TRUMP GOT COVID

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Seems like we may need a thread on this

frogbs, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:11 (four weeks ago) link

Don't worry, Donald. Alot of people say it's going to go away. It will go away. It's like a miracle, it's going to disappear.

Lee626, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:14 (four weeks ago) link

https://media0.giphy.com/media/cO39srN2EUIRaVqaVq/giphy.gif

Tuomas, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:14 (four weeks ago) link

If he died from it, Alanis Morrissette could do a new version of that song about it, and no one could complain about her misinterpreting words.

Tuomas, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:16 (four weeks ago) link

Just want to say good morning everyone :)

frogbs, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:17 (four weeks ago) link

Isn't it night-time over there?

Tuomas, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:19 (four weeks ago) link

we all realize that if he does die his twitter account will 100% guaranteed be herman cained

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:20 (four weeks ago) link

Yes just a message to everyone waking up in 5 or 6 hours

frogbs, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:23 (four weeks ago) link

Perhaps @THEHermanCain can recommend experienced doctors.

Sanpaku, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:25 (four weeks ago) link

if he dies the correct procedure is to seek out a successor to run his twitter feed in the same way they pick a new Dalai Lama

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:26 (four weeks ago) link

It's 9am here, so the good morning wishes were appropriate for me. :)

Tuomas, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:26 (four weeks ago) link

good day frogbs:)

estela, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:26 (four weeks ago) link

and tuomas :)

estela, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:27 (four weeks ago) link

thoughts and prayers up for a swift and definitive resolution to president donald j trump’s illness

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:28 (four weeks ago) link

we all realize that if he does die his twitter account will 100% guaranteed be herman cained


It’ll be like Queen after Freddie, not the same

seumas milm (gyac), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:33 (four weeks ago) link

somehow every day i increasingly look forward to his death

― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:57 AM (eleven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

i did it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:36 (four weeks ago) link

I WUZ THERE

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:38 (four weeks ago) link

when i found out trump had covid, i was playing a game about endlessly trying to escape hell

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:39 (four weeks ago) link

xp thank you for your service brad

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:39 (four weeks ago) link

Why is he announcing it? Unless he was actually sick he would surely hide it? Either that or he's faking it. Regular got it but not symptoms there's no way he'd announce

anvil, Friday, 2 October 2020 06:43 (four weeks ago) link

Donald Trump mocks Hillary Clinton over her pneumonia outbreak pic.twitter.com/feHjV6cLDa

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 2, 2016

4 years ago today

i got a homogenic björk wine farmer permabanned (voodoo chili), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:51 (four weeks ago) link

Are people not concerned about the "sympathy vote" - however undeserved?

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:53 (four weeks ago) link

lmao at this sentence from the NY Times article

Mr. Trump received the test result after one of his closest advisers, Hope Hicks, became infected, bringing the virus into his inner circle and underscoring the difficulty of containing it even with the resources of a president.

... if he'd actually used those resources to buy a $2 mask and follow advice for once in his bloated, bullshitting life.

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 2 October 2020 06:57 (four weeks ago) link

I feel like Trump publicly downplaying this for 6 months and letting 207000 people die might suppress the sympathy vote a little

frogbs, Friday, 2 October 2020 07:02 (four weeks ago) link

smash cut to Trump slagging off Biden for not wearing a mask, at the horrendous death toll...idk, I feel the sympathy aspect is overplayed here

seumas milm (gyac), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:03 (four weeks ago) link

*for wearing

seumas milm (gyac), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:03 (four weeks ago) link

it makes no sense at all, but my confidence in the us public to have sane, rational reactions to events disappeared somewhere around the Brett Kavanaugh hearing

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:27 (four weeks ago) link

Obv stoked for this but also worried he gets a mild case, which is the most likely outcome

here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:32 (four weeks ago) link

Obv stoked for this but also worried he gets a mild case, which is the most likely outcome

If its a mild case does SuperTrump announce this to the world?

anvil, Friday, 2 October 2020 07:34 (four weeks ago) link

Kind of amazed it took this long tbh.

Matt DC, Friday, 2 October 2020 07:35 (four weeks ago) link

Obv stoked for this but also worried he gets a mild case, which is the most likely outcome

If its a mild case does SuperTrump announce this to the world?

