Anybody here other than me trying to keep up with the saga of the Hildabeast??
A “remarkable change in the president’s tone”. Such bullshit.
I do not consider the possibility that morality was the factor.
Before Trump’s inauguration, a warning: ‘The worst influenza pandemic since 1918'
In a tabletop exercise days before an untested new president took power, officials briefed the incoming administration on a scenario remarkably like the one he faces now.
Seven days before Donald Trump took office, his aides faced a major test: the rapid, global spread of a dangerous virus in cities like London and Seoul, one serious enough that some countries were imposing travel bans.
In a sober briefing, Trump’s incoming team learned that the disease was an emerging pandemic — a strain of novel influenza known as H9N2 — and that health systems were crashing in Asia, overwhelmed by the demand.
“Health officials warn that this could become the worst influenza pandemic since 1918,” Trump’s aides were told. Soon, they heard cases were popping up in California and Texas.
The briefing was intended to hammer home a new, terrifying reality facing the Trump administration, and the incoming president’s responsibility to protect Americans amid a crisis. But unlike the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the globe, this 2017 crisis didn’t really happen — it was among a handful of scenarios presented to Trump’s top aides as part of a legally required transition exercise with members of the outgoing administration of Barack Obama.
And in the words of several attendees, the atmosphere was “weird” at best, chilly at worst.
POLITICO obtained documents from the meeting and spoke with more than a dozen attendees to help provide the most detailed reconstruction of the closed-door session yet. It was perhaps the most concrete and visible transition exercise that dealt with the possibility of pandemics, and top officials from both sides — whether they wanted to be there or not — were forced to confront a whole-of-government response to a crisis. The Trump team was told it could face specific challenges, such as shortages of ventilators, anti-viral drugs and other medical essentials, and that having a coordinated, unified national response was “paramount” — warnings that seem eerily prescient given the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
U.S. Lags in Coronavirus Testing
After Slow Response to Outbreak
Coronavirus testing data has been spotty and not easily available, especially in the United States. Based on official government sources, here’s how testing efforts in the United States compare with those in Italy and South Korea.
With this crowd we never have to bother wondering if they are motivated by doing what’s morally right
Texas’ first coronavirus death is elderly Matagorda County man
The Matagorda County Emergency Operations Center said in a press release that confirmed that a man in his late 90s died Sunday night at Matagorda Regional Medical Center with “symptoms consistent with COVID-19.”
Whatever the motivation, Trump at least sounded different yesterday afternoon, even if that meant contradicting his earlier messages, even if his posture may revert back at any time.
There were, of course, some exceptions. Asked on a scale of 1 to 10, how he'd rate his response to the crisis, the president replied, with a straight face, "I'd rate it a 10." Given the scope and scale of the White House's missteps, and the consequences of these misjudgments, that's not an assessment anyone should take seriously.
But perhaps most importantly, Trump also declared yesterday, "We have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about."
You lying sack of ****.
Trump beats both Biden, Sanders in Florida, says new poll
Both Democratic candidates fall short of defeating President Trump, who became a Florida resident last year. Matched against Biden, Trump received 48% voter support, compared to Biden’s 45%.
Against Sanders, Trump polled at 49%, while Sanders earned 42% of voter support.
The poll shows the president has a 54% approval rating in the Sunshine State, and a 46% unfavorable rating.
You lying sack of ****.
Absolutely meaningless coming from you, try again.
You can’t acknowledge he’s a lying sack of ****.