Shocker: Donald Trump Told Reckless Lies About Coronavirus Today, While the CDC Issued Dire Warnings
Our horrifyingly bad president* is in India, mispronouncing names and boasting about himself, and today he gave a press conference and spewed a whole bunch of misinformation about the worsening coronavirus epidemic.
On coronavirus, Trump claims, without evidence, that “we are very close to a vaccine.” pic.twitter.com/WYpfIObAeB
Trump on coronavirus: “We’re really down to probably about 10 [cases].” (More than two dozen Americans had the illness as of yesterday.) pic.twitter.com/pZHkrG9FlT
Trump sycophant Larry Kudlow promptly got on TV to co-sign.
This isn’t just irresponsible — it’s reckless endangerment. Coming from the highest office in the US. Because, unfortunately for Trump, his cronies, and the rest of the civilized world, the Centers for Disease Control are saying the exact opposite.
The @CDCgov says Americans should prepare for the spread of #coronavirus https://t.co/iS8HoleDf0 “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen any more, but rather…of exactly when this will happen & how many people in this country will have severe illness”-@DrNancyM_CDC
Trump, of course, has a history of using disease to spread fear, misinformation and conspiracy theories, and to delegitimize government agencies.
Donald Trump on Ebola. Nobody should listen to anything this cretin says about coronavirus. https://t.co/zUifSe3Ffy
Trump also tried to delegitimize the Centers for Disease Control. Sound familiar?https://t.co/qzIdNWfEMY
Trump also said any medical personnel who got sick while treating Ebola-stricken patients should not be allowed to return to the US.https://t.co/UPg8VydUi8
He tweeted this disgusting stuff dozens of times. It was a preview of how bad it would be if he became president.
If the coronavirus continues spreading, Trump will now have the power to do very bad things. And he’s been gutting the agencies that could help.