Trump Gets Religion

  
By:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  50 comments

Trump Gets Religion

Over the past few days something has penetrated Donald Trump's brain. 

He is speaking right now. He is as sober minded as you have ever seen him. He says the virus disruptions may last until July or August. He is considering a national curfew. 

Something has got to him, presumably the dire predictions of virus experts. 

No more talk of "hoax" or " we are winning" . Just quiet concern. 

I guess I like Trump better like this. But it is a strong indication the country is in a lot of trouble. There is talk all airlines may be shut down and there will be no air travel. If planes stop, trains will stop. Public transportation will stop.  The economy will crash.  Four years of Trump insanity will seem like "the good old days".


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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

There is little doubt pandemic experts told Trump we are in trouble about this thing. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Maybe he's as sober as a church deacon because he's got it (maybe)

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    2 weeks ago

Stock market closed down 3000 points.

 
 
 
Ender
1.1.2  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    2 weeks ago

If he did we wouldn't know. He would lie about it.

Seems plausible though, with his change of tone.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Ender @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

even that fucking moron can see the writing on the wall now.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
There is little doubt pandemic experts told Trump we are in trouble about this thing.

Told him?  At best they drew pictures to try and explain what is going on.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2    2 weeks ago

I think Fauci told him that 100 million Americans were going to get this virus. 

If things arent better within a couple months his presidency is effectively over.  Who needs an erratic person like Trump leading the country during a serious crisis?

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.2.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

I wouldn't trust Fauci anymore than I would Trump on this matter.

And lord knows I wouldn't trust any of the Dem leadership to do anything to assist in managing the crisis.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.2.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

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Freedom Warrior
1.2.4  Freedom Warrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.3    2 weeks ago

Definitely downplaying the severity of the pandemic there.   Oh look you have something in common with Trump.  Who would ever figure that.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
1.2.5  Larry Hampton  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

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PJ
1.2.6  PJ  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

I think Fauci told him 100 million VOTERS were going to get this virus.   And old white men (aka his base voter) were in the high risk population and not fairing well.......

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.2.7  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

I don't think you understood the message. 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.2.8  Freedom Warrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.7    2 weeks ago

I don’t think you understood it or you wouldn’t be downplaying the situation.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.3  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Or perhaps...Donald trump has become... "a Socialist"?

("Socialist" is right-wing talk for anyone that disagrees with them-- regardless of the issue).

 
 
 
Dulay
1.4  Dulay  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
There is little doubt pandemic experts told Trump we are in trouble about this thing. 

There's LESS doubt that despite Trump's happiness about the Fed interest cut, the stock market numbers proved to him that this is a public health crisis, NOT an economic blip. 

 
 
 
MUVA
1.4.1  MUVA  replied to  Dulay @1.4    2 weeks ago

I think Trump knew it is your lack of understanding that brought you to a flawed conclusion.

 
 
 
Dulay
1.4.2  Dulay  replied to  MUVA @1.4.1    2 weeks ago
I think Trump knew it is your lack of understanding that brought you to a flawed conclusion.

You do? Why? 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.5  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
There is little doubt pandemic experts told Trump we are in trouble about this thing.

I don't think it is that clear. 

Trump lives in his own little world of "yes men".  The people he surrounds himself with are too afraid to tell him that he has toilet paper stuck to his shoe, let alone that his Presidency will be remembered as the one that is responsible for handling a pandemic.  The mismanagement of this may cause hundreds or even thousands of additional ( unnecessary ) American deaths.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

According to MSNBC, San Francisco is under "lockdown" . No one should leave their homes unless it is "essential". 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

Is going to buy food "essential?" 

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
2.1.1  Larry Hampton  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    2 weeks ago

Yup.

As is going to work.

The problem here arises of course, when you can't afford the groceries because you haven't worked. Many will find themselves in this situation.

Oh, btw, infections are much harder to beat when malnourished.

