Trump Tweets “Crazy,” for Tuesday’s Open Thread

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Tuesday.

The Stock Market is rallying with the DOW hovering up around 1,800 points.

For Tuesday President Impeached has tweeted 12 times and retweeted 8 times.

Who knew being President during a pandemic would be hard???

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has 11 more tweets on the subject of his actions regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

According to John Hopkins the coronavirus is now present in 169 countries/regions. There are currently as of Tuesday morning, 395,647 confirmed cases of the virus, with 17,241 deaths globally, while 103,317 worldwide have totally recovered.

In the U.S. there are at this moment 46,485 confirmed cases of the virus, with 591 deaths. Hopkins has no data regarding the total recovered.

For What It’s Worth.

On Sunday the New York Times reported that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and heads of major corporations have “lobbied the administration against using the [Defense Production] act. They say the move could prove counterproductive, imposing red tape on companies precisely when they need flexibility to deal with closed borders and shuttered factories.”

What is the Defense Production Act?

According to the Military Times, the Defense Production Act gives:

the federal government broad authority to direct private companies to meet the needs of the national defense.
Over the decades, the law’s powers have been understood to encompass not only times of war but also domestic emergency preparedness and recovery from terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
The act authorizes the president to require companies to prioritize government contracts and orders seen as necessary for the national defense, with the goal of ensuring that the private sector is producing enough goods needed to meet a war effort or other national emergency.

Military Times. 03/19/2020.

It also authorizes the President to “use loans, direct purchases and other incentives to boost the production of critical goods and essential materials.

Other provisions authorize the federal government to establish voluntary agreements with private industry and to block foreign mergers and acquisitions seen as harmful to national security.”

It’s being reported this morning that Ford announced it will be working with 3M and GE Healthcare to produce medical equipment and protective gear for healthcare workers.

CNN Business explains that Ford will also be working with 3M to produce “a new kind of Powered Air-Purifying Respirator for healthcare workers, while also helping to increase production of 3M’s current respirator device.”

Last Friday according to CNN Business said they will be working with “Ventec Life Systems to help increase its production of ventilators for hospital patients.” On Monday the two companies announced, “that Ventec “is now planning exponentially higher ventilator production as fast as possible” as a result of the partnership. GM said it is also looking into producing the devices at its Kokomo, Indiana, electronics assembly plant.”

Ford and GM are reportedly coordinating their efforts to ensure that they do not put a strain on suppliers.

We move on to thanking people for their support, offering condolences to a miners family, bashing the media, and pushing books of his supporters.

Dr. Fauci has not been present at briefings for a couple of days.

NPR is reporting that an Arizona man and his wife ingested a form of chloroquine after hearing President Impeached call the chemical a possible “game changer,” in the fight against the pandemic. The man died shortly after arriving to the hospital of cardiac arrest.

Banner Health Hospital said in a statement, “the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks,” it has no relation to the drug known to treat malaria.

Banner Health stressed that while people are afraid right now they still should avoid attempting to self-medicate either as a prevention of the virus or to cure it.

The man’s wife spoke with NBC News and explained that she’d watched “televised briefings during which President Trump talked about the potential benefits of chloroquine. Even though no drugs are approved to prevent or treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, some early research suggests it may be useful as a therapy.”

I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, ‘Hey, isn’t that the stuff they’re talking about on TV? We were afraid of getting sick.

NBC News. 03/23/2020.

He moves on to explain that the Defense Production Act is in full force, but we aren’t using it right now.

Question how can something be “in full force,” yet, not being used at the same time?

He moves on to bashing the Democrats over the coronavirus stimulus package.

From the Democratic proposal sent out Monday night.

PDF Pg. 975.
PDF pg. 976.
PDF pg. 976.
PDF pg. 977.

Tuesday morning.

He moves from deal or no deal to explain that “our people,” want to get back to work.

If a bar holds 100 people, offers dancing, how the hell can they practice “social distancing?” Sure, there is line dancing, but drunk people tend to be handsy people.

A movie theater has the same problem, we share armrests, are they going to remove chairs and allow only six feet of distance between movie goers?

It’s insane as the number of infected climb, including Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who showed no signs of the disease but tested positive for the virus, to lift the restrictions now.

Social distancing works in places like parks, or mountain trials, mostly anyway, it works at drive-thru windows, again mostly, or grocery stores. It will not work at malls, at bars, or movie houses.

Also as an aside, our economy is not “shut-down,” the economic picture has just shifted, Walmart is still attempting to hire up to 150,000 people as are supermarkets in order to keep up with demand on goods, as well as Amazon.

He moves away from the idea that preventing the spread of the disease is worse than keeping people out of bars, because economy or something to focus on self-promoting.

This might be a live feed for the event, but I’m not 100 percent sure.

This post maybe update within reason.

This is an Open Thread.

About the opinions in this article…

Any opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this website or of the other authors/contributors who write for it.

About Tiff 2655 Articles
Member of the Free Press who is politically homeless and a political junkie.