Saturday, April 4, 2020

Trump just admitted firing Inspector General Atkinson as retribution. “He’s a total disgrace.” Actually, he abided by the law and the complaint was spot on. Someone who follows the law and their conscience is no disgrace. A president that fires him, he’s the disgrace.

Can't underscore enough: Pres Trump said he might start taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he keeps touting as a coronavirus treatment. Experts are still trying to figure out if it is effective against the virus. And, Trump has said he is negative for the virus.

When Trump controls our food supply, ventilators, masks, testing, vaccines, COVID-19 meds, media, installs loyalists as "acting" in government to avoid vetting and Senate confirmation, social media (Twitter, Facebook), and a half trillion dollars of emergency funds, what happens?

Breaking via Politico: Two weeks before he was fired, the Intelligence Community Inspector General told Chuck Schumer that the past six months had been "a searing time for whistleblowers," and rebuked public officials who fail to defend whistleblowers.

Some top Bernie Sanders advisers -- including his campaign manager -- are privately urging the senator to withdraw from the presidential race

Trump mentions some report that people taking a drug for lupus aren't getting coronavirus, then says: "Maybe that's correct, maybe that's false, you'll have to check it out."

Always remember that the autocrat's number one target is the truth. Trump lies so often, even when he doesn't have to, because it discredits reality and presents him as the arbiter of what is real