TRUMP GOT COVID

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Seems like we may need a thread on this

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

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

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

Just want to say good morning everyone :)

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

Isn't it night-time over there?

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

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

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

Perhaps @THEHermanCain can recommend experienced doctors.

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

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

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

good day frogbs:)

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

and tuomas :)

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

I WUZ THERE

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

xp thank you for your service brad

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

*for wearing

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

Kind of amazed it took this long tbh.

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

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

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

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

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

Amy Covid Barrett

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

Has anyone ever won on a sympathy vote?!

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

who votes for someone because they're ill?

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

People who were going to anyway

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

on second thought, the size of that crowd will very probably be covid-impaired, so maybe he will actually see it as a reason to gloat

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:24 (three months ago) link

Still hoping he succumbs to strangulation from his tie getting ensnared in the Trump Tower escalator

Hongro Hongro Hippies (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:24 (three months ago) link

Wasn't at all fun for me. But I do think that had Trump succumbed to Covid-19, at least another 100k Americans would be alive to witness the Biden inauguration.

Advanced Doomscroller (Sanpaku), Friday, 6 November 2020 18:45 (three months ago) link

the alternate timeline where bojo kicked it would be pretty excellent

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Friday, 6 November 2020 18:47 (three months ago) link

what we need is for him to now have a fatal reprolapse

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 6 November 2020 18:48 (three months ago) link

What if

(and hang with me for a minute here)

But what if that huge lump he's been carting around in the back of his trousers was never a diaper at all?

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Friday, 6 November 2020 19:04 (three months ago) link

It was Rudy's head duh

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 6 November 2020 23:09 (three months ago) link

Chances Bill Barr who hasn't been seen in (6?) days has contracted the virus?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 7 November 2020 18:40 (three months ago) link

he dead

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 7 November 2020 18:41 (three months ago) link

he went back to Narnia

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 7 November 2020 18:41 (three months ago) link

Gone back home to Marion, Richie and Joanie.

Change Display Name: (stevie), Sunday, 8 November 2020 07:04 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/us/politics/trump-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump was sicker with Covid-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition.

His prognosis became so worrisome before he was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that officials believed he would need to be put on a ventilator, two of the people familiar with his condition said.

The people familiar with Mr. Trump’s health said he was found to have lung infiltrates, which occur when the lungs are inflamed and contain substances such as fluid or bacteria. Their presence, especially when a patient is exhibiting other symptoms, can be a sign of an acute case of the disease. They can be easily spotted on an X-ray or scan, when parts of the lungs appear opaque, or white.

Mr. Trump’s blood oxygen level alone was cause for extreme concern, dipping into the 80s, according to the people familiar with his evaluation. The disease is considered severe when the blood oxygen level falls to the low 90s.

jaymc, Thursday, 11 February 2021 21:32 (two weeks ago) link

TRUMP GOT LONG COVID (hopefully)

looking more and more like we all got Long Trump

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 11 February 2021 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

so close to him dying guuuh

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 February 2021 21:55 (two weeks ago) link

as a lib, i'd be owned if he took a trip to south africa

tiwa-nty one savage (voodoo chili), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:01 (two weeks ago) link

if he had not been president, he almost certainly would have died.
but if he had not been president, we almost certainly would not be this bad off!
you can't win.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:35 (two weeks ago) link

The fact that he was able to pursue a fairly demanding campaign schedule in late October strongly suggests the experimental therapies he received were obviously effective. Sure, Trump's death would have been more satisfactory, but I guess I should look at the bigger picture and settle for this silver lining, that if Trump was saved from death or debility, it's possible some far more worthy humans may greatly benefit from similar therapies in the future.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:41 (two weeks ago) link

much better outcome to see him defeated in an election than die in office imo

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:42 (two weeks ago) link

still not sure I like the long term effects of Jan 6th, even if some of those long-term symptoms would be there with or without that event.

that and the two month long stop the steal campaign

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:43 (two weeks ago) link

yeah I openly wished Covid would claim him, but I feel like him getting defeated and thoroughly disgraced with several major criminal charges hanging over his head is a lot better than him becoming a martyr

frogbs, Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

hmm, I guess it's tough to do the tradeoffs, but I feel like there was some importance to him being rebuked by voters rather than just dying. Although I can certainly see some benefit to the stop the steal campaign never having happened.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:52 (two weeks ago) link

in the next couple of decades the republican party will spend amazing amounts of energy on his rehabilitation, attempting to move the needle from 'thoroughly disgraced' to 'tragically flawed'. there's a good chance they will pull it off, too.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:55 (two weeks ago) link

A good chance they'll pull it off? That's a clickbait story at any liberal publication, it's near inevitable.

lukas, Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:57 (two weeks ago) link

hm maybe I prefer that to My Antonia come to think of it

hmm, I guess it's tough to do the tradeoffs, but I feel like there was some importance to him being rebuked by voters rather than just dying. Although I can certainly see some benefit to the stop the steal campaign never having happened.


Death by COVID was the only thing that wld have prevented his martyrdom. He is already a martyr.

