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Trump Accused of Negligent Homicide

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What else do you call a gross act of negligence that results in the deaths of others?  Even up to 200,000 deaths?

"Bob, I always wanted to downplay it.  I still want to downplay it."

Later Trump claimed to have "up-played it in action" and "downplayed" it in speech.  He put a ban from China, but it was porous and the virus got to the US anyhow, also it arrived in the US from Europe.  So what always mattered was Trump's choice of action AFTER the virus was already here.  That is where he "choked."  His constant downplaying caused people to not wear masks nor practice any social distancing.

"During the town hall, Mr. Trump also repeated his claim that the virus will simply "disappear." The president claimed the population will develop a "herd mentality," seemingly referencing the concept of herd immunity." 

"And you'll develop, you'll develop herd — like a herd mentality. It's going to be — it's going to be herd developed and that's going to happen, that will all happen," the president said [ herd immunity in the US would require the deaths of 2 to 6 million Americans] 

"Mr. Trump has repeatedly given optimistic assessments of the pandemic's trajectory, including predicting in February, when there were only 15 confirmed cases in the U.S., that the number of cases in the country would go down to zero "within a couple of days."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-town-hall-coronavirus-played-up-bob-woodword/

 

 

 

"The distinction between recklessness and criminal negligence lies in the presence or absence of foresight as to the prohibited consequences. Recklessness is usually described as a "malfeasance" where the defendant knowingly exposes another to the risk of injury. The fault lies in being willing to run the risk. But criminal negligence is a "misfeasance" or "nonfeasance" (see omission), where the fault lies in the failure to foresee and so allow otherwise avoidable dangers to manifest. In some cases this failure can rise to the level of willful blindness, where the individual intentionally avoids adverting to the reality of a situation."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_negligence

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Who made the accusation?

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It says "one doctor told CNN that the president could be guilty of negligent homicide."

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I don't see what the problem is.
D Trump was right.

Large portions of the American population HAVE developed 'herd mentality'. :(

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"...the three elements, in general, that make up the crime of manslaughter. First, is a person “acting in a grossly negligent way when having a duty to act,”

 “Trump had a duty to act as President and violated that by knowingly failing to warn the public about the known threats of the virus.” 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/could-trump-be-charged-with-manslaughter-over-covid

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Thank God he didn't actually go out and kiss all the people in his audience in Florida, like he threatened to do.

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