Political talk from outside of the UK
:sunglasses: 38.5 % ❤ 1.8 % :thumbsup: 8.6 % 😯 7.7 % :grinning: 32.6 % 🧥 2.3 % 🙏 1.8 % 😟 2.3 % :cry: 4.1 % :shit: 0.5 %
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By youngian
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Andrew Cuomo was the designated survivor during state of the union address in 1999 and its almost a role he's performing now. He didn't mention Trump by name in his speech yesterday because its not the time but you could read the NY Governor's contempt for Trump between every line.
 
By The Red Arrow
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Triple whammy from the Guardian.



The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions

by Ed Pilkington and Tom McCarthy in New York

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... h-disaster



Five of Donald Trump's most misleading coronavirus claims

As US deaths rise, the president seems unable to grasp the severity of the problem – and he’s made multiple false claims along the way

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ing-claims


Trump's narcissism has taken a new twist. And now he has American blood on his hands
Jonathan Freedland

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... oronavirus
 
By Bones McCoy
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Donny Dumbass rides again.

Like a lot of conservatives, he cannot see beyond "What would I do in that situation".
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By spoonman
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Presuming the incident in this report did happen, then something very seriously dodgy is going on. Something smells rotten IMO here.

Pence task force freezes coronavirus aid amid backlash
Last week, a Trump administration official working to secure much-needed protective gear for doctors and nurses in the United States had a startling encounter with counterparts in Thailand.

The official asked the Thais for help—only to be informed by the puzzled voices on the other side of the line that a U.S. shipment of the same supplies, the second of two so far, was already on its way to Bangkok.

Trump aides were alarmed when they learned of the exchange, and immediately put the shipment on hold while they ordered a review of U.S. aid procedures. Crossed wires would only confuse our allies, they worried, or worse—offend them. And Americans confronting a surging death toll and shortages of medical equipment back home would likely be outraged.

Vice President Mike Pence soon realized another step was needed: After a phone call asking a foreign leader’s help with key supplies, he ordered his staff to make sure the review process wasn’t holding up coronavirus-related aid to countries that were assisting the United States.

The incidents have spurred the Pence-led coronavirus task force to scrutinize all of USAID’s deliveries to countries requesting personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to fight the outbreak, according to people directly involved in the discussions, causing tensions between aid officials and task-force members.

The administration has also placed a moratorium on overseas shipments of USAID’s stockpiles of protective gear and is asking that the equipment be sent to the U.S. instead, other officials said.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/3 ... aid-157806
 
By AOB
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"I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don't know somehow I don't see it for myself. I just don't. Maybe I'll change my mind."
Blue and orange don't go together well, I can see his point.

How are these leaders getting there? Teleportation?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52161529
 
By Abernathy
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It's well known that dictators hate dealing with people wearing facemasks.

Idi Amin used to go apeshit if he met anybody wearing one. Which is why he never went to hospital.
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