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Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:01 AM

After Trump accuses doctors of profiteering, medical professionals push back.

Source: New York Times

After Trump accuses doctors of profiteering, medical professionals push back.

By Jacey Fortin
October 30, 2020

At a rally in Michigan on Friday, President Trump repeated an extraordinary and unfounded claim that American doctors were profiteering from coronavirus deaths.

“You know our doctors get more money if somebody dies from Covid,” Mr. Trump said, adding that in Germany and other countries, deaths were characterized differently if there appeared to be multiple causes.

“With us, when in doubt, choose Covid,” he said.

Medical professionals and organizations quickly denounced those comments and lauded the work of nurses, doctors and other health care workers, many of whom have risked their lives and worried about the health of their families as they cared for people who were infected with the coronavirus.

“The suggestion that doctors — in the midst of a public health crisis — are overcounting Covid-19 patients or lying to line their pockets is a malicious, outrageous and completely misguided charge,” Susan R. Bailey, the president of the American Medical Association, said in a statement on Friday.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/30/us/elections/after-trump-accuses-doctors-of-profiteering-medical-professionals-push-back.html

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Eugene Oct 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Oct 2020 #1
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

1. The real kicker was when he added that the doctors are 'smart' for doing this ...

I.E. collecting extra money by lying.

Thus letting you know in no uncertain terms 'That's what I'd do if I were them'.

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Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:45 AM

2. Yeah, just like he's "smart" for not paying taxes.

He assumes everyone else must always be looking for ways to cheat the system like he does.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 11:48 AM

3. Interesting how Trump

 

uses Narcissistic Triangulation more and more to fool the Public. The Gullible have long since swallowed his line hook line and sinker. But,there are those borderline who can be suckered into believing this lie because they are just not informed of the truth.

Can you imagine a Doc at Walter Reed treating this POS after his comments.
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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 01:47 AM

4. There's also the fact

that few things make him madder than when he thinks other people are making money on what he what he did and he doesn't get a cut.

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