Just days after advocating against coronavirus testing President Donald Trump held a news conference to brag about the advances in testing for COVID-19, and even creating a new “metric,” which does not exist and is impossible to measure.
Trump declared “testing is a very big, important function,” but he could not resist injecting his personal opinion, adding, “some people consider it more important than others.”
The United States currently ranks 39th in per capita testing, yet Trump said on testing America has “prevailed.”
But the President drew scorn when he declared that the U.S., along with Germany, lead the world in “lives saved per 100,000 people.”
“leaving the world in lives saved per hundred thousand.” 💀 pic.twitter.com/1wvhUtn650
— Philip N Cohen (@familyunequal) May 11, 2020
Many were quick to note that is a metric that does not exist for coronavirus, and it would be impossible to measure, unless every coronavirus case had been counted, and the testing for that has not happened.
President Trump seems to have introduced a new “lives saved” metric. That isn’t actually a thing.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 11, 2020
Is the White House (see: Trump) really trying to invent their own metric?
You… can’t… measure… lives… saved.
“Lives Saved” is a fucking insane spin. pic.twitter.com/oAsr1XsKk2
— Shane Morris (@IamShaneMorris) May 11, 2020
“Lives saved per hundred thousand”??? What the hell kind of a stat is that? Did Kushner imagine this stat out of thin air?
— LionBull (@DataBull) May 11, 2020
In what world can they quantify lives saved per 100 thousand? What exactly does that even mean? Trump is out of countrol.
— I’MYOURHUCKLEBERRY❄ (@GEEPENNIN) May 11, 2020
— Jonnysb (@Jonnysbc) May 11, 2020
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Gun-Waving SUV Driver Crashed Car Into Group Paying Tribute to Pennsylvania Nurses and Healthcare Workers
During Nurse Appreciation Week a group of Delaware County, Pennsylvania citizens socially distanced in their cars to thank nurses and healthcare workers, only to be disrupted by a gun-waving SUV driver.
According to PennLive, the cars paraded to thank Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Center staff when police say “the male suspect threatened to hurt people while waving the gun.”
It resulted in a police chase where the SUV ultimately crashed and flipped on its side. The man was then arrested, though police have yet to release the man’s name or his reason for going on the attack.
Watch the full report from 6ABC.com below:
‘It’s Ridiculous’: CNN Reporter Stunned After Listening to Trump Ranting About ‘Haters’
During an exchange with reporters this Tuesday, President Trump was asked why he won’t allow Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify before the House. According to Trump, it’s because the House “is a set-up” that’s full of a “bunch of Trump haters.”
REPORTER: Why won’t you let Fauci testify before the House?
TRUMP: “Because the House is a set up. The House is a bunch of Trump haters … they, frankly, want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death.” pic.twitter.com/G3G5OoV5IV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 5, 2020
Trump went on to accuse the Democrats of wanting him to fail at battling the coronavirus, “which means death.”
CNN’s Dana Bash and Jim Sciutto discussed the spectacle, with Bash saying that Trump’s refusal to allow Fauci and other administration officials to testify before the House is “ridiculous and it flies in the face of the Constitution, what is required of Congress.”
“The idea that even now the president just doesn’t care about basic checks and balances in the Constitution is remarkable,” Bash said. “Elections have consequences — Democrats took control of the House, period.”
Trump-Supporting Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Goes All-In for Cannibalism in Insane Rant: ‘I Will Eat My Neighbors’
Alex Jones, one of the far right’s top figureheads and an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says he will “hang,” “gut,” “skin,” and “eat” his neighbors rather than allow his children to go hungry.
“I’ll admit it. I will eat my neighbors, I’m not letting my kids die,” Jones said on his show this week, as The Washington Post’s JM Rieger shows in a video (below).
Insisting he is just “being honest,” Jones went on a lengthy rant attacking “globalists,” and suggesting he would kill and eat human beings in the name of Christ.
“I’m literally looking at my neighbors now and going: I’m ready to hang them up and gut them and skin them and chop them up, you know what? I’m ready. My daughters aren’t starving to death, I’ll eat the neighbors,” Jones ranted.
“I’ll eat your ass. I will! I’m – combat model, optimal self-sufficiency, probably the leader. The point is have you thought about that yet because I’m somebody that thought he could fix this and I’m starting to think about having to eat… my… neighbors. You think I like sizing up my neighbor, how I gonna haul him up by a chain and chop his ass up? I’ll do it! My children aren’t going hungry! I will eat your ass!”
“And that’s why I want the globalists to know, I will eat your ass first. You’re not – we’re gonna dig you out of those bunkers, we’re gonna dig you out of those holes, you make us eat up – let me tell you something right now: I swear to god it’s the last thing I do I’m gonna get my hands around your throat and you know,” Jones continued. “You should’ve thought about that when you turned out Christ a long time ago. You wanna meet with me you satanist!? Meet with me!?”
“How about you get on your knees to Christ, you meet with my boss right now! But you can’t do it. You think you can meet with some low level nobody? I’m nobody! You think Christ would heat somebody? He would never eat do that? He would never do that. I will. I’m not gonna watch my daughters starve to death?”
Donald Trump in 2015: “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.”
Alex Jones in 2020: “I will eat my neighbors. I’m not letting my kids die." pic.twitter.com/GbgpKmAPq6
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) May 1, 2020
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