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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, April 27, 2020

After two months of frantic response to the coronavirus, the White House is planning to shift President Donald Trump's public focus to the burgeoning efforts aimed at easing the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Days after he publicly mused that scientists should explore the injection of toxic disinfectants as a potential virus cure, Trump has now rejected the utility of his daily task force briefings, where he has time and again clashed with scientific experts. Trump's aides are aiming to move the president onto more familiar " and safer, they hope " ground: talking up the economy, in tighter controlled settings.

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Is he going to highlight how the US taxpayers only got one $1,200 stimulus after a month of waiting with many still not having received the money while European and Canadian counterparts are covering 60 - 80% of salary and the payments kicked in a month ago?

Is he going to highlight how publicly traded companies and national chains like Ruths Chriss Steak House got pushed to the front of the line for PPP loans while main street small business were shut out?

Is he going to highlight how millionaires got an average tax benefit of $1.6 million in CARES ACT benefits?

Is he going to highlight his 25,000,000 job losses and states with unemployment systems like FL that were designed by the GOP governor to make it as hard as possible to get benefits?

Maybe he can talk about how FEMA is seizing PPE supplies from the VA to put in that national reserve.

How about the politically connected company that was paid $55,000,000 for PPE and shipped none and is now bankrupt.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-04-27 06:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Is he going to highlight his 25,000,000 job losses and states with unemployment systems like FL that were designed by the GOP governor to make it as hard as possible to get benefits?"

The present Republican Governor actually came right out and said that the previous Gov., Rick Scott, had purposely designe dthe system to fail exactly as it has. Rick Scott should be called out for that on national news sources. Families are starving right now because of that crooked piece of filth.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-27 08:43 AM | Reply

Trump's stump speech on the economy: Everybody gets a check except the socialists!

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-27 09:12 AM | Reply

I've already forgotten about the 55,000 Americans who have died so far.

T'rump's plan must be working!

#4 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-04-27 09:53 AM | Reply

If this is the best thing they have to pivot to they're screwed.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-27 10:00 AM | Reply

I like how it's the Dems who are fighting to ensure the economy fails by keeping everything close and keeping people quarantined at home but then they flip the script when it comes to who they want to blame for the economy. I already saw through this deception when I posted last week. Dems are hoping the economy fails because it gives them more reason to hate Trump, regardless of how many families are impacted negatively. Gotta love them. And their boredom is showing so easily by the fact all they can do is wait for Trump to say anything so they can find a way to twist the words to mean whatever they want it to mean and leaving common sense out of the equation.

#6 | Posted by humtake at 2020-04-27 12:47 PM | Reply

"Dems are hoping the economy fails because it gives them more reason to hate Trump"

They need more reasons?

Did you hope the economy failed under Obama so you'd have more reasons to hate Obama?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-27 12:51 PM | Reply

You guys have to stop sticking pins in Trump's trial balloons. There's enough hot air in the White House as it is.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-27 02:17 PM | Reply

"White House pivots . . . "

Mitch musta convinced "Doctor" Trump the Senate was getting ready to revolt.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-27 02:42 PM | Reply

"I like how it's the Dems who are fighting to ensure the economy fails by keeping everything close and keeping people quarantined at home but then they flip the script when it comes to who they want to blame for the economy."

I like how you are trying to blame the Democrats for this pandemic.
the U.S. and Global response. It's no longer a Democratic hoax. But a Democratic Plan.

Thanks for the preview of trumps campaign strategy. Blame the Democrats for trumps failures.. heck they are not even Real Americans!

Blaming Obama didn't work.
Blaming China didn't work.
Blaming WHO didn't work.
Blaming the media didn't work.
Blaming Democratic Governors didn't work.
Blaming Biden didn't work.
Blaming the virus itself didn't work.

So blame the Democrats. Even though republicans control Congress AND the White House. Yeah. That's the ticket! What have you got to lose?

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-27 02:53 PM | Reply

It's not the Dems who are trying to hurt the people who "need to be hurt".

#11 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-27 02:55 PM | Reply

"Is he going to highlight how the US taxpayers only got one $1,200 stimulus after a month of waiting with many still not having received the money while European and Canadian counterparts are covering 60 - 80% of salary and the payments kicked in a month ago?"

Those are two very different animals.

The US stimulus check was...I don't know what it was. But it wasn't much. In Germany, you receive unemployment benefits of 60% of your employment wage. Not great, but much better. I just don't think you would see workers in the US supporting something that lowered the amount of money they took home each week.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-04-27 03:10 PM | Reply

Idea for Trumpy 2020 campaign bumper sticker:

"It's the economy. I'm stupid! "

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-27 03:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I just don't think you would see workers in the US supporting something that lowered the amount of money they took home each week.

#12 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Unemployment in most states is considerably less than 60%. So why, exactly, would they be opposed? Besides, they still have their healthcare with no out of pocket expenses.

#14 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-27 06:27 PM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

When I was laid off (forced into retirement) in 2014, maximum unemployment in my state was $325/week, limited to 19 weeks with no extensions. My gross salary at the time worked out to $1596/wk. 60% of that would be $957/week. On top of that, COBRA which my (former) employer paid for 3 months, cost $1800/mo to maintain (I had to drop it after the 3 months were up).

Also, unemployment was

Now, explain again why I would be opposed to the German plan.

#15 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-27 07:01 PM | Reply

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