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Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

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By ZEKE MILLER and KEVIN FREKING

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In the pics. That is one big dude holding that door open.

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bat away the suggestion that the nation has racial inequities.

I've heard white nationalists say that for years.

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He talks too much.

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Trump added. “I’m not looking to be dishonest.

Add that to the previous 20,000 'fabrications'.

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If it wasn't so serious, I am really looking forward to this election in November. It is going to be all Biden's to lose.

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Trump added. “I’m not looking to be dishonest.

Yeah, he's not. His dishonesty just comes out all naturally for him.

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Let's face it, if Obama weren't Black, Trump wouldn't be trying so hard to dismantle the ACA which provides health care to millions of people with pre-existing conditions.

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In Trump's topsy-turvy bubble he now claims to be "up-playing" the pandemic! This is as true as another of his recent flights of fantasy that he was given a "Bay of Pigs Award" by "someone", a notion that only exists in his imagination. Why on earth hasn't there been a bipartisan initiative to invoke the 25th in order to restore America's standing in the eyes of the world?

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Trump to Woodward in Feb and Mar: * This thing is a killer if it gets you. If you’re the wrong person, you don’t have a chance. So this rips you apart, Trump added. It is the plague. More deadly than your, you know, your — even your strenuous flus. This is more deadly, he said. This is five per — you know, this is 5 percent versus 1 percent and less than 1 percent, you know. So, this is deadly stuff*. It goes through the air, That's always tougher than the touch. You don't have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that's how it's passed. And so that's a very tricky one. That's a very delicate one.**

Trump then holds indoor rallies with no distancing or masks on Feb 10, 19, 20, 21, 28 and Mar 2. After a break, he then holds another 15 rallies between Jun 20th and Sep 13th...no distancing, no masks...

And;

Trump to Woodward on Mar 19: Now it’s turning out it’s not just old people, Bob. Just today and yesterday, some startling facts came out. It’s not just old- older. Young people too, plenty of young people.

Trump in a speech on May 13: But I think you should absolutely open the schoolsIt’s had very little impact on young people.  It’s the governors’ choice. But their state is not open if the schools aren’t open. So, again, it’s had very little impact on young people, and I think they should open their schools.

Trump supporters, care to explain that...

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In the pics. That is one big dude holding that door open.

He just looks big because he's photographed next to such a small man.

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How much of a moron must one be to follow this dangerous fool?

Every word from his whining mouth is a lie....

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It's not just the doubting of the utility of masks, this administration's entire response to this has been nothing short of a complete disaster.

Got my mail-in ballot a few days ago and know exactly how I'm voting.

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I’m not looking to be dishonest.

Well, I guess there is a first for everything.  But if you don't want to look dishonest you must, as my science teacher said in my report book, try harder.  Because currently you are failing big time.  If you stopped lying then perhaps you could make some baby steps (ramp walk) forward.  Big ask of you though.

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Oh, come on Donald, make yourself smart! But I guess it's way too late for that.

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Trump added. “I’m not looking to be dishonest.

Yeah, he's not. His dishonesty just comes out all naturally for him.

I got a chuckle out of that one!

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Trump supporters, care to explain that...

Still waiting....

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Trump, in what could well be a preview of his performance in the presidential debates less than two weeks away, cast doubt on the use of face coverings

If only every politician was like him. American citizens don't know how lucky they are. He knows what's really behind this scamdemic. I really hope he stays in power.

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If only every politician was like him. American citizens don't know how lucky they are. He knows what's really behind this scamdemic. I really hope he stays in power.

Absolutely. It feels like he's one of the few world leaders who's putting himself where it hurts in order to benefit the many. The media crucify him every day, and even from this piece you can see how biased some of the writing is. Nobody writes about Biden like this, even though he's a far easier target. When the media empires crumble and free speech is once again abound, everyone, even the haters, will look back and realize that Trump was one of the good guys all along.

Peace.

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