Saturday, March 21, 2020

His Dangerous Ignorance: This Other Virus Plaguing America by Glen Brown



THIS A RECORD OF A COUNTRY BESIEGED BY A CORONAVIRUS AND A CHRONICLE OF THE FAILURES OF A PATHOLOGICAL AND MALIGNANT NARCISSIST AND LIAR:



It was Trump who had shut down the office responsible for responding to pandemics in 2018. Trump also defunded the CDC, though he was warned by the Obama administration about the real possibility of pandemics across the world before taking office. Once in office, he ignored intelligence reports.

Now consider Trump lied to the public about his knowing the Coronavirus was a serious threat long before it was called a pandemic as early as January; that on February 28th, Trump called it “a Democratic hoax”; that when asked about the role he played in the U.S. government’s gross failure to anticipate and contain the Coronavirus, Trump responded, “I don’t take responsibility at all”; that when asked about the federal government helping states across the country, he responded, “We’re not a shipping clerk.”

When Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City pleaded that the city’s hospitals were in need of help and to mobilize the military to deploy critical medical supplies, Trump’s response was “I’m not dealing with him.”

If Trump had been prepared to take action during the first crucial days and weeks and allowed Dr. Anthony Fauci to be the only spokesperson, this pandemic could have been contained in America! Trump has abandoned Americans again since early May. 


American citizens are dying because of Trump’s reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying! Where is your outrage?! 
-Glen Brown


P.S.

"Trump pushed out the admiral on the National Security Council, who was the only person at that level who's responsible for pandemic defense. With him went his entire down line of employees and staff and relationships. And then Trump removed the [early warning] funding for countries around the world.

"Did we get good advice from the president of the United States for the first 12 weeks? No. All we got were lies. Saying it’s fake, by saying this is a Democratic hoax. There are still people today who believe that, to their detriment. Speaking as a public health person, this is the most irresponsible act of an elected official that I've ever witnessed in my lifetime.

"But what you're hearing now [to self-isolate, close schools, cancel events] is right. Is it going to protect us completely? Is it going to make the world safe forever? No. [Nevertheless], it's a great thing because we want to spread out the disease over time." -Epidemiologist Lawrence Brilliant, MD MPH





“I can't imagine what this place would be - I can't imagine what the country would be - with Donald Trump as our president”—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Justice on the United States Supreme Court

Why do I call Trump a virus plaguing America? Why do I call Trump ignorant and a pathological and malignant narcissist and liar? Read what he has said, done, and ignored:

Dec. 31, 2019
World Health Organization informed of pneumonia cluster "of unknown causes" (CNN). Trump did nothing.


“He’s a fucking moron!”—Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State


Jan. 7, 2020
China confirms they have identified novel coronavirus (CNN). Trump did nothing.

Jan. 14, 2020
The World Health Organization stated there may be limited human-to-human transmission (CNN). Trump did nothing.

Jan. 21, 2020
The U.S. has first confirmed case in Washington state (CNN). Trump did nothing. 

Jan. 22, 2020
 
“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China” -Trump. Trump did nothing. 

January 28, 2020

“In a January 28 top secret intelligence briefing, national security adviser Robert O'Brien gave Trump a ‘jarring’ warning about the virus, telling the President it would be the ‘biggest national security threat’ of his presidency. Trump's head ‘popped up.’

“O'Brien's deputy, Matt Pottinger, concurred, telling Trump it could be as bad as the influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide, including 675,000 Americans. Pottinger warned Trump that asymptomatic spread was occurring in China: He had been told 50% of those infected showed no symptoms.

“At that time, there were fewer than a dozen reported coronavirus cases in the US. Three days later, Trump announced restrictions on travel from China, a move suggested by his national security team -- despite Trump's later claims that he alone backed the travel limitations.

“Nevertheless, Trump continued to publicly downplay the danger of the virus. February was a lost month. Dr. Carter Mecher, a senior medical adviser at the Department of Veterans Affairs writes in an email group to public health experts that ‘any way you cut it, this is going to be bad.’

“Trump holds a campaign rally instead in New Jersey.”

Jan. 29, 2020
Dr. Fauci appointed to task force. Americans will die because of Trump's ignorance and lying.

Jan. 30, 2020
Medical journal publishes letter on asymptomatic transmission (CNN). Trump did nothing. 

Jan. 31, 2020
CDC announces first human-to human transmission in the U.S. (CNN). Trump blocks traveling from China, (though it was Europe that brought the virus here). Americans will die because of Trump's ignorance and lying.



“Trump is as dumb as shit”—Gary Cohn, former Economic Advisor

Feb. 2, 2020
“We pretty much shut it down coming in from China. It’s going to be fine” -Trump. Americans will die because of Trump's ignorance and lying.

Feb. 6, 2020
There is an unreported coronavirus death in California on Feb. 6: it was revealed on April 22. Americans will begin to die because of Trump's ignorance and lying narcissism.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touted the State Department's efforts to aid China's battle with the coronavirus, noting the department helped deliver "nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials." By early March, it will be clear that the US would lack adequate medical supplies and testing capabilities. 

Note: by early April, the US would be buying personal protective equipment and ventilators from Russia, facilitated by the State Department. America's hospital will be ill-prepared for this pandemic because of the Trump administration's incompetence. Americans will die because of them.

Feb. 10, 2020
"Looks like by April, you know in theory, when it gets a little warmer it miraculously goes away. I think it's going to all going to work out fine" -Trump

Feb. 14, 2020
“Sixty-one percent of the voters approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. And you know, we did a very early move on that. We did a, I was criticized by a lot of people at the beginning because we were the first. We’d never done it before” -Trump. Americans will die because of his ignorance.

Feb. 17, 2020
Another unreported coronavirus death in California on Feb. 17: it was revealed on April 22. Americans are dying because of Trump's ignorance and lying. Why? Trump is only concerned with his re-election and not Americans!

Feb. 24, 2020
“The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market is starting to look very good to me... The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market is starting to look very good to me!” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's ignorance and lying.

Feb. 25, 2020
“My administration is doing a great job of handling the coronavirus… I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away. [The CDC and my administration] have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.

Feb. 26, 2020
“Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape!”-Trump

CDC announces first U.S. case of community transmission (CNN). “The 15 cases within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero… We’re going very substantially down, not up” -Trump. 

"It's a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. And we'll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner,"
 Trump said of the coronavirus that was already spreading like wildfire across the globe. "We're ready for it. We're really prepared." 
Americans are dying because of Trump's ignorance and lying. 

Feb. 27, 2020
“It's going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle; it will disappear” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.

Feb. 28, 2020
“So, the Coronavirus, which started in China and spread to various countries throughout the world, but very slowly in the U.S. because President Trump closed our border, and ended flights, VERY EARLY, is now being blamed, by the Do Nothing Democrats, to be the fault of ‘Trump’”-Trump

“We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.





“The White House has become an adult day care center”—Bob Corker, Republican Senator


March 2, 2020
“The United States is right now ranked by far number one in the world for preparedness” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.

