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Trumpís bluster doesnít beat a virus, calm a restive nation
The Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2020 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CALVIN WOODWARD

Posted on 07/06/2020 3:48:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON -- Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment trial had ended with acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate. It was time to gloat and settle scores.

“It was evil,” Trump said of the attempt to end his presidency. “It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars.”

These are times of pain, mass death, fear and deprivation and the Trump show may be losing its allure, exposing the empty space once filled by the empathy and seriousness of presidents leading in a crisis.

Bluster isn’t beating the virus; belligerence isn’t calming a restive nation.

Angry and scornful at every turn, Trump used the totems of Mount Rushmore as his backdrop to play on the country’s racial divisions, denouncing the “bad, evil people” behind protests for racial justice. He then made a steamy Fourth of July salute to America on the White House South Lawn his platform to assail “the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters,” and, for good measure, people with “absolutely no clue.”

“If he could change, he would,” said Cal Jillson, a presidential scholar at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “It’s not helping him now. It’s just nonstop. It is habitual and incurable. He is who he is.”

Over three and a half years Trump exhausted much of the country, while exhilarating some of it, with his constant brawls, invented realities, outlier ways and pop-up dramas of his own making. Into summer, one could wonder whether Trump had finally exhausted even himself.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; election2020; journalism; media
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1 posted on 07/06/2020 3:48:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do ANY news organizations report anymore?


2 posted on 07/06/2020 3:51:25 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (BIDEN for MEMORY CARE 2019!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; JimRobonson

Why post this crap. We need a sub forum for all of this propaganda.I find it offensive.It will cause FR to loose donations.

Please Jim, make a subforun dedicated to this dirt. We do not need to see it. It actually hurts FR supporters.


3 posted on 07/06/2020 3:55:00 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama Fascism:http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Uncle Miltie

It used to be that the AP just reported news, but now it is much become Associated Propaganda.


4 posted on 07/06/2020 3:55:43 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“If he could change, he would,” said Cal Jillson, a presidential scholar at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Why change if you don't need to?

5 posted on 07/06/2020 3:57:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: daniel1212

Where have you been for 10-15 years?


6 posted on 07/06/2020 3:58:18 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (Lou Dobbs)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AP - American Pravda

Haven’t seen news from them in years, just propaganda.


7 posted on 07/06/2020 3:59:23 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Who stole my tagline? It was here yesterday.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This isn’t news. This is a Soros press release for the DNC filtered through the AssPress. This isn’t even an attempt at news. This is the propaganda machine of communists who want to control you and rule over you.

Many of the AssPress writers and editors are former far-left bloggers at places like Slate.

Their coverage has been magnitudes worse than CNN.


8 posted on 07/06/2020 4:02:02 AM PDT by TexasGurl24
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
absolutely no clue

DonaldTrump is sure right about that. The Truth has struck a nerve with the Ministry of Propaganda.

9 posted on 07/06/2020 4:04:08 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bellygirl!!! I missed her... ;^)


10 posted on 07/06/2020 4:05:13 AM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces!)
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To: Candor7

That sounds like a good idea. A sub forum for the dying or mostly dead media articles like this.


11 posted on 07/06/2020 4:10:13 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (I'm sick of ANTIFA. Sick of Socialist democrats.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the empty space once filled by the empathy and seriousness of presidents
I guess obaaaamaaa neck tieless with his feet up on the president desk was soooo cool ?
So transparent we need to put an end to this fake news, editorializing is all it is, a few idiots opinions thrust upon us by a monopoly that save the internet would dark us all


12 posted on 07/06/2020 4:11:08 AM PDT by Recompennation
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Truth is now bluster? We need to revise our dictionaries. The grass is blue. The sky is green.


13 posted on 07/06/2020 4:11:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
AP article = FAKE NEWS!
14 posted on 07/06/2020 4:11:39 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If anything proves the china virus and the spread of “fear porn” is all about “getting” Trump this story proves it.

No mention of the lowest daily death toll and the 10th straight week of declines. The whole China Virus thing is all but over but the hate America media will not because they can not let it go.

It is all they have left.


15 posted on 07/06/2020 4:22:17 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Trump isn’t a dictator and hasn’t acted like one. BTW, Trump did NOT put COVID patients into nursing homes! 43% of all COVID deaths occurred in nursing homes.

What did the AP write when Trump early on banned flights from Wu Han? Asking for a friend.


16 posted on 07/06/2020 4:27:35 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

TWO authors, including a Woodward seedling.


17 posted on 07/06/2020 4:38:44 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (What if the Lord sen9t COVID-19 to immunize the world from something more deadly?)
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To: Candor7

I agree 100%!


18 posted on 07/06/2020 4:55:50 AM PDT by Russ (I)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, media! Your bluster won’t prevent Trump’s re-election, so suck on that!


19 posted on 07/06/2020 5:00:34 AM PDT by jeffc (I'm a Patriot, and the media are our enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The proRATs now want to keep Trump from talking about the anti American future the leftist elitist RATs have been pushing through division and violence.

They want Trump to run the same campaign that he ran 4 years ago. Trump cannot run that same campaign.

He has to educate the masses about what the left plans for this country.

We are not stupid. Talking like everything is rosy and we are not supposed to notice the US is hanging by a thread would be nonsense.

His campaign is about the fight to keep America, America.

It is dire and time is running out.


20 posted on 07/06/2020 5:14:11 AM PDT by dforest
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