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posted by takyon on Friday October 02 2020, @05:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the very-busy-contact-tracers dept.

[20201002_054327 UTC: Added c|net link and quote.--martyb]

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849

Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!

A report from c|net adds:

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memorandum late Thursday that the president and first lady were "both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence."

The announcement of the president and first lady's positive coronavirus test results came just hours after the revelation that top White House aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus as well. The president indicated in an earlier tweet that he and the first lady had begun the quarantine process.

Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

Trump tests positive for COVID-19 after his adviser and confidant Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus

c0lo adds: Dow futures plunge more than 500 points after Trump says he tested positive for coronavirus


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @11:45AM (17 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @11:45AM (#1059830)

    I understand your position on this matter. But I think people are weary of the political toxicity on this site.

    I agree that acute respiratory distress syndrome is awful and that we shouldn't wish that on anyone. We should hope that everyone who becomes infected with SARS-CoV-2 will make a full recovery. Unfortunately, that sense of decency isn't shared by everyone on this site. Here are a couple of examples, including one specifically wishing for Trump to die from ARDS:

    https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?cid=968241&sid=36437 [soylentnews.org]
    https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=36703&page=1&cid=974300 [soylentnews.org]
    https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?cid=972219&sid=36569 [soylentnews.org]

    Yes, it would be good if leaders who dismiss COVID-19, then become infected with the virus, would start to take this matter seriously. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be happening.

    I get it, this is news, and it's very important. If Trump develops serious symptoms like Boris Johnson did, that'a a huge deal. It's also something that could swing the election, if there are concerns about Trump's health and ho he's going to recover from this virus.

    But I could do without the toxicity. While you are right on that we shouldn't be wishing the worst of COVID on anyone, not everyone shares your sentiment. And I could do without the toxic rhetoric that political stories can provide in the comments. There's too much of that in the world already.

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  • (Score: 2, Flamebait) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday October 02 2020, @12:01PM (16 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Friday October 02 2020, @12:01PM (#1059833) Journal

    How coincidental, all things I've said :)

    Have i triggered you, snowflake? Are you upset that the mean lady on the internet said nasty things about your orange Antichrist? Because if so...good. Feel free to join him when the time comes.

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    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by DannyB on Friday October 02 2020, @12:54PM (1 child)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @12:54PM (#1059852) Journal

      I can at least pray for Trump even if I would never vote for him.

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      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:15PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:15PM (#1059950)

        I'm going to cancel out your prayers with a Satanic incantation. Mwahhaa haha aha ahhaaaaaa.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @01:33PM (11 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:33PM (#1059872) Homepage Journal

      No coincidence at all. You rank as the most toxic person on this site, telling anyone who disagrees with you that they will burn in hell. Few if any are interested in your disingenuous disclaimers about hell being of your own making. Hell and damnation is your ongoing theme.

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      • (Score: 3, Touché) by Tork on Friday October 02 2020, @03:16PM (2 children)

        by Tork (3914) on Friday October 02 2020, @03:16PM (#1059922)

        No coincidence at all. You rank as the most toxic person on this site, telling anyone who disagrees with you that they will burn in hell

        Out of curiosity, Is Azuma the only person who says that to you? ;)

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        • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @04:52PM (1 child)

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @04:52PM (#1059974) Homepage Journal

          Uhhhmmmm, yes. Throughout my life, I've accumulated a small collection of "go to hells", at least half of those spoken in jest. I've heard preachers threatening hellfire on congregations if they didn't mend their ways. But I've never met ANYONE who throws around the hellfires like 'Zumi does.

          I think you were shooting at "funny", but there's your honest answer. ;^)

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          • (Score: 2) by Tork on Friday October 02 2020, @04:56PM

            by Tork (3914) on Friday October 02 2020, @04:56PM (#1059976)
            You are correct, I was shooting for funny. I feel like my count of people telling you off here is different from yours, but I'll concede it's not like I have a chart of it handy.
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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:36PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:36PM (#1059964)

        Burn in hell boomboom. You have had all the science in the world thrown at you yet you're still a bigot that works tirelessly to spread fake news. Stop it. The high road is much higher, you have only reached Hypocrisy Lane.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:38PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:38PM (#1060121)

          I will pray for Runaway, when he is in hell, having to face eternity realizing how stupid he was, how much he was used by smarter and less principled people than himself. He will never be able to get out, I think Dante has traitors on the ninth circle, but my prayers for him will be sincere. If only he had listened to his 'zumi!!

      • (Score: 2, Informative) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday October 02 2020, @06:05PM (5 children)

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:05PM (#1060019) Journal

        Oh cry harder, you tone-trolling little shitnugget. You're all about the surface and nothing about the substance. I don't care if you think my explanation of how Hell works is "disingenuous," you're still "going there" (see previous posts about how this isn't strictly accurate etc etc etc).

        If you hate it so bad, *leave.*

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        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
        • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @06:26PM (4 children)

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @06:26PM (#1060031) Homepage Journal

          LMAO @ ZumZum

          No matter your opinion of me, no matter how much you hate, you will concede that I start some very intense conversations here. And, I contribute to a lot of others.

          And, you want ME to leave?

          Apparently you don't care whether the site succeeds, whether it lives and prospers.

          That makes me wonder why you even want to be a member of the staff. Is it control that you are hoping for?

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          Don’t confuse the news with the truth.
          • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:28PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:28PM (#1060064)

            Posting rightwing bullshit is not constructive. You are a pox on this site. The small # of decent comments is far outweighed by your propaganda pushing.

          • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:41PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:41PM (#1060093)

            No matter your opinion of me, no matter how much you hate, you will concede that I start some very intense conversations here. And, I contribute to a lot of others.

            <rolls eyes>

            Ummm, yeah. I guess that's one way of seeing it. The pure hubris is absolutely astounding. And galling.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:44PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:44PM (#1060126)

            that I start some very intense conversations here.

            THIS is what Runaway thinks he does here? Ha! Ha ha ha!

            Ah Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Shut up, Runaway, you are making an ass out of yourself.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:17PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:17PM (#1060053)

      As the AC you replied to, I want to link you to my position on Trump and his administration: https://soylentnews.org/breakingnews/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=39845&page=1&cid=1060051 [soylentnews.org].

      I'll put it this way, if you like. Instead of dying in office, I want Trump to be voted out or impeached for crimes. I want him removed by means prescribed by the Constitution. Then I want him put on trial for his many crimes and human rights violations, and be forced to answer to everyone he's harmed. Trump's crimes and human rights violations are vast. I want him brought to justice. And all of those who are complicit in his crimes also need to be brought to justice.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @11:23PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @11:23PM (#1060167)

        I'll put it this way, if you like. Instead of dying in office, I want Trump to be voted out or impeached for crimes. I want him removed by means prescribed by the Constitution. Then I want him put on trial for his many crimes and human rights violations, and be forced to answer to everyone he's harmed. Trump's crimes and human rights violations are vast. I want him brought to justice. And all of those who are complicit in his crimes also need to be brought to justice.

        Ok, if you like it this way, go ahead.

        After which I want him to die. Of Covid. Before election. So hurry up, there's not much time left.