for a vaccine or expanded testing. He has no evident plan for contact tracing. He has no treatment ideas beyond the drug remdesivir, since Trumpís marketing campaign for hydroxychloroquine ended in disaster. And, facing the worst economy since the Great Depression, the White House has no plan for that, either, beyond a quixotic hope that consumer demand will snap back as soon as businesses reopen.


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superpatriotman May 2020 OP
underpants May 2020 #1
JHB May 2020 #4
underpants May 2020 #5
superpatriotman May 2020 #6
Laelth May 2020 #2
spanone May 2020 #3
Tommy_Carcetti May 2020 #7
abqtommy May 2020 #8

Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:02 AM

1. Good read

Meanwhile, a faction of fiscal conservatives, reportedly led by new White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and budget chief Russ Vought, has suddenly discovered the concern for deficits that Republicans displayed throughout the Obama presidency and abandoned completely when Trump became president.

The president has no particular attachment to desperate workers or underfed children, as he has demonstrated throughout his life and now in his time as president.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:09 AM

4. Correction: discovered during the Clinton presidency, abandoned during...

...the Bush administration, suddenly rediscovered during the Obama administration, and, as if by magic, completely forgot about again for the three-and-some years of the Trump administration. Whoops! Headslap!

And that's leaving out Reagan and Bush41.

That pattern of reversing their priorities like clockwork needs to be shoved in their faces when they put out this line (and in the face of every journalist taking that line seriously).

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:11 AM

5. Yes

Fox and talk radio just couldnít enough of the Debt to GDP % during Obamaís time then suddenly *POOF* it disappeared from their universe.

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:19 AM

6. Haven't you heard?

9-11 changed everything

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:03 AM

2. Indeed. There is no plan. Trump is a master at "winging it." n/t

-Laelth

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:03 AM

3. Never has, Never will.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:26 AM

7. He's like a evil, malicious version of Michael Scott in the "Health Care" episode of The Office.

Where the office employees press Michael about their health care plan, which covers nothing, much to the employee's frustration.

In the end, Michael tries to remedy the by promising them a new plan as well as "surprise" to the office. First he tries to get a trip to Atlantic City, which falls apart.

In the end, he gives them all ice cream sandwiches.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:02 PM

8. Just remember that tRUMP does have a plan, and his plan is to have no plan...

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