Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who has been a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump on almost all of his policies, made it clear Tuesday that she doesn’t think the president should call for a precipitous end to the policy of social distancing too soon, as he has hinted he will do when the current 15-day period comes to an end next Monday, March 30.
On Twitter, Cheney noted that the U.S. economy and healthcare system will grid to a screeching halt if hospitals are overwhelmed with people who are sick with coronavirus:
There will be no normally functioning economy if our hospitals are overwhelmed and thousands of Americans of all ages, including our doctors and nurses, lay dying because we have failed to do what’s necessary to stop the virus. https://t.co/AchwfXtuLi
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 24, 2020
But from the reaction Cheney’s tweet received from the MAGA minions on social media, you’d have thought she’d just suggested that Trump be impeached again. Take a look at some of what the Trump faithful had to say:
The economy is a KEY FACTOR IN PUBLIC HEALTH!!!!! Isolate hotspots. Limit travel in/out (like NYC). Test, track, quarantine the positives. Mask the general public. At risk continue to self-quarantine and we help them.
Everyone else – GET BACK TO WORK!! Shutting entire
— Derby (@derbybbb) March 24, 2020
YEA OK ! ITS NOT EBOLA!!!!
EVERYONE BACK TO WORK!
— egio girl⭐⭐⭐ (@egiogirl) March 24, 2020
There is no functioning economy now. We just slammed 40% of our economy into a wall at 200mph, vast parts of the economy that are the most vulnerable. The personal devastation this will cause will dwarf this bug. But if we just save one…….right?
— Bull Admiral (@bull_admiral) March 24, 2020
60,000 +/- people die every year in USA from influenza , even more if you add other viruses. 20,000 died in 2009 from H1 . Nothing was closed .
We have the 15 day study window , when it’s over we open up.
— Gregory De MMXIX (@240aero1) March 24, 2020
1% (or less) death rate. Only 1 child in the whole WORLD has died because of it yet even GOP members like @Liz_Cheney are caught up in the hysteria. Amazing.
— Joe Rhode (@JoeRhode) March 24, 2020
No need to be alarmed, everyone. Dr. Donald has decided he can protect us all by making us go confront the virus face to face.
Here’s a better idea: Let Trump be the national guinea pig. Let him visit coronavirus patients in hospitals across the country without wearing any personal protective gear. Then we can talk about the rest of us venturing back out.
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