Chuckleberry’s Joke Goes Viral

From THE HUFFINGTON POST:

Zika virus is no laughing matter ― unless, apparently, you’re Mike Huckabee warming up the crowd at a Donald Trump rally.

The former Arkansas governor and failed Republican presidential candidate mocked concerns over the devastating virus so he could take a potshot at Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, during a Wednesday evening rally for Trump in Sunrise, Florida.

“I’m a lot more afraid of a Hillary Clinton presidency than I am of getting a mosquito bite in South Florida,” Huckabee said.

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Huckabee’s dismissive attitude toward the virus is not shared by women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. One day earlier, a Texas infant died in the state’s first Zika-related death.

The virus poses several life-altering threats to newborns if pregnant mothers contract the virus. Microcephaly, a birth defect that causes smaller-than-average head size, and can even yield brain damage and lifelong learning and mental disabilities for the child, is the most well-known.

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At previous campaign events in Florida, Trump has remained silent on the issue, even as Florida lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have sounded the alarm for Congress to act quickly and pass funding to fight the virus.

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Leading into Wednesday’s rally, Trump had yet to meaningfully address the threat of Zika or how he thinks the federal government, which is responsible for coordinating funding and research efforts to fight the virus, should respond.

Clinton earlier this year released a plan to address the virus.

Trumpelthinskin said only he can solve the Zika problem, but we know his hands are way too tiny to swat the mosquitoes.

 

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7 responses to “Chuckleberry’s Joke Goes Viral

  1. Good one nonnie! For Trump the waters are getting deeper and darker by the day…

  2. Oh Nonnie . . . I can hardly breathe these days thinking of that horrid creature ruling our nation. Another blogger just got back from vacationing in Germany and everywhere she went, the Germans accosted her (unsolicited), and told her in no uncertain terms what a disgusting person they thought Trump was and didn’t Americans realize that they had produced a leader like this before and it didn’t have a good ending? Sigh!

    • Hello my dear Eleanor! ❤

      I know you are not supposed to say that you hate anyone, but I hate Trumpelthinskin and his whole damned entitled family. I have to leave and go up to my sister's house, but I saw an article and had to share it with you. That blogger is not alone. I saw a woman being interviewed on TV the other day, and she said that she was overseas, and she told people she was Canadian, because she was tired of them asking what is wrong with Americans. Trumpelthinskin’s hats should say “Make America a Laughingstock Again.” It would be like Chimpy 2.0 but much worse. Instead of Deadeye Dick Cheney, we would have gay- and women-hating Pence running the show.

      The sight of the idiots in the audience of the Trumpelthinskin rallies is horrifying, as are his surrogates who appear on TV to defend him. I include in that Eddie Muns….I mean, Paul Ryan, Yerlte McConnell and Capt. Underpants McCain. They should be ashamed of themselves. I hate comparisons to Hitler and the Nazis, and I won’t go that far, but the mindset of the ends justifies the means and using hate and bigotry to win an election sure have the same aroma of what was going on in pre-WWII Europe. Scares the living shit outta me.

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