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During a trip to India, the president told reporters experts were "very close to a vaccine," forcing White House officials to clarify later that he was talking about Ebola, not the novel coronavirus.

What an absolute moron. How many times does Donny have to display his imbecility before everyone admits he’s an utterly incompetent, barely literate excuse for a human being?

Continuing to support Donny requires willful ignorance.

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Another big win! MAGA!

/sarcasm

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DeDonald has spoken ... everyone believe him!

Because the man knows (NOT!!) what he is talking about.

And now they are asking for 2.5 billion $ after having slashed the budget related to "things" like this before.

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If there was ever a time when honesty was required of a leader, it's a time like this when COVID-19 is in the daily news and reported from an array of perspectives.

Trump's told so many lies since he's been in office. Making his lies worse are his followers cheering on his lies saying good on him for 'trolling the libs'.

Trump's appointee runs the CDC. Unlike most other heads Trump's appointed, he's extremely knowledgable regarding the issues his department deals with. However,

The new CDC director was once accused of research misconduct

Robert Redfield also has no experience leading a public health agency.https://www.vox.com/2018/3/22/17150322/robert-redfield-cdc-director-trump

Is Redfield a tool of big pharma? If so, he's just another swamp creature Trump's added to go along with all the others in his admin from one of the big corporations.

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More evidence of Trump's serial lying and overall incompetence....

Donnie and his minions saying the virus was contained while his own medical experts say expect it to spread across the country...

During the past three years he has underfunded and scaled back all the agencies who work to prevent and treat these type of medical emergencies...

He does nothing but issue fifth grade level tweets at 3:00AM while on the throne...some leadership.

He's a clown and a joke - just what Putin wanted at US President...

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During a trip to India, the president told reporters experts were "very close to a vaccine," forcing White House officials to clarify later that he was talking about Ebola, not the novel coronavirus.

I can imagine a brainstorming session with White House officials ending with something like ‘that’s about as good as we are going to get’.

What a circus.

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Most Americans will be undiagnosed because they can't afford to get themselves tested in a hospital due to not having health insurance.

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Each post boils down to Trump's a moron and his supporters are uneducated.

I disagree - in part. I think there's general acknowledgment among those opposed to Trump that among Trump's backers are those from America's ruling class running global corporations, many with Ivy League degrees, i.e. well-educated, just like their fathers and grandfathers had. Remember, Trump's daddy bought degrees for his son from Ivy League schools where Trump could hobnob with his fellow so-called 'elite'.

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If you need any more proof that Donald Trump doesn't care about you, witness his complaints about the media reporting on this epidemic. Is it our health he's concerned about? No. It's the stock market, which to him is a proxy for his greatness.

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Trump's just freaking out because of the stock market. Let's hope he sits this one out and leaves it to the experts.

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The trouble with reality-challenged Trump is that, like "the boy who cried wolf", when words exit his mouth they become debased coinage, which is a serious handicap for any person of authority. Trump's verbal tic, " you wouldn't believe...", only reminds us of his untrustworthiness and reinforces our skepticism re his ex cathedra pronouncements. The Corona virus is really going to get under his skin if it spreads in the USA and he is forced to abandon his redneck campaign rallies.

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@blacklabso now even coronavirus has become a liberal political attack against Trump.

Have you read what one of the alt right's media icons - 'decorated' by a fellow chickenhawk - says

Rush Limbaugh: coronavirus a 'common cold' being 'weaponised' against Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/25/rush-limbaugh-coronavirus-trump

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No need to fear, Trump has his best man Pence on the case, so no doubt God will be arriving shortly to bless America and defeat the virus.

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@blacklabLiberals hoping stock market/economy and a lot of people get infected. For politics.

No 'liberals' (i.e. in the global alt right glossary anyone who questions Putin, Trump, Bannon, etal) I've ever read has said that. Only posters who want to continue Trump etal divide and conquer tactics would oversimplify what's going on to either one pole or its extreme opposite. No one wants anyone infested. No one wants the economy hurt.

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@balckalbEasier to just say Trump has no policy

Who knows what policies Trump might have, if any. I will never trust anything he says; he's lied too many times. That he's got his admin filled with people protecting him makes them just as hard to believe. How many Americans were 'harmed' in the Iran shelling? Is COVID-19 'under control' as he said?

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U.S. President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the U.S. is "very, very ready" for whatever the coronavirus threat brings, and he put his vice president in charge of overseeing the nation's response.

Oh heaven help us - Mr Fifth Grader says we're "very, very ready"... When he says that, expect a disaster.

And Pious Pence is now the point man? Am sure he'll send thoughts and prayers. And maybe we should ask him where he's been hiding for the past two months ever since Bolton's bombshell came out on the QPQ. He and Bolton are old-school Repub buddies - he needs to be asked if Bolton is lying...and just watch him turn crimson...

Trump and Pence trying to understand and protect us from Corona sounds like a script idea for Dumb and Dumber 4...

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If one person infect a 100 person in a day, then these people infect a 100 people, then it will be almost 10000 people on average infected in a two week period

You might want to check your maths.

