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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

President Donald Trump was granted a special exemption from federal law in order to hold a Fox News town hall inside the Lincoln Memorial, which is typically prohibited from hosting from special events or demonstrations.

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I wonder what other "exemptions" from federal law Trump will use to help his campaign.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-05 10:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"We're going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to 100,000 people."

Posted by reinheitsgebot

I don't know why Trump bothers making such numerical predictions.

However many die he's going to say he behaved brilliantly.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-05 11:11 AM | Reply

The current death count in America from COVID19 is 69,680.

Trump's negligence has killed 69,680 Americans.

Wonder when people will start caring enough to demand his resignation.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-05 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wonder what other "exemptions" from federal law Trump will use to help his campaign.

Didn't the senate decide the president can do anything and everything they need to to win reelection?

www.commondreams.org

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-05 11:31 AM | Reply

Pretty funny since at the town hall he said he thought FOX News were the ones who picked the venue.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-05 11:52 AM | Reply

Pretty funny since at the town hall he said he thought FOX News were the ones who picked the venue.
#5 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Everything he says is a lie.

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-05 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's perfectly fine for the president to make this a special event, imo. It seems well framed, lighting is subdued enhancing the statuarys lifelike quality. What comes out of the president's face hole is another thing..

#7 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-05-05 04:02 PM | Reply

Everything he says is a lie.

#6 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE

And everything he touches dies.

It's like Trumpy just crapped in one of our most sacred monuments.

His corruption knows no bounds. Now he is trying to corrupt the memories of one of our most sacred ancestors.

November can't get here too soon.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-05 04:52 PM | Reply

Many people, including my wife, genuinely believe that Donald Trump was sent to us as a punishment from God for our greed and self absorption. Only through repentance and selfless generosity will God forgive us of our evil, materialistic sins.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-05 05:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Only through repentance and selfless generosity will God forgive us of our evil, materialistic sins.

#9 | POSTED BY MODER8

I am so sorry! I miss the Economy!

Will Gawd forgive us if I sacrifice my first born child to Him?

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-05 05:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#9 MODER8

Punishment in the sense that you must recognize all of these families in power as vying for control as their legacy. They do not live like us or hold our interests very similarly. Rather, one could just label their class sociopaths and explain their generational behavior in that manner. Hedge fund managers, brokers, bankers and candlelight takers, those who knowingly abuse law in such a fashion as to remain legal.

It's why they periodically scrub history. For their own protection.

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-05-05 05:14 PM | Reply

No. He does not want your first born child to die. He wants you to be a generous person dedicated to helping your fellow human and not just always focusing on your own greed and self absorption.

I know that is an easy idea for most of you to make fun of. And yet, if we are to smoothly adapt to what lies ahead, our most effective tools will be sharing and kindness to strangers.

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-05 05:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Didn't the senate decide the president can do anything and everything they need to to win reelection?

That only applies to Republican presidents.

#13 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-05-05 09:41 PM | Reply

"I am treated worse than Lincoln" wasn't Trump's best line while sitting at the feet of Lincoln who was assassinated.

That's one of the worst things he could possibly say. Trump never fails to make a fool out of himself no matter the venue. It's like he not even aware. Can he really be that dense? That uneducated? That dumb?

Is it possible that Trump isn't as smart as a gradeschooler?

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-05 10:49 PM | Reply

lol
This is what he settled for. His original plan was to "reopen" the country from the Lincoln Memorial... wellllllllll.... since that didn't work put I guess he decided to screw up another press event instead.

Trumplethinskin is leaving office in disgrace... wee weee weeeeeeeeeee all the way home.

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-06 02:05 AM | Reply

RIGHT/TRITE

Trump is walking a fine line. The booming economy and full employment, his original path to victory, have fallen out from under his feet like a sinkhole full of quicksand.

Opening the country at the risk of thousands more lives is the only option he has left. And daylight is burning. It's an act of a man who is sweating bullets over re-election.

And rightfully so.

