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Trump just repeated his obscene lie that Ivanka Trump "has created many jobs."

"I think you got up to almost 15 million people," Trump said -- a total that's more than twice the entire number created during his term before the coronavirus hit
For the second time in less than 24 hours Trump has invited assorted corporate CEOs to the White House to give speeches for reasons that are not entirely clear
wut
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His brand is built around winning.

In his world—where cheating and breaking rules are fine as long as you come out on top—he's been able to spin himself as a winner.

Soon he won't be able to do that.
I agree. But he's persuaded a cult base that he's a success, where success means
🔹accumulating wealth (it doesn't matter how)
🔹"saying it like it is,"
🔹breaking rules,
🔹doing battle with the "enemies" (Democrats, minority communities)
and. . .

🔹dismantling what they see as an illegitimate federal government.

What does he do when he can no longer wrap himself in the trappings of success?

The answer, of course, is that he (and his base) will see him as a victim, because they are hierarchical thinkers . . .
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Trump begins the April 24 #TrumpPressBriefing with this doozy: "We are opening our country and it is exciting to see. We have a lot of talent involved from governors down to people that just stand there and help you with the doors."
"We will probably be sending [ventilators] to Germany should they need them" -- Trump wants people that believe that Germany, which has had 5,739 coronavirus deaths, somehow wants help from America, which has had 51,445 deaths
REPORTER: A congressional subcommittee says that a lot of the coronavirus tests on the market haven't been approved for accuracy, and could be junk tests. Is that true?

FDA COMMISSIONER HAHN: "We provided flexibility ... they have to tell us that they validated their tests."
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"I'm the president and you're fake news" #TrumpPressBriefing 😂😂💯
"The problem is you don't like the truth. CNN is fake news."
"If we had an honest press, this country would be so much greater."
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Trump begins the April 23 #TrumpPressBriefing by claiming that he's spoken with unnamed "numerous" world leaders over the past two days and "they are saying we are leading the way" in the coronavirus response. (The US has the most cases and the most deaths.)
Trump claims "we're very close to a vaccine," but quickly walks it back. (We're likely still at least a year away.)
DHS official William Bryan: "Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect solar light appears to have on killing the virus on both surfaces & in the air. We see a similar effect with both temperature & humidity ... increasing them is unfavorable for the virus."
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"agun" 😳
Trump opens the April 21 #TrumpPressBriefing by vowing that states will reopen their economies "with tremendous passion"
Steve Mnuchin says that he'll be "putting up some FAQs" to prevent big businesses from taking advantage of coronavirus stimulus funds
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"The governor of Maryland didn't really understand. He didn't really understand what was going on" -- Trump begins the April 20 #TrumpPressBriefing by attacking Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, who has been critical of the federal coronavirus response.
"That's by Rich Lowry, respected journalist and person" -- Trump is now reading news clips
"You might just say one thing -- the quality of that wall": Trump asks a general to give an update on border wall construction during a briefing ostensibly about a deadly virus. (He ends up talking about what workers are doing to stay safe even though Trump didn't ask him.)
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1/ THREAD: Trump regarding his son, Barron, "I have [long pause] young boy who goes to school. I'd like to see him go to school."

He doesn't say, "a son", nor does he speak Barron's name.

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #TrumpPressBriefing
2/ Intriguingly, Trump looks down to his left as during his long pause just prior to saying "young boy". This is the quadrant toward which people tend to look when they are choosing their words and formulating their syntax more carefully.

END

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert
Addendum: This is not Trump being a protective father, rather this nonverbal-verbal dynamic is an example of distancing behavior. Trump is distancing himself from Barron.
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Trump begins the April 15 #TrumpPressBriefing by running a free video commercial for GM, complete with tacky music
Trump's pandemic press conference has now veered into a rant about ... [checks notes] ... judges
Trump trashes his own government: "If you heard what is coming out of the Voice of America, it is disgusting. The things they say are disgusting toward our country."
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wut
Trump is using the lie that he banned travel from China (he restricted it but didn't ban it) to take credit for saving "untold numbers of lives" (the coronavirus was already spreading within the US by the time the restrictions went into effect)
Trump is using the April 14 #TrumpPressBriefing to try and shift blame by attacking the World Health Organization
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"The president listened to the recommendation" -- Dr. Fauci begins the April 13 #TrumpPressBriefing by trying to subtly trying to walk back comments he made to Jake Tapper yesterday about how lives could've been saved by an earlier federal coronavirus response
REPORTER: But you said there was federal pushback to taking earlier coronavirus measures. Where did it come from?

FAUCI: "That was the wrong choice of words."
Trump is trying to rewrite history to make people believe he took strong action to fight the coronavirus in January and February. In reality he was saying it would go away on its on as late as February 28.
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The April 8 #TrumpPressBriefing begins with Mike Pompeo awkwardly standing around
Trump begins by saying, "on Sunday we celebrate our beautiful, wonderful Easter, which we all look forward to. We're going to have many Easters together in churches in the future ... we're getting much closer to getting our country back to the way it was."
Mike Pompeo tells a tears story!
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"As we intensify our military campaign against the virus, I think that it must be brought out that we have to thank the American people for continuing to follow our guidelines on slowing the spread" -- Trump
Trump, who last week wouldn't guarantee that the federal government would help New York obtain enough ventilators, now says "if your governor is failing, we will protect you."
As state governors plead with Trump to do more to help them, Trump says he's sending ventilators to the UK
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@POTUS #6April

"as we enter a crucial and difficult phase of the battle"

#GodWins #InItTogether
🤯

BOOM 💥

#Trump just said that the operations are not just about drug trafficking but also human trafficking!

Chanel Rion made the right Question.

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #HumanTrafficking #GodWins #TheStorm #QArmy #QProof #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE
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#Trump says the operations are not only targeting drug trafficking but also human trafficking!

"...women and children..."

🙏🏻
#QAnon #WWG1WGA #HumanTrafficking #GodWins #TheStorm #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE
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Trump begins the April 6 #TrumpPressBriefing by announcing he's dispatched "two of the leading companies, these are brilliant companies" to go to the UK and help treat Boris Johnson -- but he never bothers mentioning their names
"They're very happy, every one of them" -- Trump really wants you to believe that all of the state governors are loving the job he's doing, despite many public statements to the contrary
Here's Trump mimicking health care workers getting dressed to go to work
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That relationship with Cohen isn’t the only ethical pall over Novartis. Novartis faced a number of bribery scandals. In 2017, the company faced allegations it bribed physicians and other public officials to boost prescriptions and company sales in Greece
#TrumpPressBriefing
In August 2016, Novartis executives in South Korea were indicted for allegedly making $2 million in payments to physicians in exchange for prescribing Novartis medications.
#hydroxycholoroquine
In November 2015, Novartis agreed to pay $390 million to settle a civil lawsuit related to the kickback payments to specialty pharmacy companies that distributed the drugs Exjade and Myfortic.
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Trump attacks @GovPritzker, who criticized federal coronavirus response efforts on TV today: "There is a governor, I hear him complaining all the time, Pritzker. He is always complaining ... He has not performed well."
Dr. Trump touts unproven and potentially dangerous drugs: "Erythromycin, which will kill certain things that you don't want living within your body. It's a powerful drug ... what do you have to lose?"
After touting unproven and potentially dangerous drugs, Trump says: "What do I know? I'm not a doctor. I'm not a doctor. But I have common sense."
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The Saturday, April 4 #TrumpPressBriefing begins with awkward standing around
"There will be death" -- Trump
"It is critical that certain media outlets stop spreading false rumors and creating fear and panic with the public," Trump says, without mentioning which specific stories he's mad about
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