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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Trump's Friday briefing from the coronavirus task force contained political administration officials and no virus or medical experts.



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Narrator: It wasn't a medical briefing. Trump just needs to rub one out in front of his fans.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-25 02:31 PM | Reply

The Guardian has an interesting take on this:

For Donald Trump, it was the strangest and most news-making thing he could have done: instead of taking questions from journalists, dominating the nation's airwaves yet again, the US president gave a short pre-written statement and then stalked off the stage.

The abrupt end of Friday night's daily press conference, which has become a ribald, unruly and often shocking ritual in America during the coronavirus pandemic, was probably the clearest sign yet of how badly Trump's bizarre statements over disinfectant have shaken his administration.

Instead of going on the offensive after the world reacted with shock and horror to his Thursday night suggestion that the coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into a human body, Trump claimed he was being "sarcastic" and then retreated from public view.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-04-25 04:35 PM | Reply

It's completely understandable that any medical experts would not want to be seen in public next to him after what he did on Thursday.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-25 04:58 PM | Reply

Trump sure could use some of your rehabilitationist mojo right now, Dr. Menginel.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-25 05:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

...former vice-president Joe Biden, also pitched in. "I can't believe I have to say this, but please don't drink bleach,"


#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-25 05:13 PM | Reply

#4 you're just jealous of anyone who has any type of mojo right now, Mr. Sandoofsky.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-25 05:23 PM | Reply

#3, #6 I just wanted you to know read all your comments in a stereotypical Indian accent, like your boy Apu from The Simpsons, and it is quite hilarious.

You know, since that's how you identify.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-25 05:41 PM | Reply

#7 it's very telling that you project that onto me, like all your other racist views.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-25 06:09 PM | Reply

Thank you, come again.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-25 07:17 PM | Reply

I "almost" feel sorry for Trump. He stepped in it real bad. Maybe he won't be laughed out of office. It's really too bad for everyone that he is so woefully small for the job. If he was a more curious or reflective man things might have been different.

#10 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-25 10:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What do you mean no medical experts? Trump was there. He keeps telling us he's got a natural ability for this stuff.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-26 12:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Trump doesn't like being laughed at, especially by his homeboys.

BTW, what happened to the report that he was going to punish us by not holding any more briefings?

I was getting ready to send him a "Thank You" card. But then I remembered something my ol' Grandpappy used to say. "Never interrupt a man who is busy making a fool out of himself."

Welcome back Mr. Trump. ~ LOL

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-26 03:54 AM | Reply

If he (Trump) was a more curious or reflective man things might have been different.

#10 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-25 10:56 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

In other words, if he just somehow wasn't Donald Trump.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-26 08:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He now says that by NOT holding any more briefings, he's going to punish the "lamestream media" because now no one will be watching cable news since there won't be anything there that people will want to see or hear about, now that HE won't be there every afternoon.


#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-26 11:58 AM | Reply

No Trump to kick around anymore.

#15 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-04-26 12:40 PM | Reply

Trump's only path to redemption. Resign! By doing so, the American people would still see him as an utter failure but would at least appreciate the gesture.

Worst President in the history of the United States! And he had to try hard to push George W. Bush out of that slot.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-26 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 Bush was more evil. Aggressive war trumps stupid self obsession in the panoply of Evil.

In my view.

#17 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-26 04:00 PM | Reply

The results of stupidity are as evil as those of malice so maybe you are correct Danni.

#18 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-26 04:03 PM | Reply

President Trump on Friday baffled observers while touring the Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta, where he bragged that he had a predisposition toward science because of his super genius' uncle.

You know my Uncle was a great " he was at MIT,' the president said while standing next to health officials who are working to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.

He taught at MIT for a record number of years. He was a great super genius, Dr. John Trump.'

His nephew, the president, spoke of his purported grasp of science on Friday, saying: I like this stuff. I really get it.

People are surprised that I understand it.

'Every one of these doctors said: "How do you know so much about this?"

Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.'

Trump wearing a MAGA hat, bragging he's a coronavirus genius, holding up a garbage printout of a picture of the virus

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-26 04:43 PM | Reply

No Trump to kick around anymore.


Don't kid yourself.

When he loses in November his Article 2 powers disappear and that is when the real kicking around of Donald Jenius Trump will begin.

If there was a Trumpy kicking line I'd get in it. And every kick he gets he will have asked for several times and we have the documents and video. And when he is gone he cannot prevent us from getting more documents. Even the actual transcript of the"perfect phone call" ( that we have never actually seen) and the full Mueller report and more. Hopefully Trump will be kicked around in the court systems for decades to come.

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-27 01:07 PM | Reply

He had a Cheerleader Section instead,
of grown men waving pom poms and shouting
"Dear Leader"!

#21 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-04-27 01:45 PM | Reply

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