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Trump, masks and the two pictures

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by driewerf, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. driewerf

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    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1309318790082187267
    Below are two pictures from a Donald Trump tweet itself, so not from the Fake News Trump Haters.
    These are pictures from a rally in Florida
    Picture 1, the president and the crowd behind him. This part will be most visible; a lot of masks.
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    Picture 2
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    This picture is taken from behind the president and we see the bigger part of the crowd in the face. I counted 6 people wearing a mask (and 1 more with a mask on the chin, so useless).
    Is this a coincidence? Or does Trump's team force the people most visible to wear a mask, but doesn't care about the others?
    If anything, this shows how staged these events are, and that Trump indeed doesn't care about the health and safety of his supporters.

    Link to the tweet:
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1309318790082187267
     
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  2. Diciple

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    Glad to see you are pointing out this as I will never forget that rally. It shows clearly that he DOES NOT CARE. As President of the most powerful country in the world he above all people should be setting an example. There is supposed to be a limit of maybe 50 people separated by a distance of 2 metres. WHAT A STRANGE MESSAGE HE IS SENDING OUT.
     
  3. Goonie

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    All those maskless people Infront of him, if they collectively cough does that constitute an attempt on the president's life? Where is the secret service?
     
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  4. Fantine

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    The people themselves don't care about their health. True, they are misled and manipulated, but they share in the blame.
     
  5. driewerf

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    What shocked me the most is the difference between the two pictures. The fact that the crowd behind (so the part that will be most visible) Trump is massively wearing masks, while the crowd in front of him (less visible or from the back) isn't wearing masks. This shows that the Trump team knows what is right (or at least socially expected), i.e. wearing a mask when in a crowd, but doesn't care about the vast majority of the people.
     
  6. Tom 1

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    Hunter Biden had a well paid job and is a bit of a playboy, ergo nothing Trump does can ever be wrong.
     
  7. Pommer

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    Plus...how many of the people pictured behind the President brought their own MAGA mask?

    While I do not know, I would say that these were handed out to them by the campaign and had to be worn if they desired the seats that they had.
    Shame they didn’t bring enough for everybody!
     
  8. driewerf

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    The message he is sending out?
    • it's a Chinese flu
    • it's a Democratic hoax
    • it's fake news
    • testing causes cases
    • it will disappear in April
    • it's no worse than a flew
    • you look bad with a mask
    • the Fake News Media is just reporting it because they hate Trump
    • There will be a vaccine before the election
    • Inject bleach
     
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  9. KCfromNC

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    LIBERATE <insert state enacting responsible public heath policies during a global pandemic>
     
  10. FireDragon76

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    The people behind Trump are likely paid, coached actors meant to create an image or perception. I learned this from watching a recent PBS Frontline. It comes straight out of marketting agencies.
     
  11. FireDragon76

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    From the Heritage Foundation school of logic...
     
  12. KCfromNC

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    Or as I like to say - it is wrong to take advantage of your dad's name to get ahead in life. Donald Trump Jr says so, it must be true.
     
  13. trunks2k

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    No reason to pay. There's a large enough pool of people that they can just be really selective from the regular attendees and tell them what to do.
     
  14. grasping the after wind

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    So is the theory here is that Trump tweeted out those two pictures to prove how awful he is in manipulating the way people see his rallies? Is he trying to sabotage his own PR moves then?
     
  15. Goonie

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    Or members of his team are giving thought to PR whilst Donald doesn't give a......
     
  16. grasping the after wind

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    Which would mean that Trump was not being dishonest or manipulative and therefore is not the uncaring beast that the OP has claimed he is.
     
  17. driewerf

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    No. Trump tweeted a tweet with four pictures, including these two. Probably (though I can't read his mind), to show how great the attendance was, what a great rally it was etc.
    It was I who was struck by the difference in mask wearing visible in the two pictures.
     
  18. driewerf

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    Trump team should have handed masks to all attendees, not the just the once that will be most visible. Since this didn't happen, they care more about the P.R. of caring, than about health and safety of the crowd.
     
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  19. MIDutch

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    If he is as CARING as you think he is, he would have OVERRULED his dishonest and manipulative and UNcaring PR/event team, and insured that ALL of the attendees were properly protected, not just the ones visible to the TV cameras.
     
  20. FireDragon76

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    Why is the default assumption that he isn't?

    Trump is a narcissist. His own family has said as much.
     
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