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Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus

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By STEVE PEOPLES, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER

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The current occupant of the White House has not stopped his reelection campaign since the 8th of November, 2016.

It’s time that he pays attention to We the People of the United States of America and not only to his political base.

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@yamada1043 Some are going to say that it is time that Trump pays attention not only to himself, but to the people.

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There have probably been a few time when he had wished that he had never won that election.

I have a feeling that now is one of those times.

gary

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"Oh Mr Trump! How amazingly quickly and aggressively you .... uh ....called the corona virus pandemic a Democrats and China hoax!

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Mukashiyokatta, don’t you mean, “Oh Dr Trump!” ???

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“I really think he’s done everything humanly possible. I don’t know what else he could do,” said Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a Trump confidant.

I often wonder why they feel the need to include utterly useless comments from out of touch sycophants.

> But governors across the nation, including some Republicans, have screamed for additional assistance from the federal government. They warn of dangerous shortages of protective equipment for medical professionals on the front lines of the outbreak and ventilators that can help keep the death toll from exploding. Other critics suggest Trump can take a much more aggressive posture in forcing stricter social distancing rules upon reluctant state officials, while ordering all domestic flights and international arrivals grounded

He could start somewhere in there, Jerry.

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I find this article to shine a misguided semi-positive light on the complete and utter FAILURE Trump is and has been to all Americans and the rest of the world.

He is a proven liar, cheater and incompetent businessman who has trampled Constitutional rights and offended dozens of world leaders, journalists and scientists.

He's racist, xenophobic and nasty, without any ability to show compassion or admit to a single mistake. He has been entirely ineffective from the outset of this crisis; in fact, he's made it exponentially worse.

There has never been a worse president in the history of the USA. When your very first government job is President, thanks to a rigged and bogus election, this is the type of nightmare that defines life in the USA today.

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So when Trump won the election he never expected to win and his wife started to cry. I think she was crying for the American people, turns out she had every right to cry.

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Excited to see posts responding to this article which is critical of Trump and his politics be deleted for being critical of Trump and his politics.

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"There have probably been a few time when he had wished that he had never won that election."

Not nearly as many times as I've wished he hadn't...

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Today there are reports that the White House was briefed by intelligence officials multiple times back in November about the coronavirus. They stated that it was altering people's lifestyles there, posed a threat to U.S. forces in Asia and was possibly going to be a cataclysmic event. Proper action way back then could have really made a huge difference. As Commander-in-Chief it is critical to act on such intelligence and this has to go down as a big failure on the president's part.

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The bottom of Trump's barrel has fallen out and if he can't get it right by November his winning chances will decrease.

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Those grim realities are testing Trump’s leadership

In fairness, Trump has been a good 'leader' for his fellow global elite. And his family's fortunes. They've done better under his 'leadership' than ever before. The rest of the country has been trickled down on. Though he botched the response to the virus from the start, if - if - he can listen to the experts he might pass the 'test'. Using the inflated grading curve, that would give him a solid D.

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This unstable low-IQ man-child never really had any intention of being POTUS and only wanted the attention for the sake of the Tr*mp brand. He treated the election campaign as a game, and got what he 'wanted'.

He still thinks it's a game. Well, people are dying because of his being useless, unsympathetic, selfish and ignorant.

The sad thing is that he's not the worst thing. What I find more horrific is the number of people who still stand behind him and believe every single word he says. And the minions and spineless people in the republican party and fox news.

And please, JT, stop showing all these high-definition close-up photos with every single article about Tr*mp.

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As pandemic deepens, Trump cycles through targets to blame.

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The bottom of Trump's barrel has fallen out and if he can't get it right by November his winning chances will decrease.

Doubt it, as bad as Biden is, like Sanders didn’t win and all you liberals said he would, Biden won’t win either, he’s just not there anymore, but having said that, Trump would be politically in trouble if he didn’t act and put emotions he’s done to keep the country afloat this is why his poll numbers continue to remain steady. Most people know it’s not his fault for what happened, we had a massive economy and the virus wiped that out overnight thanks to what China has unleashed and if people want to criticize him for bungling this in the beginning, it’s fair, but he’s been on the ball every since and the people know that, so he should sail easily into a second term.

46% on handling this virus, that’s very good news for the President.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/public_approval_of_president_trumps_handling_of_the_coronavirus-7088.html

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Guessing he ran his businesses the same way he runs the USA. No wonder he has so many bankruptcies under his belt.

