President Donald J. Trump

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Because political correctness is bad, bad, bad -

 

 

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President Donald Trump lashed out at the media late Sunday night, criticizing news outlets — including Fox News — for near-constant coronavirus coverage and what he sees as criticism of his handling of the pandemic.

“I watch and listen to the Fake News, CNN, MSDNC, ABC, NBC, CBS, some of FOX (desperately & foolishly pleading to be politically correct), the @nytimes, & the @washingtonpost, and all I see is hatred of me at any cost. Don’t they understand that they are destroying themselves?” he wrote at around 11:30 p.m., after a day full of tweets and retweets.

Trump has been particularly critical of the media during the coronavirus outbreak. During a press conference Thursday, he attacked the New York Times and Washington Post, saying, “I know the truth and people out there in the world, they really don’t know the truth. They don’t know what it is.”

 

 

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Dodgy Donny, the gift that keeps on givin'...

 

"Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak"

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned.

 

The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China’s disease control agency, left her post in July, according to four sources with knowledge of the issue. The first cases of the new coronavirus may have emerged as early as November, and as cases exploded, the Trump administration in February chastised China for censoring information about the outbreak and keeping U.S. experts from entering the country to help.

 

“It was heartbreaking to watch,” said Bao-Ping Zhu, a Chinese American who served in that role, which was funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2011. “If someone had been there, public health officials and governments across the world could have moved much faster.”

 

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I actually saw him say this last night. Made me laugh out loud.

 

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One of the big sticking points in a $1.8 trillion coronavirus bailout package Senate Republicans are trying to pass is a $500 billion fund for hard-hit businesses and state and local governments. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would decide the recipients of $425 billion of that money, and the legislation contains no new oversight provisions for how it's doled out, leading Democrats to warn that Mnuchin could use this "slush fund" to bail out politically connected corporations, GOP donors, and even President Trump's private business.

When asked about those concerns during a press conference Monday evening, Trump said: "I'll be the oversight, I'll be the oversight. We're gonna make good deals."

 

 

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33 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

He wants the whole country up and running by Easter. Ha ha!

Doesn't want to miss the photo op of the kiddies' Easter Egg Hunt on the White House lawn, with an opportunity to exaggerate the numbers.

Hint: Mr. Trump, just CGI the crowd onto the lawn, with stock photos of you and your entire family. That way you can show as many people as you want.

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Another fail for Trump, thank goodness - 

 

 

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President Donald Trump tried to stop it from happening. The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, did too.

Despite their best efforts to make good on Trump’s campaign promise to save the beleaguered coal industry, including an eleventh-hour pressure campaign, the Tennessee Valley Authority power plant at Paradise burned its last load of coal last month.

The plant's closure — in a county that once mined more coal than any other in the nation — is emblematic of the industry's decadeslong decline due to tougher environmental regulations, a major push toward renewable energy and a rise in the extraction of natural gas. The shuttering of businesses nationwide and a reduced need for energy amid the global coronavirus pandemic threatens to deal coal yet another devastating blow.

 

 

 

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The Guardian: The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

 

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When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently returned from visiting family in Wuhan in China, became the first person in the US to bediagnosed with the virus.

 

On the very same day, 5,000 miles away in Asia, the first confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported in South Korea. The confluence was striking, but there the similarities ended.

 

In the two months since that fateful day, the responses to coronavirus displayed by the US and South Korea have been polar opposites.

 

One country acted swiftly and aggressively to detect and isolate the virus, and by doing so has largely contained the crisis. The other country dithered and procrastinated, became mired in chaos and confusion, was distracted by the individual whims of its leader, and is now confronted by a health emergency of daunting proportions.

 

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Who remembers what Snake Pliskin did to the guy who ran the walled off NYC?

 

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US President Donald Trump has said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

"We'd like to see [it] quarantined because it's a hotspot," he told reporters. "I'm thinking about that."

He spoke as confirmed cases in the state increased to more than 52,000, with at least 728 deaths.

But the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo, said he had not discussed such measures with the president.

"I didn't speak to him about any quarantine," he told reporters shortly after he held a call with Mr Trump.

"I haven't had those conversations," he added. "I don't even know what that means."

 

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God, he already *owns* most of New York, and now he wants to wall it off. Yeah, no wonder New Yorkers all hate him, including my refugee ancestors who paid extortionate rent to his father.

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Pamela Karlan: “What would you think if, when your governor asked the federal government for the disaster assistance that Congress has provided, the President responded, ‘I would like you to do us a favor.’ I’ll... send the disaster relief once you brand my opponent a criminal.”

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I highly recommend watching Cuomo's presser from yesterday. He totally schooled Trump explaining ventilators and why so many are needed. He also schooled the rest of us, it was very informative and explained clearly.

 

Did you know that ventilators have gone up from $25,000 to $45,000 during this crisis and it isn't legally price gouging? He explained all of that and recommended ways for the states and the federal government to work together instead of against each other.

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What Obama giveth, Trump taketh away. What's happening behind the scenes -

 

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The U.S. Interior Department is rescinding the reservation status of a Native American tribe whose plan to build a casino on its Massachusetts land was attacked by President Donald Trump last year.

The planned gaming operation would have competed for business with nearby Rhode Island casinos with strong ties to Trump, who once owned, then bankrupted, casinos in Atlantic City.

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday that its 321-acre Cape Cod reservation will be “dis-established” and its land taken out of federal trust, according to Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell.  Land in trust to the the federal government effectively grants a tribe special legal status and autonomy. The Mashpee Wampanoag, however, will still be officially recognized by the federal government as a Native American tribe, according to a spokesman for the Interior Department.

Tribal members are believed to be descendants of the first Native Americans to encounter the Pilgrims nearly four centuries ago. They call themselves the “People of the First Light.”

The Bureau of Indian Affairs “informed me that the secretary of the Interior has ordered that our reservation be dis-established and that our land be taken out of trust,” Cromwell  said in a statement Saturday. The crushing news came as the tribe “desperately” struggled with the “devastating pandemic” as the nation tallied a record 100,000 cases of COVID-19.

 

 

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

What Obama giveth, Trump taketh away. What's happening behind the scenes -

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Remember in November. *determined look*

 

From the comments to the article cited above:

"This is a man who has had 6 bankruptcies and they include his casinos.
1. Trump Taj Mahal (1991): 2. Trump Castle (1992): 3. Trump Plaza & Casino (1992): 4. Plaza Hotel NYC (1992): 5: Trump Hotel & Casinos (2004): 6: Trump Entertainment Resorts (2009): The Dow plunges 1,175 points LARGEST POINT DROP IN HISTORY "

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