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Trump Uses Coronavirus Press Conference to Confirm He’s an Actual Sociopath

source: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/donald-trump-peter-alexander-coronavirus-press-conference

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Over the past three years, many terms have been thrown around to describe Donald Trump. Phrases like “huge moron,” “colossal jerk,” “massive prick,” and, our personal favorite, “malignant tumor.” Obviously many have agreed that the 45th president of the United States is both a terrible person and an idiot incapable of tweeting a coherent sentence, let alone running the country. Still, some have worried it would be taking things too far to diagnose the man as a full-blown sociopath. Are we being too cavalier with the designation, they’ve likely fretted. Shouldn’t we wait until the Mar-a-Lago groundskeepers find a few dozen heads in the basement, they’ve probably wondered. On Friday, however, Trump confirmed for all the world to see that he indeed has no conscience.

During a press conference at the White House, NBC reporter Peter Alexander asked Trump, “What do you say to the Americans who are scared, though? Nearly 200 dead, 14,000 who are sick, millions, as you’ve witnessed, who are scared right now. What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?” In reality this was a softball question that anyone with a semblance of a soul would be able to answer, responding with something like, “That’s an understandable feeling. I would tell them we’re in this together and we’re doing everything we can, as fast as we can.” But Trump literally only thinks about himself, so instead he told Alexander: “I say that you’re a terrible reporter. That’s what I say. I think it’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope, and you’re doing sensationalism and the same with NBC and con-cast. I don’t call it Comcast, I call it ‘con-cast.’ Let me just tell you something. That’s really bad reporting, and you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism.” Seemingly responding to criticism that he’d irresponsibly hyped the drug chloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, despite the fact that it hasn’t yet been approved by the FDA for the virus, Trump snarled, “Let’s see if it works. It might and it might not. I happen to feel good about it, but who knows. I’ve been right a lot.”

As many have noted, employees at NBC, where Alexander works, lost a colleague to the virus today, but obviously it shouldn’t take such an event for the president to muster up or even fake some empathy for people who are terrified about a fast-moving pandemic. Later, given the opportunity to prove to the American people that he’s not a total monster, Trump declined:

As did his merry band of sycophants, who would apparently rather kiss the ring than calm the nation during an unprecedented, petrifying time:

COVID-19 testing in Darien? The Darien? Of the Fairfield, Connecticut Dariens? No, thank you!

Darien, Connecticut, is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, with a median household income of $208,000 across a population of about 21,000. There are multiple yacht clubs there, and massive mansions worth millions of dollars. The town announced this week that Murphy Medical Associates would offer drive-through coronavirus testing in a parking lot at Darien’s town hall. While you didn’t need to be a resident of Darien to get tested there, you did need to be directed there by a doctor after an online screening process. If a doctor didn’t direct you to go there to get tested, they would not test you. Those restrictions weren’t enough for the residents. Earlier today the Darien Times reported that the drive-through testing had been canceled because neighbors complained that the testing was too close to their homes.

As Reason magazine notes, the testing would not have been a danger to any of these residents. Also, testing has to happen somewhere and apparently the people complaining were fine with it happening in the neighboring towns of Bridgeport, New London, New Haven, and Greenwich. Later on Friday, however, something of a compromise was apparently struck, and the town has agreed to allow testing to take place one day a week at the local high school starting Monday. But keep it snappy!

Trump’s week is actually going pretty well, thanks

Not only did he get to berate a reporter for asking a perfectly reasonable question, but his elusive tax returns shall remain elusive for a while longer:

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A federal judge froze a House lawsuit on Friday that seeks to enforce a subpoena for six years of President Trump’s federal tax records.

The judge said he will wait at least until an appeals court rules on whether Congress, in a separate case related to former Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn, can sue to compel executive branch officials to testify. U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden of Washington indicated that the hold in the tax records case could go on longer if the McGahn case goes to the U.S. Supreme Court. The House sued the administration in July after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to comply with a subpoena for Trump’s business and tax records issued in May. The Justice Department has sought to toss out the case for Trump’s tax records, based on White House claims of immunity from congressional oversight.

