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    'Petulant child' Trump takes Michigan attorney general's bait





    Laura Clawson
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    Friday May 22, 2020 · 5:56 AM PDT





















    Holding the mask doesn't actually protect anyone, Donald.






















    Like a petulant—and very predictable—child, Donald Trump attacked Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel after she described him as a “petulant child” for refusing to wear a mask as he toured a Ford plant in her state, despite both the state and Ford having policies calling for mask wearing. Nessel told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that her office is “going to have to have a very serious conversation with Ford in the event that they permitted the president to be in publicly enclosed places in violation of the order.”
    ”The Wacky Do Nothing Attorney General of Michigan, Dana Nessel, is viciously threatening Ford Motor Company for the fact that I inspected a Ventilator plant without a mask,” Trump tweeted. “Not their fault, & I did put on a mask. No wonder many auto companies left Michigan, until I came along!” Psst … it doesn’t help to put on a mask if you take it off five minutes later, and also, way to give Nessel exactly the response—and the platform—she was going for.

    Ford basically threw up its hands, issuing a statement saying Trump had been “encouraged” to wear a mask; Ford executive chair Bill Ford reportedly shrugged and told reporters “It’s up to him.” Because, as usual, Donald Trump thinks he’s above the law or the rules and no one is willing to challenge him. Except Dana Nessel, apparently.
    ”He’s conveying the worst possible message to people who cannot afford to be on the receiving end of terrible misinformation,” Nessel said. Of Ford, she said, “They knew exactly what the order was and if they permitted anyone, even the president of the United States to defy that order, I think it has serious health consequences, potentially to their workers.”
    During the same visit, Trump also raved about Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford’s “good bloodlines,” language that raised a lot of eyebrows because Ford was a massive anti-Semite, a Hitler-thought-he-had-good-stuff-to-say level anti-Semite. Trump also continued to lie about mail-in voting, "joked" that Fords are too expensive, and repeated his lie that he won a “Michigan’s man of the year” award that doesn’t exist.
    But the fact that he did all of this while refusing to respect the rules, be a role model, and protect the safety of the people around him is probably the most telling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savage1 View Post
    Those "uppity broads" in Michigan are playing him like a ring in a bell. The fact that he didn't shut down a goddamn thing, in ANY state, yet thinks he can just snap his fingers and they'll all obey him, shows what an out of touch, delusional scum bag he is.
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    Trump must hate even worse that the people standing up to him are women, in that imo other than for his own family, he has proven

    himself to be a true misogynist in every sense of the word!
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    It looks like Donald Trump's finally lost patience with actual pandemic experts

    Thursday May 21, 2020 · 11:39 AM PDT
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    Dr. Fauci's only recent appearance was a video conversation with actress Julia Roberts.
    You may have noticed, of late, a distinct change in the Trump White House pandemic strategy. Out are the pandemic briefings because somebody finally convinced Trump they were making him look bad; in are Trump economic advisers making implausible claims on the Sunday shows. Out are the government medical experts, the ones who kept making news by not entirely agreeing with Trump's every bizarre new medical invention. (Take malaria medication! Drink bleach!) In is the newest White House press secretary putting on surly Fox & Friends-styled briefings declaring President Awesomedude to have done 12 brilliant things while nobody was looking, all wedged invisibly between the day's angry tweets.
    This leads to the inevitable question: Are the government's pandemic experts even doing anything at this point, or has Trump's government simply bailed outright on the premise that they will be doing even a single damn thing to get the pandemic under control?
    The last substantive public appearance from top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci (that is, one in which he was allowed to speak) appears to have been on May 4, over two weeks ago—an absence interrupted this week only by a video appearance with actress Julia Roberts.
    That doesn't mean Fauci hasn't been at the White House or appeared as prop behind Trump. But when it comes to public briefings on the most urgent news of the day, such as the government's recent promising vaccine results or the overall direction of the pandemic as states "reopen"—perhaps, say, weighing in on Alabama now beginning to see the same hospital room scarcity that quickly escalated to crisis levels in New York City, early in the pandemic—neither Fauci or any other government medical experts have been made available to weigh in.
    There are at least two factors at work here. By far the lesser one, because everything is insane now, is that the entire White House task force is either self-isolating or should be after Vice President Mike Pence’s aide, Katie Miller, who frequented the media gatherings, tested positive for the virus and set off a minor White House tizzy.
    Why is this probably the lesser reason? Well, look at them. Pence has been traveling the country, licking walls or whatever it is Trump's vice president has officially been tasked with doing these days; you're not seeing the team's various economic-minded hangers-on making themselves scarce during this same period, nor do any of them need to given now-ample resources for conducting remote interviews and testimony.
    Which brings us to the other factor: Trump doesn't want to hear from the medical team, and so none of the rest of us are going to hear from them either if he and towel boy Pence have any say in it. One of the core reasons for Pence's elevation to top pandemic manager was to curb public appearances by the medical experts to begin with. Pence already threatened to retaliate against a news network by ending all Fauci interviews once; preventing government officials from publicly speaking about things that upset Trump has become one of the White House's most all-consuming tasks.
    Indeed, the day after Fauci's last significant White House appearance, the Trump White House prohibited, outright, Health and Human Services head Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid head Seema Verma, and Dr. Fauci from testifying to the House about the pandemic—at all. The reason? Trump believes the House is made up of "Trump haters." (Fauci was, however, allowed to testify to the friendlier, Republican-controlled Senate last week, where the "Trump hating" could presumably be kept to a minimum.)
    The extent to which government medical experts have fallen out of favor with Trump and Trump's team of, well, idiots, has been obvious since the beginning of the month, and is in line with Trump's apparent mental inability to process any information he did not himself invent. Trump and his team had even suggested that the medical-expert-including pandemic task force would be ceasing operations completely in favor of a new task force stuffed to the brim with only economic-minded "reopening"-pushers. Trump relented, apparently, upon learning that the original task force was still popular—but you probably couldn't tell that from the team's sudden bout of invisibility.
    The main problem, of course, is that Donald Trump has decided that he wants the pandemic to be over for electoral reasons, and so the White House is now single-minded in their pursuit of that fiction regardless of each day's new death tallies. Those in government who know better will be hidden as best the White House is able, so that the White House can better claim nobody knew this was coming as deaths mount despite entire buildings full of people warning that it was.
    Azar and others who have proven themselves more astute at dodging follow-up questions on whether or not Americans should drink bleach or indulge in whatever other fantasy President Biff Ideasguy pipes up with in an effort to fill camera time are still being let out of their cages from time to time. But it appears the White House tolerance for actual pandemic expertise has now been exhausted.
    Trump is bored now. He wants to reopen, he doesn't particularly care what the consequences are—as with his constant pushing of malaria medication, his "ideas" consist primarily of all-or-nothing Hail Mary shots to end the crisis by magic, in the hopes that just one of them will stick—and he does not need America hearing from anyone who might confuse the public as to whether or not that's a good idea.
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    Well written and frightening article, Dafinch.

