Two months before the election,Trump and his campaign cabal are desperately trying to change the national dialogue away from the worst and most deadly threat to America in a hundred years, which happened on his watch and which continues to kill the country, its economy and over a thousand of its people every day, to a contrived “Law and Order” meme… a theme which this particularly lawless and dishonest president is the least qualified in history to lead.
Don’t be a sucker. Don’t let him get away with it!
Today’s COVID-19 snapshot:
And here’s twelve weeks of Trump lying, gaslighting and bloviating in early 2020 while the rest of the world — even his “shithole countries” — saw what was coming and took steps to build their defenses at this critical time:
|January 22||“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”|
|February 2||“We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”|
|February 24||“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”|
|February 25||“CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”|
|“I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”|
|February 26||“The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”|
|“We’re going very substantially down, not up.”|
|February 27||“One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”|
|February 28||“We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”|
|March 2||“You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”|
|“A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”|
|March 4||“If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”|
|March 5||“I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”|
|The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”|
|March 6||“I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”|
|“I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”|
|“I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”|
|March 8||“We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”|
|March 9||“This blindsided the world.”|
In his own words. No editorializing necessary.
Added Sept 9, 2020:
As it turns out, Trump knew exactly how devastating this disease was and would be. He told Bob Woodward he knew it back in January, even before the first confirmed US Coronavirus death. But he alibied his inaction, including apparently his nasty pushback against states like NY actually taking measures on their own, as him not wanting “to start a panic”. Really. There’s a fire in your basement so you not only don’t call the fire department but tell everyone in the building not to worry about it because you don’t want to start a panic?
What he wanted to prevent was a panic at the Nov 3 polls.
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