January 26th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1102

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  1. MaineCoon says:

    NOW: Live streaming coverage on China’s coronavirus outbreak.

    2803 cases; 80 dead

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  2. RJ says:

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    • cjzak says:

      We know this. PT was concerned about corruption and the aid was held until the new Ukraine Pres. was interviewed and confirmed that he was going to investigate the corruption. The aid was released in the time frame allotted and for more dollars than expected and without the investigation even being done.

      What is the problem with Bolton testifying to this?

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      WRONG, Maggie of NYT— he “preferred” as in another possible option.
      Not to mention, the aid was received before it was due.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Shocked that NYT obtained with more leaked material of which they pretend to make “news”. 🤡🙄

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    • mimbler says:

      In summary, the NYT publishes a long article based on anonymous sources that is written as definitive fact.

      This article, IMO, was fabricated and published to create pressure to call Bolton as a witness. And I could see anti-Trump senators using it as a pretext for their votes.

      This is getting old, and we need to let our elected officials know that we are on to this game of anonymous sourced articles published to pressure voting, , public opinion, or give cover for bad faith votes.

      If nothing else, look at the timing of this.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      “It’s a diversionary tactic,” she starts. “It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy, you demonize and then — the ‘wrap-up smear.’ You wanna talk politics? We call it the ‘wrap-up smear.’”

      “You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest,” Pelosi detailed, “and then you merchandise it. And then you (gesturing to the media) write it, and then they say, ‘See, it’s reported in the press that this, this, this, and this.’ So they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called the ‘wrap-up smear.’”

      “And now I’m going to merchandise the press’s report on the smear that we made,” she repeated. “It’s a tactic. And it’s self-evident.”

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    • romy911 says:

      From Dan Bongino on Bolton:

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      • dougofthenorth says:

        Item 5 is absolutely incorrect. I care if anyone is laundering tax payer funds through the Ukraine! No equal justice, no country!!

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  3. Perot Conservative says:

    Major announcement tomorrow in Detroit at GM, likely investment in electric vehicle production, multiple lines.

    Detroit Bureau

    “GM to Build Cruise Origin, Electric Pickup and Assortment of Other EVs in Detroit Plant
    Announcement scheduled for Monday a.m.”
    by Paul A. Eisenstein | Jan 24, 2020

    $3 Billion investment

    https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2020/01/gm-to-build-cruise-origin-electric-pickup-and-assortment-of-other-evs-in-detroit-plant/

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  4. convert says:

    You know what is awesome? The Democrats/media have allowed extreme hysterical personal dislike of Trump to reach such levels that they have completely destroyed their own credibility and reputation. You know what’s awesome but sad,too? That you can say the exact same thing about the National Review, the Weekly Standard, and the entire conservative resistance that used to matter. Both parties— the entire intellectual political elite, both right and left, Fox news and MSNBC—have been destroyed by the emergence of Trump. I’m just amazed.

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  5. gsonFIT says:

    If John Bolton had anything that he felt was damaging to the United States he would have made it known either directly or indirectly when he left his job back in August. He would not risk 40 years of public Republican service and a strong conservative reputation, not to mention National Security, covering up a conspiracy for President Trump. He would have first discussed with PDJT or appropriate WH reps and if what bolton consider Impeachable actions he would have said something prior to the night before the Impeachment defense itself. dems are predictably criminal in their actions

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Don’t be so sure about that if the book deal was/is on the line. Recall the President stated, when asked about the Bolton firing, “John did a very bad thing”. After that we did not hear a word from Bolton until now.

      I suspect Bolton was caught gathering “work related” materials for his book. As NSC director, that would be a major violation of trust if not a security violation punishable by legal proceedings. Bolton got off with being fired. Wonder if he is in bigger trouble with this book.

      Consider how easy it would be for anybody to take a discussion of policy options and Bolton’s “heroic” efforts to put the President on the “right track”, likely in Bolton’s book, and spin them into “intent to commit a crime”.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        My point is if he saw something that needed disclosing in the interest of national security he would have said something. He would have had a press conference or a very verbal resignation. A subpoena would not prevent John Bolton from telling the world that a President was doing something illegal. Whether it is PDJT, Bush or Reagan. He would take duty to country first.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          I am very skeptical of Bolton at this point. I suspect the “very bad thing he did”, per President Trump’s comment, was get caught collecting materials from his NSC work for a book. That is a major breech of trust and hardly in keeping with somebody so concerned about national security. He took the wrong job within the President’s administration if he had aspirations of following in footsteps others taking a job in government these days, to write a book.

