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It was posted here on DU, maybe an Instagram post or something,

and importantly it was PRIOR to Trump being hospitalized.

He posted that Trump and the First Lady were in great shape, nothing to be worried about, etc...

Here's one from Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RonnyJackson4TX/status/1311946898207641600?s=20

TEXT: Our President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19, however, rest assured they are both fine and completely asymptotic. The President is in very good health and has NO comorbities.

"NO comorbities"


That's not going to fly.

Trump is famous for dismissing the virus, failing to wear a mask, holding mass rallies with no masks or social distancing, and for ridiculing people who took precautions, for proposing medical interventions that are hazardous to our health (like injecting Lysol) and calling the most highly-renowned doctors in the country liars and frauds.

He can't recover from this.

They would have concealed his diagnosis as long as possible, and the death

toll from him attending events would even be higher. They only reason they divulged it is that he was having symptoms that couldn't be hidden. Even Wednesday and Thursday, people remarked on how awful he looked.

We are actually lucky he got too sick to lie about it; otherwise, he'd still be spreading it all over the place.

CNN doesn't mention that Christie was also present at the #RoseGardenMassacre

https://twitter.com/riotwomennn/status/1312419184798822400

Text: Still photos of the Amy Coney Barrett coming out party and coronavirus superspreader event in the Rose Garden

Featuring no masks, hugging, kissing

Chris Christie & Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, both have now tested positive for Covid-19.

Yes, it's jaw dropping.

Both Steve Schmidt's and Rick Wilson's accounts are on fire.

They are taking no prisoners.

@SteveSchmidtSES
@TheRickWilson

https://twitter.com/SteveSchmidtSES/status/1312235650725314560
https://twitter.com/SteveSchmidtSES/status/1312235656337293316

It just goes on and on.

In Game Theory, as in life, the golden rule doesn't apply to abusive relationships

or dictators: If you treat your abuser well, it only encourages them to keep abusing you.

The Prisonerís Dilemma and the "Virtues" of Tit for Tat
What does research in game theory say about tit for tat vs. the golden rule?


https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolution-the-self/201607/the-prisoner-s-dilemma-and-the-virtues-tit-tat

It's funny you say this, because I was just thinking,

if one of the perpetrators of the Holocaust got trapped inside a gas chamber by mistake and perished, I wouldn't feel any sympathy for him.

I'm leaning towards Trump having Covid, but I don't discount this idea entirely because

Trump's mindset is such that he is always looking for a way out of a jam, and he is currently losing badly.

But there's a lot of circumstantial evidence that this is for real. It is also not in character for Trump to show weakness, and for him, falling victim to COVID is hugely embarrassing.

Let's see if anyone in the Biden side of the debate audience contracts COVID. That would put an end to needless speculation.

I think we need to stop assuming Hope Hicks was the vector just because

she tested positive one day before Trump. Trump exhibited mild symptoms on Wednesday.

There's something missing from this story. What were the test results for Trump over the last 8 days? Did he get tested every day?

There are a lot of questions. (No I don't subscribe to the "Trump deliberately tried to infect Joe" theory, but he could have taken an absurdly dangerous risk, thinking he could get through the debate after a positive test).

"Mary Trump is trying to sell her book... She simply has her opinion."

It's sad to see Mary Trump's contribution marginalized and superficialized in this way. Of the twenty-odd books I've read about Trump and this administration, since its release it is the first one I recommend to people specifically interested in the "WHY" of Trump.

Yes, it's her opinion, but given her background in psychology and deeply personal proximity to this subject, it is worth a lot more than just anyone's opinion. It is also poignant and well written, and shorter, more affecting, less technical and less speculative than something like The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump or Dangerous Charisma or Steven Hassan's (excellent) The Cult of Trump.

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