― anvil, Friday, October 2, 2020 12:34 AM (five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Unlikely to even be symptomatic yet,likely caught it in past week

here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:41 (four weeks ago) link

20 years ago today I was awake in the middle of the night too so I could be one of the first in line to but Kid A and scoop up a sweet limited edition poster.

I’m only half awake rn so I have nothing clever to add here

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:42 (four weeks ago) link

Are people not concerned about the "sympathy vote" - however undeserved?

Nah, people either won't care or think he got his just desserts.

If he died soon I think it would be bad for the Democrats.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:44 (four weeks ago) link

I mean getting mild covid didn't exactly work out badly for Bolsonaro but he wasn't in the middle of an election campaign at the time.

The Trump family were sat in that debate hall without masks, chances are they've all got it, and maybe some people on the Biden team as well.

Matt DC, Friday, 2 October 2020 07:45 (four weeks ago) link

He'll say anything to get out of another tv debate

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Friday, 2 October 2020 07:46 (four weeks ago) link

Bolsonaro gets covid once every 6 weeks, no one pays it any attention

anvil, Friday, 2 October 2020 07:52 (four weeks ago) link

I'm not much bothered by the risk of sympathy vote but am worried that prospect of President Pence might add a few more votes. What are the election rules if he actually dies before Nov 3 anyway?

Alba, Friday, 2 October 2020 08:00 (four weeks ago) link

Amy Covid Barrett

buzza, Friday, 2 October 2020 08:02 (four weeks ago) link

Asshole’s popularity tends to rise when he’s not visible, so it could help him

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 2 October 2020 08:04 (four weeks ago) link

xps:
How Stuff Works: What Happens if a Presidential Candidate Dies?

Before the Electoral College meets: new candidate chosen by party. It doesn't have to be the vice-presidential candidate.
Before inauguration: covered by succession rules under 20th amendment. VP-elect becomes President-elect.

Sanpaku, Friday, 2 October 2020 08:25 (four weeks ago) link

Seems bizarre outcomes are possible, eg: Trump loses the popular vote but has an edge in the electoral college, dies before the Electoral College meets, the GOP puts Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz on the Electoral College ballot, and if their electors are faithful or Biden has unfaithful electors, someone who wasn't on any 2016 ticket could get in. One would hope that would be the death knell for the Electoral College...

Sanpaku, Friday, 2 October 2020 08:32 (four weeks ago) link

Great article about some such bizarre-outcome possibilities:
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/

Lee626, Friday, 2 October 2020 09:50 (four weeks ago) link

my thoughts and prayers going out to that poor virus right now

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Friday, 2 October 2020 10:28 (four weeks ago) link

Kate Garraway - Did you have an instinctive reaction when you heard Donald Trump had contracted coronavirus?

Dominic West - "Well I did slightly leap in the air with joy when I heard"#GMB pic.twitter.com/d2tqM3zyhR

— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) October 2, 2020

groovypanda, Friday, 2 October 2020 10:30 (four weeks ago) link

Aside from poetic justice, isn't this actually terrible news? If he's lying, which could be the case, and could be covered up easily, he could make a "miraculous recovery", further enabling his fantasy 'everything is fine' narratives. If he is sick and survives, he'll sail to victory on a sympathy vote. If he is sick and dies, another Republican will sail to victory on a sympathy vote (and a de-energized left who are already only voting for Biden begrudgingly).

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 2 October 2020 10:37 (four weeks ago) link

Has anyone ever won on a sympathy vote?!

xyzzzz__, Friday, 2 October 2020 10:43 (four weeks ago) link

Sympathy isn’t doing it for Boris, who had a baby on the way at the time as well and was a lot more popular than Trump.

seumas milm (gyac), Friday, 2 October 2020 10:44 (four weeks ago) link

who votes for someone because they're ill?