          I got your point but at very best he is guilty of very very bad judgement but I have my doubts because he has been around the government too long to not know he was doing WRONG by the President who trusted him.

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    • stenwin77 says:

      So like the Kavanaugh accusers crawling out of the woodwork.

      Lawfare really should change their MO… it’s getting so predictable.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      Yep, here’s the one who probably leaked to Maggie Haberman.

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  6. decisiontime16 says:

    Why does NPR still exist?  We have thousands of radio stations in the U.S.  Plus Satellite radio. Podcasts.  Why are we paying for this big-government, Democrat Party propaganda operation.  https://t.co/mYynXoY2MK
    — Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 26, 2020

    A very good question! https://t.co/8z6uQLKz8M
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020

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  7. decisiontime16 says:

    Uh oh…trouble coming their way…

    Breaking news 🛑 :

    The Katyusha missile attack that hit the US embassy in Baghdad two hours ago killed one American soldier and wounded five American civilian employees working at the embassy. The wounded will be transferred to Kuwait pic.twitter.com/IpKxQnojH6
    — SCOTT (@SCOTT76809950) January 26, 2020

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-3-iranian-rockets-strike-u-s-embassy-in-baghdad/

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    • Jimmy R says:

      If that’s so, then I assume this week will see terrible punishment of Iran by the U.S.A.

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    • jrapdx says:

      I fear you’re correct. Wait for it, MSM will promptly assure us WW3 is at hand even before any US military action is conducted. IF the report is accurate, and the missiles were launched from Iran, we might surmise a knockout counterpunch directed at Iran is in the offing.

      However if the missile attack originated in Iraq I’d expect a heavy, sustained air assault on Iran-backed Iraqi militia assets. At this point it’s premature to panic over possible US actions but of course that’s never stopped hysterical noise emanating from MSM, various Unipartisan (Democrat and Republican) and fair-weather so-called libertarian quarters.

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    • Johnny Dollar says:

      This (@SCOTT76809950) is the only source that reports casualties. Many others reporting no casualties.

      He does not identify where he learned of casualties and until he does he deserves to remain in the category of fake news.

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      • A2 says:

        True. No casualties reported. We shall see.

        “Details are still coming in, but a number of rockets have hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, reportedly causing minor damage, but no casualties. Iranian-backed Iraqi militias in the country have been launching sporadic rocket attacks at various American military and diplomatic facilities for over a year now, but this would be the first publicly acknowledged instance where they actually hit a portion of the Embassy compound in Iraq’s capital over the course of those strikes. This comes as U.S. forces in the region remain on high alert following weeks of increased tensions with Iran and its proxies, including Iraqi militias, following an American drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander earlier this month and a subsequent Iranian ballistic missile strike aimed at U.S. personnel in Iraq.

        https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31961/multiple-rockets-strike-the-american-embassy-compound-in-iraq

        This latest rocket attack came at around 7:30 PM local time on Jan. 26, 2020, in Baghdad, with militants reportedly firing a total of five artillery rockets toward the sprawling Green Zone. This area of Baghdad, which was off-limits to the public for years following the U.S.-led invasion and subsequent occupation of the country in 2003, is home to various diplomatic missions and Iraqi government buildings. Initial reports did not indicate that any of the rockets fell within the Embassy compound, causing alarms to sound, but Iraqi and U.S. government sources reportedly later told various outlets that one of the rockets had hit a dining hall and another two fell nearby. CNN has reported that an initial damage assessment is still ongoing.“

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  8. A2 says:

    👇👇 China Coronavirus update

    Fairly complete report from interviews with epidemiologists as well as Gao Fu and health minister Ma Xiaowei, graphs, charts, pictures and so on.

