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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:10 PM

about my comment yesterday regarding Trump lying to Woodward.

After admittedly cursory research, I though it likely that Trump didn't know anything about the virus in February, and was lying to Woodward to cover his ass over his inaction.

I now realize my initial assumptions about timing were wrong. This wasn't just CYA on Trump's part.

Nevertheless, I hope you can understand why I might have come to that conclusion. Any sentence with the words "Trump knew" is immediately suspect to me. Trump is obviously dealing with a diminished deck right now. I don't know if it's a stage of dementia, the effects of one or more strokes, or just his inherent ignorance, but the concept of Trump understanding something well enough to make that kind of calculated decision seems unlikely on its face.

I certainly wasn't trying to parrot any kind of right-wing argument; Trump knowing and doing nothing, as opposed to not knowing and lying about it after the fact, are both pretty bad.

In any event, we now have a new slogan to chant at rallies:

Trump knew.
Trump lied.
200,000 died.

(I realize the current US death toll is below 200k, but it'll get there.)

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Wellstone ruled Sep 10 #1

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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:15 PM

1. This Orange A-Hole

does what ever he thinks will enable his Branding Operation and Cash to his pocket. He wants to Ride the big Elephant without paying for any upkeep.

Up is down,black is white or vise versa. He just makes shit up as he goes along.

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