Trump "I Know So Much About the Coronavirus Because of Natural Ability"

Mish

Trump claims "natural ability" when it comes to the coronavirus. He also says he could be a research scientist.

Trump has Natural Ability

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Here's the deal.

If you cannot see Trump is a total buffoon on his comments today, then you have TDS Type A.

Two Types of TDS

  1. Type A: No matter what Trump says, you believe it. No matter what Trump does, you praise it.
  2. Type B: No matter what Trump says, you disagree with it. No matter what Trump does, you criticize it.

If you cannot find fault in Trump's self praise and extreme narcissism on matters on which he clearly knows nothing about, then look in the mirror to see who has TDS.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (80)
Greggg
Greggg

Well... Isn't this interesting: "Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the National Security Council starting in April 2017, was responsible for leading pandemic preparedness and response efforts but abruptly left the position in 2018. Following his departure, the team he oversaw was disbanded by then national security adviser John Bolton".

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marg54
marg54

Being in Australia and not involved in US Politics I offer an unbiased opinion of Trump. He is a bloody idiot and possibly a narcissistic lunatic. How dangerous for the US and the world generally.

The most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists nine criteria for NPD, but it specifies that someone only needs to meet five of them to clinically qualify as a narcissist

9 OFFICIAL CRITERIA FOR NPD

Grandiose sense of self-importance
Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
Belief they’re special and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people or institutions
Need for excessive admiration
Sense of entitlement
Interpersonally exploitative behavior
Lack of empathy
Envy of others or a belief that others are envious of them
Demonstration of arrogant and haughty behaviors or attitudes

thimk
thimk

keep it up trumpster , you'll find 2020 a private citizen facing a myriad of lawsuits

DBG8489
DBG8489

Personally, I believe all politicians are narcissistic, selfish, and psychopathic
just for wanting those jobs... so nothing they do or say surprises me. And I have no use for any of them - at all.

Having established that...

Trump's yapping in those clips reminds me of my younger days when some of us used inhaled medications to "intensify our personalities" trying to pick up girls.

"Oh yeah I know all kinds of really smart people and they all say they can't believe I know the things I know... That's just me - I'm naturally smart..."

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

I think Donald has done a pretty good job as an administrator (considering the people he has to work with), but I DO wish he would just shut up.

Carl_R
Carl_R

The most important thing to know is to know what you don't know. If you know what you don't know, you can know when to ask questions, and when to turn questions over to someone else to answer.

Realist
Realist

Worst President ever.

The most amazing part is the support he still has, and steady stream of ass-kissing comments from those around him. “Thank you Mr. President for your amazing response to this problem!”

You can’t make this stuff up. Americans, you have my condolences.

AWC
AWC

This all reminds me of a movie I once saw, called “Being There” with Peter Sellers. I wonder of The Don is a Master Gardener?

njbr
njbr

People fleeing lockdown in N Italy. 10% of medical staff have CV. No more beds. Doctors proposing triage with no treatment or facilities for those who demographically wont survive. And this is in a country that is trying.

BoneIdle
BoneIdle

Personally I think Trump is trying to divert our attention away from a perfect storm.

OPEC and Russia are in disarray concerning reducing the crude output. No agreement so it looks like oil prices are going to fall below the production price of other areas such as Shale and Fracking.

Stock market predicted to take a large hit on opening Monday.

Start of the Reccesion / depression we have to have.

Covid19 might be a catalyst or just a diversion.

Tengen
Tengen

Is it good for the country if Trump fakes expertise? Probably not, but then again a modern day POTUS is mostly a figurehead so it shouldn't matter much.

Is it good for elections? That's a resounding yes, so he should peacock as much as he can. It's well established that a lot of people love the braggadocio, so he may as well keep the dial cranked to 11 until November.

Sechel
Sechel

this clip was telling. Its not clear anyone actually complimented Trump on his natural abilities at understanding the pandemic but it wouldn't shock me either. It's very clear that the cdc and infectious disease experts have two tasks, to manage the virus and to manage Donald Trump who so needs to opine and sound informed and in charge on an issue he knows nothing about. Doubt he's read a single paper on the topic and from the public briefings it seems he absorbs only a small fraction of what he's being told. what should be even more clear is the amount of time we've lost due to trump's leadership in mounting an effective mitigation strategy. everything seems to be a day late and a day short. I believe we'll do everything we're supposed to but not as quickly as we should. Trump's afraid of making the numbers bigger, didn't switch to a mitigation strategy soon enough, his team was slow in making test kits available. We should have used the already established tests and the response team was slow to be set up. trump actually fired the existing team three years ago that coul have been planning and preparing for this threat in general.

trump said there was no way to anticipate the virus but the experts disagree. we get virus scares every few years.