    Coronavirus death toll rockets to EIGHTY with 24 new fatalities reported at the outbreak’s epicentre in Wuhan and nearly 400 new cases as experts warn it can spread BEFORE symptoms show
    Today, health minister Ma Xiaowei said that ‘it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger’
    The announcement before a packed briefing hall of face-masked reporters has sparked concern in Britain
    Comes as mayor of disease-plagued city Zhou Xianwan said officials stepping up construction of hospitals
    Beijing’s health minister assured face-masked reporters authorities have cranked up efforts to stop spread
    More than 2,000 people have now been infected worldwide and 80 have been killed in China, officials stated

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7932431/Coronavirus-death-toll-rockets-EIGHTY-24-new-fatalities-reported-outbreaks-epicentre.html

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    • jrapdx says:

      Not at all good to hear that the outbreak is spreading. ATM sounds like the bulk of deaths and presumably severe cases are in China. Seems the main issue is going to be how effectively and rapidly the spread can be contained. That implies classic epidemiological methods of case finding, isolation of those infected, and avoiding panic and “stampede effects” will be most important to apply.

      AIUI thanks to technological advancements serological tests have been developed to identify the virulent strain(s) of coronavirus. That helps identify infected individuals, a major key to resolving the impending crisis.

      While they may have been slow out of the gate, I’d guess at this point Chinese authorities realize they have to be serious about containing the monster on their hands. Of course US and other countries must also step up their game. In that respect it’s a test of the commitment governments have to their people.

      For the sake of all of us we should pray they pass the test with flying colors.

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      • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

        Watch the number of US cases. There are now 5 confirmed and 5 or more suspected. If that number continues to grow I’m going to be worried and will start preparing.

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        • Raven says:

          I read this morning that the person in Los Angeles who has been tested positive for having the virus was sick while onboard the plane — before landing and being tested. With air being recycled in airplanes, that means every person on that plane most likely came in contact with the virus.

          Since the sick person was not tested until after the plane landed and all the passengers scattered, and since it is reported this virus can be transported on people who do not show signs of having the disease, how many people in California have now come in contact with this deadly virus?

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          • jrapdx says:

            The ill passenger obviously couldn’t be medically evaluated during the flight, that would have to wait until arriving at the destination. AIUI air on planes is partially recycled, mixed with fresh air. Not sure what filtering is done of the air in the cabin. FWIW I habitually turn off the air outlet above my seat since I don’t like the cold air blowing on me anyway.

            But there are many factors that go into getting infections. Immune system and general health status, level of pathogens in environment, hygienic practices, etc. Chances are most people on the plane wouldn’t get sick, but no way to know for sure except to see how it turns out. After a lot more info is collected concerning the outbreak epidemiologists might be able to render a good estimate of vulnerability of Californians to the virus.

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    • stenwin77 says:

      Does anyone recover from this? Sounds like a bad flu virus which many people die from every year.

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      • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

        Lancet has an article about the initial 41 patients. Keep in mind at that time the Wuhan doctors didn’t know what they were dealing with. 13 required ICU treatement and 6 died. I think the mortality rate is lower now that doctors know what they’re dealing with. But it’s still more deadly than influenza. This coronavirus is more like SARS, it causes pneumonia in most if not all who are infected.

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      • A2 says:

        Yes some recover with treatment/hospitalisation, some have a mild case and now it is understood there are asymptomatic carriers. The age range is widening from infants on up. At first it was reported that the only deaths occurred to people with chronic diseases. Some deaths were hidden by giving a wrong certification of death.

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  9. romy911 says:

    Just saw this on Twitter, “The Liberal Hack Tournament, The 2020 Fake Four. The first round of Hack Madness is complete. Congratulations to all the Liberal Hacks that have advanced!”

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  10. A2 says:

    CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
    Taiwan fines coronavirus patient $10,000 for ‘hiding’ illness
    Man fails to disclose symptoms then visits nightclub after returning from Wuhan

    TAIPEI — A man infected with the new coronavirus will pay a penalty of 300,000 New Taiwan dollars ($10,000) for concealing his illness after traveling to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, Taiwanese health authorities said Saturday.

    The man is one of three people as of Saturday in Taiwan who had been diagnosed as suffering from the potentially deadly infection, which can cause pneumonia.

    He tested positive for the virus Wednesday at a hospital in the southern city of Kaohsiung, where the fine was announced, according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency.

    The penalty shows President Tsai Ing-wen’s government is willing to enforce quarantine rules against the spread of the virus, which has infected more than 1,300 people and killed over 40 in mainland China. The ongoing Lunar New Year holiday is a particularly risky time for infection, since many Taiwanese people employed on the mainland return home to spend time with family.

