Friday, April 3, 2020

Trump announces the CDC is now recommending people wear face coverings to stop spread of coronavirus, but then immediately says "I don't think I'm going to be doing it."

How bad are things in NYC? We all just got this

On 3/13, Trump promised a new Google website that would ask about #COVID19 symptoms & direct people to #coronavirus test sites. WRONG. It was Oscar Health. Kush's brother Joshua is a co-founder/investor & Kush partially owned it before joining the WH.

GOP governor refusing to implement stay-at-home order says Dr. Fauci ‘doesn’t have all the information’

Sue the Murdochs into the ground, please.

Joe Biden statement: "We have a moral duty to ensure that those who are still working today, those on the front lines in essential jobs, have the protections they need, including personal protective equipment but also paid sick leave and health care."

Newsom on Nunes: "I've not sourced him for advice on ... pretty much any issue."

Head Of Russian Doctors' Union Who Criticized Putin’s Response to Corona Virus is Arrested On Trip To Provide Equipment And Masks to Provincial Hospitals Battling Virus

.@FDRLST to New York City: Drop dead.

The Trump administration just changed its language about the Strategic National Stockpile on an HHS website to jibe with Jared Kushner's claim that this isn't for the states.

This is what the website for the federal stockpile said yesterday vs what it says today, after Kushner was caught lying about how states aren’t supposed to be using it. It was changed to say, “Many states have products stockpiled, as well.”

Watch @SenWarren tell me what could go wrong with Trump's $500 billion coronavirus "slush fund."

After coming under criticism for insufficient aid in relieving the novel-coronavirus burden on civilian hospitals, the Pentagon announced it would accept “low acuity” and convalescent COVID-19 patients in the makeshift hospitals it supports

Wisconsin — you have until 5 PM CT tonight to request your mail-in absentee ballot ahead of next week’s primary. Head to to request yours today.

NEW: ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ taps former Kavanaugh clerk to fill vacancy on influential DC Circuit

Trump orders medical supply firm 3M to stop selling N95 respirators to Canada As he sends massive shipments of medical supplies and equipment to China and Thailand.

Mr. President, you weighed in when Edward Gallagher was convicted of killing a POW. Are you going to intervene now that Captain Brett Crozier has been fired because he was trying to save the lives of his sailors?

The Navy captain who was fired from his aircraft carrier for trying to protect his crew from the virus was fired by an acting Navy Secretary. Because the previous Navy secretary objected to Trump’s intervening on behalf of a SEAL accused of war crimes...

The send off for Captain Brett Crozier who was relieved from duty for TRYING TO SAVE THE LIVES OF HIS CREW

Ron DeSantis was warned about Florida’s broken unemployment website last year, audit shows


The Treasury Department led by Steve Mnuchin is asleep at the wheel.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Sen. Kelly Loeffler must leave office if it is revealed she knew in advance about stock trades her financial advisers made

Breaking: U.S. economy shed 701,000 jobs last month

WATCH: sailors gather to applaud the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt as he departs — he blew the whistle on a coronavirus outbreak (114 positive) & was relieved of his command for "bad judgement"

Dr. Fauci on Fox

One senior official told them Kushner & Co are like "a 'frat party' that descended from a U.F.O. and invaded the federal government."

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert said he doesn't understand why every state hasn't issued stay-at-home orders as novel #coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US. "I don't understand why that's not happening."

'They're All Just Waiting To Get Sick': Construction Sites Raise Concerns In Coronavirus Pandemic

In this crisis, we need everyone fighting for the resources Maine needs. Governor Mills and Dr. Shah have made clear that we do not have enough PPE to keep health care workers safe. The federal government needs to meet these requests immediately because lives are on the line.

The trump administration’s response to coronavirus is like watching a slow moving car accident except all the drivers are high on a combination of cough syrup and methamphetamine and none of them have drivers licenses and Jared Kurshner is driving a goat

Gardner's letter was released shortly after Jared Kushner suggested the national stockpile wasn't actually meant to be for states

Patriots Send 300,000 N95 Masks To New York For #Coronavirus Crisis

Elizabeth Warren says in 2018, when she wrote to John Bolton, he blew off her concerns about the WH eliminating the team overseeing #pandemic preparedness. “People will die because of the inaction of our government."

The cruise ship desperate to dock in Florida: it left on March 7, the day VPOTUS said go ahead, take your cruise.

