Tonight is the second and final presidential debate before the election. Will it be as awful as the first one? Better or worse? Watch on our live stream, via PBS NewsHour, if you can't get it on TV but share your thoughts in our comments section regardless.
I'll be noting my thoughts and observations in the comments section below.
(Debate image via screen grab)
I don’t think Dr. Fauci’s early comments were based on early science as he probably knew what Trump already knew on 28th January (cf. Trump’s chat with Woodward). I think Dr. Fauci’s immediate priority focused on keeping the health workers safe so that they could continue to take care of others. As from late March/early April, Dr. Fauci was urging people to wear masks.
His failing to my mind lay in being more forceful in contradicting the idiot-in-chief (probably because he felt that he could do more if he wasn’t fired). Hindsight is always 20/20.
I, too, found it disappointing that Biden missed or chose to ignore opportunities to hit Trump (figuratively, of course) with some potentially major punches.
I do not recall what, exactly, Dr. Fauci said about masks but I thought the early science indicated they would not protect the wearer. Even now, they mostly protect others.
COVID-19 was a completely different beast to everybody … (except Trump, as per his conversation with Woodward in January 2020)- In March 2020, when the virus had not yet spread widely (as it would due to a leaky ban on travel with China), Dr. Fauci suggested (once, as I recall) that people did not need to wear masks because they were badly needed for front-line hospital staff because Trump refused to use the DPA to address PPE shortages. Since early April – and consistently over the past six months – Dr. Fauci has been urging Americans to wear a mask while Trump was making fun of anybody who did. And Trump was still making fun of masks at a rally last week. And it seems that Trump had NOT briefed the Task Force on the information he’d received from Xi (though he did talk about it with a journalist called Bob Woodward). Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeshhhhhhhhh.
Being under an IRS audit does not – I shouted at the TV: DOES NOT – prevent anybody from releasing their tax returns. That’s a whole truckload of BS.
It’s Trump who has/had a (undeclared) bank account in China and it’s Ivanka who’s received a slew of opportunities for her businesses in China. And that’s not counting the hundreds of thousands of people who stay at one of Trump’s establishments in order to gain access to Trump.
The mind boggles.
Biden: People don’t live on the stock market.