Trump Is Slow Rolling A COVID-19 Emergency Declaration For The Worst Possible Reasons | Talking Points Memo

President Trump’s failure to declare an emergency over the COVID-19 outbreak could deprive virus-riddled states of needed resources as the pandemic continues, a former FEMA chief told TPM.


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This is now beyond goddamned farce.

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So there’s an emergency at the border but let’s ignore a real one.

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It’s a complete dereliction of duty on Trump’s part.

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“Politico reported on Wednesday that Trump was opposed to the idea out of concern that it would contradict his message that the virus is comparable to the seasonal flu…”

“…before describing Trump as ‘authentic’, ‘refreshing’, and ‘a guy who’s not afraid to shake things up’.”

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Republican presidents just love to kill americans, don’t they.

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The point is to deprive blue states of aid. WA,CA, and NY need to suffer while Moron enjoys his personal revenge. See also: Puerto Rico.

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Yep, the GOP likes to kill Americans both here and abroad.

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The hell they haven’t. This stuff has probably been modeled hundreds of times at the defense dept never mind all the university and think tank studies or programs run in other countries.

But, sure, let’s have Jared look something up.

This isn’t just the usual malevolence tempered by incompetence, this is murder.

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An 86 year old man is still awaiting a test as of this morning’s news. Doctors have none and they are saying that CDC requires that he first be tested for all other possible respiratory conditions before he can get that test. This is in Puerto Rico. I honestly don’t think the man will live long enough to complete their preliminary tests. This is the 5th suspected case in PR, no tests = none confirmed. Story (in Spanish): https://www.noticel.com/ahora/top-stories/negocio-de-la-salud/20200311/salud-informa-sobre-quinto-caso-sospechoso-de-coronavirus/

They are accessories.

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Worst posible reasons?..he is Trump…always erring toward the worst…as though he had divining rods pointing toward the worst…

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I guess it’ll come down to a contest – will red state, Fox-fueled ignorance or underfunding of blue states produce the greatest casualties? And who will Donald blame?

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I was just on red state dot com. The highest trending article is that Biden has dementia. The comments are amusing in a lacking-of-awareness way.

There is only one corona virus article and it was saying Kevin McCarthy explains why it is right to call it Chinese corona virus.

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo cancelled for the first time ever. That is huge for this area.

Someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended the Bar-b-q Cookoff on Feb. 28.

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There is an old brain-teaser type puzzle: Say you have a pond and it has a special kind of lilypad in the middle of it. This special lilypad can reproduce once a day but can only produce one new lily pad. So at the end of the second day there are two lily pads. Third day there are four. Say the pond is half covered after 30 days, how long does it take to cover the whole pond? Yeah, one more day. You should be able to figure out that on the 23rd day, they are barely noticeable. This is what causes pandemics - is isn’t too late until it is.

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Want to weep but don’t want my kids see a grown man cry…the Don pulls nonsense that makes jousting with windmils seem sensible…

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Say something stupid then double down on it. Then double down on the doubledown.

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To Trump declaring an emergency would mean he was wrong and we all know all his statements are perfect.
Everyone knows we are going to die, sometime ,so what is the big deal compared to the economy.

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Trump is like a fat little orange troll caught in the headlights.

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He is a Republican, after all

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