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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: 1, Informative) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @01:12PM (34 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:12PM (#1059859) Homepage Journal

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/i-hope-they-die-trumps-critics-celebrate-news-covid-19-diagnosis [zerohedge.com]

    "I Hope They Die" - Trump's Critics Celebrate News Of COVID-19 Diagnosis
    Update (0845ET): It was only a matter of time before somebody pointed out Twitter's hypocrisy as the social media platform has left thousands of tweets wishing death on the president standing.

    Many are blatant violations of Twitter's terms of service.

    * * *

    As we mentioned earlier, President Trump's tweet announcing his and First Lady Melania Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis was his most liked, and most shared, tweet ever, according to analytics shared by Axios.

    The tweet, which was sent at 12:54 am on Friday, chalked up record tallies while most of America was asleep, meaning it will likely be remembered as Trump's most popular tweet ever. Judging by the reaction in the polls seen when the leaders of Canada and Great Britain came down with COVID-19, a diagnosis actually could help improve Trump's popularity by making him more sympathetic.

    Of course, Trump's political opponents are fixated on Trump's distaste for social distancing norms. Though President Trump and Joe Biden notably didn't shake hands at the outset of the debate, Trump defended his decision to continue holding large rallies on the campaign trail, and also mocked Biden for wearing a mask every time he appears on TV. Those clips have been playing in a non-stop loop across cable news.

    Self-styled "journalists" and "politicians" tweeted crude jokes, or even went so far as to claim they were praying for both the president and First Lady to succumb to their infections.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:22PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:22PM (#1059868)

    Those could be hate-likes and hate-shares.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Tork on Friday October 02 2020, @03:09PM (23 children)

    by Tork (3914) on Friday October 02 2020, @03:09PM (#1059918)
    I do whole-heartedly agree with you that wishing for his demise is totally beneath the character put forth by the people you're criticizing. In simpler terms: It's deplorable behaviour, it's wrong and for those who believe in it it's karma-booby-trap.

    However, if you really do wanna pursue this then I recommend you be fully prepared to do a lot of pedantic splitting of hairs over things like 'just desserts'. Some of it you'll be able to rightly identify as 'hate', but a lot of it is just going to be his own words thrown back at him. Personally I think you're gonna have trouble sorting that all out, seeing as how he's a victim of his own decisions that have cost a number of people in this country so much.

    I have a friend who is burying his mother this week, he has immediate family members who have been rather noisy on the 'freedumb-mask' front leading right up to her passing. I haven't seen him make a remark like you're talking about but if he does I will not be the one to shout "hypocrite!!!" at him.
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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:38PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:38PM (#1059933)

      I do whole-heartedly agree with you that wishing for his demise is totally beneath the character put forth by the people you're criticizing.

      Being a liberal, I can see how you'd write that. However, observing liberals' hateful attitudes and behaviours, especially over the past 4 years, I'm quite stunned when a liberal voices concern and well-wishes for Trump, as many have. May just be PR on their parts; it's certainly out of character.

      I have some thoughts for you: some people will listen and heed warnings; others don't, gamble, and lose. Some die from their indiscretion. Some get hurt and learn. Some who survive are emboldened and commit even more foolish acts.

      That Trump (et al) is infected is sobering to many. Hopefully most will learn and be more careful and cautious.

      I for one hope Trump apologizes for being cavalier about COVID, and makes some big changes.

      • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:40PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:40PM (#1059938)

        However, observing liberals' hateful attitudes and behaviours, especially over the past 4 years, I'm quite stunned when a liberal voices concern and well-wishes for Trump, as many have. May just be PR on their parts; it's certainly out of character.

        Bear in mind that the news places you listen to also told you Obama was going to take all your guns and a bunch of other things that never happened.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @04:12AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @04:12AM (#1060246)

        I for one hope Trump apologizes for being cavalier about COVID, and makes some big changes.

        He won't make big changes until he's evicted from the white house.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:02AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:02AM (#1060288)

          Thank goodness we have a moratorium on evictions until the Covid-19 has passed. But not on Fumigations.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:11PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:11PM (#1059946)

      I prefer Presidents who don't get sick and die of the sniffles. That's just me though.

