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Supporters mirror Trump's rosy projection of virus infection

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By MICHELLE L. PRICE and FARNOUSH AMIRI

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Trump supporters aren’t exactly known for their intellectual sophistication. They eschew facts and logic for feelings.

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Lemmings. There’s no other word to describe them. It’s a cult.

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Among Trump's hardest core base are those who still think pizzagate was real, who actually believe alien reptiles are real, who actually think Trump cares one whit about them.

Many of these people have no healthcare and do not have the financial means to tide them through an illness of any sort.

Unlike their cult hero who can use the taxes they paid so he can have the best healthcare possible and for golf games at one of his luxury properties.

The USA sinks lower each day Trump's controlling the swamp.

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Rational adults recognize Trump was speaking in similar tone as a doctor would to a newly diagnosed cancer patient: be strong, don’t be afraid, you can defeat this, etc. But as usual, the mainstream mediocres blew their head tops. Nah, Trump should stand up and tell the nation we’re all doomed and there’s no use living. That would make them all ecstatic (ironically though, they would turn around and blame Trump for that).

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Rational adults recognize Trump was speaking in similar tone as a doctor would to a newly diagnosed cancer patient: be strong, don’t be afraid, you can defeat this, etc.

That’s a nice theory, but assumes a higher level of intelligence and sympathy than Trump possesses.

But as usual, the mainstream mediocres blew their head tops.

This is a weird way to describe those that look at the facts and use logic to come to conclusions instead of slavishly supporting a compulsive liar.

Nah, Trump should stand up and tell the nation we’re all doomed and there’s no use living.

This is a logic failure known as a false duality. It’s not rainbows and unicorns or doom and gloom; there is plenty of middle ground.

That would make them all ecstatic (ironically though, they would turn around and blame Trump for that).

No, it wouldn’t make us ecstatic. Yes, we would call out Trump for it. You see, the world is not binary, there are all sorts of shades of grey.

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That’s funny because people talking to trump use soothing tones and speak in the same manner they would to a patient with dementia who is altered.

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Rational adults recognize Trump was speaking in similar tone as a doctor would to a newly diagnosed cancer patient: be strong, don’t be afraid, you can defeat this, etc.

Rational adults assess Trump's latest dismissive pronouncements on Covid-19 in the context of all the other dismissive pronouncements he's made on Covid-19 over the past six months and recognize exactly what he means.

Rational adults also note Trump's failure to address the issue of those 210, 000 Americans who never had a hope of accessing the kind of healthcare that Trump has done and who paid the price for it by their implied failure to be strong, or afraid, or to beat the disease like privileged Trump and his Big Expensive Medical team did.

That's if he has beaten it, of course.

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Facts and logic show me Trump recovered in a weekend and 99.98% of people who even get it to begin with don’t die.

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Yep, people are even coming up with conspiracy theories that he didn’t have the virus-unbelievable.

As the poster says “4 more years”

Trump is unstoppable.

MAGA!

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I have heard this much more from the liberal side than anywhere else. Doubt that he even had the virus. How could he have recovered so quickly? he was supposed to die! followed by personal insults about his age, weight, hair, hand size, comparisons to horrible people of the past. on and on.

But hey, he alive and will be reelected. too bad.

Yep, people are even coming up with conspiracy theories that he didn’t have the virus-unbelievable.

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@blacklabel what you dish out is what you get back and that is the case with Trump he spends his time insulting others no need to whine about it its called Karma..and no I dont think they will use Trumps antibodies to make a vaccine you really need to think that one out...

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In Ohio, a “Women for Trump” group gathered indoors — many maskless and not distanced — to pray for the president’s recovery. In Nevada, a Reno businessman dismissed the threat of the pandemic as “overplayed.” Nearby, another Trump backer shrugged off any second thoughts about having cheered at a Trump campaign event last week as part of a maskless crowd.

And they'll all likely end up like this Repub Trump supporter....

*The chairman of an Arkansas county Republican committee died from complications associated with COVID-19 on Tuesday—less than one month after his organization hosted a maskless gathering with other elected leaders. Steven Farmer, who served as the chairman of the Craighead County Republican Committee, died on Tuesday after a weeks-long battle with the coronavirus that resulted in a stay at the ICU and a ventilator, his daughter and the organization announced.*

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arkansas-republican-county-chair-dies-172811822.html

The Jim Jones Guyana cult parallels just keep growing...