    The man allegedly failed to disclose he had symptoms of an upper respiratory infection before he entered Taiwan, in violation of the infection control law. He is also said to have visited a Kaohsiung dance club without wearing a surgical mask.

    More than 80 people who had contact with the infected traveler have been identified and are being tracked by health authorities. One dance club employee who reported symptoms including a cough has been quarantined for testing, according to the report.

    Taiwan’s Transport Ministry on Friday called on travel companies to cancel group tours to the mainland and stop accepting tours in the other direction.

    During the 2003 outbreak of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, more than 70 people in Taiwan died.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus-outbreak/Taiwan-fines-coronavirus-patient-10-000-for-hiding-illness

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  11. thedoc00 says:

    So, the score card for the Media tomorrow:
    President’s team starts Impeachment Defense and runs parallel with the following news:;
    Out of Context use of Bolton’s leaked unauthorized and unapproved manuscript.
    Pierre Delecto’s Crew calling for Witnesses.
    Chinese Pig Flu, never mind it leaked or was released from a Chinese lab.
    Loss in World Markets because of Chines Pig Flu “caused by the President being mean to China”.
    Honduran Convoy battling its way across Mexico.
    If all goes bad, the cruel use of Kobe Bryant’s passing to fill the screens as they did today to mask interviews by President’s team..

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    • Raven says:

      I feel like there is something massively wrong with how Kobe Bryant’s death is being used to overshadow everything, including the Oscars.

      I don’t watch the Oscars and the Hollywood elites make me want to puke. But something is rotten to the core when the media way over extends the love-fest they are giving to a man who played basketball. I don’t care how well he played the game, what is being shown on T.V. screams cover-up.

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  12. A2 says:

    #ChinaCoronovirus
    Hong Kong and Macau update

    Sixth patient identified

    China coronavirus: Hong Kong will ban anyone who has been to Hubei province from entering city, in response to mounting calls to tighten border checks
    The denial of entry will be for anyone from the province and anyone who has visited in the past 14 days, except for residents of city
    Macau further ramps up measures, announcing that about 1,100 Hubei visitors need to return to the mainland or they will be placed in isolation

    ‘ Hong Kong will ban from midnight the entry of all residents of Hubei and anyone who had visited there in the last 14 days, except for those from the city, the government decided late on Sunday evening in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus first detected in the province’s capital, Wuhan.
    The move came amid mounting calls for authorities to tighten or shut the border with the mainland as the city reported three more confirmed cases of the infection, raising the total to eight so far.
    Macau, meanwhile, further ramped up its measures against the outbreak, announcing that about 1,100 Hubei visitors in the city needed to return to the mainland or be placed in isolation.
    The new patients included a Hong Kong resident who was allowed to leave a public hospital after seeing doctors for a dog bite and despite telling staff he had been to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.
    The other new cases involved the husband of a 62-year-old mainland woman who was the third confirmed patient in the city and a Hong Kong woman who had recently visited a Wuhan hospital.
    Confirmation of the infections came as medical unions piled more pressure on the government to close the border with the mainland, a day after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor declared the outbreak an emergency and rolled out a series of measures to prevent further infection.’

    Read more here:

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3047689/china-coronavirus-hong-kong-has-its-sixth-patient?utm_content=article&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1580021670

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  13. paintbrushsage says:

    Bill Taylor. Total undermining of the Trump administration. A bureaucrat acting like he isn’t political just concerned about national security. Rubbish.

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  14. A2 says:

    #ChinaCoronavirus

    Picture of the fast tracked infectious disease hospital going up in Wuhan.looks like modular wards.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPNA14oVAAAtmW9?format=jpg

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    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      Do those bars on the windows stay in place after the modules are all connected together?

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      • A2 says:

        I would think yes. Isolation/quarantine is not well understood, except it looks like being imprisoned which is well understood.

        A couple in hk from Wuhan who tested positive tried to escape from hospital, were detained and there is video in the Pingguo Ribao of the scuffle.

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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  16. Chuck says:

    The only thing that will stop the coronavirus is a massive federal program. Billions of mostly unaccountable US dollars.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      My daughter worked in the public health in Texas and was part of the Ebola response effort. Every penny for that effort was kept at CDC to tell the states “they have a problem”. Money states needed to update labs and response efforts was near impossible to obtain. There will be NO Federal program but here will be a huge CDC response effort formed that needs care and feeding.

