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(Axios)   Woodward says it wasn't Trump's idea to restrict travel to China. It was health experts who convinced him with sock puppets and children's songs   (axios.com) divider line
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2020-09-14 1:19:24 PM  
The sock puppets were very complementary then? Told Trump how wrinkled his brain was? Bet Trump didn't like that.
 
2020-09-14 1:29:04 PM  
They told him Obama was recommending against a ban. That's what cinched the deal.
 
2020-09-14 4:50:39 PM  
Restrict travel to china... which was ''done'' only for show.

Planes were still coming in every single day... tens of thousands of people came from china after the ''ban''... with exactly ZERO of them put in quarantine.
 
2020-09-14 4:50:57 PM  
Donald J Cockup.
 
2020-09-14 4:51:02 PM  
They probably told him the libs would call it racists and would be really angry.
 
2020-09-14 4:51:38 PM  
Yeah good thing the trump admin handled travel restrictions so well
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2020-09-14 4:52:29 PM  

lolmao500: Restrict travel to china... which was ''done'' only for show.

Planes were still coming in every single day... tens of thousands of people came from china after the ''ban''... with exactly ZERO of them put in quarantine.


Why this is not being shouted out over and over I don't know.

The Chinese from China were banned.  Fine.

Americans returning from China were not banned.  Not fine.

What was the point?

Right: show.  See: I'm doing something.
 
2020-09-14 4:54:14 PM  
Helpful photo of the sock puppet provided by Mr. Woodward.

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2020-09-14 4:54:15 PM  
And 430,000 still traveled here from China after his "ban".
 
2020-09-14 4:54:51 PM  
I bet he tried to fark at least one of the sock puppets.
 
2020-09-14 4:54:59 PM  
Raise your hand if you ctrl+F'd the article checking for puppets because it doesn't sound outlandish for this guy in the least

*raiseshand*
 
2020-09-14 4:57:12 PM  

rudemix: Raise your hand if you ctrl+F'd the article checking for puppets because it doesn't sound outlandish for this guy in the least

*raiseshand*


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2020-09-14 4:58:32 PM  

kpaxoid: lolmao500: Restrict travel to china... which was ''done'' only for show.

Planes were still coming in every single day... tens of thousands of people came from china after the ''ban''... with exactly ZERO of them put in quarantine.

Why this is not being shouted out over and over I don't know.

The Chinese from China were banned.  Fine.

Americans returning from China were not banned.  Not fine.

What was the point?

Right: show.
See: I'm doing something.


The entire Republican party summarized in six words.

If they would put one tenth as much effort into actually solving problems as they are willing to put into
a) lying about what the problems are
b) lying about what they've done to solve the problems
c) creating new problems to blame others for
d) being screaming oppositional defiant toddlers
then by roughly next Tuesday we'd have cures for Covid and HIV, a working prototype nuclear fusion generator, an antigravity device and possibly a good lead on a theory of quantum gravity.
 
2020-09-14 4:58:57 PM  
So...  now we're all outraged that Trump "listened to the science"???

I'm not sure if you all really believe that every policy a president implements is expected to stem from their own personal original ideas, but it was certainly Trump that made the unpopular decision to implement the policy and took the flack for it.

This is the best example of a non-story I've seen recently.
 
2020-09-14 4:59:20 PM  
I suspected in the moment that the single most destructive, stupid, deadly thing any Administration has ever said -- "it's just the flu" -- resulted from something like that.

"People are going to die if we don't do anything."

"People die?  From a cold?  No they don't.  I would know.  I have the biggliest brain.  People say I could be a doctor."

"No, people die every year, sir.  In fact < frustrated, a parallel comes to mind > The flu kills tens of thousands of at-risk people every year."

"The flu kills people?"

"Yes, sir.  Tens of thousands.  Every year, when it comes back in the winter.  And this will kill people, too, if we don't do anything about it.  Really."

In a diseased narcissist's particularly stupid brain beset with dementia, this becomes,

"Nobody knows this, but I know this.  Just realized it and told my advisors:  This could kill people, like the flu.  It's just like the flu.  It could kill a few people, but then it will go away.  Just like the flu."

And here we are.  200,000 dead SO FAR.  FARK YOU, MAGAts.

(Also, there was no China travel ban, there was just superficial reactionary racism.  And the travel restrictions were too little too late.  And the infected StateDept people brought back were met by StateDept people to keep a lid on it, not CDC outbreak medical personnel... to CA... and cut loose without a quarantine.  A blue state he hates anyway.  Farking murderers.  DO NOT LET THEM RETCON / MEMORYHOLE THIS.)
 
