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Top Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro didn’t come out of nowhere. The administration found him where most high-level government aides are found … i.e., the same place I found the anti-fungal treatment for my big toenail—Amazon. You may or may not know that Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner found Navarro while...

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  • March 31, 2021

Carnage could be a permanent condition, but Trump made it a brand. Between April 10, 2020 and January 3, 2021, Donald Trump either tweeted (or retweeted) the term “China Virus” 44 times. Like Trump’s claim of a “bad” flu for COVID, the coincidence was many times worse amid a population experiencing...

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  • March 21, 2021

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Gov. Mike Parson proceeded with an event at a state office building last month after staff warned his office of a cluster of COVID-19 cases among state workers in the building, according to emails obtained by the Post-Dispatch. Parson, a Republican running for a four-year...

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  • October 23, 2020

In an interview on CBS Face the Nation Scott Gottlieb affirmed the position that the Trump administration erred in not directing national drug production of antibody drugs like Regeneron’s. x And Scott Gottlieb was just on Face the Nation saying that if we would have had a national response in the...

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  • October 11, 2020

The latest New York Times/Siena College poll does not have good news for Trump or Republican Senators in these battleground states. Let’s start with Maine: x #MEsen:Gideon (D) 44% (+4)Collins (R-inc) 40%Linn (I) 2%Savage (I) 2%@SienaResearch/@UpshotNYT, LV, 9/11-16— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) September 18, 2020 In all three states, Democratic Senate...

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  • September 18, 2020

Peter Navarro, the Trump administration trade adviser whom Jared Kushner found on Amazon.com (the same place I’ve been vainly searching for a one-bedroom tauntaun carcass to hide in for the next four years in case Trump somehow wins again) wants y’all to stop politicizing the, erm, China virus, folks! This morning,...

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  • July 27, 2020

In a new article, David A. Fahrenthold, Joshua Partlow, and Jonathan O'Connell review the Trump U grift and draw parallels to the Trump University debacle and the Trump presidency itself during the pandemic. The virus doesn’t care, and we’ve seen how despite the usual disinformation ploys Trump is on the path...

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  • July 25, 2020

This has been proposed for a while, but now that the Speaker is using it… time to do some re-branding. x One of the reasons we are so far behind in our response to the #TrumpVirus? We don’t have the equipment we need to test, process results, and protect our frontline...

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  • July 22, 2020

This is definitely Trump’s virus now. It is the Bone Spur Virus. It is a metaphoric, national Exotosis. It must be removed to save the country. The US is still approaching 100,000 deaths NOW because Trump needs the illusion of a functioning economy before 11/3/2020. The minimum for Trump’s inaction is...

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  • May 24, 2020

The new death toll cited by Trump is now 95,000, up from zero, then 50-60,000, then 60-70,000. x President Trump: “This is going to go away without a vaccine.” pic.twitter.com/EKcZENl4rS— CSPAN (@cspan) May 8, 2020 TRUMP: “I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is going to go...

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  • May 8, 2020

http://www.bloomberg.com/… (April 17) Meat packing centers in the Midwest are some of the fastest growing pandemic centers, according to Bloomberg News, the New York Times, and other news media. Workers in some plants complain about close working conditions and lack of protective equipment. Industry analysts see supply disruptions and higher prices. Fortunately, the...

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  • April 17, 2020

In a total reversal, Grand Moff Trump will apparently back off on ordering(sic) a national May 1 “reopening date”. He will also punt “shot-calling” to the states, continuing his inability to fully implement the DPA.   Live Blog below 6:00* PM EDT (* it almost never starts on time) Members of...

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  • April 16, 2020

I know Trump doesn’t always consider optics when making his absurd decisions, but this looks like a huge pile of shite to me: x Thank you, @realDonaldTrump for appointing me to your task force on re-opening America safely in the wake of #COVID19. With 22 million Americans filing for unemployment,...

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  • April 16, 2020

More examples of governmental incompetence, pairing Trump and a Trumpist governor in Florida. At least there aren’t trains trying to collide with the cruise ships. When Andrea Anderson and her husband boarded the MS Zaandam cruise ship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, more than three weeks ago, they didn't know that their trip...

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  • April 2, 2020

And I thought Ivanka Trump’s faux camping trip with her kids in her posh living room was the most tone-deaf thing I’d see during the coronavirus crisis. x Under the new coronavirus relief act, Geffen qualifies for a bailout for his cruise ship. https://t.co/kUVIa0iaDo— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 28, 2020...

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  • March 28, 2020

Our rapturous Secretary of State not only insists on calling the coronavirus by the racist monicker “Wuhan virus,” he’s trying to force the G7 foreign ministers to go along: UK Independent:  Coronavirus: Mike Pompeo insists G7 use 'Wuhan Virus' – but world officials refuse Ministers of the G7 – the...

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  • March 25, 2020

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear made it official:   Beshear said all “non-life-sustaining” businesses must close to in-person traffic by Thursday evening. Exactly which businesses will be affected wasn't immediately clear Beshear’s earlier actions were along this line — closing schools, gyms, hair and nail salons,…etc.  There was a debate on what the difference was...

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  • March 25, 2020

Whatever you might think of David Frum, he does seem to have the number of the phenomenon called Trumpism especially as it is now trying to save itself before the retreat to the bunker. Like Trump’s tweets, diversion and distraction are the gonads in his bag of tricks. Diametric opposites and misdirection...

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  • March 21, 2020

With the coronavirus starting to spread, we should think of ways to deal with the pandemic since containment now looks impossible. The best way to save the election of 2020 might be to allow all voters to Vote By Mail as some states already do. All states allow some absentee voting,...

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  • March 6, 2020

Anthony Fauci is the premier public health expert on viruses and their spread. He has been the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of NIH, since 1984. Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues....

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  • February 28, 2020
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