March 3, 2020
“There’s only one hot spot, and that’s also pretty much in a very, in a home, as you know, in a nursing home” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.

March 4, 2020
House of Representatives pass $8.3 billion emergency bill. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.

March 6, 2020
“It will end. People have to remain calm... All I say is... Be calm... We don't have a forecast because we don't know... Anybody who wants a test can get a test. That’s what the bottom line is… And in terms of deaths, I don’t know what the count is today. Is it 11? Eleven people? And in terms of cases, it’s very, very few” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.

March 9, 2020
"So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. ... Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!" -Trump on Twitter

"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." -Trump on Twitter

"They're scaring the living hell out of people," Sean Hannity of Fox News said during a March 9 broadcast. "And I see it, again, as like, oh, let's bludgeon Trump with this new hoax." Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying. His minions are deliberately spreading misinformation.

March 11, 2020
Trump finally bans travel from Europe. Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, ignorance and lying.

March 13, 2020
"I don't take responsibility at all!" -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's ignorance and lying... Trump declares National Emergency Declaration. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 15, 2020
“This is a very contagious, this is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control of” -Trump. Trump did nothing but play it down and lie to the American people for 73 days!  

Thousands of Americans will die because of his reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 16, 2020
Trump tells U.S. governors regarding ventilators and other needed supplies for hospital staff: "Try getting it yourselves." Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying. 



March 17, 2020
“I’ve always known this is a real, this is a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic” -Trump. Trump asks work force to stay home. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 19, 2020
"We're not a shipping clerk" -Trump, referring to the federal government's role in sending out essential medical supplies to the states. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 20, 2020
Trump’s answer to reporter Peter Alexander’s question, “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”: “I say that you’re a terrible reporter, that’s what I say… I think that’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope and you’re doing sensationalism and the same with NBC and Concast. I don’t call it Comcast, I call it Concast! That’s really bad reporting, you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism. Let’s see if it works. It might and it might not. I happen to feel good about it, but who knows? I’ve been right a lot…” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's stupidity and arrogance.

March 23, 2020
"Our country was not built to be shut down. We are going to be opening up our country for business because our country was meant to be open! We are going to get it all going again very soon... If it were up to the doctors, they may say... 'Let's shut down the entire world.' ... This could create a much bigger problem than than problem that you start off with" -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 24, 2020

"Our people want to return to work. They will practice Social Distancing and all else, and Seniors will be watched over protectively & lovingly. We can do two things together" -Trump on Twitter.

Trump talked about the idea of packing churches on Easter Sunday. He said he wants the nation "opened up and just raring to go by Easter... I give it two weeks... We have to open this country up": a date that no health experts believe will be sufficient in containing the spread of COVID-19. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 25, 2020
Trump tweeted: "The Lame Stream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than every before!" Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 26, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York says his state needs tens of thousands of ventilators to respond to the escalating coronavirus pandemics. Trump's reply: "I don't believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You go into major hospitals sometimes, and they'll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they're saying, 'Can we order 30,000 ventilators?" Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 27, 2020
Trump said he had instructed Pence not to reach out to governors who aren't "appreciative" of his administration's efforts. "If they don't treat you right, I don't call," Trump said of state leaders, such as Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, both Democrats. "I think they should be appreciative. We've done a great job." Trump signs $2.2 trillion emergency spending bill. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 28, 2020
Trump said in a signing statement accompanying the $2 trillion stimulus bill (which is our tax-payers' money) that he believes the Inspector General, who will oversee $500 billion of that fund for businesses, will need his permission and will not have as much regulatory power as Democrats had sought... Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

Elsewhere in the news, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the federal government sent Los Angeles County 170 ventilators that arrived not working and now a Silicon Valley company is fixing the equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

March 29, 2020
Trump extended the stay at home order until April 30. He said, "The peak and death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won. That would be the greatest loss of all... We can expect that by June 1st a lot of great things will be happening." Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

March 30, 2020 
Trump’s news conference: "…And you see the numbers, you see the numbers, I see the numbers. I have some friends that are unbelievably sick. We thought they were going in for a mild stay and in one case, he’s unconscious in a coma. And you say, how did that happen?… And we have 10,000 [ventilators]. We’re probably going to send some of them now. We’ve been sending a lot to Michigan and various other states. We’ll probably send some additional ones to Michigan. New York’s been doing very well, but we can add some more to New York. We’re adding them to the areas that are having a problem… For a long time, it was just staying at nothing. And then all of a sudden, I look one day and I see a lot and a lot and a lot, and then it explodes…"  Trump lies and says he inherited broken tests from previous administration. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

Moreover, in an interview on Fox, Trump bragged about leaving out provisions from the Democrats that would have expanded the voting process in the $2.2 trillion stimulus package bill. In his words: "If you look at before and after, the things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting, that if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again."





The first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people. Trump has the understanding of a fifth or sixth grader” — Jim Mattis, former Defense Secretary
April 1, 2020
In the news, thousands of ventilators in a government stockpile are unusable after a maintenance contract lapsed last year. Federal officials said on Wednesday that their reserves of medical gear were nearly depleted. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 2, 2020
Trump tweeted: "Some of them [state governors] are insatiable complainers and should've stocked medical supplies before the coronavirus outbreak." 6.6 million workers file for unemployment. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 3, 2020
Regarding face masks: "It's voluntary. You don't have to do it... I just don't want to be doing, somehow sitting in the Oval Office, behind that beautiful, Resolute Desk, the great Resolute Desk, I think wearing a face mask, as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don't know, it somehow, I don't see it for myself" -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 5, 2020
"[Hydroxychloroquine] can help them, but it's not going to hurt them. That's the beauty of it... What do you have to lose?" Trump asked. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

Well, according to medical experts, 
hydroxychloroquine can damage your eyes, leading to vision problems that can be permanent, and it can also cause heart disease, to name a few of the risks. 

At this news conference, Trump refused to allow Dr. Fauci answer a question on the dangers of hydroxychloroquine. 

April 6, 2020
“Somebody said that a certain person, I won’t tell you, but a certain person said this will happen and that’s true. The problem is that person never did anything about it. Previous administrations, in previous… they never did anything about it. We all know all about pandemics and all of the things that we’re seeing now, but nobody thought it was going to happen. And if we did think it was going to happen, the problem is nobody did anything about it. We did...” (Trump). Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 7, 2020
"So, a woman last night, I watched her on one of the shows. Good show. Laura, and thought she was dead... She was just in horrible shape for 12 days. Fourteen days. She thought she was dead. I think she said that her doctor said it's going to be very tough. She saw me talking about this [hydroxychloroquine], and she asked her husband to go to the drugstore. Now, this is a Democrat representative, a person that perhaps wouldn't be voting for me. I think she'll be voting for me now, even if she's a Democrat, even if she's a Democrat representative. And they went to the store, which I made available because we have millions of doses..."

