October 2, 2020

Watching the helicopter in front of the White House, waiting to take Trump to Walter Reed Medical Center.

Lots of speculation from the TV talking heads. Will Trump walk to the helicopter? Will he speak? Why hasn't he communicated all day? How sick must he be? What's this experimental drug?

109 comments:

Mark said...

POS Chris Wallace is suggesting now that Trump brought it on himself, completely ignoring the fact that so many other public figures who promoted a bunker mentality have also contracted the virus.

Howard said...

Sounds like he's being treated with everything but hydroxychloroquine. Docs must be Democrats trying to kill him.

eric said...

It's making me sick to my stomach watching how the Democrats and the media keep using this for their political games.

For crying out loud! Give it a rest!

Merny11 said...

Praying it’s just precautionary as they’re saying.

BADuBois said...

Just saw the video of him walking onto Marine One... looked okay, all things considering.

Amadeus 48 said...

Who wants to hear someone speak with a cough? I doubt it would make anyone, including the president, reassured.

The right thing for him to do is to rest up and listen to his doctors.

readering said...

They should fill the time with 2016 campaign clips of Trump mocking Clinton's pneumonia.

tim maguire said...

I don’t believe he would go to the hospital if he weren’t pretty sick. He can get great medical care at home.

readering said...

Just day one, and how many times have Trump surrogates been caught out underplaying or even lying about his condition? He already joins the statistics of those hospitalized with covid. Routine? Routine is a drive to the hospital, escorted by your doctor for a weekend check-up without appointment. Helicopter is serious.

MountainMan said...

He walked and was wearing his normal suit snd a black mask. Needed no help.

Darrell said...

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/videos/4053067274722609/

John said...

I see Jim Acosta notes he didn't take questions. The replies to his tweet are interesting and easy to determine which side the writer is on.

Mikey NTH said...

Wait about 48 hours on any of this stuff.

RockChalk44 said...

Watching this you would think he was already dead. The president of the United States and the leader of the free world does not recuperate at home like us normals.

Big Mike said...

Get well soon, Mr. President.

eric said...

Trump walks to the helicopter like a boss and freaking Jim Acosta tweets out, "Trump did not stop for questions" with a picture of Trump walking to the helicopter.

Are you kidding me!?

Birches said...

So I had a family member that had COVID. He didn't have a bad case, but did have cognitive issues afterwards. That cannot happen to Trump or he'd lose the election for sure. My guess is they're going to monitor him to prevent or treat quickly those mini strokes should they occur.

The cognitive issues are not permanent by the way.

Ryan said...

Aww, how touching that the media heads are expressing concern for Trump's well-being.

readering said...

Just got another email from the Trump campaign seeking money. "We all know that Sleepy Joe isn't fit to be YOUR President. We know it. And Even Obama knows it - that's why he's holding a fundraiser with Kamala instead of Joe, who is probably already asleep in his basement." My contribution will be "800% matched". Matched by who they never say. Not by anyone in the Trump family, that's for sure. And Trumpists get freaked out when the word Karma gets used today!

Kate said...

I want to thank whoever here recommended rantingly.com. Great resource so far.

I like seeing the pic of Trump, thumbs up, in a mask. Now is the time when you're supposed to wear the stupid thing.

JZ said...

It does seem like the news come faster and faster. The debate is almost forgotten. What will we gape at a week from now?

Francisco D said...

Is Biden suggesting that Trump is asking doctors to inject bleach into veins and thus save him.

You know, they will, um uh, do the thing. You know the thing.

stevew said...

An abundance of caution.

Paul said...

I suspect this maybe is a Trump razzle dazzle.

He may have tested positive but not sick at all.

Think about it.

Of course if he kicks the bucket.... might rethink that one.

Bryant said...

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1312158400352972800

tcrosse said...

Just saw a Kampala forbPresident ad on TV. Joe better watch his back.

readering said...

A little recent history, courtesy of the Guardian. UK PM Boris Johnson, 55, announced on March 27 that he was suffering "mild" symptoms and would self-isolate while continuing to work. On April 6, Johnson was rushed to a London hospital on the advice of his doctor before being placed in an intensive care unit. He spent a week in the hospital and received oxygen treatment,

wild chicken said...

