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The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hushpuppy, Apr 12, 2011.

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    Donald j. Trump state of the union highlights

    less than 2 minutes
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  2. The Proud & the Pissed. A guilty man walks free. November is coming baby!

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  3. Let's talk about the acquittal and the spirit of America....

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    Updates

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/...-impeachment-witness-alexander-vindman-111997

    after Trump was acquitted of charges in the Senate, he has began to attack witnesses against him, firing the officer from the NSA that reported his phone call to Ukraine, and is ousting the ambassador who testified against him. And firing everyone from the National Security Council that were appointed by Obama.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...3e2a6e-4db6-11ea-bf44-f5043eb3918a_story.html

    there’s this- his friend Roger Stone was found guilty of multiple felonies. Trump complained about the sentencing and now is attacking the judge.
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    Republican excuses for President Donald j Trump
    Sure, what he did was inappropriate, but he didn’t know any better and has learned his lesson.”

    I think that he knows now that, if he is trying to do certain things, whether it’s ferreting out corruption there, in Afghanistan, whatever it is, he needs to go through the proper channels,”

    Removing the president would in my opinion inflict extraordinary trauma on our nation, which is already deeply divided and polarized.

    “Let me be clear; Lamar speaks for lots and lots of us,” Sasse told CNN’s Manu Raju, doing the presumably adult thing of deferring his reasoning for the most important decision of his public life to someone else. “

    Murkowski framed her vote as a brave one to protect the chief justice from a Democratic effort to “drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice.” She continued: “I will not stand for nor support that effort. We have already degraded this institution for partisan political benefit, and I will not enable those who wish to pull down another.” By smearing her colleagues who sought to uncover the full truth of Trump’s misconduct as vicious partisans while casting herself as the hero, Murkowski presented the most self-serving possible justification for her cowardice of them all.
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    Mitch McConnell on Barr criticism of Trump tweets: 'I think the president should listen to his advice'



    Barr blasts Trump's tweets on Stone case: 'Impossible for me to do my job': ABC News Exclusive F0B7638B-67C6-48ED-AF86-F337B8738458.gif
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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/politics/trump-rudy-giuliani-ukraine-interview/index.html
    Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine

    The reversal came Thursday in a podcast interview Trump did with journalist Geraldo Rivera, who asked, "Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer? Are you sorry you did that?" Trump responded, "No, not at all," and praised Giuliani's role as a "crime fighter."
    "Here's my choice: I deal with the Comeys of the world, or I deal with Rudy," Trump said, referring to former FBI Director James Comey. Trump explained that he has "a very bad taste" of the US intelligence community, because of the Russia investigation, so he turned to Giuliani.”
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    https://nypost.com/2020/02/14/trump...o-order-william-barr-to-do-anything-he-wants/
    Trump claims ‘legal right’ to order William Barr to do anything he wants

    The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.’ A.G. Barr,” the president said in a tweet, quoting what Barr told ABC News in an exclusive interview Thursday.
    “This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!” Trump added.
    In his rare rebuke of his boss, Barr said the president should stop tweeting about the Roger Stone case because his posts “make it impossible for me to do my job.”
  9. Well America enjoy being a Kingdom again. King Trump
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    Column: Blagojevich pardon shows Trump is assembling a Corruption Dream Team
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    https://www.wired.com/story/trumps-coronavirus-press-event-was-even-worse-than-it-looked/

    As a reporter, in general I’m not supposed to say something like this, but: The president’s statements to the press were terrifying. That press availability was a repudiation of good science and good crisis management from inside one of the world’s most respected scientific institutions. It was full of Dear Leader-ish compliments, non-sequitorial defenses of unrelated matters, attacks on an American governor, and—most importantly—misinformation about the virus and the US response. That’s particularly painful coming from inside the CDC, a longtime powerhouse in global public health now reduced to being a backdrop for grubby politics. During a public health crisis, clear and true information from leaders is the only way to avoid dangerous panic. Yet here we are.”

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    Then Trump cut Azar off. “But I think, importantly, anybody, right now and yesterday, that needs a test gets a test. They’re there, they have the tests, and the tests are beautiful. Anybody that needs a test gets a test,” Trump said.

