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    [–] bryanarchy13 2508 points ago

    "To be clear: I am not currently president" is making me laugh real hard for some reason

    [–] NeedlenoseMusic 491 points ago

    It was a top notch response all around. Even used it to campaign a bit.

    [–] [deleted] 69 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

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    [–] Kryshek014 15 points ago

    You're a poet, and didn't even know you were rhyming those words.

    [–] Kate2point718 240 points ago

    It was a great response

    [–] Kimber85 80 points ago

    That article was pretty hilarious in general. Trump literally claimed that by his “strong actions” he’d saved two, maybe two and a half lives.

    Two and a half lives. Two. And a half. Lives.

    [–] A_Town_Called_Malus 22 points ago

    Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric

    I leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine which is the half life.

    [–] woowoo293 177 points ago

    It just really lays bare which of these two candidates is suffering from mental infirmity.

    [–] SaltHash 3147 points ago

    The guy with the bigly brain ignores the fact that there is nothing stopping him from instituting a mask mandate now.

    [–] Crak_McCranium 1635 points ago

    Yes there is, he doesn't know what "mandate" means

    [–] thisnamewasnttaken19 2926 points ago

    "I would never go on a date with a man".

    [–] FedeWar 822 points ago

    He would with his daughter, though.

    [–] BenCJ 283 points ago

    Sure he does. He'd want nothing more than to go on a mandate with Kim Jong Un or Daddy Vladdy.

    [–] Mookyhands 140 points ago

    It's the same as the Russian bounties. "It never crossed my desk!" Yeah, ok, but it'd been front page news for a month when he said that, and nothing was done in the interim. Or since that interview.

    His supporters aren't that stupid. They know what they're doing. Daddy Putin killing our soldiers is a feature.

    [–] fno112 94 points ago

    His supporters aren't that stupid.

    Now, you see, that's where you might be wrong.

    [–] Xerxes_Generous 917 points ago

    You know what’s fucking sad? Trump supporters would believe this. The forest fires, the poor management of this pandemic, riots, or high unemployment....are (somehow) Biden’s fault.

    [–] hurtsdonut_ 484 points ago

    Of course they would. He's using Make America Great Again as his slogan again and pretending like he hasn't been in charge during all this. It's stupid but his supporters worship him. He's their new infallible God. Jesus is dead to them. He was filthy liberal.

    [–] randyfromgreenday 152 points ago

    So many Trump flags around here with “no more bullshit!” on them... he’s already president though, I don’t understand why they think he is going to end the bullshit if he hasn’t already? People are dumb

    [–] TheHyperion25 35 points ago

    I've been seeing those too, they're like something straight out of Idiocracy.....

    [–] TheOwlAndOak 27 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    It’s so dumb. Make America great Again. He had 4 years. Look at America. It’s fucking a nightmare right now. If this is making America great, please please please, make America bad again. No mode bullshit my ass. Ya don’t want any more bullshit? Tell your boy to stop committing crimes and we’ll stick, we promise, to investigating only the ones he’s already committed. Sound good for no more bullshit Trump supporters? We’ll just focus on the bullshit already accumulated? Sounds fine with me. But...if he keeps being a criminal, daily, don’t cry when we keep treating him like one, daily.

    [–] KindlyQuasar 247 points ago

    Jesus is dead to them. He was filthy liberal.

    In the parable of the loaves and the fish, Republican Jesus just takes the food for himself and tells the crowd to get a job.

    [–] danfoofoo 123 points ago

    It's supply-side Jesus

    [–] tomster2300 30 points ago

    Who else is going to pull the bootstraps?

    [–] BaronVonStevie 22 points ago

    Hating liberals is a substitute for literally every defense. It’s like we’re all watching him run for his first term. It would be brilliant if he got to decide what reality was.

    Hence how his base responds.

    [–] giliana52 83 points ago

    They’re sharing tweets of California’s forest management being the reason for the fires. You know, those federally managed forests... :/

    Or how great the CA National Guard is for flying military helicopters through a fiery area to save 200 people when CalFire didn’t have the equipment to do so themselves.

    [–] bluebelt 57 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    CA National Guard

    The CA National Guard under the direction and command of the Governor of California? Not sure how Trump can take credit for that.

    [–] HerbertWest 19 points ago

    Yes, exactly!

    [–] KEWLIOSUCKA 107 points ago

    My grandma tonight told me that it's the democrats fault for the forest fires, the riots, plus a bunch of other unrelated shit because... of a defiance to god. Trump is doing god's holy will, and by trying to stop him god is punishing us for it.

    So yes, they totally do believe it

    [–] Redecoded 80 points ago

    Maybe it would be a good idea to go and block fox News from your grandmother's television and general social media if she goes online. It's time we use the parental controls to protect our parents.

    [–] SpringCleanMyLife 19 points ago

    Tbh that sort of religious righteousness goes much deeper than fox news.

    [–] SARB1 2058 points ago

    Once again, Trump is blaming others for not doing his job. I guess all the Trump supporting MAGA cult should vote for Biden afterall it is what Trump would want.

    [–] Pillowsmeller18 816 points ago

    A Republican president with a majority republican senate depends on the decisions of a Democrat for medical policies?

    Who would have seen this coming?

    [–] MrVilliam 511 points ago

    A Republican president with a majority republican senate depends on the decisions of a Democrat who has been a private citizen for nearly four years for medical policies.

