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The Coronavirus Blame Game: It's Not Just Trump

In our polarized world, we are united by one truth: Covid-19 has no political objective, no media bias, and no social agenda. It is an equal opportunity killer. People are dying in isolation, working alone in their basement, and sobbing on empty street corners normally full of life. As we long for the "ordinary" in the midst of these extraordinary times, the reality is that while we are united, we are still divided.

 
The growing global threat has prompted citizens, public officials, and even the news media to, over time, change the way they have viewed, responded to, and reported on this pandemic.
 
Many people got it wrong in the beginning, including President Donald Trump. But people made mistakes all around. And there will be time for a post-mortem on those mistakes. Right now, our top priority is to flatten the coronavirus curve.
 
In fact, those intent on aiming blame for a lagging response in just one direction should recall that on January 25, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi encouraged the people of San Francisco to go out and celebrate the Lunar New Year. A month later, she toured Chinatown there and said "everything is fine here...come because precautions have been taken. The city is on top of the situation."
 
On February 8, 2020, New York Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot tweeted a message for people to go about their lives, and "not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus."
 
On February 27, Trump downplayed the virus, saying the threat to the American people "remains very low."
 
On March 9, he tweeted: "So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!"
 
And as recently as March 13, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was telling the people of New York to "go on about their lives." (CNN's Jake Tapper rightly called him out for being "far behind the curve.")
 
So, many people got many facts wrong about Covid-19; this includes Trump's conservative news allies.   A group of 74 journalists and journalism and communications professors wrote a letter to the heads of Fox News, citing what they say was "false and misleading reporting" that downplayed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak.
 
I asked the former White House press secretary for former President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, about the blame game. He said, in a crisis like this "the normal finger-pointing rules should be thrown out the window." He said the public doesn't want to hear about it, adding, "that's the last war, we're in the middle of a new one."
 
 
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Nancy Pelosi was not told by our own military intelligence in November of last year about the Coronavirus, Congress wasn't told either. 

 

tRump's administration was told about the virus and tRump was also, like I said, by our own military intelligence, last November.

 

tRump is the one who failed to act.

 

tRump is the one who denied the virus's existence and then it's severity.

 

tRump is the one who had already (just after he took office) dismantled the Pandemic Response Team that Obama had put together, firing the key people heading that group.

 

A Republican majority Congress, along with tRump are the ones who failed to fund replenishing old products in the stockpiles of PPH equipment that had been started by Obama.

 

tRump is the one who didn't stop travel from China soon enough.

 

tRump is the one who did not take early action to start the production of masks, respirators and Covid test kits.

 

tRump is the one who ignored the fact that the virus had spread into Europe before the first of the year and failed to stop travel from there.

 

tRump's early denial and inaction has caused far more lives to be lost than necessary.

 

tRump's poor leadership, which still continues, is why so many Americans refuse to wear masks and social distance themselves in the way we all should.

 

Yep, the buck stops with tRump.


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tRump the Orange Toad IS totally responsible for the Corona virus in the USA.

 

Years ago tRump abolished the Emergency Pandemic Response Teams in CDC and NSA and fired the experts. Then he stopped maintaining the supplies in the National Emergency Medical Stockpile so hundreds of items were unusable when the Pandemic struck. And he abolished the requirements for NURSING HOMES to prepare themselves for a Pandemic with semiannual drills on how they would have to react when (not if) a Pandemic struck as well as the requirement for the Homes to maintain stocks of PPE for their residents and staff.

 

Our allies knew of the approaching disaster last NOVEMBER, but Toad ignored his intelligence because Fox said nothing about it and his BFF Xi told him China had it all under control.

 

Then when the bodies began to pile up, he turned all responsibility over the the States so there was no coordination that would've minimized the costs and gotten the needed supplies to where they were needed. Without any NATIONAL policy, there was no way any State could protect its citizens from infection coming from the surrounding States and Toad NEVER "banned travel" from China, his racist braian only allowed him to blame Chinses and prevent them from comeing to America, but EVEYBODY ELSE who was in China just flew right in, INCLUDING 4,000 PEOPLE WHO CAME DIRECT FROM WUHAN, along with over 400,000 other travelers who had recently been to China. Toad's total botching of a travel restriction is why the first epicenters were New York and Washington, the most common entry points for foreign travelers, NOT ONE OF WHOM WAS GIVEN A MEDICAL CHECK, in fact Toad's total disaster of a "plan" put thousands of travelers jammed together in airports for HOURS, guaranteeing a maximum spread of the disease among the inbound travelers and maximum spread of the disease throughout America.

 

The ONLY thing Toad did NOT do to inflect the Covid19 Pandemic on America was to have invented the virus in his own secret lab AND PASSED IT OUT DURING THE ANNUAL EASTER EGG ROLL ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN..