"We're going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO [World Health Organization]," Trump said at a White House briefing. "We're going to put a very powerful hold on it, and we're going to see." (Minutes later, he said he had not yet made a final decision on the cut). "They seem to be very China-centric," he said of WHO. "And they seem to err always on the side of China, and we fund it, you know, so I want to look into it." (The US is the organization's biggest funder, contributing 14% of its budget. A top WHO director said "the height of the coronavirus pandemic is not the time to cut back on funding!"). 
Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

Of course, Trump continuously lies about testing increases.

April 8, 2020
"I spoke with more than 3,000 mayors, county commissioners, and state and tribal leaders to provide an update on our administration’s ongoing drive to beat the virus, to crush the virus, and that’s happening. It’s happening, I think, if you look, a little bit more quickly than people thought, maybe a lot more quickly, I hope. It’s something that all over the world we’re watching, but people are watching us and seeing what we’re doing, and they’re very impressed. We’re dealing with many countries right now, many, many countries, and we’re giving them whatever information we’re able to glean" -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 9, 2020
“…We have 19 therapies being tested currently and 26 more are in the active planning for clinical trials. That’s a big statement. That’s a lot. Trials for Gilead’s anti-viral drug remdesivir continue and the company has also expanded emergency used for new patients. Getting good early results, by the way. The companies that manufacture hydroxychloroquine are massively ramping up production. As you know many people are recommending strongly Z-Pak be added. The Z-Pak and also zinc. And the federal government continues to build our stockpiles and distribute millions of doses for doctors to use as they see fit. And I’m pleased to inform you we’re just having. A lot of good things are happening, but we’ll have to see how that all works out. But we’ve purchased and we have stockpiled millions and millions of doses and we’re distributing it some states who want it very badly. Michigan, we just sent a lot to Michigan and other areas..."-Trump.  Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

You can never do anything about the people that lost their loved ones and lost their friends. The great friendships. And I’m not sure a lot of people will ever be the same, but I think our country from an economic standpoint will end up being stronger than ever. We have tremendous stimulus. We have tremendous stimulus plans. We have things in the works that are going to really, I think, fire the country…”

Private labs were federally blocked from using coronavirus tests in late January
 by the federal government.  

April 10, 2020
Trump stated he wants to "reopen [the country] as soon as possible," despite nearly 2000 Americans died today from the coronavirus. USA has the highest number of infected people in the world, which now stands at 502,876 with 18,747 deaths. Italy has recorded the most deaths, but only 100 more deaths than the USA. One can only imagine how many more cases there would be if more tests were available in this country. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

Trump called the virus "a brilliant enemy," adding "antibiotics used to solve every problem but now the germ has gotten so brilliant that the antibiotic can't keep up with it. There's a whole genius to it. It's hidden, but it's very smart."




                                            Mass Graves in New York

April 12, 2020
Washington (CNN) "President Donald Trump on Sunday evening retweeted a user who called for Dr. Anthony Fauci to be fired, the latest sign of apparent tension between the two men amid the coronavirus pandemic."

Asked by a journalist about the level of testing for the coronavirus across the US, Trump 
answered: “This is a very brilliant enemy. You know, it’s a brilliant enemy. They develop drugs like the antibiotics. You see it. Antibiotics used to solve every problem. Now one of the biggest problems the world has is the germ has gotten so brilliant that the antibiotic can’t keep up with it. And they're constantly trying to come up with a new – people go to a hospital and they catch – they go for a heart operation – that's no problem, but they end up dying from – from problems. You know the problems I'm talking about. There's a whole genius to it. We’re fighting – not only is it hidden, but it’s very smart. Okay? It’s invisible and it’s hidden, but it’s – it’s very smart.” 
Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 13, 2020
Dictatorial, partisan, divisive Trump falsely claims unconstitutional "total authority" over the states. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 14, 2020
“If he ordered me to reopen in a way that would endanger the public health of the people of my state, I wouldn’t do it. I don’t know what the president is talking about, frankly. We have a constitution … We don’t have a king … The president doesn’t have total authority”—Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York.

No irony here: Trump is withholding funds from the World Health Organization and blaming WHO for “mismanagement” of the coronavirus outbreak. That's right, blaming them for "mismanagement." Trump also wants the economy to open by May 1st.  

“The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that is expected to slow their delivery by several days, senior agency officials said.

“The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper checks the IRS is scheduled to begin sending to 70 million Americans in coming days, 'President Donald J. Trump' will appear on the left side of the payment.

“It will be the first time a president’s signature appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.

“While some people receiving the checks — the centerpiece of the U.S. government’s economic relief package to stave of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic — may not care, or observe, whose name appears on them, the decision is another sign of Trump’s effort to cast his response to the pandemic in political terms…” (Washington Post). Unbelievable! Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 15, 2020
“Mr. President, why did you have your name added to these coronavirus relief checks? [Well, John, it's because I am a political self-serving opportunist, hypocritical and lying sociopath, and malignant narcissist]. Instead, Trump stated: ‘Well, I don’t know too much about it, but I understand my name is there. I don’t know where they’re going, how they’re going. I do understand it’s not delaying anything, and I’m satisfied with that. I don’t imagine it’s a big deal. I’m sure people will be very happy to get a big, fat, beautiful check and my name is on it. Yeah, go ahead…



“I feel very badly about the World Health Organization, but it’s been a tool of China. It’s been, as I say, totally China centric. You take a look at everything that’s happened. They’ve been wrong. I was all for it at the beginning. What do I know? I walked in, I said, ‘World Health Organization, isn’t that wonderful?’ And then you start to see all the mistakes. They didn’t want us to close our borders to China, to Wuhan specifically. They didn’t want our borders closed’” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 16, 2020
“We have passed our peak -Trump.

“You said 29 States were in good shape, you think as many as 29?
”:
Trump: “…It could be that sometime in the Fall there’ll be some flare ups. We’re going to be in a great position with everything we’ve done and everything we’ve learned. This was something that nobody ever saw before. Such contagion and very powerful. People don’t realize because we all probably have friends. I have a number of people that were just great people who were just decimated by what happened. Some are dead right now. They’re dead. They went into a hospital. One called me, he said, ‘I tested positive.’ Four days later, he was dead. The following day after he said that, he was unconscious, so this is a tough deal. At the same time, some people got sniffles and they didn’t even realize they had a problem and they are supposedly immune. We’re going to find out about that. Even that’s a little bit soon because we don’t know how long the immunity lasts, but Peter, some states are in great shape and they’re really in great shape to open and I think you’ll have quite a few states opening soon and they’re going to be very vigilant. They’re going to be very careful. Go ahead, finish it up.” Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.



April 17, 2020
The malignant divisive narcissist encourages protesters in Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia to defy their governor's state order.

“…Your tweets are encouraging liberation in Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, fomenting rebellion. Wondering how that squares with the sober and methodical guidance that you issued yesterday?”:

“Well, I think we do have a sobering guidance, but I think some things are too tough. And if you look at some of the states you just mentioned, it’s too tough. Not only relative to this, but what they’ve done in Virginia with respect to the second amendment is just a horrible thing. They did a horrible thing, the governor, and he’s a governor under a cloud to start off with. So, when you see what he said about the second amendment, when you see what other states have done. No, I think I feel very comfortable…” -Trump. 
Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 19, 2020
Reporter: “The protesters want the shutdown lifted. Would that be okay?”

