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Trump Claims Coronavirus Will Disappear Thanks to ‘Herd Mentality’ During ABC Town Hall

[QUOTE]”With time it goes away. And you’ll develop, you’ll develop, like a herd mentality it’s going to be it’s going to be herd developed and that’s going to happen.” Trump likely meant herd immunity, which experts say will not resolve the Coronavirus.

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by Anonymousreply 101Last Thursday at 6:46 PM

No, herd mentality is what got him elected.

by Anonymousreply 109/15/2020

You know what is going away?

Jobs.

Jobs have been removed from the economy in the SIX MONTHS we have been in quarantine.

by Anonymousreply 209/15/2020

I know most of you know this, but it is herd immunity. I would call that a Freudian slip, but it is just really him exposing his ignorance.

by Anonymousreply 309/15/2020

Thanks for the pertinent information, you dumb tub of shit.

by Anonymousreply 409/15/2020

Additionally, Trump also said that it's Joe Biden's fault for not doing a national mask mandate.

by Anonymousreply 509/15/2020

Good conversation. Blacks going at it with Trump

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by Anonymousreply 609/15/2020

He is a stable genius and our best president ever!

by Anonymousreply 709/15/2020

Trump is normalizing his hate speech! Disney/ ABC is normalizing his behavior. Trump is a piece of shit that doesn't deserve the seat he has

by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

LOL!!!

America will die and so will democracy because of Trump supporters' "herd mentality."

by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

The only thing missing from this disastrous train wreck. Was the voice over at the end of the broadcast.

"I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message".

by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

Yet, this motherfucker will NOT get anywhere near his rabid fans. Meanwhile, he downplays the severity of the pandemic. What a vile twisted POS.

I couldn't watch that ABC special tonight, I wanted to kick my TV, after that black man questioned Drumpf, I put on PBS. I despise Drumpf.

Dump looks like death in the link above.

by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

[QUOTE] The only thing missing from this disastrous train wreck. Was the voice over at the end of the broadcast.

[QUOTE]"I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message".

😂😂😂

by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

Yeah, his best chance is to disappear for the balance of the election. No appearances, no rallies, no tweets.

by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

[QUOTE] Yeah, his best chance is to disappear for the balance of the election. No appearances, no rallies, no tweets.

Thankfully for our sake, that won’t be happening.

by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

[QUOTE] He said he would not do anything differently with regard to his response to the pandemic, despite nearly 200,000 Americans having died from the outbreak. He blamed China for the pandemic and said he saved many lives by “closing up the country.” His claim he could not have done more to slow the deadly virus has been rebutted by a number of epidemiologists.

[QUOTE]Trump blamed cities and states run by Democrats for any problems with the response to coronavirus, as well as for any crime or violence in the country, not accepting responsibility for problems that he sees as happening under political rivals.

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by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

[quote] Dump looks like death in the link above.

He has superior genes and will live to be more than 200 years old.

by Anonymousreply 1609/15/2020

Turd mentality.

by Anonymousreply 1709/15/2020

I skipped this because I thought it was just going to be one of those Matt Lauer-type kiss-ass interviews with George S throwing Dump a bunch of softball questions. To their credit, looks like it was more than that.

by Anonymousreply 1809/15/2020

People are still dying from the covid en masse every day in the US. Why are the media so quiet about this right now? If you want to get rid of the Turd, you need to report the daily death toll in the headline day in day out since it is the most terrifying aspect of this shitty virus.

by Anonymousreply 1909/15/2020

He is the most toxic combination of idiotic and know-it-all.

by Anonymousreply 2009/15/2020

Pastor Carl Day can GET IT

by Anonymousreply 2109/15/2020

He probably pays attention to about 5% of anything said to him that isn't direct praise, and his complete lack of self-awareness leaves him with no shame at all about getting even the most basic things wrong.

by Anonymousreply 2209/15/2020
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by Anonymousreply 2309/15/2020

Is Zombie Herman Cain still tweeting about how great President Plump is?

by Anonymousreply 2409/15/2020

yesss gawd

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by Anonymousreply 2509/15/2020

[QUOTE]Pastor CORAL

by Anonymousreply 2609/15/2020

He's mentality retarded.

by Anonymousreply 2709/15/2020

Herd immunity is just stupid . Nearly 6 million Americans would likely die while we're trying to reach herd immunity thresholds.

by Anonymousreply 2809/15/2020

Preliminary and incomplete list of false and misleading claims from Trump at tonight’s ABC town hall:

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by Anonymousreply 2909/15/2020

lmfao this is going VERY BADLY

he's getting destroyed on twitter

so many "who thought this was a good idea?" comments

Laura Ingraham reframed this as "an ambush" on her show to spin it as a liberal attack on him. You know if it had gone well they'd be bragging

by Anonymousreply 3009/15/2020

Who thinks anything Trump does is a good idea? But that just goes to show that nobody can control him. He keeps making these absolutely terrible decisions, like the Corona virus press briefings. He came off terribly in every single one of them, but he couldn't help himself.