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Friday, 2 October 2020 10:45 (four weeks ago) link

People who were going to anyway

seumas milm (gyac), Friday, 2 October 2020 10:47 (four weeks ago) link

Regeneron side effects seem awful: excessive sweat, bad skin, aggressive mood, uncontrollable bowel movements...

pplains, Monday, 26 October 2020 13:00 (five days ago) link

fauci also emphasized in another interview that many people recover spontaneously. we can't learn much from one person's recovery.

superdeep borehole (harbl), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:02 (five days ago) link

especially since they gave him multiple other drugs! useless.

superdeep borehole (harbl), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:02 (five days ago) link

It’s true

treeship., Monday, 26 October 2020 13:03 (five days ago) link

I know a 66 year old and a 75 year old who have antibodies but were never ill. They seem to have had asymptomatic cases.

treeship., Monday, 26 October 2020 13:04 (five days ago) link

The 75 year old was marginally ill—like a mild cold.

treeship., Monday, 26 October 2020 13:04 (five days ago) link

i'm a total melania truther. they've used this other melania before. melania 2.

superdeep borehole (harbl), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:05 (five days ago) link

If this is happening there isn’t a sinister reason behind it. She just hates being first lady and going places with her husband.

treeship., Monday, 26 October 2020 13:07 (five days ago) link

Like she didn’t move to the white house for a few weeks or months iirc.

treeship., Monday, 26 October 2020 13:07 (five days ago) link

yeah, i think that's right

superdeep borehole (harbl), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:08 (five days ago) link

I know we hate a "Melania HATES him" narrative BUT I MEAN pic.twitter.com/dpXKEOe2So

— Pa-skull 💀 (@WalnutDust) October 23, 2020

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:21 (five days ago) link

Does fake Melania get told to snub him to make it more convincing?

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:23 (five days ago) link

I think this was fundamentally different from all the "he'll be undone by political scandal x" stuff because those demanded a certain amount of faith in the american political system while this just demanded faith in the awfulness of a virus. But I guess even that ends up being so much more about socio-economic circumstances than anything else.

― Daniel_Rf, Monday, 26 October 2020 11:29 (one hour ago) link

Of course but attention seekers on Twitter and click/ratings seekers in the media treat these things the same. They feed the hype and get people emotionally invested by constantly teasing the possibility of the most dramatic outcome. Plus the TV drama karma fallacy previously described applies either way.

Evan, Monday, 26 October 2020 13:30 (five days ago) link

Sorry, had to share this sick burn I just encountered

If Mitch McConnell’s hands get any blacker he won’t let them vote. pic.twitter.com/qYLmpFm2Ml

— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) October 24, 2020

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:33 (five days ago) link

Oops, wrong thread. Whatever.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:34 (five days ago) link

#onethread

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Monday, 26 October 2020 13:41 (five days ago) link

lets get together and shitpost alright

Neanderthal, Monday, 26 October 2020 15:22 (five days ago) link

i am a mitch mcconell truther btw. has has bruises all over his face too.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:41 (five days ago) link

my nurse friend said clearly something medical is going on and it could be serious or it could be more benign but ultimately that we needed to do the responsible thing and hope he died.

I love this friend.

Neanderthal, Monday, 26 October 2020 16:45 (five days ago) link

what's the "truther" part? he obviously has some sort of illness. there are several different things that can cause this symptom, but it's something.

treeship., Monday, 26 October 2020 16:45 (five days ago) link

in fact, McConnell dying on Election Day might be the poetic justice the world needs

Neanderthal, Monday, 26 October 2020 16:46 (five days ago) link

Before he can force ACB on the court would be better

Change Display Name: (stevie), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:47 (five days ago) link

can he die twice?

Neanderthal, Monday, 26 October 2020 16:47 (five days ago) link

he only dies twice, or so it seems / one death for himself, and one for our dreams

Change Display Name: (stevie), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:48 (five days ago) link

what's the "truther" part? he obviously has some sort of illness. there are several different things that can cause this symptom, but it's something.

― treeship., Monday, October 26, 2020 12:45 PM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

https://www.animalwised.com/common-diseases-of-turtles-and-tortoises-611.html

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:49 (five days ago) link

hee hee hee

The thing that convinced me about the fake Melanias is that in one of the videos Trump literally says "Melania... who is right here next to me..." in one of his Homer Simpson-level attempts at subterfuge.

In one of them he says "Melania couldn't be here today" while a fake Melania is standing next to him! It's a very satisfying conspiracy theory.