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 11 February 2021 23:00 (two weeks ago) link

It is an open question in my mind whether a human whose character is 100% composed of flaws can correctly be described as flawed, since flaws are normally identified and defined by the more perfect condition of their surrounding medium.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Thursday, 11 February 2021 23:03 (two weeks ago) link

lol

lukas, Thursday, 11 February 2021 23:04 (two weeks ago) link

"controversial former President and conservative hero"

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 11 February 2021 23:05 (two weeks ago) link

the stink of the fart is only noticeable when there is non-fart scent around it to contrast it with

he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Thursday, 11 February 2021 23:06 (two weeks ago) link

having grown up on a cow farm, i can confirm that as essentially accurate

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 11 February 2021 23:36 (two weeks ago) link

We all knew he had it bad. I’m pissed off by this revive of that moment & the reminder that we could have been spared the whole lame duck period & subsequent insurrection if he had just done the reasonable thing & kicked it.

Remembering that period, when COVID in the US was taking off like a rocket & all anyone was talking about was “The severity of the pandemic is Trump’s fault and WHY won’t he & the cons just wear a damn mask” & when he got the Vid it was like THIS IS WHAT YOU SOWED, NOW REAP
and the disappointment when he did not in fact reap, which took the wind out of the anti-Trump momentum — just a bit, but enough to notice.

Fuck you, Donald Trump.

Since this is the active Trump thread rn:

One America News aired this "tribute" to Donald Trump, featuring solemn piano music and a poem by Rudyard Kipling. This is not from an opinion show; it's from a news hour. pic.twitter.com/YmCKGHmnVq

— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 11, 2021

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 12 February 2021 01:29 (two weeks ago) link

And this:

this is a real ad running on Newsmax pic.twitter.com/FRZUpueQGl

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 11, 2021

It's a big race to that bottom, but Huckabee might just have claimed the title for "Most Pathetic Trump Toady"...

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 12 February 2021 01:32 (two weeks ago) link

"Mike Huckabee's education company" four words that make no sense when placed in that order.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Friday, 12 February 2021 01:37 (two weeks ago) link

here's an improved version of the If video

They made it exceptionally easy to change the tone of the video pic.twitter.com/tWUEfZrx6t

— David A Bliss 🌹 (@davidallynbliss) February 11, 2021

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 12 February 2021 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

and the disappointment when he did not in fact reap, which took the wind out of the anti-Trump momentum — just a bit, but enough to notice.

Fuck you, Donald Trump.

yes but we're only 20 days out of office and he a) is still too busy pissing his pants to appear in public and b) might yet face tens or hundreds of years in prison. chin up!

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 12 February 2021 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

damn i wish pence had a dagger in his hand, that would be a perfect ending. but, no surprise he is the biggest cowardly wuss of all time.

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Friday, 12 February 2021 03:03 (two weeks ago) link

"Mike Huckabee's education company" four words that make no sense when placed in that order.

wonder if he has any materials on how to care for dogs

Ray Cooney as "Crotch" (stevie), Friday, 12 February 2021 08:35 (two weeks ago) link

Ok, I had a go too, very obvious thing to do, but it fits very well

Sorry, I had to do this. It does fit even better than expected though. pic.twitter.com/CyrZQzKeZL

— Centuries of Sound (@Centuries_Sound) February 12, 2021

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 February 2021 10:43 (two weeks ago) link

gotta project it on 16mm while flapping the film with yr fingers

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 12 February 2021 13:21 (two weeks ago) link

I read that that "Free" Huckabee Kids Guide to Trumpism actually requires automatic payments from a credit card, so all in all, a pretty apt way to pass your legacy as sheep for right-wing fleecing on to your children.

BrianB, Friday, 12 February 2021 14:11 (two weeks ago) link

aw, i was gonna order some copies to scan and post.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 12 February 2021 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

man it wouldve been so cool if he died, but on the other hand the storming of the capitol was pretty momentous too

lag∞n, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

idk what Kipling poem they used (I have a guess but I'm not going to click on it), but I'm guessing it wasn't this one:

I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?

(More appropriate to G.W. Bush, tbf, because Trump has no problem robbing.)

Lily Dale, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

It was the one that began "There once was a man from Nantucket."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

ah, a classic.

Lily Dale, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:27 (two weeks ago) link

you're correct about the robbing and the gwb alignment for sure

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Friday, 12 February 2021 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

They used If, because they are fucking basic but i'm sure you knew that

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 12 February 2021 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

The stupidest thing about that If/Trump video is that it was billed as a "tribute to his accomplishments", but the video clips just showed him walking around in various places, waving vaguely at either people or trees or walls - it wasn't always easy to tell -, with zero hint of any accomplishments of any kind. They didn't even show his big beautiful border wall. Apparently his great accomplishment consisted of walking and waving without tripping over his feet.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Friday, 12 February 2021 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

the thing that really made my heart sink was after Trump got Covid a whole host of cable/late night hosts from Chris Hayes to Stephen Colbert to basically everyone on CNN said something to the effect of "we wish him and Melania a speedy recovery"

maybe it was just for appearances and to not play into the "evil liberals want Trump to DIE!" narrative but it still was sickening. the man is singlehandedly responsible for getting a quarter million people killed. he's made life worse for pretty much everyone on the planet. you spend every night telling your audience what a soulless monster he is. if there was ever a person who deserved a long, painful covid death, it's him.

frogbs, Friday, 12 February 2021 21:30 (two weeks ago) link


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