On Thursday, a whistleblower revealed that the U.S. personnel who greeted potentially infected arrivals from Wuhan, China, were not given either the protective gear or the training necessary for the situation. Despite being exposed to these evacuees—some of whom have since proven to be carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus—the workers have still not been tested for COVID-19.Emphasis mine.
That might seem like a bullet that was dodged, except that just two days ago the CDC confirmed that a U.S. patient who had not traveled outside the country or associated with someone known to be infected was infected with the COVID-19 virus. It was the first case of “community spread” COVID-19 in the nation. And that patient lived in the same county as the location of the incident the whistleblower described.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali join Don Lemon to discuss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement in response to NPR host Mary Louise Kelly's claim that he cursed at her and demanded she find Ukraine on a map after a taping of "All Things Considered."#trumpistan #MikePompeo #MaryLouiseKelly #humor
Your protestations of independence, integrity, and honor will mean nothing to the voters this Fall. Nothing.#trumpistan #RemoveTMFA #ITMFA #GOP #Obstruction
All cults come to an end, often abruptly, and Trump’s Republican Party is nothing if not a cult. While cult leaders are generally incapable of remorse — whether they be totalitarian rulers, sexual Svengalis, or the self-declared messiahs of crackpot religions — their followers almost always pay a human and reputational price once the leader is toppled.#trumpistan #cult #collaborators
1/ An “imminent threat.” Fabricated intelligence that will lead to the loss of American lives. A cynical attempt to become a “wartime president” to ensure re-election. We’ve seen all of this before.#WWIII #WW3 #ValeriePlame #Iran #trumpistan
As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials. Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations, according to letters reviewed by The Washington Post.#BananaRepublic #Dictatorship #trumpistan #ImpeachTrump #ITMFA
President Donald Trump is facing blowback after suggesting the intelligence official who filed a formal whistleblower complaint against him should be executed for the capital crime of high treason. Some legal experts are calling his comments “obstruction of justice,” and witness intimidation, while warning against retaliation.#trumpistan #Whistleblower #ImpeachTrump #ITMFA
The Times editorial board has called Trump’s maneuver on the waiver for what it is: “Sometimes it seems like the only consistent policy coming out of the White House these days is vindictiveness.”#trumpistan #CaliforniaCleanAirWaiver #EPA
The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at detention facilities in the past year.#trumpistan #ConcentrationCamps #Immigration #FluVaccine