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President Donald Trump told people he put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the government's response to the coronavirus because he didn't "have anything else to do," The New York Times reported, citing people familiar with the president's comments. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Berkshire said:

That's a good point.  The US has tested around 445.  Japan around 1,890.  S. Korea?  66,652 as of 27 Feb.  This is why there's so many confirmed cases in S. Korea.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/International/massive-coronavirus-testing-program-south-korea-underscores-nimble/story?id=69226222

California monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus

BY PETER SULLIVAN - 02/27/20 02:36 PM EST

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/485000-california-monitoring-8400-people-for-coronavirus-as-33-test-positive

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Pence's decades-old 'smoking doesn't kill' statement resurfaces after coronavirus appointment

 

Vice President Mike Pence, the man now leading the nation's response to public health threat from the coronavirus outbreak, once wrote "smoking doesn't kill."

 

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped Pence to work with the CDC, NIH and other government agencies to coordinate U.S. response to the outbreak.

 

But Pence's statement on smoking — made during his 2001 run for a congressional seat — could come back to haunt him. 

 

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2020/02/27/pence-smoking-cancer-donald-trump-coronavirus-response/4890066002/

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3 hours ago, Chomper Higgot said:

The likelihood of many more infections is pretty much assured, and by extension so is Pence’s failure in his new responsibilities.

 

The question then arises does Trump simply want Pence to take the accountability and if so who will Trump choose as his new ’running mate’?

 

Pence’s days seem numbered.

I saw news recently that Trump plans to reduce his staff. He wants only loyalists on his staff.

Maybe his master plan is to throw Pence under the bus after he fails. Then Trump will declare no need for a VP; he'll handle it all himself. Sole Ruler seems to be his desire.

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Trump could have appointed the only doctor in his administration to take charge instead of Pence; Dr Ben “I forgot my luggage” Carson. LOL. 

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"Sounds like an excellent plan. It is easy to be impressed by Mike Pence, his cool and calm demeanor, and close relationship with Trump inspires much confidence. With this virus emergency looming large it is reassuring that Trump and Pence are in charge, more so after seeing the utter chaos, depravity and gutter politics at the democrat debates - it does hammer the point home. The world is lucky to have these 2 at the helm during this storm. Good luck to all of us in overcoming the corona challenge." Here is a quote from one of the cult member on this board. 

 

 

IMHO - Even the most diehard trump cultists are posting fewer mindless posts blindly following their cult leader. I suspect they are still cult member but just maybe have a small bit of realization that their dear leader is a fool..even though they fully support him. 

 

I see that as a good sign..but maybe not. The cult members remind me of stories about the soviet union under Stalin - If there was some failure - a factory not meeting quota for example the factory manager was at fault  the system and their dear leader Stalin were perfect so everything else had to be at blame. Pure cult of personality.   

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Hey look at the bright side less trump rallies trump is a germafobe he’s terrified of getting sick this is a good test of any leader let’s see how he does not so good so far imo 

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Trump doesnt care about the virus. He only cares about the stock market.

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2 hours ago, jm91 said:

IMHO - Even the most diehard trump cultists are posting fewer mindless posts blindly following their cult leader. I suspect they are still cult member but just maybe have a small bit of realization that their dear leader is a fool..even though they fully support him. 

You have expressed an excellent observation. Quite possibly, the "diehard Trump cultists" are hedging their bets knowing that "dear leader is a fool" who is quite possibly about to mishandle a potential pandemic. Perhaps the "cult" has decided to lay low for a bit and conform to "dear leader's" infamous words of "we'll see, we'll see what happens".

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2 hours ago, gargamon said:

Actually he only cares about being reelected. If the stock market drops big he loses his "strongest economy ever" mantra and would likely not win in November.

I think what he really cares about is losing immunity from prosecution.

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"If you were in search of a scientifically minded, steadying presence to guide the country through the potential fallout of the coronavirus, you could not do much worse than Vice-President Mike Pence"

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/28/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ted-cruz-coronavirus

 

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“As you are speaking as the oracle of science, tell us, what exactly is a Y chromosome?” Cruz responded on Twitter. “And at what age of gestation does science tell us that an unborn child feels physical pain?”

He may have picked the wrong opponent – Ocasio-Cortez, it transpires, holds an award for microbiology from MIT.....

Touting her scientific background bona fides, and jabbing at Cruz, who, like Pence, gives primacy to his religious beliefs over science, she suggested delivered an acerbic put-down.

“I’m surprised you’re asking about chromosomes given that you don’t believe in evolution,” she said."

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