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As virus surges, Trump under pressure to wear mask

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In a word: “Unfit” to be President of the United States of America (POTUS).

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He's really become a liability. The Democrats do not need to win votes - just watch Trump lose them.

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Wait, I thought he's not going to "give the media the pleasure" of seeing him in a mask.

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That look from Fauci says it all.

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Trump not wearing a mask separates him from his fellow authoritarians Xi, Putin and Modi.

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Hard not to feel sorry for Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx for having to deal with these idiots Trump and Pence, who seem to think they are somehow immune to Covid-19. Sadly, there are a number of people in the US who do think, 'Well, if Trump and Pence don't wear masks, why should I?', and that is resulting in more deaths.

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Playboy logo on the mask suits him as he is the playboy politician.

Ok but why people are so interested on commenting the news whenever there is this word 'Trump', do people actually like him or just like to bash him? (Even when there is also a word 'Ignorance') (well this is one of my very very few comment on him but u guys...Hello! There are other interesting news as well)

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Asked why the administration hasn't pushed harder for masks, Pence told CBS on Sunday that "we believe that every state has a unique situation" and that "we want to defer to governors" to decide on rules for their own states.

Only problem with that is you have some Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.

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By Trump not wearing a mask he's showing disdain for the families of the 125,000 killed by the virus, for the families dealing with ongoing health problems caused by the virus, for the families unable to afford healthcare costs.

Trump, Pence and their fellow 'elite' have immediate access to arguably the best healthcare found anywhere in the world. They have zero understanding of what the general population are dealing with.

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Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.

The above an excellent example of Trump-ism; it's all about keeping their cult leader in power. It's all about pointing out one of Trump's many 'enemies' because they can't find anything positive to say about their Trump.

Trump, his fellow 'elite' and their followers have zero regard for the health and welfare of the general population.

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Politicians are used to saying everything is great, because that's part of being a leader. Trump doesn't have that "it will be much worse before it gets better" inner voice like most humans have. Also, he can't tell the truth.

Trump (lied OR did something reckless OR offended someone) seems to be news. I used to feel bad for news organizations who keep feeding on this. They should just completely ignore him for 7 days. That would make a point, but if a webpage has "Trump" in the title, lots of clicks happen from everyone except those in the middle. The supporters want to see the new direction to head. The opposition wants to see the new lies. Regardless, AP/Reuters gets "clicks."

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why show leadership when you can just show you only care about your own image....

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By Trump not wearing a mask he's showing disdain for the families of the 125,000 killed by the virus blah blah blah

No, he's showing that we're not quite yet a nation of sheep.

Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.

The above an excellent example of Trump-ism; it's all about keeping their cult leader in power

No, it's an excellent example of Democrats' attempt to take down Trump no matter the cost to the nation.

Trump, his fellow 'elite' and their followers have zero regard for the health and welfare of the general population.

You're confusing Trump with Democrats.

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Only problem with that is you have some Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.[sic]

Trump doesn't need anyone to keep him from being reelected. He's doing a fine job of assuring that on his own.

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You're confusing Trump with Democrats.

You’re confusing life with football. There are more than 2 sides and 125,000 dead isn’t a game to cheerlead. Wake up.

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Rather than protecting the wearer from the virus, a mask protects other people if you are infected or carrying. Trump doesn't care about other people. He only cares about himself. That's why he doesn't wear one.

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No, he's showing that we're not quite yet a nation of sheep.

But you are if you are his follower! You wont do what is right for yourself because your "ruler" (Trump is most definitely NOT a leader) doesn't either!"

Funny though that you would write this, as it just goes to prove that the "so-called" sheep have more common sense then the one who is supposed to be the leader!

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Trump doesn't need anyone to keep him from being reelected. He's doing a fine job of assuring that on his own.

How true! Further proof of his own narcissism and insecurity are here when he said;

Donald Trump Says Joe Biden Is 'Going to Be Your President' Because 'Some People Don't Love Me, Maybe'

He is deluded to the point that he actually believes the people "love" him!

