Exploiting 70 days of denial, dysfunction, and distressed property.
I said about a month ago that by the end of this, there would be mass graves in America. They’re already here. Behold the #TrumpBurialPits#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath #GOPBetrayedAmerica https://t.co/T1TZ3H4s0y— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@AmoneyResists) April 10, 2020
NYC Mayor confirms they are now burying many #Covid19 corpses in mass graves on Hart Island. Today alone there were at least 40 coffins. The bodies are wrapped in body bags and placed in pine boxes, with their names scrawled on the top. Source: NY Post #TrumpBurialPits pic.twitter.com/2yb2pVVt3U— Jake Morphonios (@morphonios) April 10, 2020
Donald J. Trump is now the leading cause of death in the United States.— John Lundin 🌊 (@johnlundin) April 9, 2020
17 million Americans lost their jobs in the last 3 weeks. 17,000 Americans have died. Thousands more Americans will die today. https://t.co/qAwiOHGTnA— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) April 10, 2020
A Wall Street firm told wealthy investors it could get them returns of up to 175% by exploiting U.S. programs meant to help those hurt by the coronavirus https://t.co/og80tvKfTo— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) April 10, 2020
Suspicious texts claimed a missing woman had coronavirus. Then, police arrested her husband on murder charges. https://t.co/HHkQq4qWSB— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 10, 2020
Even as the country confronts the greatest disruption to daily life since World War II, a series of new polls released this week show Trump’s approval ratings plateauing in the mid-40s, roughly where his approval rating stood a month ago, before the
coronavirusshuttered much of the nation’s economic and social activity.
In other words, public views of Trump’s leadership in the coronavirus crisis are now breaking down along familiar lines of polarization: Americans view his performance during the pandemic about the same way they view his performance generally.
Republicans aren’t sweating public opinion of Trump amid the Covid-19 pandemic, though the Trump campaign last week did tout results from battleground-state surveys that it said showed Trump with far greater approval ratings for his handling of the situation than in public polls.
Whether it’s the consistent polarization that has characterized his presidency or a specific reaction to his response to this grave crisis, it’s clear that Americans’ views of Trump break from U.S. political tradition.
“At the end of the day, the fact that there wasn’t a huge rally effect given the severity and the breadth of this crisis is really what’s unusual here,” said Monmouth’s Murray. “And it says a lot about Trump’s unwillingness or inability to capitalize on a moment like this.”
‘ It is Finnish ‘— Chris MJ (@ChrisMJ) April 9, 2020
– John 19:30 – pic.twitter.com/m2ARINlc0G
When the history of this pandemic is written, it’ll become undeniable that everything Trump did was driven by grubby self-interest. This MBS/Carnival Cruise Lines deal is just the tip of a vast iceberg.https://t.co/c5HYnHQzhW— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 10, 2020
The sudden change of fortunes for a company run by Micky Arison, a longtime Trump associate, could be as much about personal relationships and geopolitics as about business.
A Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) now owns more than 8% of Carnival. It held no stock in the firm at the start of 2020. The news prompted Carnival’s share price to climb 20% ― the company’s biggest percentage increase on record, The Wall Street Journal reported.
As of Thursday afternoon, the kingdom’s 43.5 million shares were worth more than $500 million.
Enthusiasm to vote for president in this year's election by party via new @CNN poll just out:— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 9, 2020
80% extremely or very enthusiastic
20% somewhat or less enthusiastic
56% extremely or very enthusiastic
43% somewhat or less enthusiastic
"Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing."— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) April 10, 2020
"Aides and allies increasingly believe the president’s daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage."https://t.co/83B2pbmc1U