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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 9:24 am

    For the record NO ONE is blaming the President for the virus. Let me repeat. Coronavirus is not Trump’s fault.
    Here’s a detailed list of what we are blaming him for:

    * Trump declined to use the World Health Organization’s test like other nations. Back in January, over a month before the first Co-vid19 case, the Chinese posted a new mysterious virus and within a week, Berlin virologists had produced the first diagnostic test. By the end of February, the WHO had shipped out tests to 60 countries. Oh, but not our government. We declined the test even as a temporary bridge until the CDC could create its own test. The question is why? We don’t know but what to look for is which pharmaceutical company eventually manufactures the test and who owns the stock. Keep tuned.

    * In 2018 Trump fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 3, 2020 at 9:26 am

      If these self serving Democrat politicians hadn’t had the country so preoccupied with their impeachment proceedings maybe more would have gotten done so maybe your party should have been investigated for their actions of side tracking of our President and his administration??

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        April 3, 2020 at 12:28 pm

        Donny swung his clubs and traveled and participated in rallies all through February. Doesn’t sound like a guy concerned about much other than re-election. He knows if he loses in November, he’s in real trouble.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 3, 2020 at 9:29 am

      We need a positive response to the Coronavirus not irresponsible people wishing for the worst to happen to American’s. We will get through this tragic virus together and there is no need for your behavior..

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

        Democrats…..please just stop it. This is not a Democrat or a Republican crisis it is both. God is watching. Start acting like a decent human being and a American and support your President. This is why you will lose so many Democrats in November, everything is racist to you. President Trump has employees of every color. So just stop it and let our President do what he does best which is be President which he does top notch. Shame on you..

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 3, 2020 at 9:31 am

          A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Friday found a majority of respondents approve of President Trump’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The same survey also found the president’s job approval rating has climbed to 48 percent, with 46 disapproving. It was the first time the survey found more Americans approve of the president’s job performance than disapprove..

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            Anonymous

            April 3, 2020 at 9:32 am

            A majority of respondents approve of President Trump’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The president’s job approval rating has climbed to 48 percent, with 46 disapproving. It was the first time more Americans approve of the president’s job performance than disapprove..

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            NIT Publisher

            April 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm

            Americans are desperate for and craving leadership; they want to feel re-assured. These polls are common in a catastrophe like a war or pandemic. People rally around their leader and the poll reflects. History will sort it out.

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          NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          April 3, 2020 at 12:27 pm

          “President Trump has employees of every color.”

          There were blacks that mis-treated slaves over the centuries, too, even worked in the slave owner’s home, had special privileges. Folks will do a lot to feel accepted and in the club.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 9:24 am

    * In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job. Trump did not replace Dr. Borio.

    * In 2019 the NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and bio-defense, Tim Ziemer, left the position and Trump did not replace the Rear Admiral.

    * Trump shut down the entire Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency. Yes, he did.

    * Amid the explosive worldwide outbreak of the virus Trump proposed a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention plus a 10% cut to Public Health Services and a 7% cut to Global Health Services. Those happen to be the organizations that respond to public health threats.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 9:23 am

    For the record NO ONE is blaming the President for the virus. Let me repeat. Coronavirus is not Trump’s fault.
    Here’s a detailed list of what we are blaming him for:

    * Trump declined to use the World Health Organization’s test like other nations. Back in January, over a month before the first Co-vid19 case, the Chinese posted a new mysterious virus and within a week, Berlin virologists had produced the first diagnostic test. By the end of February, the WHO had shipped out tests to 60 countries. Oh, but not our government. We declined the test even as a temporary bridge until the CDC could create its own test. The question is why? We don’t know but what to look for is which pharmaceutical company eventually manufactures the test and who owns the stock. Keep tuned.

    * In 2018 Trump fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

    * In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job. Trump did not replace Dr. Borio.

    * In 2019 the NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and bio-defense, Tim Ziemer, left the position and Trump did not replace the Rear Admiral.

    * Trump shut down the entire Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency. Yes, he did.

    * Amid the explosive worldwide outbreak of the virus Trump proposed a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention plus a 10% cut to Public Health Services and a 7% cut to Global Health Services. Those happen to be the organizations that respond to public health threats.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Nobody is blaming Trump for the virus itself, obviously. It’s the fact that got rid of all the ways we had to respond properly and rapidly, and his screwing up the response he has made that EVERYBODY SHOULD, AND DOES, BLAME HIM FOR. This is it for his presidency, and the real Republicans know it. They’re backing away from him like the dumpster fire he is and always has been.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 9:22 am

    * In 2018, at Trump’s direction, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries including China.