Trump reminds me of those generals who would go to the front and walk around nonchalantly, like either I'll take a hit or I won't. Whatev.

Then there were the ones who stayed safely waaay behind the lines.

Not sure that was appropriate in this situation, but it's still awesome.


chuck said...

He walked, the disappointment is palpable :)

Marcus Bressler said...

So Jennifer Rubin wonders why he wasn't transported by vehicle (implying the cost of a copter flight reflecting on Trump for some reason)

THEOLDMAN

Lots of POS people on Twitter today but that's the norm

Michael K said...

Chris Wallace practically dancing today on Fox about Trump getting his just deserts for not wearing a mask enough.

This will be Biden's theme also for at least a week.

rcocean said...

Based on CV-19 stats, the odds are good. Rand Paul, Romney, Abe, and Boris Johnson all got CV-19 and got through it. The Democrats, the Press, and the leftist are showing what complete shits they are, and how they respect NO ONE who they disagree with.

Another plus, we've learned a lot from fighting CV-19 over the last six months and are pretty good at keeping people alive and out of the ICU.

bagoh20 said...

The media continues to dredge new lows. They were always shameless, but now they are acting like a pack of shameless hyenas. Can you even imagine a press that is more despicable than ours. At least in totalitarian countries they pump propaganda because they have to. Ours does it by choice.

They act like everyone who wore a mask avoided the damned virus, and everyone without one at anytime in the last 6 months died from it. Nobody who has been banging the mask drum hasn't broken their own rule numerous times. Even Fauci was caught in the stadium stands laughing and talking with his mask hanging off one ear surrounded by others, some of whom did have on masks. At least Trump wasn't a hypocrite about it. He walks the walk, because talk is for talkers.

rcocean said...

I fully expect Trump to be cracking jokes, just like Reagan did when he was shot. Some men are heroes in the Hospital and some aren't. I was reading a memoir on MacArthur, and the doctors treating him were full of admiration for his conduct during his last days. I know from people with personal knowledge of it, that a certain ex-US Senator in the 1970s, who'd been an "institution" was hated by the nurses who attended him, calling him whiney, demanding, rude, and sometimes hysterical. An idol with feet of clay.

boatbuilder said...

Saw his video saying he's doing very well. He doesn't look well--he looks like Joe Biden.

rcocean said...

For the 10,000th time. Masks keep YOU from spreading the virus. They don't keep you safe from OTHER PEOPLE! Of course, there are medical masks, that almost no one wears, that DO protect the wearer - to a degreee.

Why do we have to keep repeating this over and over again. Hello? Knocks on head. Anyone home?

Iman said...

Around the campfire... hold the beans:

https://media.thedonald.win/post/B2vlXxx7.jpeg

walter said...

FWIW:
Linda Matuskey
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@ashishkjha
Nobody does polyclonal antibody therapy in a HOME setting. Too dangerous.
No Rules
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Correct- it’s why he is going to WR
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Will Fauci send a cheerleading note like he sent to Hil?

iowan2 said...

Rescue critters are hard to come by, with everyone wanting something will isolated. Hold on a minute Chris Wallace is having kittens, and it going to be a yuuuge litter.
He is insufferable. The narrative pushed, is wearing a mask is symbolic even if your situation doesn't call for a mask.
President Trump says to hell with that, the real narrative is, Freedom is the symbol of America, make your choices, pay the price, suck it up and move on.
The Docs have made huge adjustments to treatments. Most everything done at the beginning was wrong. Early diagnosis is your best defense, not a mask. Caught early, a smorgasboard of treatments, intensive monitoring, constant adjustments to treatment plan. The next 48 hours will tell us alot. Enjoy the weekend and well know a lot more on Monday.

Skeptical Voter said...

I'd stand on a tall table and happily do a "number two" on Chris Wallace.

Young RAF officers called on the carpet before a Wing Commander for one sin or another referred to the process as "being shat on from a great height". Here's number two for you Chris Wallace.

cf said...

my weight-lifting, now walking buddy is a tradional Oregon Democrat and CNN watcher. We share the same Presbyterian church and quilt group and wine/whine as needed. dearest dear one. I observed to her that these annoying black signs starting with We Believe, followed by line after loaded line of assertions -- all of them slogans about persons or things, which is different than what has normally followed "we Believe" ("In God almighty, maker of heaven and earth" for instance).
And I figure that might be the problem with all these badgering women putting these ornery signs. They have no Higher God in their vision but this mundane plane, they have lost the heroic faith & understanding of their fathers, the policestate schoolsystem helps with that. these are probably a lot of teachers huh, yikes. hectoring us.

anyway, i was dreaming up my antidote sign

I BELIEVE
ABOUNDING
POWERFUL GOODNESS
IS EVER-CALLING EACH oNE Up
TO THEIR UNiQUE Excellence,
MAY ALL BE WELL
mAY ALL THRIVE NOW.

cf said...

May President Trump and Melania be Well.
May they Thrive Now and Ever.

rhhardin said...

Huh. I haven't thought of it all day.

Drago said...

readering: "They should fill the time with 2016 campaign clips of Trump mocking Clinton's pneumonia."

"Just day one, and how many times have Trump surrogates been caught out underplaying or even lying about his condition?"

LOL

History began 15 minutes ago.

Remember, first we were told Hillary didn't collapse at all and that anyone who said otherwise was a liar.

Then we were told she had simply tripped and been helped into the SUV and that anyone who said otherwise was a liar.

Then we were told she was just dehydrated and that anyone who said otherwise was a liar.

Then the dems finally admitted Hillary had pnuemonia (supposedly, as we will never know).

But hey, that all happened more than 15 minutes ago so readering doesn't remember it....

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

readering dishonestly (so what else is new?) fails to mention that Boris Johnson ignored the virus and didn't go to the hospital until he had become very ill.

Trump was tested yesterday morning, was negative and was tested again last night, which is when the positive result came in. His treatment began immediately.

Walter Reed has a presidential suite where he can continue to work.

gbarto said...

One thing about being in Walter Reed: It's going to be a little harder for the New York Times to get an anonymous scoop from a White House insider when Trump's not at the White House and there's a highly controlled list of people who actually have access to him.

Michael said...

How quickly social media evolved from tax experts into medical experts.

n.n said...

in a mask. Now is the time when you're supposed to wear the stupid thing.

Yes, the mask's scientific claim to merit is for source control. If they believe he has the virus, especially if there is concern about forceful expulsions (e.g. coughing, sneezing) then it is prudent for him to wear a mask. And not talking to people, or rather not talking to excess, is just responsible behavior.

Fair winds and following seas, President Trump and First Lady.

Michael K said...

Blogger readering said...
Just day one, and how many times have Trump surrogates been caught out underplaying or even lying about his condition?


Haven't seen any but if you would stop dancing for a minutes and give an example, I would be glad to look. All I see are lefties like you celebrating.

PubliusFlavius said...

@WILDCHICKEN

http://trumpispattonreincarnated.blogspot.com/

Yancey Ward said...

Those reporters are something else. This is why I am not a politician- I would have walked over to them to answer their insipid questions. I would have gotten 2 feet away, taken off the mask, told them I was doing fine, and then I would have fucking coughed all over all of them. The next day, every headline would be, "Trump Commits Attempted Murder White House Press Corps."

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mockturtle said...

My personal theory is that we don't yet know how this virus is transmitted. In fact, very little is known about this virus, its virulence, pathology, its antibody protection or the viability of any vaccine. Nobody wants to admit that we simply don't know shit about COVID-19.

mockturtle said...
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Yancey Ward said...

If you were writing the play here, Trump is now set up to return triumphantly from Walter Reed the day of the VP debate.

stevew said...

Meanwhile Tulsi Gabbard is keeping it classy by wishing the First Family well. Unique among Democrats and their enablers on the Left.

q12345q6789 said...