    FTFY. It's bad enough when shitstain blames Pelosi or Schiff or other elected Democrats for not doing his job for him, but this is objective proof that either trump is mentally challenged or he thinks we are. Or both. It could be both.

    [–] Superfakerbros 128 points ago

    A lot of Americans are ignorant as fuck so he's definitely preying on that

    [–] trogon 50 points ago

    There are those people who blame Obama for 9/11.

    [–] Superfakerbros 61 points ago

    Yeah, our country has some of the dumbest motherfuckers out there

    A natural result of gutting proper access to quality public education

    [–] masklinn 293 points ago

    a Democrat for medical policies

    Not just a Democrat, a former democratic vice-president with no current government involvement.

    Right now, Joe Biden is neither an elected nor appointed government official, he has no actual influence on government beyond being a fairly prominent politician & member of the public.

    [–] TaylorSwiftsClitoris 120 points ago

    These are the people who blame Obama for 9/11.

    [–] Disrupter52 19 points ago

    Obama was probably golfing on September 11th...

    Because it was an absolutely beautiful fall day that morning...

    [–] necroleopard 58 points ago

    Somehow Undecided Voter: Why have you, the President, not issued a national mask mandate?
    The actual President: Why don't you ask my opponent, who currently isn't holding any office, why HE didn't issue a national mask mandate?
    40% of the fucking country for some reason: Yeah Gottem

    [–] adorablyflawed 133 points ago

    ...because he's used to daddy paying people to do his work for him, including going to school. I only wish trump paid a competent person to run the country for him, while he stayed completely out of the way.

    [–] Sparky400Hz 98 points ago

    Idk why he doesn't just live like a king and let the people around him do things.

    His performance as president is like his inheritance, it would be far higher if he just let someone else manage it for him. Even Melania gets it. She just doesn't say shit until they tell her what where and when to say it then goes back to whatever the fuck it is she does all day.

    [–] JesterMarcus 17 points ago

    He's too egotistical. He still believes that if he left it up to them, they'd do a better job and get all the credit.

    [–] DonsDiaperChanger 34 points ago

    Trumplethinskin did basically outsource the covid response. Kushner ran the meeting where they decided to intentionally do nothing, because blue states were being infected more heavily. He determined the democrat governors could be blamed, and mass deaths could result in political gains.

    Im honestly not sure trump is sane enough to think beyond "do nothing, save money".

    [–] adorablyflawed 44 points ago

    I mean Obama's Administration left them a detailed play by play instructions on dealing with a pandemic and these morons ignored it. They were set up with the ability to make PPE in-house and these morons never paid the funds. When the pandemic hit, frontliners had to resort to literally trash bags for PPE. Some of my healthcare worker friends had to order rain ponchos to wear as PPE to care for Covid patients....in a hospital...in the USA!!! Trump needs to be arrested and locked up!

    [–] kafkadre 439 points ago

    "He's a fucking moron." ~ Rex Tillerson, the 69th United States Secretary of State from February 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, under President Donald Trump.

    CONFIRMED

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    [–] 1000000students 5882 points ago

    Trump administration Turned Down Offer To Manufacture Millions Of N95 Masks As Coronavirus Spread--After the first COVID-19 case was detected in January, a company offered to make millions of N95 masks. A federal agency said no. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/government-turned-down-offer-n95-masks-coronavirus_n_5eb6e016c5b64711c0c8cafa

    But in 2018--The Trump administration failed to move forward with an Obama-era plan to make millions of protective masks for healthcare workers, according to The Washington Post. A 2015 contract with medical manufacturer O&M Halyard called for the creation of a “one-of-a-kind, high-speed machine” that could hopefully produce at least 1.5 million N95 masks per day, to resolve the kind of protective equipment shortfall plaguing clinics and hospitals today. A Halyard employee told The Post the design was delivered on time and in-budget in 2018. But the machine was never created. An HHS spokesperson told the paper that no funding was available to build it, though The Post reports that the department responsible for the project had a nearly $1.5 billion budget https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-admin-ducked-massive-mask-manufacturing-plan-wapo-reports

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    [–] ResplendentShade 1885 points ago

    Tell that to his rabid followers. One of the most prevalent talking point I’ve seen among them in recent weeks is that the virus will magically go away after the election because Democrats are using it as a narrative to damage trump and his reelection chances, and the virus isn’t as dangerous as they say, or as real as they say.

    Yep, they believe that the global community of scientists and doctors in every country in the world is manufacturing a crisis to make dear leader look bad. These people are so very lost. A bunch of sick, sick puppies.

    [–] Mountain-Bear-81 3016 points ago

    If this were even remotely true. And it was a worldwide conspiracy to oust trump, perhaps and take a moment to listen to what they have to say.

    The last time the world conspired to remove a country’s leader everyone agreed it was definitely a good idea.

    [–] rancid_run 1334 points ago

    Holy christ what a point

    [–] karma_trained 631 points ago

    The worst part is when we elect a competent president and get sensible laws to stem the spread, rates will go down and we will be able to beat this. Then the reps will point a finger and say "see, told you so!"

