Today’s WH COVID-19 presser featured IMPOTUS* rambling through reading numbers of items like field hospitals allocated but not actually delivered, and ad libbing campaign speech rhetoric “people are saying we’re very united”. Repeated how proud he is and how victory is at hand. He actually starting getting bored while reading numbers.
“We are at war,” declares the president who less than a month ago dismissed Democratic criticisms of his coronavirus response as “their new hoax” pic.twitter.com/MW5d7styua— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 22, 2020
I'm so afraid now that Trump is telling us how unified I am with him. I really would never have said this three weeks ago. Honestly, I'm not saying it now. I'm so glad he thinks we're special, though.
— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Delavegalaw) March 22, 2020
Trump promised US supercomputers will defeat the “Chinese virus”, even though Chinese supercomputers are now apparently faster.
Unleash The American SuperComputers!!! pic.twitter.com/ilM6XwN8Lm
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) March 22, 2020
Trump's trade policies havenÃ¢ÂÂt helped. Tariffs on medical supplies made them more expensive, and they were only lifted on March 5, even though health care associations asked the Trump administration LAST YEAR to exempt items like masks, gloves, and gowns.https://t.co/u3VyGKTm5q
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) March 21, 2020
Two weeks ago Trump’s “hidden enemy” seemed to be different
The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, Ã¢ÂÂThe risk is low to the average American.Ã¢ÂÂ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
Trump for some reason is now touting his poll numbers among veterans pic.twitter.com/2FGRkFpkBw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 22, 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned.https://t.co/mroRPrJAdx
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) March 22, 2020
Grim context aside:
Take a moment to process the fact that we now live in a time when it is possible to track the movements of millions of people halfway around the world, via their cell phone data, to illustrate the spread of a pandemic for a global audience. Ã°ÂÂÂ½ https://t.co/g3zOrUPOmM
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) March 22, 2020