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Yes, we actually have a chief executive who postulates that disinfectant or light could be used systemically to thwart the novel coronavirus. And when it was plain that these suggestions are silly and fanciful, he has the unmitigated gall to claim that these statements, clearly at the conceptual level of a toddler, were somehow in jest, he claims so weakly that these huge boners were issued in sarcasm. This claimed by an executive who has rarely previously ventured in to the comparatively sophisticated realm of satiric humor.

We have a president who defended Vladmir Putin’s claim that he didn’t interfere in the 2016 election despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary by CIA and intelligence findings on the ground.

We are being constantly and continually gaslighted by our top leadership. This despite clear and compelling proof to the contrary.

When will we as a nation come to our collective senses and realize we are being dealt information in a manner that might make Adolf Hitler blush? We are being led, like lemmings, toward some awful cliff. And perhaps we will not come to our collective senses until it’s too late and we have already plunged over the edge.

Kevin Brennan


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keyser soze

What the Dotard doesn't realize is that the light at the end of the tunnel he professes to see has a speeding train behind it. We have a president whose station in life was built on his father's wealth, his own lies, and puffery -- a joke of a son-in-law/presidential advisor whose station in life was built on his father's wealth and criminality, and an equally ill equipped daughter/presidential advisor whose station in life was built on her father's wealth and lies.

It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the Trump administration has an entirely twisted view of success and a propensity to warp reality into an altogether unrecognizable state.

And that light at the end of the proverbial Trump tunnel? It's about to derail, again, same as it ever was.

Meanwhile, 70,000 Americans are currently unavailable for comment.



Holmes -- the real one

“We have it totally under control. ... It’s going to be just fine.” - Trump in January

"We think we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully. But we’re working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for it. So that I can assure you.” - Trump In January

"The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA." - Trump in February

"And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that's a pretty good job we've done." - Trump in late February

"It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” - Trump in late February

"Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. They’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful.” - Trump in early March

"So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on.” - Trump in March




The saddest thing for me is that senior citizens fall for this in huge numbers. I had so much love and respect for my grandparents. My grandparents didn’t advocate for a president who was cheating on his third wife (while she was pregnant) with an adult film star. My grandparents were probably racist by today’s standards but they knew to shut up about it.

Trump supporters can’t help but remind us they voted for a president who ran a fake university. History will be especially cruel to Trump voters.



Holmes -- the real one

Kevin Brennan of Watertown --

I applaud your passion and energy. Many of us here stand with you!

The person who is being gaslighted is unlikely to perceive it is happening until someone else comes along and reveals the manipulation. We humans tend to assume that our emotions and perceptions provide an accurate assessment of what we encounter. This is how we can find ourselves delighted by magicians and also fleeced and even slaughtered by con men. Your call to others to WAKE UP is timely and welcome!

Trump and Hitler ? -- they are much alike. Probably nothing would make either of them blush.

Trump is a person who has no conscience. He views his “base” supporters much as a young sadist views the flies as he pulls off their wings. He thinks much like this, “So they drink bleach or Lysol, so what?” It amuses Trump to see how far they will go. In his mind the thinking goes, “My they are stupid. Just proves once again how great and powerful I am and how smart.”

This is just how people with no conscience think. For these sorts of individuals, there is no empathy, no understanding of the painful consequences of their actions other than those actions produce a kind of “entertainment” for Trump. Well, that and a chance to boost those ratings….



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