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White House officials and congressional Republicans downplayed or sidestepped questions about President Trump admitting to Bob Woodward that he was downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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    There’s no side-stepping…a bunch of crap from MSM.Its more about 9/11 and Bush,Joe and China and Obama and Clinton’s with Drug/weapon Trafficking with Isis,Hezbollah and Hamas.War Criminals.

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    Yeah, we're leading alright. We're leading on covid-19 death counts.

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    Q: What's another name for a spineless, chinless dickface? A: A Republican.

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    Kinda hard to believe Woodward didn’t release that information sooner just so he could finish his interviews. Lives could have potentially been saved and that’s worth more than any book.

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    Cowards, liars and traitors, each and every one of them. They must all be voted out. No more Trump, AND no more Trumpism.

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    No need to see the book, we've already heard about the distortions written and promoted by Woodward. Nothing to see, just more distortions and lies to smear the President who works tirelessly for America and the American people. It's the usual nothing burger from Leftists. If Leftists didn't have lies, they would have nothing.

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    He doesn't want to create panic except when it's about a made-up threat that benefits him politically,
    like the caravan at the border, "radical left Democrats," black people moving into the suburbs, etc.

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    The problem appears the GOP is too snug in their bubble that they admit they haven't got a clue about what's happening in the REAL WORLD outside DC or their mansions!

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    It's very important that we all remember the unwarranted outrage and criticism Republicans leveled on President Obama and his response to the Ebola virus outbreak. And Trump of all people, even tweeted that Obama should apologize to the American people, and resign. And this was after only 11 reported Ebola cases and 2 deaths in America.

    Republican Darrell Issa, said the response had been inept, characterized by over-confidence and ill-considered procedures to protect U.S. healthcare workers at home.

    “Any further fumbles, bumbles or missteps … can no longer be tolerated,” Issa told a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    Then-Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Obama was “not protecting our country and our families from Ebola,” suggesting the administration was not doing enough to combat the disease.

    Ted Cruz called Obama’s Ebola response “fundamentally unserious."

    Ultimately, the ebola outbreak resulted in 11 confirmed cases and only two deaths in the U.S. Obama’s quick response to the virus included deploying nearly 3,000 service members to West Africa to help contain the outbreak there..

    Because of Obama's leadership, the Ebola virus did not spread in the US. There were only two deaths from the disease in the country, and both of them were people who contracted it in Africa. History has proven that the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola virus was competent and effective.

    Trump tweet, 10/23/14
    "If this doctor, who is reckless flew into New York from West Africa has Ebola, then Obama should apologize to the American people & resign."

    Today there have been more than 6.42 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, and 195K deaths.

    So after 195k coronavirus deaths, what should Trump do? 
    Well lets see,  not only should he resign, he should first drop to his knees and apologize to America for the needless loss of so many American lives. He should then get on his knees, and apologize to Obama, and beg him for forgiveness. He should then turn himself into authorities and admit to his criminal negligence, dereliction duty, and to violating his oath of office.

    "What President Obama did leave Trump, was a global health infrastructure that we had set up, informed by the lessons of the Ebola outbreak,” Ben Rhodes, Former Deputy National Security Adviser under Obama said, referring to the NSC pandemic directorate that was dismantled by Trump in 2018.

    Trump has defended his record, arguing, “I’m a "businessperson." I don’t like having thousands of people around when you don’t need them. When we need them, we can get them back very quickly.”

    But experts argue that’s not how pandemic preparedness works, and that's definitely not how a virus works.  “You build a fire department ahead of time,” Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security stated. “You don’t wait for a fire.”

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    Trump lied, people died. Lots of people died.

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    Kind of how the MSM side stepped the protest.

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    If we added up the anti-democracy maneuvers of the prior 10 presidents over the past 60 years, they wouldn’t equal Trump alone in under four years—indeed, if you compare the eight close associates of Trump convicted or indicted in his almost-one term of office, that would again exceed those of all presidents combined (excepting Watergate felons) from Kennedy to Obama.

    On Aug. 7, 1974, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., House Minority Leader John Rhodes, R-Ariz., and Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott, R-Pa., made it clear to Nixon that he faced all-but-certain impeachment, conviction, and removal from office in connection with the Watergate scandal…

    Nixon announced his resignation the next day, effective at noon on Aug 9, 1974.

