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Wed May 6, 2020, 08:09 AM

Trump - look, I was busy. (Try using this at your work)

"You're three years into your first term," Muir said. "You're now applying for the job again. What did you do when you became president to restock those cupboards that you say were bare?"

"Well, I'll be honest," Trump said. "I have a lot of things going on. We had a lot of people that refused to let the country be successful. They wasted a lot of time on Russia Russia Russia — that turned out to be a total hoax. Then they did Ukraine Ukraine, and that was a total hoax. Then they impeached the president of the United States for absolutely no reason."

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https://www.nationalmemo.com/trump-explains-pandemic-failures-i-have-a-lot-going-on

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Reply Trump - look, I was busy. (Try using this at your work) (Original post)
underpants May 2020 OP
Rorey May 2020 #1
underpants May 2020 #3
Wounded Bear May 2020 #20
kentuck May 2020 #2
underpants May 2020 #10
brer cat May 2020 #15
DallasNE May 2020 #17
underpants May 2020 #21
uponit7771 May 2020 #22
captain queeg May 2020 #4
randr May 2020 #5
sop May 2020 #8
Kid Berwyn May 2020 #6
tanyev May 2020 #7
sop May 2020 #9
SoonerPride May 2020 #11
sellitman May 2020 #12
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #13
dalton99a May 2020 #14
spooky3 May 2020 #27
dalton99a May 2020 #37
DallasNE May 2020 #16
underpants May 2020 #19
nykym May 2020 #18
IronLionZion May 2020 #23
NCjack May 2020 #24
mountain grammy May 2020 #25
lame54 May 2020 #26
keithbvadu2 May 2020 #28
progressoid May 2020 #29
crickets May 2020 #32
sop May 2020 #34
progressoid May 2020 #35
calimary May 2020 #30
cayugafalls May 2020 #31
crickets May 2020 #33
smirkymonkey May 2020 #36

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:17 AM

1. It's almost funny the way narcissists refuse to accept irrefutable proof

Well, it's really more scary than funny, especially when the narcissist has so much power.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:20 AM

3. From his fake life - wonder what he'd have said on his TV show

If a contestant said “I have a lot going on”?

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:10 AM

20. The scarier part is how many people support him in his excuses and whining...nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:19 AM

2. Why did it take so long to ask that question?

It seemed to be the obvious one when he talked about "bare cupboards"?

Why didn't he re-stock the cupboards?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:56 AM

10. That's women's work.

Like that Donna Reed.

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:52 AM

15. Great insight, underpants.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:04 AM

17. Were The Cupboards Bare?

What was the inventory for PPE, ventilators, etc. on both January 2017 and January 2020. That will tell us whether the cupboards were bare and when. Did Trump fail to restock following a couple of bad hurricanes? We need answers, not excuses.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #17)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:11 AM

21. Don't forget the paper towels

The Play Doh was during the campaign so that doesn’t count.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:14 AM

22. +1

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:21 AM

4. Like most of his presidency it would be funny if the impacts weren't so severe

I hope to god we survive till November.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:23 AM

5. One of his tells--"I'll be honest'

Key that the next words out of his mouth are lies.

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Response to randr (Reply #5)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:36 AM

8. And "Believe me!" at the end of the string of lies.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:25 AM

6. Russia Russia Russia is no hoax.

So what do you and Putin talk about, Trump?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:31 AM

7. It's hard work typing out all that argle bargle on a tiny little keyboard.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 08:37 AM

9. I never thought it possible to despise someone as much as I do Trump.

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Response to sop (Reply #9)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:06 AM

11. I agree with that! I hate him so much I'm sure it is illegal.

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Response to sop (Reply #9)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:13 AM

12. Funny thing is

I used to feel that way about Bush. Now he seems so normal. (I know it's not really so)

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:40 AM

13. Trump has no shame, no self-awareness, no conscience

Normal people would behave differently toward this question ... with embarrassment.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:50 AM

