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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Trump campaign communications director confirmed that an effort to recruit doctors to publicly support the president is underway.

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These are vicious and crazy people. The only good thing about them is that their behavior will end up killing a few score thousand other vicious and crazy people.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-20 08:32 AM | Reply

Why can't we sue them for malpractice if they use their credentials to mislead Americans?

"When Cigarette Companies Used Doctors to Push Smoking"

"What cigarette do doctors says causes less throat irritation? In the 1930s and 40s, tobacco companies would happily tell you it was theirs. Doctors hadn't yet discovered a clear link between smoking and lung cancer, and a majority of them actually smoked cigarettes. So in cigarette ads, tobacco companies used doctors' authority to make their claims about their cigarettes seem more legitimate.

To the modern-day reader, the pitching of cigarettes as healthy (even to youth and pregnant moms) and the use of doctors' endorsements may appear horrifying. Yet before 1950, there wasn't good evidence showing that cigarette smoking was bad for you."

www.history.com

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-20 09:43 AM | Reply

Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director, confirmed to AP that an effort to recruit doctors to publicly support the president is underway, but declined to say when the initiative would be rolled out.

"Anybody who joins one of our coalitions is vetted," Murtaugh said Monday. "And so quite obviously, all of our coalitions espouse policies and say things that are, of course, exactly simpatico with what the president believes. ... The president has been outspoken about the fact that he wants to get the country back open as soon as possible."

"Our job at the campaign is to reflect President Trump's point of view," Murtaugh said. "We are his campaign. There is no difference between us and him."

Forget what the White House's own guidelines say, the most important factor here is Trump's own political fortunes, not necessarily protecting the lives of Americans pushed back into harm's way without any comprehensive plan to track and isolate the virus from accelerating its spread throughout the country.

Lucre is more important than lives.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-20 09:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director, confirmed to AP that an effort to recruit doctors to publicly support the president is underway, but declined to say when the initiative would be rolled out.

"Anybody who joins one of our coalitions is vetted," Murtaugh said Monday. "And so quite obviously, all of our coalitions espouse policies and say things that are, of course, exactly simpatico with what the president believes. ... The president has been outspoken about the fact that he wants to get the country back open as soon as possible."

"Our job at the campaign is to reflect President Trump's point of view," Murtaugh said. "We are his campaign. There is no difference between us and him."

Forget what the White House's own guidelines say, the most important factor here is Trump's own political fortunes, not necessarily protecting the lives of Americans pushed back into harm's way without any comprehensive plan to track and isolate the virus from accelerating its spread.

Lucre is more important than lives.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-20 09:55 AM | Reply

Seriously, what the f&^% is wrong with Republicans?

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-20 10:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I know that if my doctor became one of these Trump doctors he/she would no longer be my doctor. When medical advice is influenced by politics you can't trust anything such a doctor says.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-20 10:01 AM | Reply

...Nobody could have anticipated.

#7 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-05-20 10:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Seriously, what the f&^% is wrong with Republicans?

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020

Isn't that what Trump is really about? The ongoing mystery of what happened to Republicans?

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-20 10:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

DANNI

Remember Dr. Quack?

Trump dictated a letter for him to sign that said all Trump's labs said "positive." ~~ LOL

I'm sure there's a medicineman or two out that will agree to anything.

This isn't anything new. I remember one case where the "doctor" they used was a veterinarian.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-20 10:16 AM | Reply

Have you seen a Trumptilian doctor?

I have seen one.

Don't worry. Unless you are a moronic Trumptilian yourself you won't be fooled. And if you are already a Trumptilian then you are already a fool.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-20 10:17 AM | Reply

"Remember Dr. Quack?"

Yeah I remember him. Perfect name to brand him with.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-20 11:05 AM | Reply

and just like that, it will disappear.

- djt

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-20 11:54 AM | Reply

You're all missing the point here. Trump is using his 2020 campaign staff as well as other Right-wing political organizations to help formulate the policies and strategy for the reopening the country. To him, it's all part of his reelection campaign. It was nothing to do with the people or helping them pay their bills, it's all about HIM and his desperate attempt to stay in office, at least until the statue of limitations expire with respect to those bank and tax fraud cases that are on hold in New York.

OCU

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-20 01:20 PM | Reply

BTW

All these doctors said Trump weighs 139lbs and that Coronavirus is nothing to worry about.

#14 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-05-20 01:24 PM | Reply

Meanwhile Trump continues to accuse China of a coverup and spreading false/misleading information about the virus.

#15 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-20 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As with everything to do with this pandemic, the Drumpf Regime is treating this as a messaging problem and not a public health emergency. They are disgusting!

#16 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-20 03:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I remember an Anti-Vaxer posting on Facebook for helping find reputable studies showing the dangers of Vaccines. There weren't any in the medical journals but she desperately wanted to find anything to support her position.

This seems to be similar.

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-20 04:45 PM | Reply

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