I was once willing to give him a chance, as president, to do something to "make America great again", he blew that chance years ago, with his actions, and the total lack of empathy or sympathy for the problems of American's.

His constant "pointing" fingers, changing directions, lying through his teeth and divisive personality got me angry.....now I just feel sorry for him, as he really and truly is a sad, sick, man, who should be institutionalized.

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45,000 new cases in a single day. Florida and Texas closed down again. 47 million claiming unemployment.

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Trumps is trying to battle the virus by ignoring it.

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No, he's showing that we're not quite yet a nation of sheep.

Don't wear a seatbelt, it's a plot by Big Mhotor to turn you into zombies. Take your toaster with you when you have a bath. Just make sure you aren't a sheep.

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No, he's showing that we're not quite yet a nation of sheep.

Sheep following a mad-man? It's not a coincidence that he does well with white men without a college degree. However, even his lead in this category of less educated people has shrunk from 37% to 19%.

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Rather than protecting the wearer from the virus, a mask protects other people if you are infected or carrying. 

Not so much when used incorrectly, which 90%+ of people do. It's just a comforting blanket for those scared of the boogie man. The companies manufacturing masks are elated at the hysteria and good sales though. What I hate most about mask culture is the dehumanizing aspects to it. COVID-19 will run its natural course with or without a these dehumanizing practices...

https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/cloth-masks-are-useless-against-covid-19

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Ironic....

https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/why-public-should-wear-masks-during-covid-19-pandemic

So it seems that the same website can show exactly why masks, even cloth ones or kerchiefs or even just a t-shirt slapped over your mouth, can be helpful.

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U.S. President Donald Trump faced mounting bipartisan pressure Sunday to set an example by wearing a face mask, 

----as if the Trump hating media and their followers would take orange man as an example. What dump journalistic comment.

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U.S. President Donald Trump faced mounting bipartisan pressure Sunday to set an example by wearing a face mask, as his health secretary warned the "window is closing" to gain control of an explosion of infections in conservative-led states.

He's only the president. Why should you expect him to set a good example?

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@ Serrano:

Are you aware that Donald J. Trump was a registered Democrat and a contributor to the party most of his adult life? Do you that he switched to Republican when he saw the opportunity?

Had he been elected as a Democrat, he would be demeaning and insulting Republicans. He is an equal opportunity offender.

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Had he been elected as a Democrat, he would be demeaning and insulting Republicans. He is an equal opportunity offender.

Thank god he chose to run for the republican party. He couldn't have chosen a better one! That party is now in tatters! Most of the republican lawmakers have shown how much spine they lack. The hypocrisy is overflowing.

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Trumptards belong to the Trump cult and will never realize the reality! They are brain dead therefore zero level of intelligence! They think that just repeating the same lies will make it acceptable but it won’t! Even President Trump knows it and calls these people fools! He said that even if he killed someone in broad daylight his Trumptards will defend him vigorously! Some of these people don’t even know that Trump was a Democrat for most of his life. I’m a Republican but not a Trumptard as I have certain level of intelligence to distinguish reality and absurd. I have no problem with President Trump not wearing a mask because I still feel that mask should be worn by the infected, sick and medical professionals. In Tokyo because it’s crowded people need to wear mask for additional protection but in isolated places there isn’t a need. A mask is a blessing and yet a curse because although it assists in preventing the spread of corona virus, when people wear it they become reckless as they are under the impression that they are 100% protected!

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for a long time the WHO said you don't need a mask!

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I have no problem with Speaker Pelosi wearing a mask. Make it a whole head cover. No one wants to see her face.

Trump covers his bald head with a dead ferret.

No, it's an excellent example of Democrats' attempt to take down Trump no matter the cost to the nation.

Trump is taking himself down, especially with the failure of TrumpCare

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Are you aware that Donald J. Trump was a registered Democrat and a contributor to the party most of his adult life?

