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Americans Furious After Trump Tweets Dangerous Lie About Covid, ‘Vote This Horrific Human Out of Office!’
COVID is about to overrun the country – again. In the last two weeks, cases are up 40%. Yesterday alone, there were almost 75,000 new cases. Deaths usually follow new cases by 2-3 weeks. Yesterday, 534 people died of COVID. If you increase 534 by 40% or so, we can expect deaths to rise to 700-800 a day in 2-3 weeks. There is no rule saying that because COVID is up to near its highest point (four days ago, we hit the highest one day total 84,00) it can’t get higher, much higher. We know that the cold weather is hurting – and it’s not getting warmer. We doubt it’s escaped people’s notice, that two weeks ago Trump began traveling the country again, holding super spreader rallies in which few people are wearing masks, many in the rust belt, where it’s not getting warmer.
We continue to wonder when we’ll read a story in the New York Times or Washington Post that discusses the number of COVID cases tracked directly to Trump’s rallies. Perhaps it’s just because we’re just hitting two weeks into the “big rally” thing again. It is coming, though. It is disgusting that Trump has made the bet that the study regarding how many of his followers caught COVID at his rallies won’t “break” as a story until after November 3rd. Otherwise, he might look, well – a little responsible for people being very sick and dying, like Herman Cain, RIP.
One thing we do know, when COVID is in the news, Trump’s campaign suffers. This country knows exactly why we have 25% of the world’s COVID deaths, despite having 4% of the world’s population. We are the only country with Donald Trump as president. And Donald Trump is sick of the media covering COVID:
Until November 4th., Fake News Media is going full on Covid, Covid, Covid. We are rounding the turn. 99.9%.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020
We are rounding the turn he says, three days after the highest number ever recorded. And no, it is not “because of testing,” we have done plenty of testing since July. He doesn’t get to continually use that excuse. COVID is up because COVID is up. That’s all there is to it. Nothing more.
On November 4th, the news will be about who is winning the election (not who won, because all the votes will not have been counted) but COVID will also be in the news. If on November 4th this nation hits 90,000 new cases, or the dreaded 100,000 we’ve heard might be coming this winter, it WILL make the news. Donald Trump will simply care even less because it no longer impacts whether he has a second term.
Only a narcissistic sociopath would think the media is focused too much on COVID.
7 days to vote this horrific human being out of office. https://t.co/L3kB8eH1K9
— David Pepper (@DavidPepper) October 27, 2020
The only 'Fake News' is your claim that America is 'rounding the turn' on Covid, Mr President.
Cases are rising in 47 states, deaths in 34. These are facts. https://t.co/oLVstlpkR5
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 27, 2020
One of the major closing arguments for the president ahead of the election appears to be "forget about the pandemic that has killed 225,000 Americans, infected 8.7 million Americans, and had severe economic consequences for millions more Americans." https://t.co/idVVwcrUp0
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) October 27, 2020
Imagine if we had a president who actually went full on COVID COVID COVID back in January when it could have made a difference.
Instead of calling it a Democrat Hoax and complaining about the stock market. https://t.co/GHncBESyov
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) October 27, 2020
Trump is lying about the data his own HHS has:
New cases of COVID-19 are up 26% week-over-week in the U.S., while deaths have increased by 15%, according to an HHS memo obtained by @ABCNews. 40 states, territories are in an upward trajectory of new infections, the memo says. https://t.co/mmTDiDZLwe
— Jonathan Landay (@JonathanLanday) October 27, 2020
An outright lie. The COVID is reaching an all time high of 90K cases/day. Scientists have forecasted an additional death of 200K by end of January 2021, a total death count of over 400K. So which American wants to be part of these statistics due to 45's incompetence?#DemVoice1 https://t.co/HS0nqzpPFb
— James Climate Crisis (@JamesrossrJames) October 27, 2020
— Jessica M. MSN, FNP-C (@Jessicam6946) October 27, 2020
I lost my cousin and his wife to #Covid19 in March and I haven't seen my elderly mom in a year. I was going to fly out next month but cancelled my trip because covid cases are on the rise.
This tweet is callous, insensitive and tone-deaf. https://t.co/VKPBjDFszW
— Dave Jordan-TV (@DJNYC1) October 27, 2020
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