6 million is the official number of people who've had coronavirus in the US, but estimates are more like 30 to 40 million because we aren't doing adequate testing. Getting to herd immunity would likely mean hundreds of thousands more deaths.

by Anonymousreply 3109/15/2020

[quote] Laura Ingraham reframed this as "an ambush" on her show to spin it as a liberal attack on him. You know if it had gone well they'd be bragging

She did brag on Twitter. She said, “Total set up forum but Trump unflappable though.” She referred to a question from a voter that was actually an attack disguised as a question.

by Anonymousreply 3209/15/2020

My favorite is when Plump uses his tiny-anus-mouth to read from a script. Painfully delightful. And Sad!

by Anonymousreply 3309/15/2020

Finally, he speaks the truth.

by Anonymousreply 3409/15/2020

I literally chortled with delight when a black woman interrupted his interruption with a firm “Let me finish sir!” Go sister!

by Anonymousreply 3509/15/2020

This was a ginormous DISASTER!!!! What are they thinking at the White House???? They just sealed Pennsylvania for Biden without him lifting a finger. Thank you, idiots,

by Anonymousreply 3609/16/2020

What are they thinking at the White House????

A fuck up this big could only involve Jared & Ivanka; he'll be rage tweeting all day about he was picked on - especially by that black woman #BOOHOO

by Anonymousreply 3709/16/2020

between the Woodward book and tapes and this town hall, this week isn't going any better than last week.

no one's gonna care about the transactional Israel/Bahrain/UAE thang

by Anonymousreply 3809/16/2020

He's the best talker, using the most bigly words. People are saying it. I've heard it, you might have, too. Just the best. Talking. Just talking. People are nasty and jealous who aren't saying it, but those people, I don't hear them, you know? But, they say things, too. UnAmerican things. But we have ways of dealing with them, don't we? From what they tell me. UnAmerican people who don't like me should be dealt with, right?

by Anonymousreply 3909/16/2020

"He's" should be "I'm"

by Anonymousreply 4009/16/2020

Woodward is getting a huge spot on Morning Joe. I hope that doesn't devalue his assertions.

by Anonymousreply 4109/16/2020

Here, R35

[quote] Ellesia Blaque wins the night. She described her illness and how she's manages her health with the ACA. She showed her emotional fortitude and intellectual superiority over Trump and even better, she wouldn't let him interrupt her.

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by Anonymousreply 4209/16/2020

R41 I hate Joe almost as much as Trump. Loved the time Mika's father was on and showed what an ignorant fool Joe was.

by Anonymousreply 4309/16/2020

Perfect R10

by Anonymousreply 4409/16/2020

A reminder.

Cognitive Impairment symptoms include: having more trouble coming up with desired words than other people of the same age.

by Anonymousreply 4509/16/2020
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by Anonymousreply 4609/16/2020

I remember that R41. I am not a fan of Joe.

Zbigniew beat him down without lifting a finger.

by Anonymousreply 4709/16/2020

trump is scourge

by Anonymousreply 4809/16/2020

[quote]Woodward is getting a huge spot on Morning Joe. I hope that doesn't devalue his assertions.

I don't see how - and especially since Woodward's book is not about his own assertions as it is quoting Trump's direct statements (some of which have been playing out on the evening news) & Woodward simply commenting on them. (It's almost as if Trump is the book's co-author.)

In fact, Joe has been talking positively about the book for days.

by Anonymousreply 4909/16/2020

[quote] Yeah, lemme head on over to this Trump Town Hall.

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by Anonymousreply 5009/16/2020

A lot of people are calling this morning saying what an amazing job I did last night. The best. No other president could have done as great a job as I did. A lot of people are saying it.

by Anonymousreply 5109/16/2020

PROBABLY thinks it's spelled "heard mentality"... and no doubt he THINKS it's "heard" mentality...

by Anonymousreply 5209/16/2020

Why do cons this "He was being attacked!" is somehow something that makes us feel sympathy for him?

