President Trump addressed the press from the White House’s Rose Garden Friday afternoon, and was joined by the Administration’s Coronavirus taskforce. The president officially declared a national emergency on account of the pandemic:
President @realDonaldTrump from the Rose Garden: "I want you to know that your federal government will unleash every authority, resource, and tool at its disposal to safeguard the lives and health of our people." pic.twitter.com/0V958Voliv— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 13, 2020
Author Stephen King joined the Left in using Coronavirus as an avenue to criticize President Trump. King falsely claimed to his Twitter followers that President Trump’s Coronavirus taskforce is comprised exclusively of white men, ignoring Dr. Deborah Birx, who is at the center of the team combating the epidemic:
Note that Trump’s coronavirus team is all male, all old, and all white.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 13, 2020
Whoops, there’s a woman there! My bad.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 13, 2020
Quite the parade of white men in ties, eh? the lady with the shawl looks so great compared to the rest of those bozos.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 13, 2020
Apart from the blatant use of identity politics, which is a favorite strategy for the Left, this juvenile attack is hyper partisan rhetoric at its worst.
Well this is completely irrelevant and ridiculous during a pandemic but it's also very wrong. U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Dr. Deborah Birx and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verna are on the team. They both spoke today https://t.co/zd4XQBBBMR— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 13, 2020
Although the mainstream media has amplified the severity of Coronavirus, we are still experiencing a pandemic. Everyone should be standing with President Trump and his taskforce, rather than using a global health epidemic that puts American lives at risk, to attack a president with whom some disagree with.