Monday was a long day of excitement in lockdown. For those of us that are smart enough to still be physical distancing, the internet was full of entertainment. What happened? Everything. The day started with the same old Trumpgate/Obamagate/Obamagategate/Pompeogate snoozefest until Trump informed the world that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic for Covid-19.
“I’m taking it for about a week and a half now and I’m still here, I’m still here,”
“You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the frontline workers before you catch it, the frontline workers, many, many are taking it,” he told reporters. “I happen to be taking it.”
“Here’s my evidence: I get a lot of positive calls about it.”
“I’ve heard a lot of good stories [about hydroxychloroquine] and if it’s not good, I’ll tell you right I’m not going to get hurt by it.”President Dr Donald J Trump MD PhD on therapeutics for Covid-19
It had been DAYS since hydroxychloroquine was being pushed from the White House and we were sure we had heard the last of it considering all the studies that report it is useless against Covid-19. No such luck. With AG Bill Barr announcing that there would not be criminal charges laid against Obama and Biden. So much for Obamagate.
“I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man,”…
“We cannot allow this process to be hijacked by efforts to drum up criminal investigations of either candidate,” Barr said.
U.S. President Donald Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly referred to a scandal he calls “Obamagate,” saying without evidence that Obama was tied to, “The biggest political crime in American history, by far!”
Trump has not made clear what he is accusing Obama of doing, but the allegations appear to focus on law enforcement actions taken at the end of Obama’s presidency. Trump pushed the allegations during a blitz of 120 tweets and retweets on May 10, Mother’s Day.A disinterested respected news outlet from another country because US news is currently a shitshow
Trump’s day worsened. You see, Pompeo had called up Trump on Friday and told him he needed to thwart an investigation and the best way to do that was to fire the State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. Apparently, all Pompeo had to do was tell Trump that Linick was an Obama appointee and that was the end of Linick. What was Linick investigating?
According to Democratic congressional aides, Linick had nearly completed an investigation into a highly controversial decision by Trump and Pompeo last May to approve $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without consulting Congress, on the grounds that the regional threat posed by Iran constituted a national emergency.
Congress had sought to curb the weapons sales in the wake of the Saudi killing of the Washington Post columnist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi and high civilian casualties from Saudi bomb strikes in Yemen.Yet another respected international news outlet with no oar in this swamp
Obviously, Trump and his handlers needed to refresh the newscycle from the focus on Obamagategate and Pompeogate. Mission accomplished! The rest of the day was filled with unimaginable buffoonery. I would like to know which Aide green lighted this strategy. Is it that pivot harpy Kellyanne Conway?
On every channel, every Twitter feed, every Facebook feed, and in every dark bowel of the underbelly of the internet, people were talking about the folly of Trump taking hydroxychloroquine. As usual, the Left were mocking Trump and the Right were gobbling down as much Hydroxy as they can get their hands on. Afterall, Trump wouldn’t steer them wrong like that evil Dr Fauci is trying to do. Still, everyone was having fun.
The limited evidence around hydroxychloroquine so far has come in a steady stream of scientific studies, often as soon as they are posted online as “preprints” – ie before they have gone through the rigorous vetting process known as peer review. None of the studies that have been released meet the gold standard for demonstrating a drug’s effectiveness – a large-scale, double-blinded randomized controlled trial (RCT), though multiple trials of that kind are under way.Probably a Leftist rag that hates Trump
Then suddenly, Nancy Pelosi weighed in and broke the internet. Pun intended. Asked what she thought about Trump using an unproven and controversial medication for Covid-19, Pelosi expressed some mock concern for the health of the President. It was like she had been waiting her entire life for this moment. That is right. Her entire political career had all been a set-up for this exact moment where she spoke the words we all needed to hear for the preservation of our sanity during these dark days. Hopefully, laughter and shit eating grins can cure Covid-19 because we know the hydroxychloroquine won’t.
For the rest of the night, #morbidlyobese was trending on Twitter, and people were freaking out sideways that Pelosi had called POTUS fat.
The memes and mocking kept coming for hours. There are over 60k #morbidlyobese tweets alone.
Poor Trump! He better be sure that he doesn’t get Covid-19. It is really hard on elderly people with co-morbidities such as morbid obesity!
Severe obesity increases the risk of a serious breathing problem called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a major complication of COVID-19 and can cause difficulties with a doctor’s ability to provide respiratory support for seriously ill patients. People living with severe obesity can have multiple serious chronic diseases and underlying health conditions that can increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19.Obama appointed CDC Official
Then came this gem from popular Twitter personality, The Hoarse Whisperer. This witty tweeter is well known for being a leader in the resistance against Trump and whatever the hell Trump and his handlers are up to. No one actually know what they are up to.
But then! Inexplicably, and to the delight of the Twitterverse, Trump retweeted what He thought was praise:
Want to know what is trending this morning? Adderall
We shudder to think what today will bring. Over 90,000 Americans are confirmed dead from Covid-19.