Trumpism Is , At It's Most Basic Level, An Endless Attempt To Bamboozle

  
By:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  34 comments

Trumpism Is , At It's Most Basic Level, An Endless Attempt To Bamboozle







Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump




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Interesting? By Congress not wanting the special 5 minute testing apparatus, they are saying that they are not “essential”. In any event, we have great testing capacity, and have performed 6.5 million tests, which is more than every country in the world, combined!

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President*  Trump tweeted this within the past hour. Not surprisingly, at all, the part I colored dark red is a LIE.  Not only is it a lie, it took me less than 30 seconds to find statistics showing it is a lie. 



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Trump lies like this constantly because there is some potential political upside in it for him. His hard core deplorables dont care that he lies, it even likely amuses them, and other parts of his base may not like it but they accept his lying as a trade off for him appointing rightwing judges. Also, Trump can count on his supporters repeating his lies on his behalf on social media, so there may be a residual effect of some easily led fence sitters deciding that maybe Trump did do good on the corona thing because after all we have taken more tests for the virus than the rest of the world combined !

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What the country needs , repeatedly, is for reporters to confront him at his briefings and press gaggles, and ask him directly, "why are you misstating the facts about the number of coronavirus tests the US has done?"  Just keep asking him until we get a straight answer.  Almost without exception though, white house beat reporters are too afraid of repercussions to ask that question. 

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Trumpism is almost entirely based on bamboozling, both by Trump and by his most vocal supporters. We regularly see people on social media who repeat Trump's obvious lies, and do so with a straight face and no pangs of conscience. Or they themselves are so weak minded that they idolize Trump, and feel honored to mislead, obfuscate , and dissemble on his behalf and on the behalf of their "movement". 

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Trump's not going to change, and , sadly, his fans are not going to change, and so they have to be utterly defeated at the ballot box. Otherwise, who knows where the bottom to all this might be. 



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we have great testing capacity, and have performed 6.5 million tests, which is more than every country in the world, combined!



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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Even if we throw out the figure from Russia, on the basis that they are communists or some other nasty thing,  the totals from the rest of the countries is far more (well more than double)  than the US total. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

If you add the populations of Germany, Italy and Spain together you get approximately 190 million people, which is 58% the size of the population of the United States. 

That population less than 60% the size of the US has done just as many coronavirus tests as we have. 

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
3  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"    3 weeks ago

If the MSM is going nuts with a new narrative it means the Donald is winning.

72%  of Americans believe the MSM knowingly reports news they know to be untrue.

What does that mean? The propaganda arm of the Democrat party falls on deaf ears

They did it too themselves. 

Thought I'd comment to spare you the multiple seeder comments to bump your own seed.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @3    3 weeks ago

What "new narrative" ?  he's been a pathological liar all his life.  Just because it doesnt bother you (affinity?) doesnt mean it is not taking place. 

You are the last person on this forum who should be pontificating about fake or misleading news, and you know it. 

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
3.1.1  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    3 weeks ago

Really because your ran 3 articles a day for 3 years of completely debunked news.

You win the trophy 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

www.msn.com   /en-gb/news/world/from-obama-conspiracy-theories-to-boxing-all-of-the-things-trump-tweeted-about-during-his-strangest-twitter-meltdown-yet/ar-BB13zq8j

From Obama conspiracy theories to boxing: All of the things Trump tweeted about during his strangest Twitter meltdown yet

Greg Evans 7 hrs ago
11-14 minutes

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By now we're pretty sure that you are aware of coronavirus and the seriousness of the pandemic, which has infected more than 3 million people around the world.

However, if you have even paid the smallest amount of attention to what Donald Trump has been up to in the past few months you could be forgiven in thinking that the US president was on a different planet, at a completely different time in history and possibly in a different dimension.

His daily coronavirus task force press briefings have become a platform for spreading   harmful misinformation about curing coronavirus , but Twitter remains the space when the president's most unhinged thoughts come to life.

Trump's meltdowns on Twitter are not an irregular occurrence but he might just have had his weirdest 24 hours on the site in recent history and all in the middle of a global crisis.

It all started at 6:42am...

06:42am

Trump started his day with an early morning tweet quoting Pete Hegseth of   Fox and Friends   criticising George W Bush who was calling for non-partisan politics during the pandemic. The president also managed to include a typo in this tweet, mispelling the relatively easy word of 'by' as 'bye.'

