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Trump brags about high TV ratings for his coronavirus briefings

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When there is a pandemic combined with a recession and a lockdown, people need and want to stay informed. What did the President expect? People to ignore him and look away during these times? Everyone needs to know, what are you going to do? They are also expecting their stimulus checks.

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"Because the 'Ratings' of my News Conferences etc. are so high, 'Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers'

Trump's ego first. A person who makes himself the center of this is one who shouldn't be a leader. Of course Americans are going to want to know what the president says. Too bad his messages are so unclear and wobble from day to day. Too bad he's such a terrible speaker. Too bad what he says has to be questioned because he's lied so many times before. Let Dr. Fauci and the experts speak to the nation. Give Trump a script to read and require him to say only what's on it.

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This is a sure case of Narcissistic Personality Disorders (NPD) what a sick little puppy the POtuS is.

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Yep, it’s all about him.

The man has no class whatsoever.

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The reality show president is primarily concerned about his ratings, and uses them as his metric of personal success.

I don't think any of us should be surprised.

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On March 26, Trump said the pandemic "was something that nobody has ever thought could happen to this country,"

Trump trying to convince his followers; no one else. His legacy will include being known as Vector-in-chief, the male who sponsored COVID45.

Bill Gates has been warning of a pandemic for years, as have notable disease and flu experts. Former White House officials have also previously warned of an upcoming pandemic threat.

https://www.businessinsider.com/people-who-seemingly-predicted-the-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-3

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What did the President expect? People to ignore him and look away during these times?

No, but a lot of Donny’s most ardent supporters in these threads have advised us to ignore him and”listen to the experts.”

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His legacy will include being known as Vector-in-chief, the male who sponsored COVID45

Even if he gets another term, this will be his legacy - a failure whose ego prevented him from taking action when the nation needed strong leadership most.

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It is Donny we are talking about someone who totally failed on this outbreak because of having such an idiotic narcissist in office its cost American lives and will many more..

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Jesus, I cannot believe this idiot. It's even worse when you read that a recent poll had him catching up on Biden!!! This narrow-minded, egoistic man-child will be the death of America.

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I am more educated about the virus than Trump, so much too say for the US President, I met a woman, at the store, she a X-ray tech, I gave her the website run by a doctor, that help her in her career

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Ok, I clicked this story and feel dirty for doing so.

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De Donnie, did anyone expect anything coming out of his mouth?

He should shut up and let people with the necessary knowledge handle the whole affair.

It's all about him, himself and his "alikes".

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That is the comeback for his failed response to the outbreak?

Conferences every week about a serious issue that you can't solve or spin?

Feeling depressed because he can't have a rally to lie to people about his fake accomplishments?

This man-child has some serious mommy and daddy issues! Nothing that you did was ever good enough, right? Laugh at by peers for being an incompetent clown?

Brag about his ratings! That will teach everyone!

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"Because the 'Ratings' of my News Conferences etc. are so high, 'Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers' according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY," Trump tweeted. "'Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.' said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!"

And just one more example that our President has a serious personality disorder. Even the most ardent Trump supporter now has to admit that they voted for someone that is psychologically flawed.

People are dying. Supplies and equipment are delayed. The federal response is a disaster.

And this sick man is tweeting about the Bachelor Final...

Hey Donnie, maybe the reason your ratings are so high is that we all need a laugh during these trying times...

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Are his actions a bit unrefined? Yes.

Does that mean he runs a bad government? No.

Does me think hesa schemin' and connivin' against medical experts and the American people? Not at all.

Do I think democrats would be handling all this more effectively or more honorably? Not by a long shot.

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Bragging about his ratings while people are dying?

Loser.

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Is there no end to this man's boasting? Will he also boast about the number of virus deaths?

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With Trump's new reality TV show, "The Corona Monologues", the bully finally got his big, beautiful pulpit, but his monotonous, narcissistic bragging before the cameras will ultimately lay bare his empty suit, revealing his utter incompetence to all but the most benighted of his hard-necked believers. May the revelation come, ASAP!

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Are his actions a bit unrefined? Yes.

No, they're highly, extremely and unequivocally unrefined.

Does that mean he runs a bad government? No.

A bad government is more than just being an arse, but Yes is the answer.

Does me think hesa schemin' and connivin' against medical experts and the American people? Not at all.

He doesn't scheme, he skips science and evidence. He can't critical think because he doesn't want true information. But Yes, he is connivin' and a schemer in general. His pals all work like gangsters.

Do I think democrats would be handling all this more effectively or more honorably? Not by a long shot.

They'd have listened to scientists and facts. Yes, they'd have handled it more effectively and without question honorably, considering Trump and honor are mutually exclusive terms. He first denied the 'chinese virus' existed, saying it wouldn't spread in the USA, then claimed he knew it was a pandemic all along...he obviously is a liar and puts himself above everything, including lives of other people he is responsible for.

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> Are his actions a bit unrefined? Yes. 

Does that mean he runs a bad government? No. 

Correct. However, we know he runs a bad government because of his incompetence. You see, there are many measures to determine whether a president is running a bad government, not just whether his actions are unrefined. I know this is news to Donny’s Fans, but the world is not binary.

Do I think democrats would be handling all this more effectively or more honorably? Not by a long shot.

Yeah! Never mind the historical evidence of how effectively and honorably the previous democrat president handled the last economic crisis republicans created.

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Are his actions a bit unrefined? Yes.

I believe the correct word you're looking for is "incompetent" - and the answer to that is also "yes"...

Does that mean he runs a bad government? No.

He actually can't run anything - six bankruptcies don't you know...

Does me think hesa schemin' and connivin' against medical experts and the American people? Not at all.

He's not smart enough to be a "schemin and connivin"....though he thinks he is...