"For the 10,000th time. Masks keep YOU from spreading the virus. They don't keep you safe from OTHER PEOPLE!"
I've seen this sentiment a lot today from MAGA supporters who think they are clever for pointing it out. Without for one hot second stopping to think that Trump has created a culture around him that is suspicious of taking Covid 19 seriously as a threat and especially is known to openly mock those who do wear masks. Trump almost assuredly got this bout of Covid 19 from someone in his orbit who didn't wear a mask in front of Trump in the fear looking "weak".

I know lots of folks here a 100% MAGA, in the tank. Cool. You do you. I get it.
I used to not believe when Trump said he could shoot a man on fifth avenue and his supporters wouldn't care. But he was right. Fully 25%+ of MAGA wouldn't care if Trump shot a man on his knees crying for his life on national TV ("It shows how STRONG and powerful he is!").

Oh, by the by, here is Trump four years ago mocking Hillary for getting Pneumonia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT-LfVlTE94
Respectful Prayers and wishes right?

If it was Biden who got Covid 19 and not Trump; would anyone be surprised if he appeared in front of a crowd of thousands of mask-less attendees mocking Joe for getting Covid 19 even though he wore that big stupid mask all the time? While he gave a finger-point salute and big smile to a Q-Anon supporter with a sign that read "Put Sleepy Joe to Rest, RIP!"
Respectful Prayers and wishes, right?
Please.

I don't wish our President ill health because I'm not a sociopath.
But People who loathe hypocrisy are quick to recognize hubris and karma.

Drago said...

Howard the Idiot: "Sounds like he's being treated with everything but hydroxychloroquine. Docs must be Democrats trying to kill him."

Trump was administered the REGN-COV2 experimental antibody cocktail which has shown promise thru, I believe, initial phase 3 trials, prior to leaving for Walter Reed to go under observation after taking that experimental treatment.

You would never combine taking that sort of experimental treatment with other treatments, like HCQ, that could interfere or whose interactions are not well understood or established yet.

I'll just chalk your comment up to not knowing what you are talking about...again...even though you think you do because you live in Boston...which is apparently all it takes for you to think you know something.

Meanwhile, I can't wait for more of readerings medical "insights" which I'm sure will continue to be every bit as "informative" as his/her/xer's historical "insights"....

....LOL

narciso said...

So who gave it to gov klansman cosplay?

Michael K said...

I don't wish our President Ill health; because I'm not a sociopath.
But people who loathe hypocrisy instinctively recognize hubris and karma.


How virtuous of you after your 2 minutes of hate.

walter said...

"unless he's eating pangolin-bat soup with his Big Macs. He got it from someone close to him that won't wear a mask for fear of looking weak in front of him."
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Sound reasoning.
Now lets find out who smuggled in the pangolin-bat soup.

Readering said...

Drago you miss the point. Trump mocked Clinton's illness because he is a monster. His campaign mocks Biden, even when he himself is lying in a hospital bed, because he surrounds himself with monsters. We'll see how it all plays out in the coming weeks.

Amexpat said...

Meanwhile Tulsi Gabbard is keeping it classy by wishing the First Family well. Unique among Democrats and their enablers on the Left.

Biden did the same in a tweet and his campaign has pulled negative ads about Trump. Has nothing to do with being classy - just common sense politics.

mockturtle said...

Meanwhile Tulsi Gabbard is keeping it classy by wishing the First Family well. Unique among Democrats and their enablers on the Left.

I like Tulsi and would like to see her run for President. As a Republican.

FullMoon said...

Jack Posobiec
Flag of United States
@JackPosobiec
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Bethesda source tells @OANN
: "He's been cracking jokes nonstop since walking through the door."

The Godfather said...

