US reaches 100,000 deaths and Trump doesn’t say anything initially

“We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000. To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!” Donald Trump tweeted about 15 hours after the country hit a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths. But Trump — on his 25th tweet or retweet of the morning — didn’t acknowledge it until around 9:30 AM ET.

Trump again claimed without evidence that coronavirus is “going away” and said that there may even be a cure on the horizon. Yet it will still be months before any vaccine can be tested thoroughly and approved.

“I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August,” Trump said in a series of tweets. “Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena. In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space.”

“… building the Arena…”? Right away Trump think it is another plot to destroy his ego…. ummm…. party’s image. And this is only the end of May. Almost 3 months away from the convention. Plenty of time for the state to open up fully. Of course right after the state opens up, they will get a wave of new cases and Trump will blame the governor.

The tweets completely blindsided party officials and those involved in planning the convention, who have repeatedly argued that health and safety will come first. The officials have insisted planning for the convention is on track.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump has considered establishing a White House commission to study allegations of conservative bias.

Trump tweeted another attack on vote-by-mail, which included several claims for which he provided no evidence. “The United States cannot have all Mail In Ballots,” Trump tweeted. “It will be the greatest Rigged Election in history. “People grab them from mailboxes, print thousands of forgeries and ‘force’ people to sign. Also, forge names. Some absentee OK, when necessary. Trying to use Covid for this Scam!” he added.

There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that “thousands” of forgeries are linked to vote-by-mail or that there is widespread evidence of people being coerced to sign absentee ballots. Of course he is whining about mail-in ballots in Democratic or Democratic leaning states. If Oklahoma did it, he wouldn’t have an issue.

The RNC filed a lawsuit against California that seeks to halt Governor Gavin Newsom’s order to have mail-in ballots, arguing that it “violates eligible citizens’ right to vote.” Aren’t the RNC doing the same? The RNC argue that Newsom’s order will lead to fraud because the state plans to mail ballots to inactive voters automatically, which “invites fraud, coercion, theft, and otherwise illegitimate voting.”

“There is tremendous controversy of mail in ballots,” Trump said. According to him. In a news conference related to his executive order related to the Communication Decency Act, Trump claims on how mail in ballots have been stolen, how people voted multiple times, how people were coerced to vote, etc. Yet, where is the proof?

White House press secretary Kayleigh “The Parrot II” McEnany is defending her record of mail-in voting – 11 times in the last 10 years by saying “Absentee voting has the word absent in it for a reason. It means you’re absent from the jurisdiction or unable to vote in person.” She says the Democrats want to “expand mass mail-in voting without a reason…” How about waiting in lines while voting during the middle of a pandemic and where voters aren’t wearing masks [or gloves] and keeping 6 ft away from each other.

McEnany lives in Florida – a state that has “No Excuse Mail-In Voting”. You don’t need any excuse to vote there by absentee ballot. Trump has previously also used absentee voting while living in New York State.

The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough [now a host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show] almost two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove Trump’s tweets suggesting Scarborough, now a major Trump critic, murdered her. The wife had an undiagnosed heart condition, fell and hit her head on her desk at work.

When taking questions from real journalists, McEnany defended Trump by claiming Scarborough said worse things than what Trump said. I don’t anything can beat accusing someone of murder even when the official autopsy said she died from heart related issues. How childish is this? Tit-for-tat?

[The husband sent a letter to Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, claiming that Trump violated Twitter’s community rules and terms of service and wanted the posts related to his wife removed. Dorsey refused.]

Trump said that he’s spoken to the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis earlier this week. Of course, this is Trump. Did he? Trump was to address the violence during an earlier appearance in the Rose Garden, which was originally billed as a news conference. But after announcing actions against China and the World Health Organization, he walked away without answering questions.

Earlier on Twitter Trump said “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” However, he can do little federally that has not already been done on the state level which controls the Minnesota National Guard.

Trump called out China for “espionage to steal our industrial secrets, of which there are many,” announced steps to protect American investors from Chinese financial practices, accused China of “unlawfully claiming territory in the Pacific Ocean” and threatening freedom of navigation. The US will no longer grant Hong Kong special status on trade or in other areas and instead will apply the same restrictions to the territory it has in place with China.

Trump announced the US will pull out of the World Health Organization even as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to claim lives, claiming that China has “total control” over the organization of 194 member states. He said China had pressured the WHO to “mislead the world” over the origins of the pandemic.

Trump is barring “certain foreign nationals from China” from entering the US and sanctioning officials in China and Hong Kong for their direct or indirect role in “smothering” Hong Kong’s freedoms. All those deals in the past year that Trump was so happy to announce have probably gone out the window. Of course Trump will say they are still in place.

Trump has gone after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying Sessions should not seek a seat in congress. And like usually, he called Sessions a bunch of nasty names like incompetent and unfit. Trump says he shouldn’t of been Attorney General. Well who made the final decision to do so?

Trump has long gone after President Barack Obama for golfing when he should have been working. He has claimed that he would be working for the people. Yet he has golfed at least 265 times in the 3.5 years in office. Trump said Obama did nothing about the Ebola epidemic of 2014 except play golf. There were 4 deaths in the US. How many now from COVID-19?

Jeez. Trump promoted a video from some [lame] band called Cowboys for Trump [you read it right] which began with the line “I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”

Even with the battles going on with Michigan, recently Trump claimed that he was given Michigan’s Man of the Year award. What’s wrong there? The award doesn’t exist.

Trump spent the long holiday weekend bemoaning everything but the tragic roll call of death [just under 100,000 on the weekend] — while also finding time to claim he got “great reviews” for handling the crisis. He went after Obama, Jeff Sessions, Russian investigation, Joe Biden, mail-in voting, conspiracy theories, false COVID-19 therapies…. Really anything but COVID-19 deaths.

So on Memorial Day, Trump attacked a Democratic congressman Conor Lamb who is a Marine veteran [JAG officer] and a former prosecutor, as an “American fraud.” Trump tweeted and misspelled Lamb as “Connor Lamm” and is a “puppet” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and said “He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did.” Except he voted for Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts. Trump said this while trying to support a Republican that is competing against Lamb.

In a poll, “Bill Gates wants to use a mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 to implant microchips in people that would be used to track people with a digital ID” were those that watched Fox News for their TV news at 50%, followed by Republicans and those who voted for Trump on 44%. Only 26% of Fox News watchers and Republicans said the question was false, with Trump voters stating it was false 27% of the time. Surprisingly, depending on which cohort, up to 19% of Democrats found it true.

In another poll, 60% of voting Republicans believe the seasonal flu kills more than COVID-19. Trump played a part in it, insisting early on in the pandemic’s surge in the US that it was no worse than the flu. “This is a flu. This is like a flu,” Trump said at a coronavirus press briefing in late February.

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One Response to US reaches 100,000 deaths and Trump doesn’t say anything initially

  1. rawgod says:

    The Greatest Fool of All Donald J. Trump!

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