Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week:
Now he tells us the secret, after it’s too late for 210,000 of us: don’t let yourself die! If you can’t breathe, just wander out back to your helicopter and have your pilot fly to your 10 doctors waiting with oxygen and a gnarly cocktail of experimental drugs. Why didn’t we think of that?
Man with contagious virus gets into enclosed space with secret service agent driver because he doesn’t want to be rude. Days later, eleven secret service agents test positive for COVID-19. Next week, something even dumber will happen.
Oh, for God’s sake. No. We learned to live with the flu when we got a flu vaccine. Before that, people wore masks and social distanced from each other just so we could wait 100 years and find out who learned absolutely nothing.
Our president can’t even write two sentences about his own physical health without lying to such an extreme as to draw the Twitter warning label for bulls***. It’s astounding. His doctors won’t say whether he’s tested negative for COVID-19, and they still won’t say whether he was tested prior to the presidential debate nearly two weeks ago.
Moving on from our president’s illness now, we get to the high stakes negotiations between Nancy Pelosi and the White House. What kind of a deal will they strike to ward off economic calamity? See if you can guess when the markets saw the above tweet:
“I was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize…I said to our First Lady, ‘Watch this tonight, darling! It’s going to be’ – and I turned to Lester Holt, number two show, and I turned to Lester Holt. And they covered one story was about rain.”9/30/2020 Trump rally in Duluth, MN.
The above “story about rain” happens to have been a hurricane bearing down on Florida. Our president would prefer news of his Nobel Prize nomination to come before the hurricane.
Hey, look, it’s the president openly calling for jailing his political opponents based on make-believe. Classic dictator move, and while our president has been saying some version of this constantly for years (including many other times this week), Joe Biden never used to be part of this conspiracy. It wasn’t until Biden started running for president that Trump began writing him into the story, which shouldn’t go unnoticed. It’s equal parts dangerous and absurd.
“Our country will be a ninth world country, not a third world country, a ninth world country…They want to take care of certain little, tiny fish that aren’t doing very well without water, to be honest with you.”10/8/2020 phone interview with Sean Hannity.
Fun fact: the “third world” refers to the three stages of demographic transition. First come high rates of births and deaths, followed by slowing death rates and resulting population booms as technology advances, and finally – in the “first world” – low birth- and death rates as people adjust to no longer needing so many children. There is no ninth world, and no fish do very well without water.
“You know, I see [Michigan Governor Gretchen] Whitmer today, she’s complaining but you know it was our Justice Dept. that arrested the people that she was complaining about. It was my Justice Dept. that arrested them. And instead she goes and does her little political act and she keeps her state closed….”10/8/2020 phone interview with Sean Hannity.
Here, from CNN’s report, is why Michigan’s governor was “complaining:” “The  individuals in (state) custody are suspected to have attempted to identify the home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them, made threats of violence intended to instigate a civil war, and engaged in planning and training for an operation to attack the capitol building of Michigan and to kidnap government officials, including the governor of Michigan.” The suspected terrorists’ stated motivation for doing this, among other things, was Gov. Whitmer’s lockdown order, which Trump makes sure to criticize again here.
On a Sunday evening three weeks before the 2020 election, our president makes his greatest discovery to date: rivers are a Democratic hoax.
That’s our report for this week. Be sure to check out the links for more info on any particular topic and, as always, thanks for reading.