I was taken aback when I saw that President Trump visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta wearing a red cap. I don't believe this cap proudly displayed the presidential seal in the front. I recall many other presidents, from both parties, sporting baseball caps with our beautiful presidential seal when they made public visits related to national crises.

Why was President Trump not wearing the official symbol of the leader of the country? This symbol gives us solace, fortitude and energy to fight the enemy of our people regardless of its provenance.

I can speculate why, and an extreme answer suggests that it was a shameful act of campaigning. An unlikely view, given it requires self-awareness in that, given the popular vote loss in 2016, maybe he believes he doesn't deserve to wear this cap, and perhaps a more forgiving view suggests deep ignorance of the consequences of his actions.

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco

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Charles Douglas

Why was President Trump not wearing a baseball cap with an American seal on it? First of all you asked the wrong question in my opinion. You should have asked why Chuck Schumer, Democratic Senate Minority Leader stood on the steps of the Highest Court in this country and OVERTLY, and PUBLICLY threaten two members of that court with harm if they did not rule in the DEMOCRATS' favor on abortion! That! ...That is a far better question for an American to ask concerning the welfare of this FREE, Democratic Nation! If all anyone is concerned about is what this President wore on his head to a meeting juxtapose to all the spying on citizens, falsifying FISA WARRANTS, with intentions to wiretap & spy on American Citizens, conspiring to commit FRAUD, to be used to impeach A duly elected President by the people, then we all can see just how LOW DOWN, & ROTTEN, we as a nation has evolved to! Don't let me start on Joe O'BIDEN, & CRAZY BERNIE!!! One wants IRAN to take over AMERICA and the other Wants China, or CUBA to take us! My advice is to get use to Trump Diesel, for he is going to be around for awhile. I cannot believe this. With all that Is going on, with all the good this President has accomplished, even while being back-stabbed by the FBI, CIA, NSI, CNN, MSNBC, The DEEP STATE, & a crooked JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, the hate from outside America, and the Venomous Hatred from within America ..has never ceased! There is definitely a spiritual reason why Trump is being successful against all odds, and against whatever obstacles or obstructions which comes, and that is: "Nobody can hurt who God is helping, and Nobody can curse who God is BLESSING!" Nobody has to believe me, and grankly I dont care,... just tell me, why Evil hearted, Hateful Traitors with the most sophisticated COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE, networks, most advanced spies, most money, and the best RESOURCES the world has to offer....could not bring down ONE man? In fact I want to ask that question out loud!!!!Lastly, if anyone thinks this CORAVIRUS, is going to do what everything else the enemy has wrought against this man failed to do,.... forget it! Not a chance! Just lay back and play it cool like "COOL HAND LUKE"... and when TRUMP invites me to come help calibrate his reelection in November, I will see if I can get extra tickets!

Dalton Logan

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Gary Miller

Ditto Charles.

Claudia Burnam

I've seen some stupid letters in the GDN but this one takes the cake. E G Wiley

Charles Douglas

Think that's something Mr. WILEY, ..there are some out there in America, calling other Americans "RACIST" for calling China out for their mismanagement of this CORAVIRUS EPIDEMIC! Yes China, who knew the ramifications, consequences, and repercussions from having to deal with this sickness, because it started there, killed people there, and instead of alerting the rest of the world, they suppressed information concerning it, and allowed those exposed to it to continue to travel worldwide! Yeah,.. but it is "RACIST" to call them out for their irresponsible actions. If not for our American President's quick actions in shutting down our borders and stopping people traveling to this country from China early, thousands more Americans, probably would be sick and/or dead now from China's conniving, irresponsible actions! Yeah, ..but there are those here who say, calling them out for doing those things is "RACISTTTTTTT!" I never thought of myself as a racist, ...it just goes to show you,.....you live a long time ....you are subject to learn a lot of things.[wink]

Dalton Logan

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Carlos Ponce

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco - must be a member pf the CAP POLICE. [scared]

Bailey Jones

And what was up with the president's right eye last night? It looked like it was swollen almost shut. I admit to not looking at his face very often, but is that normal?

Carlos Ponce

Look at his previous videos like at "Make America Great Rallies/ Keep America Great" rallies. He's squinting to read the teleprompter, more so on his right eye. Could be why he prefers impromptu speaking.

Jim Forsythe

The swollen eye has been getting worse for a while. Sniffling is back, plus absolutely massive pupils. Look at his pupils, they're way too large for the amount of light on him. Also, did you notice the excessive amount of eye blinking?

Jim Forsythe

Bailey, did you notice that the stock market started a steep decline after Trump's speech last night.

The Dow is set to fall 7% or more at the opening bell.

