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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, May 01, 2020

During a White House press availability on Thursday, CNN's Jim Acosta asked Trump to explain how it makes sense to blame former President Barack Obama for testing problems pertaining to a virus that didn't even exist until nearly thee years after he left office. "The last administration left us nothing. We started off with bad, broken tests, and obsolete tests," Trump asserted, prompting Acosta to jump in and ask: "You say broken tests' " it's a new virus, so how could the tests be broken?" Trump never answered Acosta's question.

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Thanks Obama!

#1 | Posted by censored at 2020-04-30 07:44 PM | Reply

Leaving broken tests for an undiscovered virus.

Genius.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-30 07:58 PM | Reply

DNC election ads are going to look like a gigantic blooper reel.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-30 08:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thanks Obama!
#1 | POSTED BY CENSORED

"The last administration left us nothing. We started off with bad, broken tests, and obsolete tests," Trump asserted, prompting Acosta to jump in and ask: "You say broken tests' " it's a new virus, so how could the tests be broken?" Trump never answered Acosta's question.

'Doh!' -- CENSORED

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-30 09:18 PM | Reply

Trump alleges not only was Obama a bad potus but he was a terrible psychic pow.

Yt people sheesh!

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-04-30 10:09 PM | Reply

Sure sounds like he's instructing the National Weather Service to float a "Could you imagine Hillary standing up to the coronavirus like I did" trial balloon.

I hope the Blue Angels don't crash into it!

Yes, that was in very poor taste. Though it would probably save lives if it happened early and they cancelled the shows, to keep people from congregating.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 10:12 PM | Reply

Dr. Evil and mini me cut pandemic staff because they said they would hire them only when they needed them.

Then CDC that Trump kept trying to cut did a crappy job of making tests that the WHO already had.

Obviously Obama's fault.

Obama got H1N1 under control with 12000 deaths. Trump's incompetence will kill more than 10 times that.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-01 12:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Still want to know what death count will get Trump supporters to end their support for Orange Hitler?

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-01 09:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth."

Joseph Goebbels

#9 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-05-01 09:55 AM | Reply

Facts are irrelevant to trumpterds.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-01 10:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Woooaaaahhhhh, wait a minute here. So Trump has been beaten up by Libs this whole time for NOT preparing for a virus that didn't exist, but now that someone is pointing the finger to Obama, Libs are saying it is stupid to have preparedness for a virus that didn't exist. The lack of logic is incredible. The proof of hypocrisy isn't, unfortunately. It's sad that Trump can say so many stupid things and Libs just come from behind and say "Hold my beer." YES, Trump is stupid. Yes, he's an idiot and makes bad decisions a lot of times. But turning around and doing the exact same thing is NOT necessary. Please stop.

"Obama got H1N1 under control with 12000 deaths. Trump's incompetence will kill more than 10 times that."

It's funny how Libs are quick to say how bad Trump is at science, yet they continuously prove that they themselves are just as clueless. The fact you don't know the difference between the two events by now is astounding. It really takes very little time to research the differences, but I guess headlines are better for Libs?

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-01 01:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#11 You lack of awareness is staggering.

#12 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-01 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"So Trump has been beaten up by Libs this whole time for NOT preparing for a virus that didn't exist, but now that someone is pointing the finger to Obama, Libs are saying it is stupid to have preparedness for a virus that didn't exist."

Trump is criticized for not doing enough to stop the spread of CV because the majority of actions he should have taken would have been the same for ANY virus and were already well established. That is a qualitiatively different criticism than the nonsense Trump has convinced you so easily to accept here.

#13 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-05-01 01:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Obama put people in place to provide early response to the next epidemic/pandemic. Trump dismantled the early warning system because he could "always hire people when we need them". Then we needed them and they were gone and they haven't been replaced yet!

Ya see, this is supposed to be a "just in time" response. Just like all the other supply chains are. Breaking down because "just in time" is too late!

#14 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-05-01 02:33 PM | Reply

"It's Obama's fault, China's fault, local government's fault... But please! Don't blame Trump!"

-Basket of Deplorables.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-01 02:41 PM | Reply

Woooaaaahhhhh, wait a minute here. So Trump has been beaten up by Libs this whole time for NOT preparing for a virus that didn't exist, but now that someone is pointing the finger to Obama, Libs are saying it is stupid to have preparedness for a virus that didn't exist. The lack of logic is incredible. The proof of hypocrisy isn't, unfortunately. It's sad that Trump can say so many stupid things and Libs just come from behind and say "Hold my beer." YES, Trump is stupid. Yes, he's an idiot and makes bad decisions a lot of times. But turning around and doing the exact same thing is NOT necessary. Please stop.

#11 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

No, stupid.

Trump is being beaten up for not rolling out quality tests soon enough or enough of them like other nations did.

First, he only let the CDC develop a test...which they screwed up. Obama during H1N1 teamed with public and private labs nationwide to create tests at the outset.

Second, because only the CDC created tests at first, we had to rely on the CDC to create enough tests for everyone. Again, pairing with private and public labs would have allowed massive numbers of tests to be produced. But Trump refused.

Third, he kept lying about the ability to get a test.

H1N1 was a new virus. We tested a million people in the first 30 days a case was discovered here.

You're sound a lot smarter if you just shut up.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-01 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#16 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

And comparing his "knowledge" to JPW's is just a joke.

#17 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-05-01 02:58 PM | Reply

"My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"

#18 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-05-01 03:05 PM | Reply

Trump is a grade A moron for comparing h1n1 to coronavirus, it just highlights how incompetent he is.

17,000 deaths for swine flu in a year

Vietnam plus and still rising for covid-19 in months.

tasty equivalency, bonehead.

#19 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2020-05-01 03:10 PM | Reply

"Trump blames . . . . "

China
CDC
MSM
FBI
W.H.O.
Deep State
Science
Governors
Impeachment
Obama
Intel

Oh Gee, it seems I left somebody out. I wonder who that could be?

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-02 04:02 AM | Reply

"but now that someone (Hannity at Fox News or Lush Dimbulb?) is pointing the finger to Obama, Libs are saying it is stupid to have preparedness for a virus that didn't exist. "

Umm... because it is?

You cannot have a test for a virus that dies not exist.

So of course, that is ...

Obama's fault! (tm)

So why won't Obama just travel back in Time and fix this? You know... like he did in Hawaii when he traveled back in time to create a birth certificate in Hawaii when we all know he was actually born in Kenya.

Trumpy's people are there in Hawaii investigating right now. And they are finding some interesting stuffs I tell you...

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-02 01:49 PM | Reply

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