Coronavirus Hits the White House

You might want to start wearing that mask, Mr. Vice President:

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  1. The realist says:

    Well, the next several weeks will be interesting times for the paranoid #Trump and the sycophantic #Pence. 

  2. harrydoby says:

    Her husband, Stephen Miller, has got to be pretty nervous right now.

    Miller is a fixture around Pence and has attended the coronavirus task force meetings that he leads. She is married to White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. Trump attended their wedding at his Washington hotel in February.

  3. 2Jung2Die says:

    There's probably some pretty good job security for contact tracers in all of this, given K Miller and Trump's valet testing positive, and a decent number of recent Trump and/or Pence meetings, trips, and appearances – all combined with masks at best optional and the raw-dogging unprotected shaking of hands.

  4. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Trump tested positive for the bullshit virus a long time ago. Unfortunately, in his case, there is no cure.

  5. Duke Cox says:

    I just heard the OD say, today…”This is going to go away by itself.”

    C’mon, GOP. If you wait for voters to remove this madman, our country may not survive. As it is, all I can say is…

    Welcome to the third world. Whatever will we do when the famine strikes?


  6. Duke Cox says:


    This is from a Salon piece:

    During his meeting with GOP members of Congress on Friday, Trump was pressed on not wearing a mask when visiting with elderly WWII veterans earlier in the day. The president said he was not concerned because he was "very far away from them."

    "I would have loved to have gone up and hugged them because they are great. I had a conversation with every one, but we were very far away. You saw," Trump continued. "Plus the wind was blowing so hard in such a direction that if the plague ever reached them, I'd be very surprised. It could have reached me, too. You didn't worry about me, you only worried about them, and that's OK because I think they're so pure, it will never happen. Alright? They've lived a great life. But no, the wind was howling. And I didn't see anybody with masks, I don't know, maybe there were. But they were great." (emphasis mine)

    • kwtree says:

      “They’re so pure, it will never happen”!!???? 

      That is some seriously medieval Puritan  magical thinking right there. Right up there with shining light inside the body and drinking Clorox to “purify” the virus. Complete disregard of science. 

      Implication: People who are getting sick and dying are somehow “impure”?.I.E., they deserve it, or brought it on themselves? Jayzis freaking Christ on a motorcycle. 

      Pro Tip for WWII veterans, or anyone really- avoid personal meetings with the President. He has now been exposed to Covid19 at least twice, and is probably transmitting the virus. Stay safe!!!

      • Duke Cox says:

        On second look, though, the other comment is even more nuts….

        "They've lived a great life."

        Is he trying to say they have lived long enough and so if he endangers them it doesn't matter? That's how I read it.    

        • kwtree says:

          In this Washington Post video, $rump gets right up in the vets faces. The wind blows towards him at first; later, it’s blowing from him towards the WWII veterans. No one is masked. No one is distancing. Pure photo op. 



          Utter disregard for the veterans’ safety. But what would you expect from the man who dodged a GOP debate  by pretending to promote a fake veteran’s charity, then pocketed the money

          Veterans have never been more than a fundraising prop for $rump.

        • The realist says:

          That's exactly the implied meaning.

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      That's a really insane comment.

  7. skeptical citizen says:

    Has Dear Leader tweeted yet "fake news"?

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