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Old 2020-03-14, 13:27   #1156
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Trump says he's likely to be tested after repeat exposure
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will “most likely” be tested for the novel coronavirus, as questions swirled about why he, his top aides and his family weren’t doing more to protect themselves and others after repeated exposure to COVID-19.

Trump has now had multiple direct and indirect contacts with people who have tested positive for the pandemic virus, which on Friday prompted him to declare a state of emergency as schools and workplaces across the country shuttered, flights were canceled and Americans braced for war against the threat.

Several top administration officials, including Attorney General William Barr and Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump, also met last week with an Australian Cabinet minister who on Friday was confirmed positive.
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The president, according to two people close to the White House, has been reluctant to take the test for fear it would project weakness or worry. Trump has wanted to appear in full control during the crisis, especially as he tries to calm stock markets amid historic drops, and has expressed concerns that taking personal steps could undermine that appearance.

Asked whether he was being selfish by refusing to isolate himself to avoid potentially infecting others and what advice he had for people who may be receiving contradictory messages, Trump said, "I think they have to listen to their doctors."

White House officials insist Trump had only minimal contact with Fábio Wajngarten, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications director, who has tested positive for the virus. Wajngarten posed for a photo with Trump, shook his hand and attended a birthday party held for Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is dating the president's eldest son. Trump had more extensive contact with Forster, but the White House physician said in a Friday night letter that because "all interactions occurred before any symptoms were onset," the White House considers them "low risk" so "there is no indication for home quarantine at this time."
What a perfect example of narcissism. They have to listen to their doctors. But not me!
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Old 2020-03-14, 13:50   #1157
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It's all about looking good, rather than actually being good.

It's all just a big show folks, nothing real to see there. If you want reality turn off your phone, TV and router and go outside to see the real world.
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Old 2020-03-14, 15:20   #1158
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If you want reality turn off your phone, TV and router and go outside to see the real world.
The weather really, really sucks. Got any more bright ideas?
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Old 2020-03-14, 16:02   #1159
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The weather really, really sucks. Got any more bright ideas?
Turn off your car engine also. Then the global warming will cease and the weather will return to normal soon. Be patient.

Get on your bikes and ride!
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Old 2020-03-14, 17:55   #1160
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Turn off your car engine also. Then the global warming will cease and the weather will return to normal soon. Be patient.
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Hmm, that's a thought. Imagine Il Duce trying to get on a bicycle. Heck, I might be willing to pay to see that!

I have wondered from time to time, whether he has, or has ever had, a driver's license.
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Old 2020-03-14, 21:03   #1161
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So what are the chances of:
  • Trump not contracting the virus and the evangelicals claiming it to be proof of his godhood.
  • Trump contracting the virus and blaming the liberals, MSM, Chinese, Mexicans, etc.
  • Trump contracting the virus but surviving and the evangelicals claiming it is because they prayed for him.
  • Trump dying from the virus and the evangelicals painting him as a martyr.

And what are the chances that the pandemic fizzles and Trump proclaims that he personally saved America from the worst disease in history?

Does this mean that I'm put in the uncomfortable position of rooting for several thousand Americans dying so that does not happen?
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Old 2020-03-14, 21:38   #1162
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And what are the chances that the pandemic fizzles and Trump proclaims that he personally saved America from the worst disease in history?

Does this mean that I'm put in the uncomfortable position of rooting for several thousand Americans dying so that does not happen?
I'm not sure he won't make that claim even if the pandemic doesn't fizzle.

The Admin has, after all, already tried to prevent people from being tested for the virus. If someone isn't tested for the virus, you can't say they died of it, right?

Yes, I know, they're talking about having people tested en masse, perhaps at shopping malls or whatever. So, they just issue dummy test kits. Everybody tests negative. Problem solved!

Oh, local officials are reporting unusual numbers of severe illnesses and deaths from acute respiratory infections? Suppress the reports in the name of "National Security." Or publicly vilify the officials in question. Say they're Democrats or "Never Trumpers." Then, simply deny the reports. It's a proven approach. Problem solved!

And then he can say, without fear if contradiction, that the pandemic did, after all, miraculously go away in April, just as he said it would.
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Old 2020-03-14, 23:07   #1163
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And what are the chances that the pandemic fizzles and Trump proclaims that he personally saved America from the worst disease in history?

Does this mean that I'm put in the uncomfortable position of rooting for several thousand Americans dying so that does not happen?
There are no good answers just now. The virus will run its course, one way or another, regardless of anybody's wishes. We are so far behind the curve in the States; where we're not testing enough to even know what's really going on. This is also another place where the regime muzzles scientists for political reasons, thus delaying and hampering the response to the pandemic.

That does not inspire confidence.

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Old 2020-03-15, 00:18   #1164
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Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president's personal physician.
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