It’s Friday, finally!
So far for Friday President Impeached has tweeted 5 times.
How about them jobs?
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!!! https://t.co/x0olZd3RLu— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2020
According to the linked CNBC article the February Jobs Report added 273,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, while unemployment remained at an all time low of 3.5 percent. On the flip side, those not looking for work and holding part-time jobs edged higher to 7 percent.
Asked to explain the downturn in the DOW despite the strong numbers, Chief financial economist for MUFG Union Bank, Chris Rupkey told CNBC that this, “could be the last perfect employment report the market gets for some time.”
As the News Blender reported this morning the DOW plunged at the opening bell more than 600 points.
He moves away from JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, to promote himself signing a spending package regarding the coronavirus.
CNN reported that on Thursday the Senate passed a $8.3 billion spending package to address the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. The spending packaged passed the House on Wednesday. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), was the lone opposition to the spending bill, in the Senate.
President Impeached: So we are signing the $8.3 billion, I asked for two and a half, and I got $8.3, and I’ll take it. So here we are $8.3 billion, we are doing very well, but it’s an unforeseen problem–what a problem [maybe.] Came out of nowhere, but we are taking care of it.
Moving he explains that he will protect our Social Security and Medicare…
I will protect your Social Security and Medicare, just as I have for the past 3 years. Sleepy Joe Biden will destroy both in very short order, and he won’t even know he’s doing it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2020
On Thursday President Impeached said during a town hall on Fox News, that in his second term they’d be “cutting,” regarding a question about entitlements.
🚨 Trump says “we’ll be cutting” entitlements like Medicare and Social Security 🚨 pic.twitter.com/6XRKE9joYz— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) March 6, 2020
President Impeached: When these trade deals kick-in and when all–you know the economy is the best economy we’ve ever had, it’s nothing compared to what it’s going to be. When the trade deals kick in.
Martha MacCallum: If you don’t do something on entitlements you’ll never really deal with the debt.
President Impeached: Oh, will we be cutting, but we are also going to have growth like we’ve never had before.
President Impeached then lashes out at the media, shocking no one really.
It is FAKE NEWS that @HHSGov @SecAzar is “sidelined” from the great job he is doing on the CoronaVirus Task Force. He has the total confidence of the @VP and myself, and is doing a fantastic job, as the numbers would indicate!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2020
Politico reported on Thursday that Health Secretary Alex Azar, would not be traveling with Vice President Mike Pence to the state of Washington, the state hardest hit by the coronavirus.
They went on to say:
The White House on Wednesday also benched Azar from a coronavirus task force press briefing, the latest sign of diminished standing for an official who was the face of the U.S. response to the disease just a week ago.
Asked why Azar didn’t attend Wednesday’s televised briefing, a Pence spokesperson said that Azar left for his office after the task force meeting, and officials wanted to make room on stage for Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development secretary and also a task force member. A spokesperson for Azar said that members of the task force will be “rotating through as necessary” now that the group is doing daily briefings.Politico. 03/05/2020.
Two individuals familiar with events said that Pence asked Azar not to attend Wednesday’s press conference.
Moving away from fake news, the Impeached President said that testing was now taking place on a cruise ship located off the coast of CA.
Spoke to Governor @GavinNewsom early this morning about the cruise ship quarantined off the California Coast. CoronaVirus test kits have been delivered, testing is taking place now. pic.twitter.com/Pqda00HVCC— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2020
Sacramento CBS local news channel 13 reported that as of Thursday the National Guard was delivering test kits to the Grand Princess cruise ship stuck off the coast of CA. According to Princess Cruises 45 people were selected for testing. There are believed to be more than 3,500 people aboard.
CNN reports that all on board have been asked to remain in there rooms until the test results are known sometime on Friday.
They Captain of the ship said that they were in talks with the CDC to find time for the guests to access the open deck for fresh air.
we’re in discussions with the CDC regarding time for guests to access the open deck for fresh air and exerciseCNN. 03/06/2020.
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I hope everyone has a nice weekend.