He's the fucking president. It's his job to be able to answer the attacks and defend his record. Instead, because his record is so horrible, he has to lie about it.

by Anonymousreply 5309/16/2020

Trump obviously doesn't understand herd immunity at all.

To get to the 70% exposed, millions will have to die.

by Anonymousreply 5409/16/2020

Oh, he understands that, R54.

by Anonymousreply 5509/16/2020

[quote]Trump blamed cities and states run by Democrats for any problems with the response to coronavirus,

Did this dumb cunt really just pretend GOP states haven't been reckless in their response to the virus?

And I must be one of the few who didn't even know this moron was having a town hall. Ignorance is bliss.

by Anonymousreply 5609/16/2020

[quote] Trump blamed cities and states run by Democrats for any problems with the response to coronavirus,

Trump chose to prioritize Republican-led states when he gave out funds and federal supplies. In fact, it has been reported that Kushner and Trump decided not to do a national plan because Dem states would look bad without federal help

by Anonymousreply 5709/16/2020

The fact that Kushner is allowed to be in the WH disgusts me even more than Trump being there. Aside from the fact that he's a parasite, he is stupid as hell. Literally handed EVERYTHING regardless of what a failure he has been throughout his life. Given a spot at Harvard, given power to spread his evil beyond the US. How does anyone believe in God?

by Anonymousreply 5809/16/2020

LOL, "AMBUSH" is trending.

Poor Anusmouth! But, I thought he is a 'macho, macho man' and an ALPHA MALE!

Yet...poor Dotard was 'ambushed' by a reporter's questions?

HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHA HAHAHAHA

What's next, he takes questions from public elementary school kids, bungles those as well and blames the "nasty children" for his bad press?

FUCK OFF AND RESIGN, you fat, orange dumb bastard!

by Anonymousreply 5909/16/2020

How any Trump flying monkey has the nerve to refer to liberals as thin-skinned snowflakes considering the pile of delicate shit they defend, is beyond me.

by Anonymousreply 6009/16/2020

Can't believe the country is thisclose to getting rid of him. Despite who his opponent could be, they would always be better than him.

They couldn't impeach him. But we could fire him.

I believe his fans don't even listen to him. They tuned-out in 2016, they "won". All opposition to him is from black/brown/queer/ Socialist/Antifa/Atheist bitter Hillary losers.

They just want a Republican in the White House.

by Anonymousreply 6109/16/2020

I agree, R61.

It's illegal to own black people as slaves but having that deranged, illiterate, moronic, morbidly obese, orange bastard in the WH makes them feel like they "own" the libs/POC/LGBT in that all of the laws being passed fuck them over harder than the whites.

Anusmouth is also fucking over whites who aren't billionaires but his Trumper cult are too eaten up with hatred and stupidity to realize he's not helping them AT ALL while he's destroying everything and everyone they hate.

by Anonymousreply 6209/16/2020

[quote]Trump chose to prioritize Republican-led states when he gave out funds and federal supplies. In fact, it has been reported that Kushner and Trump decided not to do a national plan because Dem states would look bad without federal help

Imagine if Obama had done this with natural disasters in red states.

by Anonymousreply 6309/16/2020

Hopefully we can get rid of him with HERD VOTING.

by Anonymousreply 6409/16/2020

Let's play which idea was worse:

Allowing him to call Bob Woodward repeatedly in the middle of the night or do this town hall and have his balls handed to him by black people (and even get called out by Stephanopoulos)?

by Anonymousreply 6509/16/2020

Agreed r63. I think Obama will be our last responsible President.

by Anonymousreply 6609/16/2020

Of course he meant herd immunity. The fact that he meant that but referred to it as herd mentality shows that he’s an idiot.

It also shows he’s still trying to minimize a virus that’s killed four times as many Americans in six months as died in Vietnam in ten years. Despite the fact that he’s also going around saying that he “up-plays” the virus instead of downplaying it. Which is what he’s on tape saying, for the record, to a veteran political journalist.

There, just another day in Trump World.

by Anonymousreply 6709/16/2020

He still thinks he can bullshit and bamboozle most Americans or talk his way out of any situation. The thing is, THERE ARE TAPES! And yes, some will still believe his lies and nonsense. Those people are a lost cause, not worth debating. The rest of us need to vote like never before so he can't claim it was rigged. This CANNOT be a close election.

by Anonymousreply 6809/16/2020

Oh Jesus fucking christ.

