It’s Come To This

In a statement on February 26th, Donald Trump said, “And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

On February 28th Trump said that coronavirus will “disappear” like a “miracle.” In late February, he speculated that warm weather would kill the virus and stop its spread.

He recently told reporters, “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away. Be calm. It’s really working out. And a lot of good things are going to happen. The consumer is ready, and the consumer is so powerful in our country with what we’ve done with tax cuts and regulation cuts and all of those things. The consumer has never been in a better position than they are right now. So a lot of good things are going to happen.”

And then this showed up on my newsfeed about an hour ago:A9DDA194-2C26-4BE0-9B54-03CF4C304BA7And then this alert came on my iPhone:BC610840-6406-4AD1-A253-3E412AF97CF6Shelter in place? Stay Home? No Gatherings? So everything is pretty much shut down in America, or at least in my part of America.

But it is reassuring to hear from our President that he’s done such a good job and that “a lot of good things are going to happen.”

Isn’t it?

 

32 thoughts on “It’s Come To This

  1. Marilyn Armstrong March 16, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    The “like” button isn’t working. Not yours, not mind. They did an upgrade yesterday to Win10, so that’s probably why. I assume it’ll get fixed eventually. Or maybe they are removing it.

    Trump was a bit more somber this morning, but (a) I don’t believe he actually took a test so for all I know he’s busy passing it around among his party favorites. This might be a good thing. (b) At the end of announcing no more than 10 people in a group and even family gatherings might not be a good idea, he gave himself a 10 out of 10 in how well he has done in managing the epidemic.

    Wow.

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    • Fandango March 16, 2020 / 10:51 pm

      By the way, the “like” button on other bloggers’ posts is working for me, but I’m using my iPhone and iOS, not Windows 10 with the latest upgrade.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. slmret March 16, 2020 / 6:01 pm

    And that it will all be over soon (today’s report indicated perhaps by summer)! What a mess!.

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  3. Marleen March 16, 2020 / 6:19 pm

    The “president” says Cuomo should do more.

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    • Marleen March 16, 2020 / 6:20 pm

      Try to get more respirators, for instance.

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      • Marleen March 16, 2020 / 6:22 pm

        I thought it was interesting Cuomo (New York), apparently referring to a sense of stress, said a person looking at the situation will sweat and develop a rash — and be right.

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    • Marleen March 16, 2020 / 10:28 pm

      https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/trump-and-cuomo-fight-over-coronavirus-response.html

      Cuomo said Monday morning that the federal government has been “behind from day one of this crisis.”

      ….

      [He said this] at the top of a phone conference [that included] reporters Monday morning….

      ….

      Trump, later that afternoon, responded on social media following a “very good tele-conference with Nation’s Governors.”

      “Cuomo of New York has to ‘do more,’” Trump said. It was not clear whom the president appeared to be quoting in the tweet. He later issued another version of the tweet that corrected a typo.

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  4. rugby843 March 16, 2020 / 6:33 pm

    After a couple of bad days I feel more angry than ever.

    Sent from my iPad

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    • rugby843 March 17, 2020 / 9:58 am

      Judt had a thought, the president’s lies would have more than enough alphabet worthy topics

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  5. Stroke Survivor UK March 17, 2020 / 1:24 am

    But those words have an effect on people, that’s the weird thing.We had a news clip on here a couple days ago on pensioners playing tennis in a Fl retirement community. “I love him. I love how strong he is despite everything that gets thrown at him.” It’s dumb – the words might not make sense but just his conviction wins them over.

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      • Stroke Survivor UK March 17, 2020 / 4:23 am

        Yup, the trouble is that somebody like that will cancel out Fandango’s (or maybe your) vote. I don’t know what anybody can say to these people that will change their minds. Maybe have Mr Die Hard, or Rocky, run against him? That seems to be the level we’re aiming at!

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  6. rugby843 March 17, 2020 / 9:54 am

    Its very sad in my opinion that such a person is adored. You see I interviews with people that are pretty s ary saying, the virus is made up, they love what he’s saying. And of course these people vote, and that’s how he hit elected in the first place. The what I call ignorance for facts and blind following for an issue like gun control is scary. His own macho ignorance is killing a lot of people here in US.

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  7. Marleen March 17, 2020 / 12:37 pm

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5e6b0377c5b6dda30fc63e9d

    George Conway Puts Trump’s Senate Enablers On Notice Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    “No one should forget their responsibility, not this fall, in 2022 and 2024 — or ever,” the conservative attorney tweeted.

    Conservative attorney George Conway said on Thursday that Republican lawmakers had a chance to stop President Donald Trump before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. They failed, he said, and that should be remembered on Election Day.

    Trump has repeatedly spread false information about COVID-19. Last month, he insisted U.S. cases would be “down to close to zero” within days. His administration has also been slow to deliver essential testing to health agencies around the country, with Yahoo News reporting this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted just 77 tests between Sunday and Wednesday.

    Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said Trump shouldn’t be blamed for being “intellectually, psychologically, and morally unfit for any public office.” But the Senate had a chance to stop him during the impeachment trial, and all Republican senators except Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) voted to acquit him. Conway listed each one by name and pinned it to the top of his Twitter feed……….

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    • Fandango March 18, 2020 / 1:23 pm

      No worries. I thing we’re going through a global typo pandemic.

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  8. Carol Anne March 19, 2020 / 9:29 am

    He’s living in coocoo land! This things not going anywhere for a few months at least!

    Liked by 1 person

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