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Most Americans say Trump acted irresponsibly and distrust White House on his health

Source: CNN

(CNN)Two-thirds of Americans say President Donald Trump handled the risk of coronavirus infection to others around him irresponsibly, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS in the days following the announcement that the President had contracted the virus that has disrupted everyday life for millions of people for more than half a year.

With Trump hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 69% of Americans said they trusted little of what they heard from the White House about the President's health, with only 12% saying they trusted almost all of it.

Disapproval of the President's handling of the coronavirus outbreak stands at a new high in the survey, with 60% saying they disapprove. Additionally, 63% say his own infection is unlikely to change anything about the way that he handles the pandemic.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/05/politics/cnn-poll-coronavirus-trump/index.html

I don't think Trump leaving the hospital today is going to help him. People already think he is being irresponsible. These moves that are clearly politically motivated to claim he is doing great and that he is good to go back home is going to backfire badly. Mark my words.

This likely won't end well

Just saw Trump is leaving the hospital. After reports earlier today that he is bored at the hospital and is getting agitated by how weak he looks on news coverage, I can guarantee him leaving is not based on any medical advice. This is entirely based on him being afraid of how this all looks and still not taking this virus seriously, at all. If the guy was having trouble breathing just a day or two ago, and is on experimental drugs, he should not be leaving the hospital. He's also contagious still. I can tell you right now this is a massive mistake on Trump's part. At best he will have to be transferred back to Walter Reed in the next day or so.

This is 100% political and something that Trump and his doctors will very likely end up regretting. Absolutely dumb decision. My fucking God.

Post Trump infection polls show no "sympathy vote" bump for Trump

I've been hearing from some Republicans this weekend that Trump becoming severely ill due to his own stupidity and arrogance would somehow help his polling numbers. We've been told tales of a "sympathy vote" or rally around the flag kind of reaction to Trump being in the hospital.

Yeah, no. Some of the first polls out conducted completely after news broke of Trump catching coronavirus and how it has affected the presidential election are here. And they ain't looking good for President Superspreader. It is just two polls so far but any predictions that this would somehow help Trump are of course proving to be total fantasy on the part of the very desperate MAGA crowd.

Here's what the numbers say

ABC News: Has Trump been taking coronavirus seriously/did he do enough to protect himself from infection?

27% yes
72% no

ABC News: Are you concerned about contracting coronavirus?

72% before Trump infection
80% after Trump infection

Reuters/Ipsos: Has Trump taken proper precautions to protect himself?

Yes: 36%
No: 64%

Reuters/Ipsos: Is Trump telling the truth about coronavirus in general?

Yes: 34%
No: 55%

Reuters/Ipsos: General election

Pre-Debate/Trump infection: Biden +8
Post-Debate/Trump infection: Biden +10




Trump's administration will be a frightening morality tale for generations

Maybe I'm just really high but if Trump's saga starts with a conman getting elected to be president, does a bunch of horrible things, replaces competent people with dangerously unqualified friends and family, ignores and mocks a pandemic, gets very sick along with all of his enablers at a ceremony celebrating their cold and ghoulish power grab, and then......?

If this all plays out in a very certain way, Trump's entire presidency turns into an horrific morality tale.

Total Speculation Alert: I think Trump is very sick

We are obviously very light on details from the White House on what is going on with Trump but there are reports coming out that make me think he is far more sick than they are letting on. I'm not an infectious disease expert, just a GP, but I am seeing some concerning signs that Trump is getting hit hard with COVID. I do 100% believe he has it, BTW. Any speculation that it's all made up seems extremely unlikely to me. Regardless, here are a few things that are concerning me

1. People keep saying Trump hasn't been on Twitter since 1:00am, which is 14 hours ago as I am typing this. However, his tweets since yesterday afternoon don't sound like they were actually typed by him. That is something they have admitted and is pretty standard for politicians. Not every tweet from their account is from the actual politican. And in this case, I think Trump went totally dark over 24 hours ago.

2. The White House has said that they are using experimental drugs to treat Trump. That sounds to me like it's just not a minor set of symptoms. Again, take some of this with a grain of salt but they aren't likely to go straight to experimental drugs just 14 hours after trump supposedly tested positive and last tweeted. And they have been claiming until about a half hour ago that symptoms were "mild". Combined with point 1, I believe he has been showing pretty severe symptoms for the past day at least.

3. The most recent update from Trump's doctor went from "minor symptoms" to "fatigued". Sounds like it's getting worse and quickly.