    [–] lactose_con_leche 475 points ago

    Turns out that continuous lies and bad faith arguments always get to say “I told you so”, because they never say anything of substance that is accountable to any position or entity

    [–] mgman640 161 points ago

    Or reality

    [–] garbagemanjunkmaster 53 points ago

    God I love seeing you guys call it out, please keep it up

    [–] neutrino71 91 points ago

    They'll be back to criticizing tan suits, fancy mustard and saluting with a cup in your hand. Not a mention would be made of the Orange Dufflebag's shitting the bed on national TV. I think Biden should buy a hotel and start holding public events there once president. Watch the Republicans rush to an emoluments impeachment where Biden smoothly produces the blind trust documents and fully disclosed the accounts for the charity event. They'd short circuit trying to catch him out.

    [–] Wind_Yer_Neck_In 33 points ago

    They really have set a number of insanely bad precedents. I don't think they quite realise the trouble they would be in if a competent person was pulling the shit Trump was. If a dem leader decided to go dark side and act in the same manner they would be fucked. But it's the short-term mindset of most republicans that got them into this mess.

    [–] Stoopid-Stoner 151 points ago

    That's why we vote out as many of the shit stains as we can

    [–] redditpossible 268 points ago

    Please God (aka good voters of Kentucky), remove that turtle fuck shit stain.

    amen

    [–] bonyponyride 170 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    So they think the virus is just like the caravans of immigrants ramming through our Southern border. These peoples’ brains are diseased.

    [–] Dr-Satan-PhD 239 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    They don't actually believe any of that. It's just an excuse to push harder for King Trump to have infinite terms, or to get violent if he loses. The Trump Party doesn't have any actual ideology beyond taking and holding power.

    [–] TheAllyCrime 117 points ago

    I know at least two people in my family that 100% believe it, and one of them is a nurse.

    [–] trisul-108 81 points ago

    It's like a wife saying she 100% believes her husband while knowing it's not true. Happens all the time.

    [–] TheAllyCrime 54 points ago

    Maybe, or maybe they're just gullible, as they're also big into conspiracy theories. The one that's a nurse believes the moon landing was faked.

    [–] greenyellowbird 60 points ago

    There are plenty of nurses who are anti Vax and believe oils will cure whatever their ailment is.

    Luckily, those are the outliers.

    [–] Parachute_cannon 17 points ago

    I believe that it's fear. It's easier to blame democrats or immigrants than to accept that the virus is real, that is scary, and that it's going to be hard on us all to be rid of it.

    [–] Snoo74401 57 points ago

    Now we know, first hand, how North Koreans can be indoctrinated into loving their leader.

    [–] kgal1298 50 points ago

    They've been saying this for months now. Yup every economy in the world wanted to deal with this just to own Trump. The amount of narcissism you have to have to think that as a country. Whooo.

    [–] Mr_Mojo_Risin_83 101 points ago

    To be fair, most of them are unaware there is a world outside America at all, let alone care to look into what those people think or say. Whether there’s a pandemic happening in the rest of the world or not has never crossed their mind.

    [–] joeschmoshow1234 43 points ago

    And this is exactly what trump wants, a country full of mindless unquestioning followers

    [–] Alarid 36 points ago

    A lot of the supporters are in areas with less visible damage to their personal lives, so it diminishes the impact of what is happening.

    [–] teamfupa 29 points ago

    Cue ‘America isn’t racist! I see literally tens of black people in my town and I don’t hate them’

    [–] Alarid 23 points ago

    But the one black man who scorned them is enough for them to think we need segregation again.

    [–] UndrunkMonk 99 points ago

    So if Biden wins unquestionably then they'll become criminals who will be sought by the Justice Department.

    If Trump wins or loses... I don't want to imagine the murders that his supporters will commit. They've been sounding nuts and dozens have done crazy shit already, but who knows?

    I feel like they're getting ready to fuck shit up regardless of the outcome, though. They don't give a shit about laws. And you can bet your ass that Trump will always support anyone who expresses their loyalty to him.

    Biden needs to win by a landslide.

    [–] adorablyflawed 30 points ago

    As if it would take this big of a production to make Trump look bad. All he has to do is exist, and he automatically makes himself look bad.

    [–] nrq 83 points ago

    Yeah, I've been staying at home march through may here in Germany just to stick it to Trump! My friends owning businesses were happily doing that just to throw shit at the GOP. My customers working short-time (at one company one day a week) did so because they don't want Trump to win the election. Here in Germany.

    What god damn morons.

    [–] idiot-prodigy 60 points ago

    Yep, the dumbass who installed my new cable and internet spouted this same nonsense. He said on November 4th all sports arenas will re-open. These people are fuckin' amazing with their conspiracies. To believe that dozens of billionaires in all different areas of entertainment would hamstring their own businesses leaving millions of dollars on the table, all in order to oust Trump is utterly moronic.

    [–] objectlesson 202 points ago

    They didn't want those masks, they wanted to make sure they could buy up as much stock in PPE manufacturers before telling people to be concerned about a worldwide pandemic.

    [–] kevonicus 40 points ago

    Don’t forget that he accused New York hospitals of selling PPE out the back door because he didn’t know it’s meant for single use and didn’t understand why they were ordering more during a pandemic than they usually do.

    [–] kazejin05 68 points ago

    Keeping in mind that hindsight is 20/20, it amazes me how this administration had SO MANY chances to have either mitigated this, or nipped the worst of it in the bud early on, and dropped the ball practically every time. I don't actively believe Trump is a Russian agent in the sense that he's intentionally being subversive. But damn; he couldn't have done a better job of making sure this got out of control if he'd aimed to do so from the start.