“People feel that way. You’re allowed to protest. I mean, they feel that way. I watched the protest, and they were all six feet apart. I bet it was a very orderly group of people, but some have gone too far. Some governors have gone too far. Some of the things that happened are maybe not so appropriate, and I think in the end it’s not going to matter because we’re starting to open up our states. And I think they’re going to open up very well. We’re going to be watching it. We’re going to be watching it very closely. We’re working with them on testing. We’re working with them on whatever they need. I don’t think they need ventilators anymore. I believe the term the governor used was phenomenal. We’ve done a phenomenal job. That was the only sentence they left out, which is okay, but I appreciate that that’s what Governor Cuomo said. These people have done a phenomenal job. As far as protesters, I see protesters for all sorts of things, and I’m with everybody. I’m with everybody…” -Trump.

“So there are a lot of great things happening, and we’re going to start to open our country, and we’re going to do it. As I say, it’s like a beautiful puzzle. The state, might even be a portion of a state. There are very big states, and you can have portions of states, Mike. You have a portion. You have a county, which is perfect, and you have another county that’s sort of still pretty far away, even if it’s within the same state, and it’s not doing so well, but they may open up part. So we’re going to do it very, very carefully, and I think it’s going to be a very successful, but when you say safe, I want it to be very safe…” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

April 20, 2020
"...A lot of these questions that are asked from certain networks are so hostile and there’s no reason for it. There’s no reason for it. We are in a war. This is a World War II. This is a World War I, where by the way, the war essentially ended because of a plague. That was one of the worst ever. They lost almost a hundred million people. But we’re in a big war. And I’ll say one thing about, because I think it’s important, the last person, I did it early, but I was the last person that wanted to close down one of the great economic, you can’t call it an experiment, but everything I guess in life is an experiment. So let’s say experiments, but one of the great economic stories in history, I’m the last person that wanted to do it, but we did the right thing, because if we didn’t do it, you would’ve had a million people, a million and a half people, maybe two million people dead..." -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

Scientific research reveals that hydroxychloroquine pushed by Trump is linked to more deaths.

CDC Director warns of a [third] wave of the coronavirus that could be worse this winter. Doctors warn that relaxing social distancing too soon will most likely be the second wave this summer.

April 22, 2020
“…The world feels that we’re really leading a path of optimism. European Union is having a lot of difficulty. You take a look at what’s going on with the European Union, it’s having tremendous difficulty. But we’re going to be back and we’re going to be back stronger than ever, we’re going to be at a level, I think, that everybody is going to be look… And they do. They look up to us. They want to know, what are we doing? What are we doing with therapeutics? What are we doing with vaccines? We’re going to have those answers too. We’re going to have them. Just like we took care of ventilators, just like we’re taking care of and already, as we said a hundred times, we had more testing than any nation in the world. We had more testing than all of those nations put together, that we mentioned the other day, all of them put together. And we’re going to be within two weeks at a level that nobody has ever even seen before. They’ve never seen where we are right now. You don’t have to build new machines, you don’t have to build new labs, we already have them. But some of the labs are even upgrading to be able to double and triple their capacity, in one case. Now we’re at a level that nobody has ever been. We’re going to be bigger, better and stronger than ever before. So, I’m not concerned about that. Thank you very much” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.   


April 23, 2020
Trump suggested the possibility of an ‘injection’ of disinfectant into a person infected with the coronavirus as a deterrent to the virus during his daily briefing Thursday.

“Trump made the remark after Bill Bryan, who leads the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology division, gave a presentation on research his team has conducted that shows that the virus doesn't live as long in warmer and more humid temperatures. Bryan said, ‘The virus dies quickest in sunlight,’ leaving Trump to wonder whether you could bring the light ‘inside the body.’

“‘So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it's ultraviolet or just a very powerful light — and I think you said that hasn't been checked because of the testing,’ Trump said, speaking to Bryan during the briefing. ‘And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or some other way, and I think you said you're going to test that, too. I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.’

“He didn't specify the kind of disinfectant. Medical professionals, including Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist, global health policy expert and an NBC News and MSNBC contributor. were quick to challenge the president's ‘improper health messaging.

“‘This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible and it’s dangerous,’ said Gupta. ‘It’s a common method that people utilize when they want to kill themselves.’”

“Trump is an idiot”—John Kelly, former House Chief of Staff 

April 25, 2020
"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!" -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

May 6, 2020
"We realize how strong children are, right? Their immune system is maybe a little bit different. Maybe it's just a little bit stronger, or maybe it's a lot stronger" -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

May 8, 2020
"Katie [VP staffer], she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of a sudden today she tested positive... She tested positive out of the blue. This is why the whole concept of tests aren't necessarily great" -Trump. 

May 9, 2020
Americans will continue to die because of Trump's pathological narcissism and ignorance:

Total Cases in America: 1,347,318
Total Deaths: 80,040
Total Tested: Only 2 1/2 percent of the entire population.

May 11, 2020
Weijia Jiang, White House correspondent of CBS News, asked why the president constantly emphasizes that the US is doing better than any other country when it comes to testing. “Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we are still seeing more cases every day?”

“Well, they are losing their lives everywhere in the world. Maybe that is a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question. When you ask China that question you may get a very unusual answer” -Trump.

“Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically?” -Weijia Jiang.

“I am not saying it specifically to anybody. I am saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that” -Trump. 

May 11, 2020
"The danger of trying to open the country prematurely will not only result in needless suffering and death, but would actually set us back on our quest to return to normal" -Dr. Fauci.

May 12, 2020
"We have met the moment and we have prevailed" -Trump. 

May 14, 2020
“...They are warriors aren’t they, when you see them going into those hospitals and they’re putting the stuff that you deliver, but they’re wrapping themselves, and the doors are opening, and they’re going through the doors, and they’re not even ready to go through those doors, they probably shouldn’t, but they can’t get there fast enough, and they’re running into death just like soldiers run into bullets in a true sense, I see that with the doctors and the nurses and so many of the people that go into those hospitals, it’s incredible to see, it’s a beautiful thing to see” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

May 21, 2020
“By the final days of February, many public health experts were sounding the alarm about the coronavirus, and some people were listening. In the San Francisco area, major employers began directing their employees to stay home. Washington State declared a state of emergency. South Korea, Vietnam and other countries ordered aggressive measures. President Trump did not.

“On Feb. 26, he said — incorrectly — that the number of cases was ‘going very substantially down, not up.’ As late as March 10, he promised: ‘It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.’ …This kind of advice appears to have cost tens of thousands of American lives, according to a new analysis by researchers at Columbia University.