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  17. A2 says:

    #ChinaCoronovirus

    From South Korea

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    @mofa_kr
    On January 25, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has upgraded its travel alerts throughout Hubei, including Wuhan, China, to Phase III.

    Korean citizens who are staying in Hubei Province of China are advised to withdraw as long as it is not urgent, and those who are planning to travel in the region should cancel or postpone their trip.

    외교부
    @mofa_kr
    외교부는 2020년 1월 25일부로 중국 우한시를 포함한 후베이성 전역의 여행경보를 3단계(철수권고)로 상향 조정했습니다.

    중국 후베이성에 체류 중인 우리 국민들께서는 긴급용무가 아닌 한 철수해 주시기 바라며, 동 지역 여행 예정인 국민들께서도 여행을 취소하거나 연기해 주시기 바랍니다.

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  18. paintbrushsage says:

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

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  20. Troublemaker10 says:

    Schweizer on Levin’s show about his corruption book was pretty good. He also talked about how Elizabeth Warren was hired by congress to write the new banking legislation years ago. Then she went out to all the big corporations, told them she wrote the legislation, and they should hire her (big money) to show them how to get around the law (loopholes).

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    • romy911 says:

      Listening to this interview is a good reminder of why the Uniparty in Congress wants President Trump out of office. Those millions, billions & trillions of 💵 at stake.

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    • It was an excellent interview. I wish PDJT’s team played the short clip at the beginning of the show where all the Dems’ witnesses claimed the President did no wrong. It only lasts two minutes and will drive the silver stake through Schiff’s presentation.

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  21. A2 says:

    😱/s

    conference on coronavirus inspires anger, criticism
    3 MIN READ
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – In a rare sign of public discontent with the government, Chinese social media users are venting their anger at the government, after officials from Hubei province, where the coronavirus outbreak began, briefed the media on Sunday.

    Some lashed out at the Hubei governor, who had to correct himself twice during a press conference over the number of face masks being produced in the province.

    “The yearly output of face masks is 10.8 billion,” Wang Xiaodong said at the briefing Sunday, only having to correct himself after he was handed a piece of paper. “It’s actually 1.8 billion,” he said.

    Minutes later, Wang admitted it was 1.8 million masks.

    News of the press conference was trending on Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter , with the hashtag “Governor of Hubei says he is agonized and feels responsible.”

    “If he can mess up the data multiple times, no wonder the disease has spread so severely,” one Weibo user said.

    “This is the level of a provincial governor? A few sentences of apology and he has to look at his notes five times,” said another user.

    “He thinks one sentence of apology will be enough to solve the problem? Let’s await the judgment of the people of the country.”

    Criticism of the Wuhan mayor and local officials has been allowed to bubble up in recent days on sites such as Weibo, although social media platforms in China usually delete such sensitive content.

    A senior journalist at a Hubei newspaper run by the ruling Communist Party posted on Weibo on Friday that there should be an “immediate” change of leadership in Wuhan. That post was later removed.

    Users also shared images on messaging platform Wechat, showing officials wearing their surgical masks incorrectly.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-governor/chinese-provincial-press-conference-on-coronavirus-inspires-anger-criticism-idUSKBN1ZP0RU?il=0

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  22. Spent yesterday with a group of women friends. Studiously avoided any political talk. But any otherwise benign conversation about phones, news feeds, etc., runs across the NYT, WSJ, Wash Post, etc., and it quickly became clear from what my friends read how they are rabid leftists.

    This proves it:

    https://www.breitbart.com/news/study-links-impeachment-beliefs-to-regular-news-diets/

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  24. A2 says:

    #ChinaCoronovirus

    Japan

    ‘PM #Abe decides to designate new #coronavirus as designated infectious disease by law. He announces at the lower house meeting.This means those infected will be forced to be isolated. The government will provide subsidy.’

    Now where is WHO. Too bad Dr Margaret Chan retired in 2017.

