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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:11 PM

Trump was not told coronavirus-infected Americans would be flown home from cruise ship

Source: Washington Post

President Trump grew furious with senior advisers this week over a decision to allow 14 Americans who tested positive for coronavirus to return to the United States from Japan after being assured that infected patients would remain in quarantine overseas, according to administration officials.

Trump and the administration’s coronavirus task force were told last Saturday that Americans who had spent weeks in quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess luxury liner where the virus had spread to hundreds of passengers would be brought home on two chartered planes — but that patients who had symptoms or the infection itself would stay in Japan.

Trump was briefed on the decision and agreed that healthy passengers should not be on the plane with sick ones, three senior administration officials said. But the State Department and a top U.S. health official ultimately decided to bring back the 14 Americans who tested positive for the virus on the planes and place them in isolation — without informing the president first.

Trump has since had several calls with top White House officials to say he should have been told, that it should have been his decision ...

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-was-not-told-coronavirus-infected-americans-would-be-flown-home-from-cruise-ship/2020/02/21/ae58b24c-54be-11ea-b119-4faabac6674f_story.html



Feb. 21, 2020 at 4:23 p.m. MST

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Reply Trump was not told coronavirus-infected Americans would be flown home from cruise ship (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Feb 21 OP
Skittles Feb 21 #1
cstanleytech Feb 21 #2
Skittles Feb 21 #8
Silver1 Feb 21 #5
Haggis for Breakfast Feb 21 #9
Igel Feb 22 #13
Haggis for Breakfast Feb 23 #19
Hestia Feb 22 #18
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 22 #14
Skittles Feb 22 #15
bucolic_frolic Feb 21 #3
jls4561 Feb 21 #4
BadgerKid Feb 21 #6
yaesu Feb 21 #7
no_hypocrisy Feb 21 #10
Dan Feb 22 #11
SWBTATTReg Feb 22 #12
helpisontheway Feb 22 #16
Owl Feb 22 #17

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:15 PM

1. can you even imagine how much stuff Trump is not told

you just KNOW there's a shadow government going on

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:32 PM

2. See the problem with telling Trump is Putin will know soon afterwards so I can understand trying to

keep the moron out of the loop.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:39 PM

8. I can understand that

what I CANNOT understand is continuing to agree to work for a known Russian agent - they all need to SOUND THE ALARM but it is obvious where the loyalties of the Greedy Old Pig party lie

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:42 PM

5. It should have been the CDC's decision

and no one else.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:44 PM

9. ABSOLUTELY.

NO WAY SHOULD ANY OF THIS BE HIS DECISION. This should be the decision of MEDICAL personnel, MDs, infectious disease specialists, etc.

REMEMBER THAT THIS FAT FUCK IS AN ANTI-VAXXER, TOO.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:55 PM

13. And it wasn't.

State Department overrode the CDC.

And some DUers were upset at the decision, as well.

As for "should", that's not always the same as "legal." If all executive power is vested in a president, and the CDC is part of the executive branch, it derives its authority from that office.

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Response to Igel (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:45 AM

19. However, at no time does that prohibit the executive from deferring to those with the expertise,

knowledge, background and on-hands experience from working in those fields for decades. Last I checked there were NO infectious disease control specialists on the roster over at Foggy Bottom.

trump wants to have ultimate total control and power over everything. His qualifications for many of these decisions is ZERO.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 09:27 PM

18. Exactly. Have you ever heard or have seen a outfit like this, where grown-assed adults are

are undermined every step of the way? I mean, actual functioning corporations and not some rinky-dink mom and pop outfit? No wonder he has to suck up {ahem) to his Russian overlord for money 'cause there ain't no way a person could make a dime running a corporation like this.

How many times do we have to read the words that he is furious about something? I wish someone with an actual backbone would say so fucking what. Maybe Hope Hicks will stop some of this until the election. Or start giving him special "Vitamin B" shots, like Hitler's doctor did every morning. Keep him too stoned to care.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:42 PM

14. Shadow government, Deep state, I have a theory: ...

... there is a majority of competent, intelligent, civil servants doing their jobs capably, regardless of the lack of leadership or the lack of rational leadership.

I think the old Army words are, "continue to march".

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:00 PM

15. absolutley I do believe the same

it has to be excruciating

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:34 PM

3. He's furious all the time now

testing all gaskets ... 1,2,3

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:42 PM

4. You would think he would be happy

after all, these people will be quarantined, aka "locked up".

Just tell him some of these people are non-white and he'll be OK.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:54 PM

6. But he's ok with Russian interference!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:01 PM

7. well, that's too bad, the buck stops there. He insisted that Obama resign when we had an Ebola case

enter the country

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:46 PM

10. Understand this: Trump is a pathological

germophobe. He is terrified of illness and debilitation.

That was the reason why he refused to visit Roy Cohn when he was dying of AIDS.

In this present situation, it isn't so much that Trump wasn't told as much as the new information now allows him to be petrified that the corona virus will spread -- to Mar-a-Lago, Bedminster, the White House. We can all drop dead and it wouldn't matter. Now Trump knows that he can't negotiate with mortality or the specter of it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:36 AM

11. I don't understand why Trump is worried

I mean, he said that once the hot weather is here the virus will die.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:51 PM

12. These are Americans too, by the way...does rump know that or does he even care? What a...

traitor to his own people, Americans all. They'll be isolated and taken care, as they should be. rump has no say in the matter, to deny Americans their birthright as a citizen of this Country of ours.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:43 PM

16. He is lying..He wants to be protected politically in case

it spreads here.

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Response to helpisontheway (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:01 PM

17. Exactly.

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