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@bass4fMost people know it’s not his fault for what happened

Most people? I fail to see how it's not Trump's fault he took so long to take action, and to this day continues to mix messages and continues to say things medical experts disagree with. Unless you're parroting Trump's 'I don't take responsibility for that' and like him pointing fingers of blame at others.

we had a massive economy 

No question Trump amped up the solid economy he inherited (story of Trump's life) from Obama, in part by increasing government spending to record high levels, an economy many economists said was due for a 'correction' prior to the virus.

he people know that,

The people? His supporters, perhaps. Remember, the majority of US voters did NOT vote for him.

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Most people they have a bit of a clue understand that Donny’s bump in approval is a natural reaction of Americans in a time of crisis. It’s referred to as rally around the flag.

Anyone with a measurable intelligence knows that this bump fades with time, and with Donny’s bumbling incompetence, the drip will be swift and deep. ROFL!

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Doubt it, as bad as Biden is, like Sanders didn’t win and all you liberals said he would, Biden won’t win either, he’s just not there anymore,

whether you support Sanders or not , he just wasn't winning enough at the polls, and he just keep falling behind. He wasn't forced out by all the Hillary conspiracies people still play today, it's almost mathematically impossible for him to continue.

46% on handling this virus, that’s very good news for the President.

Bush was at 90% after 911, then fell to 25% when he left. This pandemic isn't over yet, All Trump has left is pass the blame, economy and unemployment is only going downhill from here. 10 million unemployed and angry relatives of the dead will likely vote come November

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Most people? I fail to see how it's not Trump's fault he took so long to take action, and to this day continues to mix messages and continues to say things medical experts disagree with.

No, it’s not all his fault. As President you do rely on your medical advisors to guide you and give you advice and Dr, Barbot in the early stages of the development of this pandemic, she downplayed it, so of course she gets the blame, the medical advisor, that’s her expertise....supposedly.

Unless you're parroting Trump's 'I don't take responsibility for that' and like him pointing fingers of blame at others.

He already did.

we had a massive economy 

No question Trump amped up the solid economy he inherited (story of Trump's life)

What? Not at all.

https://townhall.com/columnists/carljackson/2018/09/10/5-reasons-obama-cant-take-credit-for-trumps-good-economy-n2517586

The people? His supporters, perhaps. Remember, the majority of US voters did NOT vote for him.

California doesn’t call the elections, the EC is how we pick Presidents, not the popular vote.

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No, it’s not all his fault. As President you do rely on your medical advisors to guide you and give you advice and Dr, Barbot in the early stages of the development of this pandemic, she downplayed it, so of course she gets the blame, the medical advisor, that’s her expertise....supposedly.

Dr. Barbit is not an employee of Donny’s flaming clown car of an administration, which means Donny wasn’t relying on her. What part of this don’t you understand? Smh.

He already did.

No, Donny hasn’t taken responsibility for anything.

California doesn’t call the elections, the EC is how we pick Presidents, not the popular vote.

The EC determines who becomes president; it does not indicate who the people support, the popular vote does. What part of that doesn’t you understand?

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whether you support Sanders or not , he just wasn't winning enough at the polls, and he just keep falling behind.

There is no way the country was going to elect a socialist.

.46% on handling this virus, that’s very good news for the President.

Bush was at 90% after 911, then fell to 25% when he left.

Yes and the reason was, Bush was dealing with a very unpopular war, no end in sight and presided over financial meltdown that Chris’s Dodd and Barney Frank created.

This pandemic isn't over yet, All Trump has left is pass the blame, economy and unemployment is only going downhill from here. 10 million unemployed and angry relatives of the dead will likely vote come November.

Well, people are angry, but if They blamed Trump he wouldn’t anywhere near 50% which goes to show the American people are smarter than liberals tend to believe. Again, Biden won’t make it, there’s no way he can be for an hour or longer on stage with Trump in the condition that he’s in, Trump will steamroll him in the worst way and it won’t be pretty. But the Dems once again put all their eggs in one basket.

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Dr. Barbit is not an employee of Donny’s flaming clown car of an administration,

But she is of Cuomo’s clown car and she botched it and he as well, not really his fault, but he followed her medical professional advice.

which means Donny wasn’t relying on her. What part of this don’t you understand? Smh.

But New Yorkers did and what’s the death toll now?

No, Donny hasn’t taken responsibility for anything.

Neither has Barbot or Cuomo, remember listen to the medical experts, well....New Yorkers did.

The EC determines who becomes president

And that’s the only thing in the US that maters the outcome of all elections.

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Yes and the reason was, Bush was dealing with a very unpopular war, no end in sight and presided over financial meltdown that Chris’s Dodd and Barney Frank created

The Dodd Frank Act was in response to the financial meltdown. How does something that happened after the meltdown become the cause of the meltdown?

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Incompetence and narcissism.....what more could we possibly ask for in a leader?