2020-09-14 4:59:57 PM  

rudemix: Raise your hand if you ctrl+F'd the article checking for puppets because it doesn't sound outlandish for this guy in the least

*raiseshand*


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2020-09-14 5:03:30 PM  

GrinzGrimly: So...  now we're all outraged that Trump "listened to the science"???

I'm not sure if you all really believe that every policy a president implements is expected to stem from their own personal original ideas, but it was certainly Trump that made the unpopular decision to implement the policy and took the flack for it.

This is the best example of a non-story I've seen recently.


Do you need some children stories and sock puppets to makes sense of the story? Or you just happy with dunce cap while in the corner?
 
2020-09-14 5:04:15 PM  
I ain't gonna quote it, but if they're going to allow Alternative Opinions to present deliberate misinformation that harms public health, Fark _really_ needs an "Eat Shiat" button.
 
2020-09-14 5:05:05 PM  

kpaxoid: lolmao500: Restrict travel to china... which was ''done'' only for show.

Planes were still coming in every single day... tens of thousands of people came from china after the ''ban''... with exactly ZERO of them put in quarantine.

Why this is not being shouted out over and over I don't know.

The Chinese from China were banned.  Fine.

Americans returning from China were not banned.  Not fine.

What was the point?

Right: show.  See: I'm doing something.


Also, the biggest initial covid hotspot was New York City, and it wasn't because of anyone from China.  It was travelers from Europe who were not banned in any way.

And once covid was already here, the problem quickly became one of containment within our own borders, not people bringing it in.
 
2020-09-14 5:05:08 PM  
Even kids know, the flu kills more people than coronavirus, and if you had a problem with George Floyd not being able to breathe, why do you force me to wear a mask?
And don't even get me started on Chomos!

/yeah, we're doomed

https://twitter.com/jessicamreyes/sta​t​us/1305553547275259904
 
2020-09-14 5:06:38 PM  

GrinzGrimly: So...  now we're all outraged that Trump "listened to the science"???

I'm not sure if you all really believe that every policy a president implements is expected to stem from their own personal original ideas, but it was certainly Trump that made the unpopular decision to implement the policy and took the flack for it.

This is the best example of a non-story I've seen recently.


Trump is never going to sleep with you no matter how much water you carry for him. You're not his daughter, and you're not a tween who Epstein brought him to rape.
 
2020-09-14 5:10:43 PM  
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Our Boobies, pedophile president, ladies and gentleman
 
2020-09-14 5:10:47 PM  
Y'all are running so scared now aren't you? Polls not going your way?
 
2020-09-14 5:12:11 PM  
FTFA:
Woodward reports in his forthcoming book "Rage," that the policy was recommended to Trump at a January meeting by some of the top health experts in the administration, including Anthony Fauci, CDC Director Robert Redfield and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Woodward also notes that there were some holes in the so-called travel "ban," and that thousands of people still traveled from China to the U.S. after the restrictions went into effect.


So basically, the health experts said something like, "The pandemic is originating in China, we need to stop all flights from China while we figure out the next step."

And since Trump has filled his admin with horrible racists, and he is utterly uninterested in doing anything but watching and being on TV while grifting public dollars in the background, his admin implemented this by banning Chinese nationals, not travel from China.
 
2020-09-14 5:12:42 PM  
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2020-09-14 5:12:45 PM  

AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 850x478]
Our Boobies, pedophile president, ladies and gentleman


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Your guy is worse. I wouldn't choose that hill to die on if I were you.
 
2020-09-14 5:13:40 PM  

AtomPeepers: [Fark user image 850x478]
Our Boobies, pedophile president, ladies and gentleman


Damn you filter!
 
2020-09-14 5:14:16 PM  

AtomPeepers: [Fark user image 850x478]
Our Boobies, pedophile president, ladies and gentleman


The video is so, so much worse. It's as bad as the collection of Totally Legitimate Good Faith Posters spraying shiatposts into this thread are pathetic.

No woman should be that quick, practised and nonchalant about batting her actual daddy's hand away from her butt.
 
2020-09-14 5:14:49 PM  

GrinzGrimly: This is the best example of a non-story I've seen recently.


Then you haven't been looking very hard, lol!
 
2020-09-14 5:16:49 PM  

Alien Robot: AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 850x478]
Our Boobies, pedophile president, ladies and gentleman

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Your guy is worse. I wouldn't choose that hill to die on if I were you.


