84 thoughts on “Another Botched Cover Up”

  1. the guardian:

    Donald Trump drew immediate rebuke from doctors on Sunday afternoon for an “insane” surprise drive-by visit to supporters outside the Walter Reed military medical center, where the president is being treated for an infection of Covid-19.

    At least two other people, probably Secret Service agents, wearing respirators and eye protection, were seen on video in the vehicle accompanying Trump, who was also masked, during the short drive.

    James Phillips, doctor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, who is an attending physician at Walter Reed, called the stunt “insanity”.

    “Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die,” he wrote in a tweet.

    “For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.”

    In a second tweet, Phillips added: “That Presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play.”

    Jonathan Reiner, professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University school of medicine and health services, said in a tweet: “By taking a joy ride outside Walter Reed the president is placing his Secret Service detail at grave risk.”

    “In the hospital when we go into close contact with a Covid patient we dress in full PPE: Gown, gloves, N95, eye protection, hat. This is the height of irresponsibility.”

    NBC pointed out that a White House official told them Melania Trump would not leave her residence to visit her husband because: “That would expose the agents who would drive her there and the medical staff who would walk her up to him.”

    […]

    As recently as Friday, Secret Service agents were expressing their anger at how Trump’s perceived recklessness was placing them at risk.

    “He’s never cared about us,” one agent told a confidant, according to the Washington Post.

    The newspaper said some agents had become convinced in recent months that the president was oblivious to them being in harm’s way, citing as evidence a policy that agents on duty at Trump rallies were no longer routinely being tested when they returned home.

  2. BB, perhaps, but as much as he hates Pelosi he certainly wouldn’t do that if he thought he was dying. 

  3. Weeks out from the 2020 presidential election, John Oliver takes a look at various efforts to destabilize the vote, how to ensure your ballot is properly counted, and why we may need to prepare not just for an election night, but for an election month.

  4. the hill:

    Dr. Leana Wen, a CNN medical analyst and visiting professor at George Washington University, said she would perform a psychiatric evaluation on President Trump if he were her patient and left the hospital while still infected with the novel coronavirus “to go for a car ride.”

    “If @realDonaldTrump were my patient, in unstable condition + contagious illness, & he suddenly left the hospital to go for a car ride that endangers himself & others: I’d call security to restrain him then perform a psychiatric evaluation to examine his decision-making capacity,” she tweeted on late Sunday.

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  5. She had better check both the pre-nup and the will.  As widow of a President, she only gets $20 K a year and secret service protection.

     

  6. Once again, the President of the United States voluntarily turned himself unto a roving biological weapon, willfully spreading deadly disease among his own people.

  7. Trump is on  an all cap tweet storm. few of them over 5 words. 
    It is the steroids.  His impulsive decision to go for a drive around the block, again, steroids. 
    They are like taking speed. 
    The problem is nobody seems to be able to tell this person “Fuck NO, get back in bed”.
    Jack

  8. Glen Kessler’s compilation of D’umbass’s consistently wrong assessments of the US progress on the virus. suffice it to say he’s been wrong in every month since teh spread began in the US.

    January

    “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”—Jan. 22

    February

    “A lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat — as the heat comes in. Typically, that will go away in April. We’re in great shape, though. We have 12 cases — 11 cases, and many of them are in good shape now.”—Feb. 10

    “It’s a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. And we’ll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.”—Feb. 26
    ***

    May

    “Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere. Big progress being made!”— May 11

    May 27: 100,000 deaths in the United States from covid-19

    June

    “I think, in the fall, you’re going to see the schools all open and in great shape.”—June 5
    ***

    September

    “We’ve done a fantastic job on this China virus, the invisible enemy. I get no credit for it.”—Sept. 4

    “I really do believe we’re rounding the corner. … We’re rounding the final turn.”—Sept. 10

    Sept. 19: 200,000 deaths from covid-19 in the United States

    “The only thing we did badly on was public relations because we were working so hard. … We did a hell of a job.”—Sept. 25

    October

    “The end of the pandemic is in sight.”—Oct. 1

    Oct. 2: Trump announces he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus.

    Moronical utterings of an incompetent fool. Oh, and that September 25 quote – i think D’umbass meant hellish instead of hell of a…

  9. tmz:

  10. Looks like another White House insider tests positive. 
    Kayleigh McEnany, aka Ms Bagdad Bob Spokes critter for Trump world.
     
