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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Kinda bizarre that the president of the US has COVID (maybe) and the world knows that the WH can't be trusted to give accurate or truthful information on it.
    Even that Doctor that gave the briefing was a god damn weasel.....How, just the efffing how does he manage to corrupt every single person around him?

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    The US government was facing chaos last night after Covid-19 swept through the White House and the senate halted legislative work for two weeks. The decision to partially shut down the senate came after three Republican senators tested positive.

    At the White House the focus turned to a possible "superspreading" event - the rose garden ceremony on September 26 to announce the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court.

    A week after that event at least eight people present, including Trump, tested positive for Covid-19. The White House had relied on rapid testing to create a virus-free "bubble". Before the event all guests were given the quick nasal swab test, which takes less than 15 minutes to produce a result.


    Anthony Scaramucci, the president's former communications director, said: "This is a wake-up call for the president and staff. You are going to come to a situation where the West Wing and the members of Congress are going to have more Covid-19 than the entire country of New Zealand due to this laxity."


    Among the latest to announce being infected were Bill Stepien, Donald Trump's campaign manager, and Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor. Scaramucci added: "It's sad for me because a lot of these people are my friends. Hope [Hicks] is my friend, I wish her well. But it's also sad for the country because we put the country now in this dilemma where we've politicised the science, politicised the masks, politicised the health and wellbeing of the people in the country."


    It came as reports suggest virus cases have risen in 33 US states since late August and more than a dozen states have seen an increase in sufferers taken to hospital over the last several days. On Friday, Trump was one of around 40,000 Americans who learned they had tested positive that day.


    Trump's diagnosis sparked an explosion of rumours, misinformation and conspiracy theories on social media.


    Facebook said it immediately began monitoring misinformation around the president's diagnosis and had started applying fact checks.


    Authorities in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, where the president and Joe Biden held their televised debate on Tuesday, said they were aware of 11 Covid cases reported of people involved in the "pre-debate planning and set-up".


    Trump was unable to receive a Covid-19 test ahead of the debate because he arrived at the venue too late, according to the debate moderator.
    (<- I reckon that was deliberate! - Harry)

    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace was the moderator at the event, which was widely described as one of the ugliest debates in US history as the candidates traded insults throughout the spectacle.


    Meanwhile, the Pentagon sought to quell speculation that the US was sending warning signals to its enemies after "doomsday" planes were dispatched following the Trumps' virus diagnosis.

    Minutes before the president tweeted that he and Melania had tested positive, two Boeing E-6B Mercury planes took off from both US coasts.


    The planes can be used to send ballistic missile commands and are a key part of the US defence system, hence their ominous nickname.


    But officials were quick to dismiss any speculation that the planes were a warning to enemies not try to take advantage of the political turmoil.


    On Friday, as Trump was airlifted to hospital, his "nuclear football" was loaded alongside him. The football is the nickname for his briefcase that carries the codes used by the president to authorise a nuclear attack while away from a fixed command centre.


    US Senate shuts down over fears that Covid is rife in corridors of power - Independent.ie

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Even that Doctor that gave the briefing was a god damn weasel.....How, just the efffing how does he manage to corrupt every single person around him?
    It is weird. Especially when they've seen him throw anyone who is of no more use under the bus.

    Soviet-era Russians must be laughing their arses off over just how fragile and easy to break democracy in the US turned out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    How, just the efffing how does he manage to corrupt every single person around him?
    when historians look back on this period of american chaos, IMO this will be one of the questions most often asked.....and left largely unanswered.

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    Yeah, try and find someone to take this one for you, you fat orange fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post


    Trump was unable to receive a Covid-19 test ahead of the debate because he arrived at the venue too late, according to the debate moderator.
    (<- I reckon that was deliberate! - Harry)
    As they are being so shifty on the timeline, it does make you wonder if he knew before the debate (hence is later arrival as you point out) - might be one of the reasons why the debate was such a trainwreck - he already knew he was largely screwed.

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    Speaking of Soviet era... There's some real propaganda stuff going on here


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    25,000 lies and still counting. Depressing that none of it seems to matter to so many people.

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    ^^

    Reading the comments in that tweet are even more interesting...

