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(Twitter Donald Trump)   CDC Director was totally misquoted by telling the facts and not our preferred message to the Fake News on Covid 19. He will be putting out a statement written by our cracked PR team   (twitter.com) divider line
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2020-04-22 10:46:34 AM  
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2020-04-22 12:25:24 PM  
I am seeing this interview with WAPO but can't find it on CNN--it is possible that Trump has just decided to hate CNN at the moment.  From the interview...

"There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through," CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Washington Post. "And when I've said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don't understand what I mean."
"We're going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time," he said.

Asked about protests against stay-at-home orders and calls on states to be "liberated"from restrictions, Redfield said: "It's not helpful." The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"



Hmmmm I wonder which of these actual quotes Trump seems to have a problem with?

When you are at war with the truth you have to fight multiple fronts at the same time.
 
2020-04-22 12:32:25 PM  
In return for guiding us through this mess and flattening the curve, Trump will fire them all.
 
2020-04-22 2:33:02 PM  
Will he be having his new Press Secretary read it?
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2020-04-22 2:33:03 PM  
does he look like he came from central casting?  That's the most important thing, that he look like the guy you'd expect to see in that job.
 
2020-04-22 2:33:10 PM  
Trump's not a fan of the truth.
The truth is that the virus isn't magically go away anytime soon.  Sure, it's going to downgrade to the point where you can go to restaurants and congregate in groups of more than 10 people, but that's going to take time.
And if the 1918 pandemic is an guide, the virus will return when social distancing is considered to be unneeded.
A bloviating, self congratulatory press conference won't change that.
 
2020-04-22 2:34:13 PM  
Sorelian's Ghost:
When you are at war with the truth you have to fight multiple fronts at the same time.

He's got a tough job ahead of him.  He has to convince his base that not only is he the greatest medical mind ever, pushing his miracle drug that may just outright kill you, instituting travel bans, immigration suspended, immediate need of a border wall, etc because of how great a threat the virus is, while simultaneously claiming that it is an overblown hoax to make him look bad and a democratic plot since they didn't remove him from office for all the other crimes he did.

And yet a good solid 40% of the country is going to say "Yeah, he did really do a lot saving us from that virus that was also a democrat hoax or a chinese biological attack but also wasn't really even as bad as the flu."
 
2020-04-22 2:35:11 PM  
edmo: In return for guiding us through this mess and flattening the curve, Trump will fire them all.
Failure has infinite scapegoats, but Trump himself is the only reason for success.
/barf
 
2020-04-22 2:35:26 PM  

red230: Will he be having his new Press Secretary read it?
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That is hilarious.
 
2020-04-22 2:35:39 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"


You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?
 
2020-04-22 2:36:36 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?


Chaos generates attention.

Attention is the endgame to a narcissist.
 
2020-04-22 2:37:30 PM  
And there's this nonsense right beneath it.

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2020-04-22 2:37:50 PM  
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2020-04-22 2:41:06 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?


Right?!? He's supporting people protesting HIS policies while blaming the governors. And now the DOJ is going to prosecute governors for following federal guidelines.
 
2020-04-22 2:44:49 PM  

El_Swino: And there's this nonsense right beneath it.

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I keep tilting my screen to see the low-contrast "fake tweet generator" watermark, and it keeps not showing up.
 
2020-04-22 2:48:49 PM  

RainDawg: PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?

Right?!? He's supporting people protesting HIS policies while blaming the governors. And now the DOJ is going to prosecute governors for following federal guidelines.


But they aren't HIS policies.  They are just policies that the adults in his administration tell him he needs to implement.  Trump's tweets and rally remarks are the real insight into his thinking.  His priorities are not making good decisions.  It is to fuel his ego, go out to do his rallies and golf, see himself on TV owning anybody that criticizes him.

He is the "policy.  It really is all about him.
 
2020-04-22 2:50:09 PM  
I had hoped that if enough people died from Covid19 that Trump's base would have to recognize the seriousness of it, but now I know they'll just blame it on 5G and the liberulul media.
 
2020-04-22 2:51:43 PM  
Will John Barron be making the statement?
 
2020-04-22 2:52:12 PM  

2farknfunny: does he look like he came from central casting?  That's the most important thing, that he look like the guy you'd expect to see in that job.


Careful. That's how you get someone like Fauci, and you saw how that turned out - he was an actual expert! What a disaster!
 
2020-04-22 2:54:20 PM  

RainDawg: PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?

Right?!? He's supporting people protesting HIS policies while blaming the governors. And now the DOJ is going to prosecute governors for following federal guidelines.


No they're not. They're going to threaten and bluster and make a lot of noise to whip up the rubes, but they aren't going to do a damn thing.
 
2020-04-22 2:57:40 PM  

El_Swino: And there's this nonsense right beneath it.

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His feed today has been amazing.  I guess he spent all morning on executive time.
 
2020-04-22 3:03:44 PM  

BMulligan: 2farknfunny: does he look like he came from central casting?  That's the most important thing, that he look like the guy you'd expect to see in that job.

Careful. That's how you get someone like Fauci, and you saw how that turned out - he was an actual expert! What a disaster!


Chris Hayes had a segment on Fauci and Obama popped up. It was kind of like this:

Dr. Fauci and I were reminiscing fondly the other day about AIDS and the H1N1 flu. <cue laughter>
Because, you know, that's all he thinks about.

His delivery was, as usual, impeccable. I laughed.

The old video of Fauci over the years was great. We need him back on TV to help clarify this crap. He is so good at it.
 
2020-04-22 3:09:51 PM  
Helpful pic of what the Cracked PR team might look like:

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2020-04-22 3:11:02 PM  
Cracked?  Will it be in listicle form?
 
2020-04-22 3:11:37 PM  
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2020-04-22 3:13:22 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I am seeing this interview with WAPO but can't find it on CNN--it is possible that Trump has just decided to hate CNN at the moment.  From the interview...

"There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through," CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Washington Post. "And when I've said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don't understand what I mean."
"We're going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time," he said.

Asked about protests against stay-at-home orders and calls on states to be "liberated"from restrictions, Redfield said: "It's not helpful." The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"


Hmmmm I wonder which of these actual quotes Trump seems to have a problem with?

When you are at war with the truth you have to fight multiple fronts at the same time.


You know, I just went to check the status of the White House Visitor's Center, and wouldn't you know it?
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LIBERATE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!
 
2020-04-22 3:18:46 PM  

abbarach: Sorelian's Ghost: I am seeing this interview with WAPO but can't find it on CNN--it is possible that Trump has just decided to hate CNN at the moment.  From the interview...

"There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through," CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Washington Post. "And when I've said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don't understand what I mean."
"We're going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time," he said.

Asked about protests against stay-at-home orders and calls on states to be "liberated"from restrictions, Redfield said: "It's not helpful." The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"


Hmmmm I wonder which of these actual quotes Trump seems to have a problem with?

When you are at war with the truth you have to fight multiple fronts at the same time.

You know, I just went to check the status of the White House Visitor's Center, and wouldn't you know it?
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LIBERATE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!


Surely Trump would welcome these folks with open arms and give them free run of the White House grounds in the name of FREEDOM!

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2020-04-22 3:26:27 PM  

phrawgh: Surely Trump would welcome these folks with open arms and give them free run of the White House grounds in the name of FREEDOM!


I don't see why not. It's high time the White House hosted a military cosplay convention. Trump should dress up. He said he'd be so good at the military, it'll make your head spin!
 
2020-04-22 3:26:51 PM  

phrawgh: abbarach: Sorelian's Ghost: I am seeing this interview with WAPO but can't find it on CNN--it is possible that Trump has just decided to hate CNN at the moment.  From the interview...

"There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through," CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Washington Post. "And when I've said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don't understand what I mean."
"We're going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time," he said.

Asked about protests against stay-at-home orders and calls on states to be "liberated"from restrictions, Redfield said: "It's not helpful." The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"


Hmmmm I wonder which of these actual quotes Trump seems to have a problem with?

When you are at war with the truth you have to fight multiple fronts at the same time.

You know, I just went to check the status of the White House Visitor's Center, and wouldn't you know it?
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LIBERATE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!

Surely Trump would welcome these folks with open arms and give them free run of the White House grounds in the name of FREEDOM!

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All patirots! The libs are planing to Storm the WHite House! Git your Guns and go there to defends freedoms!!! BENGAZI!
 