Yep! He was a business Democrat. Few of those left.

He is an equal opportunity offender.

"My father can be an equal-opportunity offender. If somebody says something against him, he will speak his mind. And he treats women equal to how he treats men."

Ivanka Trump
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Azar was asked why Trump has refused to set an example by wearing a protective mask in public -- even when standing next to mask-wearing health advisors -- and reiterated the White House explanation that the president is tested daily and is "in a unique position" as a world leader.

I don't think they have a mask yet which can fit in his jowls, they tend to hang out pushing the mask down!!

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I still feel that mask should be worn by the infected, sick and medical professionals.

Are you for real? The virus can spread from people who are asymptomatic, so even if you are feeling sick or showing symptoms, you can still pass COVID-19 on to someone else. I shouldn't even need to explain it. Sure, you may not be a Trumptard, but you are definitely a tard.

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The real reason Trump doesn't wear a mask is obvious.

As witnessed last week in the Florida Palm Beach meeting on making masks mandatory, when avid / rabid trump supporters said things like - quote -

 "...You literally cannot mandate somebody to wear a mask knowing that that mask is killing people, it literally is killing people. And we the people are waking up and we know what citizens arrest is because citizens arrests are already happening. And every single one of you that are obeying the devil's laws are going to be arrested and you, doctor [Alina Alonso], are going to be arrested for crimes against humanity...."

".. "they want to throw God's wonderful breathing system out the door.."

"...Every single one of you [has] a smirk behind that little mask but every single one of you [is] going to get punished by God. You cannot escape God, you cannot escape God. I'm going to say that again: You cannot escape God. Not even with the mask or six feet..."

"...Are you a part of the deep state? The deep state is going down and if any of you are in the deep state, you are going down with it..."

Trump as a person of true humble Christian values knows that these supporters are right and he must follow the example set. And he obviously knows that - as spouted by his supporter - that this has Deep State written all over it.

So Trump isn't going to align with Satan.

(cynical bell rings)

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And he treats women equal to how he treats men."

if we listen to the Access Hollywood tapes, I hope not!!!!

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Yep! He was a business Democrat

Really? How is business recently? He can't even build a wall. Compare him to a real businessperson like Bill Gates who built an empire.

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It's too late, Pelosi. The time to wear a mask was way back in January when she was telling people to disregard warnings about the virus and come attend the Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco, the city she represents in Congress.

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when she was telling people to disregard warnings

Trump was telling people to inject Mr. Clean. Also, how is TrumpCare going to handle all these medical bills from CV?

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I agree it is way too late. I had been neutral on Trump because the economy was doing so well, but he has politicized a simple public health act of slowing down the spread of a novel pandemic. He could have done much good and saved a lot of lives. Unfortunately at least for this pandemic it is the wrong man at the wrong time.

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And he treats women equal to how he treats men."

if we listen to the Access Hollywood tapes, I hope not!!!!

Hahahahaha, lol, I see you have never heard locker room talk before.

As far as actual results though, before the plague from China hit everyone - oh my...

https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/job-creation-exceeds-expectations-women-workers-see-gains-2/

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Paper Masks have little or no effect in limiting transmission/protection SARS-CoV2. In crowded indoor situations there is a 1-15% chance of inhibiting transmission if worn properly and infected individuals don’t touch their mask or face.

i don’t love trump, but he has a right to not to wear a mask if he socially isolates and frequently hand washes, has regular temperature checks and self isolates if feeling a bit under the weather.

forcing people to wear masks is against human rights. Next will be microchips and Covid19 travel passes and checkpoints. Already some countries have 3month-5year imprisonment laws for no mask. Orwell comes to mind.

for you skeptics, try the internet and medical journals, papers and organization press releases if you think wearing a paper mask makes you superwoman or Superman.

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Hahahahaha, lol, I see you have never heard locker room talk before.

If talking about assaulting women is locker room talk, I wonder what type of people go to such locker rooms!!!

