Trump Tweets: It’s Open Thread Wednesday

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It’s Wednesday.

For Wednesday President Conman has not tweeted or retweeted so far. His last tweet was sent at 7:41 a.m. D.C. time on Tuesday.

To finish Tuesday he retweeted 6 times. 4 were tweets from the White House, 2 were tweets from Team Trump. All 6 were video clips from Tuesday evenings campaign rally dressed up like a coronavirus pandemic update.

The Live Feed.

Part of his opening remarks.

President Trying Hard to Read: As one family, we mourn every precious life that’s been lost.  I pledge in their honor that we will develop a vaccine and we will defeat the virus. We’re doing very well with vaccine development and therapeutic development. But I want to thank our brave doctors and nurses and frontline responders. The job they do is incredible, and they are truly brave.

My administration will stop at nothing to save lives and shield the vulnerable, which is so important. We’ve learned so much about this disease. And we know who the vulnerable are, and we are going to indeed shield them.

And again, the vaccines are coming, and they’re coming a lot sooner than anyone thought possible…

Fatalities have fallen…it’s a great number.

President It’s Great: Fatalities nationwide have fallen 75 percent since mid-April.  It’s a great number.

As cases and fatalities rise in certain hard-hit states, which you’re looking at right now, we’re surging personnel, supplies, and therapeutics.  We again have tremendous amounts of supplies.  We are in very good shape, and we can move them quickly.

Our case fatality rate has continued to decline and is lower than the European Union and almost everywhere else in the world.  If you watch American television, you’d think that the United States was the only country involved with and suffering from the China virus.  Well, the world is suffering very badly.  But the fact is that many countries are suffering very, very, very badly, and they’ve been suffering from this virus for a long time.

On Sunday during an interview with Fox News show host Chris Wallace asked about the rising coronavirus cases.

After President Hater calls Wallace fake news, Wallace explains that Fox News used John Hopkins data [the interview was taped on Wednesday last week], while the data provided by the White House was taken from the European CDC.

World O Meters.

World O Meters. 07/22/2020.

John Hopkins.

John Hopkins. 07/22/2020.

Wear a mask, if you can’t socially distance.

President Too Little Too Late: The median age of those who succumb to the China virus is 78 years old. Roughly half of all deaths have been individuals in nursing homes or in long-term care. In one study, 90 percent of those hospitalized had underlying medical conditions, whether it’s heart or diabetes, but usually it’s some kind of a condition. It seems that people have that. And if they do, it’s a problem — no question about it.

Young adults may often have mild or even no symptoms. They won’t even know they’re sick. They won’t have any idea that they have a virus. They won’t have any idea at all.

America’s youth will act responsibly, and we’re asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask. Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact. They’ll have an effect. And we need everything we can get.

we’re asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask…

Reminder President Trying Way too Hard has worn a mask a total of 2 times throughout the pandemic.

For safety sake, to contain and help prevent the spread of the virus, always wear your mask when in public, not just when you can’t social distance, please.

Zero outstanding requests for equipment.

President Struggles to Read: My administration currently has zero unfilled requests for — unfulfilled requests for equipment or anything else that they need from the governors.  No governor needs anything right now, and we think we’ll have it that way until the end, because, frankly, we are stocked up and ready to go wherever we have to go.

“a Trump,” I believe the “a” is a typo.

U.S. performing 50 million tests.

President The Best Testing Ever: Per capita, the U.S. is conducting 50 percent more tests than Europe, and we’ve conducted nearly three times as many tests as all of the other countries in the Western Hemisphere combined.  We’ll be over 50 million tests.  This allows us to isolate those who are infected, even those without symptoms.  So we know exactly where it’s going and when it’s going to be there.

He was asked about delays in receiving coronavirus test results back during the Q&A session of the campaign rally.

Q:  So Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have both said they want to see more money for testing.  They want to send billions of dollars to the states so they can do more testing.  And you probably saw Mick Mulvaney the other day said that his kids — it took them a week to get test results back.  He said this is “simply inexcusable” given where we are in the pandemic.  Do you think we have a problem with testing in this country right now?  And are you in favor of more money for testing?

President Really Doesn’t Understand how Things Work: We’ve done more testing, by far, than anybody.  Some of the tests — because it is massive volume — it takes longer.  Others of the tests, as you know, are very quick; they’re 5 minutes and 15-minute tests.  And those are, frankly, the ones that I prefer.

