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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:26 PM

The Real Scandal Woodward's Book Reveals Is THIS:

The press is framing this as “Trump knew how bad this was and didn’t warn the country” but really the scandal is “Trump knew how bad this was and didn’t launch a massive federal prevention effort.”


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Reply The Real Scandal Woodward's Book Reveals Is THIS: (Original post)
kpete Sep 13 OP
soothsayer Sep 13 #1
Lucky Luciano Sep 13 #14
soothsayer Sep 13 #15
empedocles Sep 13 #21
OMGWTF Sep 13 #26
soldierant Sep 13 #30
alfredo Sep 13 #33
DownriverDem Sep 14 #37
moondust Sep 13 #2
2naSalit Sep 13 #3
rickyhall Sep 13 #11
Illumination Sep 13 #12
DSandra Sep 13 #17
Beartracks Sep 13 #31
Solly Mack Sep 13 #4
Blue Owl Sep 13 #5
frazzled Sep 13 #6
FailureToCommunicate Sep 13 #7
Indykatie Sep 13 #8
spanone Sep 13 #9
The empressof all Sep 13 #10
Pepsidog Sep 13 #13
Trueblue Texan Sep 13 #16
LuvNewcastle Sep 13 #25
OMGWTF Sep 13 #27
33taw Sep 13 #18
AllaN01Bear Sep 13 #19
ismnotwasm Sep 13 #20
speaknow Sep 13 #22
Jarqui Sep 13 #23
DallasNE Sep 13 #24
napi21 Sep 13 #35
LiberalLovinLug Sep 13 #28
samsingh Sep 13 #29
alfredo Sep 13 #32
Cha Sep 13 #34
llashram Sep 14 #36
Enoki33 Sep 14 #38
crickets Sep 14 #39
jmowreader Sep 14 #40

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:29 PM

1. This is true! He didn't use the time to mount a response or prepare

Absolutely correct

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:20 PM

14. Ahh, but did you account for how those actions would interfere with his golf?

Don’t be selfish! It’s not all about us!

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:23 PM

15. And rallies. His ego needed those. My bad!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:37 PM

21. trump's ego also short-sightedly needed actions/inactions which would help his

economic numbers. Relentless focus.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:15 PM

26. His Bestie, Putin, told Traitor Tot "Not to vorry Donald; everything vill ve jest vine. LOL!"

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:03 PM

30. It's been overlooked because

everyione knows that the words "Trump+" and "prepare" don't belong in the same sentence without producing nonsense.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:19 PM

33. That would cut into his TV time.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:42 PM

37. It's pretty clear why

donnie thought it would make him look bad and weak.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:35 PM

2. Absolutely.

His failure to act or take responsibility with masks at rallies, etc., probably influenced other "leaders" like Bolsonaro to do the same, leading to many thousands of deaths outside the U.S.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:36 PM

3. Just more evidence for me to...

Conclude that he meant for hundreds of thousands to die.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:05 PM

11. I think you're right. Save money, kill the old. Save the election, kill Democrats.

Sounds like typical fucking republicons to me.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:06 PM

12. He wants to make Putin happy...

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Response to Illumination (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:25 PM

17. Crippling America and ensuring the end of the American Era

China has the virus under control and is going forward well enough that their economy did not go through recession. China is more and more becoming the center of the world’s economy. With the rest of the world working with China, America is being left in the dust. Whatever chance we had of fighting this outcome is being lost because of the virus.

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Response to DSandra (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:03 PM

31. This. Trump's whole tenure in office has been to kneecap America and reduce its global influence.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:37 PM

4. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:42 PM

5. Double K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:50 PM

6. Yes, it was about not ramping up PPE production

and testing supplies. And also, not just not warning people of the severity and risks but actively telling them it was nothing, not to worry about it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:52 PM

7. Triple KnR

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:55 PM

8. The Lack of a Single Strategy at the Federal Level is Responsible for our Sh*tty Results

Minimally we should have had a Federal mask requirement. This 50 state solution approach was never going to work. We are so screwed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:55 PM

9. He was worried more about the stock market than the people.

The stock market is almost back to where it was before covid, yet 193,000 people are dead. Just how trump pictured it.

