Coronavirus Won’t Catch Trump Sleeping (Literally)

If I can’t see the Coronavirus, then it can’t see me!

This is pretty incredible stuff, via CNN’s Chris Cillizza:

This a real exchange that happened Monday morning between “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:

Earhardt: “Stephanie, when Bernie was on ‘Meet the Press’ over the weekend, Chuck Todd asked him if he was going to continue to be on the campaign trail because we keep hearing if you’re around 80 years old you are susceptible, and he is 78 years old. President Trump is 73. Will he continue to have rallies and be out there on the campaign trail?”

Grisham: “He actually just addressed this. Yes, he plans on still holding rallies. And I’ll tell you what, with our President — this man who doesn’t sleep and who I have seen work 15-16 hours a day every day — I have no problem thinking that he’s going to be just fine and just healthy.”

Just so everyone is clear on this. The press secretary of the United States was asked about a growing epidemic and its potential impact of the President. And her answer was this: “This man who doesn’t sleep and who I have seen work 15-16 hours a day every day — I have no problem thinking that he’s going to be just fine and just healthy.”

That’s not the point! That’s not even close to the point!

Not only is Grisham completely missing the point…she’s also not making a very good argument for the health of her boss.

Sometimes we can’t help but marvel at the word vomit that is unleashed from Trump administration officials. Can you not hear the things that you are saying?


9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    Never thought we'd reach North Korean levels of hagiography, but here we are.

    • Early Worm says:

      Yeah, I used to laugh at the North Korean propaganda machine with its claims that the Supreme Leader does not need to defecate, that Kim Jong-un could drive at the age of three, and that Kim Jong-il scored 11 holes in one in one round of golf. Who's laughing now: Trump does not sleep, without any education or experience, he is more knowledgable about technology, epidemics, diplomacy, etc. than any of the so-called experts, and he is an excellent golfer (even though he only plays because he has so much extra time on his hands). 

  2. spaceman65 says:

    How much of the 15-16 hours is spent in "executive time," i.e., watching fox news in his oversized underwear with a diet coke and twitter open?

  3. Duke Cox says:

    Now that we know the POTUS has been exposed to COVID-19, the next few days he may get very nervous. 

  4. kwtree says:

    With Colorado’s 12th case of coronavirus confirmed, there are runs on toilet paper at all  the big grocery stores. The supplies of bathroom tissue have been wiped out. Prepping shoppers are on a roll. Teepeecally, people are walking out with 24 – 48 rolls at a time.

    Bad puns aside, consumers are taking seriously the possibility of having to spend several weeks quarantined in their homes. 

    I subbed for a Jeffco preschool today. One child had hacking chest cough and a high fever. So all 15 children and two adults in the room were exposed to whatever  that poor kid had. Multiply that 17 by four for the other classrooms, to equal 68. Multiply that ny an average family and social circle size of 6 to equal 408. Multiply that by all the casual contacts the adults make in a day- grocery store, bank, church, restaurants, etc.  
    Most of the little ones also have older siblings in public schools, so the effects of the disease magnify exponentially. One little coughing child can affect 1000 people  without even trying hard. We’re lucky, I suppose, that all that child probably has is a chest cold. 

    Of course, we’re wiping down surfaces constantly, washing hands 10-20 times a day like  OCD maniacs, coughing into our elbows, and taking other common precautions. I’m taking more immune boosters like vitamin C, echinacea, goldenseal. It isn’t enough. It won’t be enough, I fear.  

    Last I heard, (same Post article referenced above), Colorado has about 1600 coronavirus test kits on hand. For the entire state. 

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