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But she is of Cuomo’s clown car and she botched it and he as well, not really his fault, but he followed her medical professional advice.

At least you admit Barbot is irrelevant to Donny having bungled the situation.

But New Yorkers did and what’s the death toll now?

Irrelevant when discussing Donny’s failures, but nice attempt at deflection.

Neither has Barbot or Cuomo, remember listen to the medical experts, well....New Yorkers did

Irrelevant to Donny not having taken responsibility. It’s nice to see you admit Donny hasn’t taken responsibility, which is a direct contradiction to your post of 5:58.

And that’s the only thing in the US that maters the outcome of all elections.

Yes, for president. That, however, was not the issue being discussed; the issue was your utterly incorrect assertion that the majority of people support Donny.

You are extremely bad at engaging in critical discourse.

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The Dodd Frank Act was in response to the financial meltdown. How does something that happened after the meltdown become the cause of the meltdown?

https://www.ecominoes.com/2012/05/frank-and-dodd-started-mortgage-crisis.html

Housing Administration standards, i.e. they were "prime" loans. But Frank, Dodd, and their cohorts "rolled the dice" in regards to subprime lending, and, in effect, drowned Fannie and Freddie with junk mortgage paper. In turn, Fannie and Freddie sold the junk loans to institutional investors, who happily bought them with cheap capital provided by the Fed. Attaching trillions of dollars of derivatives to the junk they bought, these investors (particularly the Big Banks) created a bona fide financial crisis.

Frank and Dodd, who are responsible for much of the economic misery we've been experiencing in this country over the past four years, are **still unscathed by the disaster they caused. Dodd is CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, and Frank is set to retire.**

Well, I was happy never to see their faces again.

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At least you admit Barbot is irrelevant to Donny having bungled the situation.

But not to NY, I’ll bet Barbot is always looking over her shoulder.

Irrelevant when discussing Donny’s failures,

It’s all relevant. You either blame all the players or none, you can’t cherry pick. I hold them all responsible.

You are extremely bad at engaging in critical discourse

No, quite the opposite, I just won’t listen to one-sided political smears, if you’re going to make a point, don’t show the dot on the canvas, show and reveal the entire picture.

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Still waiting on accountability from China and the WHO......anyone?

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Yes, I would like China to apologize to the world and confirm these wild animal markets that expose viruses are closed.

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Trump's search for a scapegoat continues...

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In other news,

https://news.yahoo.com/new-yahoo-news-you-gov-coronavirus-poll-shows-americans-turning-against-trump-201315969.html

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Trump's search for a scapegoat continues...

So China is the scapegoat now?

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@Jtsnose

Yep. Trump’s approval rating on the way down according to the average of the polls...

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So China is the scapegoat now?

You keep trying to make it the scapegoat. Which is no better than the CCP trying to pretend this is a CIA false flag operation. Both are ridiculous, and trying to pretend the virus isn't a naturally occurring event we all face together.

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More than 20 million Americans have lost their jobs since the outbreak of the pandemic. More than 10% of the work force. The unemployment figures are going to be shocking.

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You keep trying to make it the scapegoat.

No, but China appeasers are. Show me a wet market in the US where exotic animals are being slaughtered for food and I’ll hold my tongue.

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Another day, another anti Trump propaganda article. What else is new.

The press truly has become become beyond ridiculous.

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Another day, another anti Trump propaganda article. What else is new.

Balance it out with a link to one of your podcasters blaming the globalists.

Stop whining and get proactive.

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This person thing(trump) has two priorities, trump & cash. Everything else is just an annoyance. Just look at trumps 3 year history. Bullying, bluster, abuses, compulsive recidefest lying.

trump daily attacks on people, company's, countries(including Japan), whatever annoys trump at any given time. The Retrench & Retreats tactics when comments- actions back-fire, usually followed up by the blame game, as we are seeing right now.

trump is blaming , China, Mr Obama, the Press, the state governors, now the W. H. O.

And this is just one ongoing line of "it's not my fault" on many if not most of trumps actions. The world is a much more dangerious place with trump in the oval office.

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trump is blaming , China, Mr Obama, the Press, the state governors, now the W. H. O.

and they are all blaming Trump.

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More than 20 million Americans have lost their jobs since the outbreak of the pandemic. More than 10% of the work force. The unemployment figures are going to be shocking.

Yes but they are getting checks from US gov, due to Trumps action.

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and they are all blaming Trump.

Totally ridiculous, right? It’s not as if he’s the president and should be leading . . . Oh, wait.

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Yes but they are getting checks from US gov, due to Trumps action.

Donny is a member of Congress? Then the checks aren’t really due to Donny’s actions. Well, he did sign the bill into law, which must have been arduous given how disgustingly out of shape he is.

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