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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, Touché) by mhajicek on Friday October 02 2020, @05:34AM (12 children)

    by mhajicek (51) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @05:34AM (#1059715)

    It is what it is.

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

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:02AM (#1059730)

      Cancel the debates. Oh no, all my prep down the drain...

      • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:55AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:55AM (#1059802)

        No need for that, just let the viceprezwannabes duke it out.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:21PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:21PM (#1059954)

          That actually would be a good idea. Line up Ivanka and Jared against their Democrat equivalents too. Let the country see these untalented bullshitters for what they are.

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:58AM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:58AM (#1059764)

      The ONLY reason he caught the COVID was because he got tested for it like an idiot, phfft amateur! What did he expect? I guess masks don't work after all.

      • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Friday October 02 2020, @07:05AM (4 children)

        by MostCynical (2589) on Friday October 02 2020, @07:05AM (#1059767) Journal

        masks work if the infected person was wearing one, properly, and everyone was also practicing proper social distancing and correct hygiene practices...

        too much for some.

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        • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:14AM (2 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:14AM (#1059769)

          Masks don't stop it from sporeading in fecal matter or via tears, ears, and sweat.

          You need to plug all orifices to be safe.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:27PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:27PM (#1059957)

            Maybe lay off the scat play for a couple weeks.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:14PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:14PM (#1060085)

              Maybe lay off the scat play for a couple weeks.

              Hey! Don't trample on muh rights!

        • (Score: 0, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:04AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:04AM (#1059794)

          Yes, but the infected person that gave Trump a golden shower WAS wearing a mask, and he still got COVID.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by nostyle on Friday October 02 2020, @05:00PM (2 children)

      by nostyle (11497) on Friday October 02 2020, @05:00PM (#1059978) Journal

      This is all fulfillment of prophecy...

      ...

      "Here come old flat-top, he come groovin' up slowly"

      "Got to be a joker, he just do what he please"

      "He say, 'I know you, you know me'
      One thing I can tell you is you got to be free"

      "He got feet down below his knee
      Hold you in his armchair, you can feel his disease"

      ---

      Dear Donald,

      Hang in there, dude! Odds are you will pull through. Be more careful going forward, though.

      Sometimes, the only winning move is not to play.

      Best Wishes,
      nostyle

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:12PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:12PM (#1059988)

        *barf*

        He deserves to be in prison not dead, but still your support of someone who has destroyed your country is a little repulsive. Or are you Russian?

        • (Score: 4, Interesting) by nostyle on Friday October 02 2020, @05:44PM

          by nostyle (11497) on Friday October 02 2020, @05:44PM (#1060005) Journal

          Whoosh!

          Thankfully, I am not responsible for deciding what he deserves, though Darwin may weigh in.

          A country is ever-so-much more than its present figure-head, and for the most part is unaffected by it. Whom I support, you would never guess in a million years.

          Nor am I Russian. I am, nonetheless, human, and sincerely wish the best for my fellow humans. AFAICT, none of us chose to be sentenced to an eighty year confinement in this gravity well, but then here we are. The funny thing is how we all see it so differently.

          I celebrate this.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:44AM (12 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:44AM (#1059724)

    This is obviously just another step in the evil Democrats' plan to stop Mein Fuhrer our wonderful president from rooting out all the murderous pedophiles in their midst!

    He's already uncovered, arrested and prosecuted so many of these horrible, murderous pedophiles when he set off The Storm [rationalwiki.org].

    Even now, Killary, Hussein Obama, Rahm Emmanuel, John Podesta, James Alefantis, Oprah Winfrey and dozens of others are locked up in the dankest cells at Gitmo.

    Chuck and Nancy know they're next, which is why they've both fled to Ukraine, which has been completely bought by George Soros and has been trying to discredit our fearless leader and the US's most steadfast friend, the Russian Confederation.

    This is just *another* assassination attempt against our (soon-to-be) President for life! Death to the pedophiles! Death to the satanists! Death to the Democrats!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:07AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:07AM (#1059734)
    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by c0lo on Friday October 02 2020, @12:14PM (10 children)

      by c0lo (156) on Friday October 02 2020, @12:14PM (#1059835) Journal

      You're going for Funny, others are serious [twitter.com] (even if apparently intellectually impaired or tuning her message for an intellectually impaired audience)

      DeAnna Lorraine - @DeAnna4Congress

      I’m just going to say what we’re all thinking.

