HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Trump believes anyone who...

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 04:28 AM

Trump believes anyone who dies from Covid-19 is a 'loser' Let the losers perish.

So I re-read it this week, in the wake of Trump’s self-immolation in Tulsa, because something in the noxious spew he’d spouted there reminded me of a brief segment of O’Toole’s piece, specifically Trump’s remark that he’d asked that Covid-19 testing be slowed down so as to give the appearance of fewer cases. Like most people I thought this statement was so beyond the pale that it had to be a joke, and in fact that was how his staff tried to spin it the day afterwards. But much in line with Masha Gessen’s admonition to “Believe the Autocrat—He means what he says,” it now appears that Trump was deadly serious on this point, as he has in fact confirmed multiple times since.


“I don’t kid,” he stated. And that’s absolutely true. Sociopaths like Trump don’t “kid” because they don’t possess or understand any “sense of humor.” Humor, particularly of the self-effacing variety requires a certain degree of humility—a willingness to relinquish control, however temporarily. Trump, who rarely smiles except in certain, learned circumstances and then only as if on cue, has never exhibited any signs that he comprehends humor, its purpose or uses.

snip

In How to Get Rich, Trump links his own germaphobia to the idea that some people are born losers. Winners are people who think positively—and positivity repels germs. “To me, germs are just another kind of negativity.” He then goes on to tell the story of an unnamed acquaintance who is driven home from the hospital in an ambulance after being treated for injuries sustained in a crash. The ambulance crashes and he has to be taken back to the hospital: “Maybe he’s just a really unlucky guy. Or maybe he’s a loser. I know that sounds harsh, but let’s face it—some people are losers.” The train of thought here is typically meandering, but the logic is clear enough. Losers are inevitably doomed by their own negativity, of which germs are a physical form. Infection happens to some people because they are natural losers.

snip

As O’Toole points out, this goes a long way towards his continual, pathological playing down of the threat, his infamous press conferences in which he surrounded himself with scientists but demanded center stage, all to demonstrate to his voting base that he, one of life's "winners," was firmly in control and that the worst pandemic to strike this country in over a century was nothing to take particularly seriously, unless you happened to be one of the losers who die from it.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/25/1955974/-Trump-believes-anyone-who-dies-from-Covid-19-is-a-loser?detail=emaildkre

12 replies, 1788 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 12 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump believes anyone who dies from Covid-19 is a 'loser' Let the losers perish. (Original post)
Botany Jun 27 OP
rampartc Jun 27 #1
jaxexpat Jun 27 #8
Cha Jun 27 #2
malaise Jun 27 #3
empedocles Jun 27 #4
malaise Jun 27 #5
True Blue American Jun 27 #6
True Blue American Jun 27 #7
niyad Jun 27 #10
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 27 #9
chriscan64 Jun 27 #11
lpbk2713 Jun 27 #12

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 05:30 AM

1. the power of positive social darwinism n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:28 AM

8. Mr. Peale, meet Mr. Darwin.

We'll have a clean match, now each to your corners and, at the sound of the bell, come out fighting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 06:02 AM

2. Please Let the Lord of

Karma do its thing ASAP

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 06:16 AM

3. I'm not sure which I want to hear first related to the Con

You've got Covid-19 or You're Fired.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 06:28 AM

4. Option A, B, or C, if necessary. Whichever maximizes trump misery?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to empedocles (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 06:38 AM

5. I'd prefer a trifecta

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 06:47 AM

6. Trump also does not believe in exercise. He thinks the body

Has a limited amount of energy. It seems his amount is running low.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 06:49 AM

7. Trump's trip to New Jersey was just cancelled because of the virus surge.

Is that winner thing running out?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to True Blue American (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 10:35 AM

10. He said originally that he would not quarantine, as NJ requires. Then he cancelled.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 09:47 AM

9. Using covid 19

As a coincidental weapon for eliminating people that republicans hate.

Since they undermine effective methods to mitigate the damage due to covid republicans can be aiding and abetting the virus for proxy genocide.

They are commiting genocide of Americans on American soil. That in my mind should be a good justification for eliminating the republican party. Add in the treason,robberies,and corruption, incompetant, etc. It is obvious who the traitors,abusive, losers are.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 10:51 AM

11. When people on TV say "I don't want to psychoanalyze the president"

I say why not? It's easy. He thinks he is better than everyone else. The rest is details.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:21 AM

12. He thinks anyone not named Trump is a loser.



But if they have money or power he'll keep it to himself.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread