President Donald Trump insisted on Twitter Wednesday morning that seniors will be safe to go out when states re-open for business. As usual, it’s a complete lie, and not without a little pity party for himself.
Some Republican governors are poised to re-open their states early despite the major risk of triggering a second deadly wave of the coronavirus. The virus has already killed over 45,000 Americans and has infected over 800,000. Both numbers are still climbing, yet many of the first businesses these governors are looking to re-open include gyms, salons, bowling alleys, tattoo parlors, and other shops that could facilitate the spread of the virus.
Seniors are especially vulnerable to the virus, yet Trump is trying to coax them to go out by insisting that it’s safe and that he cares about them.
States are safely coming back. Our Country is starting to OPEN FOR BUSINESS again. Special care is, and always will be, given to our beloved seniors (except me!). Their lives will be better than ever…WE LOVE YOU ALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
First, let’s point out that Trump made sure to add a little whine about not getting special care himself.
It’s incredibly narcissistic.
But if he truly loved seniors, he wouldn’t be trying to send them off to their deaths, which didn’t go over well at all with Twitter users.
you’re telling everyone to rush back into the house before the firemen have finished putting out the fire. and now when all the toilet-lickers get sick, we’re going to have to START OVER FROM SCRATCH with the social distancing and the ventilators and the dying. ACE JOB, HOMESLICE
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 22, 2020
There is nothing safe about opening tattoo parlors, nail salons, and bowling alleys during a pandemic. This will only get people killed. Fuck you and fuck those governors.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 22, 2020
States are NOT safely coming back. If you keep encouraging states to reopen, all deaths will be on you. We are at 45k and climbing.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) April 22, 2020
Your reckless actions will cost human lives.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) April 22, 2020
America is open for funeral business
— Paul van der Meer (@Paul_VanDerMeer) April 22, 2020
Weird that we don’t see you visiting any of these cities that are OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Almost like risking your life is for the poors
— Jaynie’s Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) April 22, 2020
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) April 22, 2020
Now is not the time to re-open the country no matter how desperate Trump and his allies are to do so. This virus is aggressive and easily spreads. Social distancing policies are working to flatten the curve, but they need more time to finish the job. All that work will be for nothing if Republicans go through with re-opening their states, and a worse calamity will take place as more infection and mortality rates skyrocket and the economy takes further hits.
If you want to stay alive, stay inside, and ignore Trump and Republicans.
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