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Saturday, March 28, 2020

President Donald Trump on Friday continued the false and misleading claims that have become a part of White House briefings on coronavirus, wrapping up a week in which the number of confirmed cases across the country topped 100,000. ... Trump said of the coronavirus: "You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus, you know you can call it many different names. I'm not sure anybody even knows what it is." Facts First: You cannot accurately call the coronavirus "a flu."


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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday during an online chat with NBA star Stephen Curry that the coronavirus is "very much more transmissible than flu and more importantly, it's significantly more serious" -- with a mortality rate approximately 10 times higher than the 0.1% for the flu.

It's also obviously untrue that there is not "anybody" who knows what the coronavirus is. Though it was initially seen as a mystery virus when it emerged in China, we knew its genetic information by early January.


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Aside from the obvious, that Pres Trump seems to be proudly clueless in things COVID-19...

I have to ask the question:

Is he similarly clueless regarding things such as national security?

I can not but ask, how far does Pres Trump's cluelessness extend?

In what other areas does Pres Trump thinks he knows more than those who should be advising him?

I am starting to understand why Russia considers him to be a useful idiot.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 12:39 AM | Reply

Trump always wanted to be doctor. Dr. Seuss.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-03-28 01:31 AM | Reply

Trump loves the uneducated.

Trump is the greatest gaff machine in the history of gaff machines.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-28 01:49 AM | Reply

#1 Of course he's clueless.
If he can't stick his Donald Jr. in it, or smear his corporate logo feces on it, he doesn't know what to make of it.
Can you think of anything Trump has accomplished that doesn't fit those descriptions?

Again: this is what they like about him.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 01:53 AM | Reply

" know you can call it many different names."

LOL! That could be the greatest presidential quote ever.

" can call it Beelzebub, if you prefer..."."

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-28 01:59 AM | Reply

"I'm not sure anyone even knows what it is."

That's just the way hoaxes work, President Donald J. Trump.

Bad news, --------,
His approval rating went up again!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 02:10 AM | Reply

He gets all the briefings. He chooses to ignore them. That's why he's a murderer.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-28 02:12 AM | Reply

He is proudly clueless indeed. We all should be.

ABC's Jon Karl: Will everyone who needs one be able to get a ventilator?

Trump: "Look, look. Don't be a cutie pie."

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2020-03-28 02:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

No one has commented on my concern...

How far does his cluelessness extend?

A possible conversation in the Oval Office?...

+ Mr President, we need you to focus.

- OK

+ Here is the football. You need to decide what you want to do.

- OK. Wait, what? We're playing football? You know I can't play football.

+ Mr President, please focus here. We are being attacked.

- Attacked? By who?

+ As we told you a minute ago, we are being attacked by Russia.

- Does that mean my plans for a Moscow Trump Hotel are kaput?

+ Yes sir, I would say your hotel in Moscow is now a no-go situation.

- Damn.


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 02:23 AM | Reply

#9 It would be a much more primal fight-or-fight response.
Like Dick Cheney on 9/11, he'd head straight for the bunker.
Then he'd say Jared is in charge of pressing the button and he needs his Executive Time.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 02:29 AM | Reply

I can not but ask, how far does Pres Trump's cluelessness extend?

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at

Donald Trump has created and lives in a false reality, as elaborate as his intelligence is able to support.

He's mentally ill, AKA Crazy. He's pursued COVID-19 like a man with severe mental illness since day one.

Those interactions he often reports with unnamed others? Where people address him as "Sir" and praise him on various subjects?

Delusions. Never happened. Ain't real.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-28 09:01 AM | Reply

"Stupidity is the same as evil, if you judge by the results."

Margaret Atwood

#12 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-03-28 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Congrats Trump supports, you built this palace of incompetent idiocy.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-28 01:24 PM | Reply

It's stupid for Trump to kill off voters. Some of them are no doubt Republicans.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-03-29 04:44 AM | Reply

This is where a video mash-up of him saying "VIRUS" over and over again and again ends with him saying "You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus, you know you can call it many different names. I'm not sure anybody even knows what it is" would be good to have.

He won't ever get it, though. He made a deal with the Devil. It's the only thing that explains his popularity with Fundamentalists, him being so bullet-proof, and him "winning" the Presidency.

I'm rethinking my status as an Atheist.

#15 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-29 08:51 AM | Reply

Medically speaking, Trump doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-03-29 10:21 AM | Reply

Medically speaking?
You're too kind.

#17 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-29 10:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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