President Donald Trump continued to lie about coronavirus and blame the Democrats and media for the growing panic and his administration’s failed response to the outbreak, insisting there is little risk to the American public.
Trump even quoted his Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, in the tweet he posted on Monday morning.
The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, “The risk is low to the average American.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
Trump literally just quoted someone who laughably claimed on national television Sunday that Trump is healthier than him.
But the lie that coronavirus poses little risk to the public is a complete sham. In just a week, the number of cases in the United States has soared past 500 and 22 have died. The United States has the highest mortality rate from the virus right now and it’s so contagious that even CPAC attendees contracted it prior to the event and may have spread it among others at the event, including to top Republicans and Trump himself.
Meanwhile, markets around the world are tanking, and the Dow Jones Futures dropped 1,000 points overnight and oil prices fell.
Not only does the outbreak threaten public health, but it’s also threatening our financial health as well.
Twitter users were not buying Trump’s bullsh*t.
On Saturday January 11th Chinese scientists posted genome of covid19. Within a week virologists in Berlin had produced the first diagnostic test for the disease. Why didn’t Donald Trump? Why didn’t we accept WHO test? This administration botched, denied this from beginning
— ♻️?? Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) March 9, 2020
mister president sir, what’s it like being the opposite of leadership? asking for 65 million friends
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) March 9, 2020
Futures down. #winning
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 9, 2020
People are dying and all you care about is the media, get over yourself for once in your life.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 9, 2020
Rather than complaining about how unfair the coronavirus and the media is to you and your administration, it would be far better to focus on ways to help the American people who are scared and to act presidential during a difficult time. In fact, there are many things you can do.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 9, 2020
This is an absolutely stupid fucking tweet. People should take precautions. The Coronavirus is deadly and has infected your supporters as well. This isn’t about politics. This just shows you don’t give a fuck about the American people.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 9, 2020
Sadly, it’s taken a deadly crisis like #coronavirus for many people in your party & your base to finally realize that we as a nation are stunningly LEADERLESS. And worse, that have an ignorant, incompetent, dangerous sociopath at the controls… #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) March 9, 2020
The Surgeon General is not the most reliable source: he spent most his interview praising Dear Leader’s health and stamina. Totally normal for an authoritarian regime where the government is blatantly lying to US.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) March 9, 2020
This same Surgeon General also said you were healthier than he is. So there’s that credibility gap.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) March 9, 2020
Dear Trump Supporters, We know you love this man. It’s as confounding as Stonehenge (Google it), perhaps even more. But whatever you do, for once, DO. NOT. LISTEN. TO. HIM. The #Coronavirus is real, it is dangerous and for him to tell you otherwise is a crime. #TrumpVirus
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) March 9, 2020
This recklessness should be enough for Senate Republicans to start calling for Trump to be ousted, which they had the chance to do once before already. They could have spared the United States this irresponsible response to a crisis, but they didn’t. And that means they deserve just as much blame for the coronavirus pandemic as Trump does. People need to take this virus seriously, but Trump supporters won’t and that makes it easier for the virus to spread.
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