But we’re doing massive numbers, and the numbers are coming down.  And as we go, as an example, there are thousands and thousands of kits being made right now which give you a 15-minute and a 5-minute test.  So we’ll be able to get those numbers down.

Those numbers are similar in other places.  They’re also doing massive numbers — numbers like nobody thought possible.  But those numbers will be coming down.  I agree.  I think it’s a good thing if we can do that.

Q: Are you in favor of more money for testing? That if Republicans want–

President Really Doesn’t Understand how Things Work: Well, they’re going to make a presentation to me tonight and tomorrow on that.  And again, we’re leading the world.  And I think the second country at 12 million.  We’re — we’re going to be over 50 million tests.  Second country is India with 12 million.  Then you have 7 million, 6 million, and 4 million.  I think that we are doing a tremendous amount of testing.  But if the — if the doctors and the professionals feel that even though we’re at a level that nobody ever dreamt possible, that they would like to do more, I’m okay with it.

The full presser:

President Idiot’s quotes taken from the White House Transcript.

Two Highlights from yesterday’s presser not shared by President Impeached.

The virus will disappear.

Q: Thank you, Mr. President.  You’ve been saying for months the virus would simply disappear, and now you’re saying that it’s likely to get worse before it gets better.  If it does keep getting worse, if Americans keep dying, are you responsible for them?

President Asshat: Well, the virus will disappear.  It will disappear.  I think that — I always like to say, as — you know, either way, when you look at it, the governors are working with me.  I’m working with the governors.  We’re working hand in hand.  I think we’re all responsible.  I view it as a team.  Very good relationships with the governors.  Very, very good relationships.

I could say I’m fully responsible.  But, you know, one day, we had a virus come in, and I closed the borders, did a lot of things that were very good.  In fact, Dr. Fauci said we saved tens of thousands of lives when I closed the border.  And nobody wanted to do it.  I wanted to do it.  We closed the border to China [restricted travel January 31st].  We put on the ban.  We didn’t want people coming in from heavily infected China.

Fairly shortly thereafter, I closed the borders from Europe — coming in from Europe [restricted travel March 14th].  Those were tremendous moves.  We would have — if it’s one person, it’s too much.  But we’re at, let’s say, 140,000; we could have double, triple, quadruple that number if we didn’t.

So we did a lot of things right.  We did a lot of things right, including with equipment.

Wishes associate of Jeffery Epstein well as she faces charges that she helped recruit young girls into prostitution.

Q: And my follow-up — my second question; it’s a little bit different topic, but it’s one that a lot of people are talking about. Ghislaine Maxwell is in prison, and so a lot of people want to know if she’s going to turn in powerful people. And I know you’ve talked in the past about Prince Andrew, and you’ve criticized Bill Clinton’s behavior.  I’m wondering, do you feel that she’s going to turn in powerful men?  How do you see that working out?

President New Tone: I don’t know.  I haven’t really been following it too much.  I just wish her well, frankly.  I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach.  But I wish her well, whatever it is.  I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew.  I just don’t know.  I’m not aware of it.

Not only does the moron wish her well once, but twice.

On July 8th, 2020 Attorney General William Barr announced Operation Legend’s launch.

From the announcement:

Operation Legend, a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative across all federal law enforcement agencies working in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight the sudden surge of violent crime, beginning in Kansas City, MO.  Operation Legend was created as a result of President Trump’s promise to assist America’s cities that are plagued by recent violence.
Operation Legend is named after four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City, the latest in a string violence to plague Kansas City in recent weeks.  Kansas City has already reached 100 homicides this year, a 40 percent increase from last year.

As part of Operation Legend, Attorney General Barr directed federal agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, DEA and ATF to surge resources to Kansas City in the coming weeks to help state and local officials fight the surge of violent crime. They will be working alongside state and local law enforcement agencies. Department of Justice assets will include over 100 FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, DEA agents, and ATF agents.
In addition, Timothy A. Garrison, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri will be surging additional resources from his office to ensure he is able to handle an anticipated increase in prosecutions.

DOJ. July 8th, 2020.

Near as I can tell it appears Operation Legend is expected to travel to Democratic led cities.

I guess we will find out what other authoritarian type moves Trump and Barr plan sometime after 3 p.m. D.C. time, this afternoon.

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