Donald Trump’s thoughts, words, and misdeeds are dangerously and there can no longer be doubt, if there ever was any, they are killing Americans. Tomorrow or Wednesday, the US death toll of coronavirus will exceed the number of Americans lost in the 19-year Vietnam war.
The New York Times has analyzed every word Trump spoke at his White House briefings and other presidential remarks on the virus — more than 260,000 words — from March 9, when the outbreak began leading to widespread disruptions in daily life, through mid-April. The transcripts show striking patterns and repetitions in the messages he has conveyed, revealing a display of presidential hubris and self-pity, unlike anything historians, say they have seen before.
By far the most recurring utterances from Trump in the briefings are self-congratulations, roughly 600 of them, which are often predicated on exaggerations and falsehoods.
The briefings became so problematic — especially after Trump’s dangerous suggestion last week that injecting disinfectant could help people who are sick with the virus — that the White House is now considering limiting them.
counselor to the president in the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump.
I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you.Donald Trump to Lesley Stahl 2016 about why he attacks the media
— YpsiGal🇺🇸 (@YpsiGal) April 22, 2020
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 26, 2020
MUST WATCH!— Puesto Loco™ (@PuestoLoco) April 15, 2020
India news report tells it like Trump needs to hear it. His inept handling of the pandemic stands out as probably the biggest failure in the World. We can blame the excess death toll on his cowardly little lackeys in the GOP, as well. pic.twitter.com/HoHNK8objU
The Trump Burial Pits. https://t.co/sA4bd6iOrk
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 10, 2020
US Navy evacuates over 80% of USS Theodore Roosevelt crew as nearly 600 carrier sailors test positive for coronavirus https://t.co/rUqbfNEtXY
— Military and Defense Insider (@MilDefInsider) April 12, 2020
WOW! If you had any doubt about tRump being in a state of deep mental decline, listen to this. Just wow. tRump rewriting history & he sounds as though he ACTUALLY BELIEVES everything he’s saying! #TrumpLiesAmericansDie #TrumpMeltdown #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/CRThfoG5TV
— McSpocky™ 👽🔄🌊 #VoteBlue2020 Like_it? Retweet! (@mcspocky) April 14, 2020
Who’s to blame for coronavirus? China, Obama, Gov. Cuomo, the WHO, and more! pic.twitter.com/QQN8m9l89s
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 15, 2020
See how a comma instead of colon will make a whole different meaning of these clips:
And is it true that no one saw a pandemic coming?
Posted by Janet Panetta on Sunday, April 12, 2020
— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) April 14, 2020
Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 15, 2020
Would you trust any of these people to walk your dog? If this passes your smell test you should probably be tested for Coronavirus.
Zero public health experts
Zero women who aren’t related to Trump
Five white men 57 or older
One Jared Kushner https://t.co/LGfqaCsJQR
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 13, 2020
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Hannity. Rush. Dobbs. Ingraham. Pirro. Nunes. Tammy. Geraldo. Doocy. Hegseth. Schlapp. Siegel. Watters. Dr. Drew. Henry. Ainsley. Gaetz. Inhofe. Pence. Kudlow. Conway. Trump.
Today, we salute the Heroes of the Pandumbic. pic.twitter.com/35WLDgoHcf
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 3, 2020