REPUBLICAN BUSH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY caused an economic meltdown and NOW we have “Republican” Trump causing the worse economic crisis in American History.
America’s ‘economic meltdown’ is ‘without historic parallel’ — and deteriorating rapidly: report
The government shutdowns of businesses are harming the U.S. economy even more than predicted, The Washington Post reportedFriday evening.
“The U.S. economy is deteriorating more quickly than was expected just days ago as extraordinary measures designed to curb the coronavirus keep 84 million Americans penned in their homes and cause the near-total shutdown of most businesses,” the newspaper reported. “In a single 24-hour period, the governors of three of the largest states — California, New York and Illinois — ordered residents to stay home except to buy food and medicine, while the governor of Pennsylvania ordered the closure of nonessential businesses.”
TRUMP TURNS TO RACISM TO FEEL BETTER…
This was a new development. Trump had previously referred to the pandemic as “the coronavirus.” So what changed? The answer is obvious:
People familiar with Trump’s limited but effective toolbox will recognize by now that the turn to racism is a sign of Trumpian distress. It means that Trump—who hasn’t been able to hold rallies amid his adoring fans—is feeling not just insecure but trapped. He thought the coronavirus was one more narrative he could control. He couldn’t. And so, perhaps sometime around March 16, when he first used the phrase “Chinese Virus” on Twitter himself, it became clear that the president was ready to embrace an ugly construction Mike Pompeo and others had earlier tried to mainstream.
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Donald Trump has thrown an extraordinary temper tantrum on live television, lambasting a reporter who challenged him for raising hopes about a coronavirus treatment.
Peter Alexander, White House correspondent at NBC News, asked the US president: “What do you say to Americans, who are watching you right now, who are scared?”
Erupting in anger, Trump unleashed a tirade: “I say that you’re a terrible reporter. That’s what I say. I think it’s a very nasty question and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people.”