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Thu Mar 5, 2020, 05:10 AM

Shawn Langlois, Responds to Trump/Pence Coronavirus Claims

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-blames-obama-for-coronavirus-testing-problems-2020-03-04?mod=home-page

President Trump blames Obama for coronavirus testing problems
Published: March 4, 2020 at 6:06 p.m. ET
By Shawn Langlois

‘The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place at a much more accurate and rapid fashion. That was a decision we disagreed with. I don’t think we would have made it, but for some reason it was made. But we’ve undone that decision.’
That’s President Donald Trump deflecting the criticism his administration has been facing over its response to the coronavirus.

The comments were made during a meeting with airline executives at the White House on Wednesday. Here’s a clip: (available at web link above)
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Still, Trump’s deflection came under fire from his critics.

Tommy Vietor

@TVietor08
There's clear evidence of how Trump has mishandled the #coronavirus response. CDC cuts. Eliminating the NSC global pandemic coordinator. Mike Pence's entire existence. Don't just repeat his bullshit attempts to blame Obama. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/here-are-17-ways-the-trump-administration-bungled-its-coronavirus-response/

Here are 17 ways the Trump administration bungled its coronavirus response

This list doesn't include Donald Trump Jr.'s claim that Democrats wanted the virus to spread and kill Americans.
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wnylib Mar 2020 #1
Harker Mar 2020 #2
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Harker Mar 2020 #6
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Response to saidsimplesimon (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 09:57 AM

1. Anyone surprised? I'm not.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:03 AM

2. I'm surprised...

that it took them this long to try to pin blame on the Obama administration.

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Response to Harker (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:19 AM

3. Probably too busy telling people what

a hoax the virus is and how safe it is to travel without restrictions. And planning Pence's tour today of a treatment facility in the Seattle area.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 03:49 PM

4. Pence should wear a goalie mask

to keep his fingers out of his nose and his thumb out of his mouth.

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Response to Harker (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:01 PM

5. LOL. When I heard about this trip

I was surprised that he would risk the trip. Sure, he will take precautions, but it made me wonder if the trip was his choice or if Trump sent him there, considering all the talk about Trump looking for a new running mate.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:11 PM

6. That is odd.

Your theory sounds crazily plausible, as does the possibility it'll be staged with healthy people smiling in adoration from clean beds in sterilized rooms as he mops their brows and checks their pulses.

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Response to Harker (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:23 PM

7. What a mental image.

I suspect, though, that he will visit a new site that is not yet operating. Or a lab. Not actually visit with sick people. That I cannot imagine him doing.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:29 PM

8. You're right.

I just ran with the idea that his boss wants to do something... anything... that shows calmness and bold action simultaneously.

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Response to Harker (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 04:36 PM

9. Knowing Trump as we do, that would not

surprise me much.

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