As the federal government prepares to bail out a number of industries affected by coronavirus, like casinos and cruise lines, some people have suggested that it would be nice for Americans to know which bailouts the president stands to benefit from on a personal financial basis. Apparently that information will have to wait, though.

Eric Trump reminds Californians that when this is over, if they haven’t died, they should come on down to his family’s for-profit golf club

Elsewhere!

Mike Bloomberg Is Giving Up on His Anti-Trump Super PAC (Hive)

Stacey Abrams Is Joe Biden’s Strongest Running-Mate Prospect, Poll Finds (Intelligencer)

IRS extends tax filing deadline to July 15 as coronavirus spreads, Mnuchin says (CNBC)

Trump Says He Will Use Defense-Act Powers to Boost Coronavirus Medical Supplies (WSJ)

More than 4,000 National Guardsmen deployed in 31 states (Washington Post)

“Sell-Everything” Strategy Is Causing Massive Credit Turmoil (Bloomberg)

Grappling With Losses, Hedge Funds Seek New Ways to Make Money (NYT)

The Next Coronavirus Financial Crisis: Record Piles of Risky Corporate Debt (WSJ)

U.K. government to pay 80% of wages for those not working in coronavirus crisis (Guardian)

3M doubles output of N95 respirator masks amid coronavirus outbreak (NYP)

Trump almost tweeted that Tom Hanks had died from coronavirus (Business Insider)

Toilet paper calculator tells you how long your stash will last (NYP)

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Thank all the god in Singapore, there isn't a DT here in Singapore. We are afraid, but our govt is doing their best to give us the most assurance at this point of time.

This time round really is. . .

God bless america.

 

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"Confirm"?? Was there ever any doubt?

Like my fren @Jamesc I also call Trump BFF, but in my case, it means Big Fat F**k. 😁

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12 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

"Confirm"?? Was there ever any doubt?

Like my fren @Jamesc I also call Trump BFF, but in my case, it means Big Fat F**k. 😁

 

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“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”


― Mark Twain

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I disagree with the quote below of the first post by TS. The Singapore govt has farked up in the beginning and they are always passive to act. Daily press conference on updates on the covid numbers has become "give most assurance" - NO it's not - That's the basic of what is required of a govt in times of a pandemic. I saw thread created to praise Lawrence of this just because he is doing his job. Like WTF.

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Too good not to share

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American still love him deep deep [laugh]

 

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At least US has started to ramp up their testing. UK is still stuck in the stone age. I'm worried for our people working and studying there.

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1 hour ago, RadX said:

Too good not to share

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The car mechanic that you hardly see is the best mechanic.

When my friend says my mechanic is very good I ALWAYS go and see him . . . . .

That's the mechanic to avoid.

:grin:

I would also like to add the best MIL is the one you never HEAR . . . . . 

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Maybe some of Trump supporters if they get corona

might not like him anymore.

And those supporters that die will DEFINITELY not vote for him again.

I am very sure of this. Mark my words.

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33 minutes ago, Jamesc said:

Maybe some of Trump supporters if they get corona

might not like him anymore.

And those supporters that die will DEFINITELY not vote for him again.

I am very sure of this. Mark my words.

:grin:

his diehards come from the grp most at risk of the disease... 

Maybe god is chinese

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47 minutes ago, Jamesc said:

The car mechanic that you hardly see is the best mechanic.

When my friend says my mechanic is very good I ALWAYS go and see him . . . . .

That's the mechanic to avoid.

:grin:

I would also like to add the best MIL is the one you never HEAR . . . . . 

The best MIL is the one you visit once a year... 

...to place flowers on the spot. 

Too dark? 😁

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10 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

The best MIL is the one you visit once a year... 

...to place flowers on the spot. 

Too dark? 😁

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4 hours ago, Weez911 said:

I disagree with the quote below of the first post by TS. The Singapore govt has farked up in the beginning and they are always passive to act. Daily press conference on updates on the covid numbers has become "give most assurance" - NO it's not - That's the basic of what is required of a govt in times of a pandemic. I saw thread created to praise Lawrence of this just because he is doing his job. Like WTF.

You have your point!!! 👍👍👍

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He is lying everyday at the covid update press conference. 

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