Bailey Jones

Yes, Jim. I think next week might be the time for me to get back in the market. I'm certainly looking at Carnival, and Exxon. I expect a fall today, another weak rally Friday, and then another fall next week, after a weekend of inevitably bad news. Crisis time is buying time. (I learned that in Communist Camp.)

Jim Forsythe

Bailey, you may have already have checked this out. But in case, https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savingandinvesting/warren-buffetts-advice-for-a-stock-market-crash/ss-AAw0UUH?ocid=spartandhp#image=2

Bailey Jones

I got out of stocks a while ago - betting on an 11 year long bull market is just asking for trouble, IMHO. 20,000 is a good place to reenter the market. I'm confident that it will hit (almost) 30,000 again - since it's done it already. Trump is right in this respect - the market correction will pass. The coronavirus will fade in the coming weeks or months (hopefully it won't come back next fall). And oil will recover, as it always does. The only real cloud on the long term financial horizon is corporate debt, especially in the oil sector. If oil prices go lower, or stay low for a ling time, the oil sector will start defaulting on its debt, which will start bringing down banks, and it's 2008 all over again. But even that will pass.

Emile Pope

Ended at -2352...that means that it's only 1373 points higher than it was when Donald took office three years ago...confederate money would have been a better investment than Donald's economy...

Carlos Ponce

It will rebound to greater heights.

Charles Douglas

Hey I've seen some individuals with one eye smaller than the other, and I know some individuals with one foot slightly larger than the other too. Most folks don't even think about such things, mainly because there is not one thing one can do to change it. In full disclosure, my LEFT foot is larger than my right foot! I write with my left hand, carried my weapon on my Right hand side in law-enforcement. I play tennis right handed, and throw, left handed!!! I eat right handed, and I can go on and on and on! So now, one of TRUMPS eyes is probably just smaller than the other, and is no more than that. [wink]

Bailey Jones

[wink][wink][wink] - that's the look!

Kelly Naschke

Pupils, huh Jim?? What did you do...screen shot it, blow it up and examine his eyes? Thanks for exemplifying the depths of TDS.

Jim Forsythe

No Kelly, if your TV has a large screen it is clear that they are enlarged.

Emile Pope

What good does a travel ban accomplish after the disease has already established a foothold in a country? And I notice that none of the countries he has hotels in are included in the ban. Just a coincidence is guess...

Don Schlessinger

Really Emile, haven't you paid attention to the efforts worldwide to slow the spread of this virus? Trump is trying to protect AMERICANS.

Emile Pope

Britain had more cases than the countries banned. But the banned ones didn't have a trump property in them...

Mike Zeller

I'll give this President credit, he threw some money at the problem, but the Stock Market said Nope, that's not gonna get it. Now we need to see the Presidents plan B. He can either be a Zero or a Hero.

Don Schlessinger

Seems Mike hasn't been paying attention to markets worldwide and why they are falling.

Mike Zeller

Don, you may have missed it but it happened midday today.

"Amid heightened market turmoil, the New York Federal Reserve stepped in midday Thursday and announced a major asset purchase program, offering $500 billion in three-month repo operations, an additional $500 billion in one-month operations and another at least $220 billion in operations with durations of two weeks or fewer. The New York Fed also said its securities purchases would include a range of maturities, to match the composition of the Treasury market. While the announcement briefly helped the three major indices pare intraday losses, stocks still ended sharply in the red." The Dow briefly gained about a 1000 points, but then proceeded to drop.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-market-news-live-march-12-013620137.html

Ted Gillis

Sniffling nose and red swollen eyes. It’s a sure sign he’s back to snorting Adderal again.

Carlos Ponce

Dr. Ted Gillis, your license to practice medicine is not valid in this - or any- country.

Jim Forsythe

The long-term Adderall side effects in adults include:

Having trouble with concentration, Having thoughts of suicide

Becoming paranoid, Having hallucinations or delusions

Anxiety and panic attacks, The risk of heart disease

Severe constipation, Symptoms of depression

Some of the dangerous side effects of Adderall include:

Blurry vision, which can make it difficult to drive safely

Agitated behaviors that may turn violent

Extreme anxiety and even panic attacks, Tremors throughout the body

Diarrhea and the risk for dehydration, Loss of appetite and weight loss

Increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and an abnormal heart rate

Charles Douglas

Thank you Jim. I knew you were an honest man right along. Very seldom will a man criticize a front runner in his own party but you just did! Everything you itemized above fits Mr. O'Biden to a "T." Thanks again! I got to get use to a Moderate being bipartisan on this forum other than GARY!

Jim Forsythe

The only one that is showing the majority of the listed items, is Trump

Beto is no longer running.

