Donald Trump mocked Mitt Romney’s self-imposed quarantine: ‘Gee, that’s too bad’

President Trump Briefs on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Once Donald Trump finally acknowledged that there was a pandemic and a global health crisis, he started doing unhinged daily press conferences. He loves the attention, first and foremost. But I also believe that he thinks he’s, like, soothing everyone and “managing” the crisis? I can imagine a lot of presidents would choose to do daily briefings in the midst of a national or international emergency. What I can’t imagine is that any president other than Smallhands choosing to lie constantly, be racist all over the place and use the daily briefings as media-bashing campaign events. Rachel Maddow said last week that networks should seriously consider not airing Trump’s briefings and I agree. Although I know the briefings will still air.

Trump is giving some information – he’s authorized the National Guard, for one – but his briefings are giving people more anxiety and angst than soothing or calming anyone. Beyond the racism – which is the official policy of this White House, to continue saying “China virus” – there is Trump’s endless petty cruelty, like this, when he heard that Mitt Romney was in quarantine:

All of that has combined to make people hungry for any kind of authentic empathy and leadership. Joe Biden is a sure thing for the Democratic nomination now, but he went quiet shortly after his primary sweep last Tuesday. Sources tell Politico that Biden’s campaign silence was on purpose – he was assessing what could be done as the nominee, and he legitimately didn’t want to play politics in the middle of a crisis. But after seeing Trump’s unhinged daily briefings, Biden now plans to do “shadow briefings” on a daily basis, likely starting today. Biden isn’t planning on doing events with crowds – he’ll do his briefings from his Delaware home. I look forward to seeing them.

President Trump Briefs on the Coronavirus Pandemic

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  1. JanetDR says:

    I hate this orange monster so much! There is no vice or stupidity that he’s not capable of 😵 I am so glad that you cover him, because I cannot bear to watch the news when they cover him. It’s so much better when I can read my fellow celebitchy peeps comments to filter out the hatefulness!

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      I can’t watch him either. But I do read comments on social media, and sadly, there are still plenty of people who thinks he’s doing a great job. It’s truly both disheartening and disgusting.

      • JanetDR says:

        It’s appalling how many people I know feel that way! And I would never know if it weren’t for Facebook because it wasn’t discussed. I will say that some seem to be turning, but the hard core fans think he is so mistreated by the press 😫

      • Mac says:

        The lying is absolutely criminal. We are in the worst crisis since WWII. It is our right to demand transparency and accuracy from the president. The networks should stop airing his briefings because they are straight up dangerous.

      • lucy2 says:

        I see that too. They’re usually ranting and make little sense. No amount of truth or facts will ever change their mind either.

    • I so agree JanetDR. I ONLY look at Kaiser’s posts on him or read the opinions in Washington Post or NYT, etc. And I for one do not think these daily briefings are at all about leading the nation in a time of crisis —- he is campaigning. All of his staged Nazi rallies have been cancelled so he is using this pandemic to put himself on national television on a daily basis. I am neither Republican or Democrat but have been a registered Independent since I first registered to vote in 1968… my dislike is not that he ran and was elected as a Republican. My problem is that he is an incompetent, narcistic, misoygenistic, racist traitor who is doing everything he can to try to turn this country into a dictatorship.

  2. Seraphina says:

    This man is a megalomaniac whose only concern is himself. To actually think he cares about leading a country during a crisis, let alone a pandemic is crazy and unrealistic. Being at home and having the luxury of seeing his press conferences has been eye opening. It drove home the point that even Bozo the clown on the Democratic ticket would be better than this clown.

  3. Becks1 says:

    Its like he is on a daily quest to be as big an a-hole as possible and just to keep one-upping himself.

  4. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I so hope this fvcker gets it, baaaaaadly. Theoretically speaking, of course.

  5. B n A fn says:

    There are no words to describe this person.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    I have skipped most of his briefings but watched yesterday’s. The Romney moment was classic evil Trump and you could feel the reporters’s reaction to it. The rest of it was more: nothing like this has ever happened before, despite the plague, smallpox, & Spanish flu; blame Obama; long lists of medical supplies and bragging; and a long, very weird segment about how rich he is; how nobody thanks him for not taking the salary; and how much money he has lost since being president. He was also an hour late and then spent 90 minutes bragging about himself.

