“Stupid is as stupid does”

Future generations might find it hard to believe that this photo was taken at the White House in the midst of a pandemic that had by that stage killed more than 200,000 Americans.

Where’s Forrest Gump when you need him?

10 thoughts on ““Stupid is as stupid does”

  1. Judas goat says:

    White House physician Sean Conley told reporters during a press conference at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center today that Trump was “just 72 hours into the diagnosis now,” a statement that may have contradicted the White House’s official statement of when Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
    Conley later issued a memo saying that he meant “day three” of the diagnosis.
    The initial statement, if taken literally, would have put the president’s diagnosis to Wednesday morning, before he traveled to Minnesota for a rally Wednesday and to New Jersey for a fundraiser Thursday. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/03/who-is-dr-sean-conley-physician-president-trump/3608901001/ [Conley is a doctor of osteopathic medicine — commonly known as a DO — as opposed to an MD, or doctor of medicine].
    Also: The White House learned of Hope Hicks’ positive coronavirus test — and exposure to the virus by President Donald Trump and others — before Trump arrived in New Jersey for an indoor fundraiser on Thursday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said, but allowed the event to go forward anyway. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nj-starts-contact-tracing-for-people-who-attended-trump-fundraiser-thursday/2648271/

  2. Avē Imperātor says:

    The mysterious White House testing scheme that did not protect Trump https://khn.org/news/white-house-testing-regimen-did-not-protect-the-president/
    New Jersey contact tracers are still struggling to work out the names of all of the people who were present at the private fundraising event held at Trump’s golf course and country club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Thursday where it is believed the president came into contact with 100 people and he reportedly met about 19 high-dollar GOP donors in private just hours before he was diagnosed with the virus. Contract tracers have still not been given a complete list of everyone who attended the event, reportedly because no such list exists.
    “Some have questioned Trump’s decision to go ahead with the fundraiser which cost $50,000-a-head for a ticket to the reception and $250,000 to meet face-to-face at his Bedminster golf club on Thursday.” https://newjerseyglobe.com/presidential-election/trump-was-not-himself-at-bedminster-fundraiser-attendee-says/


  3. Proverbs 16:18 says:

    “Senior administration official: Coronavirus outbreak likely began at Supreme Court announcement” https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/03/politics/coronavirus-outbreak-supreme-court-ceremony-capitol-hill/index.html Includes video “This is how a superspreader event unfolds” https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/10/03/how-superspreader-events-unfold-rose-garden-crowd-contact-gupta-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn
    “Speculation that the nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on September 26 may have been the source of the coronavirus outbreak at the White House has been compounded by reports that the White House held an indoor reception afterwards where face masks were not required.” https://www.newsweek.com/wh-amy-coney-barrett-event-had-cramped-indoor-receptions-compounding-superspreader-fears-1536224
    “White House acknowledges Trump’s condition had been worse than revealed” https://news.yahoo.com/white-house-acknowledges-trumps-condition-120449998.html
    “A senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign claimed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden uses face masks as a “prop,” two days after the President was hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/04/politics/joe-biden-mask-coronavirus-jason-miller-symone-sanders-cnntv/index.html
    Senior campaign adviser Jason Miller, when pressed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos about the rallies Trump has held in recent weeks where supporters are largely maskless and standing within six feet of one another in clear violations of federal health guidelines, said Sunday that Trump’s team takes health guidelines meant to curb the spread of the deadly disease “very seriously.”

  4. Doc says:

    Live updates: Trump could leave hospital as early as Monday, doctors say (October 4, 2020 / 12:44 PM / CBS NEWS) https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/president-trump-covid-19-positive-test-latest-news-2020-10-04/
    The president received a dose of the steroid dexamethasone on Saturday after his oxygen levels dropped, [White House physician Sean] Conley said Sunday.
    “Dexamethasone is a very potent steroid that can have brain effects. There can be a manic behavior associated with dexamethasone, so certainly important that we understand that,” CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus said after the briefing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRYq58QPTk8

  5. Elmer says:

    “The head of a conservative Christian non-profit organization that has been designated an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) attended the White House event announcing Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the supreme court.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/05/michael-farris-amy-coney-barrett-adf
    “Michael Farris, who is CEO and general counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), is seen in videos speaking closely with the Republican senator Mike Lee, who has since tested positive for the coronavirus along with a number of other attendees. Farris also spoke with the Louisiana Republican congressman Mike Johnson, the head of the conservative Republican study committee who, before his election to Congress, was senior attorney and spokesman for ADF.
    Barrett’s historical ties to the group were already known. In 2017, during a confirmation hearing for her federal court position, senators questioned Barrett about her paid position as a speaker at a training program for Christian law school students, called the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, which is run by ADF. She was paid five times by the group, starting in 2011.”
    See also Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF, formerly Alliance Defense Fund) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_Defending_Freedom

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