    Jack

  11. So that would be 28 people so far that we know of
    Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, Chris Christie, Sen Mike Lee, Sen Thom Tillis, Sen Ron Johnson, Ronna McDaniel, John Jenkins, Bill Stepien, Nick Luna, 1x WH jr staffer, 3x reporters. 11x Ohio debate staff

  12. If presidential powers must be transferred to Pence can Trump be indicted? – Gracious Host
     
    Might as well give it a try. It can’t hurt.

  13. Blaming commie China for the plague hasn’t worked.
     
    When will the rippers start blaming Hunter Biden ?

  14. Reading trump’s mind :
     
    It’s not a fair ‘cuz Biden’s not sick. So, we have to call off this election.

  15. trump thinking :
    The Democrat Party is bringing 50 M!LL!ON diseased Mexican Muslims over the border into Montana and Ohio, to rape white suburban women and prevent them from voting for me. They’re coming in by UFOs.

    I’m one of the best sick presidents in history. Many others have died ! I’m the best ever, believe me.

  16. Also d.0.’s are doctors. Leon Panetta just said they aren’t.   They do know about internal medicine and at least in California take the same exams.  

  17. SFB can’t take care of any aspect of his life.  If he can’t help the person he cares about most he certainly isn’t going to help the rest of us.

  18. They’re really broke if they have to give up Ohio….

  19. Of course, at that time, clarence’s marriage was a violation of So Baptist and Mormon religious freedom (following the thomas illogic) ‘cuz one said Blacks didn’t have souls, while the other claimed that they weren’t human.

  20. McA-Ninny now?  Bwhahahahahah.  She’ll be quarantining and lying her ass off for the American people from her walk in closet? Maybe they should rename the West Wing as the West Ward.  
     
    KC, yes, DOs are certainly doctors. We’ve got a DO school in WV and they turn out a lot of good docs.One of them did a terrific adjustment for me almost 20 years ago.  My right shoulder had bothered me, very painfully at times, over the prior 10 or so years.  I thought (and my regular internist) thought I was on the way to a fairly quick ‘scope to see what was going on.  The DO overheard and told me to drop by the clinic that afternoon if I had a chance.  I did, he assessed it, had me lie down, do a bit of a fetal position thing then into a pretzel while he very gently manipulated my C-3 vertibrae and, ET VOILA, pain gone, hasn’t returned at all. Guy is a miracle worker – if he was an MD he probably wouldn’t have done what he did.

  21. Osteopaths are licensed in CA..
    2 of Kayleigh McEnany’s assistants have tested positive. Yes, she has assistants.

  22. i’ve seen a D.O. that was more insightful in 5 minutes than 10 years of visits to MDs🤷‍♂️

  23. is taking a virus for the president the same as taking a bullet for him?

     

    special assignment at walter reid 

    See the source image

  24. “ l don’t care what people say.   I still hope he dies ” -KGC
     
    He is willfully and directly endangering Americans lives solely to serve his own vanity, so i think your karma’s straight on that one.

  25. Of course clarence thomas’ SECOND marriage violates the liberty of believing Catholics, so he should be outlawed. 
     
    He’s going to hell, for sure, just not fast enough. But, I can wait until January 20th, at 12:01 pm.

  26. XR, I just went and read the Statement of Clarence Thomas, joined by Samuel Alito, in Davis v. Ermold, et al., and it is pretty lame as Supreme Court statements go – it certainly isn’t compelling.

  27. Every person must vote this year. We must have a massive, crushing rebuke of Donald Trump!🇺🇸

  28. Trumpity. His cost in a suite on a whole floor of Walter Reed Hospital,15 attending doctors and nurses, his joyride around the hospital, his helicopter ride to the hospital, essentially an ER room for him alone with 24 hour nursing care in the WH…….And he’s PROUD that he doesn’t pay income taxes. All of that paid for by federal funds that come out of OUR income taxes.
     
    He knows it, and he just doesn’t care! 
     
    Wadda CONSERVATIVE! Those conservatives cost us a fortune all the time.

  29. lincoln project put this out yesterday

    Millions of Americans have fought to preserve the freedoms Donald Trump now threatens. Now it’s our turn

  30. …overheard Mike Pence prayers last night: 
     
    “Dear Jesus, i’m not asking you to kill him, BUT, if, in your wisdom, you decide to, just sayin’, i will be your faithful servant and make sure to treat gay people like shit.  Amen.”

  31. Gotta get back and infect what’s left of the White House staff… 

  32. Don’t be afraid of COVID, because you all have personal helicopters and concierge service at your local hospital, right?

