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Please the Dear Leader or your people die.  Same thing he is doing with the remdesivir.  Hugs

Newsom Was Told That If He Wanted Testing Swabs He’d Have To Ask Trump Himself And Then Thank Him

The New York Times today published a lengthy accounting of the ways that Trump and his administration botched the COVID response. A couple of lowlights:

For scientific affirmation, they turned to Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the sole public health professional in the Meadows group. A highly regarded infectious diseases expert, she was a constant source of upbeat news for the president and his aides, walking the halls with charts emphasizing that outbreaks were gradually easing. The country, she insisted, was likely to resemble Italy, where virus cases declined steadily from frightening heights.

Mr. Trump’s bizarre public statements, his refusal to wear a mask and his pressure on states to get their economies going again left governors and other state officials scrambling to deal with a leadership vacuum. At one stage, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California was told that if he wanted the federal government to help obtain the swabs needed to test for the virus, he would have to ask Mr. Trump himself — and thank him.

Read the full article. No paywall.


4 thoughts on “Newsom Was Told That If He Wanted Testing Swabs He’d Have To Ask Trump Himself And Then Thank Him

  1. Keith says:

    Scottie, using the narcissist defense mechanism of projection, when Trump or any of his staff say someone is politicizing an issue or department, Trump is the one who is politicizing it more than anyone. So, his sycophant told he Newsom he needed to kiss the ring of the regal president. That is not a surprise. Other autocratic minded leaders know this about Trump – they know all it takes to get what you want is to butter up the president. Keith

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Keith. And what does that say about the US, that we have such a president? How does this continue even as our situation gets worse. Hugs


  2. Keith says:

    Scottie, these petty traits of the president are obvious. His gaslighting of his base is so severe, they don’t see it. Yet, if this person became their boss, they would leave for anothet job. Keith

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Keith. True. I was just reading tRump is now vowing to send hundreds of federal officers to “Dem” cities to supervise them. He seems not to have anyone in the White House who has heard of the tenth amendment to the constitution. Hugs


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