President Donald Trump continued to ignore the coronavirus death toll in America and the fact that our country has surpassed China as the nation with the most cases of the virus so that he could tout oil and gas industry profit instead and promise them more.
With over 85,000 cases and nearly 1,300 deaths, the United States is now the most infected nation in the world only weeks after Trump called the virus a “hoax” and claimed to have had it contained.
But instead of thinking about all the families who have tragically lost loved ones to a pandemic, Trump demonstrated that he cares more about profits and bragged about the oil and gas industry while vowing that they will make even more profit once he moves forward to re-opening the country by Easter against the advice of health officials.
Our great Oil & Gas industry is under under seige after having one of the best years in recorded history. It will get better than ever as soon as our Country starts up again. Vital that it does for our National Security!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2020
Trump’s tweet comes on the heels of a $500 billion bailout for industries, which oil and gas companies should not receive since they clearly have plenty of money already. It’s also another example of Trump not giving a damn about the American people, who are suffering and struggling to get by.
Twitter users certainly noticed.
hey guys I’m starting to realize that letting a failed game show host whose catchphrase was “you’re fired” run our country probably wasn’t a good idea
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) March 26, 2020
I’d like to hear more about the great PEOPLE of the country instead of the effing stock market, corporations and industries, please. #IdiotInChief
— we are in the scariest timeline (@ponerogenesis) March 26, 2020
If they had one of the best years on record, then they have the money on hand to endure this downturn.
We don’t need to bail out energy companies. Your ongoing failure to contain covid19 through aggressive testing is costing everyone dearly. This is on you.
— lawhawk (@lawhawk) March 26, 2020
Imagine putting profits before people.
But here we are.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) March 26, 2020
America is under siege with you continuing to squat in the White House. #TrumpVirusCatastrophe pic.twitter.com/HUQ926Wxva
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) March 26, 2020
Translation: Trump is more worried about the Oil and Gas industry than your lives.
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) March 26, 2020
Cares more about $$$$ than the people
— Steve West (@retrostevo) March 27, 2020
Well, if they just had one of their best years ever, they should have a pretty good sized savings account to tide them over. If not, they can just pull themselves up by their bootstraps. #irony
— MindyM16(@?) (@mindym16) March 27, 2020
82,000 Americans with Caronavirus, 1200 dead, Trump Tweets Oil & Gas.
— AlexPhD (@AlexPhD1) March 27, 2020
Trump’s lack of compassion is evident in this latest ill-advised tweet. The oil and gas industry is not what Trump should be worrying about right now. And bragging about profits during this crisis when Americans are going broke and will only be receiving crumbs from the stimulus is completely tone deaf and cruel.
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