 
 
 
The People's Fish
2.2  The People's Fish  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

Is that always or just for the pandemic?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.3  KDMichigan  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago
According to MSNBC, San Francisco is under "lockdown" . No one should leave their homes unless it is "essential". 

All them left wingers that love communism can get a taste of it now.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.3.1  WallyW  replied to  KDMichigan @2.3    2 weeks ago

Especially the empty store shelves!

I suspect that new cases will have peaked by end of April.

Too many doomsayer's making ridiculous predictions

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.3.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  WallyW @2.3.1    2 weeks ago

San Francisco Bay area officials order nearly 7 million people to 'shelter in place' to curb coronavirus spread

Northern California officials on Monday announced a “shelter in place” order that will affect nearly 7 million residents in the Bay Area as the region tries to ...
CNBC 2 hours ago
 
 
 
MUVA
3  MUVA    2 weeks ago

Maybe it’s you not Trump that has changed and maybe you actually listen to what he said instead of the leftist media narrative.

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1  Krishna  replied to  MUVA @3    2 weeks ago

Maybe it’s you not Trump that has changed and maybe you actually listen to what he said instead of the leftist media narrative.

Nice try...but no cigar! jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Krishna @3.1    2 weeks ago

You speak for John good to know.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1.2  MUVA  replied to  Krishna @3.1    2 weeks ago

How about a blunt?

 
 
 
devangelical
3.1.3  devangelical  replied to  MUVA @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

have fun when those boat repair invoices come back in the mail with bankruptcy notices. 

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
3.2  Larry Hampton  replied to  MUVA @3    2 weeks ago

Many are starting to wake up to the hustler rump...it's hitting their pockets.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/us-stocks-sink-worst-day-black-monday

 
 
 
MUVA
3.2.1  MUVA  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.2    2 weeks ago

You are blaming Trump for a systematic failure of a system set up by life long politicians for fuck sakes what a joke.

 
 
 
Dulay
3.2.2  Dulay  replied to  MUVA @3.2.1    2 weeks ago
You are blaming Trump for a systematic failure of a system set up by life long politicians for fuck sakes what a joke.

Since Trump insists that Obama is to blame for the handling of the H1N1 virus, why shouldn't I insist that Trump is to blame for the handling of the COVID-19 virus? 

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.2.3  KDMichigan  replied to  MUVA @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

The TDS sufferers that cry Trump is not a politician now want to blame him for the collapse of are government infrastructure. If it wasn't so sad it would be Hillaryious.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.2.4  MUVA  replied to  Dulay @3.2.2    2 weeks ago

Maybe you should at least wait till we have the 14,000 deaths Obama had.I don’t actually believe Obama was to blame its a shitty system ,you mean to tell me none of the so called experts knew we couldn’t process the amount tests a pandemic would cause.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.2.5  MUVA  replied to  KDMichigan @3.2.3    2 weeks ago

I want to know how we have a system that can’t test during a pandemic and what the fuck have the so called experts been doing since the last one I have a guess breakfast meetings luncheons and maybe a trip to Vegas for a conference.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.2.6  KDMichigan  replied to  MUVA @3.2.5    2 weeks ago
I have a guess breakfast meetings luncheons and maybe a trip to Vegas for a conference.

Exactly. I've posted the url on a article on how the depleted stockpiles from the swine flu 10 years ago  were never replenished. 'but Trump' SMH

And the Article is by huffpo. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.7  author  JohnRussell  replied to  KDMichigan @3.2.3    2 weeks ago

Trump was asked how he would grade himself on dealing with the crisis. He gave himself a 10 out of 10. We have been "great" he said. 

He'd be better off telling the reporter it's stupid question and keeping his mouth shut.  Trump is in so far over his head right now it's not even funny. 

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.2.8  KDMichigan  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.7    2 weeks ago

I would have to agree that Trump shouldn't have took the bait but we all know he is in love with himself.

Trump is in so far over his head right now it's not even funny. 

I think you could say that about any leader whos country has been exposed to COVID-19. How he handles it only time will tell.

