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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, May 29, 2020

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in China and will begin the process of withdrawing special trade benefits for Hong Kong because of the Chinese government's imposition of a new security law in the semi-autonomous city.

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Another idiotic misstep by the incompetent orange -----------.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-29 03:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump signals Full Retreat.

Deplorables couldn't be happier.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 03:42 PM | Reply

The United States relationship with W.H.O will be re-established in seven months.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-29 03:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#1 ... Another idiotic misstep ...

This action gives Pres Trump yet another entity to blame (the W.H.O.) for his missteps during the virus crisis.

Keep in mind, at this point, it is all about getting re-elected in Pres Trump's eyes. Given the Trump campaign's internal polling is looking less than optimum, Pres Trump needs to create enemies to attack.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-29 03:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Does Trump have any idea what he's doing? He seems to be engaging in almost random actions.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-29 03:51 PM | Reply

Trump didn't nominate a US representative to sit on the WHO Board for 3 years. He finally did it in March and now announces we are leaving?

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-29 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump didn't nominate a US representative to sit on the WHO Board for 3 years. He finally did it in March and now announces we are leaving?

#6 | Posted by Sycophant

And as much as he'd love to blame China, it was his administration who pulled the epidemiologists formerley embedded with China's health dept and would have known about the outbreak at its inception there.

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-29 05:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak
Marisa Taylor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned.

www.reuters.com

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-29 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump is nailing the barn door shut. Nothing more. The "blame somebody else" narrative will be with us forever.

Where's KWRX25 when you need him?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 05:09 PM | Reply

MORE:

The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China's disease control agency, left her post in July, according to four sources with knowledge of the issue. The first cases of the new coronavirus may have emerged as early as November, and as cases exploded, the Trump administration in February chastised China for censoring information about the outbreak and keeping U.S. experts from entering the country to help.

"It was heartbreaking to watch," said Bao-Ping Zhu, a Chinese American who served in that role, which was funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2011. "If someone had been there, public health officials and governments across the world could have moved much faster."

Zhu and the other sources said the American expert, Dr. Linda Quick, was a trainer of Chinese field epidemiologists who were deployed to the epicenter of outbreaks to help track, investigate and contain diseases.

As an American CDC employee, they said, Quick was in an ideal position to be the eyes and ears on the ground for the United States and other countries on the coronavirus outbreak, and might have alerted them to the growing threat weeks earlier.

Not to mention our intelligence services warned Trump about the growing threat months before it hit the U.S.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-29 05:10 PM | Reply

In order to play the victim, you have to have a villain.

OCU

#11 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-29 08:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Curiously...

On my media player, the following song is playing...

Sousa's Band "American Patrol"
www.youtube.com

I had digitized my copy a while ago and put the song into the media database.

For some reason, while playing songs randomly this evening, this one was played.

A 1909 recording. Sounds both out of place and apropos.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-29 10:44 PM | Reply

Great musicians, Lamplighter!

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-30 12:06 AM | Reply

Moscow Mitch had the opportunity to get rid of this lunatic but refused to do so. I put the blame squarely on his weak shoulders. The Democrats did their duty but the Republicans refused to do theirs.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-30 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's been CYA-ing since last November.

Not only that but in February he sold 18 tons of PPEs to China straight out of our Nation Strategic Stockpile and then turned around and stole 9 million masks from the Veterans Administration hospitals.

If ever a bum needs kicked to the curb (literally) on a cold winter day in November, he's the one.

Yes, literally. Grab him by the scuff of the neck, frog march him through the snow, open the gate to Pennsylvania Avenue and give him a swift kick in the butt.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-30 12:52 PM | Reply

The "reality tv-ification" continues. In the real world, debt is out of control, nobody wants to come to our G7 meeting, millions are dying, and authorities are openly murdering.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-30 11:36 PM | Reply

The "reality tv-ification" continues. In the real world, debt is out of control, nobody wants to come to our G7 meeting, millions are dying, and authorities are openly murdering.

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-30 11:36 PM | Reply

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