  33. “Trump Campaign Official Boasts That Unlike Biden, Trump Has ‘Firsthand Experience’ Being Infected With Coronavirus”

    he also has 1st hand experience at bankruptcies and look how he’s bankrupting the country.  so i guess it’s not a surprise that he’ll have helped covid to kill off 400,000 by the end of his term.

     Image result for funny quotes about experience

  34. Craig, only trumpity would make a deadly virus a positive thing.  Expected.
    I’m glad that someone, the Lincoln Project, finally used the word Fascias!  Because, as I’ve been harping about for years, it’s TRUE!  That’s NOT a hoax!   Passport application meeting this week.
     

  35. BTW, is anyone seeing to it that the WH regular staff (ushers, janitors, maids, cooks, gardeners etc.) are going to be safe with him contaminating the building?     other than his political/personal staff, have any of the permanent staff been reported positive? 

  36. the real reasons he’s checking out of hospital: hair-do needs, tanning bed, daily big Mac and double scoop ice cream, privacy for calls and tweets – most of all he’s paranoid and most likely thinks he’s being watched too closely. 

  37. So D’umbass will be on the loose in another half hour or so.  Hide the women and children and drink all the good booze.
     
    What a stupid son of a bitch.

  38. Succeed or not, I think this is brilliant.  Has to have all the original Proud Boy’s tighty whiteys in a twist.

    At last week’s presidential debate, President Trump refused to condemn white supremacists and far-right groups like the Proud Boys, an organization that has been known to incite violence.

    The president’s comment telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” provided a boost to the group on social media, emboldening its members to use Trump’s words as a rallying cry. Two days later, amid rising outrage, Trump denounced the group.

    But then actor and activist George Takei suggested a clever comeback — a way to drown out the hate on social media and replace it with something, well, gay.

    “What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys. I bet it would mess them up real bad. #ReclaimingMyShine,” Takei, who is gay, tweeted on Thursday.

    The call to action went viral over the weekend, with thousands adopting the hashtag and posting images and messages of love and support — all with the intent to take over a moniker linked to hate.
    ***
    The Proud Boys have not responded kindly to the hashtag takeover. On Parler, a conservative social media app, followers of the Proud Boys group expressed outrage, with many commenting on images of the tweets with homophobic slurs, according to Forbes. One member created a meme of Takei making a white-supremacist gesture and another replied using Nazi terms like “final solution.”

    Bandwagon campaigns like the #ProudBoys takeover are not always successful, Reed said. He pointed to the campaign #BlackoutTuesday, where people posted black squares on Instagram. It was an effort that may have caused more harm than good, he said, with some arguing that the blank squares tagged with #BlackLivesMatter drowned out vital voices and information about protests.

    But Reed believes this undertaking is different because the stakes are lower.

    “With this one, the worst that can be done from it is that group can be drowned out, so I feel like that’s a win,” Reed said.

    LOL  Screw the Proud Boys.  

  39. Checked in on the rabid-chumpers down in Texas.  One of them actually posted this.  The comments then explored the various ways democrats are behind it.  

  40. Ten Minutes Away: @LesterHoltNBC anchors a live town hall discussion with Joe Biden from Miami, Florida.

    The special prime time event starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

  41. Well, SCOTUS’ disregard for us is in full view. Reinstated witness requirement for SC mail in ballots. 

  42. D’umbass was struggling for breath after riding the elevator to the Blue Room. Dumbass’ DO is a fool. Healthy my ass. BTW who painted him orange before he left WR?

  43. What’s with the Lil Kim/Evita balcony moment?  This is what dictators do.  Jesus H, it’s bad enough that they let him go for a Sunday joyride, but…you know what, if his arrogance kills him, let it.   If Repugz are stupid and callous enough to keep telling the naked-ass emperor how beautiful his clothes are, let them all go down together. 

  44. How is it a HIPAA violation to disclose lung damage but not a violation to disclose what drugs he’s been given?
    Mc-aNinny exposed every journalist in the press room to COVID.  I wonder if Poo-tin has thought of getting rid of them like that?
    Somebody needs to take the keys away from their deranged grandpa before he kills everyone.   Somebody step the eff up!
    Will he try to golf this weekend?  I’m with crackers, I hope he croaks.  His base will only be more assholish and careless.
    Biden wore a mask and didn’t get sick.  That’s ALSO first-hand experience that you and everyone around wearing masks works.   Nice try to reframe it, though. Dipshits.

  45. Last comment lost to the ether I guess. Bink, yah, yah, yah. I love The Producers. 
    So D’umbass was gasping for breath after riding the elevator up to the blue room and walking out on the blue room balcony. Stupid ass.

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