Do I think democrats would be handling all this more effectively or more honorably? Not by a long shot.

Sure, thousands of Americans died from Ebola and SARs...

Get real - this emotionally stunted clown is killing Americans with his incompetence. Even the most blinded Trump supporter has to see that...or maybe not...

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His briefings are like a redneck yelling "looky here, ya'll!" just before he does something really dangerous/stupid.

https://i.imgur.com/3mbZ38K.jpg

or better: https://www.motor1.com/news/258331/boat-smashes-truck-towing-it/

Trump is confusing ratings for approval.

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Mr. NoidallToday  09:00 am JST

Are his actions a bit unrefined? Yes.

Does that mean he runs a bad government? No.

Indeed it doesn't but the two are totally unrelated. One can be "refined" and run a bad government as well.

Does me think hesa schemin' and connivin' against medical experts and the American people? Not at all.

Do I think democrats would be handling all this more effectively or more honorably? Not by a long shot.

Of course you don't. You'll defend him unconditionally no matter what, won't you.

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What a bunch of pathetic whining on this thread. Trump doesn't get any credit from most of the media on his efforts and accomplishments, so he takes it upon himself to do so.

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Tramp simply has shown his lowest common denominator in decency this time, with this utterance

"...Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers' according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY..."

Only a person with an EIQ - Emotional Intelligence Quotient - of a rock, would think to say something like this, in this time of an ongoing nightmarish crisis.

As much as I'm not a fan at all of Pence, could you imagine him saying that?

For Tramp - it's all about me, me and me.

If he heard the word "Empathy", he probably would think it's a disease.

Sad. Tremendously Sad.

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"Because the 'Ratings' of my News Conferences etc. are so high, 'Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers' according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY," Trump tweeted.

The Trump mind at work: Cites the NYT as a source of his "high ratings". Then in next sentence criticizes the "Lamestream Media"...

As Bill Engvall would say, "Here's your sign"...

"'Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.' said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!"

Those weren't lunatics, that was Dr Fauci and the rest of the CDC medical experts. Pence said it too...under his breath...

The Bachelor Final, Monday Night Football type numbers...

More Like "Keeping Up With the Kardahsians"...

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“You can call it a germ. You can call it a flu. You can call it a virus. You know, you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody knows what it is.”

Donald Trump.

Perhaps he’s best sticking to talking about ratings.

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Trump doesn't get any credit from most of the media on his efforts and accomplishments

Boohoo.

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“You can call it a germ. You can call it a flu. You can call it a virus. You know, you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody knows what it is.”

No, there are lots of people who know exactly what it is.

What a rube.

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@TheFu

Trump is confusing ratings for approval.

You my friend just hit the nail on the head! His bragging of TV ratings is a symptom of a textbook narcissistic personality disorder. tRump hits all the benchmarks. He needs to be recognized, and his inability to have rallies is driving him insane. He can't verbally attack a virus on twitter!

According to DSM-5, individuals with NPD have most (at least five) or all of the symptoms listed below (generally without commensurate qualities or accomplishments).

Grandiosity with expectations of superior treatment by others.

Fixated on fantasies of power, success, intelligence, attractiveness, etc.

Self-perception of being unique, superior, and associated with high-status people and institutions.

Needing constant admiration from others.

Sense of entitlement to special treatment and to obedience from others.

Exploitative of others to achieve personal gain.

Unwilling to empathize with others' feelings, wishes, or needs.

Intensely jealous of others and the belief that others are equally jealous of them.

Pompous and arrogant demeanor.
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Serrano:. so he takes it upon himself to do so.

Maybe when things get worse and more people die he can even increase his ratings.

Just think of how happy that will make him.

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Trump cracks me up, he knew full well the media would take the bait, brilliant. Lol

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This isn't the time for Trump games with more than 100,000 cases, 200,000 deaths predicted by Dr Anthony Fauci.

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Trump cracks me up, he knew full well the media would take the bait, brilliant. Lol

So, in a medical emergency with people dying, Trump is trolling the media?

Is this to keep the nation’s spirits up?

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This isn't the time for Trump games with more than 100,000 cases, 200,000 deaths predicted by Dr Anthony Fauci.

Not playing games, but the media trolls him, it’s ok, he trolls them back, stop the press!

Trump is trolling the media? Is this to keep the nation’s spirits up?

Don't worry about Trump, listen to Dr. Fauci! He’s the expert as you always say, he’s the one we need to listen to.

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Johnson's address to the UK last week attracted one of the highest ever TV audiences in the country, but it doesn't mean he's loved like Morecambe and Wise.

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Trump is trolling the media? Is this to keep the nation’s spirits up?

Don't worry about Trump, listen to Dr. Fauci! He’s the expert as you always say, he’s the one we need to listen to.

"Don't worry about Trump" - and another Trump supporter realizes Donnie is irrelevant - and moreover, a clear disruption to Dr Fauci and the CDC medical experts trying to help keep us safe...

Wish Trump listened to Dr Fauci before spouting these lies;

"It's contained"

“Within a couple of days the number of positive cases is going to be down to close to zero.” 

“This is their new hoax.”

“Nobody could have ever seen something like this coming.”

"We’re very close to a vaccine."  

By the end of the day, I'm sure they'll be more to add...

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Trump administration sent protective medical gear to China while he minimized the virus threat to US

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Trump administration sent protective medical gear to China while he minimized the virus threat to US

As well as others...

https://nypost.com/2020/02/27/cdc-director-downplays-claim-that-coronavirus-spread-is-inevitable/

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Trump administration sent protective medical gear to China while he minimized the virus threat to US

@bassf4 As well as others...

Is the 'other' in the article you referenced Dr Robert Redfield, a Trump appointee? He's like other Trump appointees: loyal to Trump first, nation somewhere down the line.

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