      Trump was fine until the debate, where they set up microphones & podiums for him.

      Incubation period is usually 2-3 days.

      He tests positive a couple of days after the debate.

      I put nothing past the left. NOTHING.

      #TrumpHasCOVID

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      • (Score: 4, Informative) by choose another one on Friday October 02 2020, @12:43PM (7 children)

        by choose another one (515) on Friday October 02 2020, @12:43PM (#1059847)

        Actually average incubation is generally held to be around 5 days, range 3-14, symptoms start at 4-5, people may be infectious 1 or possibly 2 days before symptoms.

        Importantly, Hicks tested positive on Thursday after becoming symptomatic, the debate on Tuesday just isn't a credible vector, Hicks is. Now, if Biden goes positive this weekend or early next week...

        • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Friday October 02 2020, @01:38PM (6 children)

          by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:38PM (#1059873) Journal

          That raises an interesting question: If all candidates died from the pandemic, what would happen with the election?

          And for clarification: Of course that is just a hypothetical question, not something I wish to happen.

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          • (Score: 3, Interesting) by HiThere on Friday October 02 2020, @02:02PM (2 children)

            by HiThere (866) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:02PM (#1059885) Journal

            That's an ingesting good question, and the Supreme Court hasn't been very specific about it, but the guess is that the Electoral College would decide. Even if the first round votes are entailed, succeeding rounds if there's no victor on the first round would have the electors free to choose.

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            • (Score: 2) by sjames on Friday October 02 2020, @09:34PM (1 child)

              by sjames (2882) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:34PM (#1060118) Journal

              In some states, the electors are required by law to cast their vote only for the candidate that won in the state's election. Even where that is not the case, who exactly might they vote for? That assumes that both candidates die between the state's election and the EC formalizing the election. Otherwise, the state elections don't happen and so there are no electors to send to the EC.

              • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:29AM

                by HiThere (866) on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:29AM (#1060213) Journal

                IIUC, that requirement only applies to the first round ballots. Afterwards they can vote for anyone they choose to vote for. It's happened before.

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          • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Friday October 02 2020, @05:06PM (1 child)

            by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @05:06PM (#1059984)

            First off, it's unlikely, because both Jorgensen (Libertarian) and Hawkins (Green) remain healthy.

            Second, my understanding is that under current law, if a president-elect dies, their running mate becomes the new president-elect, and between that and the Electoral College I suspect that would effectively mean that votes for a deceased candidate would be treated as votes for their running mate.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:59PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:59PM (#1060078)

              Second, my understanding is that under current law, if a president-elect dies, their running mate becomes the new president-elect, and between that and the Electoral College I suspect that would effectively mean that votes for a deceased candidate would be treated as votes for their running mate.

              That depends on whether or not the Electoral College has voted or not. If they have not, there is *no* President (or Vice President) Elect.

              Discussion:
              https://electionlawblog.org/?p=116098 [electionlawblog.org]

          • (Score: 2) by sjames on Friday October 02 2020, @09:11PM

            by sjames (2882) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:11PM (#1060105) Journal

            We don't really have a hard fast rule on that, but presumable the succession of power would be followed making the Speaker of the House the President Pro Tem, in this case Nancy Pelosi. It would be her job to hold down the fort and arrange for a special election as quickly as is practical.

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by bzipitidoo on Friday October 02 2020, @02:56PM (1 child)

        by bzipitidoo (4388) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @02:56PM (#1059911) Journal

        But, China! China engineered it! That's why it's the "Chinese virus".

        So which is it, China or the Left? Oh, yeah, China and the Left must be in cahoots. It's both of them!

        Actually, Trump's and the Right's refusal to wear masks, it's like they were trying to catch it. They wanted to catch it. Wanted to achieve herd immentality something or other. And now, he's done it. And after purposely infecting himself, he's playing the victim card and blaming the Democrats. Brilliant! Ain't he a corker?

        People of America, obviously the Right, the Left, and China are all in it together. We're so f'ed.

        Ya know, we could sterilize Washington D.C. One nuke, right? Then we could blame it on some other nation.

