Sunday, April 12, 2020

The president is displeased by chris wallace

It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life. The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past.

@JoeBiden’s plan to reopen America: Why is this plan so hard for Trump to enact? Well like asking rhetorically, we all know why, he's a mobster staging a coup in our nation, holding us hostage. Elect him or else is his message. Trump's killing us out of spite and vengeance.

NEW: I am signing an Executive Order directing employers to provide essential workers with cloth or surgical face masks to wear when directly interacting with the public. We will safeguard the public health by having those who interact with public wear appropriate face coverings

Today I’m thinking about the families across our nation who are having their first holiday without their uncle, their grandma, their dad, or other loved one because they lost them to coronavirus. May they be able to find strength and healing in community and love.

I’m seeing way too many of my peers proudly claim that they won’t be voting for Biden in November, so I made this TikTok in response. There is far too much at stake to vote based on what makes us feel good inside. We have lives to save — and an egomaniac to beat.

Hell yeah, dude, the uhh *quickly rereading* entire country is a disaster area.

DR. FAUCI on CNN: "You could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives. Obviously no one is going to deny that ... But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back [in February]."

Big Post Office Thread from someone who knows @USPS

Federal projections suggest relaxing social distancing guidelines at the end of April will lead to a spike in infections. “We’re seeing the impact now of social distancing in the data and it seems to be working,”

Kansas court strikes down GOP measure allowing in-person Easter church services, lets coronavirus restrictions stand

I hope this HONESTY from Dr. Fauci does not get him fired. "Obviously you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing & you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives. Obviously no one is going to deny that."

Farmworkers are on the front lines of this pandemic, ensuring our communities are fed—and the Trump administration wants to reward them by cutting their pay. This is shameful. Make no mistake: We will fight for farmworkers with everything we’ve got.

The great unwritten story of Trump’s presidency is the extent to which it’s dominated by End-Times Christians. Pompeo, Pence, Meadows & other Cabinet members believe we’re in the bloody final period of history before Jesus Christ returns to vanquish Satan

Pressed on why the U.S. is still "far behind" other countries in COVID-19 testing, FDA Commissioner Hahn tells @martharaddatz in “some areas it’s very easy to get a test” and in others it’s not. “We need to do more, no question about that,” he adds.

On social media and in interviews with CNN, a number of people of color — activists, academics and ordinary Americans — expressed fears that homemade masks could exacerbate racial profiling and place blacks and Latinos in danger.

Thank you Opal, Chef Andres, and all the staff and volunteers working so hard to feed people right now.

Egg prices soar, outpacing other food commodities, forcing supermarkets and farmers to scramble.

Former OSHA Officials Voice Alarm as Trump Tells Corporations They Don't Have to Record Coronavirus Cases Among Their Workers | Common Dreams News

The President wanted to let CV "wash over" the US, killing millions to save the dividends, while Ivanka holds a trademark on coffins. Happy Easter!

Slavery 2.0 : #WhiteHouse Proposal - White House Seeks To Lower Farmworker Pay To Help Agriculture Industry

This fucking piece of shit wanted to kill a million people so capitalist Wall Street fucks wouldn't miss their dividend checks.

Quarantine day 55:

There u have it. “Why don’t we let this wash over the country?” Trump asked, a question other admin officials say he has raised repeatedly in the Oval Office.⁰⁰“Mr. President, many people would die,” Fauci said

My mother just died about a half an hour ago from the coronavirus. I don’t know how I feel. I’m fifty-one and wasn’t prepared to lose her. She was seventy-six.

Republicans are so afraid of allowing Americans to vote that they would rather let the Post Office fail than risk the possibility of vote-by-mail

“In advance of a pandemic, anything you say sounds alarmist,” “After a pandemic starts, everything you’ve done is inadequate.”

Behind closed doors, Trump's coronavirus task force boosts industry and sows confusion

If New York had moved a week or two faster to lock down public events and encourage residents to “social distance” by staying at home, the state’s death toll could’ve been cut by up to 80 percent..

He wasn’t yet 20 when snipers’ bullets zipped past his head in Germany. He stood guard at Nuremberg, hearing of the Nazi atrocities. Shocks. Aftershocks. Emilio J. DiPalma died at 93 of the coronavirus. There’ll be no funeral. Please remember him

Letting the USPS die at a time when e-commerce is the only thing keeping the economy on life support is such perfect insight into the businessman so “successful” that he not couldn’t make a casino profitable but somehow dragged down almost all of Atlantic City in the process.