I don't know how many folks who don't live in/around DC know this: The old Walter Reed Army Medical Center is no more. Trump has been taken to what USED TO BE the Navy Medical Center. As a cost-saving measure, the Army and Navy centers were combined in 2011, at the Navy location. For a couple of decades (mid 70's to mid 90's) I lived a mile or so from Navy Med, and often jogged through the grounds. Security was pretty lax, but I was stopped by a guard once, because there were demonstrations threatened to protest medical experiments on animals. In fact, the animal experiments were performed at a different facility, NIH perhaps? across Rockville Pike from Navy Med. Anyway, after I promised not to demostrate, I was allowed to jog to my heart's content. I often jogged past a helicopter pad, where I assume Trump's chopper landed.

I wish good health and a rapid recovery to the Trumps, without regard to politics; and to those who wish them ill (you know who you are) I wish hemerroids -- no, bleeding hemerroids.

LA_Bob said...

Not all Democrats or leftists were celebrating Trump's diagnosis.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/10/02/the-surprising-leftists-who-actually-wished-trump-well-after-covid-diagnosis-n2577345

LA_Bob said...

"My personal theory is that we don't yet know how this virus is transmitted..."

Mockturtle, I agree with this and the rest of your comment.

Ken B said...

If masks were perfect Covid would be gone. Masks reduce the risk — which btw is contrary to what the CDC, the surgeon general, the Canadian government all told us — but only that.

Fritz said...

I think he caught it from the White House Press corps. Three of them tested positive.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

q12345q6789 said...
Without for one hot second realizing that Trump mocks and denigrates those around him that wear masks

And your proof for this assertion is?

Note: "anonymous sources" are worthless garbage. Got Trump on tape, with a link to the audio so I can judge for myself?

Hillary "basket of deplorables" Clinton deserved to be mocked.

Trump attacks his opponents. His opponents attack Trump's supporters.

Trump attacks rioting destructive criminal thugs. Democrats attack people who disagree with them.

I'll stick with Trump, thanks

madAsHell said...

You can ALWAYS find a Marine Force helicopter running in, and out of the White House.

madAsHell said...

Trump reminds me of those generals who would go to the front and walk around nonchalantly, like either I'll take a hit or I won't.

That's what I see as well.

In fact, I would not be surprised if he was going full showman. This virus hasn't killed me!!

Dr Weevil said...

readering thinks that Trump taking a helicopter to Walter Reed shows that this is really serious. He apparently hasn't noticed that Trump takes a helicopter damned near everywhere - even on out-of-town trips he takes the helicopter to the air base where Air Force 1 is parked. If you or I ride a helicopter to the hospital, it means that we are in critical condition and will be lucky to make it through the next hour, but we don't have our own helicopters on stand-by, as Trump does! Stupid or dishonest or a bit of each? As usual with readering, it's hard to tell and not really very important.

Birkel said...

Everybody pay attention to the new account with a random string of letters and numbers for a call sign.
That is definitely a real account.
And not a bot.
Or spam.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

I don't wish our President Ill health; because I'm not a sociopath.
But people who loathe hypocrisy instinctively recognize hubris and karma.


Two thoughts. First, Trump is famously germaphobic. So he already socially distances and washes his hands frequently. And he still got the WuFlu. You know, one can follow all the guidelines except mask theatre and still do a fine job protecting themselves and others.

Second, that part italicized was written unironically. By someone gloating about Trump getting sick because of some assumed failure by him to avoid the virus. How empathetic. Now consider that viruses will spread until all its opportunities are sick, dead or no longer vulnerable. Short of herd immunity or a vaccine it will just keep going to less and less effect. I’m surprised how many people still don’t understand what they’re living through.

For that I blame public health authorities.

Drago said...

exiled: "Walter Reed has a presidential suite where he can continue to work."

Oh, now you've done it!

The lefties will be claiming Trump used slave labor to build a private residence for himself at WR for ego purposes alone!

Be more careful which facts you share with our extraordinarily "suggestible" lefties.

WaitingToBuy said...

My brother-in-law tested positive for covid and he wore a mask anytime he left the house. He is 62 and was sick for 1 week. I live with him and my sister and neither of us got sick. My best wishes for a speedy recovery to President Trump and the First Lady.

cf said...

the fact is, President Trump has stayed effective on the job and so have his people, but it does take a risk, just like front line workers in the fields and food-packing plants, taking that risk because they have to, it needs to be done.
trump is walking the walk.

