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Trump Wants Everyone to Forget He Ignored Repeated Coronavirus Warnings: A Closer Look

Trump Wants Everyone to Forget He Ignored Repeated Coronavirus Warnings: A Closer Look
-Hello,

everyone

, and welcome back to the attic crawl space. And, of course, the mystery remains. I know you've all been thinking about it -- the tiny door. What is it? How'd it get there? Why would an architect build a door of that size into an otherwise normal-size house? Or maybe it is a normal-size door and I've simply been 12'0" tall this whole time. You can never tell on TV. Or maybe, you guys, maybe, it's a Malkovich door. I won't confirm or deny, but let's just say if you ever tune in and see John Malkovich doing "A

Closer

Look

," someone please come pick me up on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike.

Look

, I know you're all wondering, so, if you have any guesses, submit them to whatsupwithsethstinydoor @gmail.com. Maybe we'll read some on the air; maybe we won't. Who knows? Honestly, we might never even check that email and you just have to be okay with that. It's a pandemic. There are no rules. And, hey, while you're speculating about what's behind that door, the president is speculating about an unproven medical treatment for

coronavirus

after ignoring

repeated

warnings

about the threat of a pandemic. Segue! For more on this, it's time for "A

Closer

Look

." Seems like, almost every day, we get more and more evidence that the

Trump

administration knew well in advance of the very real threat of a pandemic and that they both

ignored

it and lied to the American people about it, despite the...
trump wants everyone to forget he ignored repeated coronavirus warnings a closer look
fact that the president keeps saying stuff like this. -Nobody could've predicted something like this. Nobody knew there'd be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion. I just think this is something, Peter, that you can never really think is going to happen. It's an unforeseen problem. What a problem. Came out of nowhere. We're having to fix a problem that, four weeks ago, nobody ever thought would be a problem. It's something that nobody expected. I would view it as -- as something that just surprised the whole world. -It's very telling about his psychological state, that, when he means "I," he says "nobody." Folks, nobody coulda kept a casino open in Atlantic City. Nobody really blew it. Nobody sucks! So, nobody coulda seen this coming. Yeah. Taiwan and South Korea and New Zealand and Singapore were all surprised. That's why they have a combined total of 12,000 cases and we have a total of 400,000 cases. Although, in fairness, New Zealand had a huge advantage because they could call in those eagles from the end of "Return of the King." And, I'm sorry, guys, but where the hell were you this whole time? You're tellin' me Sam and Frodo spent three movies climbing Mount Doom, fighting giant spiders and getting stabbed by Ringwraiths, and, this whole time, they just coulda hitched a ride on a giant bird? Oh, what, you don't do direct flights from Hobbiton? You guys are less reliable than Spirit....
trump wants everyone to forget he ignored repeated coronavirus warnings a closer look
Although, I forgot it was called Hobbiton. Hey, J.R.R., what are you gonna call the part of the shire that Bilbo lives in? "Oh, I don't know. I was thinkin' maybe like Hobbiton. Oh, I don't know if Hobbiton's good. It sounds like a little lazy. No one's gonna think I'm lazy! This thing's gonna be like a thousand pages." Hobbiton. Anyway, no. This did not surprise the whole world. Just because it surprised you doesn't mean it surprised the world. Everything surprises you. Even your own speeches surprise you because you so often are reading them out loud for the first time, which is why you do that weird thing where you're both reading and doing a DVD commentary on your own speeches. We will be sending aid to all 50 states. 50, wow. Wow, that's a big number, 50. Wasn't always 50. He's like a guy who walks into a birthday party, when

everyone

yells "Surprise!", said, "Wow, we are all equally surprised. I can't believe we all got lured here under the same false pretenses. Did you guys also think this was gonna be a quiet dinner for two?" In fact, at one point,

Trump

even claimed that, despite notable pandemics that have occurred throughout history, like the 1918 Spanish flu, nothing like this has ever happened before. -So, there's never been anything like this in history. There's never been. Nobody's ever seen anything like this. -Stop sayin' nobody! People who were alive in 1918...
trump wants everyone to forget he ignored repeated coronavirus warnings a closer look
have definitely seen something like this and I'm pretty sure your friends would like all of them. Wilbur, tell me what the Spanish flu was like. It was horrible. We had to subsists on a soup and a beer. Good thing I was over 21. That's not a Photoshop. I went on TV and had soup and beer. In fact,

