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Fri Mar 13, 2020, 09:56 AM

Donald Trump has someone new to blame for the coronavirus response ... Joe Biden

On Thursday morning, Donald Trump took aim at Joe Biden with a fresh series of tweets that blamed Barack Obama and Biden for “complicating” the CDC and for an H1N1 flu response that was a “disaster.” Trump then had the absolute audacity to claim that since taking the White House he had cut “all the red tape,” making the CDC and other agencies better able to meet a pandemic threat.

The idea that Barack Obama is somehow to blame for what everyone agrees is a completely bungled response to the novel coronavirus is handy, especially for a White House where assigning blame is often the top priority in any situation, and even more so when Joe Biden looks set to win the Democratic nomination. But it’s also completely ridiculous. And the idea that Trump has done anything that improved the situation is more ridiculous still.

Trump begins by claiming that his “closing the borders” slowed the progress of coronavirus in the United States. It’s a fiction that Trump has used over and over, in an effort to draw a connection between his xenophobic anti-immigration policies and the pandemic. It’s the same reason that Trump described the novel coronavirus as “a foreign virus” in his address to the nation, before putting in his utterly arbitrary ban on some Europeans from some nations flying to the U.S. It’s also the reason many Republicans have begun referring to COVID-19 as “Wuhan flu.”

Of course, Trump didn’t close any borders “early.” In fact, he still hasn’t closed any borders. He restricted some flights directly from China—which, shocker, doesn’t have a border with the United States—and that was it.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/3/13/1927076/-Donald-Trump-has-someone-new-to-blame-for-the-coronavirus-response-Joe-Biden

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:30 PM

1. Joe? Come in, Joe.

You have to answer these ridiculous claims that continually spout from that fat orange face. And you have to keep doing it.

Rapid Response Team, come in, please! I think you cannot let this kind of absurd and wrong claim go unchallenged.

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Fri Mar 13, 2020, 06:15 PM

2. And I am calling the response to Coronavirus "the Fucking GOP Disaster."

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