States are paying 15 times normal prices for medical equipment because the Trump Administration has allowed states to be trapped in a bidding war.

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 1,000 in single day, White House expected to recommend everyone wear masks

How tf is anyone supposed to get this money, when the banks are already blowing the whistle on Mnuchin’s vast incompetence?

"Germany has a low coronavirus mortality rate: Here’s why"

“I am saddened to say I have been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. I am currently on antibiotics as I await confirmation of a Covid 19 diagnosis...” NYC paramedic Sherry Singleton told The Daily Beast. We profiled her just last week.

Whistleblower spoke truth to power - so naturally they want him gone. More evidence that Trump is willing to let people die for his mistakes.

“Local crematories are now allowed to work 24/7. At one Brooklyn hospital, the in-house morgue was filled on Tuesday. The next day, the staff ran out of bodybags. The casualties in NY are starting to severely tax the city’s ability to accommodate its dead”

Trump has suggested that New York's dark fate is its own fault, claiming the state got off to a "late start” in its COVID-19 response. In reality, the Trump administration ignored warnings and deliberately discouraged COVID-19 testing at a crucial point.

Birx cautions against false sense of security from wearing a face covering

President Trump's claim that scarves can work better than masks is not supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance to health care workers

Elizabeth Warren notes in 2018 when she wrote to John Bolton to express concerns about the White House's preparedness for a global pandemic, Bolton blew them off. “People will die because of the inaction of our government over the past couple of months."

Trump has claimed for the last several years that he’s worth about $10 billion. If that was true, you wouldn’t think a few hundred million in Deutsche Bank loans would be causing him and his children such financial pain while their holdings wobble.

How did covid-19 begin? Its initial origin story is shaky.

240,000 coronavirus deaths: ‘In what circle of hell is that a good outcome?,’ asks Susan Rice

More research is needed to understand how immunity works with this particular strain of coronavirus, says British health minister Matt Hancock, so those who have recovered should still practice social distancing

Pregnant doctors, nurses and medical support staff have continued going to work, whether they want to or not, even as the latest research on coronavirus and pregnancy has caused a new sense of worry.

On today's #frontpage: -- A USA TODAY investigation shows US masks were sold to China even as the coronavirus crisis hit home. -- A new poll found the US is becoming more accepting of drastic interventions to stop the virus' spread, compared with a poll taken March 10 and 11.

U.S. Sold Nearly $60 Million Worth of Ventilators & Masks to China in January & February.

"RIP Areema": Tributes flood in for 36-year-old nurse who died of covid-19 in Britain

The next threat: hunger in America

Dear Jared Kushner of the @realDonaldTrump Administration: We are the UNITED STATES of America. The federal stockpile is reserved for all Americans living in our states, not just federal employees. Get it?

Oh yeah. The Walmart parking lot promise. Forgot about that one.

The WH says key supplies are going to commercial distributors who are then SELLING them to states.@ltgrusselhonore who led Hurricane Katrina relief: “I’ve never seen this system’s like they’re making this stuff up on the way to the podium.”

Commander of confusion: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis

Trump sends scathing letter to Schumer just now. “If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax ... and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy.’”

"Before joining OANN two months ago, Pellegrino was an intern for Bill O’Reilly, a booker for the home-shopping network QVC. The level of competence is amazing.

Hunter Biden probe moving forward after senators clashed in classified briefing

Experts warn of privacy risk as US uses GPS to fight coronavirus spread

Singapore's richest man — who is chairman and co-founder of a company that makes ventilators — has added $3.5 billion to his net worth this year

I’ve encountered countless letters on White House stationery in my time in various archives, but I’ve never seen a president send a letter as petty and childish as this one — and definitely not on a matter that’s literally life or death for Americans.

Look what’s being Projected in Oakland

An unclassified briefing document on the novel coronavirus prepared on Feb. 3 by U.S. Army-North projected that “between 80,000 and 150,000 could die

Trump is facing the greatest crisis of his presidency just seven months before the general election

this is the price the US is paying for the Trump presidency

This was 50 days ago.— Kamala Harris

This hilltop town in Spain has cut itself off from the outside world to fight coronavirus -- and there has not been a single recorded case of Covid-19 among its 1,400 inhabitants.

