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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:36 PM

Trump charges media wants businesses closed to defeat him

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Wednesday accused the media of pushing to keep restrictions in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus ó measures supported by most public health experts ó in an effort to hamper the economy and harm his reelection chances.

"The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success," Trump tweeted without citing specific outlets or evidence. "The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!"

The president has in recent days made clear he is not willing to wait more than a few weeks for Americans to return to work and for businesses to reopen. He said Tuesday that he envisions Easter as a goal for when churches will be "packed" and people will be going back to their jobs, at least in certain parts of the country.

The president's tweet also underscores the degree to which the November general election may factor into his decisionmaking. Trump has tied his campaign closely to the strength of the economy, which has cratered as companies lay off workers and the stock market plunges because of the virus.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489534-trump-charges-media-wants-businesses-closed-to-defeat-him



Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday that Trump's Easter goal has to be "flexible." He cautioned that officials do not yet have enough data about areas of the country where reports of coronavirus cases remain low but where few have been tested.

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Reply Trump charges media wants businesses closed to defeat him (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Mar 25 OP
Stuart G Mar 25 #1
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 25 #17
kimbutgar Mar 25 #2
True Blue American Mar 25 #3
Traildogbob Mar 25 #4
Roy Rolling Mar 25 #5
Mendocino Mar 25 #6
Grokenstein Mar 25 #19
BamaRefugee Mar 25 #7
TeamPooka Mar 25 #8
ouija Mar 25 #9
Wellstone ruled Mar 25 #10
rickyhall Mar 25 #11
bucolic_frolic Mar 25 #12
duforsure Mar 25 #13
Talitha Mar 25 #14
paleotn Mar 25 #15
scarletwoman Mar 25 #21
geralmar Mar 25 #16
turbinetree Mar 25 #18
treestar Mar 25 #20
Ftrump Mar 25 #28
Politicub Mar 25 #22
Evolve Dammit Mar 25 #23
iluvtennis Mar 25 #24
Aussie105 Mar 25 #25
SWBTATTReg Mar 25 #26
Under The Radar Mar 25 #27
Firestorm49 Mar 26 #29
Bayard Mar 26 #30
mahina Mar 26 #31
TheFourthMind Mar 26 #32
Initech Mar 26 #33
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 26 #34

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:38 PM

1. This statement just proves how stupid Trump is.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:17 PM

17. And also narcissitic.

"Well, that's enough about me. Let's talk about you. What do you think about me?"

Trump's mind is zero-sum: you are either a winner or a loser, and it's vitally important that he is never seen as a loser. That' why he deflects blame for his own failures to other people (Obama is his go-to whipping boy).

Losing the 2020 election would be the ultimate failure, especially if he lost both the popular and electoral votes. And the more he tries to spin it, the truth is that he will have to sit quietly on the stage with a camera in his face as Joe Biden is sworn in as the next president.

I don't think the outgoing president even gets to say anything during the ceremony, which would kill him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:38 PM

2. He is really losing it with his parnoia

I wonder if he has realized he has fíed up his response and realizes his disbanding of the CDC unit on pandemic response is on him.

Nah his ego thinks his response is a ď10Ē. !

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:39 PM

3. All about me

Never a word about the sick or dying. Not one word of sympathy.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:53 PM

4. Well Dontard

How about stirring up a brew of Jim Jones juice, take your GOP and all other martyrs from Fox screaming for us to sacrifice and be a Patriot. Drink up assholes, save the country you love for the grandchildren. This country would thrive without all of you. Just as the planet would thrive without humans this country would soar without GOP. Be gone, that would be best.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:54 PM

5. Not all businesses

Just Trump properties and related commerce.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:55 PM

6. How does he get through

doorways with a head that big?