        (Okay, that unhinged enough yet? Scared? You're gonna answer for this, to the Coca-cola company! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ9B7owHxMQ [youtube.com] )

        • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday October 02 2020, @05:02PM

          by c0lo (156) on Friday October 02 2020, @05:02PM (#1059979) Journal

          She had a previous Tweet she deleted (a pity I didn't take a screenshot) going verbatim:

          DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 @DeAnna4Congress
          China must pay for giving Trump COVID. This is not a game anymore. #TrumpHasCOVID. We will have justice.

          The google cache [googleusercontent.com] (for as long as it may last).

          She had to delete the tweet [twitter.com] because of the "Fuck you, those 200k+ deaths were a game?" type of replies.

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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by krishnoid on Friday October 02 2020, @06:02AM (15 children)

    by krishnoid (1156) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:02AM (#1059729)

    I've actually been looking around for contact info and can't find it -- Chris Wallace shook his hand during the debate, and while I'm assuming (?) he used sanitizer afterwards, none of them were wearing masks, right?

    Is *he* being tested? I mean, he's an actual *real* fake news journalist, it would really suck if he got sick or worse.

    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:04AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:04AM (#1059732)

      I feel your deep sympathy. It would certainly suck if the fake news media died or worse.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by JoeMerchant on Friday October 02 2020, @11:25AM (11 children)

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday October 02 2020, @11:25AM (#1059828)

      I'm leaning more toward a calculated infection, after his BIGLY win in the debate this allows him to bow out until the polls close.

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      • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Friday October 02 2020, @02:05PM (3 children)

        by HiThere (866) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:05PM (#1059886) Journal

        Unlikely...unless the results reported are fake. There's still no good way to treat COVID, and Trump has many of the comorbidities. (I wonder what blood type he has? Type A is a less reported comorbidity.)

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        • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Friday October 02 2020, @02:20PM (2 children)

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:20PM (#1059898)

          unless the results reported are fake

          Who is always talking about fake news?

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          • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Friday October 02 2020, @05:37PM (1 child)

            by HiThere (866) on Friday October 02 2020, @05:37PM (#1060002) Journal

            Yes, but that doesn't mean that this is. Could be, could be not. Probabilities are that he did get reported positive, but the chance that it's fake needs to be considered. And there's also a level of false positives and false negatives in the actual test.

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            • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Friday October 02 2020, @06:42PM

              by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:42PM (#1060040)

              If I were Trump, I'd be having plenty of tests done and be ready to pull out a false positive whenever I wanted to.

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      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday October 02 2020, @02:07PM (5 children)

        by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @02:07PM (#1059888) Journal

        Exactly: is it more fake news? Marketing? Get his name i the news CONSTANTLY and he gets to avoid looking dumb in future debates because they're cancelled?

        I'm guessing the NDP got elected in Quebec (Canada) because the NDP leader died and there was CONSTANT news about him: CONSTANTLY being talked about, what a (sarcasm) 'great' man (/sarcasm) he was that Quebeckers said "Hey, everyone is talking about this GREAT NDP leader! I'm voting NDP!"

        Trump could avoid debates, gain sympathy for him and his, "get better" with no resulting problems AND have his name in the news CONSTANTLY......

        .....watch for him to "get better".
        ....marketing at it's finest?

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        • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Friday October 02 2020, @02:18PM (2 children)

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:18PM (#1059896)

          Not only avoid debates, but he and Melania now have a sick note from their Doctor telling them they aren't allowed to go out and do all that tiresome last weeks campaigning... totally on-brand for Mr. Bone Spurs.

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

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @02:36PM (#1059904)

            I thought he liked campaign rallies, even during the pandemic.

          • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday October 02 2020, @03:20PM

            by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @03:20PM (#1059926) Journal

            after watching the end of the debate where Trump greets Melania with a "Hey, buddy, hows it going" pat on the back, my guess is they won't be spending the time catching up on 'making whoopy', lol.

            My bet is if he loses this election, she'll ask for a divorce unless he has a pre-nup giving her nothing. Maybe even if he wins...they do not look like they are in love.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:32PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:32PM (#1059931)

          I'm guessing the NDP got elected in Quebec (Canada) because the NDP leader died and there was CONSTANT news about him: CONSTANTLY being talked about, what a (sarcasm) 'great' man (/sarcasm) he was that Quebeckers said "Hey, everyone is talking about this GREAT NDP leader! I'm voting NDP!"

