Even though over 3,000 Americans have now been infected with coronavirus and a national emergency has been declared by President Donald Trump, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) encouraged people to go out to a restaurant or pub right now because there won’t be any crowds and you won’t have to wait as long.

During an appearance on the Fox Business show “Sunday Morning Futures,” Nunes told host Maria Bartiromo:

“What the American people need to understand is we need to stop panicking. There’s no shortage of food in this country. People don’t need to go to the store and fight over a bottle of water or toilet paper.”

Nunes added:

“We want you to buy food! There’s a lot of concerns with the economy here because people are scared to go out. But I will just say, one of the things you can do if you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant.”

Why should you go to a restaurant even though medical experts and the White House are urging us to all engage in what is known as “social distancing?” According to Congressman Nunes, because you can “get in easily.”

Don’t go to the grocery store, Nunes continued:

“Just don’t run to the grocery store and buy $4,000 of food! Go to your local pub.”


Uh, no. Don’t do that. Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top expert on infectious diseases, said Sunday on “Face the Nation”:

“Right now, myself personally, I wouldn’t go to a restaurant.”

Twitter also weighed in on Nunes and his absurd suggestion:

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