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trump will only take an interest when trump starts to loose cash from his own company's

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There's no doubt coronavirus is going to spread further but it will be dealt with and a vaccine will be developed.

Really? Then explain this...

Nearly 700 positions are vacant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of a continuing freeze on hiring that officials and researchers say affects programs supporting local and state public health emergency readiness, infectious disease control and chronic disease prevention.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/19/nearly-700-vacancies-at-cdc-because-of-trump-administration-hiring-freeze/

One more example that as Mattis said, he is "a danger to the Republic"...

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That statement has no basis in reality.

It's based on Trump's HHS secretary saying that he won't guarantee a vaccine to all Americans because it would eat into Big Pharma profits.

Profits before people. That's the GOP way.

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So Trump put Pence in charge of the coronavirus effort rather than, say, someone who knows anything about viruses, medicine, or emergency management. Expect zero help from the government with this problem.

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So Trump put Pence in charge of the coronavirus effort rather than, say, someone who knows anything about viruses, medicine, or emergency management. Expect zero help from the government with this problem.

They'll do a lot of praying. I'm sure that will help get rid of the virus.

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Trump urging calm in the middle of a pandemic? No way this can be spun negatively. Whoops, I was wrong...

Trump was apparently talking about a vaccine for Ebola when the world is focused on Coronavirus.

You can’t spin this as the stable genius playing 364D chess. He hardly inspires confidence. I think he’s best employed retweeting trash memes about the democratic candidates - his supporters love it and it keeps him away from stuff which requires reading and focus.

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Is COVID-19 'under control' as he said?

@blacklabThat is correct as of this moment,

And you know that because...? What source are you using. CNN, which some posters claim to follow while saying it can't be trusted. 'Corporate media' which those same posters say can't be trusted. Qanon/8chan/RT/infowars which many Trump supporters rely on for memes to parrot. One thing the Trump era will be forever remembered for, besides his impeachment, is for badly damaging any credibility government and media might have had. Trump supporters, in the US and 'abroad', have greatly assisted his and his fellow global elite's efforts to do so.

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bass: Naw, as the President he should be able to speak to the people and tell us what he has planned to fight this disease.

Even you admitted he's a compulsive liar. Why would you want to get information from him about this? Let him play golf instead and leave it to others.

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*U.S. President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the U.S. is "very, very ready" for whatever the coronavirus threat brings, and he *put his vice president in charge of overseeing the nation's response.

Well, what a typical Donnie "not my responsibility" act... "It's all Pence's fault now, he was in charge"...

Hey Mike, watch out for that bus coming up behind you - and that obese orange guy ready to give you a push...

I bet Donnie has Nikki Haley on speed dial...

Wonder what they are going to do with all those Chinese-made Trump/Pence 2020 banners?

Oh I know, they'll just use a black Sharpie and cross out Pence and write in Haley...

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Oh, phew, Mike Pence is on it! Has he ever had any problems handling public health issues before?

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/us/politics/mike-pence-needle-exchanges-indiana.html

Uh-oh.

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I’m still a bit confused by the White House statement and nobody has cleared this up.

Did Trump think there was an Ebola outbreak?

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He's throwing pence at it, and Pence too.

Useful to have someone to throw under the bus when the fan gets splattered very soon by something.

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tRump, what a 'leader' for our coronavirus times

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Would it be better for you if Nadler or Schiff would lead on this?

Given that neither oversaw an HIV outbreak in their own state and decided that prayer, not medicine, was the best response: yes.

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@longtermEverything in the world cannot be Trumps fault.

Nobody said that. Trump exaggerates and prevaricates; he rarely, if ever, is the 'straightshooter' his backers claim he is. Not surprising he's attracted so many like-minded followers willing to parrot his style and even his exaggerations and prevarications.

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No, continuing to attack Trump for things which are not his fault requires willful ignorance.

Delegating the head of responding to a pandemic to someone whose approach to an HIV outbreak in his own state while he was governor was "why not try magic whispers?" is Trump's fault.

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Trump urging calm in the middle of a pandemic? No way this can be spun negatively. Whoops, I was wrong...

I’d be more calm if there were concrete proposals to keep Americans safe, like guaranteeing access to vaccines, or not delegating the response to someone whose answer to an HIV outbreak is “pray away the gay”.

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Their is no vaccination in the near future for citizens in the US, Nada, Nyet, Nothing

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If one person infect a 100 person in a day, then these people infect a 100 people, then it will be almost 10000 people on average infected in a two week period

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Wak,he will be gone from Washington as President, before the Coronavirus does

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Longtermer, do you have basic knowledge what is leading cause of death from this virus, if not, you should not be ignorant of what is killing them

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Yrral.

not sure I speculated on either his or Covid 19's longevity.

Although I suspect he will be around for 4 more years.

Unless the theory that this is all his fault is somehow proven.

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'very, very ready' for whatever coronavirus threat brings

Have to disagree with Trump there. So far, nobody knows for sure how far this thing will expand, and he should not claim to be ready for something not quite understood yet. Big communication mistake.

