Trump said the 1918 Spanish flu 'probably ended' World War II, which did not begin until 21 years af

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  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    Trump said the 1918 Spanish flu 'probably ended' World War II, which did not begin until 21 years after that pandemic

    But Biden is the one with cognitive disabilities?

    • During an eventful press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump incorrectly claimed that in 1917 the Spanish flu "probably ended the Second World War."
    • World War II began more than two decades after the pandemic.
    • The president probably meant to refer to World War I, the final months of which overlapped with the deadly spread of the flu, which also began in the summer of 1918, not 1917.
    • The deployment of troops during World War I most likely contributed to the spread of the 1918 flu because of crowded conditions and intercontinental movement, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • Trump also said during the press conference that the Spanish flu, which he described as the "Great Pandemic," killed 50 million to 100 million people.
    • The 1918 pandemic, which was caused by an H1N1 virus, infected as many as 500 million people worldwide, and it killed at least 50 million people, according to the CDC.
    • Comparisons have been drawn between the deadly 1918 pandemic and COVID-19 pandemic because of new new virus' rapid and deadly spread.
    • The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has said there were lessons from the handling of the Spanish flu that could be applied to the national and global coronavirus response.
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  2. JoeNation
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    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    The man is either mentally gone or is the stupidest person on earth...or both. There are no other possibilities.
     
  3. Recusant
    Spaced

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    He's still mentally there and he's not stupid, for most definitions of stupid. He's not particularly intelligent though, and he simply does not care about things that as far as he can tell don't directly benefit or harm Donald J. Trump.

    The evidence indicates that he has never cared about such things. It seems obvious that knowing about and understanding history is a waste of time as far as he's concerned. You can't blame him--history didn't help him get through the perils of his personal Vietnam, nor through bankrupting multiple casinos despite being bailed out by his father. What did history ever do for Donald J. Trump?
     
  4. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

  5. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

  6. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    At least he can now be satisfied that his bust is on a mountain.... Or wait.... I mean mountain on a bust... No wait..... Ahhhh never mind.
     
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  7. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Damn funny. Can I use that? :D
     
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  8. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    Absolutely.
     

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