Lying orange man calls coronavius a ‘blessing from God, a blessing in disguise’

United States President Donald Trump infected with Covid-19

One of the weirdest things about last night’s VP debate is that it was almost… traditional. Like, it was just a somewhat normal VP debate about old-school economic issues and culture wars and such. Like everyone else, Pence and Harris managed to suspend the absolute bonkers reality of “Donald Trump is actually president” for 90 minutes. Sure, Trump was mentioned a lot. But at no point did Kamala Harris look into the camera and say “real talk, Donald Trump should have been removed through the 25th amendment, he is clearly ill and insane and a traitor.” It’s even weirder because just a few hours before the debate, Trump released this video on his social media:

First of all, the orange-bronze foundation has been shoveled on to a crazy degree. Is… is Trump just roid-raging and he shoved on his makeup and no one double-checked it? Or did his normal makeup artist not want to get near him? After those staged photos at Walter Reed where Trump appears makeup-free, seeing him all bronzed is so strange.

But of course, everything he says here is also bonkers. This was released Wednesday evening, two days after he returned to the White House. He says it’s been a day. Hm. He quickly goes into infomercial mode, like that’s a normal thing for a sitting president to do in a video from the White House. He was selling Regeneron, one of the many drugs they gave him: “I feel great. I feel, like, perfect. I think this was a blessing from God, that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise. I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said let me take it. It was my suggestion.” He says Regeneron is a “cure” for Covid. It is not. He says he will give it to people free of charge. He will not.

Meanwhile, the number of White House staffers and personnel who have now tested positive for the virus: 34. And the White House refuses to allow the CDC to do contact tracing. Trump actively wants all of his people to contract the virus. And there’s this too: NO ONE will say or can say when Trump last tested negative for the virus before his positive tests last week. Strange, huh.

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  1. tempest prognosticator says:

    He’s in full-on blackface. What a dangerously ridiculous man.

  2. fluffy_bunny says:

    I couldn’t wait last night when I saw that to come here and say how bad his makeup looked. Only 10 people outside of clinical trials have been given the med cocktail he was given but he wants everyone to have it. How? Who’s going to pay for it? So many people do not have insurance. Drug companies aren’t going to give it away for free. The government can’t foot the bill for experimental meds for everyone who gets sick. Let alone there’s no way the FDA is going to say sure give everyone meds that haven’t been fully tested yet.

    • Esmom says:

      His face looks like he put brown shoe polish on it instead of makeup. And yes, everything he said was garbage. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so scary.

      And now my friend has me panicked that Trump will die before the election and Pence will be elected. She seems pretty convinced he would win.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I’m of two minds on that possibility.

        if 45 passes and Pence is the only live one actually ON the ticket, I see two things happening.

        1) R’s who are Never Trumpers would be willing to vote for Pence because he’s “not as bad” (Narrator: he IS as bad)

        2) 45′s cult followers would NOT come out in droves to vote for Pence like they would 45. Orangina is the draw for them, not his “wimpy” VP.

        so, it depends on where the greater numbers are…the “cross-overs” or the die-hard magats.

      • B n A fn says:

        The right side of his face, especially under his eye is very swollen and a different color than the left. I guess he’s growing anew face that’s why he feels perfect, lol.

      • MsIam says:

        I think Pence has it too.

    • olliesmom says:

      He looks like he was punched in one side of his face. I’m assuming that is steroid swelling? His eye on that side looked really droppy too, so I don’t know what that is from. They are really applying the make up with a trowel these days to hide his paleness and no one is fooled (except maybe for the magats).

      One of my magat coworkers posted this ridiculous thing about Trumps xray showing him as superman. They actually think that he’s all manly and strong. He’s a dotering old man who can’t even walk up or down a ramp, wears make up and now is having major breathing problems.

  3. Digital Unicorn says:

    His makeup is not even properly spread all over his face – his lower face is darker than his forehead. Looks like he just rubbed it all over (even his lips) before talking to the camera. Plus you can hear him pulling in breath in between his rapid speaking pattern – he’s clearly still struggling with breathing normally.

    • Lightpurple says:

      What is happening with his right cheek?

      • tempest prognosticator says:

        He looks like he’s come straight out of a Lon Chaney horror film.

