The Donald Trump Score Card

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

  1. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    -----and the "big , beautiful, cheaper health care program that protects those with pre-conditions.":rage::rage:
  2. egger

    egger Member

    Herman Cain is six feet under.

    Seniors who fall for Trump's latest last-ditch 'Protecting America's Seniors' campaign ploy are likely to end up doing the worm wave with Herman Cain before they can ever redeem their $200 gift cards promoted by Trump that may never arrive.
    scratcho likes this.
  3. egger

    egger Member

    Trump is apparently trying to justify the use of $200 gift cards to seniors by saying it will be a demonstration pursuant to Medicare Section 402 to see if seniors will be more adherent to taking their medications if their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs are lower.

    Trump scrambling to implement it just a few weeks away from the election is a sordid use Section 402.

    Congressional Democrats Seek Clarification from Trump Administration on Part D "Gift Cards” - Medicare Rights Center


    "With few confirmed or consistent details and no formal announcement, it is difficult to evaluate the potential plan. But early reports suggest the administration may attempt to establish the program under a long-standing and well-regarded Medicare demonstration authority, Section 402, by claiming the gift cards are an effort to test whether lowering out-of-pocket prescription drug costs improves medication adherence.

    Given that years of research already prove this fact, it is not clear that couching this as a demonstration project pursuant to Section 402 is appropriate or statutorily permissible. The gift cards may also conflict with other federal rules. Another troubling aspect is the initiative’s reported $8 billion price tag, which would be paid for out of Medicare’s trust fund, just as the program is facing unanticipated costs and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The timing of a potential roll out—weeks before an election in which President Trump’s standing with older voters is in question—has also cast doubt on the genuineness of the proposal."
  4. egger

    egger Member

    The 2020 Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award goes to...

    Donald Trump and Kayleigh McEnany for contracting the coronavirus at the White House after promising that the virus would never come to the U.S. thanks to the Trump administration supposedly being so much more competent than Obama.

  5. egger

    egger Member


    "The "Fickle Finger of Fate" Award was not given to anyone physically present on the show, but to someone who had earned the wrath and derision of the producers of Laugh- In. ...Sometimes the Pentagon or some other government organization. .Often an individual that had made an outrageous claim."
    Tyrsonswood likes this.
  6. egger

    egger Member

    Trump has a chance at victory. According to the electoral map based on polling, he would need to win the currently undecided states of FL, GA, NC, PA, OH, TX, AZ, and IA.

    He has other routes to victory if he flips current Biden-leaning states such as WI or MI to his side.

    Biden Trump Electoral Map Based on Polls
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  7. egger

    egger Member

    Trump's fans at his rally in MI started chanting 'Lock Her Up!' about governor Whitmer.

    'What the hell is wrong with this guy?' Biden slams Trump for his response to the plot to kidnap Michigan governor
    Yelena Dzhanova
    Octiber 17, 2020

    'What the hell is wrong with this guy?' Biden slams Trump for his response to the plot to kidnap Michigan governor


    "The FBI said the agency has arrested a group of militia members last week on charges of suspicion to plot to kidnap and hold her hostage. The men behind the foiled attempt had been monitoring Whitmer's vacation home and building bombs, according to the FBI.

    "That was a planned act of terrorism, a plot," Biden said. "To kidnap an American leader is the sort of behavior you might expect from ISIS and should shock the conscience of every American, to see that sort of twisted thinking take root here in America.""

    "Following news of the attempted kidnapping of Whitmer, Trump had not denounced the men allegedly behind the attack but tore into the governor, saying she's "done a terrible job.""
    Tyrsonswood likes this.
  8. egger

    egger Member

    Governor Whitmer of MI could have been kidnapped and shot to death by right wing extremists and Trump would have said "She's done a terrible job."
  9. egger

    egger Member

    Trump trashes Sasse for being too sassy.

    Trump blasts Sasse for predicting Senate Republican bloodbath

    The president called Ben Sasse “little”, “the least effective of our 53 Republican senators”, “rather stupid and obnoxious” and “an embarrassment to the great state of Nebraska”.

    “Other than that,” Trump concluded, “he’s just a wonderful guy!”

    Sasse’s crime was to have criticised Trump in robust terms on a call with constituents first reported by the Washington Examiner, saying the president “kisses dictators’ butts” and “flirts with white supremacists”.
  10. egger

    egger Member

    Trump mistakenly thinks that the state of Michigan is shut down and is calling for it to reopen.

    Michigan is open. Schools and churches are open with districts deciding how they will proceed safely, not by a rash decree to open everything immediately from Trump who is desperate to win reelection and who has bungled the coronavirus response from its start, such as calling for churches to be packed on Easter Sunday six months ago when he thought the virus would be gone.

    Reopening Michigan

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
  11. egger

    egger Member

    Trump has the same mistaken impression about Wisconsin as he does about Michigan.

