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10/9/2020

Two Thousand Invited To Trump White House Event Tomorrow

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:06 pm



[guest post by Dana]

It’s being dubbed as his “recovery tour”:

President Donald Trump on Saturday will address hundreds of supporters on the South Lawn of the White House before traveling to Florida on Monday for a rally, marking his return to public events after being hobbled by the coronavirus.

Guests for Saturday’s event won’t be tested for the virus and won’t be required to wear masks, setting off fresh concerns that the White House itself has become a vector for the disease. Earlier Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, decried a previous gathering at the White House to celebrate Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as a “superspreader event.”

The White House has claimed that

The health and safety of all attendees is our priority.

Really? Because if they were truly putting the health and safety of all attendees as the number one priority, then testing attendees would be in order. Apparently, this White House has learned nothing in the past two weeks.

Oh, and who are the invited guests? One assumes the majority will be from one of the groups hit hardest by Covid:

On Saturday, Trump will speak to a crowd gathered by conservative activist Candace Owens, whose Blexit Foundation encourages Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party.

His speech is being billed as “Remarks to Peaceful Protesters for Law & Order,” according to an invitation. He’ll address the crowd from the Truman Balcony off of the Blue Room, a large state room on the main floor of the White House. More than two thousand guests have been invited, according to a person familiar with the event.

Question: Has Trump has tested negative since becoming ill? Is he still contagious? Apparently nobody knows. Or they’re just not saying.

–Dana

75 Responses to “Two Thousand Invited To Trump White House Event Tomorrow”

  1. SMDH.

    Dana (292df6)

  2. Is anyone here actually surprised by this?

    John B Boddie (699c63)

  3. This is a bad idea, unless it becomes sanctified by turning into a riot.

    norcal (a5428a)

  4. If so, will the “coal roller” pickup trucks many Trump-sympathizers drive just to tweak climate changers be converted to belch stored breath from Covid-positive drivers and others?

    urbanleftbehind (587a57)

  5. It should be called Superspreader: The Sequel, not Recovery Tour.

    Paul Montagu (77c694)

  6. @4 I’m no Green Dealer, but I hate getting blasted by those yahoos.

    norcal (a5428a)

  7. Yes, because I would want to enter that miasma of disease, where the inhabitants, workers, and visitors are falling daily to the epidemic.

    Nic (896fdf)

  8. Obama’s was bigger.

    nk (1d9030)

  9. Earlier Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, decried a previous gathering at the White House to celebrate Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as a “superspreader event.”

    I miss happyfeet.

    nk (1d9030)

  10. Dont forget, Jr was the one who wanted to stage an intervention with his dad and also has been musing about a run for M-NYC, which dad poo poo’d because no Republican as labeled could win. I think Jr. must have realized he needs a minimum 8 years of separation, a la the George Bushes, hes sort of in tanking mode.

    urbanleftbehind (587a57)

  11. And also, what does admistration have against black conservatives, first they came for Herman Cain, and now…

    urbanleftbehind (587a57)

  12. And if one didnt do out reach what would yiu say

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JerryDunleavy/status/1314705917489930245

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  13. @9 Oh, you are very naughty boy, nk.

    norcal (a5428a)

  14. Ot henry cavill will not be back for witcher 2

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  15. Seriously, though, it’s not just the gathering on the lawn. How are they getting there? Buses, planes, trains, automobiles?

    nk (1d9030)

  16. Real Men (And Women) Wear Masks and Distance, by conservative judicial icon Michael Luttig:

    At once to invoke and turn on its head the parlance of male masculinity, we are actually all real men and real women. Or at least we should be, by now. Real men and women wear masks and distance themselves from others in these times of COVID-19. Why? Because we love. We love our families, our mothers and our fathers, our husbands and wives, our sons and daughters, our grandmothers and grandfathers. We love our friends, especially our aging ones. Despite our protestations, we love each other. As Americans, we love our country. And even if the chances were minimal, we would desperately want to protect those we love from this deadly plague that has blanketed the world.