      • Lizzie says:

        @empest prognosticator – that is exactly what he looks like!

      • Coco says:

        Swelling is a side effect of steroids.
        Maybe he loves the steroids because they’ve puffed up his hands to adult size!

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I just watched a video of this put to the Oompa Loompa song, and they zoomed in on his face as they played the song and his right eye is SWOLLEN and very very red. Like, swollen to the point that he almost can’t open it and you can barely see his eyeball. yikes.

      • Tigerlily says:

        I thinks steroid side effect: ‘noon face’. When I take prednisone for RA flares after a few days I get very puffy looking. Google steroid moon face for images. Hope he crashes and burns PDQ.

    • Myra says:

      The President of the United States of America in makeup. Brownface to be precise. If this was a series, viewers would be arguing that the scriptwriters have gone too far

      • Regina Falangie says:

        Myra: “ If this was a series, viewers would be arguing that the scriptwriters have gone too far” 😂

        TRUTH!!!!

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        Did Sephora run out of his usual foundation? Did they decide to change the color up to make him look more healthy? So many questions.

    • Truthiness says:

      He’s giving me the ‘Elmer Fudd got shot in the face during wabbit season’ look.

  4. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Let’s just watch and wait for what happens during the week. Covid is usually at its worst on days 10-13; Lying Racist Narcissist Mussolini has quite a way to go.

    • YT says:

      waiting …

    • K.T says:

      Truth! He’s always been a disease in disguise, maybe COVID recognised like to like.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I’d say lets see what happens this weekend – reports are suggesting he tested positive upto a week before the debate. I think he’ll end up being taken back to Walter Reed by the weekend once the steroids they are pumping him with stop working.

  5. Tiffany says:

    I have to ask, you know for my sanity.

    Have you ever signed official documents with a Sharpie?

    I know I haven’t.

    With this clown, it is ALWAYS. ALWAYS.

    • Noodle says:

      @Tiffany, a Sharpie is a power move. When my husband and I went to buy a car, the salesman had a Sharpie he would use to write his numbers, and he gave us a regular pen we used to write ours. Compare a Sharpie’s power to a regular pen’s power – major difference. So my husband, who is hilarious and knows the dealer is going to pull this BS, pulls a Sharpie out of HIS pocket and starts to write our numbers. The salesman was literally dumbfounded. He said no one has ever brought their own Sharpie to negotiations before. My point: to people who need a false sense of confidence, a Sharpie is a way to do it. It’s the writing utensil equivalent of a jacked up truck or cherry red sports car.

      • Summerlover says:

        That’s such a great story!

      • Tiffany says:

        @Noodle.

        This is very informative and thank you for sharing. I did not know this and now that I do, I know what I am taking to my next negotiations.

      • Regina Falangie says:

        Wow, that is just wow. That’s hilarious of your husband!!! Men really are obsessed with the appearance of size. Sad!

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Never. I use sharpies for dog related things. Like marking bags of food and for keeping track of if they’ve had their meds or not. The tips are too large for signing official documents. I did use them for autographs at Disney because they are easier for the characters to grasp.

      • olliesmom says:

        What Disney character were you? I’m sure that you have some great stories from inside your time in that costume.

  6. SJ Knows says:

    Vile, evil, stupid, stupid creature.

    Why can’t someone put a sedative in his food, at least get him to shut up just once for 24 hours?
    Twitter should cut him off. Close his account and block him.
    Then, announce “We did it for you, America. We know he has given us all a headache.”

  7. Snuffles says:

    Aside from the horrible make up, something is off with the left half of his face. Like he had a bruise or something.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Are you referring to the left side of the screen, which would be the right side of his face? Because I thought the right cheek (left side of face) looked really weird, possibly bruised, and the left side of his face (right side of the screen) looks slack.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yeah, his face looks like a stroke victim’s…one side “tight” and one side “slack”.

        and he’s SO, SO ORANGE.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        Covid impacts the brain and the neurological system. From reading comments here, it seems taking steroids might also cause swelling and bloating.

    • olliesmom says:

      I wasn’t sure if it was a shadow from where he was standing or the make up. He looks like he was punched on that side of his face. It looks like he has a lump in his cheek and also his eye is droppy.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    Jesus, just die already.