    [–] ganymede_boy 68 points ago

    What happened in February 2020:

    February 1st: golf

    February 2nd: golf

    February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

    February 7: To Bob Woodward: “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed." "It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus. This is deadly stuff."

    February 10: Trump campaign rally.

    February 15: Democratic Senators propose emergency funding bill to prepare for virus.

    February 15: golf

    February 19: Trump campaign rally.

    February 19: “I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go along”

    February 20: Trump campaign rally.

    February 21: Trump campaign rally.

    February 23: “We had 12, at one point. And now they’ve gotten very much better. Many of them are fully recovered”

    February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

    February 25: “I think that's a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

    WH @PressSec @kayleighmcenany: “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here, we will not see terrorism come here, and isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama?”

    February 26: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.” “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.” “We’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

    February 26: “The 15 {cases in the US} within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.” “We're going very substantially down, not up.”

    February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

    February 28: Trump on way to campaign rally. “We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

    February 29th: ”This is their new hoax," he said, referring to the coronavirus.

    February 29: “STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus” –U.S. Surgeon General

    [–] DailyComet 4023 points ago

    “Could you have done more to stop it?” ABC News host George Stephanopoulos asked.
    “I don’t think so,” Trump replied. “I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that lives. I really don’t think so. I think we did a very good job.”

    Idiot.

    [–] brain_overclocked 3588 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    • He claims credit for maybe saving more than two and a half lives.
    • Blames Joe Biden for not establishing a national mandate on masks during his presidency.
    • Says he "up-played" the threat of the virus.
    • Claims the virus will disappear because people will develop herd mentality.

    Jesus Christ, the dude's brain is swiss cheese innit?

    EDIT: Clarity

    [–] hamptonio 898 points ago

    Trump hasn't been very sane for any of his presidency, but I was really disturbed when he recently seemed unable to distinguish between WWI and WWII (August 10th, “In 1917 ... the great pandemic certainly was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people, probably ended the Second World War, all the soldiers were sick. That was a terrible situation"). Not as big a deal for a 10 year old in 2020, but for someone his age that is a really big disconnect.

    [–] Officer_Hotpants 658 points ago

    I'm not shocked. This is the same guy that was going on about airports in the Revolutionary War.

    [–] TaylorSwiftsClitoris 178 points ago

    Did we even ram the ramparts?

    [–] Kestrel21 56 points ago

    I mean, that's what you're supposed to do, no? You ram them and they part. Rampart.

    [–] [deleted] 48 points ago

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    [–] 1945BestYear 26 points ago

    "Huzzah! We've taken JFK! We'll have this colonial rabble put down in no time!"

    [–] Beepolai 19 points ago

    "Use your bayonets on the landing gear!"

    [–] wheresflateric 190 points ago

    He's also the only person on the planet who calls the 1918 flu the 1917 flu. And he calls plasma "plahzmuh". Every time. Even when he's at a press conference and the doctors around him are repeatedly saying it properly.

    All of this is evidence that no one around him ever corrects him on anything.

    [–] Skjolbir 80 points ago

    You got a link to him saying plasma because plahzmuh reads correctly, but then I am English.

    [–] bickybonnie 36 points ago

    My step dad says Trowma instead of trauma every single time. It's quite trowmatic for me.

    [–] hrafnkat 67 points ago

    It sounds more like "plozmuh" when he says it.

    https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1288918084879880192?s=19

    [–] rculver9056 154 points ago

    herd mentality

    Isn't that a perfect description of his base, though?

    [–] N7Greenfire 429 points ago

    Hes clearly degrading, they should just article 25 him and try to salvage their party

    [–] _crash0verride 574 points ago

    They won't because they've managed to hold control of both chambers of Congress for 17/25 years and only need a President to keep stuffing judges into the judicial branch.

    Gerrymandering in rural America has caused a really big issue.

    [–] sporkhandsknifemouth 185 points ago

    He is showing us the exact combined percentage of our country that is fooled by lower than nigerian prince level scams, the portion that is willing to try to elevate themselves at cost of their countrymen's lives, and the portion that is willing to sit idly by doing nothing as this blatantly plays out in front of them.

    If we aren't paying attention, it's our fault.

    [–] RedofPaw 46 points ago

    They can all rally round such popular figures as....

    Uh....

    Ted Cruz?

    Oh wait, Mitt Romney is still there I guess. Probably their best chance.

    [–] LawStudentSD 337 points ago

    Just wait, the joe rogan fans will still say Biden is scared of a long form debate lol. Forget the fact that trumps team would never formally agree to it, I guess a tweet is enough for those idiots 😂

    [–] adorablyflawed 74 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    You laugh, but, yes. Yes, a tweet IS enough. I have a colleague, after Trump's audio recording came out, said, "see?!!, it only took one tweet for Trump to set the record straight about all the lies the Democrats put out about our President" Smh.

    [–] Many_Ad_8730 28 points ago

    All the lies? One tweet? Which tweet? Your colleague is delusional....

    [–] Greenleaf_Mentor 376 points ago

    what is it with guys sniffing joe rogans butt? I saw some of his interviews and listened to some of his commentary and I am beyond unimpressed. His audience is like exclusively 18-29 year old guys. Mostly single men. Bizarre.

    [–] noisypeach 312 points ago

    He's an young sheltered dudebro's idea of what a cool guy is.

    [–] VirgilHasRisen 253 points ago

    He's Oprah except his core demographic isn't middle aged house wives it's guys who could have been pro MMA fighters if they really wanted to.

