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Two-Thirds Of Republicans Say They Still Trust Donald Trump For ‘Medical Advice’

Just in case anyone has forgotten, a year ago, in April of 2020, former President Donald Trump suggested during a White House daily briefing on the coronavirus that an “injection” of disinfectant into the human body could help stop the deadly disease, remarking:

“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

Yet despite this, a new poll shows that fully two-thirds of Republicans who still support the failed, one-term loser former POTUS would gladly take medical advice from Dr. Donald, even though the medical condition he likely has the most personal experience with is some form of a sexually transmitted disease.

According to Mediaite:

“After nearly three months out of office, former President Donald Trump still holds significant influence over Republican voters’ medical decisions — the same voters who are most likely to say they will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“Trump was by far the least trusted among all respondents, at just 29 percent, including 6 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of Independents. But among Republicans, a whopping 66 percent said they trust Trump ‘a lot’ or ‘somewhat’ for medical advice.”

That same poll also shows that many Republicans don’t plan to ever receive a vaccine for COVID-19, which would seem to suggest there will soon be many fewer GOP voters. No wonder states like Georgia and Texas are busy trying to keep likely Democratic voters from casting a ballot. They know they’re outnumbered and can only win by cheating.

So where does this new poll leave us? Pretty much right back where we began when Trump first ran for the White House. Millions of Americans are willfully ignoring facts and the truth and choosing to take the advice of a man who lies more often than he breathes.

Thankfully, Donald Trump is no longer president. But his moronic influence on those who are easily deluded remains strong. That’s why we have to remain vigilant. And it’s also the perfect reason everyone that opposes Trump should get a COVID vaccine.

 

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Meghan McCain: Kamala Harris Is To Blame For Trumpers Refusing To Get Vaccinated For COVID

While her father was widely respected and admired on both sides of the political aisle, Meghan McCain isn’t and never will be. And she proved why that’s the case with remarks she made Tuesday, blaming Vice President Kamala Harris for the fact that many Trumpers and Republicans are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID.

How exactly is the VP to blame? McCain’s bizarre logic is something Harris said during the 2020 campaign about not trusting any vaccine that had been rushed out by Trump in an attempt to win the election.

According to Mediaite, this is how McCain attempted to explain her BS theory:

“Meghan McCain used a clip of Vice President Harris to explain Republican hesitancy to take the Covid-19 vaccine, and also blamed President Joe Biden for failing to give former President Donald Trump credit for the vaccine rollout.

“On Tuesday’s edition of ABC’s The View, host Whoopi Goldberg talked about the recent polling that shows 41 percent of Republicans won’t get vaccinated, and asked McCain how she personally feels about getting vaccinated.

“McCain began by expressing her willingness to be vaccinated live on the show, and added that ‘I’d let them put an iPad Nano between my shoulder blades if it means I can get drunk at Caesar’s Palace again — which is not an approved treatment or prevention regimen for Covid-19. She then showed a clip in which candidate Harris spoke last summer.”

Specifically, Harris told CNN’s Dana Bash

“‘I would not trust Donald Trump’ if a vaccine were rushed out before the election, adding, ‘And it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about. I will not take his word for it.'”

Considering that Trump lied more often than he drew a breath of air, Harris was right to not take the former president’s word for anything, especially a matter of life and death.

That one comment from Harris led McCain to conclude that the Veep is to blame, as if any Trump supporter would use Harris as a rationale for not taking a coronavirus vaccine. McCain asserted:

“So she’s expressing skepticism about the vaccine under the Trump Administration. A lot of Republicans I know are expressing skepticism about to vaccine under the Biden Administration which is why this has been so dangerous that this has become so politicized. Both sides are equally responsible for this.”

 

No, both sides are not equally responsible for this. That’s just a giant lie masquerading as proof of a dubious theory.

Trump and his right-wing media apologists are to blame for the fact that many on the right won’t take the vaccine. But if they want to risk the chance of getting the disease and dying, let them. Many of them won’t be around for the next presidential election with that sort of mindset.

Here’s Meghan McCain blaming Kamala Harris for MAGAts being idiots:

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Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Gets Busted Trumpeting Russian Lies About The US COVID Vaccine

The folks over at Fox News absolutely despise the fact that failed, one-term former President Donald Trump was accused of being a Russian puppet, in the bag for Russian President Vladimir Putin, even though a great deal of evidence suggests the Donald does indeed seem to owe some bizarre loyalty to Russia.

But perhaps the real reason Fox is defensive about the Russia connection is because they seem to take some of their talking points directly from Russian state television.

How else can you explain what Fox host Tucker Carlson did Monday on his show, allowing discredited former “reporter” Alex Berenson to say on the air that the COVID vaccines being used in the United States aren’t nearly as effective as advertised?

Berenson and Carlson both began spouting outright falsehoods, with Berenson breathlessly declaring:

“It is increasingly clear that the vaccines aren’t quite as effective as that 95% headline number. CDC is very afraid that there will be cases of people getting vaccinated and sick or dying, as has happened in Israel.”

Is Alex Berenson an expert on scientific matters? No. Is he a doctor? No. A virologist. Nope. He’s just a hack who wrote a book entitled Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence, an anti-pot screed devoid of any facts and filled with lies about the “dangers” of smoking weed.

More recently, Berenson has appeared on right-wing networks and proclaimed that masks are ineffective in stopping the spread of conronavirus (also a lie) and that COVID-19 isn’t really much of a threat at all. (Tell that to the families of the 526,000 Americans who have died as a result of the disease.)

