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Sean Penn says Trump 'machine-gunned the vulnerable' during COVID

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Say nothing about China unleashing the virus upon the World but instead apologize to them for calling Taiwan a country. 

You seem confused. When did Penn apologise to China? All “Hollywood libs” are the same are they?

Must be nice to have such a simple childlike view of the world, comforting I imagine.

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Not the analogy I would use but accurate nonetheless...

It's all there in tweets or on audio and video; "it's just one person from China", "it's just the flu", "wearing a mask is anti-American"....

His lies, incompetence, and bungling caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands; mostly his cultish supporters who listened to his every word...

Just ask Herman Cain....if you could...

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Some of these right-wing apologists need to realize China is not running America. The POTUS does that. When you see a fire starting in your house, you don't just stand there shouting out the name of the person who started it and get other people to shout too. You rush to extinguish the flames instead of watching all your valuables get destroyed.

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Say nothing about China unleashing the virus upon the World

Some say that it was also Hillary's Jew laser.

Is Penn suggesting

Trump promoted injecting Mr. Clean to treat the virus.

Because Wuhan is in the center of China.

No one knows exactly how the virus evolved. This goes the same for Ebola. But Scientists are worried about more severe pandemics in the future and will make COVID-19 seem like a day as Disney. Will those worse pandemics come from the Wuhan lab too?

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It was a virus that was made in a lab in Wuhan

This is Science and not Hollywood, that story sounds like some subplot in the Walking Dead. Scientists are worried about even more severe pandemics and will these also come from the same lab? Are those evil Chinese Scientists busy working on COVID-20 which is a new and improved version (in other words more deadly) COVID? What will come out of this lab next because COVID-19 is just a start. Let's see what the Hollywood script writers think.

many of them still deny the US even had had slavery.

Trump people say that slavery was a good thing because it brought Africans to a great country. They also think that Trump was (no, still is since Biden "stole" the election) the 2nd best president after Lincoln. What they don't realize is that Lincoln would be a democrat today. Proof is KKK vote Trump

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Sean Penn is so brave for saying that.

Not really. He's just a dude expressing his opinion.

So many who want to censor him and stifle his first amendment rights for some reason though. Some people hate free speech.

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Attention Trump people...it has been declared that Sean Penn is an enemy of Trump. That means you must never....ever watch any of his movies. And if you have any Sean Penn VHS tapes (or DVDs) then you must go outside and burn them. If any channel that you watch broadcasts Sean Penn content then you must cancel that channel altogether.

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he does not miss the Trump administration.

The Trump reign continues as Trump now morphs into a Jefferson Davis-type leading Trump's neo-Confederacy in their white nationalist movement while Trump and his anti-democracy rebels, aided by authoritarian states and around the globe fight against the US and the few remaining democratic principles the republic has left.

Pretty soon, expect to hear Trump's rebels use the term 'war against northern aggressions' which is what right wing southerner revisionists call the US Civil War, while many of them still deny the US even had had slavery. (See Texas and other Confederate state's public textbooks)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Davis

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He’s a great guy and a great actor. I’ll watch it. I don’t care what he feels or says about Trump, he’s entitled to his feelings and opinions. Like someone said above, he puts his money where his mouth is.

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nishikatToday  12:18 pm JST

Say nothing about China unleashing the virus upon the World

Some say that it was also Hillary's Jew laser.

Is Penn suggesting

Trump promoted injecting Mr. Clean to treat the virus.

Because Wuhan is in the center of China.

No one knows exactly how the virus evolved. This goes the same for Ebola. But Scientists are worried about more severe pandemics in the future and will make COVID-19 seem like a day as Disney. Will those worse pandemics come from the Wuhan lab too?

Viruses and flus manifest themselves anywhere at any time and usually a vaccine is made in time to arrest it from being a pandemic. There's been vaccinations in the past for Australian flu, South Africa flu, Ebola oubreaks, Norovirus and others but every century or so one comes up that doctors can't contain in time and CoVid-19 is the current one. The Spanish flu was 100 years ago and it was much more devastating than this.

And bear in mind that China is battling it too, no one is to blame for it. But WHO is to blame for America having the worst death rate? WHO is responsible for all the lies, unrest and problems of 2020? You get only one guess.

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Genius. That’s exactly what Orange did. The poor state governors were entirely helpless to do anything in the face of the active federal crippling of their efforts.

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He's just stating the obvious here. Sean's actions have spoken much louder than what the egotistical dictator ever did, or say.

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Par for the course for Hollywood "libs". Say nothing about China unleashing the virus upon the World

What does China have to do with the comprehensive mismanagement of Covid by Trump once it hit American shores? Are you claiming that once it started to hit American people there wasn't a thing Trump could do about it because, you know, it started in China? You anti-liberals don't have a live shot in the armoury against people like Penn (and I'm not at all a fan of his) because Penn actually tried to do something positive about it, rather than lie, obfuscate, prevaricate, and divide not only the USA but the world at large in the way that Trump tried to do, and paid for it at the election.

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How do you eliminate the possibility of another nation releasing near a virus lab in China, to try to place the blame on China?

Because Wuhan is in the center of China.

That would seem to make it all the better reason to choose that as a location.

So again, how have you ruled it out, you only provided motivation to do it there in your last response.