Trump

keeps vaguely mentioning the 1918 flu pandemic, but, for some reason, he keeps getting the date wrong by exactly one year. -Nobody's seen this. I would say, since 1917, which was the greatest of them all. Probably the greatest of them all, right? 1917. There's been nothing like this since probably 1917. That was the big one. You read about 'em. You read about 'em from 1917 and you read about 'em from lots of other times. - So, I may have been late, reacting to

coronavirus

, but I was a year early on the Spanish flu. Of course, no one writes about that, do they? So, I think I know what happened here.

Trump

knows there was a movie called "1917." He thought those guys

look

ed kinda sick and just assumed it was about the Spanish flu. Of course, they're not sick, they're just British, which

Trump

would know, if he hadn't turned off the movie to watch "Rugrats." And, yet, despite

Trump

's

repeated

claims that no one could've foreseen this, it turns out a lotta people foresaw this. Including people in the

Trump

administration. Here's just a quick list. First, Obama officials walked

Trump

aides through a global...
pandemic exercise in 2017. Then, in 2017 and 2018, threat assessment intelligence analysts even mentioned a close cousin of

coronavirus

by name, saying it had pandemic potential. Then, in 2018, the director for medical and biodefense preparedness at the National Security Council told a symposium that the threat of pandemic flu is our number one health security concern. Then, top administration officials said last year that the threat of a pandemic kept them up at night. Then, White House economists warned, in 2019, a pandemic could devastate America. Then, intelligence reports warned of

coronavirus

crises as early as November; and then, U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic. Well, you know the old saying, "Eight strikes and you're out." Seriously, how many incredibly specific

warnings

do you need? This is like gettin' a note that says, "I know what you did last summer. Specifically, you hit a man with your car and then, you and Freddie Prinze Jr. decided to hide the body and pretend it never happened. And now, in an act of revenge, I'm going to systematically stalk and kill each of you, one at a time. I am also sending this via email and will copy all above-referenced parties." I don't know what that means, what any of that means, but, I think we should all go camping in the woods. I know a great place with no cell service. In fact, in this White House, if you plunge your head in the sand and...
ignore reality, you can actually get rewarded. Case in point, yesterday,

Trump

appointed campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany as the new White House press secretary. In February, over a month after our first confirmed case of

coronavirus

, McEnany said this... -This president will always put America first. He will always protect American citizens. We will not see diseases like the

coronavirus

come here. We will not see terrorism come here and isn't that refreshing, when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama? -If you think goin' from this... to this is refreshing, then you might not know what that word means.

Trump

look

s like the physical embodiment of the feeling you get when you fall asleep on the couch and wake up after dark and you don't know what day it is. The only thing refreshing here is the Kool-Aid you drank. If

Trump

's gonna hire people who go on TV and say things that are that wrong, he might as well hire this lady as the secretary of Knowing Who Greta Thunberg Is. -A 2019 book entitled "No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference" is a collection of speeches made by a Swedish climate change activist. What's her name? -Sharon. -Agh! So close. First of all, I love that woman and that clip will never not make me happy. Second of all, Sharon is such a bad guess, for so many reasons, the least of which is how not Swedish Sharon sounds. These are my friends, Elsa and Ingrid and Sharon. Anyway, after all those

warnings

,...
on Tuesday, we found out about yet another warning, when it was reported that

Trump

's trade advisor warned the White House in January of the risks of a pandemic. And, at the top of the document he wrote, it literally says "Memorandum to president." Of course