    This is untrue. Vice President Pence told reporters Thursday that the US didn’t have enough test kits to meet demand
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    The president went on: “If there’s a doctor that wants a test, if there’s somebody coming off a ship like the big monster ship that’s out there right now, which, you know, again, that’s a big decision. Do I want to bring all those people off? People would like me to do that. I don’t like the idea of doing that.”
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    I like the numbers being where they are. I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault,” the president said.
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    The tests are all perfect, like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. This is not as perfect as that, but pretty good.”
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    ‘Trump just retweeted this saying “I don’t know what it means but I like it”
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    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/202...chief-struggles-to-control-the-covid-19-story
    HE’S DEFINITELY MELTING DOWN OVER THIS”: TRUMP, GERMAPHOBE IN CHIEF, STRUGGLES TO CONTROL THE COVID-19 STORY
    Publicly, he sees it as yet another (“Fake News”) media war; privately, he worries about virus-carrying journalists on Air Force One. But cancel his rallies? “I’m not going to do it,” he says.
    The problem is that the crisis fits into his preexisting and deeply held worldview—that the media is always searching for a story to bring him down. Covid-19 is merely the latest instance, and he’s reacting in familiar ways. “So much FAKE NEWS!” Trump
    tweeted this morning. “He wants Justice to open investigations of the media for market manipulation,” a source close to the White House told me.”
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    The Coronavirus Quarantine Has Officially Hit Congress

    Four members of Congress have announced they are self-quarantining after coming into contact with a person at CPAC who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz jokingly wore a large gas mask on the House floor when the chamber voted on a coronavirus spending bill last Wednesday.
    By Monday, his office announced the Florida lawmaker was in self-quarantine after coming into contact with a person who was diagnosed with the coronavirus at CPAC, a conservative political conference, almost two weeks ago.”



    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4859...y-cpac-stephen-moore-the-press-cough-hoax-day
    Mulvaney coughs in his hand and then shakes hands while discussing Coronavirus as a media hoax.
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    “I am fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with our current challenge of the CoronaVirus!‘

    we assume this is a threat.
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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/opin...navirus-speech-trumps-worst-bergen/index.html
    Let's start with the big idea in Trump's speech: Temporarily stopping Europeans from traveling to the United States. It fits with the xenophobic nature of Trump's statement: "This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history."




    But the reality is that this won't solve any of the key issues presented by the crisis.
    In his Oval Office speech Trumps repeated the canard that "The vast majority of Americans: The risk is very, very low," a line that his enablers in the administration have repeatedly parroted

    (coronavirus is 10 times more lethal than the flu)
    We must put politics aside, stop the partisanship." Clearly, he doesn't remember calling the coronavirus scare the Democrats' "new hoax."”
    He did not mention the lack of hospital beds for the seriously ill who, in coming weeks, will likely flood the hospitals, which are now already full of patients suffering from the effects of seasonal influenza.
    Nor did Trump address the lack of substantial numbers of available ventilators in the US for seriously ill patients, nor the lack of a deep supply of protective equipment for health care workers.”
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  27. The CORONAVIRUS Lament - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

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    After Considering $1 Billion Price Tag for Ventilators, White House Has Second Thoughts

    “At the center of the discussion about how to ramp up the production of ventilators is Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior White House aide, who has told people that he was called in two weeks ago by Vice President Mike Pence to produce more coronavirus test kits and who has now turned his attention to ventilators.“
    The initial projection, one senior administration official said, was that after three weeks of preparation it could produce an initial run of 20,000 ventilators, or about two-thirds of what Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York recently said his state alone needed to cover the influx of coronavirus patients expected in two weeks, if not sooner.
    That number then shrank to 7,500 ventilators in the initial run, or maybe 5,000, an apparent recognition that auto transmissions and ventilators had very little in common. ”

    link at new york times
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...dis-russia-will-cut-production-after-mbs-call

    Trump’s Disputed Claim of Saudi, Russia Oil Cuts Jolts Markets”
    President Donald Trump said that he had brokered a deal that would have Saudi Arabia and Russia dramatically ratchet down their oil production, sending prices surging. But the claim was met with immediate skepticism.


    Trump, who had been working the phones over the past two days after oil prices plunged to a near 20-year low, said on Twitter that he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut output by as much as 15 million barrels. Trump didn’t say the cut would be per day, but markets interpreted the tweet as such.


    Immediately following Trump’s tweet, Saudi Arabia said it had called an “urgent meeting” of the OPEC+ alliance that includes Russia, as well as other unnamed nations, to discuss a “fair agreement,” signaling it would only cut output if others do so.”
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    NYT behind a paywall so,I can’t post the link

    Where America Didn’t Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread
    Stay-at-home orders have nearly halted travel for most Americans, but people in Florida, the Southeast and other places that waited to enact such orders have continued to travel widely, potentially exposing more people as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates, according to an analysis of cellphone location data by The New York Times.
    The divide in travel patterns, based on anonymous cellphone data from 15 million people, suggests that Americans in wide swaths of the West, Northeast and Midwest have complied with orders from state and local officials to stay home. Disease experts who reviewed the results say those reductions in travel — to less than a mile a day, on average, from about five miles — may be enough to sharply curb the spread of the coronavirus in those regions, at least for now.”
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    Other areas reduced travel weeks ago, the data show, especially in California, New York and Washington, which were the first to experience large outbreaks. Most people have essentially stopped traveling in those places for weeks, the data show, a sign that they are taking the measures seriously. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said on Tuesday that changes in behavior were already bringing down the level of new cases in those places.

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