if even Donald Trump Jr. is awake for this, you know it’s something to worry about. The plus 1,000 plunge that the stock market took Monday is not something to be taken lightly, at least not by Republicans who are counting on Trump’s riding Obama’s economic coat tails to take them to reelection in November. Politico:

“The view in the White House is that this is one of those classic black swan events, and all we can do is control the health issues in the U.S.,” said Stephen Moore, an informal economic adviser to the Trump team. […]

With the possibility of a U.S. outbreak growing by the day, Trump allies and advisers have grown increasingly worried that a botched coronavirus response will hit the U.S. economy. Even Donald Trump Jr. has mused to associates he hopes the White House does not screw up the response and put the president’s best reelection message at risk, said two individuals with knowledge of his comments.

“Trump’s reelection effort is so closely tied to the strength of the stock market and the economy,” said Moore, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and 2016 Trump campaign adviser. “Anything that shakes us off of that pro-growth track is a concern, but I think the view of officials in the White House is that this will be contained.”

It may be their “view” but it is not a view based upon anything solid. Trump has cut funding to CCD and he’s done nothing but lie about the coronavirus the past few days in India saying it’s “under control” and “we’re close to a vaccine.” A vaccine is at least 18 months away, if that, in the estimate of anybody who actually knows what’s going on or follows these things, which emphatically is not Trump. The last time he spoke out on the coronavirus, a few weeks ago, was to share disinformation that warm weather would kill the virus. All he’s doing is stalling and hoping for the best and that scarcely constitutes a plan.

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17 Comments on "Donald Trump Jr. Worried Coronavirus Could Wreck Stock Market and There Goes the Election"

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Shockwave
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If corona goes pandemic millions may die. Thanks to Trump’s incompetence we may face a catastrophe.

Tin woman1
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Happy Mardi Gras, Ursula.

Denis Elliott
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Maybe Fredo has finally made his father proud by proving he’s a rancid chip off the block of rotten meat. IOW he’s soooo worried about the effects of the virus on his p.o.s. dad’s re-election and doesn’t show, much less express one fucking bit of concern for the tens of thousands & potentially millions who could wind up dying from it. His dad didn’t want him named Don Jr. saying “what if he turns out to be a loser?” Well, the kid DID turn out to be a loser – as big a one as his p.o.s. father! Like I… Read more »
Steve
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He’ll blame it on the Democrats (the Corona Virus and the stock market crash). He does every time. Even though the main reason will have been the economic recession the US is already in caused by the #TrumpTaxScam #TrumpTarrifs #TrumpBankDeregulation and Trump and his co-conspirators pouring money into certain sectors of the economy to artificially prop it up.

michaelscott
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He can always start a war. That helped the last Repug get re-elected.

Bareshark
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He tried that already, Michael, and chickened out at the last second.

yaya nana
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Remember that the same scenario didn’t help Bush’s daddy. He was flying high after his war with Hussein only to be toppled by the economy. America can survive a recession but we may not survive 4 more years of Trump.

yaya nana
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Junior’s only concern is because he knows that when daddy is no longer in the White House, he will no longer be able to live in his safe bubble. I hope that Trump’s destruction in 2018 of the entire government pandemic response chain of command comes back to haunt him. Obama set it up in response to the Ebola outbreak so of course, it had to be destroyed.

Chris Whitley
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There are a few justice people waiting for him to not be president with his immunity from prosecution.

yaya nana
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I hope that Trump’s spawn who are also hip-deep in corruption face prosecution. I still think that Junior should be held accountable for the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. I won’t hold my breath on Trump facing prosecution though. Nixon, Reagan & Bush Jr all escaped justice even when their minions didn’t.

Bareshark
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My mom and I were talking about this annoying habit he has of putting all his eggs in one basket. When it turns out to be the wrong basket to put them in, he stubbornly sticks with it until every last egg is smashed. That’s what he’s done by putting his entire reelection campaign on the economy staying healthy. If coronavirus DOES become a pandemic (hopefully less lethal than the Spanish Flu of a century past), he WILL catch the blame for that and the economy tanking.

Nancy M Parker
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It doesn’t have to spread widely in the US to wreak economic havoc. It is already disrupting supply chains and idling some US workers, reducing trade demand, and will cause major shortages of necessary medicines. A hit to another big economy like China is a hit to the whole globe.

Bareshark
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Quite true, Nancy…and the lethalness of coronavirus pales in comparison to the Spanish Flu thus far. So that might be just enough of a hiccup to bring the golden tower down on Trump’s head.

Concinnity
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‘ All he’s doing is stalling and hoping for the best and that scarcely constitutes a plan.’

Though, bizarrely, it seems to have worked for him, so far, in everything else.

Linda
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He is a jerk…dumbass ..like father like son

elna benoit
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Known coward and anti-American traitor Don Jr. shows us that all he cares about is the election. Americans will suffer and die because idiot-in-chief tRump has wasted time and resources on his STUPID wall when he should have been building healthcare infrastructure and improving access and quality of healthcare.