In yet another callous statement choosing the economy and his re-election chances over American lives, President Donald Trump suggested that Americans must die for the sake of the nation being re-opened.
States that have already re-opened have already suffered spikes of coronavirus and more deaths as the pandemic continues on. Unfortunately, red states and Trump have rejected recommendations and warnings from health experts, resulting in the further spread of the virus even though social distancing and stay-at-home policies had been working to flatten the curve.
Trump is pushing to re-open the economy because he sees the economy as his best chance to get re-elected even though it was his recklessness that caused the current crisis and the economic crash in the first place.
During his trip to Arizona on Tuesday, Trump claimed that Americans are “warriors” who will have to risk and sacrifice their lives for the economy, even acknowledging that more deaths are going to follow as a result of this selfishness and incompetence.
“I’m viewing our great citizens of this country to a certain extent and to a large extent as warriors,” Trump said. “They’re warriors. We can’t keep our country closed. We have to open our country. It’s time to open it up. Will some people be badly affected? Yes. But we have to get our country open and get it open soon.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Trump on why businesses should reopen: “I’m viewing our great citizens of this country to a certain extent and to a large extent as warriors. They’re warriors. We can’t keep our country closed. We have to open our country … Will some people be badly affected? Yes.” pic.twitter.com/hNXws4bwtd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 5, 2020
No, it’s not time to re-open the country and we should not do it. The price is simply too high and the president should not be sacrificing American lives to improve his re-election chances. All he is doing is killing people who have a right to live and risking yet another economic downturn even worse than the one we are experiencing. He should be ashamed and the American people should rise up in strong opposition against this deadly cruelty before more people needlessly die.
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