Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Donald is...........A 'Whiny Big Baby'



Vanity Fair magazine reveals that the 'Whiny Big Baby'also known as Donald Trump has banned America's top health officials from appearing on the CNN TV network.

 


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/pence-trump-cnn-ban?

Mike Pence Bans Health Officials From Appearing on CNN Because the Network Hurt Trump’s Feelings


Apparently the public can’t hear from Fauci, or Birx, or anyone who knows what they’re talking about until the king gets his way.


BY BESS LEVIN - Vanity Fair
Anthony Fauci speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force presser in the White House briefing room on Saturday, March 21 - Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/BLOOMBERG

As COVID-19 engulfs the United States, the few members of the federal government whom people actually want to hear from are the health officials who have a clue what they’re talking about. People like Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx, etc. 

Y’know, doctors.Unfortunately, at present, the executive branch is run by Donald Trump, a megalomaniac who loves the sound of his own voice, particularly when it’s spewing misinformation and irrelevant, embarrassing asides about how he used to date models. And if he can’t be heard, apparently no one can.

CNN’s Oliver Darcy reports that in an act of absurd retribution, Vice President Mike Pence’s office has refused to allow the country’s top health officials to appear on the network to discuss the coronavirus crisis because Trump’s daily briefings are no longer aired there in full. While CNN broadcasts Trump’s question and answer session, it recently dispensed with running the entire briefing, which can often run over two hours. 

While Fauci, Birx, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, and FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn have all appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox over the last week, the V.P.’s office has reportedly refused all CNN requests for health-official appearances in that same time span (Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and White House economic adviser Peter Navarro were allowed to go on State of the Union and New Day, respectively).

Of course, CNN isn’t the only one questioning the wisdom of airing Trump’s rally-style briefings in full of late. In a sign of just how ridiculous the daily exercises have gotten, even the notoriously conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal wants Trump to STFU, writing in an op-ed on Wednesday that a friend who voted for the president had stopped watching them, having grown sick of the Trump Show. 

Noting that the reality-TV POTUS uses the briefings to brag about himself, attack perceived enemies, and provide nothing in the way of informative information re: the current crisis, the board writes, “This isn’t impeachment, and COVID-19 isn’t shifty Schiff. It’s a once-a-century threat to American life and livelihood. 

The public doesn’t care who among the governors likes Mr. Trump, or whether the Obama administration filled the national pandemic stockpile.... What the public wants to know now is what Mr. Trump and his government is doing to prevent the deaths of their loved ones or help the family breadwinner stay employed.”

And, in a bit of unsolicited advice Trump is sure to take well, it recommends that the president’s daily briefings no longer always include the president:

If Mr. Trump wants to make his briefings more helpful to the country, here’s our advice. Make them no more than 45 minutes, except on rare occasions. Let Mr. Pence lead them each day, focusing on one issue or problem. Mr. Pence can take the questions, and Mr. Trump can show up twice a week to reinforce the message.

Donald Trump Is A Blustering Buffoon (08/04/20)



Donald Trump again shows himself to be an ignoramus and a bully with his response to journalists' questions about a report from the America's Inspector General of Health and Social Services  which is part of the US government.

The official involved (Christi Grimm) is a professional person, not a political appointee, who has worked for Republican and Democrat governments going all the way back to 1999 and was actually appointed to her latest post by the Trump administration. 

So this buffoon of a president owes Christi Grimm a grovelling apology, otherwise maybe someone will suggest that she should crowdfund the money too sue Trump's ass off!

 



Trump Is A Terrible President (07/04/20)



Donald Trump has the means and the motive to put his money where his big mouth is by 'suing the ass of the whistleblower' who complained that Trump was abusing his presidential powers by asking the Ukranian Government to dig up dirt on a domestic political rival.

But he won't, of course, because on this issue like so many others Trump full of talk and hot air.

   

Trump Is A Terrible President (06/04/20)



Donald Trump is a giant dumbass, as everyone knows, but that's still no excuse for him to be defying the advice about wearing a face mask from his own Government and medical advisers.



   

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52161529

Coronavirus: Trump to defy 'voluntary' advice for Americans to wear masks

Media caption - Trump doesn't see face mask necessary behind 'the great Resolute desk'

US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a face mask despite new medical guidance advising Americans to do so.

