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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: 5, Informative) by Thexalon on Friday October 02 2020, @04:58PM (1 child)

    by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @04:58PM (#1059977)

    We're not mad at him that he's an "unbeliever". We're mad at him because he:
    - threw away the previous administration's pandemic response plans [vanityfair.com].
    - knew the gravity of the situation and lied about it to the public [youtube.com].
    - used the power of the federal government to steal necessary medical equipment from hospitals and states that tried to order it [latimes.com], an act that got some doctors and nurses as well as non-medical patients killed. (One of the doctors directly affected by this move was my sister, who was lucky enough to have access to backup equipment that was current in the 1940's or so.)
    - constantly contradicted his own medical experts [go.com], turning what should have been a non-partisan public health effort into a very partisan argument over whether you believe the president or people who actually know what they're talking about. Oh, which has also made the problem far bigger and last far longer than it should have.
    - took money allocated for small business loans, blocked oversight on where the money was going [politico.com], and redirected it to large businesses, some of which were his own [wsfa.com], causing thousands of small businesses to be forced to close.
    - shut down unemployment benefits for the roughly 40 million people laid off as a result of Covid-19 [washingtonpost.com], likely leading to millions of foreclosures and evictions [aspeninstitute.org]. Oh, which just makes the economic problems even worse, and also got more workers infected and/or killed.

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  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:36PM (#1060091)

    - threw away the previous administration's pandemic response plans [vanityfair.com].

    He's the duly elected president. The nation gave him the power to revise government plans.

    - knew the gravity of the situation and lied about it to the public [youtube.com].

    He was advised and made his decision on what he thought best for the country. As elected politicians are supposed to do.

    - used the power of the federal government to steal necessary medical equipment from hospitals and states that tried to order it [latimes.com], an act that got some doctors and nurses as well as non-medical patients killed. (One of the doctors directly affected by this move was my sister, who was lucky enough to have access to backup equipment that was current in the 1940's or so.)

    The medical supplies went to where governors demonstrated a need to serve the greatest number of people. Like NYC. Of course, the need never materialized, but that is something you should take up with Cuomo.

    - constantly contradicted his own medical experts [go.com], turning what should have been a non-partisan public health effort into a very partisan argument over whether you believe the president or people who actually know what they're talking about. Oh, which has also made the problem far bigger and last far longer than it should have.

    We elect politicians to make decisions for us, not doctors with histories of sitting in their offices screwing up disease response for 30+ years.

    - took money allocated for small business loans, blocked oversight on where the money was going [politico.com], and redirected it to large businesses, some of which were his own [wsfa.com], causing thousands of small businesses to be forced to close.

    Businesses were forced to close due to state action. Large businesses having to lay off their employees can also have a disastrous effect on the local economy. Just remember Bush and Obama giving money to bail out banks and General Motors.

    - shut down unemployment benefits for the roughly 40 million people laid off as a result of Covid-19 [washingtonpost.com], likely leading to millions of foreclosures and evictions [aspeninstitute.org]. Oh, which just makes the economic problems even worse, and also got more workers infected and/or killed.

    State governments killing the economy for political purposes should not count on federal funding to bail them out for their bad decisions.