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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

President Donald Trump on Monday urged the nation's governors to "seriously consider" reopening schools as part of his push to restart the economy, though many states have already recommended against resuming the school year.

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Children are less likely to become sick, but not less likely to become infected and bring it home. So much for Trump's "natural ability".

#1 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-28 01:46 PM | Reply

Schools and day care facilities are known plague bombs.

You want to accelerate spread? Open schools and day cares.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-28 02:01 PM | Reply

No way Kansas will re open schools. We are 2.5 weeks away from being done anyway.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2020-04-28 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's stupid to reopen schools that would be closing in 2 to 6 weeks anyhow.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He might be wondering what parents are going to do with their kids once everyone goes back to work, which is a legitimate concern. It has nothing to do with what's best for the kids and everything to do with the economic issue of child care. The U.S. public school system is the largest child care system on the planet.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-28 02:32 PM | Reply

Trump knows his Base will actually cheer, the more things open up and the disease spreads.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-28 03:56 PM | Reply

It's a lot like how gun violence is actually a sign of freedom, because it means we're free to have guns.

Not having as much gun violence would mean our rights to own guns have been restricted, and that's worse than gun violence.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-28 03:58 PM | Reply

When Trump uses a term like "seriously consider" there's always an implied threat behind it.

And the implied threat is usually something like withholding money from the state if the governor doesn't put Trump's agenda ahead of what the governor thinks is best for the people of his state.

So let's stop pretending there's anything more to this than Trump's re-election.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-28 04:31 PM | Reply

Missouri has already announced schools would be closed for the remainder of this school year so if our joke of Governor caves and rescinds that order it will make him look even weaker than he already does.

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-28 04:43 PM | Reply

You know Trumps school aged child will be nowhere near any public school so why would Trump worry?
#poorpeopleproblems

#10 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-04-28 05:13 PM | Reply

He might be wondering what parents are going to do with their kids once everyone goes back to work, which is a legitimate concern. It has nothing to do with what's best for the kids and everything to do with the economic issue of child care. The U.S. public school system is the largest child care system on the planet.

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He's also not taking into account that teachers are licensed professionals. There's an existing teacher shortage as it is. If teachers get this virus, they're not out for a day or two but for weeks. Enough teachers in one district get it and you're likely kissing remote learning goodbye as well.

#11 | Posted by pirate at 2020-04-28 05:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

PIRATE

"He's also not taking into account . . ."

Every time I hear that I have to laugh at the unrealistic expectations.

Trump never takes ANYTHING into account that doesn't benefit him personally. Right now his laser beam focus is on his re-election.

How, who or what he tramples on to get there is just collateral damage to him.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-28 06:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

^THIS

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-04-28 06:33 PM | Reply

Maybe Trump is planning on providing Lysol vape pens to schools across the country?

#14 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-28 06:58 PM | Reply

--** Trump and --** his supporters. He's bat**** crazy and apparently thinks he needs to kill more lib families with school-age kids in school in order to win reelection.

#15 | Posted by cbob at 2020-04-28 07:07 PM | Reply

CBOB

The term (I've learned to love recently ) that perfectly encapsulates Trump is "Dysfunctional Madness."

There's no cure.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-28 07:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I disagree. His madness is totally functional. The rest of him, not so much.

#17 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-28 09:37 PM | Reply

No, the way I use it to describe Trump is . . . dysfunctional to the point of madness. I was just getting tired of the old bats***crazy and stupid moron descriptors. We needed some new material.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-29 05:29 AM | Reply

A few sacrifices must be made, after all, if we are to desperately inflate the stock market again so that COVFEFE-45 may be re-elected.

#19 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-04-29 06:58 AM | Reply

EIGI

The market is back up thanks to the Feds. It's the unemployment that's his worst enemy right now. It doesn't have to go back down to 3.5 again. If Trump can reduce unemployment from 20% down to 10% by November he'd take that as a credit to his policies and spike the ball.

That why he asking Governors to give "serious consideration" (or else) to open up the economy before it's safe to do so. Temporary as that may be, Trump only has to buy time long enough to get re-elected.

November isn't actually the line of demarcation for Trump. It's more like September and daylight is burning fast.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-29 07:19 AM | Reply

Don't forget, he's desperate to win re-election in order to stay out of prison.

#21 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-29 11:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What teacher in their right mind, knowing what we know that kids can be super spreaders of this virus, is going to chance their own and their families lives for the meager salaries we pay them in many parts of the country?

#22 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-04-29 11:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

WHODAMAN

"Don't forget, he's desperate to win re-election in order to stay out of prison."

Yes, that and launch his "kingdom" in 2021.

#23 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-29 05:43 PM | Reply

WHODAMAN

Trump is also focused on drowning the public in minutia while his underlings are working on securing at least a 2/3rds control of state legislatures. In my opinion, Trump is going to try for a Constitutional Convention to replace the U.S. Constitution as soon as he's re-elected.

Can it be done? Yes indeed! The U.S. Constitution can't be abolished but it can be replaced.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-29 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not so surprising but Bush and Cheney had the same game plan, a Constitutional Convention to allow for a "Unitary Executive." ~ one party rule forever.

Trump is a little more generous to himself and his hand-picked successors. He wants a dictatorship.

But first he has to get re-elected and he has to get a 2/3rds majority in both the Senate and the House . . . or a 2/3rds majority in state legislators.

#25 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-29 06:38 PM | Reply

What nobody is saying or asking,is why America is so Stupid that this FOOL has a snowball's chance in hell of getting re-elected. It boggles the mind the the electorate is so stupid and that the congress is so Corrupt that this imbecile is still in office.

#26 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-29 08:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

^^THIS^^!

#27 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-29 09:24 PM | Reply

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