When Does Trump Apologize to the Nation for His Reckless Behavior?

Mish

Let's fact check claims Trump made on September 21 at a Toledo, Ohio rally.

Trump's Claim

President Trump told his crowd in Ohio that COVID-19 ‘affects virtually no one’ except older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions as death toll nears 200,000 .

“Take your hat off to the young people because they have a hell of a immune system,” Trump told the cheering crowd. 

“In some states nobody is young. They have a strong immune system – who knows. Take off the hats off to the kids because they have a hell of a immune system. It hardly affects anyone ‘

“Now we know it affects the elderly. Elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other issues, that’s what it really affects. That’s it, ”Trump said.

The above is from Trump says Ohio COVID-19 campaign rally “hardly affects anyone,” but the elderly

First Question of the Day

Does this mean we stop worrying about the elderly, especially recklessly careless elderly like Trump?

Tweet of the Day

25 Positive Associated With Trump

  • Donald Trump
  • Melania Trump 
  • Bill Stepien, Trump CM 
  • Trump Senior Aide Hope Hicks 
  • Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway 
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie 
  • Utah Sen Mike Lee 
  • N.C. Sen Thom Tillis 
  • Wisconsin Sen Ron Johnson 
  • RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel 
  • John Jenkins, Notre Dame president 
  • 3 White House reporters 
  • 11 Cleveland debate staff

Second Question of the Day

Are those people "virtually nobody" or are they just too old to matter? 

Total Dead

The total number of dead in the US from Covid is 213,861. 

Third and Fourth Questions of the Day

Were they all old? What about lasting damage to those who recover?

Bonus Question

When does Trump apologize to the nation for his reckless behavior?

I believe we all know the answer to that one.

Mish

Comments (73)
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PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

May not be possible...

Casual_Observer2020
Casual_Observer2020

States should start criminalizing the spread of covid by those that don't wear masks or have large gatherings. Trump should not be allowed to have rallies or gatherings without wearing masks. District of Columbia mayor could also do it.

EGW
EGW

Let's criminalize the flu while we are at it...

numike
numike

what happens to a person who internationally spreads the HIV virus?

Kimo
Kimo

Everyone there was well informed about protecting themselves, and could have chosen to stay home. The young were well justified to attend. If Trump bounces back, his mask wearing days (so few) are over. Others will look weak (Biden).

Mish
Mish

Editor

Accuse me of being a liberal when I have not voted for a Democratic for President for decades and I did vote for Trump in 2016 will immediately have every comment you ever made instantly deleted.

That just happened.

njbr
njbr

There are national security issues with this type of behavior....

The chain of succession...

Vice President Pence
Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi
President pro tempore of the Senate Grassley
Secretary of State Pompeo
Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin
Secretary of Defense Esper
Attorney General Barr

How many of these were exposed since the Rose Garden event?

Politics over country.

Carl_R
Carl_R

It's impossible to feel sorry for people who don't take routine precautions to protect themselves or those around them. That doesn't mean I want them to die, though it's very possible that some will. In fact, I do hope they all recover. It does mean that I hope they learn something in the process.

Similarly, if Pence gets it, too, and we end up with President Pelosi, it will be exceptionally fitting. In my company, you will almost never find myself and my co-manager in the building at the same time, much less in the same room, and we are a tiny company. What sort of lunatics would have the President and Vice President together, with no masks?

It is especially difficult for me to understand why some of these people, especially ones who are seriously overweight, have no concern for their own health. Christie, for example, may well have a rough time with Covid. It isn't just at the national level. I have a customer who is very obese. He runs a hardware store that sells masks. He absolutely refuses to wear one. I will be surprised if he is still with us a year from now.

Getting back to Mish's question, will Trump apologize? It's hard to know. If he recovers easily, and completely, it obviously won't happen. If he has a long and difficult struggle, or if he has a loss of function, he may emerge less healthy, but wiser.

pat34lee
pat34lee

When does he apologize? Right after every Democrat leader who is supporting the violence, looting and rioting apologizes and works to lock up BLM and Antifa and their financial supporters.

