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Chronicling the misadventures of our forever Impeached minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

Trying to blame everyone else for his massive coronavirus pandemic response begins today’s misadventures of our forever Impeached malevolent minority-elect president* as he tries desperately to deflect the blame from himself as usual, despotic delusions of grandeur are still running rampant in Trumpland – which is still incapable of handling facts and the truth – courtesy of his massive coronavirus pandemic failure – Trump has wiped out his predecessor’s entire recovery from the last depression and so much more.

A Complete Analysis Of Trump’s 168th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt.

A look at how Trump’s massive coronavirus pandemic response is failing bigly and how he’s trying to blame everyone else.

Trump’s latest coronavirus press briefing featured one of his most memorable meltdowns yet article from Vox News.

Trump is desperately trying to rewrite the history of his failed pandemic response and as usual is failing miserably:

Trump Declares He Has ‘Total’ Authority As President In Defiant Press Briefing article from the Huffington Post.

Despotic delusions of grandeur still run rampant in Trumpland as he claims that he has total authority over governors to reopen states when in fact he does not.

This Fake President Must Resign article from Common Dreams.

Being unable to handle his job – let alone the coronavirus pandemic – due to his profound corruption and stupidity – is proving problematic for our forever impeached, illegitimate president*:

“It appears that whatever luck America has regularly enjoyed has now run out since our worst president holds the office when our worst pandemic in a century is afflicting us.

In his daily Trumpaganza show, the president keeps saying that he is learning a lot. But given his chronic inability to process information, just what is he learning? Apparently to keep relentlessly returning to his basic formula of chest-beating, blame-shifting, and disinformation. Trump demands credit for any good news, refuses any responsibility, whines that he’s the victim of mean governors/media/China/W.H.O./Democrats, churns out false promises and conspiracy theories (e.g. Hero nurses slipping ventilators out the back door? Really?) yet never seriously rallies the country behind a national plan entailing short-term sacrifice and struggle. He’s no Winston Churchill, nor even the Queen of England based on her inspiring remarks last week.

Now it’s largely too late to cabin the virus given his wishful thinking for two months between mid-January through mid-March and lost trust after a lifetime of lies. A person who thinks he can get away with altering the weather with a sharpie won’t have the trust necessary to defeat this invader.

Trump’s one reliable focus has been on his reelection image as a self-proclaimed “war-time president.” Yet instead of a Dr. Win-the-War, as FDR was famously called for his skill at projecting both candor and confidence, we get a smiley-face Dr. Pangloss straining two weeks ago to issue an “all clear” for the economy by Easter Sunday…until doing a 180° after seeing overwhelmingly negative polls. He then quickly implied that any number of fatalities less than 240,000 would vindicate him in November, appearing to move-the-goal posts in the hope of scoring at least a field goal by Labor Day. “In what circle of hell,” asks Susan Rice, “is that a good outcome?”…”

Donald Trump’s scapegoat hunt: Blame China, blame Fauci, blame the governors article from Salon.

The Donald is trying desperately – albeit failing miserably – to find a scapegoat to blame for his criminal incompetence but the only idiots that believe him are his supporters and it’s not going well for him…

The Daily Show fills in Trump’s missing month — and it is a brutal expose of coronavirus incompetence article from The Raw Story.

The Don will never be able to rewrite his failed coronavirus pandemic response and it will haunt him forever:

‘Propaganda Aired at Taxpayer Expense’: Trump Uses Coronavirus Briefing to Play Campaign-Style Clip Attacking Media article from Common Dreams.

More on Donnie’s pernicious press rallies passed off as coronavirus briefings to gaslight the American people while showing everyone how delusional and incapable of leadership he is at our expense:

Trump’s ‘timeline of action’ features a gap he prefers to ignore article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

The propaganda video Trump aired when he hijacked the coronavirus briefing mentioned above was missing one key element – February and he’s not handling the fact that everyone knows it’s propaganda well:

“As the nation has struggled with the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump has held some highly unfortunate press briefings. It’s why even some Republicans have grown tired of the president’s antics, with the New York Times last week quoting a top Trump political adviser saying the president is handing ammunition to Democrats with these over-the-top daily White House presentations.

But even by Trump standards, yesterday was ridiculous. As the nation came to terms with a pandemic death toll that’s crossed the 23,000 mark, the president thought it’d be a good idea to hold a self-indulgent event in which he whined incessantly, aired grievances, and lashed out wildly.

A Washington Post analysis added, “[I]n the middle of this deadly pandemic that shows no obvious signs of abating, the president made clear that the paramount concern for Trump is Trump — his self-image, his media coverage, his supplicants and his opponents, both real and imagined…. Trump has always had a me-me-me ethos, an uncanny ability to insert himself into the center of just about any situation. But Monday’s coronavirus briefing offered a particularly stark portrait of a president seeming unable to grasp the magnitude of the crisis — and saying little to address the suffering across the country he was elected to lead.”

