Trump versus everyone who doesn’t praise him & will be a “Miracle” end!

Donald Trump continues to attack anyone who is critical of him, particularly the media which are his goto scapegoat, while his administration works on erasing the World health organisation from official US health measures.

He didn’t appear at the Sunday Covid conference at the White House after taking a battering by media and health experts over his disinfectant comments.

But don’t worry, there will be a Miracle end!

Via Twitter (as usual):

We have now Tested more than 5 Million People. That is more than any other country in the World, and even more than all major countries combined!

Trump is correct that the US has tested over 5.4 million people now, which is more than every other country in the world as a total (but not per capita), but his claim that it’s more than “all major countries combined” is nonsense.

  • USA 5,430,133 tests (16,405 per million)
  • Russia 2,877,699 tests (19,719 per million)
  • Germany 2,072,669 tests (24.738 per million)
  • Italy 1,757,659 tests (29.071 per million)
  • Spain 1,199,548 tests (25,656 per million)

The US has done fewer tests than three major countries and their rate of testing is significantly lower than many countries.

New Zealand has tested 120,981 people (25,088 per million) and Australia have tested 506,449 (19,861 per million).

Trump is still talking about miracles:

The Do Nothing Democrats are spending much of their money on Fake Ads. I never said that the CoronaVirus is a “Hoax”, I said that the Democrats, and the way they lied about it, are a Hoax. Also, it did start with “one person from China”, and then grew, & will be a “Miracle” end!

And continues to spray the media:

If the Wall Street Journal “Editorial” writers had called, as they should have, they would have easily found that I was “NOT happy with the Georgia Governor on Tuesday night.” You said the opposite, and got it wrong as you often do!

Was just informed that the Fake News from the Thursday White House Press Conference had me speaking & asking questions of Dr. Deborah Birx. Wrong, I was speaking to our Laboratory expert, not Deborah, about sunlight etc. & the CoronaVirus. The Lamestream Media is corrupt & sick!

What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time & effort!

There are reports that his own administration want him to scale back his rambling train wreck media conferences.

As well as attacking critics Trump launched into defense and self-praise:

The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history. I don’t know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten more done in the first 3 1/2 years than any President in history. The Fake News hates it!

I work from early in the morning until late at night, haven’t left the White House in many months (except to launch Hospital Ship Comfort) in order to take care of Trade Deals, Military Rebuilding etc., and then I read a phony story in the failing @nytimesabout my work schedule and eating habits, written by a third rate reporter who knows nothing about me. I will often be in the Oval Office late into the night & read & see that I am angrily eating a hamburger & Diet Coke in my bedroom. People with me are always stunned. Anything to demean!

And it is all a terrible injustice to Trump.

When will all of the “reporters” who have received Noble Prizes for their work on Russia, Russia, Russia, only to have been proven totally wrong (and, in fact, it was the other side who committed the crimes), be turning back their cherished “Nobles” so that they can be given to the REAL REPORTERS & JOURNALISTS who got it right. I can give the Committee a very comprehensive list.

When will the Noble Committee DEMAND the Prizes back, especially since they were gotten under fraud? The reporters and Lamestream Media knew the truth all along Lawsuits should be brought against all, including the Fake News Organizations, to rectify this terrible injustice. For all of the great lawyers out there, do we have any takers? When will the Noble Committee Act? Better be fast!

I haven’t heard of Noble Prizes before.

Meanwhile Trump expands battle with WHO

US President Donald Trump and his top aides are working behind the scenes to sideline the World Health Organisation on several new fronts as they seek to shift blame for the coronavirus pandemic to the world body, according to US and foreign officials involved in the discussions.

Last week, the president announced a 60-day hold on US money to the WHO, but other steps by his top officials go beyond a temporary funding freeze, raising concerns about the permanent weakening of the organisation amid a rapidly spreading crisis.

At the State Department, officials are stripping references to the WHO from coronavirus fact sheets, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has instructed his employees to “cut out the middle man” when it comes to public health initiatives the United States previously supported through the WHO.

“It has been impossible to find a common ground with the US about the views on the work and role of WHO,” said a senior European official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe diplomatic discussions.

WHO officials initially hoped they could stave off a halt in US funding and a messy public confrontation by making a symbolic concession to Trump, but discussions between the organisation and the US ambassador to the WHO, Andrew Bremberg, failed to ease tensions.

Trump, who has said the outbreak could be contained with “very little death” if the WHO had done its job, reiterated his complaints during a Group of Seven conference call this month.

But critics say the president is scapegoating the WHO to distract from charges that he responded slowly to the pandemic and waited too long to implement protective measures that would have saved lives in the United States. They also question the value of seeking alternatives to the WHO at this juncture.

