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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:52 AM

The Atlantic com (This Is Trump's Fault }

That headline, "It's Trump's Fault," may cause you to think that this is just another snarky little article from a snarky writer. Let me assure you that what David Frum has written here is anything but snarky. It's a step-by-step, well-documented exposition covering events from very early January to the present that proves with each word that yes, indeed, it is Rump's fault. The article is long, but length is what's needed to cover Rump's multitudinous lies, missteps and negligence. Copied from a friend's post.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/americans-are-paying-the-price-for-trumps-failures/609532/?fbclid=IwAR3AsBm4IDoU-p_lbB9sfST-2wSQwVUyNqzzvrSbkOeXzssVTcVy8IXQE2U



Donít take responsibility at all,Ē said President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 13. Those words will probably end up as the epitaph of his presidency, the single sentence that sums it all up.

Trump now fancies himself a ďwartime president.Ē How is his war going? By the end of March, the coronavirus had killed more Americans than the 9/11 attacks. By the first weekend in April, the virus had killed more Americans than any single battle of the Civil War. By Easter, it may have killed more Americans than the Korean War. On the present trajectory, it will kill, by late April, more Americans than Vietnam. Having earlier promised that casualties could be held near zero, Trump now claims he will have done a ďvery good jobĒ if the toll is held below 200,000 dead.

he United States is on trajectory to suffer more sickness, more dying, and more economic harm from this virus than any other comparably developed country.

Read: How the pandemic will end

That the pandemic occurred is not Trumpís fault. The utter unpreparedness of the United States for a pandemic is Trumpís fault. The loss of stockpiled respirators to breakage because the federal government let maintenance contracts lapse in 2018 is Trumpís fault. The failure to store sufficient protective medical gear in the national arsenal is Trumpís fault. That states are bidding against other states for equipment, paying many multiples of the precrisis price for ventilators, is Trumpís fault. Air travelers summoned home and forced to stand for hours in dense airport crowds alongside infected people? That was Trumpís fault too. Ten weeks of insisting that the coronavirus is a harmless flu that would miraculously go away on its own? Trumpís fault again. The refusal of red-state governors to act promptly, the failure to close Florida and Gulf Coast beaches until late March? That fault is more widely shared, but again, responsibility rests with Trump: He could have stopped it, and he did not.

The rest at article.




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Wash. state Desk Jet Apr 2020 OP
rampartc Apr 2020 #1
Cha Apr 2020 #2
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #3
calimary Apr 2020 #7
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malaise Apr 2020 #5
kentuck Apr 2020 #6
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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:16 AM

1. great article

the rwnjs are spinning like a tornado to make trump the hero of yet another crisis for which he is responsible.

trump is guilty of manslaughter, and should be impeached for the death of many thousands of americans due to his depraved indifference.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:13 AM

2. It is trump's fault and the more ink &

cyberspace focused and dedicated to writing the particulars the better!

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:59 AM

3. K & R & Bookmarked!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:30 AM

7. Definitely bookmarked!

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:20 AM

4. K&R...

Shared as much as I could.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:54 AM

5. Duh!

Rec

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:26 AM

6. Bookmarked!

Truth.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:58 PM

8. This stink needs to be permanently nailed to tRump's fucking forehead

For those who need to be reminded that HE alone made this into the crisis it currently is...

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