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Old 03-13-2020, 09:43 PM
guizot is offline
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Originally Posted by guizot View Post
You know, when this is over, Trump & Co. will be spinning the narrative that he single-handedly saved the day. Nothing the Democrats do will be noticed over the noise of Trump's propaganda machine.
Actually, the propaganda has already started: This Trump agency downplayed corona virus. Two days later, it praised his 'decisive' response.
Originally Posted by L.A. Times:
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Friday tweeted a video of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and lauded his boss for taking “decisive — even unprecedented — actions to protect the American people” from the coronavirus.

But just two days earlier, Bernhardt’s office had sent talking points to Interior officials that downplayed the virus threat.

“While the situation could change rapidly, the threat to the American public today remains low ... Americans don’t need to change their day-to-day lives but should stay informed and practice good hygiene,” stated the two-page memo, which was obtained by The Times.

One of the points emphasized that “in South Korea, no one under the age of 30 has died from Coronavirus.”

After outlining steps the Trump administration had taken to deal with the coronavirus, the March 11 memo closed with paragraphs highlighting the strength of the nation’s economy and advice on holding “large scale events (rallies).”

“If there is an event tomorrow in a place where there is no community spread, I think the judgment to have it might be a good judgment. This is a decision that should be made by local leaders in these communities.”

The talking points were not signed, and the Interior Department did not respond to requests for comment Friday.

The memo was dispatched even as leading health authorities were criticizing the Trump administration’s mixed messages on the coronavirus threat and its halting response, which has lagged behind efforts by state and local governments.
This jackass president is NOTHING but spin. Nothing but bullshit optics and cheap, empty theatrics, put on by an incompetent self-promoter, solely to cling onto his dumbass supporters.