Sechel
Sechel

TRUMP: I like this stuff. I really get it… every one of these doctors said, ‘how do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.

Eye-roll please

sangell
sangell

For once I agree. Trump needs to shut up about coronavirus. You can't learn molecular biology from a few briefings from the NIH and CDC and even those agencies experts statements have not been error free.

This not a political issue. It is a life or death issue that is going to have a huge negative impact on the world economy. Trump needs to bury the hatchet with Pelosi and Schumer and do what is right by the country. Yes, he was right we offshored to much of our production to China but he is going to need the Democrats to put that right and bring our pharmaceutical and medical device production back ASAP.
That is going to require a Manhattan Project sort of urgency and he will need the support of the Democrats in the House to get it done.

sangell
sangell

Oh and cancel those rallies he's been holding. They maybe fun but they are also dangerous to the attendees health. He may have to cancel the NFL, NBA and MLB seasons too.

crazyworld
crazyworld

VANITAS VANITATUM ED OMNIA VANITAS (Roman Era saying also Eclesiate)

Trump is just like most average IQ peoples especially in our present Dysneyworld and video games type of culture. When things become serious they lie or they joke. But in fact they are scared to death when they know they should acknowledge that they did not do what was necessary.

What really disappoint me here is that be it the European union countries, be it the US, be it the Middle East, they just though China was making a show against a kind of flu. The datas of the Medical system being overwhelmed in less than one month by the number of severe cases in case no curbing of the infection is done did fall on deaf ears.

Vanity of thinking we were far more able than the Chinese (by the way their IQ is higher than ours in average) to get rid of this bug without accepting guiding datas from them and making preparations.

Amongst other laxist behavior, for three weeks all countries accepted a lot of travelers coming back from Italy without quarantine has been one of the nail in the coffin.
Part of Italy is now in the WUHAN phase and containment measures were just applied, too little too late. Their medical system is already failing.

sangell
sangell

Well Joe Biden has claimed he will cure Cancer, Alzheimers and Diabetes so Trump has been restrained in comparison to Biden's boasting!

Sechel
Sechel

Dunning-kruger keeps coming to mind

crazyworld
crazyworld

As far as Alzheimers is concerned Joe Biden should start by taking care of his own case. From time to time now he forget where he is, what period he refer to, politician names, what was the start and the subject of his sentences when he speaks. Azheimer is a disease of old age like excessive narcissisme and paranoia (enhanced by the fact that the old person has a job in commercial or political leadership)

I would like these old men, " would be good presidents" to claim that they will seriously finance research in order to cure aging.
We understand a lot now and are not far away from finding some solutions.
The telomeres are one of the main culprit as well as the electro-magnetic fields emitted by the full DNA double helix (coiled around the histones - ONE METER LONG) length in order to regulate our cells (differentiation and epigenetic) When telomeres shorten, the coiled DNA shorten and change shape and amongst other, the frequencies of these electro-magnetic standing waves decay and cells receive old age regulation instructions instead of young age regulation instructions.(differentiation of stemcells fail (CANCERS) and epigenetic instructions (which gene to be used by a specific organ cell) modify themselves to the worse.
A lab in the US TUFT UNIVERSITY (Michael Lewin) has discovered the effects of these electro-magnetic fields as they impose a GHOST looking 3D picture made of Electric field patterns (trough cells membrane polarization) of what would be the living cell assembly after metamorphosis (frog larvae turning into a tadpole, the head of the future tadpole finely shown by a voltage pattern appear on the material larvae))

conscript
conscript

Stop reading Nakamaura. Looks like you have had Type B-1 for quite some time;
Can't stand Trump and look for ANY confirmation bias sources.
Got to say, I haven't seen him taking selfies at funerals lately, eh?
Stick to what you know best and operate a political blog elsewhere.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

Management of COVID-19 in the US has been a failure by BOTH parties. No politician wanted to do the medically safe thing: quarantine the entire country. That would mean a huge loss of economic activity. But loss of economic activity was guaranteed because overseas factories were producing less or shut down completely. Now both the health of the economy and individuals have suffered.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Trump is clearly the greatest stable genius in the universe!

numike
numike

Biden is a stutter, its a condition

truthseeker
truthseeker

I agree with most of the negative things mentioned here about Trump yet I’ll still vote for him come November mainly for 3 reasons. The Democratic nominee whomever it will be, supports open borders, the total destruction of the oil and gas industry with a complete ban on fracking, and will tax capital gains as ordinary income. Trump also supports traditional values for the most part, yet is a bit of a hypocrite in this area imo.

killben
killben

You can only feel sad that the choice of a President of the USA is between Trump, Biden (or should I say Obiden-Bama) or Sanders you get to understand what Decline of an Empire truly means.

Stuki
Stuki

Make the Coronavirus Great Again!


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