Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States are officially increasing at an exponential rate and we are now up to 566 cases across the country. The country is not prepared for the fact that this week will see an explosion of cases into the thousands and more deaths.
We are in trouble because not only is Donald Trump not dealing with this situation correctly, as seen in the post below that he made this morning where he attacked the media, but he cannot even take basic steps to protect himself from Coronavirus, as we will also see below.
“The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the Coronavirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, ?The risk is low to the average American,” Trump said. Never trust someone who says the risk is low when they came into extremely close contact with Coronavirus!
The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, ?The risk is low to the average American.?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
?I?m not concerned at all,? Trump said Saturday about coronavirus spreading right into the White House. Trump’s lackadaisical attitude towards this real and serious threat may become one of the biggest decisions he will ever regret. The fact is that Trump attended CPAC this year, where he shook hands with multiple people, who have been confirmed to have come into contact with someone at CPAC with Coronavirus.
Pretty sure there will be some of us who just won't have to wait to be tested for COVID-19
CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp reveals he had contact with coronavirus sufferer & went on to shake Trump's hand & also interacted with Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump, Jared Kushner, & Mark Meadows pic.twitter.com/DovVbLvhcE
— WhatWhyWhenHow?? (@Laughinginstead) March 9, 2020
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, confirmed that he physically interacted with the CPAC attendee who is confirmed to have Coronavirus. Schlapp went on stage with Trump on the final day of the conference and shook Trump’s hand.
Important Health Notification for CPAC 2020 participants and attendees. pic.twitter.com/NtahNO8st3
— ACU (@ACUConservative) March 7, 2020
Something to note too, is that hand washing only goes so far. These people shared the same microphones and in the images Trump was touching their clothes, and so on. If one person at CPAC had Coronavirus, the odds he did not spread it are low.
We now know there was at least one person at CPAC with coronavirus ?pic.twitter.com/Q1HVuXsJUE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 8, 2020
If Trump was taking this growing crisis more seriously, he would not have been shaking people’s hands. In truth, no one at that conference should have been shaking hands. This isn’t complicated or difficult to understand, but apparently it is for Trump. Oh well, he’s the one that shook hands with someone who also shook hands with an infected Coronavirus person.
In more evidence that no real precautions were taken at CPAC, GOP Senator Ted Cruz released a statement yesterday and said he is now in self-quarantine because he interacted with the CPAC attendee who has Coronavirus. He says he has no symptoms, but the fact that he has to do this proves that Trump and his family are at a much higher risk of getting Coronavirus than the “average American.”
Today I released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/XGXEa4ozcg
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 8, 2020