      I prefer heroic stories about defeating an omnipotent secret enemy that's everywhere but you can't see them. Illegal voters, the deep state, maurading antifa soliders.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @04:47PM (3 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @04:47PM (#1059972) Homepage Journal

      However, if you really do wanna pursue this

      Nahhh, to much bother, really. But I can hope that there really is such a thing as karma, and "just desserts" and so on. There is a lot of hatred out there.

      +1 insightful, for being the voice of reason.

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      • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:06PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:06PM (#1059986)

        Hummmm

        I seem to recall the RBG thread being full of conservaive hatred and vitriol. Yes, I surely do hope there is such as thing as karma.

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:16PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:16PM (#1060109)

        I hate you, Runaway! I hate you soooo much, and long time, too! I hate you in a Zoo, I hate you full of poo! I hate you in your Truck, and I don't give a fuck! I hate you when you post, I hate you when you're toast! I hate you in a boot, you are one nasty old coot! I hate you in a box, when you are dead of pox! I hate your combed-over hair, I hate your derrière! I hate your right-wing slant, I hate your racist cant. I hate you, Runaway, it should be clear, so now please go away and do not stay near!

        • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:46PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:46PM (#1060146)

          The odds of recovering from COVID-19 are much better than the odds of recovering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

          — Damani Felder (@TheDamaniFelder) October 2, 2020

    • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday October 02 2020, @05:58PM (13 children)

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Friday October 02 2020, @05:58PM (#1060016) Journal

      Please, Runaway is a tone-trolling lunatic. Just look at the shit he constantly posts. He's a classic example of Jesus' "whited sepulcher" and somewhere down in that shriveled-up little pulsating mass of gristle he calls a heart he KNOWS it, so he's always super-quick to pounce on peoples' tone and damn the content or nuance. Or y'know, the just deserts you mentioned.

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      • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @06:31PM (11 children)

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @06:31PM (#1060034) Homepage Journal

        You lose on the sepulcher bullshit. I don't claim any virtues beyond being a hard headed asshole. Reality is, the people you cheer for are a greater danger to society and this country than all the corruption that the Donald can muster.

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        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:25PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:25PM (#1060061)

          So more FUD from your propaganda networks. So unbelievably insane.

        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Tork on Friday October 02 2020, @07:40PM (8 children)

          by Tork (3914) on Friday October 02 2020, @07:40PM (#1060069)

          Reality is, the people you cheer for are a greater danger to society and this country than all the corruption that the Donald can muster.

          What reality are you talking about that's worse than the Trump Administration's brazen sabotage of our electoral system? Oh... and why is that being largely ignored by the right? I grew up in a conservative area and my entire school-life was about how great checks and balances were and how the right to vote was so important that not voting is like killing a soldier's kitten. Hopefully with that in mind you understand my complete and total confusion at the lack of attention on this matter, it should not be a partisan thing at all.

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          • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @09:03PM (7 children)

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @09:03PM (#1060100) Homepage Journal

            I've seen far more headlines detailing Dem attempts to rig elections, than I have seen Rep attempts.

            At the moment, the governor of Texas is being taken to task for demanding that ballots may only be deposited in a single place in each county, which is unreasonable.

            There are half dozen instances of ballot harvesting by Democrats, with Ilhan Omar being the primary highly visible culprit. Then, there are the cases like Pennsylvania, where ballots were discarded unlawfully. It isn't clear which "side" was at fault, but those particular ballots were for Trump.

            The whole fiasco with the USPS still seems a storm in a teacup to me. Even accepting that the new head of the USPS is a fuckwit, his directives never threatened the ability of the post office could deliver the mail. Much ado about nothing, there.

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            • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:25PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:25PM (#1060112)

              I've seen far more headlines detailing Dem attempts to rig elections, than I have seen Rep attempts.

              Headlines, you fucking moron! Reports, untrue, biased, fake-news propaganda. Not actual cases. All the arrests have been Republican operatives, your favorite lying sack of shit and convicted Felon, James O'Keefe, Shannon Brown in Texas [abc13.com], Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman [nytimes.com], Leslie McCrae Dowless in North Carolina [reuters.com], just for some examples. Actual legal action, prosecution, for breaking the law and trying to cheat. You are really, really stupid, Runaway, if you see headlines like you claim. Are you hanging out in bad internet neighborhoods? Andrew Brietbarf is dead. John Birch was never alive. Jim Crow was not a real person. And Herman Cain thanks you for attending the Tulsa rally.

            • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:38PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:38PM (#1060120)

              Your opinion needs to be adjusted by some facts.

              I've seen far more headlines detailing Dem attempts to rig elections, than I have seen Rep attempts

              Observer bias. Sorry. Independents have pretty strongly confirmed this for the last 20 years. I don't know about 70s, 80s, 90s, or earlier.

              There are half dozen instances of ballot harvesting by Democrats

              Citation from a reputable news source that stands to lose if they print falsehoods, please?

              the new head of the USPS is a fuckwit, his directives never threatened the ability of the post office could deliver the mail.

              I'm afraid both insider experts and direct evidence contradict this.

              USPS insiders (managers and workers and execs) have said his directives will reduce the ability of the post office to deliver mail.

              Or look at the tangible evidence of mail counting machines - which were in working order, and which would take many many human workers to replace - which were destroyed.

              There are other less flashy examples.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:26PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:26PM (#1060140)

              Buncha man babies you conservatives. Fake news guzzling morons. Astonishing assholes that have never been wiped once. Detailing out your depravity and stupidity would be a monumental undertaking.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:37AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:37AM (#1060216)

                Shut up and suck a bloody snatch. You never add anything to a conversation.

            • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:10AM (2 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:10AM (#1060224)

              Turn off the Nazi ministry of information aka Fox News, and find more reliable sources (preferably ones outside the country that do not rely on advertising).

              The Republicans have been attacking the right to vote for decades, and recently with a vengeance.

              Millions were disenfranchised in the last presidential election by Republicans stealing their right to vote. Stupid shit like challenging David M. Gonzalez voting multiple times because there was a David S Gonzalez 3 states over, and a David R Gonzalez on the other coast. They only challenged "ethnic" sounding names. Complete bullshit. Closing voting places in minority urban areas, so poor folks will get discouraged by the line winding around the block, and give up-- Republicans assume that their base are rich folks, and rural white racists, so won't be hurt by these closings. The latest chicanery of the Republican Party is to try to reduce the number of people who can vote at all by fucking with the US Postal service. The Republican Party have decided that the fewer people that vote, the better for them. But, all the while the Republicans are stealing elections, they keep pointing everywhere else and *falsely* claiming election fraud.

              Seriously, do some fact checking. You will find that *everything* you hear on Fox / from the Republican Party members is a lie. And, only most of what you hear from that other shitty party, the Democrats, is a lie.

              • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:32AM (1 child)

                by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:32AM (#1060230) Homepage Journal

                Fox news - Fox news - Fox news - on - and - fucking - on - you - go. (you plural)

                You people see the sources for the stories I submit. I don't use Fox. Oh, Fox is in my newsfeed, just like Alternet is. I just keep adding RSS feeds to the reader. Quick count - 114 different sources right now. I scroll through them, and very rarely click either Fox or Alternet. But they are there, if I see something really interesting, I'll click.

                Now, how many news sources to YOU have? Two? Six? More?

                Point is, Fox isn't the only damned news source in the world that you might find objectionable. And, no one cares if you might be "offended" by the news. Don't like the facts I post? Counter them. Find the facts and post them. Sometimes, an AC posts interesting stuff that does seem to counter my facts.

                Wanna know what I do when people cite sources that counter my own? I generally add that source to my news feed.

                Stop whining, learn to argue your position, and stop whining. One more time, stop whining.

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                • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:07AM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:07AM (#1060292)

                  Fuck you, Runaway. We don't care about your sources, because YOU are a stupid uneducated asshole. See? You would not know a reliable source if your Russian paymasters pointed you at one! You are too dumb to recognize truth. You are so stupid you will fall for right-wing agitprop and disinformation. You really should just shut the fuck up, and stop spewing on SoylentNews. If you kill this site, there will be nowhere on the internet for you to go, since you have been banned from everywhere for being such an asshole, even the comment section of Fox News, as I recall you saying. Shut up, asshole, or we will make you shut up! Coward! Weakling (intellectually and morally, and probably physically). And nincompoop.