    Even if a miracle occurs next month and we get this assh*le out of office without the entire country being burned down in the process , the amount of damage that has been done to the office of the President may well be too much to repair by then. I honestly don’t know if the radio silence on behalf of the GOP about his increasingly erratic behavior is because they no longer care about even pretending to rein him in because they’re planning on taking the election via the SC or that they’ve realized they have completely lost control of the monster they created and are cowering in fear somewhere. Neither bodes well for the country.

    The bar for what is acceptable for a person to say publicly, let alone a sitting president, has sunk deeper than the Mariana Trench. How do you come back from that?

    I actually feel less and less secure as we near November because none of what we’re witnessing seems to be fazing the people it should.

    • olliesmom says:

      I think that they are distancing themselves from him because they all have their own fish to fry and many of them are fighting to be reelected in their districts.

  9. YT says:

    I mentioned a few days ago that he was pushing his meds so the stock prices would rise and that we should expect a come-to-Jesus act. Trump is predictable.

    • MissMarierose says:

      The company that makes that drug is owned by one of Trump’s golfing buddies.
      So this is 100% just another grift.

  10. Rapunzel says:

    Trump’s Covid will be a blessing from God… if Covid actually does what I’m not supposed to be wishing for and… you know.

    Everyone else’s Covid? That’s a tragedy.

  11. SusieQ says:

    Comments like Cheeto’s enrage me. My mom barely survived Covid. She’ll likely be on blood thinners and oxygen for the rest of her life. Her lungs are horribly scarred, and she has heart damage. She was a healthy 72 before she contracted Covid at work.

    I still have nightmares about the crushing back pain I experienced while ill with Covid. My senses of taste and smell are still not completely online. My boyfriend is still suffering from exhaustion and leg pains from his bout with it. It’s a curse, not a blessing.

    • Lizzie says:

      Best wishes to you and yours SusieQ.

    • H says:

      My sister’s neighbor died from COVID last week. She was 70 but had asthma. A lovely lady we lost thanks to 45′s gross neglience.

      I’m so sorry about your mother.

      • SusieQ says:

        @Lizzie and @H thank you. We were lucky, all things considered, but it was like living in a horror movie. And the worst part is that there are still so many people in my town and at my work (a hospital!) refusing to take this seriously.

    • landsend says:

      I’m so sorry about you and your Mom,SusieQ. My elderly father, who already has Parkinson’s and related severe dementia, contracted the ruthless corona virus ,too, at an old age home. He is still nowhere near any sign of sure recovery. Obviously, corona virus has been nothing but a curse for human beings, but the headline of this article is misleading. Trump has said literally HUNDREDS of truly despicable, racist, sexist, xenophobic, ignorant things, but he actually did NOT say that the corona virus itself is “a blessing from God in disguise.” He said that HIS OWN infection by corona is the blessing in disguise, b/c, presumably, he now believes his “stable genius” mind can help to cure it. (Right.) I, too, was outraged/enraged that he had said such a thing, until I read that he never said anything like it. He has said far more than enough gruesome things to attribute made- up quotes to him by now…Anyway, I hope you and your mother–and all of those affected by this terrible, life altering pandemic, which means virtually everyone—will be fully healthy again very soon. Best wishes to you

  12. FHMom says:

    I think yesterday was the last day of his steroid. I know from my own kids that on those rare occasions they were given a 5 day steroid regimen, it was like a miracle. Until they came off it. I’m hoping for a relapse.

    Also, I love that Gatsby quote that’s been making the rounds. Trump is as careless as they come, and the rest of us are suffering with the consequences.

  13. Rapunzel says:

    Moron can’t even do catching a deadly disease right. All he had to do- ALL he had to do- was sit back, shut up, and let people feel sorry for his sick a–. He can’t even get folks rallying for him when he has a potentially fatal disease. He’s just impossibly dumb. It’s Ben Affleck levels of self-sabotage. Can Jen Garner take Trump to Jack in The Box? With apologies to Ben Affleck cause even he’s smarter than this.

  14. FancyPants says:

    Regardless of Emperor Oompa Loompa, this is such a BAD video. He repeatedly says the wrong name of the drugs and nobody off-camera ever bothers to correct him and have him re-do it. The jump cuts are visually jarring. That weird white material comes flying out of his mouth again and nobody says “hey that’s gross and since this time it isn’t live filming we could edit that out or redo it.” This production shoddiness of a video by any American president is offensive to me. Also, he is baths!t bonkers.