This pandemic didn't turn out to be the mantra from heaven (to weaken America) he and Vladimir Putin expected it to be. The dummy didn't realize he was going to need a second term before he can declare himself a Dictator.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-06 04:46 AM | Reply

History presents numerous solutions for dealing with DEFECTIVE leadership.

#17 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-05-06 11:19 AM | Reply

Is it possible that Trump isn't as smart as a gradeschooler?

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05

Some people who know him have said that he's about 8th Grade level.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-06 11:28 AM | Reply

Opening the country at the risk of thousands more lives is the only option he has left.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac

It's always easy to risk other people's lives.

Thing is, the risk is very likely not to pan out for him. Blow up in his face, even. What's his option then?

Probably what he is already doing today. Shrug his shoulders and say, "Well, people die. Don't look at me".

The cure for such attitude may be a few tends of thousand new dead in Red places like Nebraska.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-06 11:33 AM | Reply

"few tens of thousand new dead"

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-06 11:34 AM | Reply

I hope the Park Service hosed down the Memorial with heavy bleach after that nasty orange virus was there spreading his hate and propaganda. Sacrilege is what that was.

#21 | Posted by tknees at 2020-05-06 11:42 AM | Reply

Trump's negligence has killed 69,680 Americans.

Some of those people would have died even under the best possible federal response to the pandemic.

But I'm comfortable guessing that half of them would still be alive if Trump wasn't a self-obsessed grifting -------.

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-06 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The current death count in America from COVID19 is 69,680.

Trump's negligence has killed 69,680 Americans.

Wonder when people will start caring enough to demand his resignation.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-05 11:15 AM

Dear Clownshack,

The dead are increasing, and the exponential part of the increase should be mildly alarming if you learned about exponents in school. I did, and I for sure am alarmed! The math indicates when you go after seven billion people with an exponential function, we'll all be dead in about a year.

X^some number = 7,000,000,000

Pencils down, please; break out your TI30-II!

Best,

John47

#23 | Posted by john47 at 2020-05-06 12:54 PM | Reply

ZED

"It's always easy to risk other people's lives.
Thing is, the risk is very likely not to pan out for him. Blow up in his face, even.

What's his option then?"

He'll have to stagecraft something big. Set up a false flag that will make him look like anything other than the pansy he is. He'll probably sink an Iranian battleship.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-06 01:57 PM | Reply

Wonder when people will start caring enough to demand his resignation.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack

When their loved ones die.

And they even don't get to be with them at the end.

Maybe then.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-06 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Biden should ask permission to hold some sort of event at a national monument and see what sort of response his campaign gets.

OCU

#26 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-06 03:55 PM | Reply

OCU

Biden has more class than that.

#27 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-06 06:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Biden has more class than that.

You still have to admit it's a really good idea. Rushmore would be perfect.

#28 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-06 07:11 PM | Reply

You still have to admit it's a really good idea. Rushmore would be perfect.

#28 | Posted by REDIAL

Trump has already reserved Mount Rushmore for his '4th of July Campaign Rally':

Trump to visit Mount Rushmore for Independence Day celebration after lifting fireworks ban

www.independent.co.uk

Please note his claim that he can't figure out why they haven't had a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore "for 20 years or something" (it's actually been only 10 years) because the monument is "all stone". I suspect that he's never actually been there or he would realize that the entire area is heavily forested.

OCU

#29 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-06 08:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump has already reserved Mount Rushmore for his '4th of July Campaign Rally'

My bad. Forgot about that. Lots of forest for sure... been by there a few times but never stopped at the monument.

#30 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-06 09:46 PM | Reply

The Banana Republic of Trumpistan continues apace.

#31 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-05-06 09:56 PM | Reply

Actually the 'Mount Rushmore rally' will take place on July 3rd. This is so that Trump can be back in Washington DC on the 4th because he has once again asked the Pentagon to arrange for a 'military parade' so as to give the American people an appropriate venue and opportunity to publicly show their appreciation to the 'Dear Leader' for saving their collective lives.

OCU

#32 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-07 11:59 AM | Reply

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