The Donald Trump Score Card

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MeAgain, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. egger

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    How superspreading is fueling the pandemic — and how we can stop it


    "But that means we can probably also avoid becoming a superspreader. How? By doing things we already know can limit the spread of the virus: “Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance, and respect the physical space of others,” McGraw says.

    As the pandemic has worn on and become increasingly politicized, however, many people in the US are now resisting continued precautions, leading to mask rebellions, large gatherings — and much greater chances of new superspreading events.

    “I see an increasing number of people not wearing masks in public as restrictions ease,” McGraw says. “I find it disappointing. I worry that our focus on personal freedoms in the US, rather than being more community-minded, is going to prolong the outbreak and lead to more deaths than necessary.”"
  2. egger

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    Herman Cain posted "PEOPLE ARE FED UP!" about requirements for wearing face coverings the same day he was admitted to the hospital for the coronavirus.
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  3. Nothing says "science" like a link to a July 2nd article from a women's magazine that itself links to one of its own May 4th articles where it interviewed a NYC contact tracers who has a feeling "10% of the people are causing 80% of the infections"

    ....or were 3 months ago in one city anyway

    Yay for "science"
  4. egger

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    Delays in the coronavirus relief package is another issue damaging Trump.

    The substance on a shingle keeps hitting the fan for Trump.

    Coronavirus stimulus: Extra unemployment benefits cannot restart for at least several weeks, experts warn
    Denitsa Tsekova
    August 1, 2020, 11:51 AM

    Coronavirus stimulus: Extra unemployment benefits cannot restart for at least several weeks, experts warn


    "To simply restart the extra $600 now that they’ve expired would take up to five weeks, according to an estimate by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) provided to Yahoo Money by The Committee on Ways and Means.

    “A month is a pretty good bet,” Michele Evermore, senior policy analyst at the National Employment Law Project, told Yahoo Money.

    After Congress passes a deal, the Department of Labor would have to issue regulations that states implement. Each step of that process — starting with deadlocked negotiations — will require time.

    Meanwhile, the median decrease in unemployment benefits Americans will now see would range from 52% to 72%, according to an analysis by Evercore ISI provided to Yahoo Money."
  5. Flagme15

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    how many members in that organization, 2?

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  6. egger

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    The loss of co-chair Herman Cain to the coronavirus he had belittled would bring it down to one (the chairperson).
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  7. egger

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    Article from November 2019.

    The strange world of Black Voices for Trump
    The president only won a paltry 8% of the black vote in 2016, but the organisation has powerful friends – so who are the people on its advisory board?
    Poppy Noor
    Thu 21 Nov 2019 11.28 EST
    Last modified on Thu 21 Nov 2019 14.47 EST

    The strange world of Black Voices for Trump
  8. egger

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    Regardless of whether Cain contracted the coronavirus at Trump's Tulsa rally, of relevance is the irresponsible attitude of Cain and Trump toward risk mitigation of the coronavirus that puts themselves and others at risk.

    The general attitude could be embodied in a new Trump support group known as "Coronavirus Flouters For Trump!" (assuming it doesn't already exist).
  9. egger

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    With a membership that is mostly posthumous.
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  11. egger

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    Trump is trying to retaliate against Germany after it declined in July to allow Russia into the G7.
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  12. egger

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    Letters to the editor.

    Letters to the Editor: The cult of Trump is starting to inflict casualties. Just ask Louie Gohmert
    Los Angeles Times
    AUG. 2, 20203 AM

    Letters to the Editor: The cult of Trump is starting to inflict casualties. Just ask Louie Gohmert


    "I hope some public service announcement is made that depicts what struggling for air sounds and looks like. This might make the suffering of COVID-19 patients more real to the uninfected.

    Please, wear a mask, not only to protect yourself but also to protect others. Believe me when I say that you do not want to be alone in a hospital experiencing this terror with no loved ones by your side.

    Robin Brigham, Valley Village"
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  13. egger

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    Letters to the Editor: The cult of Trump is starting to inflict casualties. Just ask Louie Gohmert


    "To the editor: By attending the Trump rally in Tulsa, Okla., on June 20, one could posit, Herman Cain took a bullet for the president.

    What could be riskier for a 74-year-old man than traveling to a crowded rally in a coronavirus hot spot? He sat in an indoor venue with no social distancing and few people wearing masks. Although we don’t know for sure where Cain contracted the virus that ultimately killed him, the outcome was almost as sure as a bullet.

    Something good could come of this tragedy. As a tribute to his friend, the president

    Arthur L. Wisot, MD, Rolling Hills Estates"
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    A blogger said that Barr and Bannon look like they woke up on the wrong side of the gutter.
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  16. egger

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    Barr was barrbecued during a five-hour session at Congress last week.

    William Barr: Trump's faithful protector – and a danger to democracy?
    The attorney general’s many critics saw his combative display on Capitol Hill as proof of his willingness to enable Trump’s darkest impulses
    David Smith in Washington
    Sun 2 Aug 2020 06.00 EDT

    Is Trump's top cop, William Barr, a danger to democracy?


