“It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear...”
"And, again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that's a pretty good job we've done."
"It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away... [B]e calm. It's really working out. And a lot of good things are going to happen. The consumer is ready, and the consumer is so powerful in our country with what we've done with tax cuts and regulation cuts and all of those things. The consumer has never been in a better position than they are right now. So a lot of good things are going to happen."
What was it trump said to Woodward back in February?
"...It goes through air, Bob. That’s always tougher than the touch. You know, the touch, you don’t have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. … And so, that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than your—you know, your, even your strenuous flus. You know, people don’t realize, we lose 25,000, 30,000 people a year here. Who would ever think that, right? Pretty amazing. And then I say, well, is that the same thing? This is more deadly. This is 5 per—you know, this is 5 percent versus 1 percent and less than 1 percent. You know? So, this is deadly stuff..."
"I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to cause a panic."
What was it trump said Thursday night when one of his closest handlers Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19, requiring a test for himself (and Melania and likely everyone else within breathing distance of trump)?
Schadenfreude doesn't cover this. Schadenfreude is less sociopathic and less hateful than what's required here. The pain and suffering associated with Schadenfreude is malicious yes, but the thing getting damaged is usually the person's pride, a much deserved rebuke by the universe, a joke played on the fool who didn't know better but doesn't deserve any greater pain than that.
This, this falls more under Karma. A serious rebuke instead of a humorous one. trump wanted to play politics with COVID? trump wanted to ignore the suffering of millions of infected, and thousands of our loved ones dead? trump wanted to mock our protections, deny us our medical aid, take away the masks that can help slow the spread of the virus? trump wanted to host massive gatherings at his rallies, bringing together so many people into super-spreader events?
You get what you fcking deserve, donnie.