  15. Just A Thought says:

    Trump should not make a bad situation horrible. Folks if your state have early voting go and vote the very first day of early voting. Texans we start in 5 days, October 13.

  16. Eleonor says:

    Is it me or is he having breathing troubles?

    • Lightpurple says:

      He is having breathing troubles. And I’m sure the hospital gave him a spirometer to play with and he either deliberately left it at the hospital or it was tossed as soon as it arrived at the White House so he’s not doing the breathing exercises they told him to do.

  17. heygingersnaps says:

    Is his keyboard stuck in all caps? This man is just like that character in Netflix’s Kingdom, the queen unleashed the zombie plague and didn’t care if she got turned into one as well because she couldn’t bear to give up the throne & power. Typhoid Donald is the same, unfortunately for us, this is real life & he is willing to take people down with him, no matter what.

  18. Yoyoma says:

    I know Trump is the easy story to do, but if nobody’s doing the story about Joe Biden, Trump will win again.

  19. Rapunzel says:

    He’s now claiming that he is not contagious, wants to do a rally tonight, and probably got the virus from gold star families. And won’t say if he still on the steroids.

    Meanwhile the head of White House security is gravely ill in the hospital with the virus, the joint chiefs are quarantining, and the number two officer in the Marines has the virus. This is bdcoming a serious security issue.

    • smcollins says:

      He’s also refusing to do the next debate remotely and said he’ll do a rally instead, because of course.

      • Lizzie says:

        1 – he needed an excuse because he did so badly last time.
        2 – he cannot stand on a stage for 90 minutes. he is much too sick.

  20. bluemoonhorse says:

    No response from Chris Christie on whether it is a blessing or not. Haven’t heard from that asthmatic blimp in the last 48 hours so I’m thinking his little precaution of checking into the hospital might be a longer stay.

    • Rapunzel says:

      BlueMoonHorse: there were rumors Christie was in ICU, possibly on a vent.

    • GreenBunny says:

      I saw on Twitter, can’t remember her name, that she had a source, which she claims she verified with 2 other sources, that Christie is on a ventilator. Obviously have no actual way to verify if she’s correct, but given the absolute silence from him or anyone associated with him, it’s definitely concerning. If he does die, it’s completely on Trump, even though we all know how won’t give a sh*t about it or him.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        Hm @Rapunzel and @Greenbunney interesting. I figured it went downhill as he had contact 2 days in with a reporter via phone. And now 2 days have passed in silence.

    • Lizzie says:

      I could be wrong but I don’t think any doctor or hospital will admit someone as a preventive except of course for the president and possibly vp. Christie is full of it.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        Christie has political clout. I have no doubt that if he wanted admitted he would be admitted. He is also high risk since he tested positive, is obese, and has asthma. As one of Trump’s henchman, you bet the hospital admitted him if he wanted it.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      re: Christie’s weight…I know this is kind of off-topic, but…

      …didn’t he have lap band or gastric bypass surgery? why has he not lost any weight? I have a couple of friends who had surgery and the weight came off pretty quickly once the recovery period was up. I don’t understand why he’s still so heavy.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        Having lap band surgery doesn’t fix the obsessive need for food to self-comfort.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        which I do get…you have to change your habits and address what motivates you to eat your emotions, but…

        I thought that either of those surgeries prevented you from eating too much because your stomach is literally restricted from expanding. maybe I don’t know enough about the intricacies of it.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        I don’t know all the ins and outs, but I do know that the band can slip. And that you can, over a period of time, eat so your stomach enlarges. Also, if he eats high calorie food but still in small amounts, well it’s all about the calories.

      • hunter says:

        Yes he had some surgery before his presidential run in 2016 and lost a lot of weight. Since then it appears to have come back, much as it did for a good friend of mine who did the same.

        As others point out, surgery is not a cure for behaviors.

