Monday, April 13, 2020

The Price of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Senate Democrats fought to support the USPS. But Republicans refused to include anything that would have given the USPS real help. We won’t stop fighting for them

Illinois sees first Election Day poll worker death from COVID-19 – South Side city worker died two weeks after primary

RESULTS: Both judges appointed by former Gov. Scott Walker -- Judge Paul Dedinsky and Judge Dan Gabler -- lose by at least 20 percentage points.

WH just played what appeared to be a campaign video defending Trump. In the briefing room. Just like a rally

So ... he just implicated his own staff in Hatch Act violations.

USPS workers have risked their own health to ensure America keeps running. That’s why I’m pushing for Congress to shore up USPS—so that everyone can continue to receive essential medicines and supplies, and citizens can vote from home

Florida now has twice as many coronavirus cases (20,601) as South Korea (10,537). About 30 million more people live in South Korea than in Florida

Asked about Biden, Trump still tries some H1N1 whataboutism -- even though more people have died in a much more compressed period of time from coronavirus

NEW: @realDonaldTrump just said that @IvankaTrump & Jared Kushner will not be on the new taskforce that will focus on reopening the country.

TRUMP on reports of Chinese aggression in the South China Sea: "We have a relationship with China that, uh, we're not happy with certain things that happened over the last period of time ... we'll be just fine."

“Washington failed us, and now patients and health care workers alike are getting ill and dying,” Dr. Jones said. “We could have avoided this whole situation if we had listened to the doctors and scientists and not worried about politics and ratings.”

Last month was the first March without a school shooting in the United States since 2002.

Vice President Pence: "I support the president's leadership under the national emergency declaration he signed." He is defending President Trump’s claim of total authority and saying Trump’s power is “unquestionably plenary.”

It’s too bad more White House reporters don’t have the balls of this chyron writer.

‼️@CNN's @kaitlancollins tries to question @realDonaldTrump about his dictatorial claims: "You said when someone is @POTUS, their authority is ‘total’. That is not true....Who told you the president has the total authority?" Trump shushes her: "Enough."

“The president cannot order the reopening of the American economy, correct?” “That’s correct,” Santorum said quickly. “But the president can set a tone.”

intercept: Erik Prince offered lethal services to sanctioned Russian mercenary firm Wagner Group

CBS's Paula Reid presses Trump on his propaganda video: "Your video has a complete gap. What did your administration do in February with the time that your travel ban bought you?" Trump only responds: "A lot. A lot." Reid: "The video has a gap." Trump: "You know you're a fake."

Pres Trump on whether he or governors decide on reopening: "The president of the United States calls the shots...It's a decision for the president of the United States...They can't do anything without the approval of the president." Context: States largely make that decision.

Wow, Trump now saying that states were able to close schools because “I let that happen.“ He has no power over any of this. Lots of accordion hands on these answers now.

Reporter: Why did you retweet a hashtag #FireFauci? TRUMP: "I retweeted somebody. I don't know. They said fire-- it doesn't matter." Reporter 2: Did you notice that when you retweeted it? TRUMP: "Yeah, I notice everything."

If Smithfield goes down, Trump will have bankrupted the following businesses: booze, gambling, steak, *bacon.* HOW DO YOU GO BANKRUPT IN AMERICA WITH THOSE PRODUCTS?

“The power of the president of the United States is total.” Trump just announced his dictatorship on live television.

SAD FACT: Trump is braggin’ about testin’ 150,000 people per day. At this rate, it will only take 6 years to test every American.

Why do reputable news organizations carry these daily Trump press conferences live? They are filled with misinformation and propaganda. From the President himself, no less. The country would be far better served and informed if they used highlights later. Enough is enough.

Not a single scientist. Not one. Does anyone wonder how we reached 23,000 dead Americans and counting?

Brutal. This is the way Trump should be handled. If I was her I would have added "your the President of the United States, stop lying & blaming others for things that were in your power to do, but didn't"

Trump: "When somebody is the President of the United States, the authority is total."


NAVARRO: “Show me episodes during the Obama and Bush administrations that said the global pandemic was coming.” 60 MINUTES: “Here you go”.

Joe Biden: My Plan to Safely Reopen America

FACT: Donald J. Trump has now killed more Americans without a war than any other president.

I'm speaking now about our nation's economic response to COVID -- and I'll have a special guest with me.

Bernie Sanders, as he endorses Joe Biden: "We have to make Trump a one-term president and we need you in the White House."

Dreamers have contributed so much to our country, and they are risking their lives fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic. They deserve permanent immigration status and a pathway to citizenship—as they are Americans in every way but on paper.

Chloroquine study called off after irregular heartbeats detected in patients. Just three days after taking the medication, some patients experienced arrhythmias. By the sixth day, 11 patients had died. Unclear if deaths R/T to chloroquine, or #COVIDー19

God help us

Oh....this is delicious

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Dear @realDonaldTrump: It’s embarrassing you don’t know what is in the Constitution. You don’t have the power to force states & counties to lift stay at home orders. For example, LA County extended stay at home order until May 15. If you say open up on May 1, we will ignore you.