        • (Score: 4, Funny) by Azuma Hazuki on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:20AM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:20AM (#1060204) Journal

          Yeah, all those horrible Danes and Finns and Swedes and Norwegians and their Communist universal healthcare. And the Canadians! Their Timbits are already encroaching on God's holy Dunkin Donuts marketshare as we speak!

          Fuck off, you senile deranged old coprolith.

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      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 04 2020, @06:51AM

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Thexalon on Friday October 02 2020, @04:32PM (1 child)

    by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @04:32PM (#1059961)

    Given that the president has shown a complete disregard for everybody else's life, it's only to be expected that other people show a complete disregard for his.

    Otherwise, your take sounds an awful lot like a guy who punches and kicks someone and steals their lunch money on the playground, and when their target calls them an "asshole" goes to the teacher and says "Hey, he said a bad word!"

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    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:01PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:01PM (#1060079)

      Otherwise, your take sounds an awful lot like a guy who punches and kicks someone and steals their lunch money on the playground, and when their target calls them an "asshole" goes to the teacher and says "Hey, he said a bad word!"

      So in other words typical Republican behavior.

  • (Score: 2) by srobert on Friday October 02 2020, @04:53PM (4 children)

    by srobert (4803) on Friday October 02 2020, @04:53PM (#1059975)

    The comment has been modded as Flamebait. But there's some validity to the observation. For the record I'm a card carrying Bernie supporting progressive, who will probably vote Green. But I do not wish death on the President. I hope he and his family recover. If I thought voting for Trump would end the pandemic, I'd do it. Still, there's probably an underlying hint of schadenfreude because of the cavalier attitude Trump has taken regarding the pandemic. I hope this reverses that in him and among his followers. Wear a Goddamned mask, you idiots.
    My wife, on the other hand, she's not a progressive. She's a card carrying, blue no-matter who liberal, who voted for Clinton and Biden in Nevada caucuses. She can't stop laughing about Trump having Covid and has openly wished him dead. We'll have been married for 33 years come Halloween. She suddenly seems a bit ghoulish. But it is what it is.

    • (Score: 1, Redundant) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @05:02PM (3 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @05:02PM (#1059980) Homepage Journal

      Still, there's probably an underlying hint of schadenfreude because of the cavalier attitude Trump has taken regarding the pandemic.

      There is that. And, I have to admit that I share in it, to some degree. We've all seen the headlines when some famous person is struck with Covid, and it has been cool when people chuckle, or offer up an "I told you so."

      So far, I haven't even heard an "I told you so" from my extended family and acquaintances.

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      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:24PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:24PM (#1060027)

        Hope you don't catch COVID from all that Trump cock you keep sucking.

        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:28PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:28PM (#1060032)

          You need to get tested too. I hear it can be injected up your ass as well!

          • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:24PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:24PM (#1060088)

            For buttplay I prefer at least average sized tools. Trump's mushroom dick would probably just tickle. You should stay away from matches, wall outlets, mildly steep ramps, etc.

  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:05PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:05PM (#1060080)

    Assuming that the loudmouths and blowhards on Twitter speak for most people is dumber than usual for you.

    Good show. Keep up the good work!

  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:11PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:11PM (#1060083)

    Pot meet kettle

    He also claimed Cruz’s dad was involved in the Kennedy assassination.

    What makes this all the worse is that Ted Cruz basically ruined his wife’s life by becoming a senator. She had a thriving career in DC and she was forced to give it up. It drove her into a deep state of depression as Cruz’s campaign was forced to admit. The cops found her disoriented and sitting with her head in her hands on the side of a busy Texas interstate. The cop on the scene felt she was a danger to herself. So, he let Trump insult the woman who gave up her own aspirations to support his dreams.

    By the way, do you know how we found out about this very sad and private tale ten years after it happened? Trump’s campaign released it to tabloids when they were feuding. He threatened to “spill the beans” about Heidi Cruz and so he did. So, Trump called her ugly and weaponized her suicidal ideation in a political campaign but Ted Cruz licks is taint. I would say Heidi Cruz should cut Ted’s balls off but, based on his behavior, she’d have to settle for stealing them from Trump’s desk.

    Hedging your bets by saying Trumo is an idiot as you do everyrhing you can to prop him up around here is.. disgusting. I can't wait to out this travesty behind us so Republicans can go back to pretending they are decent human beings.