T. administration appealing to countries around the world to help us

chipotle

"The administration is making these private appeals as Trump is striking a starkly different note in public. At Tuesday's daily coronavirus briefing from the White House, not long after he had called the South Korean leader, the President veered into campaign-style rhetoric, declaring that, "America will never be a supplicant nation."

"We should never be reliant on a foreign country for the means of our own survival," Trump said. "Marshaling our economic strength is a key feature of defeating the virus, producing the material, supplies and equipment that we need. And they're doing a really fantastic job," Trump said, appearing to praise private sector companies."


https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/us-global-appeal-corona-supplies/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2020-03-25T18%3A20%3A05

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Ziemia(6a)

Wow! If true.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Thank you, Taiwan!

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mr1010

Many countries he has offended will tell him to stuff it.

Maybe he'll finally learn this is why you don't burn bridges.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

mr1010 if he didn’t learn that before age 23 like most of the rest of us, he never will.

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dandyfopp

He isn't going to learn a thing.

He can't.

Even if he falls ill- lashing out is all you are going to get.

It is simple and true. He is a monster.

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Nana H

He will never be humble and publicly thankful.

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ubro(2a)

Well, I would not deny help to any country if we can, the problem is that many of us equipped to help don't have much to spare.

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adoptedbyhounds

I'm delighted we won't remain reliant on China for medication, ingredients and devices. We don't want to be in that position when the next medical crisis arrives.

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Cindy Outter

Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma donates million masks, 500K coronavirus testing kits to US

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce colossus Alibaba, announced that the first shipment of his donated face masks and coronavirus testing kits was en route to the US.

“The first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US is taking off from Shanghai. All the best to our friends in America,” Ma said on Twitter in his first message on the social media platform.

His Ma Foundation earlier said 500,000 testing kits and 1 million face masks would be donated to the US, CNN reported.

“Drawing from my own country’s experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus,” Ma said in a statement. “We hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic!”

As of March 2, Ma has donated a million masks to Japan and had been trying to ship another million to Iran as of March 6, according to his Weibo posts.

He later wrote that 1.8 million masks and 100,000 testing kits would be sent to Europe, including to Italy and Spain, two countries that have been especially hard hit by the virus.

Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma donates million masks, 500K coronavirus testing kits to US

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mr1010

wink, wink. what I said was in jest.

The nerve to go groveling. He has singlehandedly ruined the US reputation among other world leaders. Others will rejoice at our tragedy that's coming up.

Sadly, we will all pay for his stupidity and narcissism.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

“Others will rejoice at our tragedy that's coming up.”

I hope you underestimate the honour of (most of) the rest of the world.

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dandyfopp

Good thing we don't need any of this stuff.



The Pharma Letter, an online news site covering the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, offered some stark numbers on U.S. dependence on Chinese producers.

China, the newsletter reported Tuesday, “accounted for 95% of U.S. imports of ibuprofen, 91% of U.S. imports of hydrocortisone, 70% of U.S. imports of acetaminophen, 40% to 45% of U.S. imports of penicillin and 40% of U.S. imports of heparin, according to Commerce Department data. In all, 80% of the US supply of antibiotics are made” in China.


“...Right now, we have virtually no capacity in the United States to make even basic drugs for treating coronavirus, or antibiotics for infections that may come with it, including bronchitis or pneumonia,” Ms. Gibson, a senior advisor with the Hastings Center bioethics research institute, told The Washington Times on Tuesday.

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bfox254

He's despicable. Asking for help is not my issue, clearly we need it. Spouting BS to the public about having it under control while begging other countries behind the scenes is what I despise. Thank god for freedom of the press. Makes me wonder what else we don't know...yet.

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Annie Deighnaugh

He's a total henny penny...never wants to help anyone else, it's all America first...but now that America is in need, largely due to his ineffective leadership, he want's all these other allies, who he's pushed aside, hung up on, criticized, cut off trade deals, etc...now he wants their help. Disgusting.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Right now, we have virtually no capacity in the United States to make even basic drugs for treating coronavirus, or antibiotics for infections that may come with it, including bronchitis or pneumonia . . .

because profits are higher when drugs are made in China.

Thank you, corporate America!

Thanks also go to numerous cowardly administrations.


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bfox254

Does anyone think he ever heard the word "supplicant" before someone stuck it in his speech? : ) Probably still doesn't know what it means.

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adoptedbyhounds

"because profits are higher when drugs are made in China."

Yep. We're not going to let that prevent us from restoring our own capacity to make drugs in the United States. Go Trump!

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Nana H

...and how exactly is he going to make that happen? Tarriffs? We've seen how well that worked, just ask the steel industry.

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elvis

“Drawing from my own country’s experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus,” Ma said in a statement. “We hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic!”

As of March 2, Ma has donated a million masks to Japan and had been trying to ship another million to Iran as of March 6, according to his Weibo posts.

He later wrote that 1.8 million masks and 100,000 testing kits would be sent to Europe, including to Italy and Spain, two countries that have been especially hard hit by the virus.

Wonderful, Mr. Ma. The world thanks you. It's heartwarming to hear stories of generosity, and good to see the softer side of POTUS. There's no shame is asking for help. The US has been giving it out for a very long time.

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