“If the U.S. had enacted social-distancing measures a week earlier than it did — in early March rather than mid-March — about 36,000 fewer Americans would have died, the study found. That’s more than one third of the current death toll, which is about 100,000. If the measures had been in place two weeks earlier, on March 1, the death toll would be 54,000 lower. Source: ‘Differential Effects of Intervention Timing on COVID-19 Spread in the United States,’ by Sen Pei, Sasikiran Kandula and Jeffrey Shaman, Columbia University | by The New York Times

“These are hypothetical estimates, of course, and they’re unavoidably imprecise. But they are consistent with real-world evidence from places that responded to the virus more quickly, including San Francisco, Washington State, South Korea and Vietnam — where per capita deaths have been much lower than the U.S. average.

“Jeffrey Shaman, the leader of the Columbia research team, told The Times: ‘It’s a big, big difference. That small moment in time, catching it in that growth phase, is incredibly critical in reducing the number of deaths’” (NY Times).

May 23 & 24
Trump golfs while more Americans die: while the U.S. pandemic death toll approaches 100,000, Trump left the White House for one of his personal golf courses. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

May 25

Trump's tweet: "Memorial Day is a special day. A day to look back at the sacrifices that have been made for our country. I've sacrificed alot [stet] to be your president and to Make America Great! America is now GREAT do [stet] to my sacrifices. Only losers and haters don't see that!" Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

May 29
"When the looting starts, the shooting starts": Trump referring to some of the protesters in Minnesota. Trump is inciting violence and ignoring the fourth amendment of the U.S. Constitution. 

Trump is “erratic, stunningly uninformed, and unfit for office”—John Bolton, former National Security Advisor  

“Trump is a dope with the intelligence of a kindergartner”—H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor

June 1, 2020
“…Escalating an already tense situation, Trump, speaking  to the press at the White House Rose Garden, said he would be invoking the Insurrection Act of 1807, which  he says would allow him to deploy troops anywhere across the nation. It would be the first time the Insurrection Act had been invoked in more than 200 years.
“Calling himself the ‘president of law and order,’ Trump declared: ‘We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob… I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop rioting and looting, to end the destruction… If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them… As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property. We will end it now.’
“After making his remarks at the White House Rose Garden, Trump left the White House on foot, walking across Lafayette Park to St John’s Episcopal church, only a short distance away. Once at the church Trump posed with a Bible for photographers. It was, to say the least, surreal” (Patheos).
June 5, 2020
“Donald Trump on Friday claimed police murder victim George Floyd was looking down from heaven in happiness at a ‘great day’ as unrest around the nation over police violence and racism continued. ‘Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country,’ Trump said in an apparent reference to unspecified improvements in equality under the law. ‘This is a great day for him; it's a great day for everybody.

“‘In a single statement, Trump manages to denigrate the memory of George Floyd and his experience, while also showing an utter lack of sympathy for the plight of millions of Americans still struggling through and economic crisis,’ tweeted Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington research director Robert Maguire. ‘A truly stunning level of tone-deafness’” (Common Dreams). 


June 9, 2020

“Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?” -Trump

June 10, 2020
“It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations. Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!” -Trump

June 12, 2020
“By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors or volunteers liable for any illness or injury” -Trump. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.



As stated in Rolling Stone: “Trump’s decision to hold this rally only affirms what we’ve long known — he does not care about the well-being and safety of his supporters. If he did, he would listen to his own Centers for Disease Control, which still recommends ‘avoiding mass gatherings’ of people. But Trump has continually flaunted the CDC recommendations since the virus reached American shores. He has shamed others for wearing masks in public, and it is doubtful he will wear one at his rally. Which means, if the president gives you COVID-19 at his rally, you will have no legal recourse to hold him liable for it. MAGA at your own risk”

June 15, 2020

"If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any," Trump said during an event for seniors at the White House. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

June 18, 2020
“I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it”-Trump 

June 20, 2020
"Kung flu, yeah, kung flu, Covid, Covid-19, Covid. I said what's the 19? Covid-19. Some people can't explain what the 19, give me the Covid-19. I said. That's an odd name. I could give you many, many names. Some people call it the Chinese flu, the China flu, right? They call it the China as oppose to Chi, the China. I've never seen anything like it" -Trump at the Arizona rally where only 6,200 people showed up when they were expecting 40,000+.


June 28, 2020
"I was not told about the Russian bounties' plot because it was not credible... It's a made-up fake news media hoax"-Trump. Multiple Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Congress have called for a full congressional briefing on the issue, but White House officials have not agreed to that. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.



“Trump is like an 11-year old child—Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist 

July 1, 2020
Trump: "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope" as the U.S. tops 50,000 cases in one day! Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

July 3, 2020

Trump spent the day golfing at one of his resorts, the 365th time he has spent the day hitting golf balls during this presidency. Meanwhile, a record number of coronavirus cases were recorded today at more than 52,000+.  He will be attending a rally in South Dakota where his supporters are not required to wear masks and social distance. Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

July 9, 2020
As the number of new Covid-19 cases in the United States hit a daily record, Donald Trump called into Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show to brag about passing a test that likely asked him to identify animals like a lion. According to Trump, he “aced” that test, a show of incredible mental acuity that doctors found both surprising and “unbelievable.” Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.


July 11, 2020
Trump told officials to "slow the testing down." Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

July 13, 2020
Trump is attacking Dr. Fauci’s standing while keeping him out of the public eye by cancelling Fauci’s media appearances. Americans are dying because of Trump's pathological narcissism, excessive envy, and dangerous ignorance.  

July 16, 2020

"As the U.S. reports its highest one-day spike in infections and 11 states report record hospitalizations, the Trump administration is demanding states stop sending COVID patient data to the CDC, which then releases it to the public." Americans are dying because of Trump's pathological narcissism, excessive envy, and dangerous ignorance.  Meanwhile:



July 17, 2020

Trump blocks the CDC director from testifying on reopening schools. Americans are dying because of Trump's pathological narcissism, excessive envy, and dangerous ignorance.  

There were more than 75,000 cases recorded yesterday in the U.S. There are more than 3,700,000 cases in the U.S., and more than 140,000 deaths in the U.S since the inception of this pandemic. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries


July 19, 2020
CHRIS WALLACE:  “Let's start with the surge of the coronavirus across the country in recent months. You still talk about it as, quote, "burning embers." But I want to put up a chart that shows where we are with the illness over the last four months. As you can see, we hit a peak here in April, 36,000 cases...
TRUMP:  Cases.
WALLACE:  ... a day.
TRUMP:  Yes, cases.
WALLACE:  Then -- then it went down and now since June, it has gone up more than double. One day this week 75,000 new cases.  More than double...
TRUMP:  Chris, that's because we have great testing, because we have the best testing in the world. If we didn't test, you wouldn't be able to show that chart. If we tested half as much, those numbers would be down.
WALLACE:  But, but this isn't burning embers, sir? This is a forest fire.
TRUMP:  No, no. But I don't say -- I say flames, we'll put out the flames. And we'll put out in some cases just burning embers. We also have burning embers. We have embers and we do have flames. Florida became more flame like, but it's, it's going to be under control. And, you know, it's not just this country, it’s many countries. We don't talk about it in the news. They don't talk about Mexico and Brazil and still parts of Europe, which actually got hit sooner than us, so it's a little ahead of us in that sense. But you take a look, why don't they talk about Mexico?  Which is not helping us. And all I can say is thank God I built most of the wall, because if I didn't have the wall up we would have a much bigger problem with Mexico.
WALLACE:  But, sir, we have the seventh highest mortality rate in the world. Our mortality rate is higher than Brazil, it's higher than Russia and the European Union has us on a travel ban.
TRUMP:  Yeah. I think what we'll do -- well, we have them under travel ban too, Chris. I closed them off. If you remember, I was the one that did the European Union very early. But when you talk about mortality rates, I think it's the opposite. I think we have one of the lowest mortality rates in the world.
WALLACE:  That’s not true, sir. We, we, we have a -- we had 900 deaths on a single day...
TRUMP:  We will take a look...
WALLACE:  ... just this week...
TRUMP:  Ready?
WALLACE:  You, you can check it out…”