The minute the Woodword tapes came out I called that he would try and hide behind the "calming the populace" front. I really hope Biden takes him down on this BS.

by Anonymousreply 6909/16/2020

Trumpers don't listen to him or even care what he says or does. He hates the same people they do, and that's enough to make him qualified for the job, in their minds. The only thing they have left to hang on to is the (R) after his name, and that's enough for them. It's all about "owning the libs" for them and that's all they care about.

by Anonymousreply 7009/16/2020

^^Truth^^

by Anonymousreply 7109/16/2020

The concept of herd immunity, which is usually achieved through mass vaccination and not mass infection, has been totally misused and misunderstood during this pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 7209/16/2020

The concept of herd immunity, which is usually achieved through mass vaccination and not mass infection, has been totally misused and misunderstood during this pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 7309/16/2020

[quote]It's all about "owning the libs" for them

I thought they were the party of Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 7409/16/2020

To expand on R73, the smallpox vaccine created herd immunity for smallpox. Before the vaccine existed, a lot of people that got smallpox died, and the ones that survived weren’t enough immune people to stop new people from getting smallpox. It was never enough to do that, for centuries. And you could only get smallpox once and then you were immune. Covid natural immunity seems to be pretty short. So achieving herd immunity for Covid, which is extremely contagious, isn’t going to happen either.

If a Covid vaccine doesn’t get distributed enough to create herd immunity, my guess is it will be like smallpox, just go on forever in waves. Unless people learn to wear masks and stay home as a semi-permanent lifestyle that lasts for years.

When the polio vaccine first came out, people were in a rush to get everyone vaccinated and schoolchildren had to have it or they couldn’t be admitted to school. There were mass vaccinations. A few people had bad reactions and got sick or even died. But in those days, people put the community first and understood it had to be done for the greater good, risk or not.

People don’t understand that now. Wait until a few kids have a bad reaction to the Covid vaccine, and you’ll have parents that refuse to vaccinate their kids fucking it up for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 7509/16/2020

[quote] I thought they were the party of Lincoln. —Didn't he free some slaves or something?

You have to remember that the Republican Party hasn't progressed one iota since then then though. They have opposed every bit of progress since the civil war.

by Anonymousreply 7609/16/2020

I believe Lincoln would be aghast at today's version of the Republican Party.

by Anonymousreply 7709/16/2020

Lincoln would shoot HIMSELF in the head if he could see the immoral, fat, orange p.o.s. in his White House.

by Anonymousreply 7809/16/2020

[quote] Covid natural immunity seems to be pretty short.

What if everyone got a shot once or twice a year? That could lead to herd mentality.

by Anonymousreply 7909/16/2020

I had my flu shot a couple of days ago and I said to the nurse, I heard these are only good for six months. He agreed. He said, this will get you through to March so you’ll be covered.

If Covid shots are only good for six months, you might have to take one in fall and spring. That means a huge ramp up of production. Billions of shots every fall and spring.

Biden said today that one of the shots being proposed had to be stored at minus 70 degrees. He said they could only produce them en masse in huge numbers of doses, and since they’re hard to store, you wouldn’t be getting them at Walgreens. Maybe you would have to get them at a hospital. More delays.

by Anonymousreply 8009/16/2020

Interesting, R80, though I do wonder, if flu shots are only good for six months as the nurse said, then why aren't we encouraged to get them twice a year instead of just in the fall?

by Anonymousreply 8109/16/2020

My GP told me the same, in regard to the flu shot's efficacy, R80. We get a local surge of it in February - March so he recommended I put off getting mine until after Halloween. Since I started following his suggestion, I've managed to avoid getting the flu.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Thursday at 4:17 AM

I always wait until the end of the year for a flu shot, to prolong it efficacy into the new year.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Thursday at 6:15 AM

Fauci says mid to late October is the best time.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Thursday at 6:27 AM

Honestly, people: It's HERD MORALITY. That is Trump's ace in the hole, and I do mean hole.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Thursday at 6:39 AM

There can be no herd immunity for coronavirus for the same reason there is no herd immunity with the flu or the common cold of which coronavirus is related. The antibodies are not lifelong. They dissipate to nothing after some months. Moreover should a vaccine be able to circumvent these problems (Probably second or third generation) think of all the people who will die under "herd immunity" before they had a chance to get that vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Thursday at 6:46 AM

[quote] think of all the people who will die under "herd immunity" before they had a chance to get that vaccine.