. @PeteHegseth   “Oh bye the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside.”   @foxandfriends   He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

06:45am

Trump retweets a quote retweet from himself of a video featuring a man in a Trump emblazoned boat flipping off others after a complaint was made about him. Trump said: "Very cool, please thank him!"

Very cool. Please thank him!   https://t.co/7nc79fCFip

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 2, 2020

06:46am

Trump again retweeets himself, this time in a video of the border wall, which he assures us is "going up FAST".

Border Wall is going up FAST. Over 172 miles already built. 450 miles by early next year, or sooner! Dems want OPEN BORDERS. I want STRONG BORDERS!   https://t.co/ZvOo2xYdom

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 2, 2020

06:57am

A very regular and quite frankly boring tweet about 'fake news' and 'lamestream media' where he once again quote retweeted himself.

The Fake News doesn’t show real polls. Lamestream Media is totally CORRUPT, the Enemy of the People!   https://t.co/Agwb3u5QFd

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

06:59am

Trump retweets the DeAnna Lorraine, the congressional candidate who is running against Nancy Pelosi, who criticises the likes of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Greta Thunberg and, err, Bill Nye while also pushing a conspiracy theory about the death of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a former associate of Trump. The original tweet was posted on 24 April, 10 days before Trump shared it.

For the   #TrumpIsNotADoctor   crowd...

Bill Nye is not a scientist.

Greta Thunberg is not a climate expert.

Hillary Clinton is not a President.

AOC is not an economist.

CNN is not a news network.

Joe Biden is not winning in 2020.

...and Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself.

— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress)

April 24, 2020

07:20am

Trump claims that he has been receiving complaints from the state of Maine about lockdown measures and reiterates the phrase "don’t make the cure worse than the problem itself"/

Many complaints coming in about Maine. I love that State, won Maine 2 - Don’t make the cure worse than the problem itself. That can happen, you know!   https://t.co/XsAiTWDx44

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

07:46am

Trump retweets his deputy chief of staff for communications, Dan Scavino, and promotes his "wonderful" campaign rallies and hopes that the country "will soon mend".

Hopefully our Country will soon mend. We are all missing our wonderful rallies, and many other things!   https://t.co/LX8TyBzsXO

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

07:49am

Trump again retweets Scavino and is seemingly astonished that someone has managed to place one of his speeches over the top of images with some mildly rousing music.

Wow!   https://t.co/90GHsQRBAB

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

07:52am

Trump retweets support from the GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who claims that the president has the highest Gallup approval rating ever.

Thank you!   https://t.co/s3aLt9qTVZ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

07:54am

Inexplicably retweets a video of 54-year-old boxing icon Mike Tyson, who can clearly still throw a punch

Keep punching Mike!   https://t.co/QwFcFQ8B5O

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

07:56am

Retweets a video that Donald Trump Jr shared on April 14, claiming that the media is attempting the hurt the president. This video is more than 4 minutes long but there were less than 2 minutes between these last two tweets. You can make your own conclusion from that.

Thank you!   https://t.co/GAFe1AdZpt

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

07:57am

Retweets Kellyanne Conway and claims that 'progress is being made' in the battle against coronavirus in the state of New Jersey.

Progress being made!   https://t.co/cqHKwJCJNm

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

08:00am

Retweets an old video compilation of people claiming that Trump will not be elected president, adding 'some things never get old.'

Some things never get old!   https://t.co/0GHkJjNbZL

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

09:28am

After a short break, Trump retweets himself from the day before and shares information about the aforementioned Gallup poll, adding 'Trump beating Sleepy Joe Biden.'

96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, just out, highest ever Approval Rating overall in the new Gallup Poll, and shows “Trump beating Sleepy Joe Biden.”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 2, 2020

09:28am

Two self-retweets in a minute here as he moans about 'rigged elections.' Once again, this is in the middle of a pandemic...

Don’t allow RIGGED ELECTIONS!   https://t.co/DeZ5B3TEv5

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 1, 2020

09:29am

A hat-trick of self-retweets here as he shares his thoughts from 1 May on NBC and CNN who are supposedly saying 'great things about China.'

Concast ( @NBCNews ) and Fake News   @CNN   are going out of their way to say GREAT things about China. They are Chinese puppets who want to do business there. They use USA airwaves to help China. The Enemy of the People!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 1, 2020

09:30am

More moaning about 'fake news' but at least he is winning this Gallup poll which is he so delighted about.

Going well despite the Fake News!   https://t.co/WXqcomjahx

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

09:36am

Retweets his own golf course in Scotland which has just been named the best course in the UK and Ireland. Too bad that it's a pandemic and no one is allowed out of their houses to play golf. Once again, 1 million people have been infected by coronavirus in this man's country and he's tweeting about golf.

So nice to see this great honor. Thank you (but haven’t played golf in a long time)!   https://t.co/FfJyUmRdGi

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

09:43am

This right here but be the single craziest tweet that Trump has ever posted. The plague? American rising from death and destruction? Lost souls all over the world? You OK, Donald?

....And then came a Plague, a great and powerful Plague, and the World was never to be the same again! But America rose from this death and destruction, always remembering its many lost souls, and the lost souls all over the World, and became greater than ever before!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

1:10pm

Trump seemingly puts his phone down for a few hours but is brought back to Twitter to share another video of his supporters in boats, claiming he 'will never let them down.' This is like an even worse version of   Waterworld .

Thank you very much to our beautiful “boaters.” I will never let you down!   pic.twitter.com/Ot5Ffnjj9G

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

3:18pm

Trump posts a rare two-tweet thread ranting about 'fake news,' intelligence on coronavirus and his China ban adding that the US citizens that were allowed back into the country were welcomed with "open arms".

....Fake News got it wrong again, as always, and tens of thousands of lives were saved by my EARLY BAN of China into our Country. The people that we’re allowed were heavily scrutinized and tested U.S. citizens, and as such, I welcome them with open arms!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

3:22pm

Retweets   Reuters   story about the FDA approving a Covid-19 antibody test.

Roche gets FDA emergency use approval for COVID-19 antibody test   https://t.co/vo7nAK58ox   pic.twitter.com/eKbCjUuPU7

— Reuters (@Reuters)

May 3, 2020

3:37pm

Retweets David J Harris Jr who claims that he has unfounded information that Barack Obama was the one behind the so-called "Russian hoax".

Evidence has surfaced that indicates Barack Obama was the one running the Russian hoax.   https://t.co/XeXFlWzupV

— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr)

May 3, 2020

3:38pm

Again retweets Harris Jr who claims that Rep. Adam Schiff has withheld 'important transcripts" into Trump's alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 election.

Adam Schiff hides important transcripts from the American people. https://t.co/esyYLfC5qP

— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr)

May 3, 2020

3:38pm

Another retweet for Harris Jr...

A storm is coming... https://t.co/Ob06DTMKrc

— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr)

May 3, 2020

3:38pm

The fourth and final retweet for Harris Jr and the third within the space of a minute. Don't be shocked if this guy lands a job in the administration soon.

States will have to give up sanctuary policies to receive a bailout, says Trump. https://t.co/UrpeprR281

— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr)

May 3, 2020

3:41pm

Quote retweets Ryan Fournier, the co-chairman of Trump Students who he thanks for calling him "the greatest president of our lifetime".

Thank you Ryan. Working hard!   https://t.co/ZnYgTI3Qux

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

5:08pm

Shares an advert for his Fox News town hall which took place later that day.

pic.twitter.com/O4iRRKJkyS

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 3, 2020

9:06pm

Shares a propaganda campaign video painting himself as a true hero of the pandemic, while teetering dangerously close to making it look like the US is in a full-blown military war against Covid-19. At the time of writing, this is Trump's pinned tweet.

pic.twitter.com/cnQ4tKIzVv

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 4, 2020

9:42pm

Trump's final tweet of the day was one in support of truck drivers who had held a protest in Washington DC against freight rates that have been imposed during lockdown.

I’m with the TRUCKERS all the way. Thanks for the meeting at the White House with my representatives from the Administration. It is all going to work out well!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

May 4, 2020

In conclusion, the president posted 18 original tweets on Sunday 3 May, 2020 and nine retweets with only a handful of these actually being about coronavirus or the pandemic itself. The rest was either self-promotion, approval ratings, truckers, boaters, Mike Tyson and Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theories.

All this during a crisis that has claimed more than 68,000 lives in the United States alone, more than any other country in the world.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
4.2  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago

Omg bandwidth abuse. Brb, it's kale smoothie time.

