Time for Trump to give a speech to the American people

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  1. jackclee lm profile image85
    jackclee lmposted 13 months ago

    This morning's stock market major correction should be a trigger for our President to give a speech to the people. In this uncertain times, with the coronavirus outbreak and economic uncertainties worldwide,
    This is one of those rare moments in politics.
    Roosevelt after Pearl harbor, Bush after 9/11 all rose to the occasion.
    Trump is the president at this moment. It is time for him to give a serious talk to the American people. It could be one of those uniting moment. Put the partisanship aside. We are all in the same boat. This health crisis is serious but it cannot defeat us. It is no time to panic. Just like after 9/11, we cannot stay home. That is what will give the terrorists a win. We all understood that. The same goes here. We cannot allow the virus to win. We need to carryon our daily lives as best as we can.
    That is the message. We can all be prudent and wash our hands and avoid large crowded areas...but we need to carry on. Go to work, and be around with families and loved ones and live our life to the full potential God as given us.

    1. crankalicious profile image95
      crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Trump has already said that this will all be over soon and a vaccine is coming really soon. Also, why bother worrying? This is just another Democratic hoax to hurt Trump.

      These are things he's already said. Why does he need to give a speech? Trump is carrying on with his life as though nothing is happening.

      Why can't you?

      1. IslandBites profile image87
        IslandBitesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        His wallet is scared, maybe? smile

        1. jackclee lm profile image85
          jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          I am not worrying about my finance but about our fellow citizens. I hate to see the economy tank based on some fear of the unknown. As Roosevelt said "Only thing we have to fear is fear itself..."
          This virus may be a new strain but the effects are not new. We have periodic pandemics that strike once a few years...it is part of our imperfect existence here on earth.

          1. crankalicious profile image95
            crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            President Trump has already said numerous things about the Coronavirus. Is there something wrong with what he already said?

            And why does Trump need to give any sort of speech? He communicates most effectively through Tweet.

            1. jackclee lm profile image85
              jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              A speech is called for in a crisis. Tweets are ok for day to day stuff.This event is something all Americans need to hear and that is best done at a formal setting from the White House. Like the fireside chats of past Presidents, he needs to be the calming voice in time of uncertainty.
              As you know, I have defended Trump on numerous occasions when he was unfairly criticized. I have no problem criticize Trump when he is not doing his job...such as the continued deficit spending by our federal government...and now with his weak response to the coronavirus outbreak.

              1. crankalicious profile image95
                crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                It's not a crisis. Trump has said this will all blow over, that it's a Democratic hoax, that a vaccine will be developed soon, and not to worry. So why are you worrying? Listen to your President.

                1. jackclee lm profile image85
                  jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  It is not me that is in panic. It is the rest of the media and obviously many investors who are selling their stocks...at the bottom...exactly what not to do, if you are a savvy investor. Buy low sell high...

                  1. crankalicious profile image95
                    crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    How do you know this is the bottom?

                    And you think that Trump giving a speech, which is not the norm for him, would keep people from being in a panic? Most people don't trust much of what he says.

        2. jackclee lm profile image85
          jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

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          1. jackclee lm profile image85
            jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            I also try and follow my own advice. I didn't panic and sell my stocks.
            I still plan to travel to the west coast to visit my daughter and niece.
            I do my volunteer work each week at the Archives... and I still practice fencing at my club once a week. Instead of shaking hands after a bout, we use fist bump...I also eat at restaurants especially Chinese restaurants since I love Chinese food.

            1. jackclee lm profile image85
              jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              my prediction, 4-6 months from now, it will all be forgotten. Life will return to normal and a vaccine will be developed. Life will go on until the next crisis...

              1. crankalicious profile image95
                crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Anyone who wants a test can get a test.

    2. crankalicious profile image95
      crankaliciousposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Was that speech what you were looking for? People seem to have high confidence that Trump is helping.

      1. jackclee lm profile image85
        jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Sorry for the delayed response. Somehow I was banned by HP for 5 days for something I posted. No explanation...
        I think the speech and News conference last Friday was great.
        It was what the country needed to hear.
        Going forward, the status is changing day by day and hour by hour. 
        The important thing to remember is we will come out of it.
        One day, hopefully soon, a vaccine will be developed by humans who will defeat this virus and life will return to normal.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image60
          Randy Godwinposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Jack, many of us received a ban for "bickering". I don't know how we can discuss any political subject with being charged with bickering. Matt said there was an "uptick" in bickering so he had his little power trip to quell it. lol What a joke!

          1. jackclee lm profile image85
            jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            That is why the 1st Amendment is so important and key to our success as a country. We allow people to dissent and assemble and voice our various opinions without violence. Some would say hate speech is violent. I don't. Speech is just speech but with limitations of course...like yelling fire in a theater.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image60
              Randy Godwinposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              None of us banned were reported, Jack. No one seems to mind our "bickering"--as Matt terms it--but him. I too hate censorship in any form as we are all adults here. Too bad the moderators don't realize it though.

  2. Valeant profile image86
    Valeantposted 13 months ago

    At this point, half the country has tuned Trump out.  They recognize him for the liar he is and for the misinformation he spreads, while he tries to convince his followers that he is the most knowledgeable person on the planet, despite being proven time and time again to be a functioning illiterate through his twitter account.

    Pence is actually doing a decent job deferring to the specialists and not making this all about himself or lying about the severity of the spread.  The last thing the country needs is to hear from Trump about something he's clearly not equipped to be honest about.

     
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