    In his 2006 book "Conservatives Without Conscience," former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean wrote that the Capitol Hill trio "traveled to the White House to tell Nixon it was time to resign."

    In his 1988 autobiography, Goldwater wrote that after hearing their grim assessment, Nixon "knew beyond any doubt that one way or another his presidency was finished."

    This was back when the Republican party still had at least a modicum of dignity, decency, integrity, and a sense of right and wrong. Today, thanks to Trump, Moscow Mitch, Graham, Nunes, Jordan, Barr, Meadows, and others, the wholesale corruption of the GOP is now complete.

    The Republican Party is now led by a kleptocratic crime boss who rules over the most scandal-ridden administration in history. Many of his closest advisers and associates have either been imprisoned or are facing prison time. Trump himself is trying to cheat in this election in order to stay in office and avoid prosecution. Nixon’s administration may have been  riddled with criminality—but in 1973, the Republican Party was still a somewhat normal party,  that still played by the rules, so Nixon was forced to resign. But not anymore. Those days are long gone.

    The corruption we see in the Republican party today can be defined as institutional depravity. It isn’t an occasional failure to uphold norms, but a consistent repudiation of them. It isn’t about dirty money so much as the pursuit and abuse of power—power as an end in itself, justifying almost any means.

    Today’s Republican Party has cornered itself in with a base of ever older, more male, more rural, more radical conservative voters. They could have tried to expand; instead, they’ve hardened and walled themselves off. This is why the Republican Party lies about the risks of voter fraud, so that it can pass laws to suppress voter turnout.

    Taking away democratic rights—extreme gerrymandering; blocking an elected president from nominating a Supreme Court justice; selectively paring voting rolls and polling places; creating spurious anti-fraud commissions; misusing the census to undercount the opposition; calling lame-duck legislative sessions to pass laws against the will of the voters—is the Republican Party’s main political strategy.

    Republicans have chosen suppression and authoritarianism, because unlike the Dems, their party isn’t a coalition of interests in search of a majority. The Republican party isn't interested in what the majority of Americans want.

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    Within two weeks of Trumps revelations to Bob Woodward acknowledging the severity of the coronavirus Trump was pushing a conspiracy that this was the Democrats' 'New Hoax'.
    NBC News : trump calls coronavirus Democrats' 'New Hoax'
    The Washingon Post: Erick Trump on 'Judge Jeanin' show claims coronavirus is Democratic hoax
    CNBC: Trump says the coronavirus is Democrats 'New Hoax'

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    Draft dodger = Warrior.
    Lying = Leading.

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    There is only one way to describe this lot. Spineless cowards and political eunuchs.

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    "These got yah books don't really interest me." – Sen. John Kennedy, (R) Louisiana……..the fact that you call it "got yah books" demonstrate you don't even deny what the book claims.

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    Trump knew all about Corona but took no precautions. Because Trump values money more than Americans. It's not the people who lost their lives that matter to him, it's the money. 200 thousand people have died in the country, the country is almost on spikes and heading towards division, but all Trump does is play golf.

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    Richard K. Flowers

    Trump didn't lie about Covid-19. He said on July 5th that 99 percent of Covid cases are totally harmless! So harmless, in fact, that over 191,000 people have died. That's really harmless! He said back in February and March it would go away. It's still here! But that's not a lie! Those people on ventilators are just vacationing in the hospital.

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    The thread of truth can can be discovered in patterns. Individually, we can discover this by realizing that something might be off in our relationships, our jobs, our loved ones, even in politics. We discern this by a shift, a change in the pattern. Unfortunately discovering that your child is on drugs. Your significant other is cheating on you. All starts first, by change in their pattern. The truth can be elusive, even misleading. How you might say? Exclusive of applying a pattern, the premise of the more you know, the further you go to obtaining the truth, becomes paradox. For example politics. How can we have such divisive and opposing views of what is true? When you discover a pattern, that’s when the thread of truth appears.

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    Mitch cannot walk straight, side stepping, forget it!!

