Virus Blame Game–Revisited

This American response or should I say lack of response has been blamed on China, The media, governors and then there is the World Health Organization (WHO)….Donald the Orange cannot see that his actions (that should be stupidity) since taking office has caused this terrible response that has caused the deaths of 26,000+ Americans.

It all began with……

Now Donald the Orange has decided that he will punish WHO for his, Trump’s, stupidity…

President Trump says the US is halting payments to the World Health Organization while his administration investigates the UN health agency’s failure to carry out its “basic duty.” In his Tuesday briefing, Trump accused the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” the New York Times reports. “The WHO pushed China’s misinformation about the virus,” said Trump. The president called the agency’s advice against travel restrictions “disastrous” and said lives could have been saved if the WHO had done a better job of investigating early reports of the outbreak in China, reports the AP. The WHO, Trump said, “defended the actions of the Chinese government, even praising its so-called transparency.”

Trump also appeared to backtrack on his claim to have “total” authority to order states when to reopen their economies, an assertion that was rejected by constitutional scholars as well as state governors. Instead, he said he would be “authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a reopening—and a very powerful reopening—plan of their state at a time and in a matter as most appropriate.” He said he wasn’t going to put pressure on any state to reopen before it is ready, NBC reports. Trump said he would soon be speaking to the governors of all 50 states, and there are “over 20 that are in extremely good shape” which could reopen soon.

Plus those markets that he keeps worrying about because a good market means he will get more votes in November…..has risen again on news that Donald the Orange will put all Americans at risk by forcing states to re-open….

Technology companies led stocks higher on Wall Street Tuesday as investors focused on how and when authorities may begin to ease business shutdowns and limits on people’s movements imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Big companies also started reporting their first-quarter earnings, giving investors an early peek into how the outbreak was affecting them, the AP reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 558.99 points, or 2.4%, to 23,949.76. The S&P 500 index climbed 3.1%, erasing its losses from a day earlier. The technology-heavy Nasdaq rose 3.9%, aided by strong gains in Microsoft, Apple, and several chipmakers.

The broad rally came amid new signs that government officials are considering how to gradually reopen the economy. President Trump has been discussing with senior aides how to roll back federal social distancing recommendations that expire at the end of the month. And governors around the US have begun collaborating on plans to reopen their economies in what is likely to be a drawn-out, step-by-step process to prevent the coronavirus from rebounding. “Wall Street is encouraged simply by the conversation of a reopening of the economy,” says Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA.

Just another illustration on what is truly important in this country…..and in case it is am confusing mess then I can help… is NOT YOU!

To illustrate this point…..

Donald Trump and his posse are clearly eager to “re-open” the economy – soon! “Our country wasn’t built to be shut down,” Trump declares. “America will, again, and soon, be open for business. Very soon.”

Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, said in an interview with Fox News “The president is right. The cure can’t be worse than the disease, and we’re going to have to make some difficult trade-offs.”

The New York Times reports that “Trump finds himself pulled in opposite directions on what to do next. The bankers, corporate executives and industrialists plead with him to reopen the country as soon as possible, while the medical experts beg for more time to curb the coronavirus.”

Trump instills nothing good……


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16 thoughts on “Virus Blame Game–Revisited

  1. I thought the UK government did an awful job with their late-handling of the early virus care. But Trump beat them hands down. And now he is pouring petrol onto a fire, telling Americans it might burn them, but will at least keep them warm until they die.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. The virus came out of Wuhan, China – who do expect Trump to blame? SARS is a corona virus and yet we rarely saw an indication of it here, it was natural for people to presume covid-19 to be similar.

      1. That would not be a problem if he had not dismissed the experts on the pandemic team when he took office. chuq

      2. It appeared like SARS, which we did not need extreme measures for – who could have predicted this – Biden?

      3. If Biden said it then I think he is just trying to stay in the news. A novel by Nawaz was better at predicting than any politician chuq

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