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TRUMP LATEST: Trump's COVID-19 results miserable compared to Xo in China


Nation's quote "China under Xi has suppressed the latest coronavirus at the human cost of three lives per million population, the United States under Trump is still struggling to overpower it, having already sacrificed 145 of every million Americans"...

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Those are overpowering figures when you consider that Donald Trump is nowhere near getting a handle on coronavirus in this country. And what is even worse is that this idiot will not face up to the fact of how incompetent he is, leading the U.S. into more instability and peril on a daily basis. To emphasize the delay, here's a timeline...
"George Gao, director of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), spoke with his American counterpart, Robert Redfield, on January 3, alerting him to the arrival of an as-yet-unidentified, pneumonia-inducing virus in the city of Wuhan (news of which the Chinese government would for crucial days withhold domestically). Redfield then briefed Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar on that conversation."
In China, Wuhan was identified as the source of the outbreak and...
"On January 3, the NHC centralized all testing related to the mysterious disease and, two days later, in conjunction with experts in infectious diseases caused by pathogens that jump from animals to humans, completed the sequencing of the genome of the virus."
Trump lies, lies, lies on COVID-19...PATHETIC!... 


This information was made available worldwide on January 7, and on January 14, WHO made a somewhat vague announcement to the world on this threat. China's national health Commission confirmed human to human transmission on January 19, with the U.S. moving slowly, mostly observing. On January 24, a complete lockdown of Wuhan was ordered of 760 million people. President Xi worked with WHO, keeping them posted regularly on what he was doing.

In the meantime, Donald Trump was just beginning to drag his feet, setting up a task force...
"led by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to monitor, contain, and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus while also keeping Americans informed on the matter."
 Centers for Disease Control Prevention’s Robert Redfield had also been at work preparing for the disease in the U.S. when the...
"World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “global health emergency.” On February 11, it labeled the disease caused by the latest coronavirus, which can culminate in death-inducing pneumonia, Covid-19."
Trump disorientation on coronavirus testing...


It was right at this time that the Oval Office lunatic tweeted his first reaction to dangers of COVID-19 when the first lab-confirmed coronavirus case was reported in Olympia, Washington...
“It’s one person coming in from China and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
It wasn't "just fine" and as the threat continued to grow, T-rump called it a hoax, then blamed the whole thing on the Democrats, As it spread around the world, Trump placed Mike Pence in charge of response to the virus, and with his incompetence noted, put his moron son in law in charge, where, since then the handling of everything has deteriorated. While the rest of the world gears up for aggressive testing, Trump promises 2% of the U.S. population, grossly lacking.

With the threat of a full-blown pandemic, "all Trump did was ban the arrival of non-US citizens who had recently traveled to China. From then on, he repeatedly touted this as evidence that he had acted early." In the face of clear data this could turn into a worldwide pandemic from his own people, Trump tweeted...
“The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA,”
And yet more disinformation from Donald Trump COVID-19 under control...


He began tweeting that the U.S. would soon have a coronavirus vaccine, which was altogether false and, even today, it is thought to be at least a year before a safe vaccine can be ready for market. It was soon after around mid-March when the White House maniac finally came to his senses, and at about this time Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, came on the scene.

Since then it has been a tumultuous battle between the counterfeit doctor and scientist sitting in the White House and the expert from the CDC, who tries his best to balance the stupidity of Donald Trump with the truth from his office. The big question is...who will win the war, not just the battle?

My thanks to TheNation for this excellent article, which I recommend you read and support the publication.

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Could you congratulate yourself for something 600 times? Trump did


Trump has never done anything I know of where he should be congratulated. Therefore, it seems both unbelievable and bizarre he could come up with 600 pats on the back...

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But he did and it was for another most ludicrous reason, his handling of the coronavirus situation. Here is DAILY BEASTS headline: "Trump Has Congratulated Himself 600 Times During Coronavirus Briefings, Says Report." The New York times analyzed all Trump's press briefings to get this number concluding, “The level of self-congratulations that occurs every day at these press conferences is unprecedented.”
And it would seem that Moscow Mitch McConnell has taken up Donald Trump's mantle exhibiting his brand of ignorance and idiocy. According to the Washington Post has basically told U.S. states to drop dead by refusing them aid and saying you are pretty much on your own. Although he has moderately backed off this position, it is a clear sign of this slimeball's disdain for American citizens, and his aversion to our democracy.