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    🇺🇸WE GOT THIS, MY TRUE PATRIOTS!!!🇺🇸

    TRUMP WARNED EVERYONE

    "THEY'RE NOT AFTER ME, THEY ARE AFTER YOU, I'M JUST IN THEIR WAY"

    👊LATINOS FOR TRUMP 2020 AND BEYOND👊

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    Richard Darlington

    "No matter what she asks you, here's what you're going to say…"

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    Israel hates treacherous America.

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    Really are you kidding me this is one of the president that fans the flame of the fire isn't it true that he praised Donald Trump protesters with big trucks shooting paintball pellets at black lives matter protesters isn't this the same guy that preys the seventeen-year-old and not even a month ago he was telling housewives that if Joe Biden wins you're going to have Darryl Lix and Miss deviant people moving into their neighborhood isn't this the same guy that said that not even a month ago are you kidding me his whole entire campaign is about panic and fear come on just resign Donald Trump just resigned cuz it's just going to get worse.🤔👽😎

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    Much ado about nothing, at least he wasn't encouraging people to party in San Francisco's Chinatown or claiming it was racist to impose a travel ban like democrats did.

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    He stokes CHAOS NON STOP

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    BETRAYED BY DONALD TRUMP! BETRAYED BY FOX NEWS! BETRAYED BY EVANGELICAL LEADERS! !Trump deceived the American public since January.28. The Cost: needless millions infected, 100,000’s, sickened,hospitalized, 10,000’s dead Financial crash, 40 million initial jobless.20 million still on jobless claims, 11 million more unemployed since before election. And it’s now over yet in America, while some countries with good leaders are almost completely back. Trump excuse: “It was for your own good”.When a hurricane is barreling toward the coast, does a leader ”downplay” the storm to the people in it’s path, because “It will go away by itself”? When tornadoes are ripping through the Mid-West, does a leader downplay the tornado because “It will go away by itself”, does a leader downplay the raging fires in the West, because they will go away by itself (“Remember Climate warming is a Fake and a Hoax”), and it’s just a coincidence that the worse 10 worse fires in California happened in the last 5 years. When the terrorists flew into the Twin Towers, did the President downplay the destruction? When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, did the President downplay the bombing attack?

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    VOTE THE DIRTY MOSCOW MITCH OUT OF OFFICE

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    БАЙДЕН ВОР И УБИЙЦА

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    Some people only see or hear what they want to see or hear. Its up to us not to elect this type of people to any offices.

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    BIDEN-HARRIS ALL THE WAY IN 2020….THE BLUE WAVE IS COMING!

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    Wake up America you need to watch Jimmy Dore

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    Mcininney didn't your mommy tell you when you were young to quit lieing or you'd grow up to be a press secretary. ..😅😅😅😅😅

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    As Trump lied, Americans continued to die.

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    Crazy as he is, he is a master con man, and a notorious liar, and very adept at using distraction techniques and phony conspiracy theories masterfully to fool people. He tricks unsuspecting, incapable media pollsters to incompetently be fooled by having his low-IQ constituent cult followers not admit they are voting for him in order to skew polling results. This is intended to make Democrats complacent, thinking they will win and therefore not needing to get out the vote. Hence, his surprising, upset 2016 victory that stunned the world. Nothing was real, but rather everything was delusional tomfoolery.  Trump manipulating the polls.

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    They're all forgetting the- 'it's a hoax!', 'let's inject bleach' It's a hoax!, here's a voodoo doctor! Lets take hydro chloroquine! It'll disapper like magic! Lets take oleander! Don't believe the CDC..AND ON AND ON AND ON..

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    Right after I believe anything Trump says I'll believe anything Pfizer Pharmaceuticals says, right after that I'll be a zombie

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    So lies are the way to protect the country, and these deaths are ok by him??

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    Washingtonpost : if you don't make everyone panicked and riot then you are not presidential….

    Are these people insane?

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    Even when trump acts presidential its some how a negative… get over yourselves your stupid smears won't work all we have to do is go backc
    to his interviews prior to release of tapes and see he repeated the same things to the public hundreds of times … washingtonpost seriously go do some research

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    Meanwhile dems think its racist and xenophobic to ban travel and close boarders to save millions of lives… but yeh ignore that and continue with the smear campaigns

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