Those would be the people who are going to die anyway since there is currently no vaccine. No extra people are required to die as we progress to herd immunity.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Thursday at 7:15 AM

This morning WH Chief of staff Mark Meadows said CDC Director Robert Redfield is not tuned into what those “closest to the process” know about when the public will have access to a vaccine.

The CDC wrote the playbook outlining vaccine distribution.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Thursday at 7:31 AM

You think if Trump asked Mark Meadows to lick his asshole clean after taking a wicked shit, that Meadows would gladly do it?

by Anonymousreply 89Last Thursday at 10:40 AM

R87, that's not true. The current medical advise is to avoid getting COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, etc. Obviously, if you do not get COVID-19, it can't kill you. Herd immunity, as advocated by the Trump administration, means that everyone who possibly can should get the virus, and therefore no one should wear a mask or take other precautions. That means that, inevitably, more people will become sick, the healthcare system will be swamped, and more people will die.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Thursday at 10:50 AM

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele on MSNBC:

"I'm exhausted... the fact that we have to literally beg people to wear a mask to save their own dumb ass from getting sick? I'm sorry. To me it is beyond the imagination."

by Anonymousreply 91Last Thursday at 10:51 AM

To 87: of course. I didn't respond because the poster seemed to be playing on people's ignorance. Maybe he/she should go to a lesser board.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Thursday at 11:55 AM

R81, because flu season is mostly October to March. I got mine early because this year is unusual and I was concerned they might run out early. Last year I got my flu shot late - January. They were out then and I had to go someplace else. Also, I got the MMR shot in May. Right about that time there was some news that it might help people fight off Covid, and they were out. They had to order it for me, and I had to go in early because a lot of people wanted it. I never had it as a child, so I needed it anyway. I’ve been trying to get as many vaccinations as I can.

FYI, if you get the MMR, it interacts with Prednisone and lowers your immune system. The two medications should be taken at least a month apart. If you take prednisone, don’t get the MMR if you can avoid it. I practically had to wear a space suit every time I went out for a couple of months until I was over the prednisone. I didn’t know the prednisone was coming up or I never would have done that.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Thursday at 12:27 PM

Olivia Troye, who worked as homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Vice President Pence for two years, said that the administration’s COVID-19 response cost lives and that she will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden this fall because of her experience in the Trump White House.

President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic showed a “flat out disregard for human life” because his “main concern was the economy and his reelection,” she said in an interview.

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by Anonymousreply 94Last Thursday at 12:33 PM

She’s already being called “disgruntled,” just like all the others that quit or were whistleblowers.

Neither Trump or Pence has enough self awareness to ask themselves why so many people are “disgruntled” when according to them, everything’s going great.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Thursday at 1:53 PM

Another one: DeVos' former top aide joins anti-Trump group.

Josh Venable, the former chief of staff to Education Secretary Betsy Devos, has joined another former Trump administration official's group opposing the president.

Venable is lending his name as an adviser to the Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform, a group former Department of Homeland Security official Miles Taylor launched on Thursday of current and former Trump administration officials and other Republican leaders who want to see President Donald Trump defeated in November.

A current senior administration official is also part of the group, but Taylor declined to share that person's name.

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by Anonymousreply 96Last Thursday at 2:41 PM

People are so sleazy, trying to position themselves for after a Trump loss. It shows they don’t have any real values.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Thursday at 2:54 PM

If only Corona could claim Trump.

by Anonymousreply 98Last Thursday at 3:03 PM

[quote] People are so sleazy, trying to position themselves for after a Trump loss. It shows they don’t have any real values.

True, we need to remember who they are when we are rid of him. However, at this point it's all hands on deck so we need to cheer anyone that has the nads to speak out, even at this late date.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Thursday at 3:19 PM

[quote] People are so sleazy, trying to position themselves for after a Trump loss. It shows they don’t have any real values.

I think I disagree: as we come down to the wire, this administration is acting like a rabid, wild animal backed into a corner. They will certainly remember who turned against them in this moment. To take a turn poking the beast at this juncture takes shows bravery than someone like Will Hurd who quietly backed away a year ago and has yet to bother to do anything to save the Republic even though he certainly must know where some of the bodies are buried.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Thursday at 3:54 PM

In the end, Hurd acted like someone compromised. He just finished his term and slithered away like a good boy.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Thursday at 6:46 PM
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