As far as actual results though, before the plague from China hit everyone - oh my...

The virus originated in China, but spreading it across the US was all trump and his cronies' doing.

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Scientific studies confirm that cloth/paprer masks do not work in flu (aka virus) epidemics:

https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide-19-social-policy?fbclid=IwAR3Zj4tF_uc6uxuj7lkIGoGl3LjICv_VzxrV7UIPXR_LtotQ7UR3nkTAbME

Making/forcing people to wear a mask is not about Health. It is about Control.

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Only problem with that is you have some Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.

California, one of the bluest states in the nation is doing its utmost best to avoid a second statewide lock down. They recently announced the closing of bars in some of the hardest hit counties, but that's way different than closing everything down. Newsom is calling for mandatory mask-wearing to avoid a second lock down that would further cripple its economy. Not every Democrat governor is trying to shoot themselves in the foot for political points. On the other hand, Trump cares more about ratings than American lives. The truth hurts.

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for a long time the WHO said you don't need a mask!

That is not entirely true. They were talking about the ineffectiveness of paper masks. Surgical masks and N95 masks are very effective. But at the time, there was great concern that if everyone bought these masks, health professionals would not be able to get them. This is serious.

In my partners hospital, doctors get two masks a week. Only exception is when my partner does operations or treatment of severe cases, where there is no limit.

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Only problem with that is you have some Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.

Serrano, do you really believe this? This line of thought is truly amazing.

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Making/forcing people to wear a mask is not about Health. It is about Control.

As evidenced here by the media and minions that use the political train-wreck that is Trump to get leverage for their fear and dehumanization goals...

Race to the bottom.

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The mask thing is also symbolic of the intentional dumbing down fostered by "experts."

Anyone with rudimentary science would know that a porous, glorified, homemade rag, is no match for a microscopic virus. In fact, those warm, moisture sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria which cause lung, sinus and skin infections.

Only problem with that is you have some Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.

Serrano, do you really believe this? This line of thought is truly amazing.

I prefer not to keep my head in the sand. If you want, you can choose to believe that these governors are just simply cruel and authoritarian, that is another distinct possibility. If you believe that they are keeping these lockdowns for the good of the people though, you've really got your head buried in that sand. That's like believing Epstein committed suicide.

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I bought a psycho clown mask and wear that as it best represents our medical and political dictators.

It's also effective for social distancing, people tend to keep more distance between me and themselves. :D

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Only problem with that is you have some Democratic governors doing their best to keep their states' economies locked down in order to keep Trump from being re-elected.

oh perfect Trump response . all about himself, nothing to do with the surge in infections from reopening too soon, more infections mean more deaths. Trump could have locked down in Jan/Feb, America would have flattened the curve and now they'd be slowly reopening like the rest of the world, hed claim it as a victory and still have 5 months to fix whats left of the economy, all helping his reelection chances. But no his ego once again screwed things up and now the pandemic is being prolonged and most importantly meaning more people will die as a result. Make no mistake this huge F up is totally Trumps responsibility

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Anyone with rudimentary science would know that a porous, glorified, homemade rag, is no match for a microscopic virus. In fact, those warm, moisture sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria which cause lung, sinus and skin infections.

medical workers have been using them for 100yrs, scientifically proven to slow the rate of infections.

mask are effective in slowly the spread of viruses but only if over 80% of the population wear them.

You can argue all you want but the science will prove you wrong evertime

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Chief medical officer at Eisenhower Health discusses the county’s high ICU usage

https://kesq.com/news/coronavirus/2020/06/26/chief-medical-officer-at-eisenhower-health-discusses-the-countys-high-icu-usage/

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This is what happens when you have a President fraudulently sending an "all-clear" signal for months in carefully staged photo-ops where he flouts pandemic protocol while behind the scenes being protected 24/7 by advanced anti-virus defenses unavailable to the rest of us. 

Americans suffer and die needlessly.

