Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Trump advisor Peter Navarro gets owned by 60 Minutes's Bill Whittaker

Trump's gaslighting is getting more egregious, easier to debunk, but sadly also more plentiful.  In fact, it's one of the few things that isn't in short supply.  Here's a lesser-known example from 60 Minutes Overtime:
Navarro scolded 60 Minutes host Bill Whitaker, saying, “I challenge you. Show me the 60 Minutes episode a year ago, two years ago, or during the Obama administration, during the Bush administration that said, ‘Hey, global pandemic’s coming, you gotta do X, Y and Z, and, by the way, we gotta shut down the economy to fight it.’ Show me that episode. Then you’ll have some credence in terms of attacking the Trump administration for not being prepared.”
And so he did.  It's fun to watch.

Not so much fun is reading about how Trump is cutting funding for the World Health Organization.  Yeah.  Cutting WHO funding is definitely what you want to be doing in the middle of a deadly global pandemic.

Never forget: the corona virus is a democratic hoax.  And the press was in "hysteria mode" about it. 
“So far we have lost nobody to coronavirus," Trump said [on February 28], suggesting the growing global panic was due to the press being in a "hysteria mode."
Then, a month after complaining about the press's hysterical predictions Trump complained that "no one could have predicted it".  Except that, of course, they did -- again and again and again and again.

And of course Trump has "absolute authority" but takes "no responsibility".  But that didn't stop him from having his name printed on the disaster relief checks as if he personally issued them.  That is some serious banana-republic dictator shit right there, folks.  He's taking your tax money and putting his name on it.

Oh, and he also sent 18 tons of personal protective equipment to China in February 2020.  Now that's putting America first!

Once again I have to ask: can you imagine how Republicans would have reacted if Barack Obama did all these things?

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