Goodbye, Dr. Fauci.

If Trump fires Fauci, there will be massive blowback from the public. On coronavirus, Americans trust him more than Trump by a net 63 POINTS. This isn’t some obscure IG or White House aide; it’s the most trusted pandemic expert in the country. Would be an epic unforced error

How false hope spread about hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 — and the consequences that followed

Any truth-teller poses a threat to the Trump presidency

A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

Trump wants to fire 600,000 @USPS employees - including 113,000 veterans - in order to kill #VoteByMail and help his reelection.

Cumberland's David Kotok tells me if Trump fired or silenced Dr. Fauci it would "condemn markets to retest low. Markets during crises need credible leadership that is trusted, not thin skinned narcissists."

Even @GOP knows the importance of giving every American the option to #VoteByMail from the safety of their homes this November.

“Officials in one state are so worried about [feds swooping in to take supplies] that they’re considering dispatching local police or even the National Guard to greet two chartered FedEx planes scheduled to arrive in with millions of masks from China.”

You were briefed in both NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2019. These deaths are 100% on you.

A Brazilian chloroquine study was reportedly ended after patients developed heart trouble

Anthony Causi, beloved Post sports photographer, dies of coronavirus at 48

A group of nurses and respiratory therapists fighting coronavirus at Beth Israel got Red Sox tickets for life from John Krasinski and David Ortiz!

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. California is the world’s fifth richest economy, located in the richest country on earth.

Miami Herald Editorial: You know what Florida needs right now? A governor.

Trump’s supply chain task force, heavily influenced by Kushner, has been dubbed “the children” inside FEMA headquarters, per @NBCNews. Task force leaders “pushed aside the existing response teams...instead, they first reached out to personal contacts.”

Breaking via NBC: The sailor assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt who was admitted to the intensive care unit of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam on April 9 died of complications related to COVID-19 on Monday, according to the U.S. Navy.

Dear @MikeBloomberg, You spent $900 million to run for President. Would you donate the same to The United States Post Office to preserve mail in voting for the 2020 Presidential election?

All: your assignments today: 1- buy stamps (you can order online! Think of all the letters and masks we can send each other from lockdown) 2- donate to at least one food bank or meal program. If you can, one in your area, and one in an area you know is hard hit

Breaking: A sailor who tested positive for COVID-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt has died of coronavirus, says Navy. Nearly 600 sailors on board have now tested positive.

Adam Schiff: “You cannot change him. You cannot constrain him. Truth matters little to him, what’s right even less, and decency not at all.”

The pivot on the Trump media complex right now on the "But the Deep State Dossier" is a big fat tell. They need to feed the rubes some hot, fresh garbage to distract from, you know, the stacks of bodies.

Medical workers share concerns about masks delivered by Patriots plane

Reopening U.S. economy by May 1 may be unrealistic, say experts, including some within Trump administration

Lol, you want a stimulus check? Sorry, the WH would rather bankrupt the post office & probs let Kushner create some app for mail w/ his A+ clown team. Buy stamps this week. Books of stamps. You can do it online. Do it out of spite, and because the mail is civilization

"Thousands of Americans are dying unnecessarily because President Trump ignored urgent warning signs and failed to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic even after the alarm bells went off," Jeffrey Sachs writes for @CNNOpinion.

One of the largest pork processing plants in the US has closed due to #COVID19. Its employees account for >50% of #coronavirus cases in #SouthDakota. This closure “will have severe, perhaps disastrous, repercussions for many in the supply chain."

The Post Office survived 245 years, a revolution, an empire striking back, a civil war, a world war, a depression, a 2nd world war, a cold war and all the rest. If it dies now, it'll be one more piece of America destroyed by Trump -- likely because he's afraid of mail-in voting.

“Crozier showed the email to a handful of the most senior officers on the ship. They told him they wanted to sign it, too. Captain Crozier, fearing for their careers, told them no.”

Every Presidential election comes down to a singular question: Are you better off now than 4 years ago? I’ll give you time to remove your mask before you answer that.

McConnell... “will go down in history as one of the most significant people in destroying the fundamentals of our constitutional democracy. There isn’t anyone remotely close. There’s nobody as corrupt, in terms of violating the norms of government.”

Y'all know he's insane, right?

Trump Has Now Shifted $1.9 Million From Campaign Donors To His Private Business

Russia has emerged as a fresh source of imported virus infections for China, which seems to have tamed its own outbreak and has now pivoted toward staving off cases from elsewhere.

Navarro gets slam dunked during 60 Minutes Overtime. He challenged 60 Minutes’ record - “Show me episodes during the Obama and Bush administrations that said the global pandemic was coming, and then you will have some credence in attacking the Trump Administration.”

"These final days of February, perhaps more than any other moment during his tenure in the White House, illustrated Mr. Trump's inability or unwillingness to absorb warnings coming at him."

Poor Mr Trump simply cannot listen to experts on any issue. He actually believes he is a stable genius and that the CDC scientists are in awe of his grasp of the virus issue. He pointed to his HEAD as the source of all decision metrics. INCREDIBLE