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If they come out with a Kuchisake Onna / Slit mouth woman mask, I might wear that to enhance social distancing even further.

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baffling to see the sycophants here defending Trump, even now. They can't be real

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Yeah, but what can you say about people who've been lied to 20,000 times in the past 3 years and don't even realize it? Not exactly a bunch of Mensa candidates...

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A mask is a blessing and yet a curse because although it assists in preventing the spread of corona virus, when people wear it they become reckless as they are under the impression that they are 100% protected!

nobody thinks that your logic is flawed,, and not wearing a mask your 100% not protected. Mask offer some protection and the more people wear them the level of protection increases. I dont wear a mask at home, but when I go out shopping around strangers I wear one and keep a distance between people.

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Biden: "I will make you wear masks."

Fencesitter: "It's Trump then."

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Scientific studies confirm that cloth/paprer masks do not work in flu (aka virus) epidemics:

https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide-19-social-policy?fbclid=IwAR3Zj4tF_uc6uxuj7lkIGoGl3LjICv_VzxrV7UIPXR_LtotQ7UR3nkTAbME

Making/forcing people to wear a mask is not about Health. It is about Control.

Sure, and 5G network towers cause COVID...

Go ahead Trump supporters, don't wear a mask, pack yourselves into those arenas, scream and yell your devotion to your cult leader. Just stay the heck away from the rest of us...

Darwin will take care of the rest...

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It is difficult to fathom how people resist wearing a mask when it clearly helps in preventing the spread.

The ignorant crowd was in full force at Palm Beach, ranting about 5G, God's breathing system and not wearing underwear, it is unimaginable that we have such ignorant people in today's connected world.

And trump, who gets tested daily for the virus, wants to stop testing and encourages people not to wear masks!!

Is he our Pied Piper leading everyone off the cliff???

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Biden: "I will make you wear masks."

Misquote above. Trump fractal, after all.

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Anyone who didn't know Trump was a racist before he posted the video doesn't know it after he posted the video.

And those who are thinking about voting for Trump don't care that he is a racist, the one's who are worried about the video are only concerned that they might be outed as racists (the zombies like the guy featured in the video are proud to be known to be racists and aren't worried about the video outing them)

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You're confusing Trump with Democrats.

Trump used to be a Democrat, until he found out he can't win as one and decided that there are more gullible Republicans he can appeal to.

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You can't teach an old dog new tricks, especially a really dumb one.

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Is trump a liberal plant intended to destroy the GOP?

Each day, each action points to that!!!

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For those few people who still side with lunacy over science, and think it'll make Trump look weak, he's already long past that with his own words and deeds, especially the long, long walk down a short ramp (and it is not physically possible to have a "long, steep" ramp, by the way), the defeated walk off of Airforce One, the two hands every time he needs a drink (save maybe once, although he negated that soon after), his "bone spurs", and more. He's so weak, in fact, that he can't even stand up to Putin, who hires people to kill Americans in Afghanistan.

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And trump, who gets tested daily for the virus, wants to stop testing and encourages people not to wear masks!!

Is he our Pied Piper leading everyone off the cliff??

He just wants to have many rallies so he can win the election. He doesn't care how many die, as long as there are more votes for him than for the opposition. But he's method is going to kill more Republicans.

So the answer is, don't protest at his rallies, let them all come and watch his support base die off...

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in this case , USA were completely beaten by china. not only USA. whole world. but USA is the worst.

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The Democrats do not need to win votes

That's exactly their problem

just watch Trump lose them.

Yeah, yeah, yeah liberals were saying that as well 4 years ago when Trump was given a 20% chance of winning.

Trump doesn't care about other people. He only cares about himself. That's why he doesn't wear one.

In Sweden, No one wears a mask and they seem to be doing just fine and let's not forget some people can't wear masks, so I think you shouldn't be forced to wear one if you can't breath, the real ones that don't care are those in power that don't care what a persons medical condition is and if something happens, can we sue?

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