ColoradoAccountant
ColoradoAccountant

Here in Colorado we know the Doomsday planes are in the air. The weather is great (wish for rain), so any excuse to launch.

Mr. M
Mr. M

A much, much, extremely bigger question is......When does Xi and WHO apologize to the world for their reckless behavior.

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

"When Does Trump Apologize to the Nation for His Reckless Behavior?"
Never.
He never apologizes.
He sees it as a sign of weakness.

RreadyKilowatt
RreadyKilowatt

200,000 deaths vs estimates of 2 million back in March. For sure 200K is bad, but far better than 2 million.

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

I'm praying for Trump's death, but since I don't believe in God it shouldn't have any effect.

Sequoia
Sequoia

A lot of people have died WITH covid. Not very many have died from it. What I mean by that is roughly 10X the number of confirmed cases exist. This has been confirmed by antibody testing in several places meaning the virus is even less deadly. I work in close contact and meet 40 to 50 people a day still haven't caught it. Futher more I know nobody first hand who has.

Also look at Sweden no lockdown. No mask mandate. No shutting out tourism. Roughly the same results as countries that did, and even better than us.

Look this thing is so infectious that anyone who is going to get it will or has. Most will not even know they had it. Even those that get sick rarely need hospitalization. The ones who die would most likely have died within the year regardless.

Sequoia
Sequoia

I guess what I am saying is no matter what Trump or anyone else could would or might have done, makes any difference.

Realist
Realist

Trump will never apologize. He will continue to say that the pandemic will be over shortly because he did an amazing job of managing it.

Of course he has been saying that for 7 months.

In the meantime over 200k deaths, and no end in site for another year or two. Probably 300k deaths by year end. Trump has been a total failure on the pandemic. And he is personally suffering from it right now. I hope he recovers, and then comes out with real purpose to finally deal with the pandemic.

AshH
AshH

Ha! 'Trump' and 'apologize' don't belong in the same sentence. Has he ever apologized for anything in his entire life?

Corvinus
Corvinus

My question is what exactly should his apology cover? He is 74 and therefore elderly and so he falls into the categories mentioned - that he caught it is consistent with that. How about the others? How seriously are they affected? There is much mention about numbers of infected but how do they compare with deaths? How about the counting of deaths? how is it being determined as a covid death in the first place? We have two family friends who have had family members die in the past half year of chronic heart ailments. When they saw the reports they were each listed as covid deaths. Let's not forget that the CARES act increases hospital reimbursements for covid by 20%. Of course if you claim that the medical establishment might be corrupt enough to increase their profit everyone clutches their pearls and pretends like doctors are somehow above human frailties such as greed.

valpal1
valpal1

All these comments act like people that wear masks never got Covid. Pathetic logic!

Sechel
Sechel

Bravado aside. Trump was clearly panicked.

“Before being taken to Walter Reed Trump kept asking aides: ‘Am I going out like Stan Chera? Am I?’”

Dave Long
Dave Long

If our ancestors had responded to every infectious disease the way we're responding to this one we'd still be living in caves.

wmjack
wmjack

Baby libs the big fact is everybody will eventually catch the Chinese Virus unless a vaccine is made. So get healthy or else

Fast Falcon
Fast Falcon

The alarmists like Mish here, and every other one of the liars or statistically disabled, will be proven wrong with a final stroke of bravado when they lie again about excess mortality, which is not there for Covid. Yes, those who "died" were going to die anyway, and the stats will indeed show it --- they already. I wonder if Mish thinks heart attacks and strokes and cancer "deaths" magically went down in 2020 and it was just ... a coincidence. LOL, what's that about the old story about the point of view of the hammer? First order thinking and not understanding bias are the tools of liars and/or lefty thinking. Another fact.


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