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Tue May 26, 2020, 05:24 PM

"This Is So Unfair to Me": Trump Whines About His COVID-19 Victimhood as Campaign Flails

Source: Vanity Fair

As he headed into Memorial Day weekend, Donald Trump complained that he was COVID-19’s biggest victim. “He was just in a fucking rage,” said a person who spoke with Trump late last week. “He was saying, ‘This is so unfair to me! Everything was going great. We were cruising to reelection!” Even as the death toll neared 100,000 and unemployment ranks swelled to over 38 million, Trump couldn’t see the pandemic as anything other than something that had happened to him. “The problem is he has no empathy,” the adviser said. Trump complained that he should have been warned about the virus sooner. “The intelligence community let me down!” he said.

The White House declined to comment.

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But the biggest obstacle standing in the way of a Trump-campaign reset is the candidate. “Trump is doing it to himself by tweeting idiotic conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough. Women are tired of this shit,” said another former West Wing official. An outside adviser agreed. “Trump can’t pivot to a different strategy,” the adviser told me. “He only knows one strategy—which is attack. It worked in 2016. But now it’s not what people are looking for.” The adviser told me that Trump’s New York friends are planning an intervention to get him to stop tweeting about the Morning Joe cohost.

And when he’s not feeling helpless or aggrieved, Trump continues to cling to magical thinking. “He lives in his own fucking world,” the outside adviser said. Trump recently told a friend that the Moderna vaccine is going to be ready in months.


Read more: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/05/trump-whines-about-his-covid-19-victimhood-as-campaign-flails



Can you imagine Lincoln re. the Civil War: "Why does this shit happen to me? This is so unfair!"

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Reply "This Is So Unfair to Me": Trump Whines About His COVID-19 Victimhood as Campaign Flails (Original post)
Beartracks May 2020 OP
MaryMagdaline May 2020 #1
benfranklin1776 May 2020 #4
MaryMagdaline May 2020 #5
Bengus81 May 2020 #16
trueblue2007 May 2020 #47
benfranklin1776 May 2020 #58
onetexan May 2020 #2
Mike 03 May 2020 #3
Mopar151 May 2020 #21
TeamPooka May 2020 #6
Mike 03 May 2020 #8
hatrack May 2020 #50
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #7
Clearly fogged in May 2020 #9
Judi Lynn May 2020 #17
OMGWTF May 2020 #23
maxsolomon May 2020 #10
stillcool May 2020 #11
vapor2 May 2020 #30
reACTIONary May 2020 #41
greenjar_01 May 2020 #12
PatSeg May 2020 #13
Bengus81 May 2020 #14
Bengus81 May 2020 #15
ToxMarz May 2020 #18
MissMillie May 2020 #29
Nasruddin May 2020 #38
zipplewrath May 2020 #46
world wide wally May 2020 #19
sakabatou May 2020 #20
Jeorge IX May 2020 #22
Miigwech May 2020 #25
Beartracks May 2020 #53
Miigwech May 2020 #24
Mc Mike May 2020 #26
olddad65 May 2020 #27
aggiesal May 2020 #28
George II May 2020 #31
MyOwnPeace May 2020 #43
MRDAWG May 2020 #32
JDC May 2020 #33
Drum May 2020 #34
NotHardly May 2020 #35
catbyte May 2020 #36
MyOwnPeace May 2020 #44
warmfeet May 2020 #37
Historic NY May 2020 #39
Evolve Dammit May 2020 #40
rocktivity May 2020 #42
Hassler May 2020 #45
Fritz Walter May 2020 #48
Blue Owl May 2020 #49
WheelWalker May 2020 #51
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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:26 PM

1. Oh my god it's like he came down with Covid

So unfair indeed

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:31 PM

4. Good point that puts things in proper perspective.

The dead and those whose bodies have been ravaged by this virus would gladly trade places with the sociopath in chief.

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:32 PM

5. +1

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:11 PM

16. If the report is true Trump writes yet ANOTHER Biden commercial....

Keep it up Donnie,this is easy pickin's............

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:31 PM

47. REMEMBER WHAT SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS SAID

Kamala Harris @KamalaHarris
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Over 1.6 million people in the United States have tested positive for coronavirus.
Almost 100,000 have died.
Nearly 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment.

Trump was briefed on this threat in January. This full-blown public health crisis didn’t have to happen.

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #47)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:10 AM

58. Correct and we can't let him divert people's attention

The carnage is his responsibility and he must reap the rancid harvest he’s sown. For once in his miserable life he must be held accountable.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:29 PM

2. unfair? SSDD

same sh!t, different day

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:30 PM

3. He always requires validation of his delusions:

Trump complained that he should have been warned about the virus sooner. “The intelligence community let me down!”


