China’s latest figures report that at least 170 people have lost their lives due to the deadly outbreak of Coronavirus and the Trump administration revealed today that it could not be happier. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross essentially argued that the Trump admin believes in trickle-down viral economics.
Appearing on Faux news this morning, Ross explicit stated that the coronavirus outbreak in China will assist to “accelerate the return of jobs to North America.” This is one of the craziest things anyone in the Trump admin has ever said and he may end up seriously eating his words because some experts say that an outbreak of coronavirus in the U.S. is very possible.
“Well, first of all, every American’s heart has to go out to the victims of the coronavirus. So, I don’t want to talk about a victory lap over a very unfortunate, very malignant disease. But the fact is, it does give businesses yet another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chain,” Ross said during an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.
“On top of all the other things, because you had SARS, you had the African Swine virus there, now you have this,” Ross continued. “It’s another risk factor that people need to take into account. So, I think it will help accelerate the return of jobs to North America, some to the U.S., probably some to Mexico as well.” You can confirm these inhumane comments in the footage below.
Secretary Wilbur Ross says coronavirus will be good for [checks notes] American jobs: "I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America." pic.twitter.com/Y4SbDIcTi4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 30, 2020
This is the same nutjob that said last year, that he didn’t understand why federal workers who hadn’t been paid for weeks because of the Trump government shutdown, would go to a food bank for help.
Even Donald Trump himself has said very little publicly about the virus. Ross should have just said “the more Chinese who die over there, the more jobs we get!” When Trump himself finally speaks more on the coronavirus, we expect he will support Ross’ statements because they sound like exactly something he would say.