Boston mom Denise Clark has been buying EpiPens annually for the past 16 years, ever since her son was diagnosed with a serious peanut allergy. Problem is, he won't carry his EpiPen around with him - because it won't fit into his pocket. "It's large and it's impractical," Clark said. "Where's he going to put it?"…
Trump was likely contagious, posed risk to staff when he defiantly removed mask after COVID hospitalization: report
When then-President Donald Trump triumphantly walked up the steps of the Truman Balcony upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed and removed his face mask in an act of defiance to proclaim his victory against his personal bout with COVID-19, he was "probably" still contagious and posed a risk to staffers awaiting him inside.
Facing the cameras from the balcony, he used his right hand to unhook the mask loop from his right ear, then raised his left hand to pull the mask off his face. He was heavily made up, his face more orange tinted than in the photos from the hospital. The helicopter's rotors were still spinning. He put the mask into his right pocket, as if he was discarding it once and for all, then raised both hands in a thumbs-up. He was still probably contagious, standing there for all the world to see. He made a military salute as the helicopter departed the South Lawn, and then strode into the White House, passing staffers on his way and failing to protect them from the virus particles emitted from his nose and mouth.
That's just one disturbing detail from The Washington Post's look "Inside the extraordinary effort to save Trump from covid-19," which is adapted from the book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,"
Trump had been pumped with a "dizzying array of emergency medicines," including drugs "not yet available to the public."
When Trump was hospitalized, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, "colleagues say was consumed with fear the president might die."
Yet true to form for the Trump White House, despite Trump's attendance at multiple superspreader events, his daily refusal to allow mask-wearing, to wear a mask himself, or to socially distance, Meadows apparently never even bothered to prepare a plan of action in case Trump became infected with the deadly coronavirus that, back in October had already killed 200,0o0 Americans.
"Trump's brush with severe illness and the prospect of death caught the White House so unprepared that they had not even briefed Vice President Mike Pence's team on a plan to swear him in if Trump became incapacitated," the Post reveals.
Meanwhile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, who Rolling Stone branded as one of "The Four Men Responsible For America's COVID-19 Test Disaster," spent that October weekend in prayer.
"Had the United States been able to track" the coronavirus's "earliest movements and identify hidden hot spots, local quarantines might have confined the disease," The New York Times reported in March of 2020.
The Post reveals that "Redfield spent the weekend Trump was sick praying. He prayed the president would recover. He prayed that he would emerge from the experience with a newfound appreciation for the seriousness of the threat. And he prayed that Trump would tell Americans they should listen to public health advisers before it was too late."
"The virus had begun a violent resurgence. Redfield, Fauci, Birx and others felt they had limited time to persuade people to behave differently if they were going to avoid a massive wave of death," the Post explains. "There were few signs that weekend that Trump would have a change of heart."
Read the entire report here.
‘What the everloving hell?’ Newsmax pundit's bizarre rant leaves people stunned as he blames 'Oedipal' fantasies on critical race theory
A Newsmax commentator raised eyebrows with his suggestion that so-called "critical race theory" would prompt boys to act "Oedipal" fantasies.
Republican strategist Dick Morris, who also advised President Bill Clinton before he resigned over a prostitution scandal, told Newsmax that anti-racism lessons in schools may "reinforce the Oedipal notion all kids have of wanting to kill their father and marry their mother."
Social media users were weirded out by his remarks, which were flagged by Media Matters.
@JasonSCampbell Sounds more like a personal problem.— Richard (I condemn Trumpism without question) (@Richard (I condemn Trumpism without question)) 1624543746.0
Any reference to Dick Morris should include the fact that he is one of the most consistently wrong people alive. https://t.co/83xIJxr6cj— Jane Coaston (@Jane Coaston) 1624544054.0
@JasonSCampbell First, that’s just the boys. Second, Freud will be waiting for him at the pearly gates with a couch… https://t.co/QGGSZDZi1l— It’s Buffy, Bitch (@It’s Buffy, Bitch) 1624546130.0
At least we're getting an answer to the question "How many things can people possibly project onto one nebulous, th… https://t.co/MObuh8z5qu— Ben Collins (@Ben Collins) 1624546937.0
@JasonSCampbell This says more about Dick Morris than any us us could possibly want to know.— MoreSkyPlease (@MoreSkyPlease) 1624543899.0
@JasonSCampbell Dude's got some issues to work out with his therapist.— What Biden Has Done (@What Biden Has Done) 1624546967.0
@JasonSCampbell @willmenaker who said anything about marrying her— Goatstein (@Goatstein) 1624545419.0
Also when the serpent offered the apple to Eve he was all "eat this and you will understand the systems of oppressi… https://t.co/05p6cDqFXc— Cathy Young (@Cathy Young) 1624545499.0
@JasonSCampbell Imagine thinking that the Oedipal Complex is anything but a metaphor at this point.— That Tweet that I Himbroned (@That Tweet that I Himbroned) 1624544165.0
@JasonSCampbell I simply would not marry my mother but I’m built different— Brendel (@Brendel) 1624547130.0
@JasonSCampbell Now I'm just wondering about all the kids he's been around.— Preschool=Education, Empathy, Equality, Dignity. (@Preschool=Education, Empathy, Equality, Dignity.) 1624544603.0
@JasonSCampbell this is why we have to ban schools from teaching sophocles and freud— super 🔮 astronomic (@super 🔮 astronomic) 1624547304.0
@JasonSCampbell I suspect his interests are converging in a way not countenanced by the doctrine.— Gustav Swart (@Gustav Swart) 1624546944.0
Jesus, what the everloving hell is wrong with the world? https://t.co/vCqIlUithD— Titus (@Titus) 1624549407.0
@JasonSCampbell That's so specific, & metaphorically apropos given his past, it's like he started psychotherapy, n… https://t.co/l2LctwXdlG— Kevin Blackwelder (@Kevin Blackwelder) 1624548276.0
Fauci was 'hosed down' naked in a 'kiddie pool' last summer after someone sent him mysterious white powder in the mail: new book
A book preview published by POLITICO reveals an except detailing an incident with Dr. Anthony Fauci last summer where he was sent mail that contained a white powder that "literally blew up in his face."
The new book, "Nightmare Scenario" by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, says that Fauci thought the powder was one of three things: a prank "to scare him;" anthrax, which would make him "seriously ill but which he could probably survive;" or ricin, which would make him a "dead duck."
After Fauci was exposed to the powder, he was hosed "down to his skivvies in a chemical lab," standing "naked in what looked like a kiddy pool" while they waited for the test results, which showed the powder to be harmless.
Read the book preview over at POLITICO.
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