July 27, 2020
Amid the raging pandemic, pathological narcissist Trump is still urging states to open up their businesses and send children and teachers back to school. And then there is also this absurdity: “The New York Yankees were surprised when President Trump announced his plans to throw the first pitch at a game in August, The New York Times reported Monday [July 27]. That's because the team hadn't invited the president, a person with knowledge of Trump's schedule told the Times. Trump's announcement, which reportedly also came as a surprise to White House staff, came hours before Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' season opener against the Yankees” (The Hill). Americans are dying because of Trump's pathological narcissism, excessive envy, and dangerous ignorance. 

July 28, 2020
“It’s interesting. He’s got a very good approval rating, and I like that. It’s good,” Trump said during a press briefing at the White House. “Because, remember, he’s working for this administration. He’s working with us. We could’ve gotten other people. We could’ve gotten somebody else. It didn't have to be Dr. Fauci. He's working with our administration, and for the most part, we've done pretty much what he and others ... recommended. He’s got this high approval rating, so why don’t I have a high approval rating ... with respect to the virus?” Trump wondered aloud. “It sort of is curious,” Trump said. “A man works for us, with us, very closely, Dr. Fauci and Dr. [Deborah] Birx, also highly thought of, and yet they're highly thought of, but nobody likes me. It can only be my personality. That’s all” (The Hill). 

Instead of Dr. Anthony Fauci, meet Trump's new medical advisor:

“A Houston doctor who praises hydroxychloroquine and says that masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the coronavirus has become a star on the right-wing internet, garnering tens of millions of views on Facebook on Monday. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Dr. Stella Immanuel a ‘must watch,’ while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video… Immanuel, a pediatrician and religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches. She alleges alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments, and that scientists are cooking up a vaccine to prevent people from being religious. And, despite appearing in Washington to lobby Congress on Monday, she has said that the government is run in part not by humans but by ‘reptilians’ and other aliens… Immanuel offers a sort of demonology of ‘nephilim,’ the Biblical characters she claims exist as demonic spirits and lust after dream sex with humans, causing all matter of real health problems and financial ruin. Immanuel blames ailments like fibroids and cysts suffered on the demonic sperm after demon dream sex, an activity she claims affects ‘many women.’  ‘They turn into a woman and then they sleep with the man and collect his sperm,’ Immanuel said in her sermon. ‘Then they turn into the man and they sleep with a man and deposit the sperm and reproduce more of themselves...’”  

Meanwhile, Americans are dying because of Trump's pathological narcissism, excessive envy, and dangerous ignorance. More than 150,000 Americans have died.

August 3, 2020
“Donald Trump refused to reflect upon the late Rep. John Lewis’ legacy, declining even to say whether he found the civil rights leader to be an impressive figure. In an interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan that aired Monday [August 3] on HBO but was recorded last week, as Lewis lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, Trump was asked how he thought history would remember the former 17-term Atlanta-area congressman.

“‘I don’t know,’ Trump said. ‘I really don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration. He chose — I don’t, I never met John Lewis, actually, I don’t believe.’

“‘Do you find him impressive?’ asked Swan. ‘Uh, I can’t say one way or the other. I find a lot of people impressive. I find many people not impressive,’ Trump replied. ‘He didn’t come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches,’ Trump added. ‘And that’s OK. That’s his right. And again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have. He should have come. I think he made a big mistake. I think he should have come…’” Meanwhile, Americans are dying because of Trump's pathological narcissism, excessive envy, and dangerous ignorance. More than 157,000 Americans have died. 

August 4, 2020
An Interview with Jonathan Swan:
Swan: “You really think this is as much as we can control it? A thousand deaths a day?”

Trump: "They are dying. That's true. And you -- It is what it is! But that doesn't mean we aren't doing everything we can. It's under control as much as you can control it…" Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying.

August 5, 2020
"If you look at children, children are almost -- and I would almost say definitely -- but almost immune from this disease. They don't have a problem. They just don't have a problem" -Trump. 

“In an interview on the Fox News Channel, Trump said that schools should reopen because children are ‘almost immune from COVID-19.’ Facebook removed the video because ‘this video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.’ The Trump campaign tweeted the video, and Twitter, too, required the account to delete it, blocking the account until it did.” Americans are dying because of Trump's pathological narcissism, excessive envy, and dangerous ignorance. 

August 6, 2020
“Trump claimed Thursday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- a practicing Catholic -- is ‘against God’ in a series of false attacks made during a rally-style address to supporters gathered on Cleveland's airport tarmac. ‘Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything,’ Trump stated from behind the presidential podium. ‘Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He's against God. He's against guns. He's against energy.’” Meanwhile, Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying. Nearly 163,000 Americans have died. 

August 7, 2020
"Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), chair of the House subcommittee which has oversight for the USPS, said what DeJoy is trying to pass off as simple organizational restructuring is actually 'a Trojan Horse' designed to destroy one of the nation's most trusted and valued institutions from within. "Connolly on Friday night called it, 'Deliberate sabotage to disrupt mail service on the eve of the election—an election that hinges on mail-in ballots'"

August 9, 2020
Total U.S. Cases: 5,150,879
Total U.S. Deaths: 165,088
(Source)

August 13, 2020
“Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots... Now, if we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money. That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting, they just can’t have it” -Trump. 

Meanwhile, Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying. Nearly 170,000 Americans have died. He must be stopped! Wake up Americans!

August 14, 2020
"They (Democrats) want $25 billion for the post office. They need that money so it can work, and they can take these millions and millions of ballots"-Trump

"The Postal Service warns 46 states their voters could be disenfranchised by delayed mail-in ballots." 

August 16, 2020
“...Today, as we struggle with social upheaval, soaring debt, record unemployment, a runaway pandemic, and rising threats from China and Russia, President Trump is actively working to undermine every major institution in this country. He has planted the seeds of doubt in the minds of many Americans that our institutions aren’t functioning properly. And, if the president doesn’t trust the intelligence community, law enforcement, the press, the military, the Supreme Court, the medical professionals, election officials and the postal workers, then why should we? And if Americans stop believing in the system of institutions, then what is left but chaos and who can bring order out of chaos: only Trump. It is the theme of every autocrat who ever seized power or tried to hold onto it...” Admiral William H. McRaven

Thousands of Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying. He must be stopped! Wake up America!