    The media should stop airing these live.

    • StormsMama says:


      THANK YOU!!!!!

      thank you for summarizing what I in my rage could not.
      Thank you for posting bc I have been so busy homeschooling and cleaning and exercising
      And just trying not to panic

      Yes yes yes
      He was BRAGGING about how he’s losing billions by being president

      He is literally the kid who “doth protest too much” like everything he complains about is projection about his thievery. So he’s making billions right now and he’s annoyed he needs to bother caring about the people
      His job and all

      I saw the hashtag today
      #thecrueltyisthepoint and I was shook

      Seriously look at this pandemic and his response since January

      My husband was in Asia in Dec and came back and was like this is going to be EVERYWHERE. I was mentally prepared.
      You telling me I have better intel than trump.

      So! Consider everything he’s done from this POV: #crueltyisthepoint

      And realize he’s not feigning compassion or empathy
      He’s lashing out and showing his truly evil core

      Worse than Katrina
      He could have supplies to every hospital 3 weeks ago
      This is not an accident
      He is making money
      And creating a reason to put in place the national guard and create a new path to obliterating our democracy.
      It’s not buffoonery or ignorance
      It is evil
      Consider this:


  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I fvcking hate him. What isn’t he sick? Why can’t we upend his ruthless sarcasm and shove it down his throat?

  8. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I’ve said it before and I feel like a broken record. I just can’t with this administration anymore.

  9. lucy2 says:

    E.V.I.L. To the core.

    I’m glad Biden is staying home, too risky out there, and he can communicate just as well from home.
    Given that the amount of orange spackle on his face looks heavier than normal, I’m guessing Dumpy is not a well man.

  10. TIFFANY says:

    Adding salt to the wound, Ann Romney has MS and Mitt and her are gonna be separated for 2 or more weeks.

    You can’t tell me someone did not tell that to Stupid before he went to the podium.

  11. Dazed and Confused says:

    Watching him during these “press conferences” is a joke. How he directs each speaker to the podium like some sort of twisted Golden Globes Ambassador is disgusting. The five minutes of clearly mandatory sucking up to him before giving out information is grotesque. I picture them getting a memo that they won’t get to speak to the crisis unless they basically genuflect to him.

    Thank goodness for Tony Fauci. He’s been on the front lines since the 80s.

    • TIFFANY says:

      Dr Fauci was the only reason to pay attention and he was not up there Sunday because he had the audacity to be honest.

      • Mac says:

        I don’t think the truth is the issue, I think Trump resents how much attention he gets.

      • Tiffany says:

        @Mac. You nailed it. It is this and the fact that Dr. Fauci is not up there dripping Stupid in admiration during these klan rallies.

      • Dazed and Confused says:

        @Mac @Tiffany — you are both so right on. Fauci was gone last week for a couple of them and everyone wanted to know where he was. I’m sure that went over like a lead balloon for the orange menace.

  12. Ann says:

    He can’t have his nazi rallies right now so he’s using these press conferences to dog whistle and get those cheap easy points from his terrible followers. Whoever has been doing his makeup and spray tan for these stupid junkets must really hate him because he has been looking especially awful lately.

    I think he has it. We’ll never know if he does because he’d never admit but he’s going to do everything he can to remain on camera so the next few weeks are going to be interesting. He’ll find a way to lie and manipulate things because he always does but I for one would love to watch COVID work its magic on this rapist monster in real time.

  13. Jerusha says:

    He is not having daily briefings. He is having free, network provided, daily MAGA rallies for his gullible, low iq cultists. He can’t do them physically, so he’s doing them virtually. In the name of equal time, the networks need to provide the Democratic candidate with the same access.

    And I hope the overweight, exercise averse, coronary clogged LardAss gets what he deserves.