So many more Georgians would be alive now if Kemp hadn't stolen an election from Stacey Abrams

Trump officials weighing wether to follow experts advise, & order everyone to wear a mask. South Korea did, & got a handle on the deadly virus. *But if Trump orders everyone to wear a mask—it will expose how ill prepared he is to fight the deadly pandemic.

“we can’t return to normal, because the normal that we had was precisely the problem.” seen in hong kong

The cost of the coronavirus pandemic could be as high as $4.1 trillion, the Asian Development Bank says

Whoever decided that parading Jared Kushner out as the face of the failed federal response was not, well.....No, actually it’s fine. Let the family take full responsibility for a debacle in which thousands of Americans die. You got it.

New Zealand to introduce measures to help companies facing insolvency

Gotta give ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ this one: He didn’t just recognize the COVID19 danger back in January, he correctly predicted that ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ would totally bungle the response to it. Trump’s “shortsighted policies have left us unprepared.”

Sen. Harris on Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘This guy doesn’t understand his job’

Dr. Bhadelia explains reported ‘false negatives’ in coronavirus test results

Sen. Harris: ‘I’m very proud of what our California leaders have done’

ER doctor says unemployment, coronavirus threat is a 'double whammy’

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on the coronavirus, had a message for Americans: do better at social distancing. President Donald Trump didn’t like the message

Yesterday, Vice President Pence put on a maddening six-minute display of obfuscation that will guarantee him, upon retirement, an immediate and unanimous selection into the Toady Hall of Fame. Here's my piece ridiculing him

My brother, who is on this ship, said the commander sacrificed his career for the sailor. He had tried everything to get the attention of the administration for help to no avail. He had to write that letter, otherwise 5000 sailors would have been infected with #COVIDー19

On MSNBC. BRIAN WILLIAMS. Thursday 2 April. 11pm ET. ACTING NAVY SEC firing of commander US ROOSEVELT. Terrible signal to the Fleet. Not getting that crew off the ship fast would have been a disaster.

A Navy SEAL who murdered Afghan children was pardoned by Trump and allowed to retire with his trident pin. A Navy aircraft carrier commander who did everything in his power to protect the 4000 sailors under his command will be relieved of duty


He should have shot a couple of helpless teenage girls and then desecrated a corpse, that’s what @realDonaldTrump really values in a sailor

Correct. So why isn’t this happening? Another reminder: - No nationalization of medical manufacturing - No takeover of of the supply chain - No national stay at home plan - No national quarantine plan Just press conferences.

This is wild. The Navy isn’t accepting people with Covid19 onto the ship, and “is also refusing to treat a host of other conditions. Guidelines disseminated to hospitals included a list of 49 medical conditions that would exclude a patient from admittance”

.@Maddow: "You look at other countries in the world who have had terrible outbreaks at least they've got a national policy ... It's insane. It's fatal."

Thread: My active duty friends reading my posts on Crozier, and one just sent me this, which is haunting me: "Everyone is talking about this today. These flag officers will be defined by their actions over the past 3 weeks and over the next 4. Someone needs to raise the alarm

Now I’m not saying I know WHO installed him but you look at everyone enriching themselves in this crisis and you realize nationality is irrelevant - lot of ghouls masquerading as Americans.

This will not end well for Jared. His past efforts have resulted in contempt for him. This one, with lives at stake, here in the US, will result in him becoming one of the most reviled public figures in modern memory in this country.

Today at the White House press briefing on the largest health crisis in generations, we're hearing from Jared Kushner, a presidential advisor who has no medical training and no relevant expertise, and only has his job because his wife is the president's daughter

As coronavirus surges in Florida, fears that action came too late

Fifty days ago I attended a Homeland Security committee meeting about the coronavirus—and no current Trump administration public health officials bothered to show up. Now more than 5,000 Americans are dead. Their failure to swiftly act cost lives.

Listen, @jaredkushner, you greedy, self-serving grifter. You may not know this, but that federal stockpile of critical medical supplies is not YOUR stockpile. It was paid for by taxpayers and it’s the AMERICAN PEOPLE’S stockpile. Damn right it should be released to the states!

The contrast between the governors’ level of sophistication and Trump’s abject ignorance manages to still shock and appall us,

Maddow: Lack of US national coronavirus policy is insane. And fatal.

Trump invents Alaska example, ignorant of actual Alaska coronavirus cases

Cuomo: Coronavirus crisis 'truly frightening,' 'didn't have to be'

Governor Cuomo: 'No state is equipped to handle this situation'