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:38 PM

19. He tucks it back up his ass

where it came from.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:58 PM

7. Of course they do! The media derives it's income from businesses ADVERTISING, it's only natural they

want those businesses to fail, and their ad revenue shrink to zero.

oh, wait

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:58 PM

8. Trumpo is an asshole and a moron.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:03 PM

9. Who knew

Trump would have no problem letting people die if it benefited him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:04 PM

10. Bottom Line,

youse people are not playing fair with me,and I don't like that. I am trying to get reelected here. Now stop that.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:09 PM

11. I wish someone would take his phone & keep microphones & cameras away from him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:15 PM

12. Pure Paranoid Whining Dope Mental Case Asylum Candidate

Call the men in white suits

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:18 PM

13. He wants so badly to redirect attention of how he screwed up

And caused the downturn from his inaction. He's still dragging his feet and refusing to help while claiming he's doing a good job, what a con man he is.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:32 PM

14. Throw him a hamberder - maybe it'll shut him up for a few seconds.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:34 PM

15. Donnie....

Shut the fuck up.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:04 PM

21. You're out of your element, Donny. (nt)

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:33 PM

18. What a fucking malignant psychopath...............

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:03 PM

20. Does he just not understand the concept

of contagious disease?

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Response to treestar (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:54 PM

28. In general, it's safe to state he understands no concepts eom

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:20 PM

22. He's not that special. He's going to lose in November. He always was going to lose.

So predictable... he says a virus that is wreaking havoc across the world is about him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:35 PM

23. All about you asswipe.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:06 PM

24. F trump - he's a dumbass. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:17 PM

25. Trump has worked it out!

After years of claiming the rising economy and stock market are entirely due to him, and are now doing a downhill slide, just looks bad for him.

His solution?
1. Talk down the virus - it's just the flu. Lots of cures, colloidal silver, fish tank cleaner, etc.
2. Talk up the federal help he is providing - despite shortages in hospitals overloaded with sick people.
3. Announce it will be over soon, and please get the economy back to where it was. By Easter, please.
After all, his re-election is under threat!

Now all he needs to do is convince people the economy is more important that avoiding the pandemic.
In short, it's your patriotic duty!
(And if you inconveniently choose to die, please don't complain. Your country (Donald) needs your sacrifice!)



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:19 PM

26. Idiot can't force anyone or a business to go to work or stay open. He has ZERO input.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:34 PM

27. do People really have to die in order to show Trumps true character?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:54 AM

29. It doesn't get much more stupid than that. The fool is a living nightmare.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:40 AM

30. Little Tin God

Don Henley. Sorry, no youtube, just lyrics.

"A new age is dawning
On fewer than expected
Business as usual"
Thatís how the headline read
Some shaky modern saviors
Have now been resurrected
In all this excitement
You may have been misled
People want a miracle
They say "oh lord, canít you see us?
Weíre tryiní to make a liviní down here
And keep the children fed"
But, from little dark motel rooms
To "six flags over jesus"
"how are the mighty fallen"
So the bible said
You donít have to pray to a little tin god
Step out of the way for a little tin god
You might fear the reaper, you might fear the rod
But you never have to get down on your knees
You donít have to holler, "please, please"
No, you never have to get down on your knees
For a little tin god
The cowboyís name was "jingo"
And he knew that there was trouble
So in a blaze of glory
He rode out of the west
No one was ever certain
What it was that he was sayiní
But they loved it when he told them
They were better than the rest
But you donít have to pray for a little tin god
Step out of the way for a little tin god
You might hate to system, hate the job
But you never have to get down on your knees
You donít have to holler, "please, please"
No, you never have to get down on your knees
For a little tin god
Throw down a rope from heaven
And lead the flock to water
The man in the middle would have you think
That you have no other choice
But to wander in the wilderness
Of all the upturned faces
If you stop and listen long enough
You will hear your own small voice
But you donít have to pray to a little tin god
Step out of the way for a little tin god
You might fear the reaper, fear the rod
But you never have to get down on your knees
You donít have to holler, "please, please"
No, you never have to get down on your knees
You donít have to holler, "please, please"
You never have to get down on your knees
For a little tin god

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:10 PM

31. Make it about you?

Classic

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:30 PM

32. I think defeat was already determined by impeachment, if not long before that.

This crisis just proves critics and the majority in this country were/are right. Trump is truly the biggest loser of all time. It needs to be stamped on his forehead. Born to Lose. Perhaps all that makeup covers it up when he puts his face on.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:24 PM

33. No, we want businesses closed to keep people from fucking dying.

Argh, he always thinks everything has to be about him!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:30 PM

34. Because Trump as President is more important than people's lives

The dumbshit doesn't realize he's doomed either way. If he could develop some empathy and save lives he might survive.

You know he's incapable such however.

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