But of particular interest was the point in the briefing in which the White House lowered the lights so Trump could play a video. The New York Times reported:…”

Something about this particular ad is really getting under the Trump campaign’s skin article from The Daily Kos.

Using his words against him is totally devastating to Trump but producing a video with him saying it too apparently is too much for him because he can’t handle the truth.

Breathless Trump Stumbles As Latest Propaganda Briefing Goes Up In Flames article from PoliticusUSA.

Everyone knows he does nothing but lie and push propaganda at the coronavirus briefing while gaslighting his minions isn’t working, and he’s looking even more foolish and ignorant with each passing day:

After making up powers, Trump retreats on ‘total’ authority article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

The delusions in Trump’s failed presidency are numerous, and claiming ‘total’ authority over States is nothing but a pipe dream for our wannabe dictator.

Robert Reich details Trump’s cascading coronavirus failures in devastating timeline article from Alternet.

Despite the Don’s delusional embellishments, his pandemic response has been a massive failure and his daily bull shit session passed off as a briefing isn’t going to change that:

“The Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been a deliberate disaster from the beginning. But don’t take my word for it – just look at the facts.

Here’s the timeline:

In 2018, he let the pandemic-preparedness office in the National Security Council simply dissolve, and followed up with budget cuts to HHS and CDC this year. That team’s job was to follow a pandemic playbook written after global leaders fumbled their response to Ebola in 2014. Trump was briefed on the playbook’s existence in his first year – had he listened, the government would’ve started getting equipment to doctors two months ago.

The initial outbreak of the coronavirus began in Wuhan, China, in December, 2019…”

Trump PR Stunt Falls Flat, as White House Video Exposes His Failure to Prepare for Pandemic article from The Intercept.

Because brains aren’t part of Trump’s psyche – he has none – playing a video that reveals the NYT report on his being unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic is true and not comprehending that he inadvertently admitted his guilt over not taking action for 6 weeks came back to bite his ignorant Orange ass.

What Are The Powers Of The President? article from Rantt.

His delusions of adjourning Congress so he can make recess appointments for his judicial picks – most of which aren’t remotely qualified – reveals new depths of the Donald’s infinite ignorance, as he has no legal right to do so despite his dubious claims.

Operation Scapegoat: Trump Looking To Cast Blame For New Deaths By Restarting Economy Too Soon article from Crooks and Liars.

In his desperate bid to reopen the economy to try and save his ‘reelection’ Trump and his equally Treasonous GOP Senate enablers are trying to find a scapegoat to blame once he acts prematurely and more people die from the coronavirus pandemic – which in his typical fashion will fail miserably.

U.S. Jobless Claims Top 5.2 Million, Erasing Decade of Job Gains article from Bloomberg News.

In one month – courtesy of his massive failure and lack of response to the coronavirus pandemic – Trump has wiped out the entire Obama recovery from George W. Bush’s crashing of the economy:

“More than 5 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total in the month since the coronavirus pandemic throttled the U.S. economy to 22 million and effectively erasing a decade worth of job creation.

Initial jobless claims of 5.25 million in the week ended April 11 followed 6.62 million the prior week, according to Labor Department figures Thursday. The median estimate of economists was for 5.5 million, with projections ranging as high as 8 million.

The four-week sum compares with roughly 21.5 million jobs added during the expansion that began in mid-2009.

The latest figures suggest an unemployment rate currently around at least 17% — far above the 10% reached in the wake of the recession that ended in 2009 — in a sign that the effects of shutdowns have spread well beyond an initial wave of restaurants, hotels and other businesses. Another reason for elevated claims is that Americans are getting through on outdated or overwhelmed systems after previously being stymied…”

This is now Trump’s official policy: Steal all the credit — and deflect all the blame article from The Raw Story.

How the Donald – a man with no redeeming qualities whatsoever – has consistently been a massive failure throughout his entire life and how he loves taking credit that doesn’t belong to him and blaming others for his profoundly corrupt and ignorant decisions.

Trump’s Lies Are Killing His Supporters as COVID Starts to Sweep Rural America article from Truthout.

The moronic minions that are foolish enough to listen to Trump’s ignorant ass and believe everything he tells them without question are about to pay a heavy price for his epic coronavirus pandemic failure.

Trump’s Call With Wall Street Execs Was, Of Course, A ‘Sh*tshow’ article from Crooks and Liars.

