Friday, February 28, 2020

The Real Victims of the Coronavirus

On Monday, Rush Limbaugh accused the media of misleading the public about the coronavirus.  “It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump….Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus…I’m dead right on this.  The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.”  He went on throughout the week: “They’re (the media) gonna use anything they can to get Trump because that’s what they are obsessing…They don’t care about the public health aspect of this, most of them….what they are caring about is how this can be used to damage Donald Trump…”

This morning, Donald Trump Jr. said on Fox & Friends:  “”Anything that they (Democrats) can use to try to hurt Trump, they will…But for them to try to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they could end Donald Trump’s streak of winning is a new level of sickness.”

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney blamed the media today for exaggerating the risk of the coronavirus because “they think this will bring down the president, that’s what all of this is about….The reason you’re seeing so much attention to it today is that they think this is going to be the thing that brings down the president.”

Also today, some Republicans and Democrats walked out of a meeting when  Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) blasted the administration as “disorganized and lacking urgency in combating the coronavirus.”

The President, himself, in a tweet early this morning accused congressional Democrats of unfairly blaming the coronavirus threat to Americans on his administration.

Enough is enough!  The real victims of the coronavirus are those around the globe who have it, those who will get it, and those who will die from of it.  Let’s get our priorities straight and recognize the real victims.

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