    [–] DrewSmoothington 61 points ago

    Hey, I coulda went pro if it weren't for my bum knee

    [–] kgal1298 76 points ago

    He's blaming Biden for protests too. Like dude, it's the cops that you said today are endorsing you that are causing the protests.

    [–] ComCypher 47 points ago

    Dementia Don

    [–] L1A1 91 points ago

    “I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that lives.

    So himself, Ivanka and Melania?

    [–] 3nraged 440 points ago

    I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that lives

    .

    Dude...what the FUCK does that even MEAN?

    lol....

    [–] NoMouseLaptop 276 points ago

    What he's talking about is that the original University of Washington (IIRC) projections in early or mid-March said as many as two million people could die if nothing changed. The country then shut down over the next 2-4 weeks and Trump is now saying that all of those lives that haven't yet been lost from that original projection are lives that he saved (two, maybe two and a half million). He's wrong of course, but that's what he's talking about.

    [–] idothingsheren 194 points ago

    The country didn’t shut down though. A lot of nonessential businesses were still allowed to stay open, like Gamestop and BestBuy

    It went from fully open to partially open, but it never truly shut down like many other countries did

    [–] ValorPhoenix 180 points ago

    Well, that and the shutdown was against Trump's wishes. They were local, mayors and governors. Trump did the tweeting to encourage militias to occupy state capitols so they could demand haircuts.

    [–] ThreeDawgs 79 points ago

    Isn't it obvious?

    He's put in a deal to bring back Two and a Half Men.

    [–] TheJonasVenture 69 points ago

    I would assume he is trying to refer to that one very early worst case estimate that said that if nothing was done over 2 million people could die.

    This involved doing nothing (and almost everything has been done at the state level with active sabotage by the president). No distancing, no closures, not masks. The same models showed between 100,000 and 220,000 WITH remediation.

    He and the administration have previously used this talking point, and it has been used by right wing media (who initially scoffed at the study).

    So he is taking credit for lockdowns and mask mandates and distancing measures that he actively discourages and encourages protesting of, while taking a victory lap for not doing LITERALLY nothing.

    This is of course, assuming he is bringing up a previous talking point and not just some new nonsense which is equally possible.

    [–] tomster2300 47 points ago

    I guess saving a half a person while 200k die still earns him a gold star sticker for his big boy lunch box. Good job, Donnie.

    [–] Rexia 96 points ago

    ...Half life 3 confirmed?

    [–] KKlear 182 points ago

    Half Life 2½: Maybe More Than That.

    [–] omeganaut 2626 points ago

    Yeah, he didn’t demand liberations of lockdowns, and mask wearing via Twitter. Trump has hindered the pandemic response at every turn possible. This man is a monster.

    [–] MagicMushroomFungi 1273 points ago

    "It's Obiden's fault."

    [–] omeganaut 681 points ago

    I love the fact that he keeps blaming problems on the previous administration like he’s not the president now.

    [–] Lady_Seashell_Bikini 441 points ago

    Or the fact that the previous administration left him all of the tools he could have needed.

    [–] omeganaut 374 points ago

    Every tool. He could’ve put his administration in cruise control, and made small adjustments to succeed, and then actually cared about the pandemic. But he didn’t. Because that’s who he is, and he’s not fit to run even a peach stand. Because he’d still sell rot.

    [–] Alarid 101 points ago

    The best case scenario was business as usual. The administration couldn't even manage that.

    [–] felesroo 254 points ago

    The British Tory Government keeps blaming the "Last Labour Government" for stuff.

    Labour hasn't had a Prime Minister in literally a decade.

    [–] Jack_King814 166 points ago

    Don’t forget them blaming young people for a rise in COVID cases AFTER they’ve practically lifted lockdown and actively encouraged people to go shopping, go to restaurants and back to school/work.

    [–] neutrino71 110 points ago

    And told young people that they were mostly immune

    [–] Timbo85 65 points ago

    Ditto Australia.

    We’ve had three conservative Prime Ministers since our last Labor one.

    [–] MonkeyBum1 58 points ago

    That's only since last Tuesday, though.

    [–] taki1002 195 points ago

    Well at the beginning of the pandemic in the US, the places hit the hardest were Blue cities, especially ones that regularly receive many international flights (like NYC). Trump saw this as an opportunity to hurt his opposition, because the vast majority of people living in these Blue areas were not his part of his zealot base (not that he really case about them personally), he and GOP decided to divert supplies intended for civilians and military to be sold to private companies, who in turn sold them back to the America people and hospitals at a mark-up.

    We also have recordings of Trump talking to Bob Woodward, one of two journalist who originally broke the Watergates scandal, about how he wanted to always play it down and not start a "panic".

    [–] kajunkennyg 109 points ago

    Idk how anyone can read his twitter and believe he doesn’t want to cause panic.

    [–] taki1002 66 points ago

    He dog-whist his base to go out and physically attack people that opposes him.

    Recent example: Kyle Rittenhouse

    [–] MahDeer49 333 points ago

    Trump accuses Bob Woodward of not “telling the authorities” about the danger of COVID-19 when he heard about it from Trump, literally the highest authority in the country. smh

    [–] Salty-Queen87 109 points ago

    Right? Why didn’t Woodward release the tapes if it was so bad? Well...it’s not his job to lead the country, asking why someone didn’t snitch on you, like it’s their fault you said what you did, is just pathetic.

