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jcitybone

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/fauci-says-he-s-not-surprised-trump-contracted-covid-19-n1243857

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s not surprised President Donald Trump contracted Covid-19 after he attended an event full of people not wearing masks or social distancing.

In an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Fauci was asked if he was surprised that Trump wound up getting infected.

“Absolutely not. I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask,” Fauci said. “When I saw that on TV, I said, ‘Oh, my goodness. Nothing good can come outta that, that’s gotta be a problem.’ And then sure enough, it turned out to be a superspreader event.”

Fauci was referring to the Rose Garden news conference in late September at which Trump announced that he was nominating Amy Coney Barrett to serve as a Supreme Court justice. Afterward, a number of people who participated in the event, including Trump, tested positive for Covid-19.

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during the interview that Trump “sometimes equates wearing a mask with weakness,” which the doctor said doesn’t make sense. He said he believes Trump’s efforts to push back against his recommendations regarding the coronavirus pandemic has less to do with the president being “anti-science” and more with him making a statement.

“I think deep down, he believes in science. If he didn’t, he would not have entrusted his health to the very competent physicians at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center,” Fauci said about Trump’s recent visit to the hospital to receive treatment for Covid.

jcitybone

If Trump actually believes in science like Fauci claims, stuff like this is even worse.

https://thehill.com/homenews/521638-trump-biden-will-listen-to-the-scientists-if-elected?amp&__twitter_impression=true

President Trump mockingly warned at his rally in Nevada late Sunday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would “listen to the scientists” if elected and there would be more lockdowns to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Trump told attendees in Carson City that supporters of his opponent would surrender their “future to the virus,” saying: “He’s gonna want to lockdown.”

“He’ll listen to the scientists,” Trump added in a mocking tone before saying, “If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression instead – we’re like a rocket ship. Take a look at the numbers.”

He also took aim at Democratic governors, accusing them of “keeping their states closed” with preventative measures to mitigate the spread of the pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins University data, the coronavirus has led to more than 8.1 million cases in the U.S. and more than 219,000 deaths.

A spokesperson for Biden’s campaign, Andrew Bates, pushed back on the president’s comments in a statement on Twitter late Sunday, saying the claims are “tellingly out of touch and the polar opposite of reality.”

jcitybone

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/10/trumps-new-biden-insult-hell-listen-to-the-scientists.html

In both personal outlook and policy directives, science is not often a motivating factor in the decision-making process of President Trump, a man who chooses not to exercise because he reportedly believes it uselessly drains his body’s finite store of energy. And while Trump often downplays the importance of the field — including a comment last month in which he said “I don’t think science knows” the impact of climate change in California — rarely has he put his disdain on such obvious display as he did on Sunday night. At a rally in Carson City, Nevada, he told a crowd of unmasked supporters that Joe Biden will “listen to the scientists,” in a rigid tone and posture that suggested that only a sucker or loser would do such a thing

Trump’s peculiar insult wasn’t the only odd charge he lobbed at Biden at his Carson City rally. While the president has long trafficked in the conservative fable that Democrats are out to ruin Christmas, he directly blamed his opponent for any holiday interruptions this year. “The Christmas season will be canceled,” Trump said, describing a Biden win — without accounting for the fact that he will still be president either way come December 25. While the line is consistent with the president’s festive messaging for years now, it appears to ignore the recent audio leak from Melania Trump, who was recorded asking a friend, “Who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff?” Perhaps the First Lady’s vote is still up for grabs.

jcitybone

Vote this asshole out!

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/19/politics/donald-trump-anthony-fauci-coronavirus/index.html

President Donald Trump claimed on a campaign call that people are tired of hearing about coronavirus, which has killed more than 215,000 Americans and trashed Dr. Anthony Fauci as a “disaster” who has been around for “500 years.”

Trump also baselessly claimed if Fauci was in charge more than half a million people would be dead in the US.

“People are tired of Covid. I have these huge rallies,” Trump said. “People are saying whatever. Just leave us alone. They’re tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots … Fauci is a nice guy. He’s been here for 500 years.”

The President is trailing in polling to Democratic rival Joe Biden in part due to his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. He recently returned to the campaign trail after being diagnosed with the virus himself and has shunned public health protocols for his political rallies.

Trump added: “Fauci is a disaster. If I listened to him, we’d have 500,000 deaths,” before later saying it would be 700,000 or 800,000. “If there’s a reporter on, you can have it just the way I said it, I couldn’t care less.” (CNN was given access to the call by a source.)

Trump again mocked Biden’s social distancing measures and denied reports that there are issues with his campaign staff.

jcitybone

Removed

jcitybone

The early vote in NC continues to surge at more than double to 2016 pace.

20.9% of registered voters have cast ballots
32% of the 2016 turnout
Dems are out to a 328K vote lead.

NYCVG

The early voting turnout numbers are absolutely Thrilling! Go, Democracy.

wi62

Remember R’s heads explode when the people vote

jcitybone

I plan on watching this soon

polarbear4

speechless. joy joy joy love. :O)

NYCVG

This is such a comprehensive thread. Thank you, Benny. It’s wonderful to get so much news that really matters right here on TPW.

humphrey

I have posted a separate thread dealing specifically with the Bolivian election.

It is that important to reflect upon.😍

NYCVG

Drudge is now claiming that 29 Million people have voted.

Early voting opens this week in Florida, Alaska. Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, N. Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and NY.

jcitybone

Our anti-Trump yard sign, along with my neighbor’s Biden sign, and our other neighbor’s Black Lives Matter sign were stolen over the weekend.

☹️☹️☹️

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