          Er, Jack Layton leading the NDP to sweep most of Quebec happened before he died, and the NDP failed to replicate that success in the subsequent general election.

          • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday October 02 2020, @03:49PM

            by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @03:49PM (#1059943) Journal

            Yeah, sorry: it was all the news about him being caught at the 'massage parlour', getting a massage at a place known for 'massages +'.

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      • (Score: 5, Insightful) by helel on Friday October 02 2020, @03:43PM

        by helel (2949) on Friday October 02 2020, @03:43PM (#1059940)

        If by "calculated infection" you mean he'd lying about testing positive, it's a distinct possibility. He's definitely got reason to run from the rest of the debates and any sympathy he picks up is a big bonus.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:30PM (#1059959)

      I think it's Melania. God knows what she gets up to when Trump's busy at work. She could be injecting meth with the addicts and sharing glue bags. You know these shithole countries bring their diseases and possibly some good people too I presume.

    • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Saturday October 03 2020, @12:10AM

      by krishnoid (1156) on Saturday October 03 2020, @12:10AM (#1060186)

      Welp, looks like it [deadline.com].

  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:02AM (11 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:02AM (#1059731)

    Unless the clown croaks, nothing's changed.

    Even then, like I kept saying, the clown is a symptom, an aggrevating factor, but not the cause.

    • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:06AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:06AM (#1059733)

      Thanks for saying it again. Did you want to keep talking or was that more or less it?

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Grishnakh on Friday October 02 2020, @06:13AM (8 children)

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:13AM (#1059741)

      >Even then, like I kept saying, the clown is a symptom, an aggrevating factor, but not the cause.

      Yep, I've been saying this for a long time too. Trump isn't the problem, he's a symptom of a much deeper problem (and like you said, an aggravatiing factor).

      If he keels over, someone else before long will probably rise up to take his place, after seeing how he got where he is by taking advantage of the deep divisions in our society. Honestly, I don't think things are going to get better in this country any time soon.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:16AM (5 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:16AM (#1059744)

        There's really no deep divisions, only idiots who keep parroting what professional liars tell them. Some of my friends actually think Trump is antisemitic, that is how dumbed down they are.

        • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Friday October 02 2020, @02:07PM (3 children)

          by HiThere (866) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:07PM (#1059889) Journal

          Well, his *is* antisemitic, but that's only a minor component of his values, and is more or less derivative of his being biased against everyone who isn't like him to the extent that they aren't like him.

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          • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @02:34PM (2 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @02:34PM (#1059903)

            If you think Trump is anti -semitic there is something very wrong with where you get your info. Basically that's a discussion ender since it shows you've got zero clue what is going on in the world.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:18PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:18PM (#1059992)

              Ah yes, one of the stable geniuses here to tell us how Trump is totally not a racist and everything we see and hear is fake newz.

              Pathetic display of ignorance. I will slightly agree, he isn't as anti-semitic as he is bigoted against blacks and latinos, but he still views Jewish people as beneath him. He is a white supremacist, even going so far as to say "you've got good genes here" and "it's like the race horse theory" at one of his rallies. It is clear he was spoon fed racist eugenics rhetoric his whole life, and being a piss poor student he never learned better.

              Trump is literally stupid greedy HItler 2.0. Thankfully being so greedy he cares more about money than genocide.

            • (Score: 5, Informative) by Thexalon on Friday October 02 2020, @05:46PM

              by Thexalon (636) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @05:46PM (#1060006)

              Yeah, why [vanityfair.com] would [haaretz.com] anybody [washingtonpost.com] think [theguardian.com] that [businessinsider.com]?

              My general impression of his opinions on Jewish people:
              1. He fully believes the anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews, such as associating Jews with banking and accounting. He definitely encourages and feeds those stereotypes, such as hinting that left-wing opposition to him is all being paid for by George Soros. He doesn't hate them exactly, or at least not so much that he has a problem with a Jew sleeping with his daughter, but he does belief certain things about all Jews whether or not those things are true.

              2. He doesn't see American Jews as Americans, but rather as Israelis in exile. He wants the borders of Israel to expand (at the expense of the Palestinians, and possibly Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria) so the American Jews can all move there (which, for the record, many of them don't want to do). It's worth pointing out that this idea is fueled at least as much by evangelical Christian belief as by anything Jews have said.

              3. He considers anti-Semitism to not be hatred of Jews, but opposition to the plan described in the previous point, even if that opposition is fueled by thinking that allowing a country to expand their borders to provide living space for their ethnic group has led to pretty big problems in the past (something European-descended Jews should know a great deal about), and even if the person or organization expressing that opposition is Jewish.

              4. He has quite consistently refused to condemn people who are openly anti-Semitic. For instance, referring to the guys chanting "Jews will not replace us" as "good people". Or, after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, he seemed to think that the problem was that the synagogue hadn't invested in private security. And most recently, he refused to condemn the Proud Boys, whose leader created a video entitled "10 Things I Hate About Jews" which should make it pretty clear where they stand.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:39PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:39PM (#1059966)

          > There's really no deep divisions, only idiots who keep parroting what professional liars tell them.

          The main division is that there's an entrenched minority party making policies that most of the country disagrees with.

      • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Friday October 02 2020, @02:23PM

        by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:23PM (#1059899)

        someone else before long will probably rise up to take his place

        That's one good thing about an oligarchy with a very limited number of people who actually can ascend to power... when you've killed off the worst one, the next worst one is usually a whole lot better.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:49PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:49PM (#1060130)

        Hey - you might really enjoy (or, er, learn from) Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges. Have a peek. It discusses the problem of which Trump is a manifestaton.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:14PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:14PM (#1059920)

      That's insulting to clowns. They do a professional job of putting on their makeup.

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:08AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:08AM (#1059736)

    If he doesn't die from this, I'm going to assume he's trying to get some sympathy votes. Next tweet will probably say the real final test result is negative anyway.

    • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:14AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:14AM (#1059742)

      Even Fauci is starting to say some correct things:
      https://news.yahoo.com/fauci-says-best-things-keep-214817954.html [yahoo.com]

      If Trumps not taking this stuff he's an idiot.

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:46AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:46AM (#1059800)

      And wouldn't you guess it, but if he follows the guidelines, he will miss the next two debates. He has to make it to the 15th and 22nd to be safe from each debate. Assuming he is symptomatic starting Friday and adding in the fact he is high risk, you get October 2nd + 20 days self-isolation per the guidelines. And would you look at that, what a coincidence. And if they change their mind, they can always claim that he has the clear PCR tests needed to end the isolation period early or claim the 10 day guideline applies because he was asymptomatic.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:42AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:42AM (#1059820)

      I'm thinking Pathological Liar too. What if this is all a fake, no positive tests in the White House at all. It's really easy to fake sick for a week or two and then "recover".

      See, it's not a bad disease at all<sarcasm>.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:02PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:02PM (#1059854)

        What if 95% of the positive tests are fake on purpose just to make the disease seem less deadly than it is?

        • (Score: 1) by khallow on Friday October 02 2020, @01:29PM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:29PM (#1059870) Journal
          Then they're doing it wrong.
        • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @01:39PM

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:39PM (#1059875) Homepage Journal

          That looks like a really fun rabbit hole! What if all the NEGATIVE results are face? What if we are all infected? And, what if the virus is busy mutating into something from Alien inside all of us? And, what if . . .

          Waitaminit - I'm not giving away all of the plot (or lack thereof) for the next Hollweird production.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by FatPhil on Friday October 02 2020, @06:10AM (7 children)

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Friday October 02 2020, @06:10AM (#1059739) Homepage
    My eyes saw:
    > White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memorandum ...
    yet my brain saw:
    > White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in memoriam ...
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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:22AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:22AM (#1059750)

      Re:What woiuld Freud say?

      Eat less, exercise more. Go check that involuntary shake in your hands.

      • (Score: 4, Funny) by FatPhil on Friday October 02 2020, @07:31AM (1 child)

        by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Friday October 02 2020, @07:31AM (#1059774) Homepage
        What makes you think I got more than 3 hours sleep last night? And that wasn't even straight thought it was interrupted by waking up in pain?

        One slipped keypress? I think that's pretty good. I can't see the monitor properly at this time of morning, as the sun shines right onto the screen briefly, and I haven't pulled it out of the high energy saving mode that I put it in last night before going to bed, so the contrast <s>is</>was (now changed - thanks for the advice) low.

        Anyway, thanks for going to so much effort to inform me of a single character typo, and possible solutions, even if none of them were actually appropriate. It's heartwarming to know you care so much.
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        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:47AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:47AM (#1059777)

          Methinks you have more serious problems than wondering what Freud would say.
          But thanks for sharing with us your miserable feelz on an autumnal Friday morning, hope you'll get better and spare us of the whine.

    • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Friday October 02 2020, @06:30AM (3 children)

      by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @06:30AM (#1059752)

      Oh, not Dr Sean Connery.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:17AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:17AM (#1059810)

        Or Doctor No.

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday October 02 2020, @02:12PM (1 child)

        by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @02:12PM (#1059891) Journal

        and baby TheDonald should have been SHAKEN, not stirred? :0

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        • (Score: 4, Funny) by coolgopher on Friday October 02 2020, @11:33PM

          by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @11:33PM (#1060172)

          Well, he probably came from Russia with love...

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:11AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:11AM (#1059740)

    The Lord granted us the China virus to take out the orange clown.

    The Lord is a funny guy.

    Oops, Excuse me, millenials - a funny LGBTQCis XYZ

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:18PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:18PM (#1059924)

      He did tell Pat Robertson to run for president but didn't tell anyone to vote for him. God has a sense of humor.

  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday October 02 2020, @06:20AM (11 children)

    by c0lo (156) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:20AM (#1059748) Journal

    ...umm... not exactly, I need to finish that parser first, but it doesn't hurt to hypocritically give a dam' in a formal polite way.

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    • (Score: 2) by pipedwho on Friday October 02 2020, @06:40AM (6 children)

      by pipedwho (2032) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:40AM (#1059755)

      Run it a few more times and it'll spew out "how good's the cricket!".

      • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday October 02 2020, @06:55AM (4 children)

        by c0lo (156) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:55AM (#1059763) Journal

        Noooo! That'll break the unit tests.

        (besides, I never understood team sports that keeps on for days on a single match)

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:53AM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:53AM (#1059792)

          I had an acquaintance from "Straya" (as he liked to call it) that insisted that Test Cricket was the ultimate sport. It was the best test of strategy, teamwork, endurance, etc. man has ever produced. Then he spent weeks watching Olympic Ice Hockey, men's and women's, and Paralympic Sledge Hockey. All the matches of each. He was hooked. By the time the Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals were getting ready to start, you were hard pressed to get him to watch cricket at all.

          • (Score: 4, Informative) by PiMuNu on Friday October 02 2020, @09:56AM (2 children)

            by PiMuNu (3823) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:56AM (#1059804)

            I believe that cricket, like gardening, is a great opportunity to sip on your favourite tipple while reading a book and/or listening to Radio 4. The sport is secondary.

            • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 02 2020, @10:28AM

              by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @10:28AM (#1059813) Homepage Journal

              Well, the crickets do belong in the garden, so I think you are onto something there.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:22PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:22PM (#1060111)

              I would have agreed with you, because I've seen how half of my guests treat the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Finals. But with him and many of his friends, the sport was definitely primary, as is the actual football/hockey game is for the other half of my guests at said parties.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 06 2020, @11:13PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 06 2020, @11:13PM (#1061438)

        For the non-Aussies here, that's that line the prime minister here gave when he was trying to distract everyone from his government's total inaction during the catastrophic bushfires last year. It was not long after the 'thoughts and prayers' brush-off he'd given earlier after he'd railroaded any effective relief funding.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:02AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:02AM (#1059766)

      And paper towels

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday October 02 2020, @01:17PM (1 child)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:17PM (#1059862) Journal

        And lots of Hydroxychloroquine.

        At least 1 liter of Hydroxychloroquine per day.

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        • (Score: 2, Funny) by Gaaark on Friday October 02 2020, @02:14PM

          by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @02:14PM (#1059894) Journal

          Old lady in commercial; "Where's the Bleach?"

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    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Opportunist on Friday October 02 2020, @09:56AM

      by Opportunist (5545) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:56AM (#1059803)

      Now he's more like coughs and sprayers.

  • (Score: 5, Touché) by PinkyGigglebrain on Friday October 02 2020, @06:37AM (10 children)

    by PinkyGigglebrain (4458) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:37AM (#1059754)

    I'm sure he'll get the best medical care the taxpayers can provide.

    Unlike most of the US population.

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    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:41AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:41AM (#1059757)

      Be put on a ventilator right away?

