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Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:21 PM

Trump's pre-spin seems to blame military, police interactions for coronavirus diagnosis

The Fix • Analysis

Trump’s pre-spin seems to blame military, police interactions for coronavirus diagnosis

By Aaron Blake
Oct. 2, 2020 at 9:37 a.m. EDT

A couple of weeks ago, President Trump was fending off a brutal, anonymously sourced story in the Atlantic about comments he had allegedly made disparaging military veterans and the nation’s war dead. The comments sounded like things Trump had said publicly before, particularly about the late senator John McCain, yet he denied he would ever be so insensitive.

But in the hours after we learned that counselor to the president Hope Hicks had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and before we learned Trump himself had it, he offered some strange comments that seemed to lay the groundwork for how he could explain his impending diagnosis: It might have come from the military or law enforcement.

“You know, it’s very hard, when you’re with soldiers, when you’re with airmen, when you’re with Marines, and I’m with — and the police officers,” Trump said. “I’m with them so much. And when they come over here, it’s very hard to say, stay back, stay back. It’s a tough kind of a situation.” ... Trump then turned to his own test and to Hicks. “So, I just went for a test, and we’ll see what happens. I mean, who knows? But you know her very well. She’s fantastic. And she’s done a great job.”

And then he again returned to the alleged potential spreaders. ... “But it’s very, very hard when you are with people from the military or … law enforcement, and they come over to you, and they want to hug you, and they want to kiss you, because we really have done a good job for them,” Trump said. “And you get close, and things happen.”

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Aaron Blake
Aaron Blake is senior political reporter, writing for The Fix. A Minnesota native, he has also written about politics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Hill newspaper. Follow https://twitter.com/aaronblake

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:24 PM

1. Hahahaha! Dude, if you want any chance of holing up in the White House after you lose,

you're gonna need those guys on your side. You are so fucked.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:26 PM

2. Yeah whatever

No one was to hug and kiss Trump.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:29 PM

3. You are the (so-called) president, asshole.

If you tell them to back off, they will. You lying half-wit.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 08:29 PM

16. Or if the Secret Service tells them.

It's really NOT that hard.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:32 PM

4. Grow up Trump, it's your own damn fault

And GOP... never ever call yourself the party of personal responsibility again. Geez.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:36 PM

5. If he tries it, refutation is that his Neediness for attention and affection made him go close. . nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 02:46 PM

6. Gee, I dunno...maybe if they had all been required to wear masks, or something...

it might have possibly lessened the probability that they would spread it to those close to you, who then spread it to you?

Oh, well, I guess that (in your own words) 'it is what it is', and besides, it affects virtually nobody anyway, right? (Until it hits close to home, you ignorant ghoul!)

I sincerely hope that he does have a full recovery, after being *just* sick enough to see that it is really not 'just like the flu', or the 'sniffles.' That way he can spend the rest of his useless life reflecting on what he's done, from inside his cell at Leavenworth after seeing his loss of a second term in a massive landslide.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 03:06 PM

7. Makes it sound like what he does to women

Before he grabs them. Poor dear, what an awful.experience to be handled so...

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:07 PM

8. "But it's very, very hard ...

... when you are with people from the military or … law enforcement, and they come over to you, and they want to hug you, and they want to kiss you, because we really have done a good job for them,” Trump said. “And you get close, and things happen.”

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 07:31 PM

9. Trump is a germophobe that hates to shake hands.

How often since COVID-19 stuck have you seen Trump let anyone he doesn't know hug or kiss him? This is nonsense.

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Response to Sloumeau (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 12:53 AM

10. That's what I thought

He is a germophobe. Didn’t he say in one of the interviews that he is glad he doesn’t have to shake hands now.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 01:03 AM

11. He and Hicks flew on Marine One.

Unlike Air force One, the 747, the seating on the marine helicopter is just what is expected. Crowded seats arranged in two rows. Trump probably wants to blame the pilots for his and Hicks' infection. Semper Fi!!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 02:33 AM

12. NAME ME ONE fucking cop who wants to kiss that pig!! JUST ONE.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 11:55 AM

13. What a fucking asshole. He'll never take responsibility for his own actions.

Yeah let's hold giant rallies in the middle of a raging pandemic, what could go wrong?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 11:58 AM

14. It's, you know, a demographic that can't take orders

Or is it a demagogue who can’t give good ones.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 02:23 PM

15. If Hicks contracted Covid19 from spending time with military personnel, that's on tRump.

He should have handled the Covid Crisis like a real leader instead of of playing it down.
If tRump contracted Covid19 from Hicks, that's on tRump. He should have worn a mask and practiced social distancing.

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