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Friday, September 18, 2020

"480 Minutes" - I Meant Up-Play. I Always Wanted to Up-Play the Virus.

This week #Cheato continued to downplay COVID-19 while spreading dangerous lies during an ABC Town Hall during which he once again firmly stated that the virus would just go away on its own even without a vaccine. He also busted out a new crazy notion: the waitstaffs of the nation know more about preventing the spread of disease than public health officials including epidemiologists. Despite recorded evidence to the contrary, now public, he also lied straight to one audience member suggesting he "up-played" the virus, and told another that there is no race issue in the U.S.

#Cult45: "We like him because he says what he means!"

Also #Cult45: "Well he didn't mean that!"

He tried to push his new unqualified sycophant's "strategy" as a way out of the pandemic mess -- he failed on multiple attempts to even pair the word "herd" with the correct other word he was searching for. He never did get the term, "herd immunity" out. Sad. In pushing this "strategy" the administration is hoping that no one understands (and the media won't point out) that taking the herd immunity route would mean an estimated 3 million American deaths, and that's using low-end estimates of 60% infected and a 1.5% death rate. 

#StableJesus also contradicted CDC chief Redfield who this week clearly stated that masks are the best tool we have at the moment to slow the spread of the virus. Redfield also clearly stated that the earliest most Americans could have have access to a vaccine would be the middle of 2021, which goes against the administration's magical thinking propaganda/campaign lie suggesting a safe and effective vaccine will be widely available before the election.

As we have heard from the Bob Woodward interview recordings, #SerialLiar knew months ago that the virus was more deadly than even a strenuous flu, that it affected young people as well as old, that it was transmitted through the air, and was so serious that he likened it to The Plague. Still, last night he held a mask-optional rally with no social distancing in a Wisconsin county currently facing record coronavirus cases. He riffed on many of the same fear-mongering lies Fox News has used to frighten and bamboozle its viewers for years, like "Frankly you would not have a Second Amendment if I had not gotten elected," and, "If Biden wins, the rioters, the anarchists, arsonists, and flag burners -- they win," because when you've got nothing to sell, you stoke fear and division.

More such rallies, featuring Air Force One as a prop, will follow.

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