    Wisconsin isn't shut down.

    At Wisconsin rally, Trump dismisses pandemic concerns as cases soar


    ""I wish you had a Republican governor because, frankly, you've got to open your state up. You've got to open it up," Trump told the crowd — even though Wisconsin currently has no statewide restrictions on gatherings, businesses or schools following recent lawsuits."
  12. egger

    egger Member

  13. egger

    egger Member

    Trump says there is ‘something beautiful’ about people ‘pushed around’ at Minneapolis protests
    By Hannah Knowles
    Washingwon Post
    October 17, 2020


    "On Saturday, Trump spoke approvingly of the use of force in Minneapolis.

    The forces “marched forward,” the president said, “and the whole thing was over.”

    The rally crowd cheered.

    “There’s something about that,” Trump said, “when you’re watching everybody getting pushed around, there’s something very beautiful about it.”

    He said the statement was “not politically correct” but added to his supporters, “You people get it; you get it probably better than I do even.”"
  14. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Members

    Hmmmm - I can think of a better place for it !!! - it might even fit sideways !!!
  15. egger

    egger Member

    That sums up Trump's authoritarianism and narcissism. He says others might enjoy seeing people being roughed up even more than he does.
  16. egger

    egger Member

    Chris Christie said he heard nothing from the White House regarding contact tracing after he became infected.

    It shows the lack of responsibility of Trump and the White House who are now claiming that they are going to take care of America's seniors when they don't even take care of their own cronies.

    Chris Christie says he was in ICU, admits he was "wrong not to wear mask" at White House


    "What he's saying: “I believed when I entered the White House grounds, that I had entered a safe zone, due to the testing that I and many others underwent every day,” Christie said in the statement to the Times.

    “I was wrong. I was wrong not to wear a mask at the Amy Coney Barrett announcement and I was wrong not to wear a mask at my multiple debate prep sessions with the president and the rest of the team,” he added.

    “I hope that my experience shows my fellow citizens that you should follow CDC guidelines in public no matter where you are and wear a mask to protect yourself and others,” he said."

    "Christie also said that while he was contacted by health officials in New Jersey for contact tracing, he did not hear from anyone at the White House."
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
  17. egger

    egger Member

    Trump appeals to what he calls suburban housewives and says they should love him.

    Trump wants all his opponents locked up along with MI governor Whitmer.

    Donald Trump continues bizarre appeals to suburban women as he campaigns in Covid hotspots - CNNPolitics


    "Would you like a nice low-income housing project next to your suburban beautiful ranch style house? Generally speaking, no," Trump said in Muskegon. "I saved your suburbs -- women -- suburban women, you're supposed to love Trump," he said.

    "Rather than condemning the derailed plot — which led to terrorism, conspiracy and weapons charges against more than a dozen men — or discouraging that kind of divisive language, Trump essentially endorsed the cheer with his authoritarian rhetoric about jailing his political opponents by adding Clinton and the Biden family into the mix.

    "Lock them all up," Trump replied to the crowd."
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
  18. egger

    egger Member

    Bye, Don.

    hotwater likes this.
  19. Tishomingo

    Tishomingo Members

    For Trump, it should be a different finger.
  20. egger

    egger Member

    Transferring patients to another hospital isn't cheap either.

    Trump didn't have to pay a surprise $52,112 bill for his helicopter ride to Walter Reed hospital. Plus he received a free joyride in a limo that was frivolous and a waste of money.

    Ordinary people stuck with surprise $52K bills can rely on Trump's proposed $200 gift card that siphons money from the Medicare trust fund.

    They can also rely on his healthcare plan that he started promising 5 years ago that, like his tax returns, he has yet to reveal.

    A $52,112 Air Ambulance Ride: Coronavirus Patients Battle Surprise Bills
    Congress was close to a solution before getting hit with millions of dollars of ads from private-equity firms. Then the pandemic struck.
    By Sarah Kliff
    Oct. 13, 2020

    A $52,112 Air Ambulance Ride: Coronavirus Patients Battle Surprise Bills


    "An intubated coronavirus patient was declining rapidly when doctors decided to airlift her to a hospital with better critical care resources.

    “It’s life or death,” the family of the 60-year-old woman recalled being told when it happened in April. “We have to transfer her now.”

    The patient was flown by helicopter from one Philadelphia hospital to another 20 miles away. She spent six weeks at the new hospital and survived. When she came home, a letter arrived: The air ambulance company said she owed $52,112 for the trip.

    Last year, Congress abandoned its attempt to prevent surprise bills like this one, and coronavirus patients are now paying the price. Bills submitted to The New York Times show that patients often face surprise charges from out-of-network doctors, ambulances and medical laboratories they did not pick or even realize were involved in their care."
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2020
    Tyrsonswood likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice