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(The Atlantic)   The first round of the coronavirus pandemic might not be all his fault, but this new round is Trump's plague now and needs to be served to him on a a sh*t sandwich bun   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 9:17:35 PM  
Trump Plague and Trump Recession. Just keep everybody referring to them in those terms. And Trump Cops for good measure since he's the one who advocated roughing up suspects.
 
2020-06-29 9:43:17 PM  
First round? When did that finish? We are still in it. The shutdowns were meant to slow it, not stop it.

And we blew our chance to be smart about it all.
 
2020-06-29 9:43:56 PM  
I used to be all, oh you support Trump and that's just like you opinion, maaan.

But now I'm like you can STFU you own this shiat show and fark you for breathing, you f7ck8ng asspig. And the plaguerat you voted fordidIsayyoucouldtalkIsaidshutthefark​up.
 
2020-06-29 10:04:30 PM  
FTFA: "The president's approach to the virus has been guided by his lifelong beliefs: It's just as real to say you have done a good job as to do a good job. Denying you failed is just as real as actually succeeding.This time, though, reality will not be blustered away. Tens of thousands are dead, and millions are out of work, all because Trump could not and would not do the job of disease control-a job that includes setting a positive example to those Americans who trust and follow his leadership."

Ouch. Sadly,

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2020-06-29 10:19:00 PM  
No, no, don't be hasty, that first round was largely his fault too. In fact, if anything this round is less his fault and more the fault of gutless Republican governors too spineless to go against the Trump Party line and heed the warnings of the medical experts.
 
2020-06-29 10:19:13 PM  
There's dumb and then there's fighting against masks in a pandemic dumb.
 
2020-06-29 10:19:52 PM  
You all better vote straight D and I don't care about your stupid, lazy, farked-up rationalizations.
 
2020-06-29 10:23:03 PM  

Nadie_AZ: First round? When did that finish? We are still in it. The shutdowns were meant to slow it, not stop it.

And we blew our chance to be smart about it all.


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2020-06-29 10:25:31 PM  

Yakk: There's dumb and then there's fighting against masks in a pandemic dumb.


This .. And it's on every news cast everyday that cases are increasing and people are still to farking stupid to wear a mask ..
 
2020-06-29 10:25:40 PM  
Talk to a Trump voter.   They will tell you with confidence that this is a virus that was caused by Obama's incompetence and/or malice.
 
2020-06-29 10:25:46 PM  

Parthenogenetic: FTFA: "The president's approach to the virus has been guided by his lifelong beliefs: It's just as real to say you have done a good job as to do a good job. Denying you failed is just as real as actually succeeding.This time, though, reality will not be blustered away. Tens of thousands are dead, and millions are out of work, all because Trump could not and would not do the job of disease control-a job that includes setting a positive example to those Americans who trust and follow his leadership."

Ouch. Sadly,

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When you publish guidelines for opening back up, and then fail to meet the metrics for opening back up, but say it's time to open back up, you've taken that bit about denying reality and raised it with denying your own guidance.

He stood up and nodded his head when his advisors gave the criteria for relaxing restrictions. He tried to take credit for a plan having been developed. And then ignored everything within the plan because the world wasn't responding as quickly as he hoped.

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2020-06-29 10:26:01 PM  
The best investment Putin ever made.
 
2020-06-29 10:26:32 PM  

Parthenogenetic: FTFA: "The president's approach to the virus has been guided by his lifelong beliefs: It's just as real to say you have done a good job as to do a good job. Denying you failed is just as real as actually succeeding.This time, though, reality will not be blustered away. Tens of thousands are dead, and millions are out of work, all because Trump could not and would not do the job of disease control-a job that includes setting a positive example to those Americans who trust and follow his leadership."


Trump says he does not take responsibility at all so everything you stated means nothing.
 
2020-06-29 10:27:05 PM  

Diasdiem: No, no, don't be hasty, that first round was largely his fault too. In fact, if anything this round is less his fault and more the fault of gutless Republican governors too spineless to go against the Trump Party line and heed the warnings of the medical experts.


BINGO! Gov. Abbott probably just cost a few of my friends the bars they've put 15 years into...
 
2020-06-29 10:31:09 PM  
Plague, depression, and ignoring our soldiers being murdered. But that stock market tho.
 
2020-06-29 10:31:53 PM  
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2020-06-29 10:33:19 PM  
It's always been the Trump Plague.

He's turned acknowledging the virus & acting for the public good into a stupid culture war / loyalty test.

It's the States against COVID + Trump now.
 
2020-06-29 10:33:44 PM  

Yakk: There's dumb and then there's fighting against masks in a pandemic dumb.


The same people who argue with global thermometers.
 
2020-06-29 10:38:11 PM  
Not being "all his fault" is weak sauce. That isn't the measure of his culpability. The Columbine shooters didn't kill everyone in the school, either.
 
2020-06-29 10:38:37 PM  
I like buns, all kinds of buns, stop being mean to buns
 
2020-06-29 10:39:57 PM  
Every death in the US is his fault. He could have done something in January. He did nothing and continues to do nothing.
 
2020-06-29 10:41:46 PM  
Republicans tried to hang Dubya's recession on Obama just weeks after the latter's inauguration

So you know where this will end up.
 
2020-06-29 10:42:14 PM  
From where I'm standing, his willfully and spitefully discarding the Obama administration's pandemic plans, combined with his bluster and refusal to take anything seriously, means the first round of pandemic is totally his fault. It didn't have to be a pandemic. He could have given orders to deal with it. He could have done anything about it. He did not.
 
2020-06-29 10:42:41 PM  

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It got a 2 word review.
 
2020-06-29 10:43:28 PM  
At least in America, it is easy to identify the super-spreaders.

They are the ones wearing MAGA hats.
 
2020-06-29 10:44:38 PM  
Subby, white washing history and all.

This is Trump's fault. All of it.

Deal.
 
2020-06-29 10:49:04 PM  
I just wonder if asshat conservative republicans like David From will ever admit that this shiat is THEIR farking party.  All those dipshiats who still slobber over Trump like he's the second coming?  They're the same teabagging dipshiats who supported YOUR push for bushys Iraq war.  The same assholes that YOU, David Frum, were speaking to and for not even 13 years ago.  Same pricks that, without them, Democrats would win all three branches with supermajorities over and over again.

Yeah, glad you hate Trump, Frum.  How about you go fark yourself too.
 
2020-06-29 10:49:17 PM  
In regards to whether or not this falls on him or not, a future president once said:

"Leadership: Whatever happens, you're responsible. If it doesn't happen, you're responsible."
- Donald Trump 2013
 
2020-06-29 10:49:54 PM  
It's not his fault it reached our shores. However, he did a lot to make its impact on the USA far worse. "Round one" is largely his fault. He will be remembered as the most prolific mass murderer in our nation's history.
 
2020-06-29 10:53:17 PM  
He fired the experts on pandemics, and bragged that he's saving money.

That one act made this worse for every nation, not just this one.  Then he called it a hoax.  Now, he's pretending it went away.
 
2020-06-29 10:54:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: You all better vote straight D and I don't care about your stupid, lazy, farked-up rationalizations.


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2020-06-29 10:59:50 PM  
Nope, he had a whole lot to do with the first wave as well.
 
2020-06-29 11:00:22 PM  
Nah the first round, for which he dismantled a pandemic response team, didn't bother keeping up the stockpile, didn't do much in advance with warning and still left it to individual states, is still on him.

The other shiat is also, but the Weeners for sure
 
2020-06-29 11:01:20 PM  

Gyrfalcon: You all better vote straight D and I don't care about your stupid, lazy, farked-up rationalizations.


I've been celibate since march. Straight D, Gay D, Bi D. I'm on board for all the D i can get.
 
2020-06-29 11:20:51 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Nadie_AZ: First round? When did that finish? We are still in it. The shutdowns were meant to slow it, not stop it.

And we blew our chance to be smart about it all.

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I love how Trump was just rearing to get back on the campaign trail, and now he has to cancel his rallies because all of his favorite red states have put on the brakes, thanks to a second wave that's completely Trump's fault because... he was so eager to get back on the trail.

For having such a tiny mushroom dick, he sure does step on it all the time.

You know how "everything Trump touches dies"? Well thank god he's getting involved with his own re-election campaign... with a little luck that will die too.
 
2020-06-29 11:24:55 PM  

lordjupiter: Republicans tried to hang Dubya's recession on Obama just weeks after the latter's inauguration

So you know where this will end up.


Um, try TWO DAYS after the election (November 4, 2008).

Obama Recession in Full Swing
Nov 6, 2008

RUSH: The Obama recession is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen. Stocks are dying, which is a precursor of things to come. This is an Obama recession. Might turn into a depression. He hasn't done anything yet but his ideas are killing the economy. His ideas are killing Wall Street.
...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 780 points since Obama won the election, and he hasn't passed anything yet. The seas have not parted; the sea levels have not declined.

And guess what we learned today? Vladimir Putin wants to return as the president of Russia. Now, let me give you this in a football analogy. Putin returning to power is like a successful head coach coming out of retirement after learning the schedule for the next four years will be a cakewalk.

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/20​0​8/11/06/obama_recession_in_full_swing/​
 
2020-06-29 11:28:12 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: Nah the first round, for which he dismantled a pandemic response team, didn't bother keeping up the stockpile, didn't do much in advance with warning and still left it to individual states, is still on him.

The other shiat is also, but the Weeners for sure


This is my bad for not realizing Weeners would get filterpwned
 
2020-06-29 11:30:18 PM  
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2020-06-29 11:32:23 PM  

AntiNerd: Talk to a Trump voter.


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2020-06-29 11:38:37 PM  

Diasdiem: No, no, don't be hasty, that first round was largely his fault too. In fact, if anything this round is less his fault and more the fault of gutless Republican governors too spineless to go against the Trump Party line and heed the warnings of the medical experts.


The first round was definitely his fault. He was briefed, he ignored it.

I'm a nobody stay at home mom and my house was ready for lockdown by end of January because I saw things flying across twitter about what was happening in China. So don't tell me trump didn't know.
 
2020-06-30 12:04:52 AM  
My cousin says she's been lucky; only one person has insulted her for wearing a mask in Austin, TX. Yes, California has Orange County, but in LA, they don't even give me a second look when I walk into grocery stores wearing a mask and latex gloves.

Imagine the insanity of having people interpret your wearing a mask as a political statement during a deadly pandemic. Oh, wait.

// We're farked.
 
2020-06-30 12:08:41 AM  
Ebola landed in the United States. We heard about it for a few weeks. Then it was gone. What did Obama do differently than Trump? Oh, right: he didn't get in the experts' way, thinking he needed to sound smart. He just calmed people down, allocated money and authority, and let them do what they'd studied for years to do.
 
2020-06-30 12:25:38 AM  
The first "round" was absolutely his fault. He's a piece of shiat and deserves ALL the blame for every shiatty thing that's happened since he waddled into the White House.
 
2020-06-30 12:28:43 AM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: From where I'm standing, his willfully and spitefully discarding the Obama administration's pandemic plans, combined with his bluster and refusal to take anything seriously, means the first round of pandemic is totally his fault. It didn't have to be a pandemic. He could have given orders to deal with it. He could have done anything about it. He did not.


He did do something. He made it worse.
 
2020-06-30 12:41:08 AM  
Since evangelical voters have to think in mythological terms, how about we reframe this as Trump having lost the mandate of heaven?  God himself clearly disapproves, else he would not have sent plagues and poverty, right?

Hey, it's more likely to work than just stating facts and establishing causality.
 
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2020-06-30 12:47:43 AM  
First round was his fault, still is.
 
2020-06-30 12:56:30 AM  

Kegluneq: Since evangelical voters have to think in mythological terms, how about we reframe this as Trump having lost the mandate of heaven?  God himself clearly disapproves, else he would not have sent plagues and poverty, right?

Hey, it's more likely to work than just stating facts and establishing causality.


Unless Trump is but a mere puppet to help usher in Armageddon and the return of the King.
 
2020-06-30 1:14:24 AM  
"Doing REALLY well, medically, on solving the CoronaVirus situation (Plague!). It will happen!"

Do you think that it's a symptom of his inability to follow a single thought that he thinks everyone else has forgotten exactly what the "CoronaVirus situation" is, so he's got to remind us all that it's that nasty little plague thing? I've seen him do this before, he talks about something, and then adds a synonym in parentheses, like we need help remembering whatever complex(to him) topic he is discussing. It's one of the few things I can't figure out about the guy. Most of his bullshiat is pretty obvious, but this and his lying just don't track. I mean, we know he lies, but the levels he takes the lies to are off the scale. I've known some serious liars, but not like Trump, where they would take a hammer, announce that they were now going to break your car's windshield, make sure it was captured on camera, then stand there, still holding the hammer as he works it free of the windshield, claiming that he never broke your window, even after watching the video of it. If he bothers to explain himself at all, he might claim the footage was doctored, even if Ivanka was holding the phone the recording was on, and had never let it out of her sight. These are two of the most bizarre traits he has, and they go far beyond what I've seen.

And when I say that I've known good liars, I'll offer up my ex-adoptive mother as an example. She was so good at it that she convinced shrinks that I was an absolute danger to the world, and it took 2 months, one of which was spent in the AZ State Hospital, where the criminally insane are locked up. Her secret weapon was to start out telling them that I was a pathological liar so that anything I tried to say in my defense was considered a lie.

(To be fair to the system, though, the only reason that it took two months to figure this out is because I wasn't in the other two hospitals long enough to have a "staffing", which is a once monthly meeting where they talk about your progress and setbacks and then bring you in and discuss the same with you. Mine lasted 5 minutes, they introduced themselves, explained what a staffing was and then told me "Somebody messed up, you don't belong here, and we'll have you out of here by the end of the week. And they were true to their word, I was at a group home by that Friday)

Anyway, I've known some master liars, but they wouldn't do what Trump does...
 
2020-06-30 2:26:48 AM  
The first round is absolutely his fault.  Subby isn't paying attention.
 
2020-06-30 9:26:31 AM  

JerryHeisenberg: Kegluneq: Since evangelical voters have to think in mythological terms, how about we reframe this as Trump having lost the mandate of heaven?  God himself clearly disapproves, else he would not have sent plagues and poverty, right?

Hey, it's more likely to work than just stating facts and establishing causality.

Unless Trump is but a mere puppet to help usher in Armageddon and the return of the King.


You've got me there!  The logic, it is unassailable!
 
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