    • StormsMama says:

      Yes GREAT point
      And while we are at it
      Can we stop disparaging Bernie
      Let’s let Bernie get some air time too
      Where is Biden??
      Um Bernie has been preparing for this FOR 40 years
      We already have socialism for the rich
      We have rugged individualism for the poor
      And that IS NOT GOING TO CUT IT!!!
      F U if you think a one time check of 600 or 1200 is what people lives are worth

      I am disgusted
      And sad

  14. 10KTurtle says:

    Somebody tell him the senators can’t vote from home so now he’s down two votes already and maybe he’ll feel a little more sympathetic… naaaaaaah. BTW his face looks like my softball gloves after you rub that oil on them to break in the new leather.

    • Swack says:

      McConnell is talking about making it possible to vote offsite.

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Only because *he* needs it. Rand Paul probably wiped out half of Moscow Mitch’s votes at lunch last week.

      • The government needs to roll out now to encourage everyone that can to vote absentee in November to sign up. They should also temporarily begin sign up earlier than usual and broaden who can vote absentee. But what am I saying, Trump is probably doing everything he can do right now to cancel the November elections. I truly believe he sees this pandemic as a way to retain the presidency without an election. He lusts after being a dictator He’s probably on hotline to Putin getting tips on how to work this to his advantage.

  15. KellyRyan says:

    I agree with Rachel Maddow as well. Drumpf constantly interrupts the news cycle. It’s all about him. It is good to see state governor’s speaking out and taking positive steps within their respective states.

  16. Nev says:

    The best was describing that trick as the very popular first whatever. I busted out. I can’t.

  17. Hollah says:

    The way Pence blows a constant stream of smoke up 45’s butt every time he goes to the mic is disgusting and disturbing. Pence was getting some good PR with his daily briefings and of course 45 can’t bear to share the limelight so he took over.

    The most frustrating part is how he won’t answer questions. He keeps banging the same drum of closing the border and ordering some equipment production. Those are not the answers to the pressing life and death questions he is being asked! I have zero faith the crisis is in competent hands.

  18. Guest with Cat says:

    I myself am now sick and I really would not wish this on anyone, so I won’t wish it on Trump . And I won’t really need to. I think being that horrific has to be its own kind of hell.

    Imagine, what must it be like to have whatever mental deficiency he has that you won’t know a moment of genuine love and compassion and empathy?

    These are some of humanity’s greatest gifts and this materialistic malfunctioning automaton will never get to experience them. That makes him incredibly impoverished where it counts.

    The relationships that are supposed to be the most meaningful in life are purely transactional for him. I can’t imagine what it is like to be given the gift of life yet not get to experience the true depth and breadth of it. He skims only the most surface film of existence on the stagnant pond of his ego.

    People may think he loves Ivanka because she’s his daughter but look how he regards Tiffany. If Ivanka weren’t tall and thin and some sort of showpiece to his superior Trump genetics or whatever he has said about her in the past, he would not give her the time of day.

    His regard for women is based primarily on how they look, or perhaps how much they are willing to further his agendas. If they have actual talent then that is something else in their favor, but not sufficient in and of itself for them to have merit. He will therefore never see or know the true beauty of women.

    • Wamamax3 says:

      I hope you recover quickly Guest With Cat. And what a great comment. It *almost* makes me feel bad for him. And you’re right about Ivanka; what he feels toward her is not love, it’s the pride that one has for its favorite show pony. “Look what I have! Look what I made!” The second she does anything to step out of his favor, she’s getting the Tiffany treatment.

      Thank you for making me extra grateful for the love and true happiness that I will get from being home with my 3 young kids today.

    • Pinetree13 says:

      Wow that was amazing

  19. ChillyWilly says:

    He went on for 90 minutes about nothing of any value. I think he misses his rallies. I hate him more than words can describe.

  20. Aimee says:

    What I want to know is if this thing is so contagious how could he interact with infected people as he has and not contract it himself? How is this asshole not sick?? Is it just more of the same with him? Skating through life with no reality check on his behavior? Doesn’t it seem a little weird that he constantly gets away with so much? I just don’t get it.

    • Joanna says:

      I know, every time I think, this is it! Oh he’s done! Nope! Wtf! Truly seeing the power of white privilege imo.

    • Dazed and Confused says:

      The virus has to mutate more before it can jump species again, I think.