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    Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    I was stuck in the car commuting and listened to trump's entire press conference.

    In a time of crisis we need someone at the helm who knows how to project a air of calm and assure Americans and the world of their strong leadership and unite the populace.

    My take away:

    trump did nothing to show he knew what the **** he was talking about. While complimenting his own CDC he contradicted them when he answered: "I don't think the spread will get worse - it might get worse - it might not be that bad - we'll just have to see what happens"!

    He tried to blame the 2,000 point drop in the stock market on Wednesday's Democratic debate - (even though the crash happened Monday and Tuesday and the debate wasn't until Tuesday night).

    He repeated over and over how "we all should stick together and not attack your political opponents to score cheap political points" which is a scream coming from trump - but then he right then started insulting his political opponents!

    Anyway - my opinion - trump is possibly the worst thing that could happen to this nation during a crisis. We knew there would be a national crisis - now here we are - and just as expected - we're in deep ****.
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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    I was stuck in the car commuting and listened to trump's entire press conference.

    In a time of crisis we need someone at the helm who knows how to project a air of calm and assure Americans and the world of their strong leadership and unite the populace.

    My take away:

    trump did nothing to show he knew what the **** he was talking about. While complimenting his own CDC he contradicted them when he answered: "I don't think the spread will get worse - it might get worse - it might not be that bad - we'll just have to see what happens"!

    He tried to blame the 2,000 point drop in the stock market on Wednesday's Democratic debate - (even though the crash happened Monday and Tuesday and the debate wasn't until Tuesday night).

    He repeated over and over how "we all should stick together and not attack your political opponents to score cheap political points" which is a scream coming from trump - but then he right then started insulting his political opponents!

    Anyway - my opinion - trump is possibly the worst thing that could happen to this nation during a crisis. We knew there would be a national crisis - now here we are - and just as expected - we're in deep ****.
    Thank God we have an intelligent President who keeps his cool even in a crisis.



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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    I was stuck in the car commuting and listened to trump's entire press conference.

    In a time of crisis we need someone at the helm who knows how to project a air of calm and assure Americans and the world of their strong leadership and unite the populace.
    We are not IN a time of crisis. There currently is no crisis.

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    My take away:

    trump did nothing to show he knew what the **** he was talking about. While complimenting his own CDC he contradicted them when he answered: "I don't think the spread will get worse - it might get worse - it might not be that bad - we'll just have to see what happens"!
    He did not contradict anyone or anything. He admitted that he has no ability to predict the future, a wise choice with the current situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    He tried to blame the 2,000 point drop in the stock market on Wednesday's Democratic debate - (even though the crash happened Monday and Tuesday and the debate wasn't until Tuesday night).

    He repeated over and over how "we all should stick together and not attack your political opponents to score cheap political points" which is a scream coming from trump - but then he right then started insulting his political opponents!

    Anyway - my opinion - trump is possibly the worst thing that could happen to this nation during a crisis. We knew there would be a national crisis - now here we are - and just as expected - we're in deep ****.
    We aren't in "deep ***" - and there is no crisis.

    You're easily excited & manipulated by the retards running the media circus, that's all.

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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    This is all just so silly how much irrational fear this coronavirus has caused. Truly, in the same amount of time coronavirus has caused some 3,000 deaths worldwide; the common flu has killed upward of 400,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of more people. Had we literally called it the corona-flu, we've have been right back to square one of people not caring even in the slightest.

    But, the media has sunk their teeth into it. And it's different, as if that has to do anything with anything.

    What would've been great right now is a President or a leader that had the capacity to sit everyone down and tell them to calm them the hell down. We are likely to the point where coronavirus will become as common as the flu—at least for a season. But it's not going to cause Armageddon or crash the economy. It, like the flu, can be hindered or even ENTIRELY prevented by hygienic and smart practices.

    So what I would have loved to see if Trump be able to communicate to that to the public. Wash your hands. Cough into your arm. Stay at home if you have symptoms. Drink plenty of water. Seek urgent care if you or someone in your care has severe symptoms. And so on.