Helps me stay regular.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5  Sparty On    3 weeks ago

No such thing as Trumpism.

Its a complete fabrication by the TDS ridden.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @5    3 weeks ago

Jeff Flake on Trumpism: 'I don't know anyone who thinks that this is the future of the party'

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Jeff-Flake-on-Trumpism-I-don-t-know-anyone-who-15231200.php

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    3 weeks ago

Well Jeff’s last name sez it all.    Very description in this case ......

 
 
 
squiggy
6  squiggy    3 weeks ago

"...so there may be a residual effect of some easily led fence sitters deciding that maybe Trump did do good on the corona thing..."

Well, holy shit - we can't have people forming their own opinions. Maybe they're considering that, after all the numbers, testing doesn't provide any protection or remediation. It's only a tool that benefits the health industry.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  squiggy @6    3 weeks ago

This article is about Trump's casual lying about a serious subject, it is not about whether or not his supporters have the right to not care that he is a pathological liar. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to    3 weeks ago

Her lies are a flea, and Trump's lies are the elephant the flea is sitting on. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.2  Sparty On  replied to  squiggy @6    3 weeks ago

No no .... opinions are okay as long as they agree completely with “their” preferred narrative  So there you go .... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @6.2    3 weeks ago

I have to note that none of the Trump supporters responding to this thread have been on topic. 

If an average Joe like me can find proof in 30 seconds that Trump is a liar , what is holding back the brilliant Trump followers?   Are they covering up for him? 

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @6.2.1    3 weeks ago

Wrong .... again.    

Just because you simply don’t agree with comments, doesn’t necessarily make them off topic comments.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @6.2.2    3 weeks ago

Bla  bla bla

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.2.4  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @6.2.3    3 weeks ago

Yep, I’m sure that’s always the sound in your head when you hear a differing opinion.

Not a surprise at all.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.5  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @6.2.4    3 weeks ago

You can have whatever opinion you want. You can even have the opinion that Trump doesnt lie about the tests. 

And the rest of us will laugh. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.2.6  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @6.2.5    3 weeks ago
You can have whatever opinion you want.

Good to know.....

And the rest of us will laugh.

That’s fine, most of us are way ahead of you and started laughing immediately after reading the premise of this article. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.7  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @6.2.6    3 weeks ago

There is no premise to the article. It is a statement of fact. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.2.8  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @6.2.7    3 weeks ago
It is a statement of fact

Can’t be because as I have already established, there is no such thing as Trumpism.    A concept 100% fabricated in the deluded minds of the butt hurt.

Sad!

 
 
 
freepress
7  freepress    3 weeks ago

Bamboozled is putting it mildly. The interview with 60 Minutes (not long after he was elected) with Lesley Stahl, asked him why he attacked the press so frequently and at his rallies. His response was the only truth the man ever told, he deliberately did it and did so constantly because eventually no one would ever believe the press, even when the press tells the truth. Lying about the press just so he can claim "fake news" about anything he doesn't like. Knowing his easily bamboozled followers will eat it up like a carnival show.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
8  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

Judging by the stats provided, Trump not only can't master the English language, but he sucks at math also.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
9  Nerm_L    3 weeks ago

The press has been self medicating with hydroxymoronasinine again.

Here's the real news: the United States has performed 6.5 million tests and identified 1.2 million infections.  That means 4.3 million of those tests need to be repeated until the test subjects have been infected.  

81.5 pct of testing capacity has been wasted because those negative tests will need to be repeated.  The political press is only demanding that the United States waste even more resources that contributes nothing of significance toward addressing the pandemic.

The testing method of nasal swab sampling and genetic sequencing was never intended to be a diagnostic tool.  Someone could be infected between the time the sample was collected and the time the test results are reported.  The test only indicates if the subject was infected when the sample was collected.  The test method really is putting people at risk; a negative result doesn't provide useful information.

Politicians and the press are demanding a 'do nothing' effort that wastes resources simply to achieve a political objective.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Nerm_L @9    3 weeks ago

Not really the topic here. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
9.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @9.1    3 weeks ago
Not really the topic here. 

The article talks about testing, so it is on topic.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9.1.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @9.1.1    3 weeks ago

lol. Technically.

The article is obviously about Trump lying, but I can see where you would want to avoid that topic. Nerm too. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
10  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

locked due to trolling

 
 
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