    "In reality he had always been an advocate of expansive presidential power and a hard line on fighting crime. He is therefore seen as a perfect fit for Trump, who has repeatedly tested the limits of executive authority and is now pushing a “law and order” theme for his election campaign against Biden.

    Weeks after his Senate confirmation Barr cleared Trump of obstruction of justice allegations even when Robert Mueller, the special counsel, did no such thing, and produced a summary of Mueller’s Russia investigation that set an unduly rosy narrative for the president.

    Barr has since made good on Trump’s rallying cry to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation in what Democrats see as a politically motivated attempt to damage Biden, the former vice-president, ahead of the election.

    He has also been sharply criticized for a decision to drop the prosecution of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and urging a more lenient sentence for Trump’s ally Roger Stone, a move that prompted the entire trial team’s departure. The Flynn dismissal will be reviewed by a federal appeals court but Trump commuted Stone’s sentence altogether.

    In addition, Barr claimed that Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, New York, had agreed to “step down”, only for Berman to explicitly deny this. Such actions have prompted open letters signed by thousands of justice department alumni demanding Barr’s resignation."
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  17. egger

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    Remarks by Paul Rosenszweig describe the realization that Barr is a different person compared to when he was Attorney General during the Bush Sr. administration. The Republican party and the AG position has deteriorated greatly since that era.

    Is Trump's top cop, attorney general William Barr, a danger to democracy?


    "Once regarded as a conservative stalwart, he has proved less bulwark than bully in the Trump administration, critics allege. Rosenzweig said: “I was one who thought that his appointment as attorney general would be good for the department because 30 years ago he was within the bounds and norms of establishment Republican behavior, perhaps a little more conservative than many but an institutionalist who would restore the department’s independence and stand up to Trump in asserting that.

    “I have been both shocked and surprised to see that this is not the case any more. I don’t know whether the person 30 years ago was hiding all of this or if he’s changed, but it is clear that the man who 30 years ago was the attorney general for George Bush is not the same person as the man today.”

    In that sense, Barr is far from alone. Matthew Miller, a former director of the justice department’s public affairs office, said: “Bill Barr has gone off the deep end like the entire Republican party. His journey is just the same journey the rest of the Republican party has gone on which is very conservative, but also he’s had his brain pickled by years of Fox News.”"
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  18. egger

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    Trump has a limited time to make a comeback. Early voting begins on September 4 in the swing state of North Carolina.

    Clock is ticking on Trump comeback as early voting nears
    August 2, 2020


    "Aides are increasingly worried that the 2020 campaign may already be defined as a referendum on Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and will feature a historic shift to remote and early vote options. The president’s campaign is scrambling for a reset, pausing advertisements while struggling to find both a cohesive message and a way to safely put the president on the road in front of voters.

    Trump added to the tumult by publicly wondering if the election should be delayed while making the unfounded claim that the tilt toward mail-in balloting would lead to widespread voter fraud. That suggestion drew a rare rebuke from Republicans, many of whom quietly warned the White House that it could be interpreted as an admission that the president was losing and could hurt their chances of retaining the Senate.

    And they warned that time is running out: The first state to hold early voting, the vital battleground of North Carolina, begins the process Sept. 4.

    “He’s losing and the trajectory of the race is moving away from him,” said Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser on Republican John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and an opponent of Trump’s reelection. “People vote at a moment in time: Even if there is something of a political recovery for the president in October, that is irrelevant for those who already voted."”
  19. egger

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    Trump has made remarks about what he thinks will be a rosy 4th quarter financial report that will be released a few days before the November election that he thinks will boost him for the election.

    He started making such remarks in April 2020 after a 4.8% annualized collapse of the GDP.

    Figures released at the end of July for the second quarter showed an annualized collapse of 32.9%, the worst ever in U.S. history. The previous record was 10% in 1958.

    Trump neglects the impact of two months of early voting starting in September in the wake of the 32.9% collapse still fresh in the minds of the voters.

    Trump and the faithful will continue try to put a positive spin on it.
  20. egger

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    The image Trump walking past graffiti gives the impression of being photoshopped, but it wasn't.

    It looks like a scene from a Hollywood movie made decades ago predicting the chaos and unraveling of democracy instigated by an aloof President.

    All of those bad optics were for the sake of walking to a church to engage in more bad optics by having a clueless Trump hold up to the camera an upside-down Bible that came out of the $1500 Max Mara handbag of his daughter who's now doing promos for Goya Foods to try to appeal to Trump's lost Hispanic vote.

    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said attorney general Barr was responsible for expanding the perimeter for the photo-op. Barr was seen surveying the area before the photo-op and participated in it with Trump. Barr denied giving any tactical orders to clear the area.

    The Bible photo-op was reportedly the idea of Hope Hicks, a revolving-door, recycled former communications director for Trump who had quit but was rehired for his 2020 campaign.

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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