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kentuck

(111,272 posts)
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:20 AM Mar 2020

How Donald Trump uses Dr Birx to lower expectations?

I would bet a dollar to a donut that he has talked with her in private.

He has persuaded her to tell the people that "under perfect conditions", we could expect 100,000 - 200,000 dead from this epidemic.

He must always create a narrative where no matter what happens, it is not his fault. This is his "alternative reality".

We know already that he is going to claim a great victory over this battle with the coronavirus.

Even if "only" a million people die, he will say that the experts predicted 2.2 million might die in the pandemic.

No matter what the number might be, he will be able to convince his cult of supporters that it is a great victory. It is already written in the cards for him.

The reality is something else.

That is the dilemma facing the American people.

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How Donald Trump uses Dr Birx to lower expectations? (Original Post) kentuck Mar 2020 OP
Going A Different Way ProfessorGAC Mar 2020 #1
I think they are depending on the power of propaganda. kentuck Mar 2020 #2
No Doubt ProfessorGAC Mar 2020 #3
Do we have any idea who the "people behind the scenes" might be? kentuck Mar 2020 #4
I'm Just Thinking The Handlers ProfessorGAC Mar 2020 #5
It appears to be a planned stratgy around the number of possible deaths? kentuck Mar 2020 #6
NOtice how she never says the word death or die malaise Mar 2020 #7
Trump is using her as a propaganda tool, unfortunately. kentuck Mar 2020 #8
I am waiting for one journalist to snap and ask them if they are telling the AMerican malaise Mar 2020 #9

ProfessorGAC

(66,184 posts)
1. Going A Different Way
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:58 AM
Mar 2020

He's in charge of nothing at this point. He's a mouthpiece for people behind the scenes scrambling to contain the fall out.
They let him trot out there to rally the base & hope to have a ground zero moment.
But, he's deciding nothing at this point.

kentuck

(111,272 posts)
2. I think they are depending on the power of propaganda.
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:05 AM
Mar 2020

No one can roll up bullshit in larger bales than Donald Trump.

ProfessorGAC

(66,184 posts)
3. No Doubt
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:14 AM
Mar 2020

Hence the mouthpiece description. Keep him out there rallying the rubes, but keep him out of the decision & policy making.

kentuck

(111,272 posts)
4. Do we have any idea who the "people behind the scenes" might be?
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:21 AM
Mar 2020

The people that pull the strings.

The Big Oil people. The oligarchs. The dictators. The multi-billionaires.

People like Putin, Erdogan, Xi of China, the Saudi family, Netanyahu, Trump, and a few others?

ProfessorGAC

(66,184 posts)
5. I'm Just Thinking The Handlers
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:38 AM
Mar 2020

Pence, et al. Maybe RNC big shots, too. They didn't have to tell him to bow out. They just make the calls & let him pretend he's in charge.
He'd never know!

kentuck

(111,272 posts)
6. It appears to be a planned stratgy around the number of possible deaths?
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:12 PM
Mar 2020

Dr Birx is addressing the same issue today.

She seems "coached".

kentuck

(111,272 posts)
8. Trump is using her as a propaganda tool, unfortunately.
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:20 PM
Mar 2020

He has persuaded her that it is important to have a comparative number so that victory can be claimed over this epidemic.

malaise

(270,890 posts)
9. I am waiting for one journalist to snap and ask them if they are telling the AMerican
Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:22 PM
Mar 2020

people that between 100,000 and 200,000 people die they would have done a good job followed by an are you people fucking mad?

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