4. People around the white house are reportedly freaking out and saying the election is lost. If Trump had minor symptoms, like a cold or flu, and was expected to bounce back quickly, why the panic? Keep in mind, it's not panic about themselves getting sick. It's panic that the election is lost. The fact that they were keeping this all a secret until Bloomberg.com got the info leaked about anyone testing positive is also very suspicious. I do wonder if they saw Donald Trump in worse shape than they care to admit over the past day or two.

5. He's clearly a very unhealthy person under a lot of physical and emotional stress. You all know what that points to but it's important to keep in mind he is very high risk, even with a team of doctors with him 24/7.

As I said, all speculation but I'm seeing a lot of warning signs that Trump is in far worse shape and had been so for longer than they are admitting.

'We're all f**ked': Trump insiders say that now he has Covid, the election is over

Source: The Independent

Just hours after telling attendees at the Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation’s annual dinner that an end to the pandemic was in sight, Donald Trump’s name was added to the long list of those who’ve been afflicted by it.

Like so many of the consequential announcements he has made during his presidency, Trump broke the news that he — along with his wife Melania — had tested positive for Covid-19 with a post to his Twitter account shortly before 1am on Friday. An official announcement came roughly ten minutes later, under the signature of Commander Sean Conley, the Navy Medical Corps officer who serves as physician to the President.

According to Trumpworld sources, political strategists, and other Washington insiders, the President’s disclosure of his positive Covid-19 test may well have had another purpose: Announcing the de facto end of his hopes of re-election.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-covid-administration-insiders-mike-pence-election-over-b749588.html?utm_source=reddit.com

Utah Sen. Mike Lee tests positive for coronavirus

Source: Market Watch

Utah Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican, said Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Lee said in a statement on Twitter that he'd tested positive on Thursday and would be working from his home while isolating for 10 days. Lee's statement came as news of President Donald Trump's and first lady Melania Trump's positive tests shook U.S. stocks SPX and upended the presidential campaign, with Trump scrapping a planned Florida rally.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/utah-sen-mike-lee-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-2020-10-02

'The sheer panic can't be understated': Reporter describes mood in White House

Source: Raw Story

Speaking on ABC News this morning regarding President Trump’s announcement that he and Melania tested positive for coronavirus, reporter John Santucci described the mood inside the White House in the wake of the news.

“I have heard from so many people prior to him testing, everyone thinking that he has to have it in his inner bubble,” Santucci said.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/the-sheer-panic-cant-be-understated-reporter-describes-mood-in-white-house-after-trumps-diagnosis/amp/

Biden proved he is, without a doubt, qualified to be President

Of course he has the experience, the intelligence, the proven electoral track record, all of that to be president, and a good one at that. But the fact that Biden was able to stare into the total, unfiltered, purely insane abyss that is Donald Trump, for 90 minutes, just a few feet away from him is all the proof anyone should need that Biden is more than qualified to be president. The fact that he stood there, stayed calm, didn't get totally confused or flustered, or didn't do what most of us would want to do in that situation and just say "fuck this" and leave is a testament to Bidens qualifications and character. After what we all witnessed last night, I am 100% convinced that Biden could deal with literally any challenge as president. And I think he is running to truly save the country. Biden could just sit back and enjoy retirement but he ran back into the burning building that is Donald Trump's America to save us, without a second thought about himself.

Joe Biden is a good man and will make an amazing president. I think the country owes him a debt that we can't possibly ever repay for dealing with this absolute horror show when he didn't have to.

I'm both less and more nervous after last night

After last night I am about 99.99% sure that Trump is heading for a landslide defeat. I don't think anyone saying "anything can happen between now and the election", "the polls could be off", "there is still time for Trump to turn things around", or that there are "secret Trump voters" has any basis in reality. I believe Trump is virtually guaranteed to lose and possibly by even more than the polls are saying. So the outcome of the election is not of much concern to me at this point, and in that way I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief. And if you still feel on edge or like something could go wrong that's ok too. Nothing wrong with waiting and seeing.

However, I am now far far more concerned about how Trump and his supporters are going to react when he does lose. I think talk about him stealing the vote, manipulating the electoral vote through state legislatures, or that he will just refuse to leave and there's nothing we can do about it are all pretty unlikely. I do think however, there is a very high probability that Trump will just tell his supporters in some way to tear the country apart as revenge. I worry about of people are going to get hurt because Trump has lost what little mind he has left.

I think we are going to win, I have little doubt about that, and that Trump will be leaving the white house in January one way or another. But that time between now and inauguration day are going to be very dangerous for a lot of people.
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