Democrats have played politics with the coronavirus, blaming President Donald Trump for the outbreak. It seems like no matter what he does or does not do, the Democrats are unhappy with him. At the beginning of the month, he halted all travel from China. Democrats were outraged by that. He tried to keep the American people calm and the Democrats accused him of not taking the threat seriously. Trump closed the southern border and the move is deemed "racist."
Now they're saying Trump referred to the coronavirus as a "hoax" during in South Carolina rally, even though that's not what he said.
If you are pushing the narrative that Trump called coronavirus a “hoax,” you’re lying.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 29, 2020
It’s pretty obvious what he’s saying here. pic.twitter.com/RlSoJ8ZSb8
The lefties unhinged takes keep coming every single day, adding to Americans' already high anxiety.
Trump should be impeached and removed for his pathetic failed response to the coronavirus. I know it won’t happen, but it has to be said.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 29, 2020
Trump is trying to weaponize Coronavirus against immigration, blaming what he calls “the Democrat policy of open borders” for the “direct threat to the health and well-being of all Americans.”— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 29, 2020
That’s INSANE. His demagoguery is now a clear and present threat to every one of us.
The new hoax (the one that falsely claims Trump called Coronavirus a hoax) seems to mostly infect artists, especially writers. I haven't yet seen an engineer, scientist, or lawyer get infected. #Hoax8— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 29, 2020
????This is a HUGE problem. Our hospitals are woefully under-prepared for the #CoronavirusOutbreak. If hospitals aren’t properly staffed, then who’s left to treat all of the #coronavirus patients??????— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) February 29, 2020
We experts saw this coming. The Trump Administration is failing, BIGLY.#COVID19 https://t.co/sKsH9cXy0w
Trump last night: coronavirus is a hoax; and his supporters should dishonestly vote in the Democratic primary for his weakest opponent, Sanders. Trump is dangerous to our public health and our civic health. South Carolinians: Please select a Democratic nominee who can defeat him.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 29, 2020
But the real kicker? Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg decided to attack Trump on the issue.
"This week, the stock market has plunged, partly out of fear and also because investors have no confidence that the president is capable of managing the crisis," Bloomberg said during a rally. "We know that this is a crisis, but the question is how we respond and is there somebody leading us that has the experience and the drive and the guts to go tell people the truth and inform them how they should get through this."
Bloomberg's campaign manager, Kevin Sheekey, spoke with Fox News' Dana Perino about the 2020 Democrat's position, specifically on the coronavirus.
"Let's talk about Mike Bloomberg for a minute. The best school of public health in the country, perhaps the world, is in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He did, as you know, ran America's largest city through other issues and worries and pandemics and he's obviously someone who understands the markets," Sheekey said. "We have a huge problem in front of us. We have only 400 kits to test people in California, the state that has 40 million people."
"The flu alone kills about 70,000 people a year in this country, and from what I've heard from experts, is perhaps that coronavirus kills as few as 300, perhaps it kills as many as 300,000. There is a real worry that we actually prepare ourselves, that the country is prepared, that we can test cases when they occur, that we can isolate people when needed, as they have in China," Sheekey explained. "I don't think it's an issue at all to raise real concerns about whether or not the country is prepared and, more than that, a leader who can lead that preparedness."
Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey says his candidate is right to attack President Donald Trump over the Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/rSbEcczb60— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 29, 2020
What do Democrats expect Trump to do? He can't magically create test kits out of thin air. He can't snap his fingers and invent a vaccine for the disease. These things take time. All he can do is put in place restrictions to prevent the disease from spreading, get the ball rolling on vaccine research and press companies to develop test kits. We had test kits but they contained a faulty reagent.