Balfegor said...

Re: rcocean:

For the 10,000th time. Masks keep YOU from spreading the virus. They don't keep you safe from OTHER PEOPLE!

Mostly true, but . . so what? That's precisely why everyone should mask up, not just people who are symptomatic. Both Trump and Hicks shifted from testing negative to testing positive over the course of a single day. Whoever infected Trump was almost certainly asymptomatic (or had very, very mild symptoms) at the time of infection, since everyone in the White House is apparently getting tested every day using rapid tests, and once you're symptomatic, you're likely shedding enough virus that the likelihood of a false positive is greatly reduced. Outside the White House, where people aren't getting tested every day, that logic applies with even greater force. Well, maybe not if you're in a community with near zero new infections -- the risk you or anyone else is unknowingly spreading would be extremely low in that case -- but that's very much the exceptions. All the large population centres in the US continue to identify high numbers of new cases every day.

AllenS said...

Sitting here in west central Wisconsin, I still don't know anybody that has been sick from the Chinese Wuhan AIDS Flu Lung Fungus.

Balfegor said...

Re: bagoh:

They act like everyone who wore a mask avoided the damned virus, and everyone without one at anytime in the last 6 months died from it.

Yes, a lot of the people in politics and media who have been the most hysterical about masks also seem to treat the mask as a kind of magic totem, not just a tool to limit spread. There's a lot of photos where Trump's critics have been caught maskless. Even with a mask, gathering in close quarters and screaming or engaging in heavy physical exertion (e.g. at a protest) is going to present an elevated risk, because the masks aren't a perfect barrier. You're still at risk even if you and 90% of the people around you are masked up! It just reduces risk, doesn't eliminate it.

But for me, mask hypocrisy just reinforces how totally unprepared our politicians are for a pandemic, where framing, narratives, image, presentation -- all the media bullshit that politicians thrive on -- become secondary. Journalists live in that same half-imaginary space where words and images dominate, and they seem largely incapable of approaching the coronavirus seriously.

Quaestor said...

Helicopter is serious.

By helicopter to Walter Reed is routine. By helicopter to Andrews AFB is routine. By helicopter to Camp David is routine.

Readering chirping stupidity that would chagrin a mentally challenged hillbilly banjo picker is also routine.

Earnest Prole said...

Meanwhile Tulsi Gabbard is keeping it classy by wishing the First Family well. Unique among Democrats and their enablers on the Left.

Joe Biden:

Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.

Kamala Harris:

Doug and I join Joe Biden and Dr. Biden in wishing President Trump and the First Lady a full and speedy recovery. We’re keeping them and the entire Trump family in our thoughts.

Rachel Maddow:

God bless the president and the first lady. If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery — and for everyone infected, everywhere.

This virus is horrific and merciless — no one would wish its wrath on anyone.

We must get its spread under control. Enough.

Crazy World said...

Blessings to All of America even you fn haters wishing evil on this Beautiful USA.
Peace be upon the Trump family.

Mark said...

Stevew, after minimizing the disease for 6 months, we are supposed to now suddenly be compassionate?

When did Trump model that behavior?

Let's remember, the Trump family ignored the debate rules and all removed their masks in the hall.

Yeah, sympathy is going to not be common as Trump has ignored his very own task force's recommendations.

stevew said...

The local rag reports that Elizabeth Warren wishes the First Family well, but then chides, nay upbraids, President Trump for mocking people that wear masks. Apparently she believes in the bullshit idea of karma too. And I don't recall Trump mocking people that wear masks. Just another lie about Trump.

Breezy said...

I thought there were strict protocols re testing and access to the President. I am very curious where the breakdown occurred - whether a gap in the protocol previously not known, or a negligence of some kind.

May all recover quickly and completely. We so need this President.

DEEBEE said...

There’s a 99+% chance Trump will survive. I hope he uses it as an example to suggest that this MSM led hysteria about cases and avoiding case is idiotic. The opposite of that is of course not looking for and purposely embracing the virus.