Charles Douglas

China is now trying to blame America for the Cronavirus, and we have Americans who are so addicted to CHINESE money,...that they are helping them! The Truth is China was probably over there experimenting with BACTERIAL WARFARE, and that experiment went berserk. One guy over there made a unauthorized statement and he was handcuffed, marched off, and the next we heard of him he had died from the virus. Yeah right, a CHIKON 47 round more likely! This country is full of haters who put foreign interests and foreign governments over our interests and our government! How is it done, well....GREED! Then you manipulate GREED with MONEY! CHINA has learned how to work that combination to perfection! Most of our retired Pentagon workers in this country are now on the payroll of ..wait for it...WAIT....,YEAH you are right, CHINA! This is how they find out our most intricate secrets! China now control the.hearts and minds of many of our best athletes, people like LeBron James, Curry, Charles Barkley and hundreds of others! They are bought and paid for by China! You can stand up in front of a tv camera and talk smack with NBA PERSONNEL about Russia for days with NO problem. Try the same thing with the same people but substitute CHINA for RUSSIA, and those same people will tell you off and then WALK AWAY! Why? I will tell you, because China has bought their souls for MONEY! What will a man given for his own soul? How much is his soul worth? Y'all don't hear me!!! I should ask for an offering!!

Jim Forsythe

Telltale signs of Adderall abuse may include: Being overly talkative, Loss of appetite, Unusual excitability, Social withdrawal

Aggression, Sleeping for long periods of time, Secretive behavior, Exhaustion

Memory loss, Incomplete thoughts, Relationship problems, Secretive behavior

Exhaustion, Memory loss, Incomplete thoughts, Relationship problems, A decline in personal hygiene, Frequently taking pills, Overworking or overconcentrating

Running out of prescriptions early, Disorientation, Mania, Impulsive behaviors

Carlos Ponce

Sounds like what Joe Biden has when he's on stage! No wonder why his handlers don't want him out too long. Or is calling women "lying dog faced pony soldiers" normal for Joe?

Charles Douglas

You are right on target Mr. PONCE! I posted something saying the very same thing. Some of my posts seems to be getting lost now a days. I'm glad to see your observation to what Jim posted because that is OLE JOE all over!

Jim Forsythe

Just some of the 100's of commits about woman Trump has said.

On Stormy Daniels "Horseface" [Oct. 16, 2018]

On Arianna Huffington "Unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man — he made a good decision." [Aug. 28, 2012]

On Omarosa Manigault-Newman "A crazed, crying lowlife" and a "dog." [Aug. 14, 2018]

On Kim Kardashian "Does she have a good body? No. Does she have a fat a-s? Absolutely." [Feb. 6, 2013] Asked if her butt is big: "Well, absolutely. It's record-setting. In the old days, they'd say she has a bad body.” [June 18, 2014]

On Megyn Kelly "She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever." [Aug. 7, 2015]

"Bimbo." [Aug. 7, 2015]

Carlos Ponce

And you say he's dishonest? Those are his assessments.

He doesn't hide behind a PC facade.

If Kim Kardashian was offended she didn't show it when she met with Trump and asked for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson in 2018.

Carlos Ponce

College student Madison Moore age 21. Who? Looks like Jim has elevated a relatively little known college student to the level of Stormy Daniels, Arianna Huffington, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, Kim Kardashian and Megyn Kelly.

And why Madison Moore? According to Biden,“It’s not a mean question. It’s an honest question," Madison asked. So why the insulting rhetoric? Isn't he seeking her vote?

Charles Douglas

One thing I can say about China, and that is they pay attention to what goes on in America. Notice how when the got their hand caught in the cookie jar, they started BLAMING SOMEBODY ELSE? It has got to be some Democrats in the COMMUNIST leadership there, because that is what DEMOCRATS do in this country! Get caught with Quid Pro Quo, and try to set Trump up for It! Get caught conspiring with Russia, to fix an election ...then spend MILLIONS of dollars, and countless hours of investigations and harrassing others in order to impeach TRUMP, accusing him of doing something ..they paid agents to make happen... in order to keep TRUMP from taking CROOKED out! Sad, Sad.

Ted Gillis

Charles, I may be a little new to posting comments here, but one thing I have learned is to skip over your posts. Your posts are too long and are almost rant like. All of those shouting CAPS makes me stay clear. Just an FYI.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Gillis, thank you for letting me know. You will notice that until yesterday when you addressed me by name, I never even bothered to comment on anything you posted. I'm not trying to be mean spirited with you, I'm just saying. I do appreciate you making this known, and I hope you respect my response. So we can both skip over each other's posts now and keep enjoying ourselves. I would never go public, like you, just did, so I just never bothered to call you out, but since you felt a need to inform me of your thinking publicly, I felt a need to let you what my thoughts were concerning you all along! GOOD remedy to a problem we both had with each other. No hard feelings ok? Just FYI.

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