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Fri May 22, 2020, 01:16 AM

Trump orders flags to half-staff for coronavirus victims

Source: CBS NEWS

BY KATHRYN WATSON
MAY 21, 2020 / 8:22 PM / CBS NEWS

President Trump on Thursday announced he's ordering flags at all federal buildings and national monuments to fly at half-staff over the next three days in honor of the tens of thousands of Americans who have died from COVID-19.

Earlier Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote to the president asking him to lower the flags to half-staff when deaths surpass 100,000. The death toll is nearly at 95,000 as of Thursday night, per Johns Hopkins University.

"I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus ... On Monday, the flags will be at half-staff in honor of the men and women in our Military who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Nation," the president tweeted.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-orders-flags-to-half-staff-for-coronavirus-victims/

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Reply Trump orders flags to half-staff for coronavirus victims (Original post)
Judi Lynn Friday OP
sprinkleeninow Friday #1
CaliforniaPeggy Friday #2
global1 Friday #3
machoneman Friday #14
Rollo Friday #4
bermudat Friday #17
ffr Friday #5
C Moon Friday #6
KPN Friday #18
rusty quoin Friday #7
Cha Friday #8
SunSeeker Friday #9
C Moon Friday #10
BigmanPigman Friday #11
FakeNoose Friday #12
texasfiddler Friday #13
tavernier Friday #15
packman Friday #16
heckles65 Friday #19
mahina Friday #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:27 AM

1. "I will be lowering..."

Could have been, "Flags will be lowered..."

I, I, I

Me, Me, Me

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:35 AM

2. He has no heart.

He's doing this to pretend he cares, and to impress the voters with his caring and empathy. Yeah, right.

An empty gesture from this hollowed out, empty blob of a man.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:38 AM

3. Watch Him Try And Take Credit For The Flag Lowering Like.....

it was his idea from the start.

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Response to global1 (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:08 AM

14. Wow! I am surprised. This will make for Democratic campaign videos. Yes, we do need to go there!

Those effin' republiscumks would politicize ANYTHING if the shoe was on the other foot. Screw them and use the flag lowering as a signal of America in distress.

Thanks Trump!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:40 AM

4. President Plump should lower himself into a double-wide grave...

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Response to Rollo (Reply #4)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:36 AM

17. President Plump, haven't heard that one before

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:40 AM

5. Memorial Day 2020, the year we lost 100 - 200 thousand American lives needlessly

Because of failed conservative politics.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:45 AM

6. Flags at half-mast because we have a half-assed president.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:24 PM

18. Bumper sticker material if one could make a bumper sticker for the next few days.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 02:04 AM

7. He killed them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 02:11 AM

8. you don't fool us one Damn bit, BLOTUS.

Trump has routinely acted in bad faith out of self-interest, and now millions are sick, tens of thousands are dead, and 40 million are unemployed.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=13469484

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 02:26 AM

9. He was shamed into doing it and now pretends it's his idea.

He is such an asshole. Notice he does not mention the number of dead.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:08 AM

10. The Trump campaign is playing all the old GOP stops...

now they are pandering to the churches: they are saying blue states aren't being fair to churches by not allowing them to gather.
Trump said he's going to address this very soon.

Things like this could, and probably will, affect the lead Biden now has.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:19 AM

11. This is all a show for his campaign.

"This is my war against Covid" it his theme for Memorial Day.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 06:34 AM

12. By this weekend the number should hit 100,000

That will be easier to say than "tens of thousands of victims." I'm not rooting for the virus, not by any means. It's just easier to hang a nice round number around Chump's neck.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:30 AM

13. I thought this was an "onion" article at first

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:21 AM

15. He's going to be one busy guy, running around

the country lowering all the flags in federal buildings. AND he plans to shimmy up each pole and bring the flags down manually, because thatís the manly way to do it.

And now news from the real world... Thank you Nancy and Chuck for making this happen. Hoping the loss of all these lives brings about a change in government for the poor and the helpless in our country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:28 AM

16. Another version of "Thoughts and Prayers"

Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:08 PM

19. I'm tired of having the flag lowered all the time.

Seriously. When I was growing up it was lowered for the death of Kennedy in 1963. It was quite a novelty. I remember it lowered for the passing of Eisenhower in 1969. It may have been lowered to mark the passing of Herbert Hoover in 1965, I don't remember. Now it gets lowered almost all the time, it seems.

Worst is that it is lowered on Sept. 11 and Dec. 7th, when America was the target of hostile attacks. The last days it ought to be lowered.

Stop fiddling with Old Glory. Raise her high. And get that silly, depressing POW/MIA flag away from it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 04:18 PM

20. I'm sure he's verklempt about it.

Just racked up.

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