14. A lot of things going on




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Response to dalton99a (Reply #14)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:02 AM

27. That cartoon is very disturbing.

There is only one scoop of ice cream on the pie.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #27)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:57 PM

37. He ate the other scoop

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:57 AM

16. Obviously His Priorities Were Screwed Up

And if he was so busy why could he generate some 20 Tweets a day. Those Tweets were far more important than repeated warnings of a pandemic headed our way and an urgent need to prepare for that event. And he had time to fire the pandemic team that Obama formed for this very purpose. No, he wasn't too busy. He just made a bunch of bad decisions and Americans died as a consequence. Potentially tens of thousands died needlessly due to his incompetence.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #16)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:09 AM

19. Remember he wasn't paying attention to the impeachment

even though he was tweeting about it aaaaand now he is claiming it was all consuming.

Like Twitter doesn’t record things let alone those news people with their pens and paper and mics and cameras.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:07 AM

18. At last someone asked the pertinent question

He had 3 fucking years to restock and did nothing.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:17 AM

23. This is his fourth year in office, not third

so it's all Obama's fault and Nancy's.

More reporters need to ask these questions. Keep asking.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:19 AM

24. Trump is too small for the presidency. His job was to appoint capable

people to refill the shelves. That should have started 3 years ago. And, of course, dismantling the government's pandemic response team made it all much worse. Tiny man should have stayed in hotel management.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:55 AM

25. Wow, David.. so hard hitting.. NOT!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:59 AM

26. 2 lies in one

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:07 AM

28. Plenty of time to golf.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:07 AM

29. Just run that quote with photos of him golfing.

The political ads write themselves.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #29)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:17 AM

32. Yes! Especially since he was still golfing in early March. nt

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Response to progressoid (Reply #29)

Wed May 6, 2020, 01:41 PM

34. Or at his weekly Nuremberg Rallies, the ones he began holding the day after he was sworn in.

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Response to sop (Reply #34)

Wed May 6, 2020, 02:35 PM

35. +1

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:10 AM

30. "Well, I'll be honest, uh ... "

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:16 AM

31. The cupboards weren't bare. However, there was a inventory problem with PPE according to

Factcheck.org.

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/trump-falsely-claims-he-inherited-empty-stockpile/

It seems the SNS never got the funding it needed to restock after H1N1. According to the article, there were people who knew about the problem and the Obama administration tried to get the funding to replace it but it never went through.

So the blame falls on the repugs in my opinion. They blocked everything President Obama tried to do and it backfired on them and now they want to lay the blame at his feet.

Well they can just go f themselves...

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #31)

Wed May 6, 2020, 12:55 PM

33. Agreed. Remember the Tea Party? Yeah... good times.

https://www.propublica.org/article/us-emergency-medical-stockpile-funding-unprepared-coronavirus

“We recognized the need for replenishment of the stockpile and budgeted about a 10% increase,” said Dr. Nicole Lurie, who served as the assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration. “That was rejected by the Republican House.”

Republicans took over the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterms on the Tea Party wave of opposition to the landmark 2010 health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The new House majority was intent on curbing government spending, especially at HHS, which administered Obamacare.

Congressional Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell in the Senate and House Speaker John Boehner, leveraged the debt ceiling — a limit on the government’s borrowing ability that had to be raised — to insist that the Obama administration accept federal spending curbs. The compromise, codified in the 2011 Budget Control Act, required a bipartisan “super committee” to find additional ways to reduce the deficit, or else it would trigger automatic across-the-board cuts known as “sequestration.”

Even in the aftermath of the swine flu pandemic, the stockpile wasn’t a priority then. Without a full committee markup, Rehberg introduced a bill that provided $522.5 million to the stockpile, about 12% less than the previous year and $132 million less than the administration wanted. “Nobody got everything they wanted,” Rehberg said.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #31)

Wed May 6, 2020, 02:52 PM

36. +1000

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