Donnie was expecting lots of praise and cheer leading from Wall Street when he spoke with them, but – as with anyone else with half a brain – they wanted more testing done before ‘opening the economy’ and this country is ill-prepared for that despite being warned 2 months in advance of what was coming:

Trump’s attempts at looking strong backfire when they fall apart article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

An example of how Trump tries to look powerful but is totally oblivious to how incredibly ignorant he appears when he tries and fails to appear that way:

“Among the problems with the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic is that the Trump administration is burdened by vacancies in relevant positions. The White House has struggled for several years with this — at times, Donald Trump has even boasted about the empty offices — but the acute effects are now hard to ignore.

The president raised the prospect yesterday of a dramatic White House response to the circumstances. NBC News reported:

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to adjourn Congress so he can unilaterally install nominees to federal positions that he said are pertinent to the coronavirus crisis, an unprecedented move that critics likened to a dictatorship. Trump said the Senate should either approve his nominees or adjourn so he can “recess appoint” them.

“If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress,” he said during a press briefing. “The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro-forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis. It is a scam what they do.”…”

Trump’s denial of his coronavirus failings will be ‘one of the biggest propaganda battles in American history’ article from Vox News.

How Trump is using his war on the media – facts and truth in general – to try and blame everyone else but himself for the epic failure that has been his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The numbers reveal how much Trump’s dithering worsened the COVID-19 crisis article from Alternet.

Yet more revealing evidence that had the Donald reacted sooner – were he capable of actually being presidential and responding to the coronavirus pandemic – this country would be in a much better position to handle it instead of failing miserably.

Trump’s Pandemic Plan: ‘Absolute Authority,’ No Responsibility article from The New Yorker.

Why the Donald can’t be presidential and how his demented mind isn’t capable of dealing with reality.

Trump tires to blame Obama for America’s coronavirus failures as death toll mounts article from The Raw Story.

Always blaming everyone else for his massive fuck ups is S.O.P. for Trump but he takes great pleasure in trying to blame his predecessor for his own profound corruption and stupidity:

“President Donald Trump attempted to shift responsibility for America leading the world in COVID-19 cases and fatalities during Saturday’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing.

Trump complained about people “trying to politicize the issue of testing” by reporting on America’s testing failures.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic hitting America in his fourth year in office, Trump has repeatedly attempted to blame others for America’s growing death toll…”

Trump Urges Supporters To Rally Against Coronavirus Restrictions article from The Huffington Post.

Once again Trump is committing crimes by telling his supporters to ‘Liberate’ states with Democratic leadership – and once again they’re stupid enough to listen, which will prove detrimental to a lot of them when they get sick.

This stunningly detailed timeline of Trump’s failures shows America’s coronavirus crisis was a man-made disaster article from Alternet.

Despite his delusions, Donald will never be able to claim his failed handling of the coronavirus pandemic was not his fault as this detailed timeline shows.

Nancy Pelosi Went on Fox News and Said Trump Deserves an F on Coronavirus Testing article from Mother Jones.

Donnie doesn’t like his propaganda outlet hosting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while letting her tell the truth to his rabid followers on his massive failure to the Coronavirus pandemic:

What the anti-stay-at-home protests are really about article from Vox News.

The Donald is desperately trying to find a scapegoat – in this case governors – to blame for his catastrophic failure in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, but sadly for him, as with everything else he does, it will fail miserably while killing multitudes of his moronic supporters:

“Anti-social distancing and stay-at-home order rallies are cropping up across the country, reminiscent of the early days of the Tea Party, when well-funded right-leaning groups lit a fire under an already outraged Republican base and helped to ignite a political movement.

In fact, Adam Brandon, president of FreedomWorks, a right-leaning advocacy group that helped support the Tea Party movement back in 2009, said in an interview that “this has the same DNA [as] the Tea Party movement.”

The events — some, like in Michigan, featuring thousands of attendees — are organized largely by conservative groups calling state-based measures too draconian. Some of the groups have posted links and images on Facebook that downplay the seriousness of the virus. And other leaders have advocated against following CDC guidelines, like a ban on big gatherings and wearing face masks (because wearing them would be “counterproductive.”) Some of the protests have taken on the feel of 2016 Trump campaign rallies, with participants wearing Make America Great Again hats and waving flags emblazoned with the president’s face.

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Americans are now officially at war with a sociopathic monster named Donald Trump article from The Daily Kos.

How blinding feeding his moronic minion base bull shit and failing miserably at correctly handling the Coronavirus outbreak Trump has alienated the majority of Americans but he still believes that he will be ‘elected’ to a second term by ‘opening the economy’ way too early at the cost of tens of thousands of lives.

White House’s case against World Health Organization crumbles article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

Despite his best lies about the World Health Organization – who had constant contact with him repeatedly long before the pandemic hit the U.S. – and trying to blame them for his catastrophic failure in responding to it, the public and the world still knows the truth so once again his corrupt, ignorant actions backfired and came back to bite him.

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