Trump Tweets: It’s Tuesday’s Open Thread

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It’s Tuesday aka Taco Tuesday.

For Taco Tuesday President Impeached has tweeted 4 times, and retweeted 1 time, so far. His first Tuesday tweet was sent at 12:35 a.m. D.C. time.

In which the President encourages voters to vote during a pandemic.

11:26 a.m. President Impeached once again encouraged voters to get out and vote NOW!

Video clips from polling places around Wisconsin. Typically, the state has about 180 polling stations, but for today’s pandemic primary day, they have 5.

According to CNN, Wisconsin has 2,511 reported cases as of Monday evening, with 85 deaths related to the coronavirus.

From the article:

Lines early Tuesday as voting began were long: So many poll workers quit that Milwaukee consolidated its 180 polling places down to just five locations — and in those locations, voters stretched around multiple blocks. Staffing at polling places looks different: Nearly 300 of the state’s National Guard troops will be replacing volunteers who quit.

And thousands of people requested absentee ballots ahead of last week’s deadline, but they won’t receive those ballots in time to mail them back, according to data reported by local clerks to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Those people will be forced to choose between voting in person or skipping the election.

CNN. 04/07/2020

In light of the virus according to the article new voting procedures were put in place by the Wisconsin Elections Commission who worked with the state’s health department.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission worked with the state’s health department to develop procedures for in-person voting that includes a public health checklist for poll workers, limiting how many people can be in each location at a time and making signs to let voters know what to do if they are experiencing symptoms. Voters will also be asked to sanitize their hands at the start and end of the process.

At their polling locations, voters may see tape on the floor with six-foot line designations as well. When they step up to poll book tables, there will be six-foot markers on both sides for voters and poll workers. Voters will step up to the table when instructed, set down their ID, and step away while poll worker examines (but not touches) the ID. The poll worker will then open the poll book for the voter to sign, step away and ask the voter to sign it with a provided pen that they can keep or discard after voting.

CNN. 04/07/2020.

For editorial thoughts regarding Wisconsin’s primary election @the News Blender.

President Whiner moves on to blast W.H.O. for being very “China centric.”

Reuters reported on January 31st, WHO spokesman Christian Lindemeier said during a Geneva briefing that borders should be kept open with people and trade flowing.

Lindemeier is quoted as saying a “huge reason to keep official border crossings open,” was in the hopes it would prevent people from entering irregularly and not being screened for the coronavirus.

On that same day, President Impeached announced travel restrictions on China.

From the January 31st, proclamation.

Section 1: Suspension and Limitation on Entry
The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is hereby suspended and limited subject to section 2 of this proclamation.

The White House. 01/31/2020.

Section 1 shall not apply to:

  • (i) any lawful permanent resident of the United States;
  • ii) any alien who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
  • (iii) any alien who is the parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
  • (iv) any alien who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
  • (v) any alien who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications;
  • vi) any alien traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;
  • (vii) any alien traveling as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(C) or (D) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(C) or (D), as a crewmember or any alien otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew;
  • (viii) any alien seeking entry into or transiting the United States pursuant to an A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
  • (ix) any alien whose entry would not pose a significant risk of introducing, transmitting, or spreading the virus, as determined by the CDC Director, or his designee;
  • (x) any alien whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees based on a recommendation of the Attorney General or his designee; or
  • (xi) any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.

President Impeached moves on from blaming WHO for his admins failure to take the coronavirus serious in January and February to focus on…

On Monday the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General released a report entitled, “Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a National Pulse Survey March 23–27, 2020.”

According to the report the purpose of the study was to provide the “Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other decision makers (e.g., State and local officials and other Federal agencies) with a national snapshot of hospitals’ challenges and needs in responding to the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.”

They go on to say that this report is not a review of HHS response to the pandemic, but information collected as an aid for HHS as it, “continues to lead efforts to address the public health emergency and support hospitals and other first responders. In addition, hospitals may find the information about each other’s strategies useful in their efforts to mitigate the challenges they are facing.”

The survey was conducted from March 23rd, to March 27th, 2020.

Principal Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm, explains in a summary of what the survey of 323 hospital administrators across 46 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico found.

Key Takeaway
Hospitals reported that their most significant challenges centered on testing and caring for patients with known or suspected COVID-19 and keeping staff safe. Hospitals also reported substantial challenges maintaining or expanding their facilities’ capacity to treat patients with COVID-19. Hospitals described specific challenges, mitigation strategies, and needs for assistance related to personal protective equipment (PPE), testing, staffing, supplies and durable equipment; maintaining or expanding facility capacity; and financial concerns.

HHS Inspector General Report.

From her conclusion.

Since our interviews, some hospital challenges may have worsened and others may have improved. Hospitals reported that their most significant challenges centered on testing and caring for patients with known or suspected COVID-19 and keeping staff safe. Hospitals also reported substantial challenges maintaining or expanding their facilities’ capacity to treat patients with COVID-19.

We recognize that HHS, Congress, and other Federal, State, local, and Tribal entities are taking substantial action on a continual basis to support hospitals as they work on the frontlines to treat patients, ensure the safety of the health care workforce, and protect communities. We present this information for HHS’s and other decision-makers’ consideration as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, hospitals may find the practical information about other hospitals’ strategies useful as they confront the many challenges they face in fulfilling their mission.

HHS Inspector General Report.

During Monday’s mini-rally, which at this point given the over 2 hours in length the pressers are lasting, minus the clapping seals, it might as well be a full-blown campaign rally, President Impeached melted-down when asked about the latest IG Report.

ABC Chief White House Correspondent, John Karl is the current President of the White House Correspondents Association. According to his WHCA bio, he has been reporting on the White House on and off for two decades. But yeah, he’s never gonna make. This is your daily reminder that our President is a child.

As to IG Grimm From her bio.

In January 2020, Christi Grimm became the Principal Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG).

From 2014 to 2019, Ms. Grimm was the Chief of Staff and Deputy Inspector General for the Immediate Office.  She directed OIG’s strategic planning, was responsible for effective execution of OIG’s priorities, and advised on a wide variety of policy and operational matters. 

As Chief of Staff, Ms. Grimm created and chaired OIG’s Engagement Committee, a senior executive forum that deliberates on OIG investments. Prior to becoming OIG’s Chief of Staff in 2014, Ms. Grimm served in leadership roles in the Immediate Office, including Director of Policy and Programs and Senior Advisor for Program Oversight. 

Ms. Grimm began her career with OIG in 1999 as a Program Evaluator and later served as a Senior Program Analyst in OIG’s Office of Evaluation and Inspections.  She designed and conducted groundbreaking work to improve quality and safety in hospitals, stop unqualified providers from enrolling in Medicaid, and improve the process for appealing Medicare payment decisions. 

Yeah, she’s totally Deep State….*eye roll*

Yes, there is a rally scheduled for Tuesday, at 5 p.m. D.C. time, or maybe 5:30 or 5:45 or…

There might be updating.

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