He could not see himself greeting "presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens" in the Oval Office while wearing one, he said.

He stressed that the guidance released on Friday was "voluntary".

"You do not have to do it," he said. "I don't think I'm going to be doing it."

The guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the government's public health advisory agency, came as the US reported more than 1,100 deaths in a single day - the highest total for a 24-hour period anywhere in the world.

The US has so far confirmed 278,458 cases of Covid-19 and more than 7,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

New York state remains the worst affected area, with nearly 3,000 deaths, and state governor Andrew Cuomo has appealed for help from other parts of the country.


Image copyright - GETTY IMAGES Image caption - New York CIty Mayor Bill de Blasio has already recommended all New Yorkers wear facial coverings

Until now, US health authorities had said that only the sick, or those caring for patients of coronavirus, should wear masks, but newer studies suggest that covering up one's face is important to prevent inadvertent transmission.

"From recent studies we know that the transmission from individuals without symptoms is playing a more significant role in the spread of the virus than previously understood," Mr Trump said on Friday.

However, he told reporters after announcing the CDC's new guidance: "I just don't want to do it myself."

"Sitting in the Oval Office... I somehow don't see it for myself."

Americans are now advised to use clean cloth or fabric to cover their faces whilst in public. Officials have stressed that medical masks remain in short supply, and should be left for healthcare workers.

The guidance comes as the number of cases globally climbs past one million.


Media caption - How Trump's attitude toward coronavirus has shifted


What else did the president say?

Mr Trump announced the CDC's guidance at the White House daily coronavirus briefing, but repeatedly emphasised that the advisory was "voluntary".

"You don't have to do it," he said. "I'm choosing not to do it, but some people may want to do it and that's OK. It may be good. Probably will."

Asked why, he said: "I just don't want to be doing [that], somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful resolute desk, the great Resolute Desk."

"I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don't know somehow I don't see it for myself. I just don't. Maybe I'll change my mind."

The president was pressed on US disease readiness, the federal government stimulus package, and whether the pandemic will disrupt the 2020 presidential election on 3 November.

Mr Trump insisted that his government's response has saved lives, and that the election will not be delayed.



The president - without a mask

Why won't the president wear a mask?

That's what I wanted to know - especially after he had laid out new guidelines by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials during a briefing: people should wear cloth masks when they go outside. The CDC recommendations, a list that ranges from social distancing to hand-washing, help flatten the curve, according to members of the White House task force on coronavirus.

Yet the president said he would not put on a mask: he said it would not look right for him to wear one in the Oval Office.

I thought that sounded vain, and I pressed him on the matter, asking him to explain more fully why he would not wear a mask in the midst of a pandemic.

He smiled. "I was just tested," he said. "I assume I don't have the virus so I don't have to worry about spreading it."

For him, the matter has been resolved. For many others, it has not been. They want to do everything they can to stop the disease and, unlike the president, they will put on masks.


What's the debate over masks? 

Covid-19 is carried in airborne droplets from people coughing or sneezing, but there is some dispute over how far people should distance themselves from each other, and whether masks are useful when used by the public.

The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that ordinary face masks are only effective if combined with careful hand-washing and social distancing, and so far it does not recommend them generally for healthy people.

However, more and more health experts now say there are benefits. They argue that the public use of masks can primarily help by preventing asymptomatic patients - people who have been infected with Covid-19 but are not aware, and not displaying any symptoms - from unknowingly spreading the virus to others.



Masks may also help lower the risk of individuals catching the virus through the droplets from another person's sneeze or a cough - and people can be taught how put masks on and take them off correctly, they argue.

Speaking at Friday's briefing, Surgeon General Jerome Adams acknowledged that the US guidance had changed, based on growing awareness that Covid-19 can be transmitted by asymptomatic people "coughing, sneezing or speaking".

Local officials in New York City and Los Angeles had already urged residents to cover their faces when outside and near others.

And on Thursday, officials in Laredo, Texas, issued an emergency ordinance which means residents will face a $1,000 (£815) fine if they fail to cover their noses and mouths while outside.

However, there is also disagreement among experts over the benefits of using cloth masks. European advisers say reusable cloth masks are not recommended and may even increase the chance of infection.