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(2,447 posts)
Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:23 PM Apr 2020

Regarding impeachment interfering with Trump's ability to focus on the coronavirus

This was posted by Patricia at Yahoo. I thought it was relevant. Sorry if it was posted before.

Folks, Moscow Mitch had the audacity to say that impeachment interfered with Frump's response to the pandemic. However, I give you the following timeline:

Dec 18th - House Impeaches Trump

Jan 8th - First CDC warning

Jan 9th - Trump campaign rally

Jan 14th - Trump campaign rally

Jan 16h - House sends impeachment articles to Senate

Jan 18th - Trump golfs

Jan 19th - Trump golfs

Jan 20th - first case of corona virus in the US, Washington State.

Jan 22nd - “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

Jan 28th - Trump campaign rally

Jan 30th - Trump campaign rally

Feb 1st - Trump golfs

Feb 2nd - “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China."

Feb 5th - Senate votes to acquit. Then takes a five-day weekend.

Feb 10th - Trump campaign rally

Feb 12th - Dow Jones closes at an all time high of 29,551.42

Feb 15h - Trump golfs

Feb 19th - Trump campaign rally

Feb 20th - Trump campaign rally

Feb 21st - Trump campaign rally

Feb 24th - “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

Feb 25h - “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

Feb 25h - “I think that's a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

Feb 26th - “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

Feb 26th - “We're going very substantially down, not up.” Also "This is a flu. This is like a flu"; "Now, you treat this like a flu"; "It's a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. And we'll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner."

February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

Feb 28th - “We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

Feb 28th - Trump campaign rally

March 2nd - “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

March 2nd - “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

March 5th - “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

March 5th - “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

March 6th - “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

March 6th - “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

March 6th - “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

March 6th - “I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault.”

March 7th - Trump golfs

March 8th - Trump golfs

March 8th - “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”

March 9th - “This blindsided the world.”

March 13th - [Declared state of emergency]

March 17th - “This is a pandemic,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

March 18th - "It’s not racist at all. No. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate."

March 23th- Dow Jones closes at 18,591.93

March 25th - 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment.

March 30th - Dow Jones closes at 21,917.16

April 2nd - 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment.

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Regarding impeachment interfering with Trump's ability to focus on the coronavirus (Original Post) padah513 Apr 2020 OP
This would make another good ad. flor-de-jasmim Apr 2020 #1
How about - I'm too busy to answer questions (Impeachment) underpants Apr 2020 #2
Thank you for compiling this inclusive list. Delmette2.0 Apr 2020 #3
I wish I could take credit for it padah513 Apr 2020 #6
That argument entirely presumes treestar Apr 2020 #4
that trial balloon went absolutely nowhere. i don't think you'll hear it used much again Takket Apr 2020 #5
Wow! Epic! This needs to be sent to every Democratic Party official. nt KPN Apr 2020 #7
Bookmarked. I've been looking for something like this. Thanks for the hard work. lamp_shade Apr 2020 #8
Rec'd and bookmarked. Thanks yonder Apr 2020 #9


(181,700 posts)
2. How about - I'm too busy to answer questions (Impeachment)
Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:27 PM
Apr 2020

Now we hear he was too distracted by the Impeachment (Senators weren't)


(2,447 posts)
6. I wish I could take credit for it
Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:36 PM
Apr 2020

Got it off of Yahoo News which usually has all Trump-lovers and bots posting in the comments section. Lately, I see more opposition posting. I'm hoping it's a trend, but I'm not holding my breath.


(82,383 posts)
4. That argument entirely presumes
Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:28 PM
Apr 2020

that Drumpf can't do two things at a time, so it is an admission of incompetence. It seems to imply it is the Democrats' fault for impeaching him. That would be stupid in that no POTUS should ever be impeached no matter what they do, since something else could always happen. They made many arguments of this nature (saying it was trying to undo the election, etc.) but those arguments would render the Impeachment clause useless - why is it in the Constitution when it should never take place? And it all goes out the window when the POTUS is a Democrat. McConnell is disingenuous and phony and thinks we are stupid so that he can get somewhere with stupid arguments.


(21,282 posts)
5. that trial balloon went absolutely nowhere. i don't think you'll hear it used much again
Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:28 PM
Apr 2020

the gop is throwing anything and everything it can at the wall to see what sticks to save drumpf. i've never seen such fanatical unwavering love and devotion as that party has for him. ironic considering drumpf himself wouldn't spit on any of these people if they were on fire.


(15,557 posts)
7. Wow! Epic! This needs to be sent to every Democratic Party official. nt
Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:37 PM
Apr 2020

Sending to my Congressionals.

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