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Blacklabel ,Mexican cross our border legally and illegally, they are not ask for their health paper

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He really doesn't do conference very well and many of his comments are rambling and vague.  Nevertheless in substance much oif what he said is right (at least for now).  Much like many of his other initiatives and management of the cou8ntry, his administration appears to be doing ok on this one (again, for now).

I loved the way he managed to bring a number of his answers round to ridiculing the Dems.  And then accused them of being divisive on this issue. 

classy.

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Don't know why Trump haters are having a daybout with this. USA tops the list for preparedness, has the most experts when to comes to global expertise on pathogens, and tge best hospitals money can buy (if you got the money).

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/these-are-the-countries-best-prepared-for-health-emergencies/

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Trump urging calm in the middle of a pandemic? No way this can be spun negatively. Whoops, I was wrong...

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He is throwing a billion dollars at it, what do you want him to do? discover a vaccine himself?

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according to the MSM expert, its a lower respiratory disease.

Trump was the first to get US citizens out of Japan, didnt see any MSM praising that.

Everything in the world cannot be Trumps fault. Stop being a victim all the time.

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Americans are going to die of a preventable disease because Trump is president.

That statement has no basis in reality.

Here is the press conference with questions and answers with members of the coronavirus task force -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdpxKcflza4

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Arguing with imagined liberals who exist only in your mind. Again.

They are indeed the nightmare of stuff....

Oh, phew, Mike Pence is on it! Has he ever had any problems handling public health issues before?

Would it be better for you if Nadler or Schiff would lead on this?

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tRump, what a 'leader' for our coronavirus times

Confirms what I just said. Pathetic.

There's no doubt coronavirus is going to spread further but it will be dealt with and a vaccine will be developed.

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Say you want about Trump but the guy is the only one currently in the world who has the balls to announce to the world that the virus is nothing and will pass. The guy is totally unfazed unlike other leaders who are all panicking. In his eyes this is just a flu that kills old people while the young ones recover more quickly. The guy is pretty brutal but he is not willing to see the US economy crash because of massive panics and killing it’s industry by putting a halt to everything. Being a business man as always. The whole world expect him to close borders and he still defy them. This guy is really one of it’s kind.

I really hope they will succeed in making a vaccine. They might be able to hold out, but we, korea and china has a lot of elders. A few more months of this and we would be spending the next decade trying to recover our economy.

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Trump addressed the nation tonight, and you probably saw a good portion of this address. We had the same political scenario in 1984, just before the election, when DEMAND for government intervention created the April 23rd press conference that gave HHS Sec. Margaret Heckler and Robert Gallo that opportunity to create AID$ Inc. A Horrible mistake!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-trump-centers-for-disease-control-news-conference-tonight-6-pm-watch-live-stream-today-2020-02-26/

So far, Trump seems to be not convinced of the “dire emergency” alerts and sirens, but they allocated 2.5 billion towards the research. As you know, money attracts corrupt science, like rats to cheese.

Here we go again?

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I love how the MSM now is blaming Trump for the corona virus, while their "leading expert" (seems they always have the same guy to consult) is telling us "nothing to worry about"

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“Schumer's $8.5 billion plan is more than triple Trump's request. It includes $4.5 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services to work to contain the outbreak in the U.S., $1 billion to develop and manufacture a vaccine, $1 billion to help other countries battle the coronavirus, and $2 billion to reimburse states for costs incurred in tackling the outbreak.”

so let me guess the 2 billion for states all goes to NY and California and we donate 1 billion to China?

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That is correct as of this moment, subject to change, as we have less than 15 cases. Hopefully it stays that way. Another reason why we need strong immigration enforcement and border security.

Is COVID-19 'under control' as he said?

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Even you admitted he's a compulsive liar.

I never, ever said, he was a “compulsive” don’t do the CNN thing.

Why would you want to get information from him about this?

From the same people he gets it from, the CDC.

Let him play golf instead and leave it to others.

What?

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It's based on Trump's HHS secretary saying that he won't guarantee a vaccine to all Americans because it would eat into Big Pharma profits.

of course you can’t guarantee that you use where you think it is absolutely necessary, you just can’t waste it just because you wanted, so now liberals are into the diagnosis category expertise department?

Profits before people. That's the GOP way.

No, it’s called thinking before taking action.

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Trump's just freaking out because of the stock market.

Is that what he told you?

Let's hope he sits this one out and leaves it to the experts

Naw, as the President he should be able to speak to the people and tell us what he has planned to fight this disease.

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so now even coronavirus has become a liberal political attack against Trump.

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We don’t know the exact origin of this virus.

but Yes this will be weaponized against Trump. Liberals hoping stock market/economy and a lot of people get infected. For politics.

Any response that restricts movement of people into USA will be called authoritarian and racist.

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All 2020 Dems were asked what they would do yesterday in the debate and they all deflected. Easier to just say Trump has no policy and then criticize any response he has. Orangemanbad and all.

you might want to read your friends here gleefully posting about the US stock market going down because of coronavirus and hoping that will cause the end of Trump.

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