Posted by: maboulette | April 5, 2020

Trump Veers Off to Attack Ukraine Whistleblower at Coronavirus Briefing

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump spent most of the daily press briefing on the coronavirus ranting against his perceived enemies, starting with the media, then to the Ukraine whistleblower, to the recently ousted commander of the Navy aircraft carrier.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

This is the same day that the death toll from COVID-19 topped 8000.  Trump opened the briefing by slamming the media, accusing them of spreading false rumors.

Trump said, “Get this over with, then go back to your fake news.”

He then acknowledged that the United States will more than likely see lots of death in the coming weeks and repeated his calls for the country to “get back to work” and ease up on protective restrictions.  And then he let loose on all his critics.

FIRING OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Asked about his Friday night firing of intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson, who notified Congress of the whistleblower complaint that ultimately lead to Trump’s impeachment.  Trump slammed both Atkinson and the whistleblower.

 “Frankly, somebody oughta sue his ass off,” the President said of the anonymous intelligence whistleblower, adding that Atkinson, a Trump appointee, “did a terrible job.”  

CAPTAIN BRETT CROZIER

Next in the press coverage of the pandemic, Trump slammed Captain Brett Crozier, who was relieved of duty commanding the USS Theodore Roosevelt after the Captain wrote a letter warning about the spreading of the coronavirus on his ship. Crozier’s warnings were dismissed and his appeals for help to the leadership of the Navy were met with punishment, more men on his ship wound up testing positive for the virus, with 137 cases as of Saturday.

CLASS ON LITERATURE

Trump backed the Navy’s decision on Crozier and appeared to mock him for sounding the alarm about the virus.  “I thought it looked terrible what he did, to write a letter,” Trump said, “This is not a class on literature.”

FURTHER RANTING

Trump went on to take aim at the state governors that have been hit hard by the coronavirus, claiming without any evidence that the states were asking for more equipment than they needed.  He then singled out Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, claiming that the estimates that New York will need 40,000 ventilators were overestimates.

Trump said, “40,000 think of it, 40,000 its not possible. They won’t need that many.”

25th AMENDMENT

This led many on Twitter to call for the invocation of the 25th Amendment in the Constitution which allows the vice president, together with a “majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide,” to declare the president “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” in a written declaration.

MENTAL HEALTH

Many believe this current crisis has cause the President’s mental health to continue to deteriorate to the point of making him unfit to continue as President.

 


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