August 17, 2020
“Leave Democrat cities. Let them rot…. [Walk Away] from the radical left. And do it quickly” -Trump.

“Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can: Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country…. He is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is” -Michele Obama

Total U.S. Cases: 5,444,115
Total U.S. Deaths: 170,559
(John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center)


August 19, 2020
Excerpts from President Obama’s DNC Speech:

"...The one Constitutional office elected by all of the people is the presidency. So, at minimum, we should expect a president to feel a sense of responsibility for the safety and welfare of all 330 million of us -- regardless of what we look like, how we worship, who we love, how much money we have -- or who we voted for.

"But we should also expect a president to be the custodian of this democracy. We should expect that regardless of ego, ambition, or political beliefs, the president will preserve, protect, and defend the freedoms and ideals that so many Americans marched for and went to jail for; fought for and died for.

"I have sat in the Oval Office with both of the men who are running for president. I never expected that my successor would embrace my vision or continue my policies. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care.

"But he never did. For close to four years now, he's shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.

"Donald Trump hasn't grown into the job because he can't. And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone while those at the top take in more than ever. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before..."


August 20, 2020
From former national security officials who served during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and/or Donald Trump, or as Republican Members of Congress: "...Donald Trump has shown that he is unfit to lead during a national crisis. Instead of rallying the American people and the world to confront the coronavirus, Trump has spent the past half year spreading misinformation, undermining public health experts, attacking state and local officials, and wallowing in self-pity. He has demonstrated far greater concern about the fate of his reelection than the health of the American people..."


August 27, 2020
“Trump accepts the nomination from the White House lawn, portraying a nation in crisis and himself as its hero.” I guess he also fails to understand the dramatic irony that the nation is in a crisis!


The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it's more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my lifeJohn Kelly, former White House Chief of Staff


September 9, 2020
Trump admits he deliberately downplayed the deadly threat of the pandemic in recorded interviews with Bob Woodward. 

Responding to the reports about his comments to Bob Woodward, Trump did not deny diminishing the threat the pandemic posed to the American public: "Well, I think if you said in order to reduce panic, perhaps that's so. The fact is, I'm a cheerleader for this country. I love our country. And I don't want people to be frightened. I don't want to create panic as you say. And certainly, I'm not going to drive this country or the world into a frenzy. We want to show confidence. We want to show strength. We want to show strength as a nation. And that's what I've done" Trump.
I have been saying this for nearly six months: Americans have died and are still dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying. Over 190,000 Americans have died.

September 17, 2020
Praising his own virus response as deaths near 200,000, Trump said: "If you take the blue states out, we're at a level I don't think anybody in the world would be at."

September 21, 2020
“It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that's what it really affects, that's it,” Trump said, flatly contradicting his private admission that “plenty of young people” have been impacted by Covid-19. “You know, in some states thousands of people—nobody young, below the age of 18. Like, nobody. They have a strong immune system, who knows? You look—take your hat off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system. But it affects virtually nobody. It's an amazing thing. By the way, open your schools. Everybody open your schools” -Trump.

Meanwhile, Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying. Over 200,000 Americans have died. 

October 2, 2020
“Trump, who has frequently dismissed the significance of the Covid-19 pandemic and rarely wears masks in public, has contracted the coronavirus and is now in quarantine, he announced early Friday morning on Twitter. Melania Trump has also tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


October 4, 2020
"It’s been a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about COVID," Trump, who is still suffering from the coronavirus, said in the video. "I learned it by really going to school, this is the real school, this isn’t the let’s read the book school, and I get it, and I understand it," he added. 

"That presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of COVID-19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity"-Dr. James P. Phillips, MD.

October 5, 2020
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”-Trump Tweet.
And despite the fact that 210,000+ Americans are DEAD! He is a Pathological Narcissist! Furthermore, how many Americans have his kind of healthcare? Thousands of Americans will continue to die because of his reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying! Wake up America! Vote Him Out of Office!

October 7, 2020 – The coronavirus outbreak at the White House infected 34 people, making the executive mansion a super-spreader location and one of the densest concentrations of COVID-19 in the Washington, D.C. area. Trump did not wear a mask after his return from the hospital, nor did several aides who were seen working closely together at the White House.

October 9, 2020 – The Trump administration blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from requiring masks on public transportation throughout the country

October 13, 2020 – During the coronavirus outbreak at the White House, the Trump administration backed a petition that defends the concept of herd immunity.

October 18, 2020 – At a rally in Carson City, Nevada, Trump ridiculed Joe Biden for relying on scientists for advice during the pandemic. “He’ll listen to the scientists,” he said in a mocking tone, adding, “he will surrender your future to the virus.”

October 19, 2020
“Fauci is a disaster” and an “idiot,” Trump said. “If I listened to him, we’d have 500,000 deaths. Later he increased that number to 700,000 or 800,000. “People are tired of Covid,” he said. “I have the biggest rallies I’ve ever had. And we have Covid. People are saying: ‘Whatever. Just leave us alone.’ They’re tired of it.” “They are getting tired of the pandemic, aren’t they? You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover. ‘Covid, Covid, Pandemic, Covid, Covid.’ You know why? They’re trying to talk everybody out of voting. People aren’t buying it, CNN, you dumb bastards.” 

October 24, 2020 – Speaking about the coronavirus at a campaign rally in North Carolina, Trump declared, “We’re doing great, we’re rounding the turn, our numbers are incredible.” 

October 25, 2020 – “We’re not going to control the pandemic,” Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN — suggesting that the Trump administration had given up on any attempt to stem the spread of the virus.

October 26, 2020 – “We’re rounding the turn,” Trump said once again, this time at a rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “You know, all they want to talk about is Covid. By the way, on November 4, you won’t be hearing so much about it. ‘Covid Covid Covid Covid.’” Over the two past weeks, the average of new daily Covid cases in the country grew by 32 percent. The disease has killed more than 225,000 people in the United States, including over 1,000 in the two days prior.

October 27, 2020 White House Declares Trump Has Ended the Pandemic
"Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic: From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administration has taken decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, industry, government to understand, treat, and defeat the disease." Meanwhile, nearly half a million Americans tested positive for the disease in just the last week. The news release comes as the country reports the largest number of daily cases seen to date. The seven-day average of daily new cases reached an all-time high of 68,767 on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The previous record of 67,293 was set July 22.  

Total Cases in the U.S.: 9,039,170; Total Deaths: 232,101. 
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
Americans are dying because of Trump's reprehensible ignorance, egregious incompetence, intentional maliciousness, and pathological narcissism and lying. 

November 4, 2020
100,000 infection today in America.

November 6, 2020
125,000+ Americans became infected by the Coronavirus virus on November 6! More than 10 million Americans have been infected thus far, and 240,000 Americans have died. What did Trump do about it? He went golfing the next day.