When he says things like this, that defy reality, he's begging someone to agree with him to take his guilt and anxiety away IMO. Reporters who refuse to validate his delusions (in other words, most all of them) are the targets of his wrath. I'll bet this is why Twitter and rallies are his preferred modes of communication; it's so easy to find validation there.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:21 PM

21. It's literally all a narcissist hears!

Anything that is not adulation is attack, disloyalty, betrayal! Or, at the very least, disregarded with prejudice & sniveling.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:32 PM

6. 1. Trump thinks the world is so unfair to him. 2. Joe Scar needs to up his attacks on Trump

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:35 PM

8. +1

Joe and Mika really get under his skin because in Trump's eyes they used to be "friends."

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #8)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:30 PM

50. As the saying goes, if you want a friend in DC, get a dog . . . .

And we know how Shitstain feels about dogs. "Dog" is like his ultimate personal slam.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:34 PM

7. When the universe doesn't cooperate with Entitled Privileged People, they whine. . . . .nt

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:39 PM

9. From Citizen Kane

Kane begs Susan not to leave, only to reveal his narcissism by saying, You can't do this to me (3:26 in clip)

https://m.

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Response to Clearly fogged in (Reply #9)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:12 PM

17. He was another monster who influenced the way Americans thought, too. Thanks for the reminder.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #17)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:54 PM

23. Not just the newspapers,

Wm Randolph Hurst worked to make cannabis illegal.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:48 PM

10. "said a person who spoke with Trump last week"?

Use your name and get trashed.

Provide the comment anonymously, and the reporter gets trashed.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:51 PM

11. His intellgence failed him.

what an understatement. Maybe he should donate his brain to science. I'm sure there's nothing like it.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #11)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:22 PM

30. More like his parents failed him, right?

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Response to stillcool (Reply #11)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:11 PM

41. Nothing like it, or...

... nothing to it?

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:53 PM

12. I hate them like poison

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:53 PM

13. And I hate to tell him,

but I don't think he was "cruising to reelection" before the pandemic. He was hardly as popular as he believes. Now he will just lose by more votes.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:04 PM

14. Unfair to Trump but the nearly 100,000 dead wanted it or deserved it?? That fuck is 110% INSANE.

Article 25.....NOW

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:08 PM

15. BTW Trump,you weren't elected, you were"selected". Receiving 3M+ votes less doesn't mean you won.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:19 PM

18. This could have been a huge opportunity for him

If he had just done a good job handling this crisis, all he really needed to do is step aside and let the experts do their thing. He might have walked away with an easy reelection. Look at Cuomo, he would have been a shoe in for reelection. All he did was implement what the experts laid out for him, and talk to the people nicely.

No one would have blamed him for the economy tanking.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #18)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:09 PM

29. +1000

He was so worried about keeping his job that he didn't do his job.

He had the opportunity to be leader, healer, and so much more. Hero even.

More worried about himself than about serving his country.

I sure as hell expected him to behave exactly the way he did. He's never given any indication that he was capable of anything more.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #18)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:52 PM

38. He's had them

He's had probably 100 or more opportunities to do a Cuomo (qv), and make people shrug their shoulders at his other missteps and ignorant rantings.

He could have done that just before day 1, with the 1st Women's March, for instance. He's such a phenomenal liar, why can't he face people and tell them some surprising, empathic-sounding BS, & take the wind from their sails? Even if it's a complete lie, we are all such suckers for a smooth-talking storyteller....

He's just not capable of anything like this. He's never going to get any better, and he's apparently surrounded by equally malevolent personalities who are not helping either.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #18)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:22 PM

46. When those around you are losing theirs

It's a long poem, but buried in there is the thought that in the end, leadership is about keeping your head in a crisis. People will actually be drawn to the person that in a crisis, stays calm and takes on the sense of responsibility for handling the crisis, freeing those around them to feel free to act without concern of being held responsible. You don't have to be the smartest, or know all the answers. You don't even have to know how to "fix" things. But if you'll just project the impression that "you've got this" people will support you and help you.

The converse is what we are seeing. In a crisis, the "leader" who starts seeking blame, looking to divert responsibility, and generally trying to figure out how to protect themselves from responsibility, will quickly find themselves standing alone with no one wanting to help. I've seen it more than once.