With the current press of the public to reopen the U.S. economy amid over 1 million cases of COVID-19 in this country, growing on a daily basis, 30,000+ since yesterday, and almost 60,000 deaths, there is reason to pause and reflect on this move. Here is a statement from an expert: "Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm warned that the states starting to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic 'will pay a big price later on.'” There's more...
"Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that states like Georgia, Colorado and others that are easing social distancing restrictions were 'putting gasoline on fire.'
“I think right now, this is one of the things we’ve learned, if we’re going to learn to live with this, then you just don’t walk in the face of it and spit in its eye, because it will hit you,” said Osterholm.
Taking out the Trash
Here's the Guardian's opinion: "Trump is a danger to the American people. But the Republicans refuse to stop him." Bingo. This hits the jackpot and my blog posts over the years portrays the one man most responsible for this, Moscow Mitch McConnell. The Guardia expands...
"I don’t know how many psychological profiles I have read of him in which he is diagnosed as a malignant narcissist, or it is suggested he has a cognitive impairment, or suffers from delusional thinking or a sociopathic inability to experience basic empathy. Yada yada yada. None of it matters. He promised an end to “American carnage”, but that is exactly what he is presiding over."
By the way, he didn't look like congratulating himself after walking off the podium recently after remarks on his disinfectant decision. He said nothing. 

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Coronavirus cases          1,035,454

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Coronavirus recoveries     142,162

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2 Things: Trump approval tanking and his COVID-19 testing of 2% ridiculoua


Donald Trump's latest approval rating on the handling of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic hits the bottom of the barrel...

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To be specific, it is down 22 points and I would give anything to have seen his face the first time he saw that number. In other words, what he thinks is his beautiful, wonderful handling of the COVID-19 crisis is really for shit. Here's the analysis from Newsweek...
"As a result, the net approval for Trump's performance, which is determined by deducting the share of those who disapprove from the share who do approve, sat 8 percentage points "underwater," Morning Consult said in a breakdown of its findings.
As an example of the confusion the Oval Office lunatic has caused, his suggestion "that injecting patients who test positive for coronavirus with disinfectant could be helpful...the U.S. saw a spike in calls made to poison control centers in at least four states." It is hard to believe anyone would have confidence in a stupid recommendation like this but, then, we are talking about double-digit Trump supporters.

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My testing program
And then we come full present to today's plan from T-rump, one in which he has arranged for 2% of each state to now be tested--folks this is 4 months after he knew of the problem--and "Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, said that number is nowhere close to adequate," according to Jake Johnson of Common Dreams. Completely inadequate...
“It’s about 6 to 7 million [tests],” said Jha, “and if that’s one-time, that doesn’t do anything.”
"The blueprint (pdf) is organized into an eight-part strategy that largely leaves states responsible for carrying out a massive expansion of testing, even as governors say they lack the equipment and capacity to ramp up screenings to the level that experts say is necessary."
Trump says his role is to "enable innovation," something this White House is completely incapable of.  

A Very Stable Genius Trump...NOT


Coming from Washington Post writers, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, "A Very Stable Genius" is the continuing brilliance of those on the inside to portray a mentally challenged Donald Trump...

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America by [Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig]

I am two-thirds way through "A Very Stable Genius" and am amazed at the way these two reporters have organized the information on Donald Trump to the extent you actually feel you are in the room where it is happening. It is hard to select something to quote but in consideration of Trump's totalitarian governing approach, there was a part in the book where he gives kudos to Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president.

A senior aide describes the two's speakerphone conversations as "un-fucking-believable, like hearing Hitler at a Nuremberg rally." Says Erdogan's voice was chilling, like Satan's, but Trump has long admired the man for his ruthless rule in Turkey and the ease with which he dispatched political rivals. This is unadulterated mental sickness at its worst, when you are talking about the person who rules the freest country in the world.

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Best friends, Erdogan and Trump
Jennifer Rubin's Washington Post opinion piece recently headlined, "‘Stable genius’ or dangerous ignoramus?" is a good question but one that has been answered repeatedly over the last few months, with each time Donald Trump opens his mouth. She quotes from one of his recent press conferences...
“And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out, in a minute. Is there a way we can do something like that? By injection, inside, or almost a cleaning, because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. You’re going to have to use medical doctors, right? But it sounds interesting to me.”
This is the leader of the world's most advanced nation in such a confused state that what he is recommending could immediately kill thousands of people if they took his advice. But it was right after this at a later press conference where the disinfectant thing was brutally criticized, Donald Trump actually showed signs of doubt, both in what he was saying and also from the harsh criticism he received. He quietly left the room without taking questions.