Americans are dying because of Trump's ignorance, incompetence, dereliction, irresponsibility, callousness, lying and remorselessness. He is a psychopath and pathological narcissist. 

November 10, 2020
Covid-19 hospitalizations reached an all-time high with more than 60,000 Americans hospitalized. 

What is Trump doing about this crisis? He's focusing instead on his fragile self-esteem and filing baseless lawsuits. He is also either firing or forcing out national security professionals in order to replace them with his loyal minions. Meanwhile, Americans are dying because of Trump's incompetence, dereliction, irresponsibility, callousness and remorselessness. He is a psychopath and pathological narcissist. He is dangerous.

December 14, 2020

It Never Had to Be Like This: 300,000 Dead in US from Covid-19 Under Donald J. Trump. Americans have died and will continue to die because of Trump's incompetence, dereliction, irresponsibility, callousness and remorselessness. He is a dangerous psychopath and pathological narcissist.

The Morning of January 18, 2021

U.S. Coronavirus Cases: 23,938,288
U.S. Coronavirus Deaths: 397,611
(Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center)

The Morning of January 20, 2021

U.S. Coronavirus Cases: 24,254,737
U.S. Coronavirus Deaths: 401,777
(Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center)

February 22, 2021
More than 500,000 people have died of COVID-19 in America.

June 15, 2021 
More than 600,000 people have died of COVID-19 in America.
It has been estimated that approximately 40 percent (240,000) of those deaths can be attributed to Trump's incompetence, dereliction, irresponsibility, callousness and remorselessness.


Sources:
The Guardian, Common Dreams, Fact Check, Salon, The Daily Beast, Rev.com, Vice News, The Conversation, The Intercept, The Hill, Rolling Stone, Politico, BuzzFeed, Axios, Mother Jones, Consumer Reports, Democracy Now, Slate, AlterNet, Daily Kos, Truthout, The New Republic, The Atlantic, The NY Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Aljazeera, Reuters, Associated Press, NPR, PBS News, NBC News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, Inside Edition, Worldometer, Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, A Project of Defending Democracy Together, McSweeney's, Heather Cox Richardson... 


11 comments:

  1. "I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future," Trump tweeted. "Hopefully there will be no need, but we are all in this TOGETHER!"

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  2. Latest Update:

    Global confirmed cases: 278,136
    total deaths: 11,570
    total recovered: 89,259

    U.S. confirmed cases: 19,624
    total deaths: 260
    total recovered: 147

    One in five Americans told to stay at home as Illinois and New York follow California’s lead on restrictive measures.

    Staffer for Vice President Mike Pence tests positive for coronavirus.

    Restrictions on movement are eased gradually in China as it tries to restart its economy.

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  3. From Dipti S. Barot, HuffPost:

    I am a doctor. … “Unconscionable” is a feather-light word to use for the response to this pandemic by those in charge. After weeks of inaction, of downplaying the pandemic, of calling it a hoax, President Donald Trump had no choice but to shift tone once this crisis was undeniable. He then stood shoulder to shoulder at press conferences, shaking hands while declaring a national emergency that his own experts said only social distancing would quell. He has failed our nation.

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  4. “...This president does not have the capacity to listen to, synthesize, and internalize information that does not immediately serve his greatest needs: praise, fealty, adoration. ‘He finds it intolerable when those things are missing,’ a clinical psychologist told me. ‘Praise, applause, and accolades seem to calm him and boost his confidence. There’s no room for that now, and so he’s growing irritable and needing to create some way to get some positive attention.’

    “She added that the pandemic and its economic fallout ‘overwhelm Trump’s capacity to understand, are outside of his ability to internalize and process, and [are] beyond his frustration tolerance. He is neither curious nor interested; facts are tossed aside when inconvenient or [when they] contradict his parallel reality, and people are disposable unless they serve him in some way.’

    “It’s useful here to recall that Trump’s success as a politician has been built on his ability to impose his will and narrative on others, to use his experience on a reality-television show and his skill as a con man to shape public impressions in his favor, even—or perhaps, especially—if those impressions are at odds with reality. He convinced a good chunk of the country that he is a wildly successful businessman and knows more about campaign finance, the Islamic State, the courts, the visa system, trade, taxes, the debt, renewable energy, infrastructure, borders, and drones than anyone else.

    “But in this instance, Trump isn’t facing a political problem he can easily spin his way out of. He’s facing a lethal virus. It doesn’t give a damn what Donald Trump thinks of it or tweets about it. Spin and lies about COVID-19, including that it will soon magically disappear, as Trump claimed it would, don’t work. In fact, they have the opposite effect. Misinformation will cause the virus to increase its deadly spread.

    “So as the crisis deepens—as the body count increases, hospitals are overwhelmed, and the economy contracts, perhaps dramatically—it’s reasonable to assume that the president will reach for the tools he has used throughout his life: duplicity and denial. He will not allow facts that are at odds with his narrative to pierce his magnetic field of deception.

    “But what happens to Trump psychologically and emotionally when things don’t turn around in the time period he wants? What happens if the tricks that have allowed him to walk away from scandal after scandal don’t work quite so well, if the doors of escape are bolted shut, and if it dawns on even some of his supporters—people who will watch family members, friends, and neighbors contract the disease, some number of whom will die—that no matter what Trump says, he can’t alter this epidemiological reality?..." The Atlantic.

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  5. "A council representing more than 800,000 doctors across the U.S. signed a letter Friday [March 27] imploring Donald Trump to reverse his call for businesses to reopen by April 12, warning that the president's flouting of the guidance of public health experts could jeopardize the health of millions of Americans and throw hospitals into even more chaos as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.

    "The Council of Medical Specialty Societies—a coalition comprised of such physicians' groups as the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Preventive Medicine—called for the president's leadership in encouraging Americans to continue practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19..." ("800,000 Doctors to Trump: Heed Expert Warnings and End Dangerous Campaign Against Social Distancing" from Common Dreams).

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  6. Global Confirmed Cases: 669,312
    Total Deaths: 31, 231

    U.S. Confirmed Cases: 121,960
    Total Deaths: 2,046

    -John Hopkins University

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  7. 1:00 pm, March 31:

    COVID-19
    Global Cases: 837,016
    Global Deaths: 41,238

    U.S. Cases: 176,518
    U.S. Deaths: 3,431

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  8. USA Cases: 478,366 (Highest in World)
    Deaths: 17,927 (2nd Highest in World by less than 100)

    Global Cases: 1,652,655
    Deaths: 100,371

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  9. USA Cases: 613,235+ (Highest in World)
    Deaths: 25,989+ (Highest in World)
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

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  10. USA Cases: 639,664+ (Highest in World)
    Deaths: 30,985+ (Highest in World, approximately 23% of World Total)

    And approximately 99% of Americans have not been tested! (CNN)

    Global Cases: 2,076,015+
    Global Deaths: 138,008+

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  11. USA Cases: 1,688,709
    Deaths: 99,348
    Approximately 96% of Americans have not been tested.

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