    Not one of us likes the radical interruptions and disruptions of our lives that have been forced upon us by COVID-19—the masks and the distancing. We take the maddening precautions of masking and distancing despite the fact that these precautions are unnatural for us. They do rob us of much that makes us human beings, they affront our sense of dignity, expose and taunt our vanity, embarrass and humiliate us and, we puerilely think, are politically incorrect—whatever this means in the context of life-and-death imperatives. We take these medically recommended precautions because we love so dearly those who could fall victim at our own hands to this faceless killer were we not to take these basic precautions. Imagine for a moment having to eulogize a loved one who died from COVID-19 and having to confess before your family and the world that your loved one would never have come down with the virus had you not stubbornly refused to wear your mask or distance due to false bravado, vanity or an attitude of foolhardy invincibility. Most of us believe it would be a fate worse than death to have to go on with life bearing the knowledge that we had self-centeredly and recklessly transmitted a fatal disease to our mother or father, our husband or wife, our son or our daughter, a friend or anyone else we loved and who needlessly died because of our reckless self-centeredness. This is what our nation’s medical and health experts are talking about when they advise us to wear masks and distance.

    Read the whole thing.

    lurker (d8c5bc)

  17. @8. The Beatles were ‘bigger’ than Obama– and Jesus…

    This would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  18. If you like your virus, you can keep your virus.

    Dave (1bb933)

  19. More Trump-inspired terrorism in Michigan:

    Michigan man receives 13 stitches after slicing his hand on razor blades attached to a Trump-Pence sign

    He was a township maintenance employee ordered to remove the sign because it was placed much closer to the road than the law allows.

    Dave (1bb933)

  20. Two thousand less votes for trump unless they vote by mail.

    asset (3c2410)

  21. theres a bachelor party by ivanka(tm) to fit every budget mr nk

    Dave (1bb933)

  22. Just sent in my fraudulent vote-by-mail ballot. Sure hope I don’t wake up tomorrow and realize beer ‘n pretzels was right all along and Trump is awesome.

    lurker (d8c5bc)

  23. A flight to the sun on waxed wings – it’s just one of those things.

    felipe (023cc9)

  24. Dana, I think your link is a bit biased, my link is saying that:”All attendees must bring a mask with them and will be instructed to wear it on the White House Complex…” In addition: “All attendees must submit to a Covid-19 screening tomorrow morning. This will consist of a temperature check and a brief questionnaire. The health and safety of all attendees is our priority and following CDC guidelines is strongly encouraged.”

    Trump will be on a balcony, no where near anyone else. It is taking place outdoors on a lush green lawn. The virus is notoriously susceptible to sunlight (it is supposed to be cloudy there today, but also windy!)

    But, whatever happened to that crazy concept of personal freedom? If you are older and have immune issues you should probably not go to this event. But isn’t that a individuals choice?

    Dr. ‘Fraud-ci’ calling this a superspreader event is a joke. 34 people are said to have contracted the virus from it. So 34 people constitutes a superspreader event? I tried to find ‘Fraud-ci”s comments on the protests being a superspreader, because that involved thousands of people all across the country but amazingly I couldn’t find it. BTW, how in the world is it known that all those people got the virus from that event? Did we do viral dna testing? Did they at least trace their movements the week or month before? I doubt it. From the beginning the response to this virus has been determined by assumptions and fear, and not near enough actual science.

    ah-non-ee-mouse (e2ed1b)

  25. But isn’t that a individuals choice?

    Yes, it is an individual’s choice. Just like drunk driving.

    Dave (1bb933)

  26. Dave (1bb933) — 10/10/2020 @ 12:05 am

    Interesting in this time of heightened awareness of the value of PPE, that something as basic as work gloves can be forgotten. In my youth, I worked at a cultured marble company where there were many ways to injure yourself. Over half the training was about safety precautions. I blame poor training, not “terrorism” for that man’s injury. There is a common name for those who injure themselves as a result of rookie mistakes: Dumbass.

    felipe (023cc9)

  27. Let me correct myself!

    There is a common name for those who injure themselves as a result of [one’s own] rookie mistakes: Dumbass.

    It is a different matter to be injured by someone else’s rookie mistake, but “dumbass” still describes the guilty party.

    felipe (023cc9)

  28. I blame poor training, not “terrorism” for that man’s injury.

    So you absolve the people who put a row of razor blades, whose only purpose was to inflict pain and suffering on another human being, on the sign, and blame the victim for not anticipating such depravity?

    Remarkable.

    Dave (1bb933)

  29. Dave, absolution is not required. No sin was committed. The razor blades were not disguised nor hidden, but plainly visible. Not a booby trap, but protection. The pain and suffering was self-inflicted for lack of basic PPE as well as situational awareness that should have been basic to the position.

    The blame is properly leveled on the trainer. The injured party deserve neither blame nor sympathy.

    felipe (023cc9)

  30. Your characterization is remarkable, I agree.

    felipe (023cc9)

  31. I guess it’s a good thing some curious dumbass child didn’t come across the sign first.

    Dave (1bb933)

  32. The razor blades were not disguised nor hidden, but plainly visible. Not a booby trap, but protection.

    I pity what you and so many others have become.