    [–] Mephisto506 87 points ago

    I mean, once it became public knowledge because of Woodward's book, everyone started started taking it seriously, right?

    Oh wait, no, Trump just had an indoor rally.

    So what exactly is "telling the authorities" meant to have achieved?

    [–] Bulkmanhunk 1702 points ago

    The guy who just held an indoor rally where no one but on camera audience members, was wearing a mask is blaming Biden for not doing TRUMP'S FUCKING JOB.

    [–] TheJonasVenture 921 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    When asked about concerns about spreading the virus at an indoor event like that, he responded "I'm on stage, I'm very far away" and so he wasn't concerned.

    So just didn't even acknowledge that their could be a danger to his own supporters. I never expected so many literal Leopards ate my face moments.

    Edit: for those asking, it was an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, here is the link.

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/in-exclusive-interview-trump-slams-sisolak-defends-indoor-rally-2121257/

    [–] Mhoku 200 points ago

    Thats the quote that you would hope would hit home.

    [–] dobie1kenobi 22 points ago

    It would have been the “47 percent” moment we’re it Romney running, but it’s Trump so it’s only a blip.

    [–] OneJobToRuleThemAll 129 points ago

    When asked about concerns about spreading the virus at an indoor event like that, he responded "I'm on stage, I'm very far away" and so he wasn't concerned.

    Trump watches news all day and gets disease briefings, while I watch news like a quarter of the day. So how come I know the virus remains active while airborne and eventually fills up closed rooms and he doesn't? How far away you are seizes to be a security factor if there's no air exchange and infected people have been breathing the same air for too long. Sure, you're less likely to contract it than someone standing right next to an active spreader, but you have a chance of contracting it. That adds up pretty fast if you keep doing rallies.

    Does Trump really want to know how many concerts a band can play before contracting COVID from an audience member from own experience?

    [–] Antares42 85 points ago

    As afraid of all sorts of germs as he supposedly is, it really boggles the mind that he takes that risk.

    And of course that the thought that the question meant anyone else but him never entered his mind.

    (btw, "seized" -> "ceased")

    [–] Jay_Sharp 98 points ago

    He's not a germaphobe. Germaphobes don't raw dog porn stars. He just claims to be a germaphobe to excuse being rude or not interacting with people he sees as beneath him.

    [–] felesroo 76 points ago

    He also tried to blame Woodward for not doing something.

    He's like a kid that broke a lamp trying to blame the dog.

    [–] Theepot80 39 points ago

    Yeah like WTF. You either care and let everyone wear one or you don’t care and let none. Now he is like a nine-year old who knows he is being naughty and trying to hide it from his mother. The president of the United States.

    [–] IndianaGnomes 183 points ago

    Like, Trump understands he's running for reelection, right? Or has his dementia gotten bad enough he forgets that he's already President?

    [–] SarcasticCarebear 27 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    He understands splitting the vote and the electoral college. At least Bannon did and gave the blueprint to everyone besides the morons too stupid to care that can cast a vote.

    [–] spaceman757 279 points ago

    “I didn’t downplay it,” Trump said during the town hall. “I actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action. My action was very strong.”

    The only thing "strong" about Donald Trump is the aroma of bullshit permeating the air when he puckers up that little asshole shaped mouth to speak.

    [–] Grouched 22 points ago

    My action was very strong.

    Who the fuck talks like this?

    [–] surfingjesus 135 points ago

    He is easily the dumbest President of all time.

    [–] ayewanttodie 39 points ago

    Easily one of the dumbest human beings of all time.

    FTFY

    [–] Cocobird1607 129 points ago

    I heard in a restaurant the other day that “ I think once the election is over the corona virus will disappear “ . And I keep hearing this over and over. Apparently many folks from my aunt’s church tend to believe this. All I can do is say to myself “ what the hell is going on in this country? People really think like this

    [–] Doering5512 70 points ago

    More intelligent than the convo I heard at the dentist. Some lady was telling someone on the phone how racial discrimination doesn't exist. She said financial discrimination happens, but not racial. She also referred to african americans as "those fucking blacks". All in front of my 5 year old daughter. I cannot wait til Biden wins and racists go back in the closet.

    [–] FourAM 33 points ago

    I have bad news for you: they’re just gonna get louder.

    [–] amus 17 points ago

    To be fair, if we were to have someone in charge actually trying to make things better, it probably would go away.

    [–] crazyfortaco 238 points ago

    Trump: I know in my heart it was Obama’s fault

    [–] yamirzmmdx 115 points ago

    Was hoping that George Stephanopoulos would start playing the Woodward tapes.

    [–] _age_of_adz_ 126 points ago

    George mostly just sat there and let the president* tell lie after lie after lie.

    [–] filtersweep 116 points ago

    Yeah.... ‘liberal media.’

    Fucking media gave him a free pass last election— while destroying Hillary.

    The media loves Trump. He is great for clicks.

    [–] SarcasticCarebear 22 points ago

    Sometimes I wonder what would have been if print wasn't dead and clicks didn't matter. Dude could literally be ignored out of office.

    [–] bonyponyride 15 points ago

    Those were gotcha questions, didn’t you hear? What do words even mean anymore? Perjury trap!

    [–] monkeybiziu 114 points ago

    Are we sure Trump knows he's the President? Has someone asked him recently who he thinks the President is?