The institution’s defenders note that since late January, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has held near-daily news conferences about the virus and warned leaders that the window for stopping its spread was quickly “closing.” Officials from the Trump administration and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention were embedded in the WHO and continue to work with it, even as Trump publicly rails against the agency.

Reuters: U.S. response to virus splinters into acrimony and uncertainty

Six weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the spreading new coronavirus, the United States is deeply divided over the correct economic and health response.

Division has been one of the tactics Trump has used to rise to the top in the US and maintain power. It doesn’t work so well dealing with a pandemic.

What was meant as a grand experiment in fast action, nearly $3 trillion in federal support to keep U.S. companies and individuals afloat as economic activity froze, is slipping into a morass of finger-pointing and uncertainty.

Millions of workers in the world’s largest economy are wondering when their unemployment benefits will arrive or even when they might be able to register for them. Groups of businesses are squaring off to compete for help. State and city governments are going their own, sometimes conflicting, ways in decisions on when to let business reopen during an infectious national health crisis that does not respect borders.

As a health matter, the approach has also become a mosaic, with a president prone to recommending off-the-cuff and even potentially dangerous remedies, and state officials who agree generically that “more” testing is needed but not exactly on how much more would be required for public safety.

A miracle may emerge from the chaos, but a lot of damage has already been sone.

 

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33 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  27th April 2020

    As a stand up comic the guy just gets better and better.

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  2. artcroft

     /  27th April 2020

    Trump has the maturity and intellect of a four year old.

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    • Duker

       /  27th April 2020

      At least Biden has an excuse for his ‘odd phrases’ as he has stuttering related speech disability
      The Democrat Super Pacs are going to have a field day closer to election with their ‘Trump material’…remember when attacks ads had Kerry windsurfing back and forwards as a ‘metaphor’ for flip flopping. Trumps own words are all they need, hes such a parody of a preacher/talk back host that they need to contrast that with being presidential.

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      • Pink David

         /  27th April 2020

        “stuttering related speech disability

        This is the funniest thing you have every posted.

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    • Gezza

       /  27th April 2020

      Unfair to four year olds !

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  3. duperez

     /  27th April 2020

    The journalist who was challenged recently by the President, “If you ask that again, I’ll leave,” didn’t take up the challenge.

    A couple of days later, on the day when he had already said he was being ‘sarcastic’ when he proposed treating coronavirus patients by injecting disinfectant, Trump didn’t speak at the White House briefing.

    The assumption was that he didn’t want to expose himself to prolonging a story that was not very favourable.

    Who knows but it turns out that something else happened before that session. “The White House had tried to bump CNN from its traditional front-row seat, only to be rebuffed by the White House Correspondents Association and individual reporters.”

    Would anyone suggest that the leader of the free world, the greatest American President ever would be petulant enough to not speak and throw a little tantrum because some ‘fake news’ journalist wouldn’t sit where he wanted her to sit? Would he have walked out the week before if that other reporter had again asked the question that the leader didn’t want to answer?

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/white-house-tried-to-move-cnn-reporter-to-back-of-briefing-room-before-trump-walked-out

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    • Follow-up question:

      1. Did the WH actually think it would be taken seriously when it tried to intimidate CNN’s Kaitlan Collins by threatening to mobilise the Secret Service to remove her from her allocated seat?

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  4. Rage-tweeting all afternoon is one way to spend your wife’s 50th birthday.

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    • Duker

       /  27th April 2020

      Trump has a thing about ‘The Nobles’…ever since Obama won one.

      But imagine threatening legal action if the awardees prizes weren’t revoked …no matter what they are called.

      He is going completely barmy

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      • MaureenW

         /  27th April 2020

        Obama didn’t exactly “win” one, he was given one for nothing, then went on to destroy Libya.

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        • Pink David

           /  27th April 2020

          He was awarded it for not being George W Bush. That gave they the vapors and they all went a bit faint.

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        • Duker

           /  27th April 2020

          US didnt destroy Libya … the nato countries did it for him… even the Swedes got involved
          the US just ‘helps’ like they do for Saudi Arabia in Yemen….weapons, Awacs, refeulers etc
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Unified_Protector

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        • you guys are such sore winners, clutching at your pearls like this.

          Will you continue to enjoy all that winning when Trump’s COVID death toll exceeds the US troop losses in the entire 20 years the US fought in Vietnam? What a legacy.

          And still you flounder about trying to defend the cockwomble

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          • Trump’s COVID death toll – must be close to 15,000 Benghazis eh

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          • Pink David

             /  27th April 2020

            “Trump’s COVID”

            Lets say from now Jacinda’s COVID deaths. We could put it in the headlines of all the newspapers.

