Economy

The Final Stretch

April 8, 2020

This is a rough transcript of the stream of consciousness comments made by our President on this date. It is not verbatim.

Spoke with faith leaders. Many, many countries. Representatives of UK, PM is doing much better, going through tough time, our best to his family and friends, doing a great job, they love him.

11 Million N95 Masks LA doing much better than we thought.

Shipped 8000 ventilators Philipz making high quality ventilators. We will make them by ourselves. Our projections were right. Some states were wrong.

May – 300 million face masks. Total of 500 million. DuPont and Fedex high quality gowns. New treatments on the way. Near future. National stockpile of 30 million hydroxycloroquine pills. State rep saved by this. She did a great service. She is in great shape. Z-Pacs and Zinc. Had a lot of good stories. Thanks to Modi in India. He was terrific. WHO made a statement that was false in January, very powerful. Criticized me very badly. 

We pay hundreds of millions to WHO. China pays 40 million. Get priorities right. Study and determine what we are doing. So we are holding back. That’s not good. Not fair. Not fair at all. They got it wrong, got it very wrong. And they minimized the threat.

Thanks to responders and people in danger. We need to call them out. They work hard, not ideal conditions. Signs that it is working. Numbers changing rapidly. Wonderful days ahead. Some terrible days ahead. We are going to get it behind us. 

Hopefully heading toward final stretch. We have to get our country back. More successful and more productive than any one thought. National strength. We have tremendous stimulus. Rebuild tunnels. Infrastructure. Daring and determination. No matter how hard it gets. We will secure the glorious future. This nightmare, this evil beast. Hopefully it will end soon.

When did I know? Just prior to closing to China. 

We can open on the downside of the slope. Open with a big bang. We have the best testing systems. Very heavy. Our testings will become, other nations are asking us about our tests.

TVA head makes 8 or 9 million. Quasi public. Makes a lot of money. They are not there for us. Been bothering me for a long time.

Tiger King – Are you recommending a pardon? I’ll take a look.

COVID – number of deaths. We are doing much better than that. 

Everybody has done a great job.

Navarro memo. Were you ever briefed? Don’t remember that. WHO called it wrong. People were shocked I acted so quickly. But I have seen it since. (He said he had not yesterday)

Everything was china-centric. We made a decision against WHO. 450 million we gave them. China gives them 40 million.

I have not heard about a tracking system. Jared’s company. FISA abuse in which I was abused.

Small casinos not eligible due to number of employees. I will look at that.

We closed it up. Saved millions of lives. Can’t give date to reopen

This is a very unique thing. We will be able to sit next to each other at games and dinner.  We expect to be back like it was before.

Mail in voter fraud. There is a lot of evidence. CA. 1 million illegal voters. CA agreed. Judicial watch. In states owned by the Democrats. They have to be very careful. Thousands of votes are gathered and dumped by one party. Lot of fraudulent voting in this country. 

 

Big Talk Donny

Today’s presser was brief, as the President was in talks to raise the price of oil. Here are the notes:

 

Big talks with oil producers. Saudi Aeabia and Russia fighting each other. Too much oil. Not even enough room to store it. 

Opening up, opening, very very soon. Economy. Incredible Army Corps of Engineers, and FEMA. Building hospitals.

Medical System performs to our highest expectations. 

Testing is a model. Best testing system in the world. Some areas doing phenomenal. 

We are at the top of the hill, and now going downward.

Mental health. Big Factor.

Treatments and therapies. 19 therapies testing currently. Hydroxychloroquine. Zinc. Doctors use as they see fit. Millions and millions of doses. Just sent MI a lot. Two million tests now. 

Paycheck protection incredibly successful. Need both to get this completed. 

Education grants to assist students

Americans are moving forward with common purpose. 

We will probably be the leader of the pack. Economy will do very well. Low end of the curve on death. 120,000 to 220,000 at first. We are much lower, I hope. Never can do anything about those who lost loved ones. Tremendous stimulus. Big bounce rather than small bounce. Never replace people lost. Way below our minimum number. I think we are going to open up strong. 

Massive areas for storage of oil. We are opening them up. We are storing millions of barrels. Full tankers are sitting offshore. $23 a barrel now, we are energy independent. Long term. It’s gonna work out.

Banks doing record numbers of dollars. Small business. I am hearing very successful rollout. Billions and billions of dollars on loans. We are doing great.

NAFTA worst deal we ever had. Now good for our farmers, great for our farmers. People are eating less, no restaurants open.

We are in very good shape. Hospitals are in good shape. We will have a lot of ventilators, will be helping out other countries. We have spent billion and billions for PPE. 

Tests per week. 750,000? We might hit that.

Rescue money for states and hospitals. That is in the next phase.

Donny’s Plum

We expected graft and corruption with all the money that is being considered for a bailout, but Republicans want $500 billion dollars for businesses, and they don’t seem to have any need for an accounting. We all knew that Donald Trump was going to reap the benefits of a bailout, but this is a slush fund.

Senator Mitch McConnell shoved the fun money into the bill, and Democrats gagged. For Mitch this is a win on two fronts; he can call Democrats out for opposing help to Americans, and he can fill the coffers of his rich donors when they cave.

We hope this theft of our tax dollars does not go unnoticed, and that is exactly what it is. These are debts that must eventually be paid.

There will always be people who try to gouge the public, and there will always be war profiteers who will make a profit off the situation. Let’s not let anyone have a free ride on our money. Businesses need to pay back what they are loaned.

This is Donald Trump’s plum. Steve Mnuchin handed it to him, and to all of his other rich buddies. Interest-free forgivable loans are theft. We need to make sure this does not happen.

Angela Merkel at Davos: we need global cooperation, not walls

Donny has gone to the well of globalism with the message of a devout nationalist. He has praised the leader of Rwanda, denied the shit-hole countries remark, and has placed tariffs on goods coming into the U.S. The developed nations wait in breathless anticipation for his speech in a few hours.
Or maybe not.
Maybe the speech will be largely ignored by countries that are planning to wait him out. Maybe they will be bored with Trump as he heaps praise on himself. It is not his recovery; he inherited it, and it has been a global one. Does Trump believe that his nationalist stance has made the U.S. great again? The other members of the World Economic Forum think globalism is here to stay, and will not be swayed by the likes of Donald Trump.
They will listen to Angela Merkel. They will clap for Donald Trump.

From Medium

Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum

Source: Angela Merkel at Davos: we need global cooperation, not walls