    What scares the daylights out of and should for everyone is the distinct possibility that as Election Day gets closers and his private advisers tell

    Trump he is losing and is falling even further behind, he may really lose it and start throwing REAL Hail Marys, which imo could even precipitate

    WW Three.

    Jeffrey Schwartz who spent a year with Trump while co-authoring with him "The Art of the Deal," said prior to his Election that Trump has the kind

    of personality where this could very easily happen.

    Now that I have watched and listened to him for over three years, I am more convinced than ever that Trump is potentially dangerous beyond

    belief, and is of the belief that at the very least if he knows he is going down, he doesn't give a rats ass as to how go down with him!!
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    ​I think she is a poo poo head!
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    Post 6 should read as to how many go down with him!!
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    So the President is tested every day. Do any of those dummies understand that he has nothing to spread to anyone?

    And by the way, when he went onto the floor of the manufacturing facility he DID wear the mask.

    Just thought you might want a little truth to spread on your hysteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelangelo View Post
    So the President is tested every day. Do any of those dummies understand that he has nothing to spread to anyone?

    And by the way, when he went onto the floor of the manufacturing facility he DID wear the mask.

    Just thought you might want a little truth to spread on your hysteria.

    Are you aware that Twittler's valet/steward caught the virus, not to mention, at least 11 Secret Service agents? Do you see a potential problem with that fact? Probably not, you're not very bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    Are you aware that Twittler's valet/steward caught the virus, not to mention, at least 11 Secret Service agents? Do you see a potential problem with that fact? Probably not, you're not very bright.
    He gets tested every day. It doesn't matter who caught what. They didn't catch it from or give it to Trump. Pretty simple logic unless your brain idles under simple like those Michigan women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    Are you aware that Twittler's valet/steward caught the virus, not to mention, at least 11 Secret Service agents? Do you see a potential problem with that fact? Probably not, you're not very bright.
    Whether he is tested every day or not is besides the point.

    He sets a TERRIBLE example and sends a message to millions by implying that because he doesn't feel that he needs to wear a mask, that no one else does either.

    Imo this is just more example of Trump the "human being," which more and people find repulsive about him, and which is going to severely

    hurt his chances of being re-elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelangelo View Post
    He gets tested every day. It doesn't matter who caught what. They didn't catch it from or give it to Trump. Pretty simple logic unless your brain idles under simple like those Michigan women.
    See post # 12, plus, "...they didn't catch it or give it to Trump?" And, you know that HOW, exactly (I'm SURE he would be perfectly forthcoming and tell the country if he caught it)? Are you so stupid that you don't realize that he could be tested, and cleared, at 10 a.m., and catch the virus from a Secret Service agent 5 minutes later???? How fucking stupid are you? Furthermore, if there's no problem, why does he-and, apparently, virtually everybody who comes into contact with him in the White House-get tested daily, schmuck? What ever happened to his claim, months ago, that, anybody who WANTED a test could get one? Are you REALLY claiming, in public, that HE knows more than the members of his own medical team, who recommend wearing a mask and who have done so at his own "daily briefings?" C'mon, keep wedging that foot nice and tight into your big mouth.
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    I would compare Trump's refusal to this even though it is a little far fetched;

    During a widely watched tv interview such as on 60 minutes when the issue is safe sex, Trump states that he never once in his life used

    a condom/practiced safe sex with any of the many women and prostitutes he has screwed.

    He brags that he never got any of these women pregnant nor did he catch any sexual transmitted sexually transmitted diseases.

    Do you think that perhaps, just perhaps, that some men and for that matter women watching the interview might conclude that if the POTUS could do it

    this successfully, then Hell why can' they also and simply forget any kind of safe sex protection.

    It is not as different as some might think comparing it to the mask issue.
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    Trump should've just pulled out his penis and waved it at Nessel.

    She'd still be running today. She's, uh, one of "those" you know.

    Nothing on this Earth frightens (or enrages) her more than an authoritative man in charge.
    She simply cannot handle it.
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    Actually what Trump's father should have done was to pull out his penis before ejaculating the night he was conceived, and/or use

    about 5 condoms to ensure that his son was never born.
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    The irony of Dana Nessel talking about children of ANY type is apparently lost on her "fans".

    Because she has about as much of a chance at giving birth as I (a 68 year old man) do.

    Stick to what ya know, Toots.
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