Pope celebrates joy of Easter amid sorrow of virus, alone

The NYT editorial board and all editorial boards should be calling for Trump’s resignation

In other news, @CatherineBelton has written a superb book on how #Putin and the #KGB seized power in #Russia - and then took on the West. Relentless and compelling. My review

Had Trump admin followed Obama-era pandemic playbook, which some staff briefly consulted and then discarded, White House would have begun procuring protective equipment for U.S. health workers nearly three months ago, rather than the frenzied bidding that began in recent weeks.

Trump has bluffed his way through his entire career — and now the coronavirus is taking him out

By former @USATODAY executive editor @Chetc: Trump's coronavirus briefings are too dangerous for news media to show them live

Wisconsin is discovering problems with absentee ballots, including hundreds that were never delivered

For @GovMikeHuckabee, a 10,000-square-foot mansion with a pool is not enough space for a quarantine. So he's suing his Florida county.

Oh, you mean the renewed Trumpsphere obsession with “TheStrzokPizzagateDossier!!!” might be because a Federal judge has the unredacted Mueller Report?”

I’m with @BarbMcQuade: “Anyone who values the rule of law should be disgusted” by the conduct and statements of Bill Barr. Count me among the disgusted.

Back when he was a boy in the 1950s, writes Charles McNair, polio came "with a thunderclap of fear" and led to lockdowns — reminiscent of the coronavirus pandemic now

With restaurants, schools and hotels closed, many of America's largest farms are being forced to destroy tens of millions of pounds of fresh food they can no longer sell. The amount of waste is staggering.

A SAD, DELUSIONAL, VERY DANGEROUS MAN ... No books, No friends, No music, No curiosity, No patience, No integrity, No compassion, No empathy, No loyalty, No conscience, No courage, No manners, No respect, No character, No morality, No honor. Not even a dog.

Was, say, rebuilding the Pentagon after it was damaged on 9/11 a “bailout” of the Defense Department, WaPo editors?

First went the hand sanitizer, disinfectants and toilet paper. Then went the yeast and spiral hams. Now hair clippers and hair dye are flying off shelves

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 20,000, exceeding Italy and bringing somber tone to Easter weekend

Farmers are destroying unsellable food in their fields, and there are endless lines of hungry people at food banks. Attn 'brightest minds" of Silicon Valley--this is a solvable problem.

BREAKING: The Health Secretary warned Trump about Coronavirus months ago, according to the New York Times. That means that Peter Navarro, the CDC, FEMA, the Health Secretary, U.S. Intel, and Barack Obama all warned Trump about the virus, and then he proceeded to lie to America.

The White House has rejected a bailout for the U.S. Postal Service, which has been battered by coronavirus. The pandemic has pushed USPS to the brink, but Trump and Mnuchin shot down emergency aid.

“...Assange fathered two children with one of his lawyers while holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for much of the past decade.”

All that's left of the conservative movement is the twitching carcass of media resentment.

I’m hearing from small businesses that the @SBAgov Paycheck Protection Program isn't working for them. Loan applications are not being processed and businesses are not getting the money in time. That’s just not acceptable. The Trump administration needs to fix these issues NOW.

“Why don’t we let this wash over the country?” Trump asked. “Mr. President, many people would die,” Fauci said

“Not Wanted: Ivanka Trump” posters are up in NYC.

Navy says the number of confirmed COVID19 cases on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt is now 550

2,000 Americans are dying a day and this joker has nothing better to do than watch Fox weekend filler shows.

For some of us this has been and will be fatal. It's what happens when you elect a commander in chief who is president of the Red States of America instead of the United States of America.

I hope everyone understands that what @MiamiHerald is fighting for is not just a Florida problem. Do you know what is happening in your loved one’s nursing home? Do you know if your mother/grandmother/brother/husband is ok?? If you can’t visit, how do you know?

A Texas doctor used his GOP connections to get hydroxychloroquine to administer to dozens of elderly patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in what he calls an "observational study." In some cases, he didn't discuss with families before prescribing the drug.

Today's NYT story on Trump's personal failure on COVID also includes this detail about VP Pence. At end of Feb, Trump transferred authority over COVID from CDC to VP: "With Mr. Pence and his staff in charge, the focus was clear: no more alarmist messages." Pence obeyed.