Where did such an absurd talking point come from? Russia, according to the Wall Street Journal:

“Russian intelligence agencies have mounted a campaign to undermine confidence in Pfizer Inc.’s and other Western vaccines, using online publications that in recent months have questioned the vaccines’ development and safety, U.S. officials said.

“An official with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, identified four publications that he said have served as fronts for Russian intelligence.

“The websites played up the vaccines’ risk of side effects, questioned their efficacy, and said the U.S. had rushed the Pfizer vaccine through the approval process, among other false or misleading claims.”

By the way, Berenson’s reference to what happened in Israel is also a lie, as Biospace revealed:

“Israel’s Health Ministry announced results of a study in the country that showed that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was 98.9% effective at preventing COVID-19 deaths. In the study it was 99.2% effective in preventing serious disease, decreased morbidity by 95.8% and decreased the likelihood of hospitalization by 98.9%.”

So not only is the Pfizer vaccine 95 percent effective, it turns out it’s actually 98.9 percent effective. It exceeds the expected results!

For their lies and misinformation, Carlson and Berenson were pilloried online:

Fox News has never and will never be in the news business. They’re just purveyors of conspiracy theories and lies. And they’re also an existential threat to the United States.

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Elderly Trump Voters Are Refusing To Take COVID Vaccine Because The Donald ‘Didn’t Develop It’

An 80-year-old Oklahoma woman who voted for and still supports failed, one-term former President Donald Trump is refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine — despite being a high risk of contracting the deadly disease due to her age — because she says Trump “didn’t develop it — scientists did.”

The woman, named Margaret, was one of several Trump acolytes who spoke with the Washington Post and declared that they won’t be getting vaccinated, which could seriously hinder efforts to achieve herd immunity in the United States:

“There’s too many unanswered questions,” said Margaret, who agreed to be interviewed only if her last name was withheld because of concerns she might be harassed. Margaret also said she’s fearful of possible side effects, like the headaches that some people have gotten from the second shot. “I’d just as soon as not go through that,” she said.

“He didn’t develop the vaccine. Scientists did it,” she said. “I know one thing: Biden didn’t do it.”

Gary, a 73-year-old retired pipe fitter in West Virginia, echoed Margaret:

“If the coronavirus is supposed to kill you, it’s going to kill you even if you hide under a rock and wear a mask. Personally, I don’t think it’s any worse than the flu.”

Keep in mind these people are saying such things despite the fact that Trump himself contracted coronavirus while still in office and was so ill at one point that doctors feared they’d have to place him on a respirator. And the former president and his wife, Melania, also took the first dose of the vaccine before leaving the White House in January.

How can such unwillingness to listen to medical advice be explained? According to Robert Coon, a GOP consultant, Trump himself is to blame for pooh-pooing the virus for months in an effort to shield himself from having to take any blame for the massive death rate:

“I think the president set the tone early on by downplaying the coronavirus or comparing it to the flu. For a lot of people, the first impression was that it’s not that big a deal, and it’s kind of hard to come back from that.”

And Liz Hamel, a pollster for the Kaiser Family Foundation, noted:

“The attitude that the seriousness of covid was being exaggerated in the media tracks well with how President Trump talked about it when he was in office. His message ‘you shouldn’t be worried about it’, his relentless positivity, is reflected in the attitudes of many Republicans who don’t want to get the vaccine.”

Clarence Cooper, a 64-year-old retired mortician in Florida, told the Post he’d vote for Trump as many times as he runs, but will not get the coronavirus vaccine even though his political idol did, reasoning:

“He needs the vaccine — he’s been risque, not wearing masks. I’m kind of like a cave man … I don’t go out for 10, 11 days at a time … and when I do, I wear two or three masks, wash my hands, carry hand sanitizer, wipe the shopping carts.

“I don’t want to be a pin cushion.”

However, Cooper didn’t say how he felt about being on a ventilator and dying all alone in a hospital isolation ward.

 

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Arizona Republican Asks Why We Need Masks For COVID Since We Didn’t During The AIDS Crisis

It has been proven on more occasions than can be counted that a majority of Republicans don’t appreciate, like, or accept the basics of science and medicine, probably because those two disciplines are based on facts and logic.

One of the main reasons we’re in the COVID mess we’re in as a country (leading the world in number of cases and total deaths) is because our failed, one-term former president chose to listen to idiots instead of experts when it came to fighting the virus that has so far claimed the lives of 523,000 Americans.

But if you thought you’d heard all the jaw-dropping remarks from members of the GOP that make both your head and your teeth hurt, consider Joseph Chaplik, a member of the Arizona legislature who (you guessed it!) just so happens to be a card-carrying Republican and a complete imbecile.

During a debate on mask wearing to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Chaplik had this to say:

“HIV, that was going to wipe our global destruction of human bodies with AIDS. We heard about that in the ’80s. Yet no masks were required.”

For the brain dead (i.e. Republicans and their ilk) in the audience, AIDS is caused by the sharing of bodily fluids such as via sex or sharing hypodermic needles. A mask wouldn’t do any good in combating spread of the disease. If Joseph Chaplik had a single brain cell in his skull, he’d know that.

Chaplik and others like him should indeed stop wearing their masks when they go out in public. Maybe that way we can thin the herd and rid ourselves of these morons.