    • (Score: 3, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:49AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:49AM (#1059761)

      The only healthcare that motherfucker needs is a bunch of hydroxychloroquine, which he can take along with drinking bleach and drano.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:16AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:16AM (#1059770)

        HCQ is a vaccine and bleach is a cure for outside the body.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:27PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:27PM (#1060063)

          Whoosh....

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:49AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:49AM (#1059779)

      And then he will turn around and claim it is no big deal.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday October 02 2020, @01:18PM (2 children)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:18PM (#1059863) Journal

      I'm sure he'll get the best medical care the taxpayers can provide.

      Hydroxychloroquine

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:49PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:49PM (#1059877)

        Yeah, he'll get the HCQ if his doctors feel it is appropriate, no state government can deny it to him for political reasons.

        • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday October 02 2020, @02:05PM

          by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @02:05PM (#1059887) Journal

          However many gallons added to the IV that the doctors believe is necessary to do the job.

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    • (Score: 2) by bussdriver on Friday October 02 2020, @03:48PM

      by bussdriver (6876) on Friday October 02 2020, @03:48PM (#1059942)

      He only deserves what James Garfield didn't deserve.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:22PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @04:22PM (#1059955)

      If you think there's a country in the world where the average person gets the same level of healthcare as the head of government you're a fool.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:50AM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:50AM (#1059762)

    Their convalescence? They haven't had ill effects yet.

    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:35AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:35AM (#1059788)

      It's just the flu, not sure what the big deal is.

    • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Friday October 02 2020, @11:08AM (6 children)

      by RamiK (1813) on Friday October 02 2020, @11:08AM (#1059827)

      They caught and started treating it before symptoms developed thanks to the multiple daily tests they're taking.

      About the same as the distinction between HIV and AIDS.

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      • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Friday October 02 2020, @02:13PM (5 children)

        by HiThere (866) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:13PM (#1059893) Journal

        Maybe. The antiviral people claim their stuff will work that way, but there haven't been any experiments prior to this to prove that they're correct, because just about nobody detects it early enough. So it *might* work. But would he be willing to start treatment before symptoms appear?

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        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by RamiK on Friday October 02 2020, @03:12PM (4 children)

          by RamiK (1813) on Friday October 02 2020, @03:12PM (#1059919)

          Maybe. The antiviral people claim their stuff will work that way, but there haven't been any experiments prior to this to prove that they're correct, because just about nobody detects it early enough.

          Where you get that from? COVID19 ward staffers get swabs just as much as the president if not more and are treated following the same procedures.

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          • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Friday October 02 2020, @05:40PM (3 children)

            by HiThere (866) on Friday October 02 2020, @05:40PM (#1060003) Journal

            I haven't heard of any reported trials of antivirals being tried during the early stages of the disease (before symptoms appear). If you have, I'd like a reference to them. During the later stages they aren't that effective, even though they help a bit.

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            • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Friday October 02 2020, @07:23PM (2 children)

              by RamiK (1813) on Friday October 02 2020, @07:23PM (#1060057)

              I haven't heard of any reported trials of antivirals

              I was commenting on "because just about nobody detects it early enough".

              I should think it's obvious why you won't find remdesivir studies for pre/asymptomatic exposure while the shortages continue... But regardless, the REGN-COV2 prevention trials just cleared phase 3: https://investor.regeneron.com/news-releases/news-release-details/regenerons-regn-cov2-antibody-cocktail-reduced-viral-levels-and [regeneron.com]

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              • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:10AM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:10AM (#1060203)

                And...Tech Review reports that he's had a dose of Regeneron’s unapproved antibody drug,
                    https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/10/02/1009278/what-drug-treatments-will-president-trump-get/ [technologyreview.com]

                > The president of the United States, Donald Trump, tested positive for covid-19 and within 24 hours had received an experimental, cutting-edge antibody treatment not available to other Americans.
                >
                > In a statement released Friday, the White House said Trump had received “a single 8-gram dose” of the biotech treatment, which belongs to a promising new class of antiviral drugs.

                • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:34AM

                  by RamiK (1813) on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:34AM (#1060231)

                  Yeah they probably saw good early results and assumed they managed to prevent the symptoms.

                  Regardless, he was just admitted to the hospital so he probably still ended up developing some mild symptoms so, in hindsight, OP was right and "convalescence" was a misleading choice of word.

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