If, God forbid, he in on the <1% side the economy and US are effed. As the insufferable will take over from the “deplorsbles”

Jeff said...

I hope that after Trump recovers, he makes a point of not wearing a mask at all, and that he points out repeatedly that, just like millions of other recovered Covid patients, he can neither catch nor transmit the infection, so wearing a mask is just theater.

stevew said...

Earnest Prole: I stand corrected, and happily so.

PB said...

I love watching the media talk about something when they have zero information.

MadisonMan said...

One thing Trump the Optimist has going for him is his positive outlook. That means so much when you are fighting a virus.

MadisonMan said...

Stevew, after minimizing the disease for 6 months, we are supposed to now suddenly be compassionate?

When did Trump model that behavior?


Are you asking when did Trump model compassion? How about when he learned of RBG's death?

tim in vermont said...

"I hope that after Trump recovers, he makes a point of not wearing a mask at all, and that he points out repeatedly that, just like millions of other recovered Covid patients, he can neither catch nor transmit the infection, so wearing a mask is just theater.”

It’s sad that you believe this so fervently when it is so easy to demonstrate that your premises are false to anybody with an open mind and a room temperature IQ. Why let your emotional issues about masks interfere with clear thinking? Simple, your emotions are like a guard dog that keeps your mind from questioning your beliefs and keeps you in this sad prison.

Jersey Fled said...

Statistically, there is a little better than 95% chance that someone the Presidents age survives according to the most recent CDC data.

Just wanted to be accurate about that.

Rusty said...

Readering opined, "Helicopter is serious."
it's Marine One. His usual mode of presidential transportation when AF1 isn't needed. It isn't a medivac helicopter as you so wishfully pointed out in an earlier thread. Did you want him to ride there in an ambulance? Stupid question. Of course you did. You wish nothing but ill on the president and his family. Like all leftists that I've come across about this you cannot be gracious enough to wish him and his family well. You and your friends leave a lot to be desired as human beings.

Francisco D said...

gbarto said...
One thing about being in Walter Reed: It's going to be a little harder for the New York Times to get an anonymous scoop from a White House insider when Trump's not at the White House and there's a highly controlled list of people who actually have access to him.

Does anyone really think that the NYT will stop with the anonymous inside scoops?

Last night WaPo reported from anonymous sources that the Secret Service is mad at Trump for not letting them wear masks. So, the people who would take a bullet for the POTUS are upset at the possibility of getting the flu?

Francisco D said...

All this chatter about Trump "downplaying" the Wuhan Flu does not seem to jibe with the complaints about his constant press briefings in March and April.

I guess he should have panicked and demanded a complete shutdown until December.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Please remember a few short weeks ago that the DNC-Media Complex could not pause for a moment to acknowledge Trump’s grief and pain at losing his brother. That same weekend I heard many references to what poor old Joe has been through over 50 years and no sympathy at all for a president actually going through loss at the moment. That’s your lefty compassion in action right there. Ghouls.

q12345q6789 said...
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q12345q6789 said...


Since you asked so nicely:
1. Trump MAKES FUN of reporter wearing mask: "You want to be politically correct"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgQpoxLzkBg
2. Trump Has Long Denied Coronavirus Seriousness, Masks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52pCsC5Tv34

I found this in literally less than one minute of searching at youtube.
There's a lot more if you look. Not to mention if you take the time to read the interviews he's given when he talks about the masks and Covid 19 but that isn't on tape. But it's there to read if you wanted t really find it.
But, I'm no fool. I know it doesn't matter. I know the people who are die-hard MAGA will not let permit any critical thought about Trump to enter their mind. I thought nothing could beat the Obamaphiles but I was wrong. It's certainly the closest thing to a political cult of personality I've ever seen in my lifetime in the USA. And to me it's troubling. That is Banana Republic, "Sh*thole" country crap.
Yeah I know the MEDIA "loves" Obama. I know the MEDIA "loves" the novelty of Kamala.
But that doesn't excuse sitting President Trump's behavior (who himself has two networks largely in his pocket - Fox/OAN) in this Pandemic.