    Dave (1bb933)

  33. Rednecks. What’re ya gonna do?

    nk (1d9030)

  34. I agree that it was fortunate that a child did not try to remove the sign, or in any other way touch the razor blades.

    I suggest that it is you, not, I who has “become” something by not expecting an adult, discharging a paid functiuon, to exercise due diligence in the performance of duty. I expect no more from other adults as I expect from myself.

    felipe (023cc9)

  35. nk (1d9030) — 10/10/2020 @ 6:31 am

    Absolutely right, nk. I like the way you think.

    felipe (023cc9)

  36. So one of the ‘coen bros militia’ was at a thousand currents rally. The other was a criminal pardoned by the governor of ‘macho grande for 25 years of offenses

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  37. My apologies for not thinking better of what I am about to say:

    I guess it’s a good thing some curious dumbass child didn’t come across the sign first.
    Dave (1bb933) — 10/10/2020 @ 6:23 am

    Sir, your comments are not covering you with honor. I realize that there do, indeed, exist adults who would call a child “dumbass,” but the thought would never occur to me, as it did to you. I shake the dust, from your thoughts, off of my feet in testament against you.

    felipe (023cc9)

  38. There have congressmen sniped on a baseball field, candidates stabbed, on senator assaulted in his own yard, but please observe niceties

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  39. Quite right Bolivar. From the fig leaf of Adam and Eve to the fig leaf of niceties.

    felipe (023cc9)

  40. Trump owns them, narciso. The would-be kidnappers of Whitmer. He put down the down-payment with “LIBERATE MICHICAN!”, and he sealed the deal when he repeatedly attacked Whitmer, repeat, attacked Whitmer, after the plot came to light.

    He can go to white suburbanites and threaten them all he wants with black people moving in next door, now. They’ll think of white trash who kidnap women.

    nk (1d9030)

  41. Then biden owns every rioter, since he shares in thousand currents take and his running mate bailed them out

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  42. OT and of interest to no one, some of my siblings are attending today’s UT – OU game. With capacity limited to 25%, I may finally be able to pick them out of the crowd. Let’s hope the producer allows a crowd shot. Thank goodness for audio sweetening, eh?

    felipe (023cc9)

  43. Also like joe exotics merry band,

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  44. This is the first time I’ve heard of “thousand currents”. Do they have their headquarters in the basement of a DC pizzeria, by any chance?

    nk (1d9030)

  45. The real name of black lives matter, a bunkp operation,

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  46. Yeah, right. We have internet now, you know. I Googled.

    They’re a registered 501(c)(3) charity, with an A rating. Not like Trump’s phony one, or Bloomberg’s astroturf. But any Charybdis in a storm, I suppose.

    nk (1d9030)

  47. There have congressmen sniped on a baseball field, candidates stabbed, on senator assaulted in his own yard, but please observe niceties.

    If you’re bringing in Bolsonaro’s incident, that’s cancelled out by the Brexiteer who stabbed the lady parliament member in England. To say nothing of the weaponization of dildos, but that method is far more adjacent to left of center constituencies.

    urbanleftbehind (ee810b)

  48. There was a candidate in california yes bolsonaro might be genetically engineered

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  49. @20-
    Watch This Trump Rallygoer’s Heart Break When He Discovers The President Votes By Mail
    The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper broke the heart of a Trump rallygoer during his latest segment of Fingers the Pulse — revealing to the crestfallen MAGA fan that President Donald Trump himself votes by mail, despite several claims that mail-in ballots are fraudulent.
    ……..
    Klepper interviewed many Trump supporters attending the rally and was almost always the only one wearing a mask, but one fan stood out in particular.

    When Klepper asked the fan if he was worried about the coronavirus, the fan explained that he personally was not, but that he has a father with underlying health conditions. “So if he gets it, he’s going to be in trouble,” the fan added.
    ………
    Klepper later asked the superfan what his thoughts on voting by mail are. “I think mail-in-ballots is not gonna be fair, cause it leads to fraud and stuff,” the fan explained.

    Klepper then broke the news: the president himself uses mail-in-ballots.

    “Oh, he does? Where?” asked the fan.

    “That’s how he votes,” Klepper explained. “He mails it in.”

    “I honestly didn’t know that,” the depleted fan responded. “I don’t even know what you’re talking about.”