2020-04-22 3:29:01 PM  
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2020-04-22 3:38:18 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: El_Swino: And there's this nonsense right beneath it.

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I keep tilting my screen to see the low-contrast "fake tweet generator" watermark, and it keeps not showing up.


I'm on mobile and mid 30s, and I too find myself rotating my phone and turning off interfering light... and it's never there.

Two, eh - maybe 3, liquored up Farkers/ettes in a alcove booth at a decent pub/restaurant  could come to agreements about a least some of the massive issues the US is facing after hours and hours of inane shouting and distractions
 
2020-04-22 3:53:45 PM  
Trump is the David Koresh to these Branch Covidians.

COVID-19 is the ATF.

The rest of us are the children.
 
2020-04-22 4:12:10 PM  

red230: Will he be having his new Press Secretary read it?


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2020-04-22 4:32:14 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?


No. There is no strategy. All he cares about is winning today's news cycle.

That's it.

It's the Dead Cat Strategy with no actual strategy.
 
2020-04-22 5:06:15 PM  

BMulligan: RainDawg: PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?

Right?!? He's supporting people protesting HIS policies while blaming the governors. And now the DOJ is going to prosecute governors for following federal guidelines.

No they're not. They're going to threaten and bluster and make a lot of noise to whip up the rubes, but they aren't going to do a damn thing.


Barr has already promised that he'll have the DOJ join the suit and side against the states if anyone brings suit against them for extending their lockdowns. Do you honestly believe Barr won't?
 
2020-04-22 6:42:00 PM  

BMulligan: RainDawg: PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?

Right?!? He's supporting people protesting HIS policies while blaming the governors. And now the DOJ is going to prosecute governors for following federal guidelines.

No they're not. They're going to threaten and bluster and make a lot of noise to whip up the rubes, but they aren't going to do a damn thing.


I don't think they can. If they do, we've definitively crossed over into the Stalin Zone.
 
2020-04-22 9:45:25 PM  

FnkyTwn: I had hoped that if enough people died from Covid19 that Trump's base would have to recognize the seriousness of it, but now I know they'll just blame it on 5G and the liberulul media.


Ultimately at this point I have to hope it is still a net positive, as long as that is their last gasping accusation.
 
2020-04-22 10:09:18 PM  
Holy shiat that's literally the tweet. First laugh of the day.
 
2020-04-22 10:11:49 PM  

El_Swino: And there's this nonsense right beneath it.

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I 100% can't tell if this is a joke. That's the world we live in now.
/starts drinking
 
2020-04-22 11:28:26 PM  

Gyrfalcon: BMulligan: RainDawg: PartTimeBuddha: Sorelian's Ghost: The president himself has tweeted encouragements of such protests, urging followers to "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" and "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"

You know this, "Liberate this/that!" business? It truly puzzles me. Does Trump have any endgame of any kind with this strategy?

Right?!? He's supporting people protesting HIS policies while blaming the governors. And now the DOJ is going to prosecute governors for following federal guidelines.

No they're not. They're going to threaten and bluster and make a lot of noise to whip up the rubes, but they aren't going to do a damn thing.

I don't think they can. If they do, we've definitively crossed over into the Stalin Zone.


Uhhhhh... These farking people keep saying the shiat they're going to do, no one believes them, then they do it like they said. It's been 3 1/2 farking years of this already.

He's the Attorney General. He can put the resources of the DOJ to work against them.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/​0​4/william-barr-coronavirus-restriction​s-legal-action-house-arrest
The attorney general's belief that restrictive stay-at-home policies aren't worth the potential public health benefit could even inspire him to take legal action, as Barr warned Tuesday that "we'll have to address" governors who don't follow Trump's reopening guidance "and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce, our common market." When Hewitt brought up the possibility of citizens suing their states over stay-at-home restrictions, Barr said that the Justice Department "would take a position" on lawsuits if "justified." "We're looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place. And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them," Barr said. "And if they're not and people bring lawsuits, we file statement of interest and side with the plaintiffs."

What, you don't think he will? And won't also probably come up with some other legally dubious way to pressure the states Trump wants pressured. If you don't think so then I'll just go ahead and post what I'm going to put in the inevitable thread a few weeks/months from now when he does exactly what he said he would do and anyone foolishly acts surprised:

HE FARKING SAID HE WAS GOING TO.
 
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