    * Trump didn’t appoint a doctor to oversee the US response to the pandemic. He appointed Mike Pence.

    * Trump has on multiple occasions sowed doubt about the severity of the virus even using the word hoax at events and rallies. He even did it at an event where the virus was being spread. Trump has put out zero useful information concerning the health risks of the virus.

    * Trump pretended the virus had been contained.

    * Trump left a cruise ship at sea for days, denying them proper hospital care, rather than increase his numbers in America.

    Repeat. We do not blame Trump for the virus. We blame him for gutting the nation’s preparations to deal with it. We blame him for bungling testing and allowing it to spread uninhibited. We blame him for wasting taxpayer money on applause lines at his rallies (like The Wall). We blame him for putting his own political life over American human life. I hope this clears things up.”

    This is why the U.S. has the highest number of cases on the planet!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Pushing false narratives does nothing to help the nation fight COVID-19, a global health pandemic that Americans have died at the hands of. Americans deserve to see Republicans and Democrats united and working together in good faith, not using a national crisis to score political points.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Secretary Mnuchin confirmed that Americans will receive their compensation in a matter of weeks, not months: Secretary @stevenmnuchin1: “I don’t know where you’re hearing these things. I told you this would be three weeks. I’m now committing to two weeks. We’re delivering on our commitments. The IRS which I oversee, within two week the first money will be in people’s accounts.” Sec. Mnuchin’s sentiment directly refutes the alarmist narrative pushed by Democratic Senate candidates in swing states, all of whom are allies with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY):

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:57 am

    The low-priced China manufactures that Americans have been buying seem to have carried too high a cost. President Xi Jinping’s China has become more hostile to human rights at home and more menacing abroad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:56 am

    On one side is the People’s Republic of China, where COVID-19 apparently transferred from animal to human hosts. The government has deliberately lied about human-to-human transmission, persecuted to the point of death doctors who warned of its dangers and is still certainly lying about its continuing prevalence. On the other side of this Iron Curtain — until the virus appeared, by dozens of airline flights every day — are places that seem to have responded most successfully to the pandemic: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 3, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Tell that to their bitch, Republican Ambassador Terry Branstad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:56 am

    “These partisan investigations, in the middle of a pandemic, is really a waste of vital resources: time, attention. We want to fight for American lives, not waste time,” “Everyone knows it’s ridiculous.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Does Lindell’s vocal Christianity so thoroughly repulse them that they would reject his contribution if they could? It seems so, based on their reaction. That’s how you know it’s hatred — that they would forgo his life-saving works because of his beliefs.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:55 am

    As liberal networks debate whether to pull broadcasting pressers from the president of the United States because they don’t like him, one anti-Trump network might not have a choice if they want to boost ratings. CNN had quite a dismal first quarter, with not a single one of their programs cracking the top 20 in the rating chart.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Amazing, CHINA covered this up for a while and we got politicians on both sides but more Democrats still kissing China’s ass. China is responsible for this scourge on the world..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 3, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Any proof or just the ramblings of an old man?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Calling for a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley questioned Tuesday whether giant meatpacking companies are using the public health pandemic to “gouge” U.S. cattle producers, who have seen prices for their beef fall 3.5% over the past three weeks even as demand has surged. “During this period of time, through no fault of their own, many farmers in Iowa have seen the prices of their products plummet, something you wouldn’t expect would happen in a crisis,” the Iowa Republican said Tuesday in a call with reporters. Grassley, who plans to ask the U.S. Justice and Agriculture departments to investigate, said futures prices for live cattle are falling at the same time consumers are flooding grocery stores..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:53 am

    During this world wide crisis the President donates his salary to charity and meals to health care workers. The Democrats worry about funding their pet pork projects and promoting the DNC agenda. I hope everyone remembers this in November..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Democrats just can’t stop digging themselves into a hole. NOV 2020 can’t come fast enough. There is going to be a red wave like never seen before. Then we can finally get back to work and make this country better than ever in history. Red waves forevermore..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:52 am

    After repeatedly mocking President Trump for suggesting on March 19 that hydroxychloroquine could be an effective treatment for coronavirus, media organizations have begun acknowledging that the drug — now approved for emergency use to treat coronavirus by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — may be useful after all.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, went from threatening doctors who prescribed the drug with “administrative action” to requesting that the federal government ship her state some. Other state leaders have followed suit, including Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, also a Democrat.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:51 am

