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Rajah Manchou

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  1. Like everything, Trump contradicts himself. Through the end of February he praised China's efforts to contain "the Coronavirus". Then once the virus began to spread in the USA he changed his tune and began to blame China for not having done enough to contain what he now calls the "China Virus". ---- “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!” - Jan. 24, Twitter “And, honestly, I think, as
  2. You're hung up on the word hoax. Let me rephrase my original comment without the partisan baggage that word seems to carry: "I think there's a lot of misinformation coming from the Trump Administration on this. They need to blame someone for not doing more in January to stop the virus. The country I live in was heavily screening inbound flights as soon as they knew their was a virus in Wuhan. Meanwhile Trump was trying to convince us that it was all a hoax was no worse than the common flu and that it would, like a miracle, all go away"
  3. I know you understand where the confusion comes from, so no need to go back and forth. I'm not going to go down the Qanon rabbit hole here, but there's a massive movement out there that believes COVID is a hoax or "plandemic" and Trump knows his audience well. When he says "this is the new hoax", you hear one thing and the COVID deniers hear another. It might be a blatantly false statement to you, but its not to everybody.
  4. Despite creating confusion with his remarks? Exactly. "He muddied the waters a few minutes later, however, by comparing the number of coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. (none, at that point in time) to the number of fatalities during an average flu season, and accusing the press of being in “hysteria mode” This is Trump's MO. Blow a troll horn or a dog whistle to get everybody worked up and then muddy the waters so he can't actually be held accountable for what he just said. Stand down and stand by. If you haven't picked up on this pattern yet, just look at the White House response to
  5. If only we didn’t have to serve both God and Mammon at the same time, everything would work out fine
  6. I'd really like to see some sources for all these claims. I live about 20 minutes from the airport where the first case of COVID outside China was detected by thermal monitors in the airport. This was on January 13th. By that point, the government was already closely monitoring inbound flights from China and they were able to prevent several infected persons from entering the country. This was 46 days before Trump famously declared COVID was a Democrat Hoax. On January 22, the first case of transmission to a non-Chinese person also happened in the city where I live. The next day inbo
  7. This isn't right. I live in a country that borders on China. A country that had the second highest rate of infection in the first few months. The government here acted quick and the entire nation put on a mask. The result: COVID disappeared completely. The threat we now face is people from countries that didn't act quickly and people that don't wear masks bringing the virus back in. I know its convenient to blame China and Asia in general, but they've mostly contained it. Its frustrating to hear Trump continue to call this the China Virus when its far more safe to walk down a street in C
  8. Agree, I don't want to get spinning off on the usual topics. Apologies.
  9. "If I decide to run for office, I'll produce my tax returns, absolutely," he said. "And I would love to do that. He very clearly says if I run for office, I will release my taxes. He didn't. My larger point is Trump loves this kind of double messaging, ambiguity and confusion. It allows him to blame the media for lying about things he said and also didn't say. Like being on oxygen. He both was and wasn't and if the media reports either way, they are lying, and not lying at the same time.
  10. COVID Trump the Nation and Anything But agree we can drop the talk about lack of transparency on taxes, its really just a related symptom to a problem related to the OP: lack of transparency on health.
  11. The lie is Trump said he'd release his tax forms, and he didn't. That's my point. If the Trump Administration could for once be forthcoming and transparent about things like his health and taxes there'd be no room for error in the reporting. But here we are.
  12. This is a pretty funny list with things like: 2. Oct. 1, 2016: The New York Times and other media widely suggested or implied that Trump had not paid income taxes for 18 years. Later, tax return pages leaked to MSNBC ultimately showed that Trump actually paid a higher rate than Democrats Bernie Sanders and President Obama. See how this works? The left posts a story that isn't fully true, and then the right accuses them of lying while adding in a few convenient lies of their own.
  13. "I had no choice, because I just didn’t want to stay in the White House ... We have to confront problems. As a leader, you have to confront problems." I mean, there is a choice. If you have a virus and you need to lead, you could at least put a mask on.
  14. Its just unreal how he can make such a bad decision sound so good. He's not a guy spreading a deadly virus to his family, friends, colleagues and supporters, he's rather the greatest leader of the most powerful country in the world getting the job done!
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