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Brazil Is The New Epicenter Of The Global Coronavirus Pandemic

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s denial and incompetence have led to a predictable surge in cases.
 
.....In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro’s lax response to the coronavirus made his country’s emergence as the world’s newest coronavirus hot spot tragically inevitable

“Everyone who’s been watching Brazil, who’s been seeing the numbers increase day after day, week after week, knew that it was headed in this direction,” said Anya Prusa, a senior associate at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute in Washington. “It’s not a surprise, but it is a real humanitarian tragedy.”

.......Bolsonaro dismissed the pandemic as a media conspiracy and the disease as a “tiny flu,” fought with governors and state officials over social distancing measures, fired one health minister and drove another to quit, and largely left Brazilians ― especially the poorest and most vulnerable ― to fend for themselves.

 

“Brazil went into this with a number of challenges that have been exacerbated by the government response at the very top,” Prusa said. “It is a disaster. And it didn’t need to be a disaster of this size.”..........

Photos of mass graves in the Amazon region have spread globally as the virus overwhelmed public health systems in poorer and financially strapped states. On Monday, São Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas warned that the public hospitals in his city ― the largest and wealthiest in Brazil ― could reach their capacity by the end of May. ..............

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bolsonaro-brazil-coronavirus-pandemic_n_5ec5662ac5b6dcbe36022e5a

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COVID gave Trump a chance to be a decent, compassionate human being
(or pretending to be).
 
But he couldn't even do that.
 
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THIS from Coulter?!!
 
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1 hour ago, jakeem said:
 

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I give, and have given from the beginning, my entire yearly salary, $400,000 to $450,000, back to our government. Last check to HHS Covid relief. My great honor!
 
 
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Mark Knoller
@markknoller
 
At press briefing, McEnany displays $100,000 check Pres Trump donating from his presidential salary to @HHSGov for development of medications to prevent and treat Coronavirus.
 
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9:57 PM · May 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

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ok but your golf (exercise) has cost taxpayers over $130,000,000, including payments to the company you own
 
and we don’t even get a real president out of it
 
so you’re kind of way ahead here
 
10:24 PM · May 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

PS The exercise thing doesn't seem to be working either.

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The Plum Line

Opinion

Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?

President Trump plays golf in Sterling, Va., on May 23.

President Trump plays golf in Sterling, Va., on May 23. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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Opinion writer
May 25, 2020 at 10:08 a.m. EDT

At various times over the past three and a half years, many of us have asked what would happen if President Trump truly went over the edge or if his behavior became so frightening that his unfitness for the most powerful position on Earth could no longer be denied.

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In the future, when we look back on this dark period, we should resist the temptation to focus solely on Trump himself. To do so would be to excuse those who know exactly what he is but pretend they can work to keep him in office and remain unsullied. They cannot, and their moral culpability becomes clearer every day.

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BREAKING: Baltimore’s mayor is asking Trump to not visit tomorrow:
 
I’m asking “Trump to rethink his trip. It sends a bad bad message to the citizens of Baltimore
because I'm asking them to stay home and only come out for essential reasons.”
 
He said Trump’s trip was not essential.
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The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism

The research suggests that when intolerant white people fear democracy may benefit marginalized people, they abandon their commitment to democracy.
 
..............Black people, Asians, Native Americans and women were prevented from voting for significant stretches of American history. America's tradition of democracy (for some) exists alongside a tradition of authoritarianism (for some). The survey data doesn't show people rejecting American traditions, then, Miller says, so much as it shows "a preference for the sort of white-ethnocentrism that imbued much of the functional form of democracy for the better part of two centuries."........
 
In practice, the GOP has increasingly been embracing a politics of white resentment tied to disenfranchisement. "Since Richard Nixon's ‘Southern Strategy,’ the GOP has pigeon-holed itself as, in large part, an aggrieved white people's party," ........
 

When faced with a choice between bigotry and democracy, too many Americans are embracing the first while abandoning the second.

"Social intolerance isn't just leading to GOP support as we know it and see it now," Miller says. "It's leading to preferences in favor of the kind of candidate the GOP ultimately nominated and supported for president." In embracing the politics of white identity, then, the GOP made a Trump possible — and is likely to make more Trump-like candidates successful in the future. "

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-effect-new-study-connects-white-american-intolerance-support-authoritarianism-ncna877886

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 morbidly obese trump needed the exercise

 

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#TakeTrumpOffTwitter
146K Tweets
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JUST IN: Twitter, for the time time, appends “additional context” to President Trump’s tweets on mail-in ballots Tuesday;
 
tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes,” a Twitter spokesperson says.
 
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Trump just did another psycho tweet about Joe Scarborough (I took a screenshot).
It was deleted when I attempted a reply
 
It will be interesting to learn whether Twitter deleted it.
 
If so they are filling part of the role of caregiver and guardian to an unruly dementia patient.
 
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Despite plea to
@jack from Lori Klausutis' widow, Twitter says this morning it will NOT be removing Trump's tweets that insinuate  @JoeNBC
was responsible for Klausutis’ death.
8:55 AM · May 26, 2020·
 
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Twitter spokesperson: “We are deeply sorry about the pain these statements, and the attention they are drawing, are causing the family."
 
Adding, "We've been working to expand existing product features and policies so we can more effectively address things like this going forward, and we hope to have those changes in place shortly."
 
(No details on what those policy changes might be)
 
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6 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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Twitter says it wont remove President Trump's tweets that include a fake conspiracy theory that the president is promoting to malign MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
 
3:14 PM · May 26, 2020·SocialFlow

 

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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Twitter places fact-check notifications on tweets from President Trump about mail-in ballots https://reut.rs/2yAgcn3
 
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6:06 PM · May 26, 2020·SocialFlow

 

2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Trump campaign accuses Twitter of 'political bias' after it fact-checks president's tweets

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/499638-trump-campaign-accuses-twitter-of-political-bias-after-it-fact-checks?__twitter_impression=true

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:
 

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Trump attacking Twitter for exercising its indisputable First Amendment right to opine on the misleading tweets he posts on its platform. Now THAT IS INSANE.
 
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8:32 PM · May 26, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

4 hours ago, mr6666 said:
Trending in United States
 
#TakeTrumpOffTwitter
146K Tweets

 Now the out-of-control president is at war with Twitter.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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Important to remember that @RealDonaldTrump's fact-free rants about mail-in voting, murder theories, and today's attacks on the Constitution is an attempt to distract you from the central issue: 100,000 dead, nearly 40 million unemployed and a collapsing economy
 
8:20 AM · May 27, 2020·Twitter Web App

The hateful divisive president sought to pit Americans against each other to his own political advantage.

But death is the great equalizer that has a way of leveling the playing field.

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what trump tweeted today

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"the greatest president in our history" with 100,000 deaths due to covid 19

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