President Donald Trump attacked the media in a tweet that backfired on Wednesday when he pretty much admitted that his obsession with opening up the country for business is about the election.
This coronavirus pandemic is a serious health crisis. It has already infected over 65,000 Americans and the death toll has soared to nearly 1,000.
Nevertheless, Trump is still talking about reopening the country and “packing churches” on Easter Sunday even though we have not even seen the worst of this pandemic yet, which is only as bad as it is right now because Trump botched the response to it early on.
Yet, he is accusing the media of wanting the country shut down because he admits it’s hurting his re-election chances.
The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020
Twitter users buried him in shame and ridicule for thinking about his re-election instead of the public well-being.
We all want our lives to go back to normal. Hard working Americans want to go back to work. And we want a strong economy. But sending everyone back prematurely without sufficiently flattening the curve will flood hospitals and ICUs everywhere and lead to untold death and despair.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 25, 2020
This is pure madness. I can’t even wrap my head around this tweet.
But here we are.#TrumpMadness
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) March 25, 2020
Dangerous. Let’s not go from political polarization to pandemic polarization. Let’s not make life and death decisions based on who it helps win election. When you say “real people” want to return to work, you split us between those who follow medical experts and those who won’t.
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) March 25, 2020
“Real people” don’t want to get back to work.
Real people are getting sick, and Trump’s blind adoration for corporations is killing them.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) March 25, 2020
Trump should be charged with manslaughter if he misleads good Americans to ignore the warnings of Drs on the virus.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 25, 2020
3 in 4 American voters support a national quarantine.https://t.co/zkyxuMHV64
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) March 25, 2020
Shhhh. The grown ups are talking.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 25, 2020
He doesn’t care if we flatten the curve or if people get sick and die. He wants the stock market back up so he isn’t deprived of a talking point heading into the election. Any lives lost are just collateral damage. It’s really that simple.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 25, 2020
If things are so safe out there, then why aren’t you holding any rallies? pic.twitter.com/BfmNndFFeG
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) March 25, 2020
We get it. This is about your re-election. Not lives. This is a defining tweet
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) March 25, 2020
Only a deranged individual would think about themselves and their own power at a time like this. If anything, Trump once again demonstrated that he’s unfit to lead, especially since a real leader would be working their a** off to protect the American people instead of sitting on their a** tweeting.
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