    Rip Murdock (82f8fa)

  50. Then biden owns every rioter, since he shares in thousand currents take and his running mate bailed them out

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5) — 10/10/2020 @ 6:59 am

    I think the democratic party owns the rioters to the extent they are unwilling to be honest about what they are doing, who they are. They do not own them the way Trump owns the people ‘standing by’ or ‘liberating Michigan’.

    There’s a big difference between the way each party is cowardly and unwilling to admit inconvenient truths that disadvantage them, from Trump actually encouraging something that is wrong, and that wrong thing happening.

    Right now, the only defend Trump’s side is offering for the attempt to kill the Governor is that one of the guys was a nutty anarchist. Sorry… that’s not much. Presidents should try to build and unite, not call for thugs to do things on their behalf.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  51. There have congressmen sniped on a baseball field, candidates stabbed, on senator assaulted in his own yard, but please observe niceties

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5) — 10/10/2020 @ 6:49 am

    And there are democrats who have said things that link up well to that violence.

    Your answer, that it is wrong to be nice, is misguided. Instead, you need to distinguish between the good and bad on both sides, with integrity you earn by being honest even when that distinction doesn’t help you. For example, Biden’s rhetoric has been shamelessly dishonest over the years, but I can’t recall a thing he said that could promote violence against the GOP.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  52. Dustin (4237e0) — 10/10/2020 @ 7:41 am

    Good comment, Dustin. I agree.

    felipe (023cc9)

  53. Poling shows that the public is pretty forgiving of leaders who make a mistake while seriously trying to deal with a crises. Cumo, Desantis, Whitemere all got a decent bump. Dewine who actually did well got a huge bump. It seems like the public is unforgiving of leaders that aren’t trying to deal with a serious problem in a way that looks sincere.

    I doubt this will change minds on the committed, but I think it will hurt Trump badly if there’s any downsides. If he displays symptoms, if anyone who goes get’s sick it will further hurt him.

    I different approach would have been to use his own sickness to demonstrate that he’s taking this seriously and interact more on video. But he’s eager to get back to adoring crowds, and away from people mocking his drugged up tv spots.

    Time123 (66d88c)

  54. “ but I can’t recall a thing he said that could promote violence against the GOP.”
    _

    Telling blacks that Republicans want to put them back in chains was so lol.
    _

    harkin (7fb4c9)

  55. “Fraud-ci”?

    Paul Montagu (77c694)

  56. > I different approach would have been to use his own sickness to demonstrate that he’s taking this seriously and interact more on video.

    That’s what any normal leader would have done.

    And honestly, Graham’s refusal to get tested and mocking of his opponent for demanding it before a debate was almost as bad.

    aphrael (4c4719)

  57. Telling blacks that Republicans want to put them back in chains was so lol.
    _

    harkin (7fb4c9) — 10/10/2020 @ 8:09 am

    Exactly. Biden has said plenty to criticize without lying that he encouraged violence. That was a dishonest race hustle, but it wasn’t calling for violence. If someone heard that and started killing Republicans, it wouldn’t be justified.

    We need to stop this ‘team R card’ vs ‘team D card’ where we look for off topic nonsense or get real amped up about some twitter dispute between the fringes (you often copy them into threads where none of the conversation is really important or germane, where the libtard gets pwned or whatever you guys call it).

    There is no doubt Biden’s worthy of criticism for his dishonesty and race hustle, but Biden did not call for his fans to liberate Texas from our republican tyrants, and he did not tell Antifa and the black panthers to stand ready on election day if he loses.

    Until Team R is honest about how extreme Trump is, this is wholly the party of Trump. You’ve often insisted you do not support Trump. You know exactly why you say that.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  58. [—-]//djhjmedia.com/kari/as-pope-pushes-for-the-end-of-private-property-and-global-communism-it-is-questionable-whether-he-has-ever-read-the-word-of-god/

    Is that supposed to be a parody?

    nk (1d9030)

  59. nk, wonder what they think of Jerry Falwell Jr.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  60. Oh, I can tell you that, Dustin: “All have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God.” It’s their license to break every Commandment.

    nk (1d9030)

  61. Not a booby trap, but protection.

    So a political sign has a right to self-defense? Seems to me the only reason to put razors on a sign, hidden or out in the open, is to inflict bleeding and pain on those getting too close to it. I wouldn’t call it “terrorism”, just meanness.

    Paul Montagu (77c694)

  62. OT and of interest to no one, some of my siblings are attending today’s UT – OU game. With capacity limited to 25%, I may finally be able to pick them out of the crowd.

