Trump Tweets “90% GREAT,” for Friday’s Open Thread

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It’s Friday.

For Friday President Impeached has tweeted 12 times so far.

His first tweet for Friday was posted @ 1:19 a.m. D.C. time, in which he explains that China has been through “much and has developed a strong understanding of the Virus.”

Prior to his early morning tweet offering “much respect!,” to President Xi of China, President Impeached spoke with super-super fan Fox News show host Sean Hannity.

12 hours before President Impeached praised China…


President Impeached moved on from his praise of China, to bash a Republican Congressman.

On Thursday Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) tweeted his thoughts regarding the stimulus package that passed the Senate late Wednesday.

The Washington Post reported on Friday that the House had hoped they could pass the measure by a “voice vote.”

That would not require members to show up in person. Those who wanted to could come to the Capitol to speak in favor of or against the legislation that will send $1,200 payments to many Americans and free up large loans for businesses of every size. If they used a “voice vote,” members in quarantine or who simply did not want to travel would not have to do so.

The Washington Post. 03/27/2020.

They go on to say that the House opened at 9 a.m. D.C. time, with about two dozen lawmakers present spread out across the House Chamber. Massie “whose possible objection forced his colleagues to return to the Capitol — sat in the second-to-last row, a normal spot for the most conservative members. His intentions were unknown.”

They add, “as Trump posted those tweets, the Kentucky Republican was off the House floor. A minute or two later he returned, staring at this phone, and took his seat near the center aisle. It was unclear if Massie was going to speak during debate.”

I’m not sure how Massie is, “empowering the Radical Left Democrats,” by objecting to more debt, nor how it, makes “their War on the 2nd Amendment more and more difficult to win,” as this bill is not about gun rights, it’s about spending.

As to President Impeached calling Massie a “third-rate grandstander.”

First, it takes one to know one, second, maybe he is, as the bill is likely to pass regardless of his objection, this could all be a political stunt.

However, grandstanding or not, Massie is a dully elected Congressman he does have the right to force a floor vote, to put all members on the record either for or against the bill. He is a co-equal member of Government, President Impeached is not his boss, the people that voted for him, elected him to office, they are his boss and they will either support him in November or they will “fire,” him.

It’s not that I’m unaware the virus is deadly, it is, that does not chance Massie’s right to force a vote on the spending of $2.2 trillion.

President Impeached moves away from bashing a co-equal Republican member of government to whine about “Fake News.”

From the Washington Post article regarding the Washington Post-ABC News Poll:

On the political front, President Trump narrowly wins approval for his handling of the outbreak, and his overall approval rating has grown five percentage points since February, to 48 percent, even as most Americans say he was too slow to take action in the early days of the virus’s spread. The rise in Trump’s approval rating, however, is far smaller than some other presidents have experienced in times of national crisis.

Washington Post. 03/27/2020

The Poll was conducted between March 22nd through March 25th. They spoke with 1,003 adults with 75 percent reached by cellphone and 25 percent reached by landline.

From the detailed methodology that appears on pg. 7 and 8.; All error margins have been adjusted to account for the survey’s design effect, which is 1.2 for this survey. The design effect is a factor representing the survey’s
deviation from a simple random sample and takes into account decreases in precision due to sample design and weighting procedures. Surveys that do not incorporate a design effect overstate their precision.

Washington Post-ABC News Poll. 03/27/2020.

Moving away from bragging about a poll he feels should be 10 points higher, he attacks private business GM.

On Thursday The New York Times reported that a planned announcement “between General Motors and Ventec Life Systems that would allow for the production of as many as 80,000 desperately needed ventilators to respond to an escalating pandemic when word suddenly came down that the announcement was off.”

According to government officials the decision to cancel the announcement came after, “the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it needed more time to assess whether the estimated cost was prohibitive. That price tag was more than $1 billion, with several hundred million dollars to be paid upfront to General Motors to retool a car parts plant in Kokomo, Ind., where the ventilators would be made with Ventec’s technology.”

They go on to say that the deal might still happen. The officials also contend that the initial “promise that the joint venture could turn out 20,000 ventilators in short order had shrunk to 7,500, with even that number in doubt.”

Axios said they confirmed the cancelled announcement after the New York Times was the first to report the news.

For those wondering as I did, what “Invoke “P,”” meant, President Impeached explains:

After bashing GM the car company for being unable to build in lightening speed medical ventilators he announces that an announcement will be maybe later today regarding purchased ventilators.

Back to the New York Times article from Thursday; Longtime emergency managers at FEMA are working with military officials to sort through the competing offers and federal procurement rules while under pressure to give President Trump something to announce.

Also worth noting; During his interview with super-super fan Hannity, President Impeached said he didn’t believe that they would need between 30,000 and 40,000 ventilators.

According to President Impeached: you know you go into major hospitals sometimes they’ll have two ventilators and now all of sudden they are saying can we order 30,000 ventilators, so–look, it’s a very bad situation. We haven’t seen anything like it, but the end result is we’ve got to get back to work and I think we can start by opening up certain parts of the country.

He switches gears to go back to bashing Fake News.

On Thursday The New York Times reported that, “Of the 75 senior positions at the Department of Homeland Security, 20 are either vacant or filled by acting officials, including Chad F. Wolf, the acting secretary who recently was unable to tell a Senate committee how many respirators and protective face masks were available in the United States.”

From the article:

Some 80 percent of the senior positions in the White House below the cabinet level have turned over during Mr. Trump’s administration, with about 500 people having departed since the inauguration. Mr. Trump is on his fourth chief of staff, his fourth national security adviser and his fifth secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

One example is the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is legally meant to back up the nation’s health care system in an emergency. On Thursday, the Office of Inspector General at the department released a report detailing red flags in its preparedness for the crisis.

The Department of Homeland Security, the agency tasked with screening at airports and carrying out the travel restrictions that were Mr. Trump’s first major action to combat the coronavirus, is full of vacancies. Of the 75 senior positions listed on the department’s website, 20 are either vacant or filled by acting officials.

Even the Pentagon, which is broadly viewed as better positioned than many other agencies for the pandemic response, is not immune. More than a third of all Senate-confirmed civilian positions at the Defense Department are vacant or filled by temporary officials, a peak level for the administration outside of the transition period, according to Pentagon statistics. Of 60 senior positions, 21 lack permanent appointees.

The New York Times. 03/26/2020.

President Impeached pivots back to ventilators.

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted…

He switches gears once again to praise John Kerry for having a “good sense of humor,” which President Impeached didn’t even know Kerry had.

In Other News.

As the News Blender reported the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Shortly after Johnson’s announcement UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock also said he tested positive for the virus and is self-isolating at home.

The number of infected with the coronavirus in the U.S., according to John Hopkins as of Friday morning; 86,012 confirmed cases, 1,301 people have died from the virus, and 753 are in total recovery.

It’s unlikely I will be able to update the post today, but maybe…

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