Well, here we are in confinement and I have to say it hasn’t been too bad yet. Of course we haven’t been lining up at WINCO like sheep. The source of our groceries is at the end of this edition. The only good thing about the Corona crisis is that it will mark the END of the Trump Presidency. Have you seen the press conferences? A lot of time spent praising Trump, then his bumbling fumbling reading of the day’s talking points, then the REAL experts come in and politely rebuke everything SCUMP says. Tape’ em to save time. Very little real info. Meanwhile, I was left a message from HR Block canceling my tax appt. No nice words. no talk of rescheduling. Sheesh!
“Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were — they just couldn’t get him to do anything about it,” this official said. “The system was blinking red.”
That’s from the WAPO and HERE’s the whole thing.
TWEET OF THE DAY: @Schwarzenegger: “Remember to thank the heroes who are serving so selflessly right now – from doctors & nurses to grocery store staff and delivery people. I play an action hero in the movies – they are the real action heroes.”
Staffers at NBC News are outraged (and a bit confused) after President Trump viciously attacked their network’s White House correspondent, Peter Alexander, at Friday’s coronavirus briefing. Alexander, if you didn’t see, asked Trump what he would say to Americans who are frightened amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of answering, Trump responded by rejecting the question (“nasty”), attacking Alexander (“terrible”), and assailing NBC News’ parent company Comcast (“Con-Cast”).
The verbal tirade — which Trump defended after Kaitlan Collins asked whether it was appropriate — did not go over well with people inside NBC News. “Outrageous,” one senior NBC News employee told me of Trump’s behavior. “Entirely unprompted. W.H. reporters should ask tough questions and Peter often does, BUT THAT WASN’T EVEN A TOUGH QUESTION.”
THE PRESIDENT explained why he’s calling the coronavirus the “Chinese virus”: “It comes from China.” He repeatedly denied that the term was racist.
THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL has been canceled.
|HELP YOURSELVES: — “Trump tells governors to seek out respirators and other vital equipment on their own,” via the NYTimes: “‘Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,’ Mr. Trump told the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times. ‘We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.'” RESPONSE from OC Dem Rep. @HarleyRouda: “Try getting it yourselves? Seriously? @realDonaldTrump had months to prepare adequate testing, hospital beds, and ventilators, and when we need leadership most he says figure it out? When this is all over I demand we use House Oversight to see how many lives could’ve been saved”|
And if you’re looking for a place to buy groceries, I recommend Murphy’ s. Yes, they cost a few pennies more but the Cutten store on Friday was lightly populated and they had everything except the seafood counter was closed.