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

tRump the Orange Toad IS totally responsible for the Corona virus in the USA.

ABSOLUTELY!!!

 

Years ago tRump abolished the Emergency Pandemic Response Teams in CDC and NSA and fired the experts. Then he stopped maintaining the supplies in the National Emergency Medical Stockpile so hundreds of items were unusable when the Pandemic struck.


Not only Did Trump not maintain the stockpile of PPE and ventilators, he sent 18 tons of it to China while the virus was breaking out in the America.

 

This incompetence rendered grossly inadequate supplies to American hospitals ...... causing numerous needless death among Medical personal who were unable to protect themselves and needless death among patients who were unable to go on a ventilator because of their shortage!

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HEALTH AND SCIENCE

Official U.S. corona virus death toll is ‘a substantial undercount’ of actual tally, Yale study finds
PUBLISHED WED, JUL 1 2020 11:41 AM 
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 the only problem, their hatred for the President prevents any objective reasoning and thus civil discussion.

 

 

Wrong. It's objective reasoning rather than blind, slavish devotion that allows us to see Trump for what he is.

But I digress...............let's have a civil discussion about Trump knowing Russia offered a bounty to the Taliban when they kill American troops and doing nothing. Or maybe sitting on his hands while ignoring the playbook for how to deal with a pandemic. Both are a good start.

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jimc91  wrote:

 the only problem, their hatred for the President prevents any objective reasoning and thus civil discussion.

 

 

Panjandrum wrote:  Wrong. It's objective reasoning rather than blind, slavish devotion that allows us to see Trump for what he is.

But I digress...............let's have a civil discussion about Trump knowing Russia offered a bounty to the Taliban when they kill American troops and doing nothing. Or maybe sitting on his hands while ignoring the playbook for how to deal with a pandemic. Both are a good start.

 

@Panjandrum    I do believe you just made jims point...🤣


 

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@sunluvngal wrote:
jimc91  wrote:

 the only problem, their hatred for the President prevents any objective reasoning and thus civil discussion.

 

 

Panjandrum wrote:  Wrong. It's objective reasoning rather than blind, slavish devotion that allows us to see Trump for what he is.

But I digress...............let's have a civil discussion about Trump knowing Russia offered a bounty to the Taliban when they kill American troops and doing nothing. Or maybe sitting on his hands while ignoring the playbook for how to deal with a pandemic. Both are a good start.

 

@Panjandrum    I do believe you just made jims point...🤣


 


Wrong ..... Panjandrum just exemplified his/her point!

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@sunluvngal 

Unfortunate for those that live in the trump bubble. Your speaking of civil discussion is so disingenuous.  
It’s not about hate, it’s about the desire for a leader who does not lie to us, empathy for our Citizens, and takes responsibility for his actions...trump has none of those traits. 

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@sunluvngal , And the mind readers jump in to share their super powers with the group...  the only problem, their hatred for the President prevents any objective reasoning and thus civil discussion.

 

This would be a great place for senior adults to have civil discussion...


Good article, thanks for posting.

 

 

 

 

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Trump World will do anything to protect and defend their Supreme Leader in the White House who royally screwed up the response and continues doing that.

  • It's China's fault, not my fault
  • The Virus is "Under Total Control"
  • Everything will return to normal by Easter Sunday.
  • Drink bleach to prevent Covid-19
  • If you get the virus, take hydroxychloroquine
  • Don't wear masks
  • Conduct large political rallies
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and never , EVER, accept any responsibility for ANYTHING, Right CeeTee?
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   So the "independent" mind is saying that everyone needs to give poor ol' donald a break, after all he is only the CIC - who can call out to military to clear the streets so he can get a photo-op.   

   Give him a break - what next - he is not a scientist and he has no one he can talk with...or did he fire most of them.   NIH funding was cut (please ignore that) he was only the effing guy in charge;

    But oh wait - it is all good, he has essentially bought out the market on a drug that may help people - but only once they are hospitalized.  

     Seems that someone writing that is a CYA kind of person and is saying that everyone should protect "poor donald'.     

 

    NOPE!   

    Have you looked at the numbers of cases, the number of people hospitalized, etc?    No not a "i looked last week" but a longer view.    The rate in which the number of infections is growing is indeed terrifying  - and those are only the ones that we know about, because there are insufficient test available for everyone who "wants to be tested" will be tested ( for free?).     Donald's answer - quit testing, let's wallow in ignorance.   NOPE x 2   

 

    Some in their 'independence" don't seem to mind have a CIC that is feckless and will never take any responsibility  ( he says so himself).    Is that really what the "independent" mind is willing to accept.   A commander with no responsibility -really?      Just go with your gut.    NOPE x 3

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