    It has emerged that the Arizona woman who said she and her husband drank fish-tank cleaner to ward off coronavirus has donated heavily to Democrats and acknowledges she’s not a Trump supporter — despite news reports that she ingested the dangerous drug because she trusted what she thought was the president’s advice.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Several media organizations that confused the chloroquine medication with chloroquine phosphate later issued corrections. The New York Times, though, all but accused Trump of recommending the same substance in the fish-tank cleaner.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:50 am

    The more we learn about COVID-19 and its origins, the clearer it becomes that much of the death and suffering could have been avoided had the Chinese Communist Party taken this threat more seriously.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:50 am

    On Jan. 1, before much of the world would learn of COVID-19, the Wuhan Public Security Bureau summoned eight doctors to publicly admonish them for spreading “rumors” surrounding the new disease.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Chinese Communist Party officials desperate to avoid embarrassment put their own citizens at risk by making every effort to maintain business as usual. They duped the World Health Organization (WHO) into complicity, as the WHO announced that Chinese officials found “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus,” despite testimony from the Chinese doctors demonstrating otherwise a month earlier.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:49 am

    On Jan. 21 – the same day the U.S. confirmed our first COVID-19 case and after Thailand and South Korea confirmed their own cases – the Chinese state-run People’s Daily newspaper acknowledged an epidemic was occurring.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Chinese leaders allowed hundreds of millions of people to travel across mainland China during the Lunar New Year in late January, spreading the virus further throughout the country. Mayor De Blasio allowed the celebration of thousands of Chinese people on New York streets starting the pandemic in New York.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

    The Chinese Communist Party refuses to admit fault and instead proclaims itself the model of how to contain the virus. Chinese leaders have spread venomous propaganda that COVID-19 originated in the U.S. – even though the vast majority of the evidence indicates the disease originated in a “wet market” in Wuhan.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2020 at 8:47 am

    The Chinese Communist Party’s record is clear – it chose to sacrifice thousands of its own citizens and threaten the health and economy of the entire world to try and save face. For that, the Chinese Communist Party “will be nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    During this world wide crisis the President donates his salary to charity and meals to health care workers. The Democrats worry about funding their pet pork projects and promoting the DNC agenda. I hope everyone remembers this in November.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      April 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Trump’s salary is a pittance to what seems to be going on in the Executive Branch. The grift seems real and obvious. His son-in-law is in charge of many important directives and has no experience (or business at all, no clearance) to be there. My opinion, he’s looking for ways to score for the Trump business empire. Low-information folk point to the “donation” of salary (masterful mis-direction by Trump) and run with it while ignoring what appears to be going on with Trump and Kushner, not to mention Ivanka, likely. These people should be nowhere near a pandemic response, nor peace negotiations in the Middle East, etc. Trump is putting federal persons in his hotels at hundreds of dollars per night. Just look it up when you take a break from posting dozens of pro-Trump posts here all day long and you will learn something. America is for sale and the President is cashing in.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm

        You would rather have Joe and son in there. They haven’t done anything suspicious have they for now and the future.

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          NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          April 3, 2020 at 1:01 pm

          You’re always so eager to label someone, especially if they appear to have a different opinion than you do. When did I disclose who I would vote for? Release your hate, dear blogger.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 3, 2020 at 12:33 pm

        You are correct in your observation. I would also bet that he is taking a tax write off for his salary ‘donation’.

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          NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          April 3, 2020 at 1:04 pm

          It’s classic mis-direction, red herring. Give away thousands and collect multi-millions (billions?). Vampire-level genius.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Calling for a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley questioned Tuesday whether giant meatpacking companies are using the public health pandemic to “gouge” U.S. cattle producers, who have seen prices for their beef fall 3.5% over the past three weeks even as demand has surged. “During this period of time, through no fault of their own, many farmers in Iowa have seen the prices of their products plummet, something you wouldn’t expect would happen in a crisis,” the Iowa Republican said Tuesday in a call with reporters. Grassley, who plans to ask the U.S. Justice and Agriculture departments to investigate, said futures prices for live cattle are falling at the same time consumers are flooding grocery stores.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Amazing, CHINA covered this up for a while and we got politicians on both sides but more Democrats still kissing China’s ass. China is responsible for this scourge on the world.