    25% means roughly 25,000 people.

    If it were called a Trump rally instead of a football game — hoo boy, the outrage.

    beer ‘n pretzels (042d67)

  63. Oh, I can tell you that, Dustin: “All have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God.” It’s their license to break every Commandment.

    nk (1d9030) — 10/10/2020 @ 8:44 am

    Yeah that about sums it up actually.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  64. Sir, your comments are not covering you with honor. I realize that there do, indeed, exist adults who would call a child “dumbass,” but the thought would never occur to me, as it did to you.

    Consider also, felipe, that whereas in several years time the child can grow out of his mental predicament, the commenter assuredly will not.

    beer ‘n pretzels (042d67)

  65. If it were called a Trump rally instead of a football game — hoo boy, the outrage.

    beer ‘n pretzels (042d67) — 10/10/2020 @ 9:11 am

    This argument doesn’t make any sense you know.

    If one thing is bad, it doesn’t make someone else doing the same thing not bad. We could dive into whatever differences there are, but Trump’s spread COVID at his events. It took out a bunch of the administration. Meanwhile North Korea choose to let us know it has much more powerful missiles today. China is demanding we step off in the sea. Gee I wonder why the world would start acting up when Trump takes the government out.

    I don’t expect a whole lot from Biden, but he has shown common sense about how to avoid getting his people sick when he needs them.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  66. Paul Montagu (77c694) — 10/10/2020 @ 9:08 am

    “Self-defense” for a sign; that’s funny. No, people have the right to self-defense. I mean protection in the sense, that is not too dissimilar from, say, a pesticide sprayed on a plant – protection for, not by. Both are pesticide and razors are hazards to more than just the intended target, although the pesticide is much harder to detect. I do not read minds, so I do not know if the installer of those razor blades intended to inflict harm or establish a deterrent to theft.

    I agree with you that it is mean. Quite mean.

    felipe (023cc9)

  67. beer ‘n pretzels (042d67) — 10/10/2020 @ 9:20 am

    It may be my fate as well. I truly wonder if I have finally outgrown my own sorry predicament.

    felipe (023cc9)

  68. Meanwhile North Korea choose to let us know it has much more powerful missiles today. China is demanding we step off in the sea.

    Thank heavens none of that happened when Obama and Biden ran things. China is probably really teed off that Trump gave them DontCallItWuhanFlu.

    beer ‘n pretzels (042d67)

  69. I realize this will probably not be seen but I still want to respond to this:

    But isn’t that a individuals choice?

    Yes, it is an individual’s choice. Just like drunk driving.

    Dave (1bb933) — 10/10/2020 @ 5:47 am

    I appreciate your response but covid is a very different situation to a person leaving a party drunk and killing someone on their way home. To finish your analogy all of humanity is at this party and we’re all drunk. Some of us are really tired of hearing the Beatles sing Come Together again. We’re ready to leave so we are looking very hard for the key tray so we can quietly slip out the front door and get back to our normal lives where ours stores have the products(like lumber) that make all our lives better.

    Look I understand that this can cause death but I a lot of things do that. Dave please tell me you never went to work sick with the flu, because doing so causes about the same amount of risk and passing around covid. We need to put our concern to people who are susceptible of dying from this. Older individuals and those with immune or other issues we should help. But the rest of us need to get back to normal, because damn it I’m tired of not having bacon at my grocery store!

    Lastly I thought God was still in charge of all this? So let’s sit back and let Jesus take the wheel and we can live our lives with out being afraid of every shadow around the corner.

    ah-non-ee-mouse (e2ed1b)

  70. BNP,

    I don’t recall Obama showering dictators with praise. At least you can agree it was nothing like Trump who actually offered admiration. Trump faced North Korea from a position of weakness. They took full advantage.

    Did you hear the Taliban endorsed your boy? I don’t think they were being sarcastic.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  71. Dustin,
    Trump has completely failed to deter North Korea’s weapons development. While he praised and declared his love of one of the worlds most brutal and oppressive leaders Nk developed a weapon that appears to be able to hit the Continental US with a nuclear weapon.

    It’s not surprising to anyone with a room temperature IQ that Trumps approach failed. It looks like NK played out insecure and clueless leader like many of us feared they would.

    Time123 (53ef45)

  72. It looks like NK played out insecure and clueless leader like many of us feared they would.

    Like many of us not only feared they would, but were ridiculed as blinded by a certain derangement syndrome when we said they would.

    lurker (d8c5bc)


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