    No, instead he went on a rant about the new media "out to get him" and the stock market. FFS.
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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    This is all just so silly how much irrational fear this coronavirus has caused. Truly, in the same amount of time coronavirus has caused some 3,000 deaths worldwide; the common flu has killed upward of 400,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of more people. Had we literally called it the corona-flu, we've have been right back to square one of people not caring even in the slightest.

    But, the media has sunk their teeth into it. And it's different, as if that has to do anything with anything.

    What would've been great right now is a President or a leader that had the capacity to sit everyone down and tell them to calm them the hell down. We are likely to the point where coronavirus will become as common as the flu--at least for a season. But it's not going to cause Armageddon or crash the economy. It, like the flu, can be hindered or even ENTIRELY prevented by hygienic and smart practices.

    So what I would have loved to see if Trump be able to communicate to that to the public. Wash your hands. Cough into your arm. Stay at home if you have symptoms. Drink plenty of water. Seek urgent care if you or someone in your care has severe symptoms. And so on.

    No, instead he went on a rant about the new media "out to get him" and the stock market.
    Another "bug scare," and yes, it IS silly & irrational.

    They want to see if we are easily trained monkeys it looks like.

    Will we jump when they say jump ?

    ... some of us will LOL

    Trump DID talk about the common sense ways of protecting and cleaning, not sneezing at each other etc. He even spoke of his own germophobic tendencies LOL

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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    "I call them The Original Fifteen." Can I buy a t-shirt?

    "We took some from Japan. They were American citizens, ya know. We could have left them, but that would have been terrible." Is that a warning to not leave?

    When Pence spoke of a team accomplishing something, he was quick to add, "under the President's leadership". Trump perked right up. Seems Pence nailed his buzzword for Trump tonight. When the next person spoke and mentioned a team accomplishing something, he didn't add the apparently obligatory, "under the President's great leadership". He just went on to the next sentence. I think I heard Pence gasp and saw a tear form in Trump's eye.

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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    I was stuck in the car commuting and listened to trump's entire press conference.

    In a time of crisis we need someone at the helm who knows how to project a air of calm and assure Americans and the world of their strong leadership and unite the populace.

    My take away:

    trump did nothing to show he knew what the **** he was talking about. While complimenting his own CDC he contradicted them when he answered: "I don't think the spread will get worse - it might get worse - it might not be that bad - we'll just have to see what happens"!

    He tried to blame the 2,000 point drop in the stock market on Wednesday's Democratic debate - (even though the crash happened Monday and Tuesday and the debate wasn't until Tuesday night).

    He repeated over and over how "we all should stick together and not attack your political opponents to score cheap political points" which is a scream coming from trump - but then he right then started insulting his political opponents!

    Anyway - my opinion - trump is possibly the worst thing that could happen to this nation during a crisis. We knew there would be a national crisis - now here we are - and just as expected - we're in deep ****.
    Your "opinion" of Trump is well-known, so it is not surprising that you will look at anything he does in the worst light possible.

    That's okay, you are entitled to that opinion.

    Your opinion aside, Trump is doing what he is supposed to. He has qualified people assigned to do the legwork, and given Pence control over the process to report to him.

    He's asked for funding and willing to take more if Congress want's to give it.

    Of course he doesn't have all the answers, not even "pre-coached" answers like most politicians do.

    But IMO, (yes it's an opinion) he's doing what needs to be done.
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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    Donald Trump spoke as some of us predicted he would, namely, it's like a cold.

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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean-s View Post
    Donald Trump spoke as some of us predicted he would, namely, it's like a cold.
    A cold or the flu. . it's in those categories of viruses.

    Which have been with us forever and are always changing - which is why we still get the flu and colds after we've had 20 or 30 or ... more versions of them in our lives .. and then our immune systems have to build up immunity to a new version regularly..

    This isn't new or even newsworthy, truthfully. This has been going on for as long as we've been here on earth and will continue going on, this virus doesn't even have an extraordinarily high mortality rate, or even a high one.

    Lot of noise about nothing...

    BUT, we can use it as another excuse & item to blame on our orange monkey ; ) ... I remember the days when everything was Bush' fault.. now it's Trumps fault

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    Re: Effect of Trump's Press Conference

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    We are not IN a time of crisis. There currently is no crisis.
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