Trump’s main goal is to be re-elected, he needs the con to continue. His grift requires getting past a pandemic that will not abide a timetable built on the lies and inaction of incompetence. His magical thinking now hovers around 15 days when everything gets better, it won’t.
Monday will have a light at the end of the tunnel even as Trump has tried to blow it out, as Joe Biden will have his own daily brief today currently scheduled for 1130 am ET.
President Trump and Mitch McConnell are trying to put a corporate bailout ahead of families. It's simply wrong. We need to be focused on helping hardworking Americans, communities, and small businesses Ã¢ÂÂ not handing big corporations a blank check. pic.twitter.com/tMBZm26h3yÃ¢ÂÂ Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 23, 2020
Trump has not used the DPA because it somehow means a “socialism” that was invoked in 1950 because it resembled the same national planning that got the US though WWII. He’s running against “socialism” except it’s the wrong one. Trump is against US WWII-style socialism because be represents the flight-to-the-bunker Axis socialism run by psychopaths. Like the GOP, it’s about the 1% because they need massive slush funds to maintain profits.
Trump suppressed COVID-19 testing and its data no different than a GOP that always tends to suppressing votes and voting registration data. He now cannot answer questions about masks and ventilators because uncertainty is his only tool with his lack of leadership. All he can do is gaslight even if he can’t find matches, and shift blame because he never takes responsibility.
There is supposed to be a Biden briefing late Monday morning to counter the idiocy of the Trump “whining about his being rich” session a.k.a. the WH daily Covid-19 brief.
As President Donald Trump dominates the daytime airwaves with marathon daily press briefings about the coronavirus, Joe Biden says that he will be countering that with a “presentation” via a makeshift studio from his home starting on Monday.
“They put a new high-speed line in my home. They’ve converted a recreation room, basically, into a television studio,” Biden told a donor at a “virtual” fundraiser on Sunday. “I guess tomorrow, I’m making the first presentation at 11:30 AM thereabouts Eastern standard time. And I am going to speak to these issues.”
Ã¢ÂÂ Eddie Goldman (@nhbnews) March 23, 2020
Joe Biden to Trump: “Hospitals, mayors, and governors are forced to fend for themselves to secure the gear and equipment they need … Mr. President, stop lying and start acting. Use the full extent of your authorities, now, to ensure that we are producing all essential goods.”
JUST IN: Former Vice President Joe Biden has said in a letter to President Trump and other conservatives challenging the Affordable Care Act that the novel coronavirus outbreak shows why they should drop their legal case https://t.co/EYlxcKtg90
Ã¢ÂÂ Axios (@axios) March 23, 2020
MEMO TO POTUS:
You are crazy. No caps needed. https://t.co/TxcW54AkCG
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 23, 2020
Fauci: Ã¢ÂÂI canÃ¢ÂÂt jump in front of the microphone and push him down.Ã¢ÂÂ He says he does what he can – tell the Ã¢ÂÂappropriate peopleÃ¢ÂÂ who can advise Trump not to repeat things. (Still, Fauci has done more live-correcting than literally anyone whoÃ¢ÂÂs appeared with Trump since 2017.) https://t.co/PWFymujVTs
Ã¢ÂÂ Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 23, 2020
Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic.
Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19. He is in prison.
Why are celebrities & politicians able to get tested like they were just swinging by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription?
WHERE ARE THE TESTS?
Ã¢ÂÂ Melissa Blake (@melissablake) March 23, 2020
I do not want a single taxpayer dollar to end up in the bank account of a corporate millionaire or billionaire. This is money the government takes from the taxpayers. Use the peopleÃ¢ÂÂs money to help the people who need help. Stop the d@mn graft! https://t.co/EcTrarDhK6
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) March 22, 2020
Of the $500 BILLION slush fund Mnuchin will have control over: Ã¢ÂÂTheyÃ¢ÂÂre throwing caution to the wind for average workers & people on Main Street & going balls to the wall for people on Wall Street,” Sen. Joe Manchin of Republicans. https://t.co/MZg8bLKzS4
Ã¢ÂÂ Jesse Elin B. (@effiedog) March 23, 2020
If the sides do not reach a pact by the early afternoon, a series of votes will unfold that are like to be a replay of Sunday’s blocked path, except this time the U.S. financial markets will be open and trading.
A major sticking point is a $500 billion pool of money for loans and loan guarantees that Republicans want to create, which some Democrats are labeling a “slush fund” because the Treasury Department would have broad discretion over who receives the money. There is little precedent for a program with a similar size and scope.
The economic conditions appear to be dramatically worse than first predicted. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard told Bloomberg News in an interview Sunday that the unemployment rate could hit 30 percent between April and June because of mass layoffs, which would be worse than what occurred during the Great Depression.
Mitch McConnell wants to give this guy, Steve Mnuchin, the discretion to decide how to dole out $500 billion in taxpayer funds and then allow him to hide the identity of the bailout recipients from the public for up to six months. This does not seem like a good idea. pic.twitter.com/28P1gmp9cM
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) March 22, 2020
— Eric Umansky (@ericuman) March 23, 2020
Without full body hazmat or mandatory quarantines of exposed health workers….
“Singapore so far appears not to have had a single recorded health-care-related transmission of the coronavirus, despite the hundreds of cases…”
— DrDinD Ã°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂ (@DrDinD) March 22, 2020
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 23, 2020