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No cure as yet for the pandemic, though it's in the works. Can't say the same about a cure for stupidity, which may be terminal in some cases.

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"There’s no other word to describe them." Wrong - there are lots of appropriate words for them - just not polite ones.

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Trump and the Republican Party were made for each other.

Right now Trump is in the news for ending the stimulus talks. Just further proof that this president doesn't give a damn about the little people he serves.

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Many of these people have no healthcare and do not have the financial means to tide them through an illness of any sort.

What about white privilege? Aren’t they white supremacists? Poor rednecks actually have it hard? So poor whites, aka, Trump supporters, are currently pitted against pocs while the elite white liberals with degrees sit in coffee shops and enjoy the buffer zone they help create and maintain.

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Reality is that the daily death toll has been decreasing for two months. Nearly half of all those who died with Covid also were suffering from pneumonia and/or influenza, which are already often fatal for older patients.

Trump is right. No need to be overly scared and paranoid. Go about your lives, take sensible precautions, and isolate people who are vulnerable. For the vast majority, this doesnt need to be such an intrusion on our lives and freedoms.

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Trump sees his role as Potus as playing the Projector-in- Chief, the alpha cheerleader whose rosy MAGA message rallies the herd to conquer Covid, but if his cult followers bite so does the reality of this deadly virus, too, as many hard bitten Republican Trump camp followers will soon discover when the worm in the sweet-smelling rose of their president's projection crawls out in the remaining weeks leading up to the Republicans' biggest ever election wipeout on November 3, the likes of which nobody has ever seen.

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Unlike their cult hero who can use the taxes they paid so he can have the best healthcare possible and for golf games at one of his luxury properties.

The USA sinks lower each day Trump's controlling the swamp.

This is more nonsense, if Democrats cared so much about healthcare then why did they create something that was disastrous and over the top expensive and wouldn't allow people to get rid of the mandate that was crushing millions of Americans and why take away the private insurance of millions of Americans that are perfectly happy with their private care?

The US is sinking because you have radical Marxists that believe in taking over the entire healthcare system and let the government work it will be the solution and when government gets in the way of any social welfare cradle to grave entitlements business, it will turn out to be a disaster, every single time, now I am not giving the GOP a pass on this, but Dems are the last people that can take a running lap on that junk.

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A Dem Congressman has come down with Corona. Part of his statement (after blaming a Republican for giving it to him) was:

"I hope this serves as a reminder of how easily this virus can spread. I followed every precaution, including wearing a mask, social distancing, and hand-washing and unfortunately was still exposed. It is incumbent on every single one of us to take careful precautions in order to protect the health and safety of those around us," Carbajal said.

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"I hope this serves as a reminder of how easily this virus can spread. I followed every precaution, including wearing a mask, social distancing, and hand-washing and unfortunately was still exposed. It is incumbent on every single one of us to take careful precautions in order to protect the health and safety of those around us," Carbajal said.

Great advice. What do you disagree with?

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Supporters mirror Trump's rosy projection of virus infection

I'm glad the title of this article said "supporters" instead of "staff and cabinet members"... They know better...

They know that once you sign up for Trump-world, you either;

Go to jail; Manafort, Gates, Papdaplous, Cohen, etc...

Leave and endure childish insults; Tillertson, Mattis Cohn, Kelly, McMaster, etc....

Renounce any shred of integrity and stay....and then get infected with the virus...Hicks, McEnany, Septien, Miller, etc...

Or in KellyAnne's case, you leave and still get infected...

Talk about a no-win situation....but that sums up Trump-world - LOSING....

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CULT!

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I'm glad the title of this article said "supporters" instead of "staff and cabinet members"... They know better...

They know that once you sign up for Trump-world, you either;

Go to jail; Manafort, Gates, Papdaplous, Cohen, etc...

While the real criminals: Brennan, Comey, Clapper, McCabe, Page, Strzok go free....hmmmm

Leave and endure childish insults; Tillertson, Mattis Cohn, Kelly, McMaster, etc....

Who?

Renounce any shred of integrity and stay....and then get infected with the virus...Hicks, McEnany, Septien, Miller, etc...

Or in KellyAnne's case, you leave and still get infected...

And yet, 7 other world leaders wore a mask and Biden and Wallace had no mask, but were in close proximity to Trump and they didn't get infected, odd. Getting very suspicious about this virus.

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