Dire straits in NYC!!. Shortage of dialysis nurses, CRRT machines and fluids across all hospitals. If you know nurses who are able to volunteer and if able to donate CRRT machines and CRRT fluids, please email me.

POWERFUL: Hand in hand, couple Eddie + Blanche Johnson shared a final embrace, as their battle w/ COVID-19 neared its end. They passed away earlier this week, 3 days apart. The Johnsons were residents at Arbor Terrace at Cascade, where nearly 80% of residents tested positive.

Mitch McConnell had polio as a child and received free tx at Warm Springs, Ga. at a facility set up by FDR and funded by the March of Dimes. So, why does he treat the poor so badly and why is he opposed to health care for all?

My wonderful Aunt Peg, born May 2 1928, who had the best laugh and looked like a 50s movie star, died today in Massachusetts of Covid-19.

The Herald is still filing the lawsuit. With a new law firm

This story contains a staggering amount of previously-unreported material - emails, memos, detailed scenes, etc

Voters shouldn’t have to choose between participating in our democracy and keeping themselves safe. We need to ensure everyone can vote safely—and we can do so by expanding vote by mail, early voting, online registration, and more

President Trump has told Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine" a "lot of facts and a lot of instinct" will help him decide when to recommend reopening the U.S. following the coronavirus outbreak, adding: "We'll be making that decision fairly soon"

#Presidementia Fox Jeanine took Trump call tonight, set up 4 softballs Trump ignored, riffing his stock phrases, “We’ll see what happens”, great things, fantastic, what do you have to lose, etc. Jeanine is yelling, saying nothing substantive: “How will he do it! We don’t know!”

BREAKING: Florida forcing inmates to make masks for prison guards — But the inmates aren’t getting any.

This nurse opened up about her 'worst shift' yet, exposing the heartbreaking reality of health care workers fighting the pandemic

Herald drafted a suit seeking ALF records. DeSantis aide pressured law firm not to file it

As Americans adapt to home confinement, a battle against loneliness and boredom

Fascinating subplot in the NYT’s account of Trump’s coronavirus strategy is that they went soft on China in order to get a trade deal done that was supposed to make their toughness on China look successful.

Benny Gantz asked for a two-week extension to try to form Israel’s next government as his negotiations to share power with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drag on

The pandemic and the radical change in wealth distribution to come

Just before 6 pm, Trump calls watching Fox on weekend afternoons "a total waste of time." Three hours later he gives an interview to Fox.

On behalf of the Government of #Taiwan, TECO in Miami donated 100,000 medical masks to the State Florida. It reaffirms the sisterhood partnership between Taiwan and Florida during this difficult time. Taiwan stands with Florida!

Whoa Gov. Ron DeSantis’ general counsel called a rep of the Miami Herald’s law firm seeking to quash a public records lawsuit that would force the state to divulge the names of all elder-care facilities that have had a positive test for the #coronavirus

Latest *Rasmussen* poll has Trump's approval 13 points underwater, 43-56. His "bounce" is over.

Barr and his allies continue their efforts to deceitfully discredit the law enforcement investigation into Trump's ties to Russian intelligence as it attacked America. Was it perfect? No. Was it necessary and justified? Yes. Is Trump compromised? Still yes.

Amazing story. DeSantis acting so Trumpian and one of the nation’s biggest law firms caving to pressure.

I served for two years in the Trump administration. There’s never coherent planning on anything because Trump himself eschews process and reacts to whatever is in the news. It’s all chaos and spasms—and it won’t change so long as he’s president.

OANN claimed Covid-19 was created in a lab in North Carolina

How many people will (and have) died bc of this particular Trump temper tantrum?

The ‘Red Dawn’ Emails: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus

Heartache in the Hot Zone: The Front Line Against Covid-19

Watch: The best vantage to understand Covid-19 is not the White House press conferences, writes @NickKristof, but the anguish of patients who are feverish, frightened and all alone

From The Post's Editorial Board: Has the coronavirus provided urgency for universal health coverage? Yes and no.

No one saw this coming, the President often says. Except the medical professionals in his own administration. The National Security Council. His top trade adviser. The remarkable story of warnings delayed, dismissed and ignored.

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Crazy tweet Dude. Well done