Regeneron side effects seem awful: excessive sweat, bad skin, aggressive mood, uncontrollable bowel movements...

can't even tell if this is a set-up or not

Un-fooled and placid (sic), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:50 (five days ago) link

a set-up that nobody wants to spike

Neanderthal, Monday, 26 October 2020 16:51 (five days ago) link

xxp: the other McConnell theory is that he watched Lovecraft Country and the police chief gave him some Ideas

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:51 (five days ago) link

I think there is a strong chance McConnell has greyscale

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:52 (five days ago) link

the maddening thing about it is that QAnon types do that "this person has been replaced" shit a lot by comparing photos with wildly different angles and lighting and the last thing you want to do is come off like that, but still. there are several photos of her where my brain's first reaction is, "that's someone else". her face is so narrowly defined and she's only made like two different facial expressions. and there are dozens of videos of her just showing absolute contempt for him, swatting his hand away in plain sight. is it really that crazy to think they'd use a fake Melania? did they not just present a 60 Minutes reporter with a giant "comprehensive health care plan" that was just unrelated printouts from Trump's website plus a ton of blank pages?

frogbs, Monday, 26 October 2020 16:57 (five days ago) link

what does fake melania do when they're out in public? does she hold fake conversations with people who think she's melania, or would they just keep her close to the helicopter so that no one will try to talk to her?

just another 3-pinnochio post by (Karl Malone), Monday, 26 October 2020 16:59 (five days ago) link

i don't know why they'd bother with this. no one cares when melania isn't around, it's not like her presence softens the president's image or anything. there is only downside to this -- the risk of being uncovered.

treeship., Monday, 26 October 2020 17:03 (five days ago) link

all great points but I don't understand a single fucking thing this administration does

frogbs, Monday, 26 October 2020 17:04 (five days ago) link

friend who runs a crisis shelter says it looks like elder abuse re: mcconnell xxxp. not sure i buy it but it's plausible

global tetrahedron, Monday, 26 October 2020 17:07 (five days ago) link

Is Elaine Chao hitting him with a pipe because the cocaine shipments are delayed?

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Monday, 26 October 2020 17:09 (five days ago) link

Logically, fake Melania would be fawning & doting, not yanking her hand away every time he tries to hold it.

“First Lady who can’t stand being touched by Prez” would be the weirdest beard ever.

Which... nothing they do makes sense, so that’s not a gotcha or anything.

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 26 October 2020 17:14 (five days ago) link

no, that's the real Melania, the fake one only comes out for photo ops every now and then

I think the first photo that really looked "fake" came out at a time when she just disappeared for a few weeks (didn't the WH say it was some extended hospital visit or something like that?) so that makes sense. the recent one doesn't make much sense but the face looks totally different to me. then again photo ops is quite literally all this administration cares about. look. I wouldn't stake my life on this. but there's like...a 40% chance they've used at least one fake Melania.

frogbs, Monday, 26 October 2020 17:18 (five days ago) link

lmao milo

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 26 October 2020 17:20 (five days ago) link

I think they could get away with a stand-in for balcony waves or helicopter walks, but not for an extended appearance.

Fjord Explorer (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 26 October 2020 19:06 (five days ago) link

Trump today at his rally in Allentown, PA: "By the way, nice trucks. You think I could hop into one of them and drive it away? I'd love to do it. Just drive the hell outta here. Just get the hell out of this. I had such a good life. My life was great."

— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) October 26, 2020

lag∞n, Monday, 26 October 2020 22:41 (five days ago) link

Give the man a truck.

here we go, ten in a rona (onimo), Monday, 26 October 2020 22:51 (five days ago) link

trick out that truck and give it to trump asap

gtfo of here man

just another 3-pinnochio post by (Karl Malone), Monday, 26 October 2020 23:11 (five days ago) link

I don't think Trump knows how to drive, much less a driver's license.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 05:29 (four days ago) link

"have" a driver's license.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 05:29 (four days ago) link

has

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 05:43 (four days ago) link

No way he could pass a test now.

Un-fooled and placid (sic), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 06:12 (four days ago) link

xpost His vision alone ...

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 12:59 (four days ago) link

"lots of people saying it's actually ok to drive on the sidewalk. not everybody knows this but it's ok to drive on the sidewalk. pedestrians, they...they get in the way, put themselves between vehicles and...they shouldn't be there. The sidewalk. Pedestrians should not be on the sidewalk - I mean if you ask an expert they will tell you the sidewalk is for cars."

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 13:48 (four days ago) link


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