President Donald Trump was mocked on Thursday after bragging that America is “way ahead in the battle with the coronavirus.”
The commander-in-chief pontificated on the outbreak on Thursday and praised Vice President Mike Pence.
“Do Nothing Democrats were busy wasting their time on the Impeachment Hoax, & anything they could do to make the Republican Party look bad, while I was busy calling early boarder (sic) & flight closings, putting us way ahead in our battle with the Coronavirus. Dems called it very wrong!” Trump tweeted.
Trump was quickly criticized for his bragging, here’s some of the criticism of his comments:
our president, a loser's idea of what winning looks like
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 28, 2020
And any medical professional, whistleblower, or scientist who speaks out about the coronavirus in a way that isn’t approved by Trump or Mike Pence gets severely punished. Not that it’s helping Trump anyway. The economy is taking a big hit and Trump’s presidency is on the ropes.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 28, 2020
Maybe in the future you could get a couple of Dr's to chime in instead of Dj's and Religious nut-jobs.
— Darryl Silver (@silveraa) February 28, 2020
— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@lesleyabravanel) February 28, 2020
Trump feels Democrats created #COVIDー19 to tank the stock market and weaken his re-election chances. This is not about you, it's not a partisan issue. This is a public health emergency and must be treated as such. The US got the best experts, listen to them.
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) February 28, 2020
Your administration cut CDC funding by 15% when you took office and dismantled all the pandemic response operations we set up for Ebola. Administration is a total farce. Smoke and mirrors worried about re-election, stock market and legal consequences; not safety of our nation
— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) February 28, 2020
We need leadership and transparency. You seem more interested in patting yourself on the back and hiding the truth from our country.
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) February 28, 2020
— Calvin Schneider (@realcalvinn) February 28, 2020
This is all you buddy. Oh and boarder??? It’s border.
— Shannon is in FIGHT MODE ✊ (@Katpa73) February 28, 2020
For someone who talks about the border endlessly, you’d think you’d know how to spell it by now
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 28, 2020
Gaslighting: psychological manipulation seeking to sow seeds of doubt, makes victims question their own memory, perception, and sanity. It uses persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying. It attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's belief. https://t.co/74JhrEWJ3i
— Navy Mom 🆘 Ignore Trump. Your life depends on it. (@USNavyMomPA) February 28, 2020
Does Trump think he closed the borders?
One of these situations where you’re left to wonder if this is dishonesty or confusion. https://t.co/VCtJHrHiSQ
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 28, 2020
Donald, the responsibility for keeping the country safe falls to you and your administration. So look: Closing the Mexico border (not boarder, you ignoramus) would have done nothing to stop the spread of this virus. If this is actually what you're thinking about, God help us all. https://t.co/EkoDw1Zcum
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 28, 2020
— WTFGOP? #BlueNoMatterWho (@DogginTrump) February 28, 2020
Trump suggests he’s open to calling Joe Biden and asking him for advice on coronavirus
On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that President Donald Trump is considering taking up former Vice President Joe Biden on his offer to set up a phone call and discuss the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Addressing a reporter’s question if Trump would be open to such a conversation, the president said during Wednesday’s press briefing that he would “absolutely” take Biden’s call if he were to ring him," wrote Hanna Trudo. "'I'd love to speak to him, sure,' said Trump, who, despite routinely mocking the presumptive Democratic nominee's mental acuity and tagging him, for months, as 'sleepy Joe,' said he's 'always found him to be a nice guy.'"
Holding the Wisconsin primary looks ‘absolutely foolish’ after DNC postpones Milwaukee convention
"The DNC is delaying a convention that was set to take place in Wisconsin in July. But the Democratic governor and Republican legislature there won't move—or cancel the in-person portion of—a primary that's happening there next Tuesday."
The Democratic National Convention scheduled for this July in Milwaukee has been pushed back to August due to public health concerns about the coronavirus outbreak even as Wisconsin is forging ahead with plans to have statewide elections—including party primaries—next week on April 7 despite concerns raised by public health officials and voting rights advocates.
Democrats move national convention to mid-August after Biden calls for delay over coronavirus concerns
The Democratic National Convention will not be held until the week of August 17, a delay made after former Vice President Joe Biden expressed concern about having a large group of people gathered to hold the nominating event amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July, early July,” Biden said Wednesday night, as The New York Times noted. “I think it’s going to have to move into August.”