Trump

has probably never even heard the word memorandum before. He probably saw that and said... I can't read it. It's in Latin. So, they knew, and they lied to you. They told you it wasn't a threat, but they knew, it was, and they put lives at risk, not to mention all the economic carnage they knew was coming. They knew. Here's another part of the problem. The guy who wrote that memo, Peter Navarro, is also a crank. It's what happens when an oatmeal-brained sociopath guts the civil service and surrounds himself with fringe right-wing weirdos. Even if someone's right, you don't know who to believe. For example, Navarro, a trade advisor, has been one of the loudest voices in the administration pushing the unproven malaria medication hydroxychloroquine for

coronavirus

. Now, Navarro has zero medical expertise, which led to this exchange on CNN on Monday... -My qualifications, in terms of

look

ing at the science, is that I'm a social scientist. I have a PhD and I understand how to read statistical studies, whether it's in medicine, the law, economics, or whatever. -I-I-I'm sorry. That doesn't qualify you to treat patients. Do you want an internist striking trade deals...
-Heh. Touché. -with Asian countries? - "Ha, ha, ha, yes! Touché, sir. I doff my cap to you, sir. On the question of this potentially dangerous and unproven medication, you have checkmated me, sir. Well-played, old chap. Bravo. These guys are so easy to outmaneuver. It's like playing tic-tac-toe with someone who doesn't realize you're supposed to make a straight line.

Look

s like my O's have all four corners. "No, I beat you in three moves." Touché, old friend. Beat me, you have. If you're wondering how somebody like Navarro ended up on

Trump

's team, in the first place, according to Vanity Fair, at one point, during the campaign, when

Trump

wanted to speak more substantively about China, he gave Kushner a summary of his views and then asked him to do some research. Kushner simply went on Amazon, where he was struck by the title of one book, "Death by China," co-authored by Peter Navarro. He cold-called Navarro, a well-known trade deficit hawk, who agreed to join the team as an economic advisor. You know, we give Jared a hard time for havin' no skills or expertise, but in his defense, he has Amazon. Dude probably rocks Google, too, and here I am, givin' him a hard time, sayin' he has no idea what he's doin', when he's probably Askin' Jeeves as we speak. And

Trump

has followed the lead of his grifter friends and allies in pushing hydroxychloroquine over the objections of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said we...
need clinical trials to prove it's safe and effective. For example, it could have potentially lethal side effects on the heart and, yet,

Trump

has brushed those concerns aside. According to The New York Times,

Trump

made a rare appearance in the situation room on Sunday as his pandemic task force was meeting, determined to talk about the anti-malaria medicine that he has aggressively promoted lately as a treatment for the

coronavirus

. Once again, the experts warned against overselling a drug yet to be proved a safe remedy, particularly for the heart patients. "Yes, the heart stuff," Mr.

Trump

acknowledged. "Yes, the heart stuff." Thank you, Doctor. I can see

Trump

walkin' in to give a patient the bad news. Listen, Jim, I'm afraid it's, uh, heart stuff, and that's extra bad because you know you have that, uh, lung thingy. It's clear that, because he

ignored

repeated

warnings

about this horrific situation,

Trump

is now hoping there's a miracle cure that will get him off the hook. Just listen to him selling hydroxychloroquine in a bizarrely hushed tone at a White House press briefing on Saturday. -And I hope they use the hydroxychloroquine and they can also do it with Z-Pak, subject to your doctor's approval and all of that. But I hope they use it because I'll tell you what, uh -- What do you have to lose? There's a possibility, a possibility, and I say it, what do you have to lose? I'll say it again -- what do you...
have to lose? Take it. I really think they should take it, but it's their choice. And it's their doctor's choice, or the doctors in the hospital. But hydroxychloroquine. Try it, if you'd like. -My God, is anyone else creeped out by his tone of voice? I feel like he just pulled up in a windowless white van across from a high school. Hey, kids, I got some hydroxychloroquine. It'll make you feel sky-high. Try it, if you like. Also, there's heart stuff.

Trump

is desperately hoping this will all just go away and that's why he's pushing an unproven miracle cure. This morning he tweeted that, once this deadly pandemic that cratered our economy is over, it must be quickly forgotten. But it shouldn't be forgotten. Our government, led by our sociopath president,

ignored

repeated

warnings

that a major public health and economic disaster was headed our way. And, if you point that out to

Trump

and his supporters, the best they can counter with is... -Heh. Touché. -This has been "A

Closer

Look

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