I'm only a puttering psychologist, but are we seeing the first breaking point in the Trump facade, the latest of many that have come down the line, and are sure to eventually push Trump over the edge. A tragic way to have to get rid of a president but the only way when you have the head of the U.S. Senate, lowlife Moscow Mitch McConnell, constantly propping him up. Cody Fenwick, writing in AlterNet said...
"Of course, if Trump does genuinely feel shame, it’s not likely to last long. He’ll likely revert to his vastly overconfident self in short order."
Trump coming off the spool at a press conference...WATCH!


We'll be watching for more signs. After over three years, Donald Trump still does not know how to do his job, according to another piece by Cody Fenwick, this time in RawStory. The writer believes the Oval Office lunatic has contrived this reality show in his head, much like his former show, "The Apprentice," where he interviewed and fired people. In today's show, here's how Fenwick sees it...
"He likely doesn’t have the ability to coordinate all the relevant actors, tap into the expertise of the administration, and craft a long-term strategy for fighting the pandemic and saving as much of the economy as possible. But regardless of whether he could do what is needed, it’s clear that he’s not interested in this hard work."
Trump just cannot shed the carnival barker personality that so often shows him for the idiot he is. Like this...
“It’s just a suggestion, from a brilliant lab, by a very, very smart, perhaps brilliant, man,” Trump said. “He’s talking about sun, he’s talking about heat. And you see the numbers. So that’s it. That’s all I have. I’m just here to present talent. I’m here to present ideas. Because we want ideas to get rid of this thing.”
We're all waiting for the next episode of Donald Trump's new reality show. Don't forget, "A Very Stable Genius," a great read.

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Coronavirus cases          1,007,949

Coronavirus deaths              56,647

Coronavirus recoveries     137,720

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Why is there is no dog in the White House?


Presidential dogs go all the way back to the beginning...George Washington...

President Harry Truman’s dog, Feller.
Should there be a doggy in the White House? NO
Washington had seven dogs, one was named Drunkard. Trump has no dog. Abraham Lincoln had eight, one named Fido, who was assassinated by a drunk with a knife a couple months after Lincoln was killed. Trump is dogless. Teddy Roosevelt had twenty-four, which probably led to a rowdy White House, but that's the way he liked it. Still, Donald Trump has no dog. Barack Obama had his Bo, and even Richard Nixon had a dog, four in all. But not T-rump.

And that, folks, is what is wrong with the current White House, in addition, of course, to the fact its head occupant is a raving maniac doing what he has been doing since he entered that historic monument, tearing this country apart, piece by piece. But, would a dog do him any good? If you are a real animal lover, you have your pet because you want to give it loving care and a forever home. Our cats are treated as if they are our children, which they really are.

But an animal of any kind in Donald Trump's company is like...throwing it to the lions. Yes, a dog in this White House would, due to perpetual strife, be peeing and pooping from the Lincoln bedroom to the Oval Office to Trump's private quarters. A cat, on its first day. would observe the White House maniac in action, spray on the imperial desk, then find a place to hide. Animals know what's going on, and they know a phony the minute they spot it. Donald Trump.

Based on an opinion piece in the New York times by Jennifer Finney Boylan.

What's wrong with America?-Donald Trump...What's wrong with Donald Trump?-Mitch McConnell...


Trump latest from The New Yorker: Mitch McConnell is still refusing to rein in Trump — and things are getting worse for Americans...

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The relationship is bending
And folks it is Moscow Mitch that has allowed the Oval Office lunatic the freedom to do what he pleases from the White House, most recently screw up the response to the coronavirus pandemic and fight with the scientific experts for who knows the best about the clinical approach to the disease. On some fronts this moron has won, like the widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, in which he has a financial interest along with his cronies.

Here's the scenario...
"New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer explained that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is enabling President Donald Trump’s bad behavior at a time that Americans need a leader the most."
 There's more...
"The New Yorker explained that McConnell’s worship for Trump is really a kind of 'cynical political genius.' He’s both protecting his caucus and covering himself in a deeply red state where Trump is more popular than even he is. "It is well known that McConnell interfered with witnesses against Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, a move thought by many to have turned the trial in T-rump's favor. 
Columnists and Gov. Cuomo on Mitch McConnell...