    Please note that he’s wearing what he wore to go to the hospital yesterday, and what he was wearing in the two videos released a day apart. This was all set up either before leaving the WH or immediately on arriving at WR, to be doled out over his stay. They’re just so bad at it.
    If he has COVID he’d be in a negative pressure room and NOBODY is allowed in unless they are in a bunny suit, N95 mask and face shield. No way hospital allows a photographer in any COVID patient’s room. So either the photos/time stamps were manipulated or he doesn’t have COVID.
    Changed locations in 10 mins., signs a blank paper, lost a jacket, still wearing the same clothes he arrived in...where is his mask, the IV. for drugs, the neg. pressure room...? Are the photographers wearing PPE...? The US is really stupid if they buy these heavily staged lies..
    Looks like the binder was photoshopped onto the table. The reflection of his sleeve by the corner of the binder makes no sense.

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    Can't post it but they also released what is a clearly edited video. You can see it jump at one point where, presumably, he coughed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    he’d be in a negative pressure room
    I've been in a "a negative pressure room" ... those places, well the room I was in was no fun.

    Double entry doors. No-one visits unless they have to.

    HUGE mother of a fan behind the bedhead sucking the air out ... no fun to sleep with.

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    The presidential ventilator is hereby designated "Forced Air One".

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    The debate was a disaster for trump. Everyone was going to talk about tha, republicans would have to take a position on record about where they stood about that. Proposals for the remaining debates were that provisions should be made to cut his mike. So he would either have to perform on the remaining debates , or be embarrassed.
    So what happened? trump supposedly has Covid 19, he goes away for 14 days, no one is talking about the debate anymore. he heroically battles the disease, all the time working for the American people with no regard for his personal well being, Two weeks before the election he comes back . a strong viral dude who defeated covid, and triumphantly does a few rallies.
    I don't know, call me paranoid, but Not a bad deal for trump if you ask me.
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    Taking Solo Man lessons from his tough-guy buddy Putin ?

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    ^ I don't think there is any question that he has contracted Covid. There is no way that he would stage this for any positive reasons, especially with the team and Senators that have also tested positive.

    It is too much egg-on-face for his attitude towards the pandemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I don't know, call me paranoid,
    to many other numbnuts from the rose garden reacharound who need to be faking it too

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post

    i was close...

    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    dollars to donuts, the photos were taken less than 2 minutes apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I don't think there is any question that he has contracted Covid
    i was very suspicious at the beginning but i'm with you.

    i'm not inclined to trust the white house doctor because of what nidhogg posted above...but i just can't imagine that the doctors at walter reed are going to go on camera and lie to the american public on a daily basis about something so steeped in partisan politics. someone would break ranks and resign...and you can bet that someone would eventually leak it to the press.

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    If he pulls through there'll be no living with him.
    look at me, superman Trump, I beat the covid19, I'm invincible, I'm now immune etc, etc.
    Just for the record I hope he does pull through but after the election and I hope he has lingering symptoms for some time.
    “If we stop testing right now we’d have very few cases, if any.” Donald J Trump.

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    "Doctors, nurses and all at the great Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are amazing... With their help, I am feeling well!": https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...42195509563392

    Trump given second dose of Remdesivir: Trump given second dose of Remdesivir 'without complication,' but 'not yet out of the woods,' doctor says | TheHill
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    They must have Keith Richards at the controls of the blood changing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    If he pulls through there'll be no living with him.
    look at me, superman Trump, I beat the covid19, I'm invincible, I'm now immune etc, etc.
    Just for the record I hope he does pull through but after the election and I hope he has lingering symptoms for some time.
    Likewise, I wouldn't wish death on anyone. However, I think the timing has a certain irony, almost willed upon by the ghost of Ginsburg.

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    Trump is strong, Trump is god, he is going to make it, easily

    and he is going to win this election, even if half dead

    and you frigging snowflakes will cry in your beer again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Likewise, I wouldn't wish death on anyone. However, I think the timing has a certain irony, almost willed upon by the ghost of Ginsburg.
    he is one lucky mofo, after the debate disaster, this is going to be a nice distraction, and everyone are going to vote for him for demonstrating such a good spirit,

    meanwhile Biden is still half dead and hasn't moved from his desk since the end of the great debate

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    There's some fat c u n t from baldy's campaign on Fox News trying to wheedle out of Chris Wallace's questions.

    It's actually quite funny.

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