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    What it was like waking up to the news about Trump testing positive to coronavirus

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    Republican voter says it's a sign Trump was 'doing his job'

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    Dominic Marchese believes Donald Trump was showing leadership by not wearing a mask
    (ABC News: Adrian Wilson)

    When Dominic Marchese, an Ohio cattle farmer, saw the news this morning on CSPAN, he wasn't at all surprised.
    "You know, the guy's been working. He's been all over the country daily. He's doing his job," said the Trump supporter.

    "The point is, we have a global pandemic. It's going to hit people who are moving around. He's not exempt from this."
    Dominic, too, sees Trump's status as one moment in a broader plan. But it's not the serves-him-right tune he's hearing from the Democrats.

    "The media want to blame it on him because he didn't want to wear a mask," he explains.

    "But he didn't want to be seen with a mask because he didn't want to make it such a big thing that Americans would be hiding in their basement. That's leadership.

    "This thing is going to work itself out. Government isn't going to fix it. Neither will a single man."

    Dominic believes Trump is "healthy and strong-willed" enough to manage the virus without getting too sick. In the end, he believes support will only increase when Americans see him beat it.

    Dominic's own farm has taken a serious hit from the virus. He hasn't been able to send beef overseas, and he's getting by from pensions and odd jobs, masking up and sanitising as he goes out to earn a dollar.

    "Everyone's affected," he said with a sigh, placing presidents and farmers on the same plane of American existence.

    What it was like waking up to the news about Donald Trump testing positive to coronavirus - ABC News



    Thoughts and Prayers Dominic
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    I wouldn't trust anything coming from the republicans.

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    Trump could hock COIVD-infected spit into the face of his supporters and tell them that it was the Fake News and Dems and they'd start protesting them all the way up until they died.

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    I don't think Melania's got it at all. They made that bit up to avoid the obvious pisstake.

    She's been shacked up with the tennis coach all this time.

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    As always, nothing adds up. Less than 24 hours after he is reported as positive, he has been moved to hospital and had two experimental treatments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    As always, nothing adds up. Less than 24 hours after he is reported as positive, he has been moved to hospital and had two experimental treatments?
    A more than usual secretive and tight-lipped WH.
    It's the way it is within this current government - lies, exaggerations, back-stabbing, fabrications, a broad fanciful manner, etc.
    Perfectively reflective of the boss' character.

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    CNN reporting he has some trouble breathing and is tired and fatigued. A really short tme line to symptoms.

    I think Barr should go and check on him as soon as possible.

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    This is a good read telling who in the White House was exposed and when and what few precautions were taken to avoid exposure.

    Virus spread in White House with culture of invincibility

    Virus spread in White House with culture of invincibility - StamfordAdvocate

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    As always, nothing adds up. Less than 24 hours after he is reported as positive, he has been moved to hospital and had two experimental treatments?
    This suggests that he is more ill than what the WH reports say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Trump also tweeted at 11:31 p.m. ET: “Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
    and that was his last tweet, he must be real ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    and that was his last tweet, he must be real ill.
    It does seem that way. It is 7:30 am on the east coast of the US so it will be interesting how this is updated today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    and that was his last tweet, he must be real ill.

    Sounds scared......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Sounds scared......
    Good.

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    I hope Ivanka and Jared and all the rest of the idiots are giving him lots of hugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    This suggests that he is more ill than what the WH reports say.
    I am not LatinKaren wishing death and illness to all and sundry - but I do feel very satisfied that karma has come and bitten him on the ass.

    I am majorly pissed that he has access to treatments and therapies that are NOT available to the average joe blow.

    The fact that the superspreader event may have been the gleeful nomination of Amy Coney Barrett does, indeed, give me a deal of satisfaction.

    God IS watching, and he is not happy.

    Winnowing of the republicans has begun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Sounds scared......
    I agree.

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    Two GOP senators test positive for Covid-19, potentially jeopardizing Barrett confirmation vote


    Two GOP senators test positive for Covid-19, potentially jeopardizing Barrett confirmation vote - CNNPolitics

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    ^^ Jim Jordan not on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I am not LatinKaren wishing death and illness to all and sundry - but I do feel very satisfied that karma has come and bitten him on the ass.

    I am majorly pissed that he has access to treatments and therapies that are NOT available to the average joe blow.

    The fact that the superspreader event may have been the gleeful nomination of Amy Coney Barrett does, indeed, give me a deal of satisfaction.

    God IS watching, and he is not happy.

    Winnowing of the republicans has begun.

    555

    Actually, it's a Goddess - and she's not pleased whatsoever.

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    This is a fooking turkey shoot at this point. What a bunch of science denying dumb lemmings.

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    Trump had his chance to be a leader but he only cares about himself. "Those masks.... I'm not going to wear one." Karma can be a bitch.

    And a short excerpt from Heather Cox Richardson's daily brief....

    "The Trump entourage has refused to wear masks, social distance, or follow the advice of public health experts for reducing the spread of the virus. Now it appears that White House officials deliberately withheld information about their condition, directly endangering other people who acted on the presumption that the Trump people weren’t infected. The Washington Post reported that Secret Service agents, who risk their lives to protect the president, are angry and frustrated: “He’s never cared about us.” The 30-50 Republican donors who met with Trump Thursday night at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, are “freaking out,” one report noted. Tickets had cost up to $250,000, and Trump met privately with about 19 people for 45 minutes. Trump knew his adviser Hope Hicks had tested positive when he left for the club, but he went anyway. He did not wear a mask."
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    Press On Regardless

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    I really don't care much about the politics or Trump for that matter but I am interested in the argument about masks and their effectiveness.
    In the beginning most said they made no difference but then the results showed that in countries < like Thailand, where people were wearing them the virus seemed to more controlled. So the opinion started changing to the point now where masks are portrayed as the most effective weapon in the fight against the virus.

    I am of the opinion that wearing a mask doesn't necessarily stop someone from catching the virus but rather the masks stop people who already have it and are wearing a mask from spreading it. We know or have been told that the virus is or can be spread through the air so if people wear a mask and don't breathe the virus into the atmosphere it can't spread as effectively.

    So in summary Trump not wearing a mask doesn't make him dumber than anyone else but all those people in the US and other countries that believe being told to wear a mask is a violation of their civil liberties and therefore didn't wear one are the dumb ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    So in summary Trump not wearing a mask doesn't make him dumber than anyone else but all those people in the US and other countries that believe being told to wear a mask is a violation of their civil liberties and therefore didn't wear one are the dumb ones.
    Say what????
    So Trump is as dumb as all those other dumbasses who didn't wear a mask when they were told they should.
    ok. It appears we are in agreement.
    (And he reaped the rewards.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    So in summary Trump not wearing a mask doesn't make him dumber than anyone else but all those people in the US and other countries that believe being told to wear a mask is a violation of their civil liberties and therefore didn't wear one are the dumb ones.
    What are leaders for? He knew to put on the mask but withheld the information about it . Now you are condoning this with 210,000 people dead?

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