      • Lady D says:

        My sister had similar surgery and she dropped 125 pounds in under six months, and then another 60lbs. Breakfast was the size of a deck of cards, same with lunch, dinner was two decks of cards in size. For the rest of her life, dinner will start with meat, so her body has the best chance of absorbing some iron, and she will be on iron supplements and vitamin B forever, likely. She will go back to have excess skin removed when the danger of covid has lessened.
        Weird that I grew up tortured, starved and abused and became skin and bones for life remaining chronically underweight, while my sister had the greatest childhood imaginable, given everything, with all the love in the world and she grew up to be and stay morbidly obese until this past year.

  21. Liz version 700 says:

    His face is 2 different colors. He is insane. Covid is not a blessing and he isn’t rocking the cure. Next… good grief

    • Tiffany says:

      When I had to take steroids after a viral infection hit me in college, my face puffed up like the Goodyear blimp.

      And yes, it mad vision a issue and I had to sit at home until a doctor cleared me to return to campus.

      That time around was 1 month. Yes. A month.

  22. Sam the Pink says:

    On Twitter, a journalist I follow made a great point about Trump and COVID – Trump views illness and death as person failures – if a person contracted a COVID and dies, that is solely the fault of the person. Trump survived COVID not because of luck, or because of my medical care, but because he is “good” – he is strong and powerful, so COVID can’t kill him. The people who have died did so because they were simply not “strong” enough. It’s a horrible way to view things, but that’s how he does it.

    • Christin says:

      It is sickening (no pun intended), but there are people who think that way.

      There were reports a year or so ago that he doesn’t like to hear a single cough or sneeze. Supposedly he reacted with disdain and would tell the person to leave.

  23. smcollins says:

    Called it! I just commented on another thread that he would be touting a “cure” for COVID. Ugh…he is so disgusting & despicable

  24. Tom says:

    They won’t say when he last tested negative because he wasn’t being tested. My .02

    • Lizzie says:

      I think they cannot say he was tested negative before the last debate.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I’ll add my $.02 to yours, Tom. I agree.

    • Coco says:

      You would think they’d just lie and say he tested negative. They lie about everything else.

    • hunter says:

      If you look at the separate podiums and their spacing from the Rose Garden Massacre you will notice never before has the White House had separate podiums for Trump and speakers yet they did on that Saturday and again the following Monday (day before debate).

      He knew before meeting the Gold Star families, that’s why he said he “couldn’t cancel” in the interview this morning – it suggests someone in charge had wanted to cancel the event.

  25. K.T says:

    Orange Trunk is such a weird man and he’s sending US into a freefall that’ll be hard to fix because of his narcissism and maniacal personality. Frankly, I’m really worried about his supporters too because it’s like he’s pushing the line of humane behaviour to ‘purge’ movie levels. And that was before his diagnosis?! Now, he’s actively pushing for mass contamination. And Olivia Nuzzi is actually one fangal step away from Anne Coulter, he’s dragging everything downnnnnn….

  26. rottenflower says:

    He is inSANE.

    Everyone is going to get this for free? Okay, but who pays for that… taxpayers? Which is… socialism? From a drug/company that uses stem-cells, which he and Mother vehemently oppose? Okay.

    And then too… China’s gonna pay? Heard that one before, Donnie. Try again.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Did Mexico ever pay for that wall? No. China’s not going to pay for US citizens medical care. And the GOP is against Medicare for all so how exactly is everyone going to get the same treatment Trump did? They’re not. Only 10 people outside of clinical trials have been given this med cocktail.

      • Sigmund says:

        Exactly. When Trump claims everyone will get it for free, he’s lying. He has no idea to implement that, just like he has no idea how to “repeal and replace” of the ACA. He lies baldly and then denies it later, and this is exactly the same.

  27. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I don’t believe in signs from God, but I guess Trump does. First God sent pestilence after Trump, and insects after Pence. Could the signs be any clearer? What’s next, locusts or hail?

  28. Lilitel says:

    I still laugh at this quote from his video, about the drugs he took : “they call it therapeutics but to me it’s not therapeutics, it’s just something that makes you better” … That’s the definition of therapeutics, moron!!

    And the absurd claim that he was the one suggesting Regeneron to his doctors… LOL

  29. Rise and Shine says:

    Loathe him and his family. He has the all clear to go off to go do his rallies again now? What? Meanwhile, all of our medical community everywhere is still struggling to get the PPE that Jared promised us. Sickening. GET OUT THE VOTE and hang on, we can make a change, and we will do this! LOVE.