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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 10:56 AM

Trump's death march to November: If they're not his voters, let 'em die

from Salon:

Trump's death march to November: If they're not his voters, let 'em die
Trump can't beat the coronavirus so now he wants to use it as a weapon in the November election

Lucian K. Truscott IV
April 25, 2020 12:00PM (UTC)

If you listen to Donald Trump, before him there was nothing.

According to Trump, before he was elected, the United States military, which was fighting wars in two countries, confronting foreign navies on the high seas, launching drone attacks willy-nilly, and had soldiers stationed in more than 100 outposts around the world, had no ammunition. In the Rose Garden on March 30, Trump said, "I'll never forget the day when a general came and said, 'Sir' my first week in office 'we have no ammunition.'"

On Oct. 9 of last year, he told the same story: "When I took over our military, we didn't have ammunition. I was told by a top general maybe the top of them all 'Sir, I'm sorry. Sir, we don't have ammunition.' I said, 'I'll never let another president have that happen to him or her.' We didn't have ammunition."


Before Trump, we had no supplies of any kind: "The shelves were bare," he has told us over and over at his coronavirus briefings. The shelves he's referring to are those of the national stockpile of emergency medical equipment, the same shelves we've seen in photographs of a warehouse stacked with pallets filled with medical equipment, all of which has been there for years. But according to Trump, before he came along "the shelves were empty."


But the key to Trump's plan is who dies. Watch the way he plays the game as the rest of the states make plans to reopen. He's seen the facts and figures that social distancing works. He knows opening the economy will cost lives. He's going to be very, very careful with states he expects to carry, but narrowly, like Georgia. The states that are a lock for Trump, or the states he doesn't stand a chance in? Let them rip. Get the dying out of the way now. Maybe by the fall the coronavirus infection numbers will go down, maybe not. ............(more)


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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 11:03 AM

1. Then again, his base is disproportionately elderly-

Over-65s constitute 75% of the deaths.

You'd think that would give them pause...

I am not that age yet, but I notice that the Trumpers I know in my age group (I avoid them, so I know fewer than I used to) are getting very narrow in their reasons for still wanting to vote for him (used to be the economy, but after losing 25% of the 401K in a month, they're not pushing that-- now it's "lower taxes".

But they're still (sort of) for him. What's interesting is that they actually seem a bit ashamed-- or at least embarrassed, not really wanting to talk about him, though they used to love to chortle about how "funny"he was.

I don't know if they'll muster the enthusiasm to get to the polls or donate time or money.

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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 11:20 AM

2. Well when are we going to have the LSM cover the damn thefts???

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