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Health experts question Pence campaigning as essential work

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Honestly, there is little that Mike Pence does that can be called essential whether or not he is campaigning. He has been exposed to the virus, and, on the off chance that he is carrying it, he should choose to stay home out of thoughtfulness to the people he would meet on the campaign trail. It will make zero difference in the the outcome of the election either way. Choose to keep others safe, and maybe people would show their appreciation with a vote. But no.... manly men infect their friends, I guess.

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(Narrator Morgan Freeman) Mike Pence thought campaigning was essential work. Sadly, virtually nothing he did could be classified as “essential”.

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federal rules

In the Trump era 'federal rules', like laws, are only for the peasants (harhar ohmy) NOT for the 'elite'.

Trump, his family and those in his admin have widened gaps between the 'elite' and the rest of the country more than any WH ever.

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It’s not essential work. Arguing that it is requires a stunning level of self-deception and intellectual dishonesty.

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Scandalously irresponsible. Someone call the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force!

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Too bad. Pence is not sick.

He will be campaigning despite the noise from these new “experts”.

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Just one more example of how desperate Trump-world is - they'll send Pence out to campaign even if it risks having more super-spreader events like the one at the Rose Garden....

There's a reason you haven't seen Mitch McConnell at any Trump campaign event...

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/mcconnell-says-he-s-avoided-white-house-months-because-covid-n1242634

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Pence says people exposed to the Covid-19 need to self isolate, but not when it applies to him? Even Moscow Mitch refuses to visit the WH whose hand has turned into a dark black color.

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Not sick does not equal not contagious. Pence tested negative, it’s true. It’s also true that during the incubation period, a person can be infected and not YET have the viral load to test positive WHILE AT THD SAME TIME be shedding the virus. This is what happened with Chris Cuomo among a host of others

That’s why people exposed are advised by the CDC to quarantine for 14 days. Pence knows this. He’s in wanton violation if the guidance of his own Corona task force.

And no, campaigning for re-election is not essential work.

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Being trump's lapdog is not essential work!!

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What pence is doing is not just irresponsible it is criminal.

It takes a few days for an infected person to test positive, pence knowingly is putting people around him and at the rallies at risk!!

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Did you comment on Kamala Harris having to stay home when her staff tested positive?

Harris: ”are we in Cleveland?” Staff: “Yes, we are”

Harris: hello Cleveland!

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Kamala was not a close contact unlike Mike. But she did come off the road until she had tested negative twice.

See? That’s called responsible behavior.

And these are known facts if one chooses to pay attention.

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“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris both travelled on flights that carried someone who subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus, it emerged on Thursday.”

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Too bad. Pence is not sick.

He will be campaigning despite the noise from these new “experts”.

How can this be known for certain? Is this an expert diagnosis?

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Mike met the definition for a close contact as he was massless for more than 15 min in. we close proximity of 6’ or less. Kamala did not. The infected person was on the plane but was never in proximity to her.

Oh those darned facts....

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Isn't this interesting....

The Trump administration signaled on Sunday that it had given up on controlling the spread of the coronavirus, even as Covid-19 makes its second run through the White House, three in four Americans are concerned that they or someone they know will contract the disease, and millions of American families are suffering as negotiators struggle to clinch an elusive relief deal.

“We’re not going to control the pandemic,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/25/white-house-chief-of-staff-controlpandemic-432236

That sure doesn't sound like "we've done a great job", "we're rounding the corner" and "it's disappearing"...

Trump-word is self-imploding as the realization of defeat becomes ever more clearer...

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Meadows was on CNN saying 'they will not control the pandemic'.

trump has done on Coronavirus what he did for his businesses, declare bankruptcy.

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how did I know that statement wasnt the full statement, as usual?

“We’re not going to control the pandemic,” Meadows said during an interview on CNN. “We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigations.”

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* “*We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigations.”

That doesn’t make sense considering they are doing the exact opposite.So Meadows is correct, trump has given up on Covid.

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trump and possibly pence will get the best of treatment worth millions while they go infect people who can barely pay for their next meal.

That’s what they GOP is , feeding off the poor from the Lap of luxury .

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And besides Pence, we have more of Trump-world disregarding safety precautions and getting infected...

*Several big names at Fox News Channel have been advised to quarantine after a fellow passenger on a private charter flight from New York City to Nashville for the presidential debate tested positive for Covid, including Fox News Media President Jay Wallace, chief political anchor Bret Baier, anchor of “The Story” Martha MacCallum.*

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/just-in-fox-news-president-and-several-top-anchors-advised-to-quarantine-after-being-exposed-to-covid-on-flight-to-debate/ar-BB1anZdS

Wouldn't it be interesting of they all quarantine and Pence doesn't - I'd like to see Hannity, Carlson, or Ingraham explain that...of course they'd just say it's all Obama, Hillary, an Biden's fault...

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How do we really know if Trump tested positive and had Covid-19?

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How Pence can quarantine himself and does nothing at a time when his puppet master needs him most?

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