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Once you give up debating and resort to personal attacks, you have already lost.

What debate?

Ok let’s try it.

”Sean Penn apologized to China”

”No, he didn’t. You’re mistaking him for John Cena or purposefully trying to tar all celebrities you don’t like with the same brush”

End of debate. You’re welcome.

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Just saying "China" and notice how quick you came to defend.

Defend who? I didn’t mention China first, I was simply informing that poster he/she was mistaken. Where is the connection to China in the article? Did you read it?

I have yet to hear you say anything about China or Cuomo.*

Why should I? This is an article about Sean Penn. You also seem confused.

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Say nothing about China unleashing the virus upon the World

How do you eliminate the possibility of another nation releasing near a virus lab in China, to try to place the blame on China?

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"When my team and I would come home from test and vaccination sites at night... watching the maddening news, it really felt like there was someone with a machine gun, gunning down communities that were the most vulnerable from a turret at the White House," Penn said of former President Donald Trump's administration.

"We were, not only as a country but as a world, let down and ultimately neglected, misinformed, had truth and reason assaulted, under what was in all terms, an obscene administration, humanly and politically," he added.

I'm not sure what he means.

Is Penn suggesting that Trump was responsible for creating the virus? (He wasn't)

Is Penn suggesting that Trump was withholding the vaccination? (He wasn't. In fact, he got the program started)

Is Penn suggesting that Trump was directing for the virus to be kept from certain communities? (He never did.)

Is Penn suggesting that Trump should have made the virus sooner? (That's not what presidents do)

Penn is venting his frustration about something that has nothing to do with Trump.

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Guys like this one keep on blaming politicians, in this case Trump and his crew. But keep on failing to recognize the true responsible party or individual for what happened then, the guy in the mirror.

True that Trump was by far not the best leader of a nation ever during the pandemic. Greatly downplayed the virus, blamed other Europe and China for what was clearly USA's fault, talked crazy like let's inject disinfectant into the body.

But that's all one guy. President but still just one guy. The real and true responsible parties for what happened last year were white boys marching true the streets of US with a bazooka and big guns. Those crying out loud "my body, my choice." Religious leaders who couldn't put their services aside cause "we serve God." Black Lives Matter demonstrations were another, if not the biggest guilty parties when it comes to spreading the virus (and hate). Like all of a sudden they all forgot about Covid. Far left activists taking control of police stations and letting anarchy taking over. Increased racism across the nation. Etc.

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How do you eliminate the possibility of another nation releasing near a virus lab in China, to try to place the blame on China?

Because Wuhan is in the center of China.

That would seem to make it all the better reason to choose that as a location.

So again, how have you ruled it out, you only provided motivation to do it there in your last response.

It was a virus that was made in a lab in Wuhan. Not anywhere else. That's why it's the 'Wuhan Virus'. The Delta variant is named such for the place it was discovered.

Where there's smoke, there's fire. China made the virus, or at least allowed it to become a global pandemic. There is nothing more.

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You seem confused. When did Penn apologise to China? All “Hollywood libs” are the same are they?

Just saying "China" and notice how quick you came to defend. I have yet to hear you say anything about China or Cuomo.

Must be nice to have such a simple childlike view of the world, comforting

Once you give up debating and resort to personal attacks, you have already lost.

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How do you eliminate the possibility of another nation releasing near a virus lab in China, to try to place the blame on China?

Because Wuhan is in the center of China.

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Penn is a brilliant actor. He’s done good work re COVID. He’s entitled to give his opinions, but in this case, he’s wrong.

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Par for the course for Hollywood "libs". Say nothing about China unleashing the virus upon the World but instead apologize to them for calling Taiwan a country. Don't want to mess up the cash flow.

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Sean Penn is so brave for saying that.

Such courage.

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 Don't want to mess up the cash flow.

Exactly, you notice nothing was said about Gavin Newsom. Covid regulations are made by the States. If things go wrong and there is a "D" by the governor's name, blame the President.

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Thomas TankToday  09:54 am JST

"When my team and I would come home from test and vaccination sites at night... watching the maddening news, it really felt like there was someone with a machine gun, gunning down communities that were the most vulnerable from a turret at the White House," Penn said of former President Donald Trump's administration.

"We were, not only as a country but as a world, let down and ultimately neglected, misinformed, had truth and reason assaulted, under what was in all terms, an obscene administration, humanly and politically," he added.

I'm not sure what he means. 

Is Penn suggesting that Trump was responsible for creating the virus? (He wasn't)

Is Penn suggesting that Trump was withholding the vaccination? (He wasn't. In fact, he got the program started)

Is Penn suggesting that Trump was directing for the virus to be kept from certain communities? (He never did.)

Is Penn suggesting that Trump should have made the virus sooner? (That's not what presidents do)

Penn is venting his frustration about something that has nothing to do with Trump.

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Clueless , it isnt the first time this chump has been outspoken and wrong !

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Penn puts his money where his mouth is, but he’s one of them “Hollywood libs” which will ruffle the feathers of those who often claim to like straight talkin’.

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"We were, not only as a country but as a world, let down and ultimately neglected, misinformed, had truth and reason assaulted, under what was in all terms, an obscene administration, humanly and politically," he added.

No, we were not.

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