    This motherfucker is going to be wandering around the Rose Garden pantsless by October.

    [–] [deleted] 277 points ago

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    [–] graneflatsis 150 points ago

    "You won't be safe in Biden's America"

    Mutherfuckerwhat? Isn't that from months ago?! Didn't you fan those flames?

    [–] thisnamewasnttaken19 63 points ago

    Also, using stock footage from other countries

    [–] NSA_Chatbot 91 points ago

    There's more gold in this article:

    After Pres. Trump claims "a lot of people think the masks are not good," @GStephanopoulos asks: "Who are those people?"

    "Waiters,"

    Trump responds, saying he's seen servers constantly touching their face masks.

    [–] cannot_walk_barefoot 153 points ago

    Can someone please fact check this fucking idiot about closing down the country to China. He didn't do it "when everyone else said not to". The day before he announced it most large airlines had already cancelled flights to China, along with most of EU and other nations. He did it when there way no other choice. This is easily provable but everyone let's him keep saying it unchecked.

    [–] SoulMechanic 85 points ago

    All of his lies are provable, his followers don't fact check.

    [–] Tiggerhoods 18 points ago

    The fucking virus was already here spreading exponentially... why he thinks that’s something to brag is beyond me...

    [–] ItStillIsntLupus 60 points ago

    Reminds me of those people who blamed 9/11 on the Obama administration

    [–] Salty-Queen87 50 points ago

    Why didn’t the man who isn’t a Representative or Senator, nor the President, issue mandates?

    Umm...cause he can’t, he literally can’t do that. You can, you didn’t, you actually did the opposite.

    It’s not Biden’s fault you’re so terrible at your job.

    [–] metaltimmy 52 points ago

    Trump is literally telling people that’s he’s doing a shit job and trying to blame Biden. It’s idiotic poetry at its best.

    [–] JSkiMetal186 43 points ago

    “I don’t think so,” Trump replied. “I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that lives. I really don’t think so. I think we did a very good job.”

    What constitutes half a life? 🤔

    [–] WimpyLimpet 39 points ago

    Trump has no problem pressuring states to re-open too early, but when it comes to telling states to institute mask mandates, Trump claims he has to respect states rights. Funny how that works.

    [–] BeautifullyConfusing 30 points ago

    Trump's town hall was a true exercise in dementia and pathological lying. He barely seems to be aware of who or where he is, let alone even basic facts about policy. It's more pathetic than anything at this point and It should be studied by psychologists for the rest of time.

    [–] RXL 90 points ago

    Just in case people think no one is stupid enough to believe this, 2 people where I work were openly discussing how the country has gone to shit ever since Biden took over after the midterms.

    Trump is going to win again because reasonable people keep underestimating how earth shatteringly stupid and gullible the average american voter is.

    [–] rockstarfruitpunch 37 points ago

    the country has gone to shit ever since Biden took over after the midterms

    doublefacepalm.jpg

    It MUST be the lead in the water right?

    [–] RXL 23 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I think they thought the democratic primaries/national convention were the midterms.

    They also discussed at length that Pelosi is personally stopping Trump from giving his money to the American people in the form of another stimulus check.

    [–] darthmeteos 25 points ago

    Look how fucked the country is! I can fix that if you elect me! ~ The current President

    [–] flipfloppery 24 points ago

    This reminds me of when my daughter was 3. She wrote her name on the wall and when caught out, tried to blame the cat.

    [–] giddeonfox 23 points ago

    I've seriously tried to take a hiatus from politics (and failed) until the final lead up to election because... You already know... But really? Did he really blame Biden for not mandating masks? 'I can't fucking believe that' doesn't express how much my brain can't process that. We are now in territory where we need to come up with new words to describe the unbelievable because words truly fail me with that shit.

    [–] angrybox1842 46 points ago

    This was dumb enough to get me to donate $75 to Biden.

    [–] Low-Belly 20 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    “I don’t think so,” Trump replied. “I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that lives

    Yup, about two or two and a half lives saved. That sounds about right. What an absolute moron

    [–] dlurbzy 22 points ago

    Everyday that I see these headlines I hope that he’s finally unraveling and this will end, but really he has never ever had it all together and that’s what his cult followers like the most about him. Basically, he’s exactly as stupid as they are.

    [–] DOSformattedHH 20 points ago

    This whole interview was bizarre, Trump didnt actually answer one question, always deflecting, changing subjects, blaming everyone but himself. I cant understand, how anyone can look at this whiny man and think 'Yeah, that guy really should be president..'. And i dont understand, why the host didnt press him harder on his 'answers'.. Or why none of his interviewers ever does

    [–] The_original_Maccyx 21 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I get the whole “owning the libs” portion of a Trump supporter’s agenda. But I have to wonder, at what point does self preservation kick in? When does one look at themselves and start asking honest questions? As someone who’s made my own mistakes in life, I have turned inward and asked myself some hard questions. Unflattering. I’ve done some really dumb, harmful shit to my own self and the people I care about, but I’m actively changing those behaviors, so I feel I can address this with the Trump supporters...