Riiiiight. Who probably raped his daughter and was hanging out with convicted pedo child traffickers? Oh right, Trump. Who's got 17 credible rape accusations? Trump. Who said live on tv that he would bang his daughter if he wasnt her father? Trump.

Trump is a rapy pedo creep and thats a fact.
 
2020-09-14 5:21:38 PM  

Alien Robot: AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 850x478]
Our Boobies, pedophile president, ladies and gentleman

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Your guy is worse. I wouldn't choose that hill to die on if I were you.

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Bring it your BSAB. Trump was credibly accused of raping a 12 year old Ivanka clone, and then another girl, all provided by his good friend Jeff Epstein. H's the orange embodiment of pure, greed, anger, hate and malice and Biden is showing normal human emotions befriending a disabled young person.

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2020-09-14 5:24:11 PM  

Alien Robot: AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 850x478]
Our Boobies, pedophile president, ladies and gentleman

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Your guy is worse. I wouldn't choose that hill to die on if I were you.


Your attempt at deflection is all of objectively false, pathetic, and classic Soviet whataboutism. But if you're sure you want to go there, o defender of child raping pedophile Donald Trump, we can:

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Also, of course, Trump's travel "shutdown" had nothing to do about preventing the importation of Covid and everything to do with his racism and trade fight with "Gyna," but you knew that.
 
2020-09-14 5:26:16 PM  

AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 843x863]


For someone who claims not to drink his face is flushed bright red at a lot of those parties.
 
2020-09-14 5:26:54 PM  

GrinzGrimly: So...  now we're all outraged that Trump "listened to the science"???

I'm not sure if you all really believe that every policy a president implements is expected to stem from their own personal original ideas, but it was certainly Trump that made the unpopular decision to implement the policy and took the flack for it.

This is the best example of a non-story I've seen recently.


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2020-09-14 5:29:34 PM  
I think "so-called travel ban" pretty much says it all.

Like some of us have said before, if he'd actually done nothing, we'd be better off now. Or no worse off.

But he made it worse. Deliberately. I don't give a fark about the motive, who gives a fark why?

Maybe historians care why, but the rest of us shouldn't give a shiat. There's no reason good enough.
 
2020-09-14 5:29:40 PM  

mathamagical: AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 843x863]

For someone who claims not to drink his face is flushed bright red at a lot of those parties.


Why should we believe him on that, because of his long history of forthright truthiness?
 
2020-09-14 5:46:24 PM  

lolmao500: Restrict travel to china... which was ''done'' only for show.

Planes were still coming in every single day... tens of thousands of people came from china after the ''ban''... with exactly ZERO of them put in quarantine.



True, the travel restrictions were weak and mostly for show, but stick to the facts please. At least several hundred arrivals from some regions of China (specifically Hubei province) in early February were subject to 14 day quarantine. NY Times article
 
2020-09-14 5:48:38 PM  

phrawgh: mathamagical: AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 843x863]

For someone who claims not to drink his face is flushed bright red at a lot of those parties.

Why should we believe him on that, because of his long history of forthright truthiness?


I'm beginning to the the president might have been less than totally honest with us at times, it's making me really concerned about voting for him in 2020.
 
2020-09-14 5:57:16 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I think "so-called travel ban" pretty much says it all.

Like some of us have said before, if he'd actually done nothing, we'd be better off now. Or no worse off.

But he made it worse. Deliberately. I don't give a fark about the motive, who gives a fark why?

Maybe historians care why, but the rest of us shouldn't give a shiat. There's no reason good enough.


Just a mild case of depraved indifference, that's all.
 
2020-09-14 7:17:02 PM  
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2020-09-14 7:52:25 PM  

lolmao500: Restrict travel to china... which was ''done'' only for show.

Planes were still coming in every single day... tens of thousands of people came from china after the ''ban''... with exactly ZERO of them put in quarantine.


Yup, He only restricted travel for those dirty Chinese, not for Real Americans. The Real Americans came back and infected everyone.
 
2020-09-14 11:13:21 PM  

KarmicDisaster: lolmao500: Restrict travel to china... which was ''done'' only for show.

Planes were still coming in every single day... tens of thousands of people came from china after the ''ban''... with exactly ZERO of them put in quarantine.

Yup, He only restricted travel for those dirty Chinese, not for Real Americans. The Real Americans came back and infected everyone.


...And the ones that infected the most Americans (at least initially) came primarily from Europe, so the China 'ban' was a complete red herring even if it HAD been an actual ban.

/inb4 some MAGAt claims this means I'm defending the Chinese government.
 
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