He must be stopped.

GOTV

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:59 PM

10. I said from the beginning of this thing he was Fucking Up Big Time...

Even I know, with my liberal arts background, the concept of Economy of Scale. Isn't that taught in Freshman level business classes? When he pitted the states against each other in obtaining supplies he was just feathering his cronies pockets. I hope to God I see him go to Prison...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:07 PM

13. He Golfed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:23 PM

16. I've seriously been wondering...

How much financial interests do he and his family have in PPE, test kits, vaccines, etc...I can’t help but wonder if that’s not why he’s so cavalier about possibly infecting thousands at his rallies and refuses to be straight with the American people about the real and deadly threat of Covid. And as for the money his campaign has spent...they are at a real disadvantage this late in the game and has their spending on advertising really been that heavy? I’ve not noticed...but then, I live in Texas and mostly watch MSNBC in the evenings—nothing before Rachel Maddow, nothing on the weekends. But I kinda think they are squirreling away that money, lining their pockets the way they did with the inaugural monies. I wonder if any journalists are looking into this.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:01 PM

25. I agree.

That campaign money has been stolen just like the inaugural money. Only the people around Trump have paid for his crimes. Trump himself is unscathed, as always.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:18 PM

27. In addition to four million that was supposed to go to NYC first responders' healthcare.

Hanging is too good for this treasonous rat bastard evil fucker from hell's oven.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:26 PM

18. Neither did the Covid CZAR.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:28 PM

19. the m$n created this monster. reap the whirlwind

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:29 PM

20. Yup

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:45 PM

22. As Mr Cohen says

That SOB speaks in code, so he didn't want
to panic the people? What he told Woodward
was, He didn't get a chance to tell
his rich friends and the other 1%. Those are
the people to him. 200 thousand dead and
still counting!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:55 PM

23. His first executive order was March 18th

Roughly awo months after he found out about it and how severe it was.

Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19
https://www.federalregister.gov/presidential-documents/executive-orders/donald-trump/2020

They were extraordinarily slow getting PPE, ventilators, etc.

He cannot blame Obama - he'd had the reigns of power for three years - and they'd scuttled what Obama had in place to do.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:58 PM

24. But Trump Was Incapable Of Launching A Massive Prevention Effort

He simply doesn't possess the skill set to pull something like this off. And he has to micromanage everything. That is why we still have no national plan except for the one Obama developed and Trump ordered destroyed. No accountability rests squarely on the shoulders of Mitch McConnell. They both have to go - yesterday would not have been soon enough.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 06:58 PM

35. He doesn't have the skills, AND the people he chooses to advise him don't have the skills either!

He's too damn egotistic to realize "Any President" doesn't have the skill to do EVERYTHING he could be presented with. That's why they try to choose smart, experienced people to advise them & help steer them through crises. His choices are picked because they kiss his ass well & all the time!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:25 PM

28. Another symptom of the the new normal

Where journalists have already accepted the ineptitude of the POTUS. The story stops at his initial deceit.

In other countries the story WOULD be the leaders woeful response and leadership on a national level in coordinating a proper response. The idea that a leader would purposely mislead his or her own people about a threat to them is N/A.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:55 PM

29. with all of trumps lies that endanger his own supporters, how is he even above 10% SUPPORT?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:14 PM

32. He did nothing because it was affecting blue states the most

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:59 PM

34. trump is a Mass Homicidal Maniac.. Rt!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:28 PM

36. this

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:44 PM

38. He STILL has not formulated a national response program.

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Response to Enoki33 (Reply #38)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:00 PM

39. And has no plans to do so. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:29 PM

40. I'm calling BS on your hypothesis

The scandal is that Trump knew how bad this was and decided to use it as a reason to attack his enemies. You remember “Democrat hoax” and “China virus,” correct?

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