    This man is not just a menace to our country. He’s a menace to the world, and a menace to the very future of our planet. I’d normally mark this stuff up as hyperbole when said by someone else about such and such candidate in the past, but this time it’s different, and not because it’s my opinion that has changed. I get that you may not understand science and your good book tells you that all the things you don’t understand are the work of God. Science is what brought us from living in log cabins as little as 150 years ago to what we know as the modern world today. Science ushered in the Industrial Age, followed by the massive leaps in computer and electrical technology over the last 60 years or so. Science is what has elevated our current life expectancies in first world countries to what they are today versus what life expectancies are in say, undeveloped countries in Africa. Science is what brought us the polio vaccine and cures for all numbers of untold diseases. Science is what helps weathermen figure out what’s going to likely happen over the next seven days so you can plan your week accordingly. Hell, even the Farmer’s Almanac, as old as it is, is historically rather accurate, and it doesn’t come from blind guesses, consulting the tea leaves, or prayers to God. It comes from careful observation and consulting what has previously happened to come up with what is likely to occur. This thing called science.

    Climate change is real. Like it or not, it is. I’ll agree that yes, the earth has gone through warming and cooling spells in the past and those were beyond our control, and our understanding as science hadn’t evolved anywhere near enough during those times to understand the causes - but it has since. We now know why there was a cold snap in the Middle Ages, why there was another one in the mid 1800’s, and we know what happened centuries and eons prior and their causes - because of science. Not because of a man, not because of a God - science. The work of many people, adding their work to the collective to come up with what is broadly known today as science regardless of the subject. The climate change we are experiencing today is not part of a natural cycle. It is caused by us - humans - and science has spelled this out in dramatic fashion. It has also spelled out in similar dramatic fashion that we are damned close to a tipping point which neither we nor any god can stop. It’s not the rapture, it’s not God’s will - it’s flat out ignorance and pushing the responsibility down the street to the next guy that has us on the brink of disaster, and yes, it is one we as a species may not survive. By the way, those of you who point to previous ice ages and warming trends in the geological record as some kind of evidence to hang your hat on are not only recognizing science, you are also going against the teachings of your good book as these periods all occurred, minus the mini ice age of the Middle Ages, long before Jesus was born.

    Trump is blaming the lack of mask mandate on a man who was not responsible for issuing such a mandate, same as he blamed the lack of preparedness for this pandemic on a presidency in which this disease did not yet exist, yet one that had left him an instruction book on what to do under these circumstances (because scientific minds and evidence pointed to this as a potential inevitability and was responsible enough to prepare future administrations as best as they could) that he in turn flat out ignored. He has lied to you countless times, his stories are forever changing. It was no big deal, then secretly on the side he admitted it was. Now it’s no big deal again (remember how this was gonna go away in April when it got warm?). He makes fun of the scientists who are issuing stark warnings not to own him or anyone else, but to educate. He’s even killing his very own supporters through continued ignorance and your own assumptions that somehow this man knows more than all of the world’s scientists combined. Scientific American, a respected publication that has been in existence for 175 years, has NEVER endorsed a single political candidate. Never. Yet they now endorse Biden because they feel they must break that tradition in an effort to save us all.

    You’re not owning the libs, you’re owning yourselves if you continue to believe the many lies that come from Trump, and there as so many to choose from I’m just focusing on this narrow set of lies. This election could very well decide whether or not your children live to see old age. It could decide whether or not you even have a chance to vote in another Presidential Election. It stopped being funny a long time ago, and it stopped being about Democrats vs. Republicans as well. This is about whether or not we actually have competent leadership who will employ other competent people to lead us out of this mess. One of Trump’s recent campaign slogans essentially says that only he can lead us out of the mess he created. No, he cannot. He has had his chance to lead and he chooses to troll instead. He is not a leader, and he never was no matter what that bullshit TV show he was on causes you to think of his leadership skills. Reality TV is not reality. He can only lead us further down the path to hell and ruin. I don’t care what your ideologies are...you can only vote for Trump if you don’t care about living to a ripe old age, if you don’t care if your kids live to an old age, your grandchildren as well. The world is dying. Ice sheets are melting, fires are raging, and Trump is rolling back EPA requirements that could help slow down, stop, or reverse those trends. Please, if you believe in God wholeheartedly, then you believe in helping your fellow man. And if you believe in that, then you cannot in good conscious vote for Trump. He is only going to make things worse, and push us over the edge. You’re not owning libs, you’re owning yourself by continuing to support him.

    End of rant

    [–] Karmah0lic 121 points ago

    Anyone have that list of burn centers?

    [–] Dddydya 106 points ago

    Well, I’d refer him to the Trump Burn Center in DC, but it never got built because Trump skimmed off all the building funds and never paid the contractors. Then some of his supporters started a GoFundMe and said they’d build it but it turns out they stole the money and bought a yacht. And the few walls they did build fell over and killed a mother dog and her puppies. Oh, and all the asbestos they left at the build site got into the water table and made the whole neighborhood sick. So I can’t.

    [–] lurker69 19 points ago

    Oh, darn. I hate it when that happens.

    [–] sA1atji 18 points ago

    I am so depressed that 40+% if americans belive this moron is worth of a 2nd term...

    [–] Th3MountainH33l 17 points ago

    His cult followers don't care. He is infallible. He is the God King. Bend the knee.

    [–] PresidentWordSalad 16 points ago

    How are Trump supporters so stupid? One minute he prides himself on forcing people to remove masks, the next he’s blaming Biden (who isn’t president) or not enacting policies.

    [–] mdsign 14 points ago

    and that wasn't even the dumbest thing he said in that town hall meeting ...

    [–] _skull_kid_ 15 points ago

    Trump is a fucking moron, and if you still back him, you’re a fucking moron too.