When I say I don't want Trump to be ill for this Covid 19 bout, I mean it. He's our President and it's important he serve that role as well as can be. But, I'm no fool. I don't love the man and he doesn't love me. But I respect like hell the job he is expected to be doing. That's the appropriate level of interaction for the two of us.

So when I say I hate hypocrisy and so I can see this situation dripping with hubris and karma - that doesn't mean I HATE the president. C'mon. Are you that brain-fogged? Are you that sworn in allegiance to the cult of Trump? (i.e. Q-Anon - yes, our president literally has a cult now. Thanks, 2020) It means I am a free-thinking, free-speech American who can see and call-out that if Trump is going to live by the sword of mockery, debasement, belittlement, of a global pandemic "that is just going to blow away". Then he and his supporters should recognize that he will face that sword eventually.
And, so Biden, K. Harris, effin Maddow sending condolences and get well soon tweets end up looking more gracious and generous than Trump ever would (to some).
As Trump would say, "Not a good look."

"So, the people who would take a bullet for the POTUS are upset at the possibility of getting the flu?"
While I can not verify that report. It would actually make sense. If you were Secret Service with Covid 19 you're not going to be allowed anywhere near the President or other agents meaning you will be sent home. Meaning there are less agents available. Also most of those agents have families they don't want to transmit Covid 19 to.
So I mean... its a deep state plot to make Trump look bad!

Michael K said...

Blogger Readering said...
Drago you miss the point. Trump mocked Clinton's illness because he is a monster. His campaign mocks Biden, even when he himself is lying in a hospital bed, because he surrounds himself with monsters. We'll see how it all plays out in the coming weeks.


I am starting to wonder if Readering is Inga returned even crazier.

Birkel said...

I love the illogic.
The president, in a tightly controlled environment and sequestered away from normal human contact, got sick. And that proves that the rest of us will avoid the virus by washing our hands and wearing a mask?

Has nobody thought this through? The conclusion is 100% away from reason. It is as if the conclusion were driven by politics.

Birkel said...

RE: Trump mocking Hillary

Trump knew for a fact that Hillary did not have the flu. That was her fourth lie/excuse.

Being a fall down drunk means people lie and other people laugh at your expense.

hstad said...

The hate by the Left, calling for President Trump to die seconds after it was announced Trump contracted COVID - 19 will reelect him

"...They are the new Robespierres and they are headed for their own self-inflicted, metaphorical guillotines. In the aftermath of Trump’s contracting COVID-19, they are reelecting him..."

https://www.theepochtimes.com/why-trump-contracting-covid-19-will-reelect-him_3524384.html

Readering said...

Karma! Karma!

Greg The Class Traitor said...

"unless he's eating pangolin-bat soup with his Big Macs. He got it from someone close to him that won't wear a mask for fear of looking weak in front of him."

So, I guess Go Black-face Northam of VA, big mask wearer, was eating pangolin-bat soup when he got it?

Or is it that crappy fabric masks are no magic talisman against a virus?

Think really hard about this, I'm sure you can come up with the right answer

Greg The Class Traitor said...

q12345q6789 said...
Since you asked so nicely:
1. Trump MAKES FUN of reporter wearing mask: "You want to be politically correct"


You said he was mocking people around him, not reporters. Reporters should always be mocked. Especially the many ones who wear masks when they're on camera, and take them off when they're off camera, even though they're still in public?

2. Trump Has Long Denied Coronavirus Seriousness, Masks

Gee, you mean like Dr Fauci?


I thought nothing could beat the Obamaphiles but I was wrong. It's certainly the closest thing to a political cult of personality I've ever seen in my lifetime in the USA.

Bzzt. Wrong. There has never been greater love for less competence than Obama.


if Trump is going to live by the sword of mockery, debasement, belittlement

Trump attacks the enemies who attack him.

"Deplorables", "racists", "Nazis", etc is aimed at the American people who commit the crime of not supporting the Left. It is the Left that "lives by the sword of mockery, debasement, belittlement", it is Trump who is making them die by that sword.

Good