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          • Pink David

             /  27th April 2020

            “Will you continue to enjoy all that winning when Trump’s COVID death toll exceeds the US troop losses in the entire 20 years the US fought in Vietnam? What a legacy.”

            https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/26/health/flu-deaths-2017–2018-cdc-bn/index.html

            80,000 died from the flu in 2018. You didn’t notice despite it being many more than the US troop losses in Vietnam. Why was that? Many of those deaths were children. Yet you didn’t care. Was that because you could not blame it on Trump?

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  5. Zedd

     /  27th April 2020

    I hear that MrT is suggesting we ‘inject disinfectant’ as a cure for Covid19.. sounds ‘sensible’. Maybe the BEST EVER advice.. we will hear !??
    During the daily Co-vid rpt. Journos ask Dr Bloomfield to comment on it.. he & Jacinda seemed bemused, but made it clear that MrTs ideas were ridiculous & KIWIS should ignore such nonsense (paraphrased) 😀

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  6. Pink David

     /  27th April 2020

    Here is the actual quote;

    “And then I saw the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute, and is there a way we could do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning,” the president said during his White House press briefing. “As you see it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

    Now to me that sounds like someone looking to find a solution to a problem. I do wonder at the intelligence of people who think this is an instruction inject themselves with bleech. Perhaps this is what the media actually think about they audience.

    These treatments do exist, does everyone here really think there is no merit in exploring this as a treatment just because Trump said it?

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    • Gaslighting knob

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      • Pink David

         /  27th April 2020

        ‘Gaslighting’

        Joe, your madness is your problem, not mine.

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      • Duker

         /  27th April 2020

        Find a solution ? Trump is only interested in finding a channel on the remote.
        Sure hes suggesting it be done under medical supervision…. thats just as nutty.
        The fact his medical musings have finished says even Trump knows he screwed it

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    • Trump has already told us he was being sarcastic – you need to get up with the play.

      Here’s another question: is there no merit in exploring this as stupidity just because Trump said it?

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      • Pink David

         /  27th April 2020

        “Here’s another question: is there no merit in exploring this as stupidity just because Trump said it?”

        Such treatments exist. Trump did not think this up, it’s come from the discussion he has had with people who understand the science very well. The way you loose your mind just because Trump say’s something is quite a spectacle. It was an IQ test you failed.

        I’m getting some of my team to look at the UV technology tomorrow because it has some interesting applications.

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    • Corky

       /  27th April 2020

      Never let the truth get in the way of a good blog comment, PD.That would be the motto of those critics on this thread. I personally have said nothing. Hell, Trumpy might win the election again. Think of the fun and the merriment that will be available.

      As for Jacinda and Bloomfield sniggering? They say one hour is a long time in politics during a pandemic.

      Ozone therapy would be one therapy worth exploring. I’m guessing some more ‘switched on’ doctors may have already used it.

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    • duperez

       /  27th April 2020

      The most powerful man in the world, the man who millions of American believe absolutely and implicitly gets up and talks about stuff when everyone is seeking to ‘find a solution to a problem.” And he says what he says.

      I remember the psychologist talking about working in the dairy when a gun comes in with some malevolent type. You say, “Don’t shoot me.”
      In the most fraught of situations the words ‘shoot me’ are from your mouth into their head.

      A couple of weeks back there were some moments when the most powerful of statements could have been made. Face masks were the big topic. “Are you going to wear one Mr President?” He could have brought a mask out, put it on, even for a couple of seconds, done virtually nothing with it, and still sent out a massively strong message. He could even have (shock, horror, anathema to him) lied a little, and said he regularly wore one when in off camera environments.

      He didn’t want to be seen to be a goose or have the cartoonists depict him in a mask. He preferred his vanity over being a leader positively influencing people. His perspective of leadership is personal and limited, his appreciation of the nuances of power is narrow. Blunt is the method.

      However, he’s the boss and while experts like Birx and Fauci and others might be thinking “For God’s sake, don’t go there,” and the political advisers think the same, he is the boss. Birx’ and co’s jobs are to clean the shit off the floor. And get ready to do it again.

      Don’t wonder about the media’s perspective being an indication of what they think about their audience. Wonder why companies making certain products have come out with warnings since the events. Wonder at the intelligence of those who believe everything Trump says. And don’t wonder why Trump would even go there as the reasons for that are obvious.

      Look on the bright side. If he had the type of power he craves, like that a few of his ‘good friends’ who are running other countries have, he’d be forcing people to drink disinfectant. Purely for the purposes of scientific testing of course. Systematic trials, not for the whole country mind, just in selected states. Democrat voting ones. You know it eh?

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    • Duker

       /  27th April 2020

      They have been removing fake cures that are dangerous for some weeks now, ever since the fish tank cleaner sold out

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      • Pink David

         /  27th April 2020

        It’s not a fake cure.

        When is fish tank cleaner lady going to be arrested for murder?

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