"Columnist and journalism professor Al Cross called McConnell’s partnership with Trump 'the most important political relationship in the country.'” And with McConnell in control of the Senate, this lowlife, with absolutely no ethics and no concern for what happens to this country as long as he maintains his power, it will never get better until we get him out of Congress, out of Washington. Here's what a Common dreams writer had to say...
"A decade ago, in my first public writing since leaving Capitol Hill, I warned that the Republican Party, in its evolution towards an extremist conservative movement allied with extremist Christian fundamentalism, was becoming like 'one of the intensely ideological authoritarian parties of 20th century Europe.'”
His conclusion: "They value only absolute power or ruin." Changed to "He valued only absolute power or ruin," should be on Mitch McConnell's tombstone. The author professes a more simplistic approach and...
"simply call the Republicans and their religious and secular conservative allies what they are, and in unadorned English: a death cult."
Now that's heavy and perfectly corresponds to earlier GOP talk during the Obamacare hassle where the Republicans recommended death panels for citizens age seventy-four and over, today it's...
"cheerfully suggesting that a few dead elderly people would be a small price to pay to protect the U.S. economy in the coming weeks."
A year ago but still appropriate on McConnell's destruction of the Senate...


It is obvious how far this Grand Old Party has gone to shore up its power and what it will do to get it and keep it. It is why Progressives find Republicans so disgusting. And there is yet one more idiot Congressman from Indiana, Trey Hollingsworth, who made the comment...
“it is always the American government’s position to say, in the choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans and the loss of life, of American lives, we have to always choose the latter.”
But this blockhead took it even further with this comment...
“'It is policymakers’ decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say it is the lesser of these two evils.' This encapsulates the stereotype of the economic conservative: Dickens’s Thomas Gradgrind, the rigid, condescending, and heartless pedagogue."
And this is the kind of Republican that is running this country today, and a primary reason the White House maniac can get away with what he does. But the latest play of Moscow Mitch is his latest position re. the plight of U.S. states during the COVID-19 pandemic. His attitude is there will be no more federal aid and as far as he is concerned, they can just go bankrupt. Since the Democrats in Congress are all wimps, there is no choice but to dump them with the GOP.








Trump Today collection of coronavirus news


It's time again to review coronavirus headline stories you need to know about...catch up with the following...

HEADLINE: "REVEALED: White House pushed FEMA to give its biggest coronavirus contract to a company that never had to bid."   READ MORE...
Discarded crops

HEADLINE: "Food goes to waste amid coronavirus crisis."   READ MORE...


HEADLINE: "Poultry Worker’s Death Highlights Spread of Coronavirus in Meat Plants."   READ MORE...

HEADLINE: "He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus."   READ MORE...

Trump/FauciHEADLINE: "Trump reportedly asked Dr. Anthony Fauci whether it was possible to allow the coronavirus to 'wash over' the US."   READ MORE...


HEADLNE: "Fauci admits earlier Covid-19 mitigation efforts would have saved more American lives."   READ MORE...



HEADLINE: "‘It is what it is’: Fauci carefully admits Trump ‘could have saved lives’ if he took the virus seriously."   READ MORE...


Seven countries' female leaders effectively managing the coronavirus crisis


HEADLINE: "What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders."   READ MORE...



HEADLINE: "Furious Nebraskans blame GOP governor for surge in COVID-19 cases after he refused to issue stay at home order." 
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HEADLINE: "All the cruise ships that have had confirmed cases of COVID-19 onboard." 
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HEADLINE: "Florida nursing homes a coronavirus ‘nightmare’: Gov. Ron DeSantis deploys National Guard."   READ MORE...

HEADLINE: "Rick Wilson: Trump’s press conference meltdown was a ‘manic ragefest by America’s Worst President.’"   READ MORE...

HEADLINE: "Trump obliterated nursing home safety regulations in 2017 — COVID is showing why they’re desperately needed: Ex-healthcare official."  READ MORE...


HEADLINE: "'God help us’: Americans horrified after Trump names Jared and Ivanka to his ‘Council to Re-open America.'"   READ MORE...

HEADLINE: "Trump’s ‘delusional’ supporters will never admit they were wrong — even in the face of national catastrophe."   READ MORE...


That completes the latest roundup of COVID-19 news...























George Orwell predicted Donald Trump

  Orwell's classic, 1984 , was published in 1949, one year before his death in 1950. He died of Tuberculosis, another respiratory diseas...