When I was leading a large team, something really bad happened and it wasn't clear at all that there was an answer. People were afraid of being fired. I called them all into a room and explained that, as team leader, regardless of what went wrong, if anyone was going to get fired, it was going to be me, so stop worrying. For one thing, I said, my bosses needed the people on my team in hopes of fixing this. Work the problem and let me handle the bosses. I came within days, nay, hours of being fired when one of the team members came in and showed proof that the problem was buried in a mistake by a subcontractor. One, that fortunately for me I had advised we not use. I told the team member that he had just saved my job. He looked proud as a peacock. But more importantly, the team had been working hard to find the cause, because they knew there would be a "reward" for finding it, not punishment for not finding it.

Trump could have gone on TV in early January and said what a risk we were facing and that we had to pull together as a country for the better part of a month, "to save us all" and our future. He would have sailed into a second term. But it meant he would have had to take direct responsibility for something that may, or may not, have worked.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:19 PM

19. I hope his fantasy comes true and he really does become Covid-19's biggest victim

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:20 PM

20. He's a goddamn toddler

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:23 PM

22. You've been Treated Unfairly in ONE Way, Donnie:

 

Your father heartlessly chose not to pull out.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Reply #22)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:57 PM

25. Too funny

 

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Response to Jeorge IX (Reply #22)

Wed May 27, 2020, 01:28 AM

53. Well, it wasn't fair that he won in 2016 with 3 million fewer votes...

... so I guess he HAS been treated unfairly!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:54 PM

24. Too bad, take some responsibility, YOU shithead!

 

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:59 PM

26. Fell to blubberin', again, il Douche?

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:06 PM

27. The Russian interference in the 2016 election was pretty unfair...

To not just Hillary, the far more qualified candidate, but to the American citizens and to the American way of life.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:08 PM

28. He acted just like the Pendejo that he is ...

He brought it on himself.

GROW UP, Pendejo!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:22 PM

31. Awww, poor widdle donnie:

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Response to George II (Reply #31)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:13 PM

43. He'll REALLY be pissed.......

if the USPS has to deliver these when ordered from Amazon!!!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:31 PM

32. So January 24th wasn't early enough?

?

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:31 PM

33. Sad!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:35 PM

34. Snowflake! ❄️

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:39 PM

35. His national intelligence officials (3 agenices) warned him in mid and late January...

But, we know how he lies to get away with his sh*t, this is that just multiplied.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:47 PM

36. Time to unpack my violin...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #36)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:15 PM

44. I can still hear it!!!!!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:50 PM

37. A lesson for America.

Learn from your mistakes, or die.

So far, we haven't learned a thing.

We hope to turn on a dime, though. Near future, certainly.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:57 PM

39. I wich he ends up with it we'd get some peace.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 07:57 PM

40. Lock the lunatic UP.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:13 PM

42. "He only knows one strategy--which is attack."

And he's going up against Joe "A Noun, A Verb, and 9/11" Biden this time -- an opponent who knows a few things about counter-attacking.


rocktivity

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:16 PM

45. Poor POUTS, the Snowflake-in-Chief

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 08:33 PM

48. Just wait til his next meeting with Vladdy Daddy

I think his next “performance review” will take place in a woodshed. Probably in July.
One the “positive“ side, COVID-Donnie has brought our nation down so deep, so quickly, that Putin or Xi can seize numerous and huge opportunities like low-hanging fruit.
However, the “negative” would be his likely failure to get re-elected, and that would force his handler to take drastic measures.
This is why the toddler-in-chief is trying to block absentee ballots, torpedo the RNC convention, not to mention daily (hourly?) twit-storms and shit-storms. Dog only knows what other desperate actions are ahead!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:24 PM

49. Can barely contain the urge to want to punch that shitbag in the fucking face

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 09:38 PM

51. He's gone Full Nixon. n/t

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:50 PM

52. Some "friends" are going to do an actual intervention? But only to tell him to lay off Scarborough?

Well, if that's the only issue that they see as dangerous, they are no friends of ours.

When Nixon got an intervention, there were a few remaining Republicans with a sense of honor and patriotism, and he ended up resigning.

Doesn't sound like that's going to happen here.

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:46 AM

54. There is something seriously wrong with #45.

There is something seriously wrong with a party that supports him.

There is something seriously wrong with people who voted for him.

Just voting Trump out is only part of the solution to the problem. It goes way, way deeper than that. Democratic party has a lot of repair work to do once Trump gets voted out/dies from COVID-19/recalled by his alien overlords. (Delete all options you consider less pleasurable.)

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:34 AM

55. Yeah damn it, get this man a break of at least 5 months, can't you see how fucked up he is?

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:06 AM

56. You reap what you sow, SFB

Your own incompetence and arrogance has brought you to this point.

Truck Fump!

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:32 AM

57. Ladies and Gentlemen: the pResident of the United States

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Response to Beartracks (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:39 PM

59. 100,000+ dead

And diaper Don tries to make it about himself.

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