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  25. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Didn’t he move a statue of MLK and bring in a bust of Jackson? MSM screamed he was racist for removing MLK but he moved him across the room. Believe this happened day 1

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  26. Piper77 says:

    I knew Bolton was going to be the worst hire besides Jeff Sessions. I said it right when he was brought on.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Bolton is a Hardliner. Aggressive in US interference in other countries, pragmatic on global war on terror, etc. However, he did a good job as UN Ambassador and has played by the rules in the past . Congress hated him. Bush had to appoint him during recess because he would not have been confirmed as UN Ambassador (left position when recess period ran out). I’ve never heard of him leaking or betraying anyone in the past (written or verbal).

      It’s possible sour grapes over the way Trump fired him (and whatever was behind that) could change all of that . It would be a career killer to betray Trump’s Executive privilege.

      I sure hope he does not (neither in book, leaks to media, nor to Congress).

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  28. WeThePeople2016 says:

    So sad.

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  29. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    CNN article: Stores in central Texas are running out of medical masks after possible case of coronavirus reported

    Best get your masks now if you think you might want them. I’m ordering some now. If I don’t use them for coronavirus I can use them when sanding. 🙂

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  30. dogsmaw says:

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    • A2 says:

      Too bad Dr Margaret Chan retired in 2017 as Director General of the WHO. She would have been on top of this immediately.

      PRC contributes $367.9 million (12 percent of total), making China the second-largest contributor after the US (amount and percent) in total to the UN budget

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      • A2 says:

        So I love Charles Payne, but he is citing total contributions to the UN , not specifically to the WHO.

        Having said that, if you look at the special budget of the WHO, the US contributes to many programmes, off general budget.

        It would be nice to have a breakdown of where money is spent from various countries, but the wHo budget is not easy to break down.

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  34. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    This is sobering: Wuhan major Zhou Xianwang says “five million people had left Wuhan before travel out of the city was restricted” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/26/world/china-coronavirus.html

    China knew it had a serious problem as early as mid-December, that’s when the first patients started to be admitted to hospitals. But they didn’t close the meat/seafood market until Jan 1 and didn’t implement any travel restrictions until when, a couple of days ago??

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    • A2 says:

      Yes, I reported that. I specifically said, early December.

      As for the zoonotic origins, yes Coronavirus’ are animal reservoir to human transmission. However, the notion that a wet market, wild animal consumption in Wuhan is the origin is nonsense. Not ground zero.

      There are many of these wild animal for consumption markets all through China, even in large cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and so on. There are many in Guilin, Yunnan and elsewhere next to tourist spots. I know, I saw them over the past twenty years.

      The only distinctive factor is the Three PLA bio weapons and level 4 labs in Wuhan.

      Just like SARS, which escaped from a Beijing lab.

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  35. MAGADJT says:

    Folks, you need to see this “Bolton news” for what it is. They saw how the Trump team completely embarrassed the entire impeachment prosecution in 2 hours on Saturday. They know what is coming tomorrow and Tuesday will be even more devastating. This ‘leak’, which in my opinion is probably false, is only designed to try and steal the news cycle from the impeachment defense team.

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    • Eaglemom says:

      I hate to say it but I think it is from Bolton himself. His book went live on Amazon an hour or so after the leak went public. This is all about revenge and book sales.

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    • Paul Woll says:

      This leak was planned and timed with release of his book. This was planned to get Bolton to be a witness. Watch them fight hard for this next week.

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      • A2 says:

        Unless you have read the book, pause judgment. amazon always promotes books before publication, sometimes months a head a time. The New York Slimes is writing a narrative. All anonymous sources stitched together with their other false narratives.

        Mr Bolton’s book even in draft form, still has to get approval from the IC/ State / WH, as he was employee of the executive branch and they have stringent rules vetting publication for security reasons.

        My take, all fake news drumming up the fact and muddying the waters, that he said he would testify if appropriate.

        Again, a Dem narrative, seeding doubt, dividing opinions, weakening what inevitably will be exposed when the President’s counsels start their unravelling of the hoax impeachment.

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    • Joemama says:

      Consider the source. Everything that Maggie Haberman of the NYT writes has a flagrant cultural marxist propagand. If she wrote it, it is guaranteed to be 100% lies.

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  36. Sherri Young says:

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  37. convert says:

    John Bolton’s link to pre order his book just happened to go live about an hour after he leaked his big NYT hitpiece claiming bombshell info —hitting Trump the day before he finally gets to defend himself. Bolton is a tool, a fool, and a big phony–as I have said from the start.

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  38. WeThePeople2016 says:

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