 
 
 
Dulay
3.2.9  Dulay  replied to  MUVA @3.2.4    2 weeks ago
Maybe you should at least wait till we have the 14,000 deaths Obama had.

Why? 

I don’t actually believe Obama was to blame its a shitty system ,you mean to tell me none of the so called experts knew we couldn’t process the amount tests a pandemic would cause.

Would you like to go back and count how many times Trump claimed that he was doing a 'Great job'? How about how many times his Cabinet members insisted that 'it' was contained? 

I posted the CDC info on the H1N1 timeline which shows that "between April 23 and May 31, 2009, CDC influenza laboratory analyzed about 5,000 influenza virus samples". WHY would anyone expect that our capability would be less than HALF of that 10 years later? 

Oh and WTF does it matter how many tests can be processed when test are NOT available? 

One more thing. How the fuck do we know how many have died so far in the US because of COVID-19 when we haven't been testing? 

Hint: We don't. 

All I can say is that I HOPE that there WILL be less than 12,000 deaths here in the US. 

 
 
 
Dulay
3.2.10  Dulay  replied to  KDMichigan @3.2.6    2 weeks ago

Could you repost that link please?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.2.11  KDMichigan  replied to  Dulay @3.2.10    2 weeks ago

Nope, already posted it to you once, [deleted]

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.2.12  KDMichigan  replied to  Dulay @3.2.9    2 weeks ago
How about how many times his Cabinet members

Yes lets see that list of Cabinet members saying the virus is contained. And no not Rachel Madcow talking points

Here I'll help before you cherry pick just one. He talks about how we are going to experience more cases. But you have more members to expose though, right?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1235956681651228674

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/kudlow-still-says-covid-19-is-contained

 
 
 
Dulay
3.3  Dulay  replied to  MUVA @3    2 weeks ago
Maybe it’s you not Trump that has changed and maybe you actually listen to what he said instead of the leftist media narrative.

Well gee MUVA, let's review what Trump actually said: 

January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

February 25: “I think that's a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

February 26: “We're going very substantially down, not up.”

February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

February 28: “We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

Feb. 28, 2020 campaign rally in South Carolina, President Donald Trump likened the Democrats' criticism of his administration's response to the new coronavirus outbreak to their efforts to impeach him, saying "this is their new hoax."

March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

March 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

March 6: “I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault.”

March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on Corona Virus.”

March 9: “This blindsided the world.”

March 13: “I don’t take responsibility at all.” (responding to the question of why he eliminated the Pandemic Response Team in 2018.) plus, "That's a nasty question."
 
 
 
lady in black
3.3.1  lady in black  replied to  Dulay @3.3    2 weeks ago

Facts, you posted FACTS, and people are still BLIND to the FACTS of what the dumb fuck in the white house SAID and hid his head in his ass

He only cared about his stupid rallies so he could be fawned over by the deporables that eat his shit daily and playing golf...didn't he say Obama golfed too much and he wouldn't be doing much golfing because he would be too busy....he is the absolute WORST president this country has ever had

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.3.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Dulay @3.3    2 weeks ago
let's review what Trump actually said: 

...and this is only in context of the covid-19 virus. He has spewed many more comments equally dismissive and equally unreliable regarding any topic one wishes to choose...and yet he still has ardent support from his base.

This virus will eventually run its course, but the disease he has fomented is far more dangerous as it seems to have deeply infected so many and with no remedy in sight.

 
 
 
PJ
4  PJ    2 weeks ago

The only thing that has shaken fat ass up is the stock market and a realization that he and his children aren't going to be making any money for a couple months off the Presidency.  International guests won't be paying hand over fist to stay in one of his decrepit hotels, or at mar a largo and Ivanka's child labor in china is at a halt because of the virus. 

  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  PJ @4    2 weeks ago

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devangelical
5  devangelical    2 weeks ago

trumpski should cut his losses and resign now. he and his family of grifters could use the 7 month head start.

 
 
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